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Hotel Gletschergarten
Ranked #1 of 41 Hotels in Grindelwald
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Oro Valley, Arizona
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“Perfect location, stunning views, warm hosts”
Reviewed October 4, 2010

We stayed two nights here and felt very warmly received.....the views from our balcony were unbelievable, right under the Eiger.....the room was clean and had all we needed....the location is excellent because it is removed a bit from the noisy part of town....Gabriela and Gery made our stay easy by being able to purchase tickets for us right at the hotel, giving us a ride to the station, patiently answering our questions..just a great stay in a stunning environment...hard to believe it is all real and not a postcard!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

Our family of 4 young adults and parents had a wonderful time here. The owners/hosts could not have been better or more helpful! They were welcoming, knowledgeable, accommodating, thoughtful, and love what they are doing. We loved the dinners and ended up eating there all but one night of our stay. The menu is set daily and everything was fresh, delicious, and beautifully presented. The views from the hotel are incredible, we loved sitting on our porch and watching the clouds move in and out of the peaks, always changing and awe-inspiring. The same family has operated the hotel for more than 100 years and 3 generations were there during our stay. It was just what we were looking for in an authentic Swiss experience. Everything we wanted to do was conveniently located and accessible. It was ideal and we hope to return to this very spot in the future!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed September 22, 2010

It's a credit to the extended family that has maintained Hotel Gletschergarten for four generations that it operates with the efficiency of a new hotel, but with all the charm and personal service of the 100+ year institution that it is. Views are better than the photos can portray. We dined in one night, and had one of the best meals of the trip. Breakfast was more than adequate, and the maids seemed to note when we left because the room was always cleaned upon our return from the dining room. Book a view/balcony room if possible. If you have more than light luggage and arrive by rail, call for a lift (we didn't and survived, but enjoyed the return trip in the hotel van at the end of our stay with Gerhard at the wheel). After 4 nights, we almost felt like members of the family...and wished we were.

Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

We stayed at the Gletschergarten in August and could not have had a better stay. This was our first time in Grindelwald which is easily the prettiest alpine resort I have ever visited. The hotel is a 2 min walk from the busy centre which was a relief as the centre was packed with tourists. The room was very comfortable and the owners went out of their way to help us plan activities for our 2 young children. The food was great and the waiting staff and owners were always on hand to help. These days it is quite hard to find great traditional family run hotels like the Gletschergarten. We will definitely be going back very soon.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed September 3, 2010

We were given a tip by a friend to stay in the Gletschergarten, but since we were on a budget we stayed in the "guide" room. It was sparse and not great, but had a wonderful view overlooking the glacier, Eiger and mountains in general. The family were wonderful who ran the hotel and gave us all sorts of good hiking advice. The setting cannot be beat, in terms of a wonderful town in the Berner Oberland, but we'll be sure to take a room inside the main hotel next time.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Lexington, Massachusetts
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Reviewed September 2, 2010

We stayed here for four nights total on a hiking trip arranged through Alpinwild. Though it is a bit of a walk from the train station, it is a great hotel and we had a great stay here. This is a hotel that has been run by the same family for a very long time, and they clearly take a great deal of pride in it. The service at the front desk and restaurant was personal and helpful, they spoke quite a variety of languages, and they remembered us after we returned from 3 days of hiking in the mountains. We were on a breakfast and dinner meal plan, the meals were varied and delicious, and were served in a room with huge windows looking out over the mountains. The location is perfect for hiking, with convenient access to many trails, buses, and trains, and there are lots of stores and restaurants in Grindelwald.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Cheshire
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Reviewed August 9, 2010

We had two days at the hotel and everything was good. A warm welcolm on arrival, good large room, good breakfast and evening meal. Great views when it stopped raining. I would go back again. Shame Switzerland is so expensive.

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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 Family Hotel in Grindelwald
#1 Romantic Hotel in Grindelwald
#1 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Grindelwald
#4 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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