Derby Swiss Quality Hotel

  • Jungfrau Ski Region, Switzerland, Grindelwald

  • 3.5

    3.5 Rating

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Expect great quality service and a warm welcome at the Derby Hotel, returning guests feel personally valued by the family and staff here. Ideally positioned in Grindelwald, you can take advantage of the magnificent mountain views and hassle free ski links.

Hearty cuisine

The Derby offers you a wide range of options, whether you are fuelling up for a day on the slopes or looking for a spot for lunch or an après drink, there is something for everyone.

An extensive breakfast buffet with a range of options including a classic continental offering is served each morning and when you have returned from a day on the slopes a delicious evening meal awaits you -plus once a week you can enjoy a traditional fondue evening.

If you want to treat yourself to a traditional Swiss fondue 'Cava' is an excellent choice,  serving a variety of fondues in a rustic style cellar restaurant. Alternatively the à la carte  Föhrenstube has a range of Bernese specialities and classic favourites on the menu.

When you have returned for the day head to the Gaststube - a spot where locals and tourists gather to enjoy a drinks or two in a cosy café-bar. 

Great location

With a central location in Grindelwald, getting around the Jungfrau Region couldn't be easier. The village railway is conveniently located just opposite the hotel, and the bus station is just a short walk away - catch the bus to the First gondola and head up the active mountain, ski the day away or fly through the alps on a 800 metre long zip line - there is also a viewing platform with incredible views of the surrounding mountain peaks.

You can also head to the Grindelwald Terminal station by bus or train, from here you can head up the Eiger Glacier or make your way over to Wengen via the Männlichen gondola.

Added value

Free use of resort buses and discounted entrance to resort sport centre with pool and ice rink (with guest card)


  • Ski from an altitude of 2,970 metres in the Jungfrau Ski Region
  • 211 kilometres of pistes across the whole ski area
  • 27 blue, 36 red and 19 black runs
  • Excellent non-ski activities including winter walking and sledging 

Grindelwald is Mecca for fans of all winter pursuits, with immaculately groomed pistes, prepared hiking paths, sled runs and even zip lines included in the area pass - thrill seekers will love the First Flyer and Glider zip lines. The village is in a pretty spectacular location in the valley, beneath the towering north face of the Eiger, surrounded by mountains. Access to the large ski area of the Jungfrau region couldn't be easer using the excellent network of mountain trains, buses and cable-cars. You'll be carving your way around the three linked ski areas in no time: Grindelwald-First, Grindelwald-Wengen and Mürren-Schilthorn. You can even tackle the challenging Lauberhorn race run, have lunch in Wengen, and still be home in time for tea. 

Skiing and Snowboarding in Grindelwald

Investments into the modern lift network has made getting around even easier from the Grindelwald Terminal station. The Eiger Express gets you to the glacier in record time and links up to the railway to take you up to the Jungfrau - Top of Europe (payable locally). While the Männlichen gondola leads to a network of some of the longest cruisy runs in the region and access to the Kleine Scheidegg and Wengen ski area areas. We'd still recommend travelling the more traditional way on the scenic cog railway, especially if you're heading for some high altitude skiing from the Schiltorn in Mürren.

Where to stay in Grindelwald

Check out our selection of hotels in Grindelwald. Whether you're after somewhere modern, authentic, traditional or family run we've got a great choice of accommodation to suit you. You can be sure to receive a warm welcome and classic Swiss hospitality when you arrive. 

Bars and restaurants in Grindelwald 

There are lots of restaurants to choose from in Grindelwald as well as mountain lodges to stop off at for lunch on the slopes. In town you'll find everything from traditional Swiss raclette to authentic Indian food. In the centre for town you'll be sure to find a great atmosphere, bar's with terraces to enjoy a drink in the sun and even a little après. 

Whats included in an Inghams holiday to Grindelwald

With an Inghams holiday you'll have flights, transfers and accommodation included. You can also pre-book optional extra's like equipment hire, lift passes and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these. 

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Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 210 km
Runs 27 36 19
Longest run 0 Km
Lifts Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 0, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus False
  • No. of rooms: 69
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 3.5

Local Fees and Taxes

Tourist Tax:

  • approx. CHF 5.20 per adult (aged 16+ years) per day (payable locally)
  • approx. CHF 4.20 per child (aged 12 - 15 years) per day (payable locally)


Standard 'Cosy' Twin Rooms are around 13-15 m², sleeping two people. These rooms have a shower and most have a North facing balcony.

Superior 'Scenic' Twin Rooms are around 18-20 m², sleeping up to three people. These rooms are have a bath and have a south facing balcony with views towards Mount Eiger and the valley.

Junior suites are around 25-28m² and can sleep up to three using an extra double sofa bed, with either a north or south facing view. These rooms are on request so please give our Reservations team a call to book.

Single rooms are around 12-13m² sleeping one person, and have a shower. These rooms are North or South facing and some have balconies but these can not be guaranteed.

Room facilities

  • Satellite TV
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No

The Hotel Derby does not have adapted rooms available, there are steps on each floor in the middle of the buildings where the two wings meet. There are lifts in both wings so the steps can be avoided for access to rooms. Please note that the lift does not go to the top floor. Please give our Reservations team a call if you would like further information on this hotel.


Longitude: 8.0305815
Latitude: 46.6242006

The Hotel Derby is opposite the train station, and a short walk to the main street where you can find a range of shops, cafes and restaurants (approx. 100 metres).

The resort bus stop is 50 metres from the hotel.

The Grindelwald terminal is around 1.4 kilometres away, accessible by bus.

Access to the First Mountain is approximately 900 metres walk.

The Bodmi beginner area is accessible by the resort bus.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Top floor terrace with Eiger views
  • à la carte ‘Föhrenstube’ restaurant (pay locally) 
  • Gaststube café- bar (pay locally)
  • Cava fondue restaurant (pay locally)
  • Lounge & Bar 
  • Sauna
  • Heated Boot Room  
  • Parking
  • Cots available
  • Guest card with discounted access to the resort sport centre and free use of resort buses
  • Lift does not serve the top floor
Family Facilities
  • Cot available free of charge

The Hotel Derby is on a bed and breakfast or half board basis. 

Fuel up for the day with a varied hot and cold breakfast buffet with classic continental offerings.

When you have returned from a day of skiing, a four course evening meal including a salad buffet is served in the Derby dining room. There is also a weekly fondue meal alternative available, so you can sample some classic Swiss cuisine. 

If you fancy treating yourself to an à la carte meal, the Föhrenstube is an excellent choice, serving a range of traditional alpine dishes.  The 'CAVA'  is a traditional fondue restaurant with rustic charm - it is an excellent spot to sample the various fondues available (pay locally).

After a day of skiing, the Gaststube is a cosy and traditional café-bar, where locals and guests meet to enjoy a drink or two. There is also a hotel bar, where you can enjoy a weekly guest aperitif with hotel directors in hotel bar including light snacks (pay locally).

Christmas Gala and New Years Gala are included.

  • Breakfast service:



Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians

The Hotel Derby can cater for special dietary requirements (vegetarian, gluten free and dairy free). Vegan meals are not available. Please inform us of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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per person from £1185
Includes £100pp discount
22/03/2025 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Heathrow
Half Board
Derby Swiss Quality Hotel
Jungfrau Ski Region, Grindelwald
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