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Hotel Lauberhorn
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Obere Gletscherstrasse 41 | info@hotel-lauberhorn.ch, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #20 of 40 Hotels in Grindelwald
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Massapequa Park, New York
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Buyer Beware”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed in the Hotel Lauberhorn and enjoyed the breakfast. Upon asking for suggestions on where to hike, the proprietors, were extremely rude and not helpful. Overall, they seem to be arrogant. Be careful when booking with this hotel, as we were not aware that we had a room without a TV. It does not state that on the website. Also, we got charged 5 Swiss Francs for using our credit card which is also not disclosed on their website. The walls in the hotel rooms are also very thin so you can hear everyone around you. Other than that, the view is absolutely breathtaking.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you want a perfect base for exploring the Jungfrau region then this is stunning. Connie and Benni are excellent hosts who know everything there is to know about exploring and organising your day. Went paragliding with Beni up at First, just awesome and Beni is one of the most laid back guys you will ever meet. We stayed in the blue room, excellent views of the Eiger from the bedroom and surprisingly the toilet, you need to be in a very open relationship with windows in the en suit. Breakfasts were awesome and kept you going for the days activities. Just kept pinching ourselves that we had three nights in this majestic place. Top highlight in our Swiss holiday.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

It was a very nice and clean hotel, room size is not small, it was OK. The view from the balcony was magnificent, the breakfast was very good. Pay attention that the reception is open about 8 hours only during the night.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The good:
The place is very clean , recently renovated and all facilities are in excellent shape.
Breakfast is great, with good chose of cheese , tea, jams, yogurt and freshly baked bread.
The room we were at (eiger balcony) was spacious and nice.
The staff is helpful whenever asked.
The bad:
The location is 25 min uphill from city center - there is a free local bus that ends at 6.30 pm so if you want to have dinner after or you are not in the timeline of the bus you need to walk.
The Shower located in the room on 20 cm step. - very dangerous to go out from :) seriously.
The bed is squiking and noisy

over all - good stay for bike riders and young people (or you have a car)

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Solid hotel, good deal. No frills, good quality for the price paid. Small, quaint place run independently which I favor over chains or large busy hotels especially in a beautiful place like Grindelwald in one of the most beautiful areas I've visited. Beautiful location with a balcony (ask for a view facing Mt. Eiger!). Downside were the very thin walls as I could literally hear people talking and moving around in their beds next door and upstairs (!) and the sound of road in front of hotel. I'd give it 3.5 stars if that were an option but will round up cause that's the way I am!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fujimino, Japan
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3 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

View from the room was good however that's all...
When I could not open the key, no staff was found and I could not order the drink in the bar
since there was no person...
Far from the Grindelwald Station thus shuttle service was provided.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Dutchess County NY USA
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

As others have said: the mountain views from the front-facing side of the hotel are truly world-class; the breakfasts are generous and tasty with many choices, though I've had better espresso; the rooms are not flashy or large but are quite good (the showers, though small, have superior water pressure and the hot water comes up instantly); the hosts and staff know everything there is to know about hiking, paragliding, mountain biking, and probably every other sport in the area; the location is very nice if you don't mind walking uphill to get there (and if you do, probably Grindelwald is not the right place for you to visit since it's all hills) -- and the owners can sometimes be not all that friendly and even a bit defensive in strange ways, which is why I don't give it the 'Excellent' that it might otherwise deserve. Sometimes they were great, sometimes not. Some of the staff, like Susana, were super friendly and helpful at all times.

As far as 'sleep quality', one side of the hotel can be extremely sunny and loud (birds singing) in the early morning -- it would be better if there were real curtains on that side of the hotel to keep the sunlight out. Otherwise it was fine.

I would stay here again if I was going to stay in Grindelwald, because in almost every way they do go above and beyond with many nice little extras, but personally I'd choose another town as my base for a Jungfrau hiking trip next time.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Obere Gletscherstrasse 41 | info@hotel-lauberhorn.ch, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 40 Hotels in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Lauberhorn 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The philosophy...carpe diem - seize the day. Our biker and paraglider friendly hotel is located on the sunny side of the Grindelwald valley. All rooms have a shower/toilet and a balcony with a beautiful view of the impressive mountain scenery. Pets are welcome. Visitor tax and VAT included in the price. Our guest cardgives you various reductions in Grindelwald and allows you to travel for free on the public buses to and around the village. ... more   less 
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