Eiger Lodge, Grindelwald
Rooms have amazing views on the mountains, next to the train station, perfect for avid skiers without breaking the bank!
- Bed and Breakfast
- In Resort Centre
- Located in the centre of Grindelwald
- Stunning views of the Eiger
- Excellent value for money
The Eiger Lodge is only a few minutes walk to the Grindelwald Terminal where the speedy new Eiger Express Gondola will take you up to the Eiger Glacier station in no time at all. The Grindelwald Grund Station is a couple of minutes in the other direction, so you're in a great place to explore the whole area.
The Eiger Lodge is new to town and is a modern hostel-style accommodation with a relaxed, sociable atmosphere. Our rooms are located in the Chic part of the lodge, so are all private with shower and WC. A nice buffet breakfast is included each morning. The lounge, bar and grill are the perfect place to grab a drink or a bite to eat and being so close to town, exploring the local restaurants in the evening is easy. This accommodation will really suit the active holiday-maker after an authentic, no-frills accommodation with comfortable place to rest after a days hiking.
50 metres to the nearest bus stop
50 metres to the nearest supermarket
500 metres to the centre of Grindelwald village
All rooms have a TV, hairdryer and are modern.
Standard Austrian Twin Room -sleeps 2- Twin beds, shower and WC.
South-Facing Austrian Twin Room -sleeps 2- Twin beds, shower, WC and south-facing balcony.
Family Room -sleeps 2-4- Austrian twin beds, bunk beds, shower and WC.
A hot and cold buffet breakfast is served each morning, offering local and regional products and ingredients.
Accessible from Berne (75km) and Zurich (2/3 hours), Grindelwald is the oldest yet least- known of the 3 Jungfrau resorts (which combine to offer 188km of piste). Most will have heard of Wengen and Murren. All 3 sit around the magnificent Eiger, with Grindelwald at the base. This does lead to a lack of sun in the winter. A mountaineering Mecca, the setting and scenery are fantastic and the resort is picturesque in the extreme, although Murren possesses the best views. Grindelwald has its own domain, linked with Wengen, while a slight trek can get you to Murren. In particular, the cog railway and the gondola to most of the skiing can get clogged, especially at weekends. The lift system is rather antiquated, but should be receiving attention soon.
Grindelwald has Europe's longest sledge run - it is 15 km long!
The skiing favours intermediates, while advanced skiers may miss out if they aren't prepared to travel. The resort is hugely popular with families. The ski school also has a reasonable reputation, with many English-speaking instructors. Grindelwald's biggest problem is a lack of guaranteed snow, with most of the skiing between 1000m and 2000m.
There is plenty to do off the snow, with the train helping you to get around. Après-ski is pretty laid-back, while hotel restaurants are the focus for good grub. There are a few reasonable bars and 2 clubs, so it's slightly livelier than the other Jungfrau resorts. Access is provided by train from Interlaken.
Overall, a beautiful family ski resort, with a great selection of skiing and non-skiing options available. Grindelwald, funnily enough, only really comes into its own when there is ample snow.
The World Snow Festival takes place in Grindelwald each year. Thousands of sculpturers present their creations on this event. It is worth watching them how they make their creations.
Good For Non-Skiers
Large Ski Area
• Grundstrasse 58, 3818 Grindelwald, Switzerland
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