We walked around quite a few of the hotels in the centre of town (ie by the train station). We found the Derby to be nicest, for around the same price point.
Unfortunately, it seems none of the hotels in Grendelwald are cheap. Infact, all of them were expensive for what you get.
The rooms are okay (nothing flash), the view is great (assuming you face the Eiger), and the staff are certainly pleasant. The breakfast was really good. An ample size buffet and there is (although very limited) onsite parking.
The hotel is right on the trainstation (literally, on the platform), so you couldn't be more conveniently located. You'd think you'd hear the trains arriving, but we never did.
The Derby is a 3-star hotel, with the only negative being that it's expensive (but no more expensive than any of the other equivalent hotels we looked at).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The very walls that greet you as you approach the Hotel Derby are steeped in history. The "Hotel de la Gare" was built here by the legendary Captain Gsteiger at the end of the 19th century. The same underlying principle applied then as it does now: we want to offer our guests a holiday that will long remain with them as a happy memory. Just travelling to the Derby is a pleasure in itself. The journey by rail could hardly be easier. We are passionate about hospitality and welcome you with a very special combination of attention to details and unobtrusive service. Stylish rooms and suites offer you plenty of space to unwind, relax and take in the splendid Mountain View. All rooms offer view to the surrounding mountains and are equipped with shower or bath/toilet, satellite TV, minibar and safe. The junior suites additionally provide a separate sitting corner. Most of the rooms have a balcony. In total 4 restaurants are at your choice. Either for an elegant dining experience, a tasteful 5-course-menu, a hearty Swiss dish or one of the various fondue specialities, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to advise you and to complete your stay by an attentive service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Derby Hotel Grindelwald