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“Big enough to provide good facilities...small enough to care!!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Wellness Hotel Caprice
Kreuzweg 11, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #23 of 39 Hotels in Grindelwald
Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Big enough to provide good facilities...small enough to care!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2011

In desperate need of some peace and quiet away from the usual pressures of everyday life I headed off to Switzerland for a short break in the Alps. I had pre-booked my accomodation at the Caprice having read several reviews from previous guests the bulk of which appeared very complimentary. I was not dissappointed.
The welcome that I recieved from Alex, his wife and their staff was warm and genuine. They instantly made me feel at home and nothing was too much bother for them. The location of the hotel is superb. Being far enough away from the main thoroughfares of Grindelwald unyet within easy walking of the nearby train & bus stations allowing for hassle-free transport connections. Meals are served in the first floor restaurant with the most incredible views of the Eiger as it dominates the near horizon and the wonderful alpine valley below.
As someone with a healthy appetite my stay at the Caprice was made all the more pleasurable by the fact that food options at both the buffet-breakfast and during the `set` evening meal were more than adequate.
A full breakfast buffet (continental style) was served each morning with the usual fine selection of fresh fruits, cereals, bread, boiled eggs, cheese and a platter of cold meats on offer. A miriad selection of herbal teas, fruit juice and fresh brewed coffee was also available and all served with courtesy and a friendly smile.
In the evening the hotel provides guests with the option of eating in the restaurant rather than `searching` for food in downtown Grindelwald. For ease I decided to accept this option and I am glad I did. A set 5 course dinner was served with a vegetarian option also available. Again a fine selection of wholesome food wonderfully prepared & presented. At the Caprice you will never go hungery.
As a single guest I was accomodated in one of the rooms on the ground floor of the hotel with amazing views across the valley to the Eiger. The patio door of my room opened right out onto the pretty little garden (south facing) where I was able to sit and enjoy the last rites of the late afternoon sunshine from the comfort of a selection of sun-loungers and deck chairs, all to the accompanyment of distant cow bells.
The room itself was more than adequate. A fully functional bathroom ensuite. A comfortable double bed with crisp white linen to compliment the fresh pine clad interior decor. Cleanliness at this hotel is most definately not an issue. My room was cleaned every day and upon arrival little touches such as a small selection of local chocolates on the pillow confirmed an `attention to detail` which from my experience would seem to be the mantra of Alex and his staff.
Other facilities at the Caprice includes a wonderful spa area with jaccuzi, steamroom and suana. Most welcoming after a long day traversing the many hiking trails in the valley. A cosy snug/bar area close to the main reception offered an opportunity to meet guests from across europe. Do try the Kirsche if you get the chance. A wonderfully smooth nitecap available from the bar. A sound nights sleep is gauranteed.
The next day Alex will assist you in planning your days events. he is very much a local and understands the weather patterns and knows many of the hiking,biking and climbing trails on offer to outdoor enthusiasts. But if you just want to kick back and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Grindelwald, Alex will also have some suggestions for you.
The Caprice is truely a little gem in an area literally teeming with various accomodation options. I am not prone to writing hotel reviews but have taken the trouble on this occasion because I honestly believe that the success of this Hotel is down to the hard work and personal service that each guest is afforded by Alex and the team. This is a family run hotel with a great tradition and which operates successfully in a very competitive market. It is plain to see why this hotel has proved so popular amongst its guests and I would have no qualms in recommending it to anybody wishing to get away from it all for a while. I am already planning a return....

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Family of 4 on Summer walking/hiking hol.
Would thoroughly recommend this hotel to all.
Hosts and all the staff could not have been more helpful throughout our stay.
Thanks again and we will be back!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We stayed at Caprice for four nights on our European road trip and found it to be perfect for our needs. It was clean, welcoming and all the staff were friendly and helpful. The location of the hotel is great being close to the train station, but still very peaceful, and the views from our room and the restaurant were stunning. With so much to do in and around Grindelwald, we're certainly looking forward to returning to Caprice in the future.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Santa Fe, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Our visit pretty much matched what the other reviews note: great location, clean and charming rooms, terrific views.

Just one somewhat negative comment: At dinner, the food was almost always oversalted, especially the soup. We don't have salt dietary issues, but if you do, you might mention that. Unlike the French and Italians, the Swiss aren't known for their cuisine, so don't expect anything really fabulous. You'll get plenty to eat, and the food is regional cuisine, which means lots of pork products in particular. Given what we saw in Grindelwald, I don't think you'll do much better eating anywhere else. Besides, we were there to hike and see the famous mountains!

The owners were helpful in suggesting trails and checking weather, which is necessary given the changeable mountain weather. The first day we wore rainproof jackets and pants to do a short, steep, soggy hike just so we could get out. Be prepared for anything, and you'll have a good time.

Switzerland is expensive. Grindelwald is especially expensive. Budget what you can for that and make the most of your visit. (And skip the local wines. If you are a wine drinker, wines from just about any other country are better than Swiss wines. Drink the Italian options on the wine list, though they are quite pricey.)

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

very nice location, cozy and large room, excellent views, service very good, breakfast very good, dinner excellent, friendly reception

Room Tip: Eiger room looking at the Eiger, wonderful
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

Grindelwald is totally dedicated to tourism. We travelled from the UK by car staying at the Caprice for 5 days in August. The hotel is excellent, clean, welcoming and freindly. The personal touches and eye for detail is evident throughout the hotel. The food is good and varied. The staff and the owners were always helpful and nothing seemed to be to much trouble. Lots of hiking and walking along with scenic trips up the mountains. Two major things that cannot be influenced by the owners is the weather and the exchange rate. The weather plays a major role in any plans in Grindelwald as it sits within a valley encompassed by the mountains, this can make it very changable very quickly ensure you have all the clothes for all the weathers. As for the exchange rate, it is expensive, really expensive, eye wateringly expensive, so in order to enjoy your visit be prepared to spend a lot.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tokyo
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2011

Though we need to take upstairs or slopes from Grindelwald station, it took us only 5 minutes to walk to this hotel.
So, it is convenient for the guests to use railway from Interlaken or Kleinescheidegg.
We informed the hotel staff we were going to travel Switzerland as a honeymoon and use the hotel.
The result is that the hotel made up-grade on our room and prepared the heart-shaped arrangement on our bed.
My wife was overjoyed and enjoyed the nice "Eiger" view from balcony.
In addition, we would like to go to Jungfrau by takling the first train bound for Kleinesheidegg at 7 a.m.
The hotel accepted our offer and prepared the breakfast box, so we could go to Jungfrau early in the morning.
We think this hotel is nice hotel.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Address: Kreuzweg 11, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Grindelwald
#15 Romantic Hotel in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 23
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