Fodor's Expert Review Hotel Gletschergarten

Obere Gletscherstr. 1, Grindelwald, Bern, 3818, Switzerland Fodor's Choice

A vastly improved version of the standard chalet-style lodging, the Gletschergarten has been in the same family for four generations, and the interior radiates welcome, from heirloom furniture to original paintings by the owner's grandfather to tea roses cut from the garden. There's heraldry in the leaded-glass windows, a ceramic stove with a built-in seat warmer, and a wood-paneled lounge taken from an old Grindelwald farmhouse. All rooms have balconies, some with glacier views, others overlooking the emerald-green hills. Ask for a corner room, as the angles are especially pleasing. Don't miss the pleasant spa with a sauna, a steam bath, and a relaxation area.

PROS

  • Homey feel with friendly hosts
  • Small spa
  • Magnificent views over glacier

CONS

  • Some room elements could use a makeover
  • A bit of a walk to main street attractions
  • Carpets not to everyone's taste

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Pet Friendly
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 033-8531721

HOTEL DETAILS

26 rooms
Rate Includes: Closed late Mar.–mid-May and mid-Oct.–mid-Dec., Free Breakfast

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