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“Two star hotel with five star views”
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Hotel Sonnenberg
Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Grindelwald
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Two star hotel with five star views”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

The hotel has two stars, not very luxurious. It is located somewhat above Grindelwald village, away from the hassle of the main street. Therefore it is very quiet and the views on Grindelwald and surrounding mountains are absolutely superb.
The first night we took the set menu in their restaurant. This was very disappointing, not very well cooked, ingredients out of cans instead of fresh. Grindelwald has better restaurants!
Service was also not very good. The portuguese lady serving breakfast and dinner offered good service. But the lady at the front desk appearantly did not enjoy her job. Her service was minimal.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed June 25, 2012

This hotel really worth a 5 stars grading. Great stunning eiger mountain view in the room, decent and nice HB meal offered from the restaurant. You have nothing to complaint about it, even though just a few steps uphill to the resort but it's really worth it! Honestly just takes a 5 minutes walk from the station. Will absolutely come back for my next visit. Missing Sonnenberg and all the staffs working there.

Room Tip: Rm 204, nice mountain view with a big balcony
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nyon, Switzerland
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78 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 478 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2012

This place is rated 2 stars… which is about 10 stars less than it really deserves. I’m sure the folks who hand out stars never visited. "Sonnenberg" is the coziest little hotel we ever stayed at. And the cleanest, too. The décor is typical Swiss chalet – inside and outside. The rooms are absolutely wonderful, perfect in size and very comfortable, with a balcony looking straight at the Eiger. Breathtaking. The owners that run the hotel go back several generations and I’m sure somewhere along the line in the family tree you can find the one person who wrote the book on what it takes to make guests feel welcome – the Swiss way. We’ll be back for sure… again and again. Even if the stars don’t change!

Room Tip: Top floor (2nd). Corner room (207).
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Seattle
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 17, 2011

This July marked my 5th trip to Grindelwald and the Sonnenberg Hotel. The hotel, situated close to the train station on the hill directly above the village is a steep walk – but the views will reward you. From each room and balcony you can see unobstructed views of the gentle alpine meadows, Mannlichen Ridge, and the magnificent Eiger. The rooms are quiet, tasteful, and comfortable. The WiFi was great! Relaxing on our balcony with a glass of wine after a long hike – just drinking in the views – refreshes your spirit. The breakfast buffet hosts fresh breads and rolls, a variety of musseli, cheese, meats, juice and best of all steamed milk for your pot of freshly brewed coffee.
This hotel is not for those who want 5-star catering. As a family run hotel, they operate a small staff (mostly the family). Once you understand how the hotel is operated, it is very easy to get any special need met. When I come again (and I will), the Sonnenberg Hotel will be my home.

Room Tip: Almost all rooms have a balcony and a spectacular view
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed October 10, 2011

The Sonnenberg is a lovely hotel in a great location. It is about a 500 metre (very steep) walk uphill from the train station. Our room was very well appointed and had a large balcony overlooking the town of Grindelwald and the Eiger mountain.

The breakfast room is lovely and had the same view as from our room. The breakfast was excellent and the staff were very nice. If we ever get back to Grindelwald (which might be some time as Switzerland is very expensive), we would certainly stay at the Sonnenberg again.

Room Tip: Try and get a south-facing room ovrlooking the Eiger.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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95 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed May 31, 2011

No doubt it was a steep climb to the hotel, but the view was superb. Stayed there 3 nights and enjoyed every moment there. Annabel provided great service with a smile at breakfast and kept the room very clean.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Paris, France
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Reviewed January 31, 2011

The hotel is located on the sunny side of Grindelwald and although the final 50 meter access road is only for pedestrian and a bit steep, there is a luggage service from the free parking lot down the hotel. You will then understand where the name of the hotel comes from as you will enjoy the sun light all day long. But even more, you will be delighted by the breathtaking views over the mountains you have from your room and the breakfast/dining room.
We experienced a very warm hearted service from the owners and the staff throughout all our stay with quality home-style cooking for dinner. Fair and competitive prices for a great location and a relaxing stay. For us the hotel was a real insider's tip and we have already booked a room for next winter.

Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Sonnenberg
Address: Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
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Ranked #29 of 41 Hotels in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Sonnenberg 2*
Number of rooms: 136
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