The Best Hotels in Grindelwald, Switzerland, for Every Traveller

Come to the Swiss region of Grindelwald for some stunning views of Eiger Mountain
Come to the Swiss region of Grindelwald for some stunning views of Eiger Mountain | © Elen / Alamy Stock Photo
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9 December 2020

The Swiss village of Grindelwald lies in the Bernese Alps below the legendary north face of Eiger Mountain – a near-mythical spot from mountaineering and alpine history, where the events of Heinrich Harrer’s book The White Spider played out in real life. It’s also a beauty of a skiing spot – and Grindelwald itself has all the charm you’d expect from an alpine village in Switzerland. Here’s our guide to the best hotels in the area.

Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald

Hotel
4.4/5 (478 Reviews)
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There are few places better equipped to welcome you back from a long day of skiing than Sunstar Grindelwald – with its purpose-built wellness spa featuring not only a large swimming pool but also a log-cabin sauna and Roman thermal baths. The chic-yet-practical rooms have a modern feel to them – kick back here, or relax with a beer in front of the open fire in the lounge. Book half-board in advance for a three-course meal every night, including two culinary-themed evenings each week.

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Outdoor pool
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Concierge Service
24 Hour Front Desk
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Hotel Bernerhof Grindelwald

Hotel
4.1/5 (396 Reviews)
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Only a minute’s walk from the train station and in the centre of Grindelwald, Hotel Bernerhof is the perfect base from which to explore the Jungfrau area. Just a 15-minute walk from the hotel front door, you’ll find the longest cable car in Europe to take you up to the Männlichen ski area. To make your life a little easier, a ski rental is available on-site (so no queuing in Intersport), plus a terrace overlooking the Eiger, perfect for an après-ski beer.

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Free Wifi
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff

Hotel Wetterhorn

Hotel
4.4/5 (71 Reviews)
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Why stay in town when you can stay in the mountains? Hotel Wetterhorn is located up on the Upper Grindelwald Glacier. It’s ski-in, ski-out (the Stepfi slope goes directly to the hotel), making it one of few in Grindelwald, plus there are good bus links to Grindelwald throughout the day. Two snowshoe trails also start directly from the hotel. The rooms are function over form, but they’re comfy, and that location means a lot.

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Free Wifi
Restaurant
Concierge Service
Multilingual Staff

Parkhotel Schoenegg

Hotel
4.5/5 (104 Reviews)
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One of the biggest benefits of Parkhotel Schoenegg is the location, right next to the First cable car, ideal for those who want to waste no time getting from the town to the slopes. The grounds of the hotel are beautiful, with a waterfall in the garden (most likely frozen if you’re visiting in winter). The kitchen uses fresh cow’s milk and local cheeses at breakfast, and there’s a fantastic terrace for your post-ski drink.

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Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Business Centre
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Hotel Spinne

Spa Hotel, Hotel
4.3/5 (381 Reviews)
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Looking for an outdoor infinity pool in the heart of the mountains? Then, Hotel Spinne has got you covered. The spa is extensive here with an intriguing Ice Kneipp Path to cool down in after a steamy sauna. Solo travellers can stay in a single room, while families will appreciate the two-bed suite with a private lounge. There are several in-hotel restaurants, including the candlelit Rôtisserie or the more relaxed Mercato, which focuses on Italian food. The terrace has astounding views of the mountains, and, when night comes, get yourself to the Mescalero Disco to party.

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At a Glance

Free Wifi
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Full-service spa
Laundry Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Bar/Lounge

Boutique Hotel Glacier

Boutique Hotel, Spa Hotel, Hotel
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Hotel Glacier has over 150 years of experience serving guests in the shadow of the Eiger. Recently remodelled, this boutique hotel has 28 spacious rooms featuring contemporary designs – think soft charcoal greys and blues, hardwood floors and natural light. The guest-only spa comes complete with a hammam, a log-lined sauna and an outdoor pool, as well as a gourmet restaurant offering seasonal tasting menus. Don’t forget to stop into the wine and whisky tasting room for a tipple or two.

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  • Hotel Belvedere

    Spa Hotel, Hotel
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    The Belvedere dates back to 1907 and even hosted Hermann Hesse in 1912. The hotel is still run by the same family today, but the rooms have been upgraded – with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Eiger and Wetterhorn. There’s even a suite called the Snoring Room, offering two separate bedrooms, presumably in case of a nasally bothersome spouse. The restaurant is a member of the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs association, serving Swiss specialities as well as fusion food with a Mediterranean twist, and there are a piano bar and a spa, for good measure.

    Eiger Selfness Hotel

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    Eiger Selfness Hotel runs on a philosophy showcased in its name. It’s about looking after yourself, your body and your mind. Meditation workshops, talks and literature, if desired, are at your disposal. The hotel dates back to the 1890s, and, since then, a fitness area, a sauna, a pool, plus a wine and whisky lounge (selfness involves a little indulgence, too) have been added. Much of the hotel has been renovated in the past 10 years, adding a stylish, modern alpine touch.

    Hotel Caprice

    Bed and Breakfast
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    This traditional Swiss bed and breakfast has its own mini spa oasis, complete with bubbling whirlpool, Finnish block sauna, Turkish steam bath and infrared cabin. After resting your aching muscles, head to the cellar bar for a glass of Swiss wine (the country only exports 1% of it, and it’s really good). Families will appreciate a room at Hotel Caprice – under-five-year-olds stay for free, and it’s only a couple of minutes away from the train and bus stop.

    Derby Swiss Quality Hotel

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    Right next to the train station in Grindelwald, the Derby Swiss Quality is a traditional hotel with single and double rooms, overlooking the Wetterhorn and Eiger. Each room has a balcony, and, downstairs, you’ll find a sauna. Plus, you can head over to the local sports centre for the free use of its swimming pool. Tuck into the huge breakfast buffet each morning, and indulge in fondue one evening at the Cava cellar restaurant. You can walk it all off on the 15-minute walk to the ski gondola.

    These recommendations were updated on December 9, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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