We booked our 4 nights at the Hotel Cabana based on the TA reviews, and were not disappointed - we had a wonderful stay in this delightful hotel. The hotel is a few minutes walk from the town centre, so within easy reach of the train station, supermarket, and all facilities. The hotel sits on the side of a hill, with the valley falling away beneath, so you have beautiful unobstructed views. Frau Bohren and her staff are great, always friendly and willing to assist with any queries, the place was spotlessly clean and very quiet. We stayed in the junior suite, which had everything we needed - dining area, sitting area, small kitchen, full bathroom and a lovely comfortable bed - as well as a big sunny balcony where we spent plenty of time relaxing and gazing out at the astounding views of the Eiger! The hotel's breakfast room was small but cheerful and offered a good selection of cereals, fruits, juices, breads, cold meats, cheeses, yoghurts etc - my husband fell in love with the Bircher muesli and had it every morning!
We had gorgeous weather during our visit to Grindelwald - we even got sunburnt after hiking down from First. Grindelwald is a lovely place, with plenty of walking trails, easy access to the train to Jungfraujoch (we purchased our tickets at the Hotel Cabana reception desk) and our stay also entitled us to the Grindelwald "Guest Card" which, amongst other things, gave us access to the indoor pool at the Sports & Recreation Centre. This is a fantastic facility, we were the only ones there using the pool at the time and the lifeguard raised the blinds at the far end of the pool to reveal floor-to-ceiling windows with staggering views of the mountains and glaciers outside - amazing! I've never seen an indoor pool with views like that!
As this was our first visit to Switzerland (and in fact, to Europe), staying in the mountains was something we had looked forward to so much and had our fingers crossed that we had picked the right place - needless to say, we were extremely happy with the Hotel Cabana and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for somewhere to stay in Grindelwald. Frau Bohren even kindly gave us and our luggage a lift up to the train station on our final morning, a very nice touch and much appreciated.
We hope to return to Grindelwald for a longer stay in the future, and would definitely stay at this hotel again.
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