The breakfast buffet at this hotel was among the best I encountered in Switzerland. In all other ways I found this a deeply disappointing place. The room I had was small even by European standards and the furniture in it was worn and outmoded – it brought back depressing memories of my dorm room in college. Worst of all was the noise. Half the rooms in the hotel face the train tracks which are immediately outside the hotel (it is as if you had a room inside the Bahnhof) and since there is very little insulation in the walls between the tightly packed rooms, every time someone opens the doors of their bathrooms or rolls open the heavy sliding doors of their closets you hear it in your bed. I had a pair of ear-plugs in all night but was still woken constantly, partly because the bed is built directly into the wall and so you feel the thumps and bangs in the other rooms just as much as you hear them. In my opinion poor value for the money -- I have been considerably more comfortable in hostels for one third the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The very walls that greet you as you approach the Hotel Derby are steeped in history. The "Hotel de la Gare" was built here by the legendary Captain Gsteiger at the end of the 19th century. The same underlying principle applied then as it does now: we want to offer our guests a holiday that will long remain with them as a happy memory. Just travelling to the Derby is a pleasure in itself. The journey by rail could hardly be easier. We are passionate about hospitality and welcome you with a very special combination of attention to details and unobtrusive service. Stylish rooms and suites offer you plenty of space to unwind, relax and take in the splendid Mountain View. All rooms offer view to the surrounding mountains and are equipped with shower or bath/toilet, satellite TV, minibar and safe. The junior suites additionally provide a separate sitting corner. Most of the rooms have a balcony. In total 4 restaurants are at your choice. Either for an elegant dining experience, a tasteful 5-course-menu, a hearty Swiss dish or one of the various fondue specialities, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to advise you and to complete your stay by an attentive service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Derby Hotel Grindelwald