Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Grindelwald

  • 5

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This five-star hotel is beautifully furnished in an attractive alpine style and has charming gardens with bush–covered verandas, lounging areas, and a traditional Swiss cart on display.

Perfect central location

You'll be just a short walk from the mountain railway and the village centre - just outside the hotel, the main train station is close by. Despite this fantastic location, you'll walk in an feel like you're on a peaceful Alpine escape, thanks to the pretty gardens and rustic décor with touches of luxury.

Character, elegance, luxury, and tradition

The connected lounge, bar, and restaurant are elaborately furnished with quirky traditional features and the pianist who plays during afternoon tea and in the evenings is always a delight. The spa is excellent, with an indoor pool with a current, sun terrace, steam bath, glacier grotto, Kneipp, private whirlpool, relaxation showers and two saunas.

On half board arrangement, you'll enjoy a generous buffet breakfast and lavish four-course evening meal. All served up by the Michelin Guide-featured kitchen.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 31 Mar)

Duration discount available (min stay 7 nights, valid on stays from 18 May - 27 May and from 1 Sep - end of season, discount automatically applied)

Free daily packed lunch

Free daily afternoon tea with sandwiches and cake

20% 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 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: 48
  • Official rating: 5

Rooms

Komfort Twin Rooms are around 28m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a murphy bed). They have a bath and separate shower and face north.

Superior Twin Rooms are around 28m² and sleep up to three people (extra bed is a murphy bed). They are south-facing with a balcony, and have a bath and separate shower.

Junior Suites are around 35m² and also sleep up to three people (extra bed is a murphy bed). These rooms have a lounge area and south-facing balcony.

Single Rooms are around 18m² and have a bath. These rooms have a double bed and face north.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • 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: No
  • Access ramp: No
  • Steps into property: 0

Lift in main building goes to the fourth floor then five steps up to the top floor.

Lift and room doors are 80cm wide which may be limiting for some wheelchairs.

Longitude: 8.0292076
Latitude: 46.6256003

  • 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
  • Situated in the centre of Grindelwald
  • 250 metres to the train station
  • 100 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • The Eiger Express, cog railway, and the Männlichen gondola, are just a two minute train ride or easy walk
Facilities

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Indoor pool (7am-11pm)
  • Finnish sauna
  • Bio sauna with light therapy
  • Steam bath
  • Glacier grotto
  • Adventure shower
  • Kneipp
  • Private spa for 1-2 people (payable locally)
  • Beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • In-house bowling alley (payable locally)
  • Games room
  • Library
  • Daily English newspapers in lobby
  • Parking
  • Electric car charging points (subject to availability)

Family facilities

  • Cots and linen
  • Early child meals from 6pm
  • Children's playground
  • Games room
  • In-house bowling-alley (payable locally)
  • Baby listening service (approx. CHF25 per hour, payable locally)
Meals

Enjoy a generous daily hot and cold buffet breakfast.

A free daily packed lunch and English afternoon tea with sandwiches and cake is provided for all guests.

In the evening, the four course half board evening meal is served in the Alpterrassen restaurant. The menu includes a salad and starter buffet, choice of main course, and cheese or dessert buffet. 

  • No of restaurants: 3
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

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

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£3777
per person from £1259
09/10/2024 - 3 nights
3 adults
From Manchester Int.
Half Board
Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof
Bernese Oberland, Grindelwald
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