Berner Oberland Hotels

Grandhotel Giessbach

  • Am Brienzersee Map It
  • Brienz
  • Fodor's Choice


  • Stunning location
  • Old-world charm
  • Outdoor pool with water lilies


  • Day-trippers come for lunch at the terrace, so it can be crowded
  • Might be hard to sleep in rooms facing the waterfall

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

Overlooking the famed Giessbach Falls, this 19th-century Belle Époque showplace trimmed with fancy woodwork and topped with turrets offers lovely scenic views from almost any vantage point. The lobby has high, chandeliered ceilings and period furnishings in golds, yellows, and soft pinks. Stucco angels, full-length oil portraits of Swiss beauties, and other Proustian touches will have you feeling like an off-duty aristocrat in no time. Guest rooms are comfortable and spacious, and the communal maxibar offers free beverages and fruit around the clock. The Les Cascadesrestaurant has a glorious orangery overlooking the falls, while Le Tapis Rouge is a serious gourmand affair.

Hotel Information


Am Brienzersee, Brienz, 3855, Switzerland

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Hotel Details:

  • Closed late-Oct.–late Apr.
  • 65 rooms, 5 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast; Some meals

Published 04/14/2015

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