AddressObere Gletscherstrasse 1 GrindelwaldSee nearby area
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Lonely Planet review
The sweet Breitenstein family make you feel at home in their rustic timber chalet, brimming with heirlooms from landscape paintings to snapshots of Elsbeth’s grandfather who had 12 children (those were the days…). Decked out in pine and flowery fabrics, the rooms have balconies facing Unterer Gletscher at the front and Wetterhorn (best for sunset) at the back.
Our independent authors have visited Hotel Gletschergarten and selected this as one of our recommended hotels in Grindelwald.
Description provided by property
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 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.
Services & facilities
- Pets allowed
- Games room
- Ski-to-door access
- Non-smoking throughout
- Non-smoking rooms
- Ski pass vendor
- Tour desk
- Ticket service
- Free WiFi
Call ahead to organise your jump from First at a height of 2150m (from Sfr180) or above the Staubbach Falls (Sfr170).
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