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Derby Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Dorfstrasse 75, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
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Ranked #12 of 39 hotels in Grindelwald
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Linlithgow
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 2nd visit to this characterful & conveniently located hotel. Despite a change of ownership in April 2013 (now managed by the Baum-Zieglers), the hotel has retained its friendly atmosphere and attention to detail. The staff are attentive, pleasant and efficient. We were fortunate to be upgraded to a renovated room which was spacious and had a lovely... More

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March, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed at the Derby for many years, this year was slightly different in that the hotel had been sold by the family who had owned it for many, many years and a new management team was in situ. There was no need to worry, any changes had been implemented sympathetically, the staff were the same (a few new faces... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We went to the hotel for a week over New Year, as a family holiday and also as a first skiing trip for myself and my two teenage daughters. We went half-board through Thompson. The rooms are well appointed, as did not have a bath and looking at the layout of the hotel I am thinking that there were no... More

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Derby3818, Manager at Derby Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Richard L, We thank you very much for having taken the time to write such a detailed review. We are delighted to see that you and your familily spent a good time in Grindelwald and also in our hotel. It is not self-evident at all that someone is putting so much effort in writing about his experience like you... More

Zürich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Great, central location in the middle of town. You have a choice of looking at the Eiger or looking over the railway station but due to the mountain location, if you have to have a railway-side room there really isn't much if any noise to wake you up or stop you from going to sleep. Breakfast was average-to-good, but travelling... More

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Derby3818, Manager at Derby Hotel, responded to this review

Dear AI S, We would like to thank you for having taken the time to write a review about your stay with us. Every comment helps to give an overview about the services in our hotel and gives us the opportunity to improve in order to correspond more to the requirements of our guests. Especially your annotations about our restaurants... More

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Super 4 day break. Traveled with two teenage sons who had the room next door to us. We had room 423 and 425 - excellent views from 425 as had a side view as well as front view. Bathroom great with very powerful shower - good to iron out the aches from a day on the slopes. Excellent selection for... More

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Derby3818, Manager at Derby Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for having taken the time to give a short comment about your stay with us. We are very pleased that you and your family enjoyed the time you had in Grindelwald and we hope to see you again soon! Thank you for your review! More

Wanaka
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

It might sound odd to book a hotel that is on the station platform, but it works. There's no noise from the station and it is the hub for going up the mountains. Good rooms and helpful, though not overly friendly, staff. Of course this is Grindelwald, so don't look for value, but compared to the couple of hundred pounds... More

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Glasgow
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11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Arriving late at night, it was superb to find access to our hotel directly on station platform. We were greeted warmly at reception & check in was done without fuss. Our room was upgraded at no extra cost, which was rather pleasant. A comfortable room with all the facilities we required. Breakfast in the morning was self service, apart from... More

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Winnipeg
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

We were happy with our stay at Hotel Derby and would recommend this hotel. It is close to the tracks but you probably will not be bothered by the trains unless you leave the window open. This may be an issue if your room is too hot as the hotel doesn't have AC. We had a corner room with a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

What can I say, this place is fantastic, OK so its still in the seventies but that's not a problem, its clean very friendly and efficient. The food is great and plenty of it, 5 course meal always varied and that will change anything you don't like. The best views are at the back of the hotel as it looks... More

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Kincardine, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

If you are visiting Grindelwald, Switzerland and are searching for a place to stay, consider the Hotel Grindelwald. The location is the best...adjacent to the train station and at the foot of the main street. Their restaurant menu is excellent and their inclusive breakfast was the best of our travels around this country. They hosted a hospitality evening with snacks... More

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Also Known As:
Derby Hotel Grindelwald
Address: Dorfstrasse 75, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Business Hotel in Grindelwald
#7 Family Hotel in Grindelwald
#12 Romantic Hotel in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Derby Hotel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Derby Hotel in Grindelwald is a traditional superior hotel in an incomparably centrally location and home of familial hospitality. Situated direct at the train station the hotel Derby offers the ideally departure point for all kinds of summer- and winter sports, as well as an excursion to the legendary Jungfraujoch. Our 69 comfortable furnished rooms provide the right atmosphere to relax. After an eventful day outside in the fresh alp air you are welcome to relax in our sauna or solarium which are both free of charge or use the indoor swimming pool at the sports center in 300m walking distance, where you get free admission with your guest card. The delicate Bernese cuisine can be enjoyed in our à la carte restaurant Föhrenstube. During the winter season our cozy cellar restaurant "Cava" invites you as well to taste a Fondue or Raclette in rustic ambience. ... more   less 
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