Derby Swiss Quality Hotel

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Grindelwald

  • 3.5

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Decorated in light pinewood throughout, this stylish hotel is set between cinematic mountain ranges. Expect quality service and a warm welcome.

Central, convenient and steeped in history

First established in the 19th Century and forming part of the train station you are just a stone’s throw away from Grindelwald centre. The walkers’ bus stop is a minute away for easy access to Waldspitz and Busalp walking areas.

Passionate about hospitality

Enjoy a relaxing drink in the cosy bar or lounge and take in the vast snow-capped mountains from the sun terrace. Our guests love the weekly apéro with the hotel’s directors - a great opportunity to meet other travellers. The extensive food options here set you up for an action-packed day, and you can expect hearty cuisine and excellent service. The weekly fondue night served in a cosy cellar bar is a delicious alternative to the four-course evening meal.

Added value

Free night(s) offer available (min stay 7 nights, valid on stays from 18 May - 1 Jun and from 17 Aug - end of season, discount automatically applied)

Weekly guest apero with hotel directors in the hotel bar (including snacks)

Inghams Guided Walks included from 21 May - 19 Sep (subject to availability)

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Swiss Family Card Included - free travel for children under 16 on mainline trains/buses/boats in Switzerland when accompanied by a parent

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or trains from the UK and train transfers


Summer holidays in Grindelwald are really special. Forget about dark wizards and wands – the real Grindelwald is magic for altogether different reasons. The village looks up to the Lower Grindelwald Glacier and is watched over by a wall of peaks, including the 4,000-metre-plus Mönch and the looming north face of the Eiger. Walks in Grindelwald range from Alpine epics like the Eiger Trail to family-friendly rambles and getting from A to B is easy, thanks to the gondolas and trains that wind their way up to improbable heights. Back in Grindelwald, sunny terraces are laid out for marveling at the huge mountains that kicked off the 19th-century golden age of alpinism.  

Explore Grindelwald in the summer

A gondola connects Grindelwald to First, on the scenic Schwarzhorn mountain north of the village. It's a haven for summer activities and incredible mountain views. Grab a bite to eat with views over peaks and glaciers, and dare to fly down the ziplines - four friends at a time can whizz down the First Flyer, or fly like an eagle on the First Glider. Release the kids onto the alpine playground or mountain kart tracks and if you have a good head for heights, take on the Cliff Walk. Keen hikers can set off for the mountain lake of Bachalpsee and on to the ridgetop Alpine gardens and mountain station of Schynige Platte before returning by cog railway and train. Or, head towards the Grosse Scheidegg mountain pass, a great spot to enjoy sunset.

Jungfraujoch: visit the top of Europe

Grindelwald is the gateway to the Jungfraujoch – the seat between two of the highest mountains in the Bernese Alps. The views are even more impressive in the summer. To get there, catch the Eiger Express mountain lift to the Eiger Gletscher station, which sits on the mountain ridge between Grindelwald and Wengen, and then hop on a train to the highest train station in Europe. On arrival, you’ll be treated to panoramas of the vast Aletsch Glacier - the longest in Europe. It's easy to spend a few hours of your holiday up here, admiring the views of the glacier from inside as well as out - take a walk through the Ice Palace for an inside look at this wonderful world of ice.

Sightseeing in Grindelwald: Interlaken and the lakes

The arrival of the railway transformed Grindelwald from a mountain climbing base to the Jungfrau region’s biggest summer holiday destination. Catch the train down the valley to Interlaken, the adventure capital of Switzerland. From here, you can wander the half-timbered houses of the old town, jump aboard a glass-roofed boat for a cruise on the brilliant turquoise waters of Lake Thun and Lake Brienz (a perfect summer holiday activity), or take the funicular up to Harder Kulm to admire the lakes from above. Paragliding is a favorite activity here, too.

Mountain adventures on family holidays in Grindelwald

Grindelwald First is for high-adrenalin family fun, while the Pfingstegg area specializes in more laid-back mountain adventures – lazy zip lines that loop through the trees and a summer toboggan. There are also lots of mountain biking trails in the summer around Grindelwald, plus canyoning routes, adventure playgrounds, and an indoor rope park. Another lift goes up to Männlichen, where there’s a treetop walk and a playground themed around Lieselotte, the beloved storybook cow.

Why book a summer holiday in Grindelwald with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time at your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Jungfrau's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Grindelwald. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Grindelwald include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in the resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 69
  • Official rating: 3.5


Standard Double Rooms are around 13-15m² with Austrian Twin beds. They are north facing (station side) with First and Wetterhorn Mountain views, a balcony and shower.

Superior Double Rooms are around 18-20m² with Austrian Twin beds. They are south facing with Eiger views, and have a balcony and bath. They can sleep two adults and a child up to 6 years (additional bed is a cot).

Junior Suites are around 22m² and sleep up to three people (the extra bed is a double sofa bed). These suites can be north or south facing and are available on request, please call us to book.

Single Rooms are around 15m² and have a shower. They can face north or south.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in time: 3pm
  • Check-out time: 11am

Local taxes and fees

A local tourist tax of approx. CHF 5.25 per person per night is payable locally (children aged 12-15 years pay a reduced rate of CHF 4.75 per person per night, and guests aged 12 and under are exempt).


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
  • Steps into property: 0

Lifts serve all floors except the fifth. Only one of the two lifts in the building is wheelchair-accessible.

Longitude: 8.0306128
Latitude: 46.6243183

  • Transfer time: approx. 3hrs 15mins by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs 30mins by rail from Geneva airport. Your journey may involve two or three changes of train, depending on the train you catch. The hotel porter will be available to meet you at the station on arrival if required (08:00-21:00 only)
  • Central location by the train station, and just 400 metres from the main street.
  • Less than 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • Sauna
  • Top floor terrace with Eiger views
Family Facilities

Early children's meals available in à la carte restaurant (on request)


The hotel offers an excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast every morning.

If you've booked half board you'll have a four-course evening meal in the Derbystube, including salad buffet and choice of main course. A weekly fondue or raclette is offered as an alternative to the evening meal.

If you've booked Bed and Breakfast then the hotel's Föhrenstube à la carte restaurant offers in-house fine-dining, and the hotel's central location means there are a large number of restaurants nearby.

  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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22/05/2024 - 3 nights
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Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
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