Grandhotel Giessbach(4 stars)

Giessbach 3855 Brienz View on map

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38 hotel reviews

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  • Hotel in general
    5.3
  • Room
    5.4
  • Service
    5.6
  • Location
    4.9
  • Food and Drinks
    5.3
  • Sport & entertain
    5.0
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Thomas
One must have experienced it...
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Countryside & spa
  • September 2013
Beautiful rooms. The hotel is in very good condition and could stories tell. Rather older guests, but also families. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0

    The rooms are very clean and beautifully in the old style. The suite is our opinion too expensive, for which it offers (had no balcony). Large bathroom. On the 3 floor it has a free-coffee bar.

  • Gastronomy
    4.0

    Excellent dining, but also its price. The 6 course menu, was good... However it was not every course our expectations. The wine selection is high expectations (rather high price range). The atmosphere was very dignified and our platzwunsch has been taken into account.

  • Service
    6.0

    Excellent service, from the front desk, service staff including cleaning staff. Friendliness is very much emphasized and you immediately feel at home.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    Beautiful natural swimming pool... Unique. In the middle of a hiking area... But the 'lounge' this place is ideal. At the pool there were showers, umbrellas and beach chairs.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    Beautiful rooms. The hotel is in very good condition and could stories tell. Rather older guests, but also families.

  • Location
    6.0

    In a beautiful landscape, direct view to the giessbachfällen, the night wonderful lit. Via ship and funicular very good, but also with the car... But a bit of humor is lost.

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Claudia
Fantastic views.
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • September 2013
Very nicely renovated and playful hotel in belle epoque style, very friendly staff, clean (but rather small/dark room at the forest) rooms. read hotel review
  • Room
    4.3
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    4.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.3
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
  • Location
    3.5
    Proximity to shopping areas
    3.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Stephan
Once in a lifetime experience!
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • May 2013
The Grandhotel giessbach offers a everything your heart desires. Indescribably beautiful location with a view of the Brienzersee and the fascinating giessbachfall. The hotel was wonderful gently renovated and stylish with the appropriate furniture. You feel in Renaissance back. The staff is very competent, very friendly and fulfilled every wish. We have the three days in best memory. We can the hotel and the staff highly recommend. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.5
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.7
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Urs
Where the world yet is okay
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • July 2012
We were on the most beautiful spot the world our wedding partying and experience. There are certainly just beautiful places in the world. However more beautiful? We were pampered and pampered, couldn't be better. The hotel is no modern hotel with all and wellness options. But it is a house that one cannot forget and for certain again and again returns. Many thanks your guests were allowed to be. read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
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Michael
Old, but great location
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Countryside & spa
  • July 2012
Somewhat remote but very promising location. The historic furniture is already getting a bit old. Overall, a 4-star standard only very scarcely reached. The Tapis Rouge test would like, should make for the full menu already 4a 5 hours time. Be careful: at the beginning, a exotic Aperitif is served. You get the impression, this offers is. Only when the bill came the large awakening. Parking (2 or more cars in a row ) for a four-star hotel not acceptable. We had a garage reserved. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.0
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    5.0
  • Gastronomy
    4.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    4.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    4.0
  • Service
    4.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    4.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    3.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    3.0
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    2.0
  • Hotel
    4.0
    Family friendliness
    4.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    4.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
    Disabled-friendly
    4.0
  • Location
    3.3
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    4.0
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Archived reviews

These are not counted into the current average review rating, as the journey took place more than 25 months ago, or the hotel has completely changed.
Barbara
Wonderful views, much relaxation archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Families
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • June 2012
Historic hotel, the you because of great location, the story and the atmosphere visited. We have our stay very enjoyed, even, because the secluded location very good can get away from it all. Rooms are nice, well equipped ( flat screen), spacious. Beautifully also the idea of the free drinks bar on the floor. Great lounges. Food in the restaurant Les Cascades good and reasonably priced-in similar locations you pay a hefty ' view extra charge '. Particularly positive we noticed, that in all areas unusual foods staff works- swiss German is the most listened to language! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    6.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.5
    Competence (handling complaints)
    5.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    5.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Marco
Belle époque! archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • September 2011
We were a short stay in this vintage hotel, but we loved it. All of the years to 1900 equipped, so pure nostalgia. The surrounding area (brienzersee-Axalp) is extremely nice and invites you to rest. How can recommend this hotel read hotel review
  • Room
    4.8
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    4.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    5.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    4.7
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    0
  • Hotel
    5.5
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    5.5
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    5.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Frank
Charm of the early 70er archived
  • Hotel not recommended
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Other stay
  • August 2011
This is not conducive in 70er Grand hotel is the best choice. If you enter the venerable piles, blows a " old " smell. " historic " Can you present different, sorry... the location is second to none, but for the price you would expect more quality of the room (tube television, small and broken shower, furniture etc. not only looked old... etc.) A thorough renovation and a spa area would be more appropriate. In this condition, the hotel is only very conditionally recommendable. read hotel review
  • Room
    3.0
    Size of the bathroom
    2.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    2.0
    Size of the room
    3.0
  • Gastronomy
    2.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    2.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    2.0
  • Service
    4.5
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    2.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    2.0
  • Hotel
    3.5
    Condition of the Hotel
    3.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    4.0
  • Location
    2.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    2.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    4.0
    Other leisure activities available
    2.0
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Cornelia
Every year again a great thing archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Translated
  • Countryside & spa
  • August 2011
We look forward to our every year stay in the Grand source stream. The prelude to unforgettable holidays. The leisure activity options at this hotel were fantastic. The perfect hotel to unwind. No Internet and without hectic. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.8
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    6.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    6.0
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    6.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    6.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    6.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    5.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    4.0
  • Hotel
    5.0
    Family friendliness
    3.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    3.0
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    1.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    5.0
    Other leisure activities available
    5.0
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Franziska
A dream place archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Countryside & spa
  • October 2010
A friend of mine got married there and we decided to stay a few more days to relax and enjoy nature. The view is fantastic, the air is pure, the rooms are big (with a view over the lake) and the furnishings are antique. Quite nice! We had dinner at the gourmet-restaurant and it was delicious! The pianist at the bar played my favorite songs. It was like going back in time. Loved it! read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    4.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    6.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    5.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    6.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    6.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    4.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    6.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    6.0
  • Hotel
    6.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    6.0
  • Location
    6.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    6.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Patrik
Summer holiday in Giessbach archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Countryside & spa
  • August 2010
Probably the best hotel I visited in the latest 5 years. Unique position, very confortable and with a very professional hotel staff. Very indicated for family with child and couple for a very romantique week. The restaurant is very good but with a little high prices, in particular the wine cart. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.3
    Size of the bathroom
    5.0
    Cleanliness & linen change
    5.0
    Room amenities (TV, balcony, safe, etc.)
    5.0
    Size of the room
    6.0
  • Gastronomy
    5.5
    Atmosphere & furnishings
    6.0
    Quality of food and drinks
    5.0
    Overall cleanliness in the restaurant and in the dining areas
    6.0
    Variety of food and drinks
    5.0
  • Service
    5.3
    Competence (handling complaints)
    6.0
    Reception, check-in & check-out
    5.0
    Friendliness and helpfulness
    5.0
    Staff's knowledge of foreign language
    5.0
  • Sport & Leisure
    4.7
    Child care or playground
    4.0
    Overall condition of the pool area
    5.0
    Leisure activities (e.g. sauna, tennis, entertainment, etc.)
    5.0
  • Hotel
    5.3
    Family friendliness
    5.0
    Condition of the Hotel
    6.0
    General cleanliness of the different areas
    5.0
    Disabled-friendly
    5.0
  • Location
    3.3
    Proximity to shopping areas
    1.0
    Restaurants & bars in the area
    3.0
    Transportation connection and available excursions
    3.0
    Other leisure activities available
    6.0
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Alan
A stay at Grand hotel Giessbach for a celebration archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Other stay
  • September 2007
a perfect loxcation for a special anniversary to which we had been invited by dear friends. Everything was excellent, friendly and relaxed. Delicious Bircher-Muesli set us up for the day and our other meals were delightful. We had a charming room will good appointments. Only down side was a rather creaky bed! read hotel review
  • Room
    6.0

    the sound of the waterfall could have been a problem as we like peace to sllep but the windows closed and all was quiet. Extra pillows arrived swiftly

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    delicious food - good breakfasts with plenty of alternatyives and Muesli Dr Bircher Benner would have approved

  • Service
    6.0

    every member of the staff wanted us to have a good visit

  • Sport & Leisure
    0

    not used

  • Hotel
    6.0

    a perfect loxcation for a special anniversary to which we had been invited by dear friends. Everything was excellent, friendly and relaxed. Delicious Bircher-Muesli set us up for the day and our other meals were delightful. We had a charming room will good appointments. Only down side was a rather creaky bed!

  • Location
    6.0

    outstanding a wonderful location in all ways

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Steve
One of the most beautiful hotel settings in all of Europe. archived
  • Recommended hotel
  • Couples
  • Countryside & spa
  • September 2007
This castle-like hotel is a perfect mix between the quaint and the luxurious. It is completely secluded from the town of Brienz across the lake, and is only reachable to most visitors by boat (3 times a day) or shuttle bus (also 3 times a day). If you have a car you can drive up an extremely windy, narrow road and park behind the hotel. During our stay, it seemed the majority of guests were older European couples on vacation but also a few families from the US and elsewhere. Their two restaurants are extremely tasty, and sometimes your only ... option, due to the difficulty of getting around town in the evening. The best part about the hotel is its proximity to the Brienzersee and Giessbach waterfall. Situated directly between both areas of water, it is a treat to walk outside and see such stunning landscape in front of you and hear the roar of the water behind you. I have never stayed at a place so perfect in this regard. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a secluded, romantic getaway in the Bernese Oberland region, far enough away from the heavy tourism of Interlaken or the ski resorts above, but close enough to get to with an hour of travel. read hotel review
  • Room
    5.5

    Our room was very clean, quaint and traditional looking. We had a "Romantic Double" room with a balcony overlooking the Giessbach waterfall which was perfect. There was a small TV, but it was more than enough to simply be in this wonderful environment so we never turned it on. A large, freestanding wood closet was next to the bed to store coats and other belongings. Also, there was a sink and mirror built into the wall in the main room, so that one person can clean up while the other person is in the washroom. My only complaint was with the pillows, which were a little difficult to sleep on, because they had Otno firmness. her than that, a great little room.

  • Gastronomy
    6.0

    While it was difficult for our stomaches to adjust to European cuisine right away, we still greatly enjoyed both hotel restaurants, The Parkrestaurant and Chez Florent. We ate breakfast at the Parkrestaurant every morning and also had at least two very good dinners here. For our night of splurging we went to Chez Florent, the gourmet restaurant on the other side of the hotel. An extremely enjoyable and romantic evening with only 5 other tables in the room, looking out over the lake. Highly recommended.

  • Service
    6.0

    We were impressed with the staff and also the kindness of other guests. It felt like everyone knew they are in a special place high up in this mountain, far away from every day life, and so the attitude of everyone was great. Almost every staff member spoke English and were more than happy to help if we had a question or concern. One night when we were stranded in Brienz after missing the last shuttle back, they phoned in a taxi for us, and within 3 minutes the taxi was there to take us home. Overall a very courteous and accommodating staff.

  • Sport & Leisure
    6.0

    We were not too interested in the pool or tennis court behind the hotel, because of all the hiking possibilities and of course the nearby train rides to Lauterbrunnen, Muerren etc. via Interlaken, which kept us busy for days. The first thing to do, of course, is take the hike up to the top of the Giessbach waterfall. If you're adventurous, go all the way to Axalp (a much longer hike) where a military airbase resides nearby. You can even hike back to Brienz in a roundabout way. It's definitely a playground for those who love the outdoors.

  • Hotel
    6.0

    This castle-like hotel is a perfect mix between the quaint and the luxurious. It is completely secluded from the town of Brienz across the lake, and is only reachable to most visitors by boat (3 times a day) or shuttle bus (also 3 times a day). If you have a car you can drive up an extremely windy, narrow road and park behind the hotel. During our stay, it seemed the majority of guests were older European couples on vacation but also a few families from the US and elsewhere. Their two restaurants are extremely tasty, and sometimes your only option, due to the difficulty of getting around town in the evening. The best part about the hotel is its proximity to the Brienzersee and Giessbach waterfall. Situated directly between both areas of water, it is a treat to walk outside and see such stunning landscape in front of you and hear the roar of the water behind you. I have never stayed at a place so perfect in this regard. I highly recommend this hotel to anyone who wants a secluded, romantic getaway in the Bernese Oberland region, far enough away from the heavy tourism of Interlaken or the ski resorts above, but close enough to get to with an hour of travel.

  • Location
    5.0

    The Grandhotel Giessbach's location is a double-edged sword: one the one hand, it is completely isolated on the top of a cliff, with dense forests and the huge Brienzersee all around. It creates a natural ambience that is hard to beat. On the other hand, it is difficult to travel around if you don't have a car. With only 3 boat or shuttle bus rides a day to and from the Giessbach, you are fairly limited with travel plans and where to eat at night. A taxi ride from Brienz to the hotel will cost you around 30 CHF which will add up if you do this regularly. But even with this slight issue, it is a place where you will not even want to leave much, because of its beautiful scenery and surroundings, an enchanting place ready for you to discover.

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