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Reviewed January 8, 2012

My wife and I spent our New Years here and it was truly memorable. We have never seen so much snow -- a perfect winter wonderland!

Pros:
- Excellent location. Only 5mins walk to First gondola station. The bus station (called Kirche) is only 10 meters from the hotel with excellent connections to central (7mins journey). All ski buses stop at Kirche which is really convenient.
- Service was incredible. The owners were super nice. They always greeted us at dinner and showed genuine interest in our experiences in Grindelwald... and also provided a ride to the train station on our last day
- Food for breakfast was good. Excellent selection of cold meats, cheese, bread/croissants, yoghurt, fruits, juice and tea/coffee.
- We had half-board included -- 5 course dinner was always delicious and beautifully served. It was plentiful after a day of skiing.
- We stayed in a superior room, facing to the back of the hotel, which meant it was really quiet (even on the New Year's Eve).
- The hotel also has a sauna and steam room. Perfect to relax in after skiing.

Cons:
- none

Overall: We recommend you visit Grindelwald. We have been to many ski resorts in Switzerland and I can comfortably say Grindelwald offers the best ski/non-ski activities and beautiful views. Gletschergarten Hotel has a very special atmosphere we truly appreciated.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Myself with my wife and 7.5 years old daughter stayed in Hotel Gletschergarten during 21-24 December, 2011 and I am very happy to say that it was a really wonderful experience to stay there.

I had booked this hotel directly by email and the responses were very prompt and professional and the booking procedure was very efficient. This is a family run hotel, managed mainly by Gabriela and Gerhard (Garry) Michel-Breitenstein. For us what was very important is that not only did they deliver everything that they promised, but they often went above and beyond their call of duty in many respects. For example, we were leaving on 24th morning and Gabriela was extremely kind to give us nice Christmas gifts on 23rd evening. This to me indicates how much care they take of their guests, which is really great.

The hotel itself is a very beautiful chalet, in a nice part of the village and the view from the hotel is fabulous. The breakfast is sumptuous and the two dinners we had there were excellent. We had a superior double room, which was spacious enough for three of us and had a feeling of warmth and care associated with it. Indeed, we were very pleased to stay there.

I should also mention that Gabriela's mother, a very nice and kind lady, whose grandfather had settled in that property, was very affectionate to all of us as well. Together they do a great job in providing a warm, kind and friendly atmosphere which made our stay even more pleasant.

I would recommend this place to everyone without any hesitation.

Room Tip: The room with balcony facing the mountains is great
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

We wanted a White Christmas in Switzerland this year and couldn't have chosen a more magical place. We were welcomed by Gerhard at the train station (after arriving from Zurich) and whisked up the road to Chalet-Hotel Gletschergarten in a lovely warm car. As it was snowing at the time, this was the perfect way to arrive. From the moment we arrived we felt special. We were greeted by Gabriela's parents Finn and Elsbeth at reception and then shown to our spacious room (“Jungfrau” Room 33) on the third floor. We stepped out onto the balcony and had the most magical picture postcard view of the surrounding Alps. There were also beautiful views of Mt Eiger from the Restaurant downstairs each morning at breakfast. It was an absolute pleasure to eat here every night. The menu changes daily and Gabriela is more than happy to have the Chef make a change if you are a bit of a fussy eater (we only asked for one change during our 7 night stay). The Owners and all hotel staff provided a continuous warm and wonderful service during our stay and couldn’t do enough to help with bus time-tables. There is nothing to fault here. The Hotel also has a coin-operated washing machine and dryer for use by guests, a pool table, sauna and steam-room, internet room and a gorgeous lounge area with an open fire place - perfect for a pre-dinner drink or after-dinner coffee. There is a little bakery/cafe across the road and the most beautiful church also. It is a short stroll into the village if you wish to do some shopping. We highly recommend this family-run Hotel in every way.

Room Tip: If travelling alone, request a room with a bath, rather than a shower only.
  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

Am still reminiscing about our wonderful stay at this hotel. Gerhard and Gabriella are wonderful hosts, always very polite and asking how we were enjoying our stay. They were very helpful while we were there and responding to our email enquiries about Grindelwald before we arrived. This is particularly noteworthy as we come from the other side of the world and are unfortunately unlikely to return any time soon. The food is fabulous. We were picked up from the train station promptly even though we arrived earlier than anticipated. This hotel made our stay in Switzerland a highlight of our trip.

Room Tip: The rooms in the building opposite the hotel are excellent value.
  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

Gabriela and her family welcomed us to what was originally their family home and we were made to feel like one of the family. We couldn't fault it. Room 21 with views over the meadows at the back of the hotel was delightful, and the view of the Eiger from the front porch, complete with a beer after a long day's walking, was equally stunning! The rooms are extremely comfortable and the food excellent. We opted for the fixed price meal for each of our 4 night stay and were not disappointed and the breakfast was varied and generous. The hosts' knowledge of the area is vast and we were able to make good use of the area for our stay. With Internet acces and a laundry facility our time in Grindelwald was a complete success. We cannot recommend this too highly....

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Thank Sue M
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