Hotel Sunstar Grindelwald

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Grindelwald

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Hotel Sunstar is an elegant wellness hotel in a quiet but central location in Grindelwald. The spa is beautiful, with a large indoor pool and relaxation area, Finnish log cabin sauna, steam room and Roman-Irish baths with four climate zones - perfect for resting your legs after a long walk. Spa access is free for all Inghams guests and you'll also get 10% off spa treatments, so why not treat yourself?

Mountain panoramas

The mountain views steal everyone's attention and the large sun terrace and gardens provide the perfect space to unwind and enjoy them. The hotel also has a fitness room and daily activity program. With the location opposite the Grindelwald-First gondola, it couldn't be easier to get into the mountains.

Spoilt for choice with seasonal and local food

You'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to food, with four courses of either a set menu (with choices) or a buffet. Whichever the option, you'll enjoy tasty, local and seasonal food with the perfect wine to accompany it from the hotel's extensive wine list. All the hotel rooms have been recently renovated and are comfortable and cosy with mountain views.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book at least 60 days prior to arrival)

Free minibar with soft drinks, mineral water and alcohol free beer replenished daily

10% discount on spa treatments

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 in person or over the phone 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: 217
  • Official rating: 4


Standard Nova Rooms are around 20-22m² and sleep up to three people (the extra bed is a roll-away bed). These rooms have a balcony with north-facing views towards the Wetterhorn and First Mountains, and a rainfall shower.

Premium Rooms are around 24-26m² and also sleep up to three people. These rooms have a south-facing balcony with views of the Eiger and Kleine Scheidegg, and either a bath or a shower.

Standard Nova Single Rooms are around 14m² with north-facing views and a shower.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Coffee machine
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in time: 4pm
  • Check-out time: 11am

Local taxes and fees

A 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: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
  • Steps into property: 0

Longitude: 8.0391232
Latitude: 46.6238043

  • 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
  • Located in the centre of Grindelwald just two minutes' walk from the First gondola
  • 700 metres to Grindelwald train station
  • 40 metres to nearest bus stop



Spa & wellness facilities

  • 15x9 metre indoor heated swimming pool
  • Finnish log cabin sauna in the garden
  • Fitness room
  • Roman-Irish baths with four climate zones - Laconium, Caldarium, Odorium, Tepidarium
  • Lovely sun terrace & gardens with mountain views
  • Relaxation room with panoramic views
  • Massage, solarium and beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking

Family facilities

  • Early childrens meals (from 6pm)
  • Cots, linen, and highchairs available

In the morning, the extensive breakfast buffet offers a range of dishes, including a selection of breads, local and regional cheeses, fresh fruit, and cooked items.

If you've booked half-board, your evening meal is four courses of tasty, local and seasonal food in the Adlerstube or the Ambiance restaurant. This will be either a buffet-style meal, or there will be choices for each course.

Rooms facilities include a complimentary minibar with alcohol free beer, mineral water, & soft drinks all replenished daily.

  • 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
  • Vegan (on request)

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

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per person from £1189
Includes £20pp discount
09/10/2024 - 3 nights
2 adults
From Manchester Int.
Half Board
Hotel Sunstar Grindelwald
Bernese Oberland, Grindelwald
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