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Grandhotel Giessbach

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Geneva, Switzerland
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Tip : book early enough - gets fully booked very quickly! I was expecting a dated hotel with a nice view. But it is much better than I had expected. The view is breathtaking. The hotel itself is old (historic is the correct description) but does not need renovation. It looks very good, is very clean and is in great... More 

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142 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very interesting hotel. It has some of the most beautiful views of both the Lake and Waterfalls. I requested a room with a lake view and was given a room with both a Lake view and a Waterfall view. The only problem was the lake view was blocked completely with a tree. The Waterfall was amazing so... More 

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Whyalla, Australia
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had visited Lake Brienz previously by boat and it stopped off at Giessbach and I visited the waterful it is difficult to miss the magnificently restored hotel so this time around I booked for two nights and purposely picked the Forest view not only was it cheaper but I thought the Falls view may have been noisy(?) If your... More 

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GHGiessbach, Director of Sales at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to write down and share your experience with us. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had comfortable stay with us. It was a pleasure having you among us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Switzerland! Best regards from Giessbach More 

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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommendation: visit Giessbach by ferry as a day trip, and avoid staying at the hotel. It is an overpriced tourist trap, and a total disappointment. The "natural pool" is a marketing spin for an old swimming pool that they do NOT maintain. It has murky green water and flies, and a broken pipe spewing water for effect. There were lizards... More 

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm talking about the terrace restaurant only: Apart from the excellent view to the lake, the mountains and the waterfalls, the selection of the plates is very poor. The plates are expensive for the quality you get. You can judge yourself, if the price of a bottle of 1 lt. water (CHF 12.-) is appropriate or not. For me it... More 

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GHGiessbach, Director of Sales at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to give us feedback concerning our terrace restaurant. The prices are similar to our competitors and are necessary to cover the high costs of both purchase, labor etc. in Switzerland. On the other hand, we apologize for the rather slow service, which as you mentioned was a result of the busy day.... More 

Fairfax, VA
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91 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch for a break while on a lake cruise. The hotel location is stunning, well above the lake and facing the several hundred foot falls. We ate on the patio on a very pleasant day. We both had salads that were very fresh. Service was attentive, although the wait staff was all distracted about whether the dark... More 

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GHGiessbach, Director of Sales at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your time to write such great things about our hotel and service. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had comfortable stay with us. It was a pleasure having you among us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Giessbach! Best regards from Giessbach More 

West Hartford, Connecticut
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let anyone tell you that this is a premiere or luxury hotel. It is in a magical setting for sure and has a lovely lobby but the quality of the rooms and service are mediocre at best. It's worth a visit for the view of the thundering falls and the funicular ride but not worth staying at for more... More 

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GHGiessbach, Director of Sales at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking your time to give us feedback concerning your stay at our hotel. We are happy to read, that you enjoyed our location and our breakfast. On the other hand, we regret that the room and the service did not meet your expectations. However, we can assure you that we are constantly working on improving... More 

San Diego, California
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed one night in a very comfortable forest view room. It was raining the afternoon we arrived so the lake was fogged over and we had no idea of the true spectacular beauty until the next morning. The sun on the blue lake, the waterfall, the beautiful flowers...all breathtaking. The hotel is historic but very well maintained, clean, lovely... More 

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GHGiessbach, Director of Sales at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such great things about our hotel and service. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had comfortable stay with us. We are very sorry for the lack of informations so that you spent money on tickets for the boat trip even though you didn't need them. It... More 

Miami, Florida
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grandhotel Giessbach is an amazing place. There's an "old world elegance" throughout the entire facility. The grounds are majestic! We especially enjoyed having breakfast overlooking the beautiful Giessbach Falls. The staff at the front desk was very helpful and the wait staff at the restaurant was incredibly professional.

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GHGiessbach, Director of Sales at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such great things about our hotel and service. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities and had comfortable stay with us. It was a pleasure having you among us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Switzerland! Best regards from Giessbach More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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207 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights in this incredible location overlooking the sparkling green Lake Brienz, set high among towering the waterfalls and forrests which are also part of the property. It is beautiful and a truly magnificent setting accessed by funicular from the boat landing (or optional by car if desired). That said, there were two aspects which barred me from... More 

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GHGiessbach, Director of Sales at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. We are glad to read, that you enjoyed our amenities and had comfortable stay with us. Additionally, we will internally discuss your criticized points to see what we can improve in the future. Thank you for your visit and it was an honor having you among us. We hope to see you once... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very warm welcome, dear guests - come in, enjoy the moment, and marvel at one of the most tremendous views in Europe. Be inspired by the charm of a true Grand Hotel and experience a sense of living history in one of the best preserved hotels of its time. From the moment you set foot in the Grandhotel Giessbach, you will find yourself in a world of unique splendour and elegant sophistication. It embodies the romance and charm of glorious bygone times. Today, just as it was one hundred years ago, the historical hotel residence, by the celebrated silvery Giessbach Falls, high above Lake Brienz, is quite simply a world of its own. Surrounded by mountains, forests and alpine meadows, with a breathtaking view of the unspoiled landscapes of Lake Brienz, this hidden oasis lies far away from everyday bustle and traffic. Relish the chance to unwind in this friendly and hospitable oasis, far away from everyday hustle and bustle. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grandhotel Giessbach

Address: Giessbach 1201 | 3855 Brienz, Giessbach, Brienz 3855, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Brienz > Giessbach
Price Range: $177 - $617 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grandhotel Giessbach 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Grandhotel Giessbach Hotel Brienz
Grandhotel Giessbach Swiss Alps
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