We stayed here for 4 nights at the very end of September/beginning of October. This is the low season for the area. It's after summer but before the ski season starts. The weather is variable. Our visit started with blue skies and temperatures in the 60sF. But on the last day, it snowed briefly at the hotel. Since it was low season, very few of the rooms were booked so it was as if we had the whole place to ourselves. The owners were extremely helpful with all our questions. They picked us up at the train station and also brought us back at the end of the visit. They gave us recommendations on restaurants (even though they provided meals at the hotel). The room was excellent with a balcony with views of the Eiger and Mettenberg. Breakfast was very good although I had to specifically request a boiled egg each morning. We had dinner at the hotel twice and the food was excellent. The prices were high for dinner (by American standards) but very comparable to all the other meals we had in Switzerland. The location of the hotel was quite convenient. There is a bus stop right across the street and it's an easy walk to the First and Pfingstegg cable cars or to walk down town to the shops and train station.
There is a coin operated washer and dryer on the premises as well as a billiards table (for a fee) and a lovely living room with fireplace to sit and relax. Wireless internet is free but only works if you are downstairs in the living room or TV room. There is also a sauna (which we did not use).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over 115 years old, the traditional family-run Hotel Gletschergarten in Grindelwald offers you panoramic mountain views, free WiFi and a free internet terminal. In good snow conditions, a ski run leads almost to the hotel. Breakfast is served every morning. After a day outside you can relax at the fireplace in the lounge. Half board, including a 4-course dinner, is available on request. A free pick-up service from the railway or bus station is offered. The Grindelwald First Cable Car Station is reachable within just a few minutes' walk, and the bus stop is just 20 metres away from the Gletschergarten Hotel. Further free time activities can be organised by the help of the staff. The hotel also has a new renovated wellness area with sauna and steam bath. You enjoy free access to the sports centre of Grindelwald, which features an indoor pool and an ice skating rink. Various tickets and ski passes can be bought at the regular rates from the reception. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gletschergarten Hotel Grindelwald