Sunday, 26 June 2011

Hotel Gletschergarten in Grindelwald

Of all the hotels we stayed at in Europe, only two are worth mentioning here: 1. Hotel Gletschergarten in Grindelwald and 2. Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern.
Grindelwald is one of the two gateways to Jungfrau (Top of Europe). The other is Wengen. I simply love this hotel with splendid view of the mountains nestled in Grindelwald, 35 mins from Interlaken OST station. Grindelwald n wungen are the gateways to the famous jungfrau region.

Run by a couple, the fourth generation owners, the hotel gives you a chance to stay in a traditional Swiss country-side cottage. Although 100 years old, it is very well-maintained and clean with modern amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet.

They very kindly picked up our baggage from grindelwald station so that we could go straight to jungfraujoch, the highest peak in Europe. After our jungfrau trip, we were picked up from grindelwald station and checked in immediately, with our baggages already placed in our rooms. No need to show passport or present credit card.

I really have no complaints about this hotel. The owners are so warm and hospitable, the hotel is so cosy, the view and location cannot be better, the food is awesome and the price is so reasonable!

For it's awesome location and view, with buffet breakfast,  it costs CHF240 a night for two (very reasonable by Swiss standards)! The 4-course dinner was CHF40 per person which is very value-for-money by Swiss standards (a MacDonald's fillet-o-fish meal costs CHF9.90).

Our dinner consisted of

Quiche Lorraine
Broccoli soup which I would have licked clean if I was at home
Salmon with hollandaise sauce
Raspberry w cream

Chris accidentally dropped his iPad and spilled water onto my almost finished quiche Lorraine. They swiftly removed the soiled table cloth and changed to a fresh, new one and offered to give me another quiche but I declined. That's awesome service.

If we go back to grindelwald (very likely), we will definitely stay there again!

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