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Griesalp Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kiental
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Beautiful !”
Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here and loved every minute of it. Herr Schweitzer, the 'boss' , fetched us in a snowmobile and personally prepared us a 4 course meal which was simply outstanding...truffle salad starter, potato saffron 'macchiato' and celery soup duo with blue fin tuna sashimi , main course of entrecôte wrapped in bacon with cumin carrots and potato wedges and finally a raspberry sorbet with vieille prune liqueur served with chocolate brownie and a layered raspberry cheesecake. All paired with great wines.....A morning snow shoe walk was followed by a soak in the outdoor hot tub surrounded by majestic snow mountain views. Finally, sledging back down to the car park the next day completed our fun filled couple of days.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Frankfurt, Germany
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68 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

We enjoyed a really relaxing stay at Griesalp. We loved the design of the rooms at Grandhotel Griesalp and the food on the terrace - try the Heidelbeerrisotto! Remarkable is the wooden furniture, the Grand Hotel is filled with antiquitees. Check out as well the lobby / bar area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Geneva
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

Well, we had a voucher to spend with TUI, that's how we ended up here. Location was perfect for our romantic getaway, and we loved the choice of hiking routes. The room we had in one of the smaller buildings was just plain gorgeous. I felt like taking some of the furniture home. Things started to get weird when we, like good hotel guests, promptly showed up for dinner. Portions were so tiny, my hubby had to order a full second round (and stick ended up munching some biscuits back in the room). After 2 such dinners, we were sneaking off to neighboring chalet hotels for some nice honest Alpenmakaroni. But what bugged me about this place the most was the fact that the guy who runs the place was really chatty and nice, offered us some hand picked herb tea, and some cream for my hubby's knee -- and the morning we were checking out he was nowhere to be found, and we saw that all these little things he kept offering us showed up as hilariously high extra charges on the bill!!! I'd never felt so cheated in my whole life!

That said, the place it's just beautiful. If go back but for the pretentious prices and management style. They've decided to turn the place into a spa resort, but frankly, I can't really see anyone going there for that reason. It's in the middle of nowhere, with no phone coverage or internet, in a real hikers' paradise. I wish they'd left it the hikers' hotel it is, this new venture off theirs is half baked, they don't have the facilities, nor the guests. All they have to show for it is their scary prices.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Pfaeffikon, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

This combination of three hotels into one totally dominates the village. In itself it's OK, but sadly Griesalp now feels more like a resort than a village as a result. Service variable, restaurant OK but nothing special, superior room in what used to be Berghaus Griesalp very nicely renovated with a cowhide and leather theme.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bern
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2013

It was our second time at Griesalp. We asked for a family room, but were shown two adjacent rooms for lack of any 4-bed rooms. The price quoted was 420 CHF for the night. The rooms were large and comfortable, but tasteless. There were little knick-knacks dangling around and lots of cheap-looking golden objects. So the rate (210 CHF per room) seemed pricey, but reasonable compared to similar hotels in the Swiss mountains. Use of the hot-tub was included. Dinner was good, but scanty, ostentatious and over-priced. The water in the hot-tub was not particularly clean.

The following morning, we were told that the price quoted was not for two rooms, but for one! So 840 CHF in total. This was a total shock, but the most shocking thing was that the manager did not bother to show up to settle this issue with us.

Not a place that I would recommend to anyone! In spite of its glorious location ...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Sewickley, Pennsylvania
1 review
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed four nights in the Grand Hotel. The location is beautiful, the drive up absolutely breathtaking (literally), and the staff very friendly. If you like a bit of seclusion, lots of hiking options, and alpine scenery, this is the place for you.

Denise and Nicolas looked after us extremely well, even cooking kid friendly meals for our son (with vegetables he actually ate). The room was very nice and had plenty of space for the whole family, with a view of the goats playing nearby and mountains all around. Our older son treated the giant tub as his personal swimming pool. We also took advantage of the sauna and steam baths. The outdoor hot pots also looked very tempting, but we didn't get a chance to give them a try.

It's not cheap, but if you think about the fact that everything there was brought up that tiny mountain road and that you will remember this place for a lifetime, it's worth it.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Grindelwald, Switzerland
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23 reviews
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Reviewed August 31, 2012

We would like to wish the new owners of the Hotel the best of luck in the coming years Denise, Two new ventures, marraige in October and the new hotel, bravo!we willl visit you next Spring. Best regards,Nigel& Pauline Rapp, Grindelwald

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Griesalp Hotel
Address: Griesalp 5, Kiental 3723, Switzerland (Formerly Griesalp Hotelzentrum)
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Kiental
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Kiental
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Griesalp Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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