We are just back from 5 fabulous nights at the Caprice hotel. I can’t say enough about it. It was the perfect stay for the perfect holiday.
The hosts – gracious, courteous, always asking about our day, asking if you needed help, they looked happy to have you there. They spoke perfect English. So polite - they shook my husband's hand when we checked out. They even left a personalized note in our room upon arrival.
Convenience – 2 minute walk down to the train station. Now, don’t let that proximity scare you away. It was convenient but still quiet. The trains themselves are quiet, so you don’t hear them coming up the track in the morning. It was a 3 minute walk to the town as well. You do have to climb a slight hill which takes 2 minutes to get to the hotel, but this was never a problem for us. And having the hotel setup a bit from the street made it that much more cozier.
Our Room – we booked at the last minute and all that was left was a junior suite. The suite was just gorgeous. It had that “Swiss Alpine” feel to it, yet was modern with a large flat screen tv, separate bath tub, rain shower head, fantastic lighting, 2 closets, small refrigerator, and cubbies for storing things. There was even a small and separate room for a child to sleep or someone to take a nap. Being a corner room, there was lot of light (which you could block out with the curtains) and a gorgeous breeze.
The Views – Fantastic. Gorgeous. Perfect view from our balcony.
Food – again it was phenomenal and exceeded our expectations. We only had dinner in the hotel 1 night because we’d be out hiking all day and were never sure if we could make it back to the hotel, shower and be down to dinner at 7pm. The one dinner we had was delicious. They also had a fantastic wine selection. Breakfast was just as nice – hard-boiled eggs, meats, cheeses, cereal, fruits, variety of fresh baked breads, yogurt, etc. The views from the restaurant are fantastic as well and to be fair to all guests, they rotate who gets the window seats each day. You can sit in the lobby and have a drink or two in the evening as well.
Train tickets –they sell them there at the hotel which was so convenient (we had the Swiss half pass) and such a time saver. They were able to advise on the best way to get to our destinations.
Spa – sauna and steam room were great a way to unwind in the evening and relax our tired muscles. We tried the hot tub as well but it wasn’t very hot, even though we had reserved it. There was a stepper and stationer bike for those that wanted to work out.
And that would be our only real complaint - hot tub wasn’t hot and the shower in our room was temperamental in that it would be cold one second, warm the next, cold, and then hot. It was bearable and because everything else was so perfect, it didn’t bother us too much.
One final note about Grindelwald – we found it to be the perfect base for our holiday. It allowed for easy access to the trains and gondolas. So because we spent less time getting to the start of the trails, we had more time for hiking. After being out hiking all day, we enjoyed coming back into Grindelwald, seeing people walking around, having a choice of restaurants, a choice of bars and being able to window shop and soak up the atmosphere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Hotel Caprice in Grindelwald! Small but beautiful and lovely to the smallest detail. So the Hotel Caprice Grindelwald invites you in its third generation, to stay in one of the 24 cozy single-, double-, or superior-rooms and two apartments. The hotel is centrally located but very quiet. You will reach in a 2 - 3 minute walk the train station, the village center can be reached in about 4-5 minutes. The bus stop from where you can go for free by the local ski bus to all cable cars (Grindelwald-First, Pfingsteggbahn, Maennlichenbahn), is also 2-3 minutes away by foot from the hotel. From the same location, three different mountain bus lines drive to Bussalp (Summer & Winter), to Waldspitz (summer) and the Grosse Scheidegg (summer). Wellness oasis with whirlpool, Finnish sauna and Turkish steam bath After an eventful day, we welcome you in our wellness oasis, where you can give your body the necessary relaxation in the bubbling Wetterhorn whirlpool. Subsequently, recharge your batteries in the Finnish Block sauna, our Turkish steam bath or the infrared cabin Physiotherm or enjoy a wonderful massage. The Hotel Caprice will be your cozy home for a relaxing and restful holiday stay in the middle of Grindelwald. You can take benefit from various advantages at the Hotel Caprice Grindelwald: - Central and quiet Location - Unique view of the world-famous Eiger North Face - Personal service from your host family Regula & Alexander Glarner - Suggestions for your individual hiking tours and excursions - We know the most beautiful ski slopes of the Jungfrau Region - We know the longest sledge run in Europe - Complimentary guest trips with your host Alexander Glarner (snowshoeing in winter and hiking in summer) - Do you prefer a sunrise excursion to the best photo spot - or should it be a full moon walk at 1900 meters above sea level? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wellness Hotel Grindelwald