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“Beautiful!”
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Pension Gimmelwald
Ranked #2 of 3 Gimmelwald B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Troutdale, Oregon, United States
1 review
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed August 6, 2013

This place was a gem! It was so cute and quaint. The food and service was amazing. We are vegetarians and had wonderful food prepared especially for us. The coconut cauliflower soup was AMAZING!!! The view was fantastic as well. From the patio you could view the Jungfrau, Monk, and Eiger in all their glory. If you want to escape and experience what life is like in a small village, I would highly recommend visiting Pension Gimmewald...

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Gimmelwald was purposely placed in the middle of our trip as we really wanted to enjoy the Swiss Alp experience at its best. And choosing the Pension Gimmelwald for three nights was the perfect place to enjoy ourselves. We were warmly greeted by the staff upon arrival and made to feel perfectly at ease. As soon as I saw the back deck - that has the most spectacular and mesmerizing views of Eiger, Monch and Jungen Frau, I knew we were home. An added bonus was the interesting and diverse fellow travelers who stopped by for dinner or a cocktail or were guests at the hotel. The atmosphere was lively and fun without being pretentious or forced. The food was a little pricey --- but that is the norm in Switzerland. The beer was incredible and the staff extremely knowledgable and the friendliest we encountered on our trip.

I have a new goal now to save up enough airline miles and money over the next few years and return as soon as possible!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

While most of the staff were delightful, the pension full of character and the view was amazing, I was disappointed that the English chef made such a big deal about me being vegetarian, saying that I should accept that vegetarians are not normal and what trouble my "abnormal" diet was causing him. He runs a restaurant for crying out loud!! It made me feel very unwelcome. This is in stark contrast to the advertising material, which suggests that it's a welcoming place for artists, writers, and retreaters. In reality management has been taken over by Brits, and it's just run like a London inn/pub, and not for anyone alternative at all!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Maryland
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We have eaten lunch at the Pension Gimmelwald during two different trips. Amazing homemade soups. Friendly staff. Great beer. Incredible view from the patio. We go back to Gimmelwald each trip just to have lunch at this restaurant.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

My wife and I absolutely loved staying at Pension Gimmelwald. The staff was so friendly and made us feel so welcome and like we were old friends. And the food is excellent (although a little pricey). It's an older log cabin type structure, so it comes with creaky floors and beds, and sound travels pretty easily through walls, so go in ready for that. But being able to sit and eat dinner out on the patio and look up at the mountains and meadows is unbeatable.

And Gimmelwald is just an incredible place. Beautiful views, with water pouring off the sides of the mountains, wildflowers blooming in the fields, and goats with bells around their necks. We had some great hikes and a bike ride.

Thanks guys, we loved it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

My husband and I stopped in Gimmelwald on our way down from visiting the top of Schilthorn. The village is a wonderful little spot and well worth a stroll. We visited the Pension Gimmelwald to have a beer on the patio which has the most beautiful postcard picture view. Sipping our beers overlooking the mountains I had to pinch myself as the view seemed almost surreal. Although we didn't eat in the indoor restaurant it was warm and inviting. The service was very friendly and our only regret is that we didn't stay a night or two - next time for sure!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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south africa
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

The kids running the place were wonderfull and nothing was too much for them.Hows the heater Phil.During the night it started snowing and we woke up to a winter wonderland in a fairy tale.Only downfall is the beds, the matresses need replacement.

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Property: Pension Gimmelwald
Address: Gimmelwald CH-3826, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Gimmelwald
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Gimmelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
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