The Swiss municipality of Grindelwald is known in the world as the most popular Alpine ski resort. The availability of pistes of all levels of difficulty attracts skiers and snowboarders from all over the world. Since the end of the 18th century, tourists from England and then other European countries began to come here. The first hotel appeared at the same time. Grindelwald hotels may well compete with the expensive and prestigious Zermatt, and the tracks are not inferior to St. Moritz.
A total of 51 tracks have been developed, 20% of which are black slopes. The total length is 200 km. There are separate areas for cross-country skiing, ski slopes and walking trails. The tracks are served by 47 lifts. The resort’s hotels provide information to their guests about the schedule of the cable car, bus transport, as well as the location of the slopes. Near each lift there are points of sale of ski passes and ski equipment rental. The season runs from November to April.
Where to go in your spare time?
The municipality does not have special historical monuments, but some objects deserve special attention. Among them:
- 12th century church built;
- Jungfrujoch Railway Station (3400 m);
- ice gorge with amazing blue ice;
- viewpoint Pfingstegg.
Almost every month, Grindelwald hosts various festivals. They traditionally diversify the leisure of visitors to the city.
Where to stay?
Grindelwald hotels have about 310 objects of different quality and price categories. All of them are located near one of the lifts. Having considered all the options, you can choose the most optimal of them.
The hotel is open in the format of a bed-breakfast. There are one, two local rooms,a semi-luxury, a two-level apartment and a seven-person apartment. Breakfast is included. The Pfingsteggbahn cable car is 500 metres away and a two-minute walk is a ski bus stop. The nearest Pringsteggbahn lift is 500 m, and Grindel Grunwaldd is 2.2 km away. Shops are nearby.
“The atmosphere here is very calm. The staff are exceptionally friendly and very friendly to the dogs. The terrace is a great place to sit and admire the uninterrupted view with lots of comfortable seats. The hotel is in a quiet location, away from the main hustle and bustle, but still close to the city” Sandra, Switzerland
The Italian-named apartment is located in a quiet area of Grindelwald. The centre and train station are a 5-minute walk away. It features cozy bedrooms, a communal kitchen and living room, free parking. The Diverse restaurant and bar is located next to the hotel. Barbecue facilities and daily cleaning are not included in the payment of accommodation. There is a public free pool and ice rink nearby. The Grindelwald Grund ski lift is 800m, First/Männlichen & Kl. Scheidegg is 1 km from home.
“It’s a very spacious apartment. The view from the apartment was really nice where sometimes some trains can run right outside. Staff friendly and ready to offer help” Rita, Hong Kong
The apartment is decorated in the traditional style of Alpine village houses. The design uses wooden furniture, home textiles, wood, mats, animal skins. The kitchen has a complete set of equipment and utensils. There is a barbecue area in the yard. Owners provide free parking spaces. You can come here with pets. The local bus stops 100 meters from the house. It can reach the nearest lifts.
“We can’t live without Endweg. This was our fifth stay here and we have already booked a room for next year. Magdalena and Jurge are very cute and now look like old friends. They met us off the train and drove back to the station as we were leaving. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and at the same time cozy, and the windows offer a beautiful view. You feel like you’re in a village, not a city. The next building, a little further down the alley, is a farm with cows. From the kitchen window we saw deer grazing in the meadow. It’s easy for us to walk to Grund and Manlichenban, we’re in our sixties and seventies. They are reached by a ski bus, as well as to the main train station and Firstban Street” Jenny, UK
The mountain view apartment is located in Grindelwald. Guests are accommodated in apartments with their own kitchens. Guests can leave the car in private parking for free. The Grund Männlichen ski lift is 700 metres from the hotel, the cable car is 1 km away and the railway station is 500 metres away. Pets are allowed.
“Really comfortable and spacious rooms. It’s nice to feel at home rather than in a hotel. The chalet is nice and very close to Grindelwald train station. In addition, just a 2 minute walk away there are some very good restaurants in 4-5-star hotels that accept not only their guests. And of course – a very affable hostess Christian who takes care of us” Alexey, Switzerland
The Rooms of the Glacier boutique hotel have an original design. Breakfast is included in the payment of accommodation. The restaurant specializes in European cuisine. After the ski slopes, guests can use the services of the spa salon, swim in the pool, relax on the terrace. Here they take with pets. A ski bus stops near the hotel. The traffic interval is 1 hour. The nearest Kleine Scheidegg to Grund is 600 metres from home.
“We booked a mountain view room that is worth paying the staff a premium. We enjoyed the view from the large balcony of the hotel when having breakfast or drinking tea/coffee in the afternoon. The bus stop is right next to the hotel, but we prefer to walk 10 minutes to the train station. The service is like a special project when you order a family celebration. The food is amazing, both in the restaurant and in room service. The staff are very pleasant, we were pleased with our stay. Highly recommended” Jingzhe, Switzerland
The guest house is located high in the mountains (2225 m). A cable car leads right to it. The last run departs at 4:30 p.m. The station is located 100 meters from the house. If the walk through the city lasts longer, you can return only in the morning. Breakfast is served in a self-service format. The rooms are light, decorated in a rustic style. There is a children’s playground in the yard. There are hiking trails in the surrounding area.
“The room is nice, the bed is comfortable. We slept very well! In the evening we watched an amazing sunset from the top of Menlichen. Breakfast was good, too. All social distancing measures have been taken. It was a very quiet holiday!” Margarida, Switzerland
At the foot of the northern slope of Mount Eiger is a comfortable chalet that welcomes guests throughout the year. Spacious rooms are decorated in the classic style, there is nothing superfluous. There is a terrace on the grounds, and in the summer tables and umbrellas are installed on the street. This is taken care of by Bodenwald restaurant, which offers guests dishes à la carte. It’s five minutes to the cable car. 3 kilometres away is Grindelwald Sports Complex, which anyone can visit. The nearest lift is 500 metres from the chalet.
“I liked the view and the location. The room is very clean and comfortable. The chalet is away from the city centre and in a quiet location. The terrace is great. A large bathroom. A small kitchen. Everything you need for a relaxing holiday” Jo’lle, Switzerland
The hotel is located in the historic Grindelwald building. It was built in 1843. Here they honor traditions and want to preserve the atmosphere of romance of the past. For interiors used antique furniture, and the designers designed the rooms in the style of alpine chalets. The restaurant specializes in Swiss cuisine and serves international cooking. The wine list presents a wide range of alcoholic beverages and aperitifs before dinner. The hotel has its own sports centre. There is a climbing simulator, a swimming pool and an ice rink. Public transport is free of charge. A ski bus stops at the entrance. The Firstbahn lift is 200 metres from the hotel.
“I booked this hotel with an online service! It’s a fantastic place. I got a very comfortable room with spectacular views of the mountains. Grindelwald is a small town, but the hotel is ideally located from its center. I went on a bike tour, and there was a room in the hotel where I could keep my bike. I had planned to stay at Grindelwald only for one night, but when I saw the neighborhood, I decided to stay for another night at Bellevue Pinte. Fortunately, they had the opportunity. In the morning served a very tasty continental breakfast. This place is not just atmospheric, it has its own character, being modern and functional. And they make Gret-fondue!” Ian, Switzerland
Alpinhotel Bort offers cozy rooms and half-board meals. This means that breakfast and dinner are included in the payment of accommodation. The room fund consists of standard, semi-luxury, suites and budget rooms. In summer, you can walk along the paved paths, and in winter you can get to the chalet only by cable car. The house is built in such a way that most of the windows overlook the Grindelwald Glacier. Owners do not object to resettlement with pets.
“The location is exceptional – although it is quite difficult to get to it, it is worth it! Lovely food and very, very pleasant staff will make you feel at home! In Switzerland you have to pay a lot for quality, and that’s definitely what everyone here gets!” Marie-jeanne, Luxembourg
This 3-star, improved Schoenegg Park Hotel is located in the centre of Grindelwald, in a quiet and picturesque location. It features a state-of-the-art health centre and an indoor swimming pool. The pool offers panoramic views of the Eiger, and the Finnish sauna and steam bath invite guests to relax after a day in the mountains. The choice of guests includes rooms overlooking the mesmerizing landscapes of mountains and glaciers or a romantic garden with a mountain stream. Every day, the Parkhotel Schoenegg’s dining room serves a five-course buffet dinner. Guests can also visit a traditional English bar where you can order drinks or homemade potato chips. There is also a playroom for young guests.
“The balcony offers stunning views of the mountains. The amenities, the lovely pool, jacuzzi etc, as well as the wonderful huge breakfast and delicious 4/5 course dinner were such a treat and exactly what we needed after a day on the slopes. Also, the hotel staff were absolutely helpful, even bringing a second dinner for our eternally hungry teens! There is a wonderful friendly atmosphere. I would definitely order again” Natalie, UK
For tourists-athletes it is important to return to a warm cozy home, where they will be waiting for a hot dinner and conditions for a full rest. Hotels offer such opportunities, but the most attractive on their background looks 3 star Parkhotel Schoenegg. The city centre, half-board, swimming pool and well-designed recreation area will be the guarantor of a great pastime.