Hotel Belvedere

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Grindelwald

  • 4.5

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The elegant Hotel Belvedere sits in extensive grounds with panoramic views of the stunning Eiger and Wetterhorn mountains, just 450 metres from central Grindelwald and 350 metres from the mountain railway and train station.

Extensive gardens and cinematic views

The private gardens with pretty pergola and lounge beds offer a perfect place to relax and take in the cinematic views. The garden's natural outdoor pool and saltwater whirlpool, and the hotel's modern spa area are the cherry on the cake.

Sustainable luxury

Hotel Belvedere holds an Ibex platinum award for sustainability and is focused on carbon footprint reduction, whilst continuing to offer a luxury experience.

A wide variety of gourmet food is served in the restaurant, with inventive cuisine and many fresh, homegrown ingredients used to create Swiss specialities with a light Mediterranean influence. At the end of the day, you can enjoy a drink in the elegant bar and lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows and panoramic views.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 31 Jan)

Free daily packed lunch

Inghams Guided Walks included from 21 May - 19 Sep 24 and from 26 May - 11 Sep 25 (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 in person or over the phone from our local resort team

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

Grindelwald

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.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 56
  • Official rating: 4.5

Rooms

Classic Garden Rooms are around 28-32m², sleep two people and are north-facing with a view of the Wetterhorn. These rooms are also available on a request basis for sole use (supplement applies) - please call us to book. (These rooms were previously called Wetterhorn rooms but have been renamed by the hotel).

Classic Eiger View Rooms are around 28-32m² and are south-facing with a view of the Eiger. Sleep up to three people (the extra bed is a single sofa bed).

Deluxe Garden Rooms are around 36m² and are north-facing with a view of the Wetterhorn. Sleep up to three people (the extra bed is a single sofa bed). These rooms are on request only - please call us to book. (These rooms were previously called Wetterhorn rooms but have been renamed by the hotel).

Deluxe Eiger View Rooms are around 36m² and are south-facing with a view of the Eiger. Sleep up to three people (the extra bed is a single sofa bed).

Rooms will be made up as two beds together. If you'd prefer a twin set up please request at the time of booking.

All rooms have:

  • Balcony
  • Air conditioning
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Bath or shower
  • Bathrobes
  • Slipper
  • Hairdryer

General information

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

Local fees and taxes

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).

Accessibility

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

Longitude: 8.0295546
Latitude: 46.6251653

  • 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 collect you from the station on arrival
  • 450 metres to the centre of Grindelwald
  • 20 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 450 metres to the nearest supermarket
  • 350 metres to the station
  • A short train/bus ride to First Gondola, Eiger Express, and the cog railway.
Facilities

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool and whirlpool
  • Outdoor saltwater whirlpool
  • Heat-mine cave (a heated room that looks like a mine cave, swimsuits compulsory)
  • Ice mist & tropical rain 'experience' shower
  • Finnish sauna and steam room (adults only, nude area)
  • Massage (payable locally)
  • Pool towels
  • 50% discount on use of facilities at the resort's sports centre with the Resort Card

Please note that all wellness facilities are adult-only from 6pm.

Additional facilities

  • Lounge with floor to ceiling windows and panoramic views
  • Billiards table
  • Board games
  • Parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Family facilities

  • Cots & linen
  • Highchairs
  • Early child meals available on request
  • Baby monitors available
  • Family-friendly spa time before 6pm (excludes sauna and steam room)
  • Games room with table tennis, table football, billiards and a play corner for toddlers
  • Various board games for the entire family
Meals

Excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast and complimentary daily packed lunch.

In the evening half-board guests can enjoy a delicious four-course evening meal with choice and salad buffet in Restaurant Belvedere.

After dinner, enjoy a cocktail either served in the bar, or out on the terrace with views of the Eiger.

In addition to the main restaurant, the hotel's Fondue Gondola and their award-winning à la carte restaurant - 1910 Gourmet by Hausers - offer regional dishes and sustainable fine dining. Both are bookable directly with the hotel.

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

    Smart Casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

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

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£2278
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09/10/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
Half Board
Hotel Belvedere
Bernese Oberland, Grindelwald
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