The Derby Hotel is in a great location right in town and a short walk to everything. We literally walked off the train at Grindelwald and into the Hotel (literally a one minute walk). This is such a relief if you have backpacks and suitcases. No need for taxis or pick ups.
Trains dont travel after a certain time at night, so they do not disturb you.
We got a standard double at 206chf per night and added half board at 35chf per person.
After hiking all day and being exhausted and hungry, it was great to shower and just come down to a decent 5 course meal in the hotel. I can be quite a fussy eater, but the food was really nice. After looking around Grindelwald, there is no way we could have gotten better value anywhere else. I ate everything because I was enjoying it and it was fun having five courses (although we both left very full....).
If you stay at this place and expect to be hiking all day, come back starving and wanting a comfortable good place to stay and a feast at night - this place will suit you perfectly.
It was a few minutes walk to cafes and shops. It was about a fifteen min walk to First Gondola up the hill (or you could catch the bus if you really wanted too I guess). From First there are some of the most spectacular awesome hikes - some of the most memorable that I've ever done.
The only negative about the Derby was on saturday night quite a few teenagers congregated till late around the train station as if it was their local hangout...and made a bit of noise. It only happened on a sat night and we were there 3 nights.
Overall, if you just want a nice comfortable, good value,, well located place to stay, and want to be able to easily walk with lots of luggage from Grindelwald Station to your hotel....then this is perfect.
- 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