If it's modern hotel with stunning views of the Eiger you want then you should not be disappointed with the Spinne. A great choice for a great resort!
- Half Board
- Stylish historic hotel
- A selection of wellness facilites
- Central location, 4 minutes walk to the Firstbahn gondola and the nearest piste
- Central location, 4 minutes walk to the Firstbahn gondola and the nearest piste.
- Stylish historic hotel has a modern feel and excellent quality.
- Welcoming bar with an open log fire and dining room with views of the Eiger, free WiFi.
- Wellness spa with herbal and Finnish saunas, steam bath, whirlpool and relaxation room.
· Excellent central location · 4 minutes walk to ski school meeting point · 4 minutes walk to Firstbahn gondola and nearest piste
For 2 people on half board sharing a twin north facing room with private bath, private shower and WC. Single rooms and south facing twin rooms with balcony are available at a supplement. All bedrooms are recently renovated, with satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer, WiFi and most face the Eiger or the Wetterhorn.
· High quality, popular hotel · wellness spa with herbal and finnish saunas · steambath, whirlpool and relaxation room · extra charge for massage and beauty treatments · lounge with open fire place and espresso bar · regular live music in high season · free weekly curling session · free entry to swimming pool and ice rink in Sports Centre · free WiFi · lift · 47 bedrooms
Meals: Half Board
· Hot and cold buffet breakfast · 4 course evening meals with a choice of main course · hotel's Italian restaurant is offered at an extra charge · Christmas and New Year gala dinners included
Special Offers from December 2014 - April 2015
Free entry to swimming pool and ice rink at sports centre for all guests • free weekly curling
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.