Family run hotel in the centre of town. Popular with guests.
- Half Board
- Spectacular views of the Eiger
- In centre of town, next to the railway station
- A la carte restaurant
- Cellar restaurant for fondue
- Next to the train station in the resort centre
10 minutes walk to the Firstbahn gondola or a 1 minute walk to the bus stop
Popular hotel for guests, excellent quality and great value
Free WiFi throughout hotel and sauna
For families, two children may share a Single Room
In resort centre (next to railway station, access to the main ski area) · 10 minutes walk to Firstbahn gondola and ski school meeting place · 1 minutes walk to ski bus stop (to access nursery slopes and Firstbahn).
For 2 people on half board sharing a twin room with private bath and WC. North facing rooms with bath or shower and balcony and south facing rooms with bath, shower and balcony are available for a supplement. Single rooms with shower and WC are also available. Single and south facing rooms can fit an extra bed suitable for a child. All rooms have satellite TV, safe, hairdryer, free WiFi and minibar.
A la carte restaurant · cellar restaurant for fondue · lounge and bar · sauna · free WiFi access throughout hotel · 70 bedrooms · free entry to ice rink and swimming pool in sports centre included.
Meals: Half Board
Buffet breakfast · 5 course evening meal with daily salad buffet · weekly fondue · Christmas and New Year gala dinners included.
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.