We returned to the Derby in March for a ski trip, having visited 2 years earlier & it's as good as ever. We were given a free room upgrade to a south facing (224) which was lovely with a view of the Eiger & very much appreciated. The room was absolutely fine with a lovely bathroom. Very, very minor niggles were that the shower always flooded the floor and it could do with having some coat hooks on the wall to hang our ski jackets/pants but that is all. Plenty of wardrobe space, a safe & a well stocked mini bar were also in the room.
The restaurant food & staff were superb. As we were skiing every day we appreciated the addition of the hot food at breakfast & dinner was a 5 course feast every night - just too much for us though.
We used the bar most evenings before dinner whilst meeting up with fellow travellers from the Ski Club of GB but I'll be honest the bar is a little on the quiet side at most times. It's a shame the hotel don't do more to promote the bar area & we often walked after dinner to the Avocado bar in the town which was much better on the inside than it looks from the outside!
Many thanks once again for the chocolate & the cheese & we look forward to visiting again in a couple of years time.
- 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