Convenient location offering quick access to the slopes & resort centre
- Half Board
- Opposite the gondola, and 5 minutes' to ski school
- 3 minutes' walk to the centre
- Indoor pool, steam room, sauna and health spa
- Spacious lounge with a log fire and piano music
The popular Sunstar Hotel has a good location in Grindelwald and provides high quality accommodation in a modern setting. There are fantastic leisure facilities including the fabulous health spa that offers an indoor pool, sauna, relaxation baths, fitness room and beauty treatments. Just so you know, the wellness area has a no-clothing policy.
- located opposite the gondola
- 3 minutes' walk to resort centre
- 15 minutes' walk to the mountain railway station
- 2 minutes' walk to the ski school meeting point
All rooms have hairdryer, satelite TV, minibar and safe. Customers are entitled to free drinks from the minibar - one beer, one soft drink, one juice and one mineral water per day.
Single room - sleeps 1: Single bed, private shower and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 1-2: Twin beds, private bath (with shower attachment) and WC.
Twin room - sleeps 1-3: Twin beds, single folding bed, private bath (with shower attachment) and balcony.
Superior twin room - sleeps 1-3: Twin beds, single folding bed, private bath (with shower attachment), WC and balcony. South facing.
- indoor pool
- health spa with sauna, steam room, relaxation baths and fitness room (over 16s only)
- extra charge for beauty treatments
- spacious lounge with log fire and piano music
- cosy bar
- free WiFi
- free shuttle service to and from station on transfer day, between 7am-9pm
- 217 bedrooms
- hot and cold buffet breakfast
- 5-course evening meals with a choice of main course and weekly starter and salad buffet
- à la carte restaurant
- New Year's Eve gala dinner 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.