Grandhotel Giessbach

Am Brienzersee, Brienz, 3855, Switzerland

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.

PROS

  • stunning location
  • old-world charm
  • outdoor pool with water lilies

CONS

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

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 033-9522525

HOTEL DETAILS

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

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