Grand Hotel Beau Rivage

  • Bernese Oberland, Switzerland, Interlaken

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Preserving tradition, the Grand Hotel Beau Rivage brings a historical ambience to Interlaken. From its grand exterior, the extravagant and elegant style continues inside. The hotel is beautifully furnished throughout, and offers all the modern comforts you need. Located on the River Aare, and just a few minutes from the town centre and Interlaken Ost train station, you'll be perfectly situated for any mountain excursions or lake activities.

Al fresco terrace dining

Enjoy the peaceful gardens and al fresco dining with magnificent views of the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch mountains. Share your culinary delights with great company and excellent service, overlooking the turquoise waters of the River Aare. Serving sustainable ingredients that have been locally sourced, the L'Ambiance restaurant is a pleasure for everyone. 

Relax and unwind 

The wellness area with indoor pool, sauna, steam bath and fitness centre, is the ideal place to refresh and leave behind the stresses of everyday life. With classic massages and facial treatments (payable locally), you can unwind and indulge until your hearts content. And, after a busy day exploring the Bernese Oberland, you'll always have a comfortable bed to fall back on at the end.

Added value

Free night available (minimum stay 7 nights, discount automatically applied)

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

Free 'Interlaken Guest Card' with unlimited use of local buses and trains

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

Interlaken

Interlaken makes adventure easy and is a great base for a summer holiday. Sprawled out between the turquoise lakes of Thun and Brienz, this town launches you into the great outdoors in an array of memorable ways – from mountain hikes to sunset cruises. But for all the adventure on its doorstep, Interlaken is a relaxed home base. Sip a kafi crème at a sun-trap café or stroll downriver to the timber buildings of the old quarter. Interlaken is also the start of some of the most scenic rail journeys in Europe, all easily voyaged thanks to the expansive and reliable train network.

Choose your adventure

Rafting, canyoning, kayaking, stand-up paddling, zip lines, via Ferrata – you name it, and Interlaken has probably got it. Interlaken is also one of the top places in Switzerland for paragliding; watching adventurous souls land in Hohematte Park is practically a tradition here (popcorn optional). A lake cruise is a must - boats with panoramic picture windows glide between towns, passing vineyards and fairy-tale castles en route.

Explore Interlaken

Interlaken might have an adventurous spirit, but it remains a laid-back base. Picnic by the chilly waters of the River Aare, where only the daring dip their toes, before meandering on to Unterseen. This is the oldest neighbourhood in Interlaken, with a cobbled town square and houses laden with flowers. Restaurants gather here too, including chalet inns with röstis and rieslings on the menu.

For a deeper dive into local cuisine, go for a tour and tasting at the Rugenbräu Brewery, which has been making alpine ales in the Bernese Oberland for decades. Or book a workshop at the Funky Chocolate Club to learn exactly what it takes to become a master chocolatier.

Gateway to the Bernese Oberland

Variety is the order of the day when it comes to hiking Interlaken and the Bernese Highlands. Easy waterside paths circuit Lake Thun and Lake Brienz. There are hill climbs – up Kleiner Rugen, perhaps, or to the hair-raising glass viewing platform at Harder Kulm (take the funicular one or both ways, depending on how lively you’re feeling). Worthwhile day trips include Grindelwald, where you can wander through meadows to the distant chimes of cowbells or the alpine botanical garden of the Schynige Platte near Wilderswil.

Trails by train

Trains sweep through the countryside around Interlaken, journeying up some of the highest mountains in the region. It’s easy to connect to the Jungfrau Railway, which chugs up to Jungfraujoch, the highest train station in Europe. Even in summer, the sure-footed can walk on the vast snowy glacier. Some of the most beautiful walks start from the village stations here – Grindelwald, Wengen, and Mürren included. Elsewhere, the Brienz Rothorn Railway quite literally heats things up, serving passengers sausages cooked in the steam train’s engine.

Half price travel around Switzerland

Why book a summer holiday in Interlaken 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 the Bernese Oberland's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Interlaken 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 overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 101
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 6

Rooms

Twin Rooms are around 23m² and sleep two to three people (extra bed is a single sofa bed). These rooms have a south-facing balcony (above the hotel entrance and driveway, facing towards the mountains).

All rooms have:

  • Bath
  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer

General information

On arrival/departure a taxi/porter service is provided to transfer you to/from the station.

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF3.50 per person per night is payable locally. Children aged 15 years and under are exempt.

Accessibility

  • Steps into property: 0
  • Adapted rooms: 1
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

 The hotel has one adapted room available on request, please call to book to ensure that it meets your requirements. 

Longitude: 7.7821952
Latitude: 46.6896074

  • Transfer time approx. 2hrs 30 mins by rail from Zurich airport or 3hrs by rail from Geneva airport. Your journey involves one or two changes of train. On arrival/departure a hotel porter/taxi service is provided from Interlaken Ost Station.
  • 650 metres from the town centre
  • 350 metres from Interlaken Ost train station
  • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 350 metres to the nearest supermarket
Facilities

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Fitness room
  • Massage & beauty treatments (payable locally)
  • Outdoor relaxation area 
  • Pool towel service 

Additional facilities

  • Lounge 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden & terrace
  • Parking (payable locally)

Family facilities

  • Cots available
  • Early meals available
Meals

Nothing beats a good Swiss breakfast. The daily buffet breakfast offers a range of hot and cold items, including many local products from Interlaken and the surrounding area.

In the evenings enjoy a three-course Half Board menu with choice of main dish. 

Both meals will be held at the L'Ambiance restaurant within the hotel. 

When weather permits, both breakfast and dinner can be enjoyed on the terrace, which overlooks the beautiful Aare River.

In afternoons and evenings you can enjoy wine, cocktails and beer in the cosy Le Vieux Rivage bar and terrace (payable locally). 

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

    Informal

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.

Swiss Half Fare Card - included

The Swiss transport network is an excellent combination of trains, mountain railways, cable cars, boats, and buses that make it a pleasure to get around and explore at your own pace. 

Swiss Half Fare Card included for all Inghams guests

The Swiss Half Fare Card is included in the price of your holiday and is sent to you as part of your rail transfer tickets. This card can be used around Switzerland for up to 50% discount on various modes of transport - so make sure you keep it with you. It also gives free travel to children from 6 to under 16 years old, when accompanied by a parent with the Family Card.

Subject to change.

Jungfrau Travel Pass - pre-bookable

In addition to the Half Fare card you may wish to purchase other travel passes depending on your holiday plans, such as the Jungfrau Travel Pass or the Bernese Oberland Pass - you can add this to your holiday at the time of booking.

Jungfrau Travel Pass

Enjoy three to eight consecutive days of travel on trains, cable cars, gondolas, and boats within the Jungfrau region including:

  • Grindelwald First gondola
  • Männlichen gondola (Grindelwald Terminus to Männlichen and Männlichen to Wengen)
  • Jungfrau Railway (Kleine Scheidegg to Eigergletscher)
  • Wengeneralp Railway (Grindelwald to Kleine Scheidegg and Kleine Scheidegg to Wengen)
  • Lauterbrunnen to Mürren railway (Lauterbrunnen to Grütschalp and Grütschalp to Winteregg and Mürren)
  • Schynige Platte Railway (Wilderswil to Schynige Platte)
  • Harder Kulm Railway (Interlaken to Harder Kulm)
  • Trains between Grindelwald, Lauterbrunnen and Interlaken Ost
  • Passes from 5 days validity onward include boats on Lakes Thun & Lake Brienz and trains between Interlaken Ost, Interlaken West, and Brienz allowing for round trips by boat and train on Lake Brienz.

A supplement applies for going up to the Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe and the Schilthorn. The Jungfrau Travel Pass will get you a discount on the Jungfraujoch fee.

Please note that Family Cards are not valid with the Jungfrau Travel Pass and children must have the Jungfrau Junior Travel Card. 

Pass inclusions are subject to change. Pre-book prices include a Swiss Half Fare Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of travel passes.

Bernese Oberland Pass - pre-bookable

Bernese Oberland Pass

The Bernese Oberland Pass is a great option if you're staying longer than seven days and/or you're wanting to travel a bit further afield than the routes on the Jungfrau Travel Pass. It includes:

  • travel by train, bus and boat throughout the Bernese Oberland
  • travel on over 25 mountain cable cars
  • boat trips on Lake Thun and Lake Brienz
  • discounts at various partner locations

Supplements apply to get to the top of the Schilthorn and Jungfraujoch - Top of Europe.

Pass inclusions are subject to change. Pre-book prices include Swiss Half Fare Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of travel passes.

Swiss Travel Pass - pre-bookable on request

The Swiss Travel Pass is a huge pass, covering the trains, buses and boats across the full area of Switzerland so is best suited if you want to travel far and wide, or are booking a multi-centre holiday. It doesn't include most mountain excursions or cable-cars but discounts are available locally.

Swiss Travel Pass

Available for 4, 6, 8 or 15 consecutive days, the Swiss Travel Pass includes:

  • Unlimited travel by train, bus and boat
  • Unlimited travel on premium panorama trains (seat reservation fees and/or surcharges apply)
  • Unlimited use of public transport in more than 90 towns & cities
  • Free admission to more than 500 museums
  • Mountain excursions included: Rigi, Stanserhorn and Stoos (all located around Lake Lucerne)
  • Up to 50% discount on many other mountain excursions and cable cars/gondolas

You can purchase either 2nd or 1st class depending on preference.

Pass inclusions are subject to change. Pre-book prices include Swiss Half Fare Card discount. Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of travel passes.

Interlaken Guest Card - included

The free Interlaken Guest Card is provided by your hotel upon arrival and gives you:

  • Free use of public transport in the permitted zones
  • Discounts or free entry to various local attractions and activities

Subject to change.

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Grand Hotel Beau Rivage
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