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Berner Oberland Hotels

Grandhotel Giessbach

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

Pros

  • Stunning location
  • Old-world charm
  • All-round experience is one of utter relaxation

Cons

  • Day-trippers come for lunch at the terrace, so it can be crowded
  • Isolated location

Updated 10/08/2012

Fodor's Review

Overlooking the famed Giessbach Falls, this 19th-century Belle Epoque 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.

The Park restaurant has a glorious orangery overlooking the falls, while Le Tapis Rouge is a serious gourmand affair.

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Hotel Information

Address:

Am Brienzersee, Brienz, 3855, Switzerland

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Phone:

033-9522525

Website: www.giessbach.ch

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed late-Oct.–late Apr.
  • 65 rooms, 5 suites
  • Breakfast; Some meals

Updated 10/08/2012

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