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Grandhotel Giessbach

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Evere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was our featured Honeymoon stay. I visited this place few years back and wished to have my honeymoon stay here. God wish that came true and we were not disappointed. Best view from the room we could imagine, nice gentle helpful staffs and my happy wife :) We got the suit which is big with two rooms and view... More 

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hotel was wonderful, the location beautiful, the staff friendly and helpful. In addition, the bath products are vegan, and there is an amazing vegetarian/vegan restaurant. The natural pool is glorious. I appreciate how much thought went into make my stay not only comfortable but cruelty free. Also plenty of options for gluten free travelers as well. All in all,... More 

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Lucca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the Swiss Mountain hotel that we all dream of. The setting is spectacular, the views are unique. The building is that of another era, grand luxury of 100 years ago. None of the period details have been changed, it's all of a piece. We loved our room with it's view of the lake and waterfall. The other guests... More 

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Canberra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel was wonderful and a superb location. It is an old hotel with lots of atmosphere but still feels fresh and well maintained. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. It was a lovely holiday.

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

Thank you very much for your positive review. We are happy to read, that you enjoyed your stay. With a lot of pleasure, we will forward your kind words to our staff. It was an honor having you among us and we are looking forward to your next visit! Best regards from Giessbach More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The experience was wonderful,, room was so neat and view on water fall was wonderful all details in the accommodation was perfectly tailored to the place.. staff were also friendly. A must go again and again

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

Thank you very much for your compliments on our Grandhotel. We are happy to read, that your experience with us was wonderful and that you consider coming back. It was a pleasure having you among us and we are looking forward to your next visit. Best regards from Giessbach More 

Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I already wrote a review in 2013 and am glad to say nothing has changed. Place is heavenly, staff are extremely friendly, food is very good, breakfast has to be seen to be believed, altogether a place to be visited more than once!

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

Thank you very much for taking your time to write a review. We are happy to see, that you have decided to return to Giessbach and we are even happier to read, that your second time here was as good as your first time. With a lot of pleasure, we will forward your compliments to our staff. It was an... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What charm, romance and atmosphere...this property is old with history and character but completely fresh and not dated...the location is as if out of a fairy tale next to the thundering Geissbach falls and even the journey to reach it is fun ...just refer to sbb and they give you the connection right from the train to the boat and... More 

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Mermaid Waters, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views in a stunning location make this Grand Hotel a winner. There are great walking tracks nearby and the oldest steam train in Switzerland goes up 2300 metres to the Rothorn above Brienz with sweeping panoramas of the lake. The service is excellent. Bathroom fittings are perhaps a bit outdated and could do with minor renovation but this is... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had 2 lovely nights here, room overlooking the gorgeous lake. From the moment you arrive it is amazing.The funicular from the waters edge is the start of it, it takes you back in time and is the most charming way to arrive. I couldn't help but look at the funicular drivers face, so happy, serene, content no wonder he... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

We have been to many 4 star hotels around the world and this by far vaults into first place. A romantic fairy tale stay! Everything from the history, charm, staff and most of all secluded location make this a must visit hotel! It has a vehicular that transports you lakeside and trails to walk and enjoy the waterfall and scenery.... More 

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

Thank you very much for your positive feedback concerning your stay at our Grandhotel. We are more than pleased to read, that everything was satisfying. It makes us very happy to read that you are already planning on returning in the future and we are very much looking forward to your next visit! It was a pleasure having you among... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Conference Facilities
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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: Axalpstrasse | 3855 Brienz, Giessbach, Brienz 3855, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Brienz > Giessbach
Price Range: $188 - $565 (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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