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Hotel Gletschergarten
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Grindelwald
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San Jose, California
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32 reviews
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“Wonderful stay!”
Reviewed June 18, 2014

My husband and I spent 4 nights with Gletschergarten during the first wee of June. Our experience couldn't have been greater! The owner couple and their son were very nice, warm, friendly and extremely helpful! We were lucky to be given a room with a balcony looking facing a great view of the mountain. Everyday we'd ask for advice from the hotel owner about our daily trips and were always given wonderful tips and more conveniently, we could purchase tickets from them directly! Grindelwald is indeed a nice town to stay, and could be used a hub for many day trips to Jungfraujoch, Interlaken, etc. There're so many amazing hiking trails which one can easily spend half or full day outdoors enjoying the beautiful countryside of Switzerland!

We loved the breakfast at the hotel which was fresh and filling. We tried their 4-course set menu dinner (42 CHF per person) on our last night and it was delicious! We'd encourage this hotel to anyone without reservations!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

We loved the personal service and the very Swiss feel of Hotel Gletschergarten. This was one of our stops on a 3-week trip to Italy and Switzerland and this was one of our favorite stops. We loved the town and surrounding area of Grindelwald and the hotel was charming. Gabriela and Gerhard made us feel welcome the minute we arrived. They picked us up from the train station and got us into our rooms quickly. My husband and I brought our 4 kids and son-in-law so we had 3 rooms next to each other with amazing views from the balcony. The rooms were very comfortable. Bathrooms are a bit dated, but we didn't mind that at all because everything was very cute, clean and comfortable.

We ate dinner our first and last night there in the hotel dining room. I highly recommend this. The four-course set menu was wonderful! They always reserved the same table for us for breakfast and dinner which made us feel like family. Breakfast layout was great - meats, cheeses, yogurt, fruit, assortment of delicious breads, and the best coffee I had on our trip.

The hosts helped us with tickets to go paragliding. Wow what a thrilling experience and the highlight of our entire trip!

I highly recommend the Hotel Gletschergarten if you want a delightful Swiss hotel experience ran by a family that truly knows the meaning of customer service. Gabriela and Gerhard's son Lars was darling and very helpful also.

Our family will have many treasured memories from this trip.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2014

Great service! They picked us up without hesitation anytime we needed their service at Grindelwald station (when we arrived late due to the train delay, heavy luggages, etc). They allowed us to choose any type of room and gave us a free upgrade. All tickets to the attractions can be done at the hotel which minimises the hassle and time waste. Their 4-course dinner was truly remarkable and exquisite. Delicious! We went vegetarian for the trip and they had no problem catering the dinner and breakfast to suit our diet. Lots and lots of fruits, which was pleasant and great arrays of breakfast too.

The hotel is run by a family and all members were genuinely nice and pleasant to us. We will definitely consider to come back again!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

The Hotel Gletschergarten provided us a most memorable stay. It was comfortable, clean, and well maintained and the family-owners, Gabriele and Gerhard, provided good advice and suggestions on hiking and local transport. It is the best combination I have seen of modern conveniences in a venerable old structure. We most enjoyed their half-board dinner service, a four-course dinner each night prepared by a French chef who has been working for this hotel for well over 30 years. If you are coming to Grindelwald, this is a great hotel choice.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was one of the best hotel experiences I have ever had. The friendliness and helpfulness of the staff was beyond any other hotel I have ever stayed in. The staff gave us advice on things to do and the best locations for hiking and sightseeing based on the weather each day. We were also able to buy all of our train and cable car tickets from the hotel desk. By the end of our 4 day stay, we felt like we were staying with friends more than in a hotel. The evening meal at the hotel was a delicious four course presentation that was outstandingly prepared and presented. These were the best meals we had during our 2 weeks in Switzerland. From our room we had a lovely view of the face of the Eiger. The room was clean and quaint. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to friends.

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Lyons, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2014

Clean, nice single room with outside deck as advertised. Had two dinners at the hotel because the food was excellent! Gary and Gabriela are great hosts and ideal tour guides to advise on local sights. Hotel is just far enough from town centre to be more quiet, while close enough to walk for everything.

I will return!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

we stayed here for one night. The views are amazing! Our room was perfect. Bed very comfy.Breakfast was good with lots of choice. Hosts were helpful, gave lots of advice and sold us tickets for cable car & zip wire, which saved a lot of queuing. Also dropped us off by car back at train station at end of stay. (15 min walk) Wish we had been able to stay for longer!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Gletschergarten
Address: Obere Gletscherstrasse 1 | 3818 Grindelwald, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Grindelwald
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Grindelwald
#1 Family Hotel in Grindelwald
#2 Best Value Hotel in Grindelwald
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Gletschergarten 3*
Number of rooms: 26
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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