This is a very charming hotel just on the outskirts of this very small village. We were able to walk from the train station to the hotel with our luggage in about 15 minutes. If I had it to do over again, we would've called ahead and requested a pick up. They did give us a ride back to the train station when we departed.
The furnishings were very dated but clean and comfortable. Like all of the hotels in Switzerland, it was expensive. I have to say, though, that my very favorite thing about this hotel was the view from our balcony. We had a balcony off our room which was shared (although the hotel was essentially empty for the off season) from which we could sit and gaze at the mountains and glaciers.
Breakfast is nothing special and does not change from day to day. There is a laundry room available for a small fee, you can wash your clothes. Also, they have a computer in the tv room which you can use to access the internet for a fee. They also have a game room that had there been more people in the hotel, may have had some good use. All in all, it was a good experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over 115 years old, the traditional family-run Hotel Gletschergarten in Grindelwald offers you panoramic mountain views, free WiFi and a free internet terminal. In good snow conditions, a ski run leads almost to the hotel. Breakfast is served every morning. After a day outside you can relax at the fireplace in the lounge. Half board, including a 4-course dinner, is available on request. A free pick-up service from the railway or bus station is offered. The Grindelwald First Cable Car Station is reachable within just a few minutes' walk, and the bus stop is just 20 metres away from the Gletschergarten Hotel. Further free time activities can be organised by the help of the staff. The hotel also has a new renovated wellness area with sauna and steam bath. You enjoy free access to the sports centre of Grindelwald, which features an indoor pool and an ice skating rink. Various tickets and ski passes can be bought at the regular rates from the reception. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Gletschergarten Hotel Grindelwald