Grandhotel Giessbach - Brienz

Axalpstrasse, Brienz, Switzerland, 3855  show map
 4 stars
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Grandhotel Giessbach - Brienz

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Picnic area/ Tables

Shuttle

City shuttle service

Swimming pool

Seasonal outdoor pool

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa center

Overview

Situated near a museum and a church, the 4-star Grandhotel Giessbach is a good place for a stay offering a tennis court and a golf course. The hotel was opened in 1875, renovated in 1988 and is housed in a 4-storey building.

The city center is 30 minute walking distance from the hotel. Such Brienz sights as Giessbach Falls, Pringsteggbahn and Meiringen-Hasliberg are all within reach.

Ballenberg Open is 5.2 km of the property, while Männlichenbahn is around 12.3 km away.

Grandhotel Giessbach is located within 95 km from Zurich-Kloten airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 71 elegant rooms featuring a dressing room, a safe, complimentary wireless internet, television with satellite channels and a mini bar. The rooms look on to the lake. They have carpet floor and original furniture.

Eat & Drink

The outdoor restaurant serves dishes of seasonal cuisine.

Services

Residents will benefit from housekeeping, free shuttle bus service and laundry.

Relax

Grandhotel Giessbach offers such leisure options as a picnic area, an outdoor swimming pool and a casino. Active guests will enjoy cycling and hiking provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   71.

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Facilities

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Pets allowed
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand

Sports & Fitness

  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Billiards/ Pool tables

Services

  • City shuttle service
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Shoe shine service
  • Newspaper service

Dining facilities

  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Children's pool
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Casino
  • Garden area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa center
  • Reflex massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Lake view
  • Forest view

Room facilities

  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Terrace
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

How to reach hotel

hotel Grandhotel Giessbach - Brienz Brienz location
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Hotel Address:

Axalpstrasse, Brienz, Switzerland, 3855

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City Center
  • Brienz
    1.6 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Burglauenen
    7.3 mi
  • Schwendi bei Grindelwald
    7.3 mi
  • Bus stop
    6.0 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    71

Rooms and availability

Grandhotel Giessbach photos Room
Double Room
Forest view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Non-smoking
    • Fireplace
    • Bathtub
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  • General:High speed internet
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Down/feather pillows
  • Dining:Barbeque grills
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Universal AC/DC adapters
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Grandhotel Giessbach photos Room
Superior Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Grandhotel Giessbach photos Room
Deluxe Double Room
Lake view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathrobe
  • Toilet
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Promenade1.4 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center1.5 mi

Places of interest

  • Gemeindeverwaltung2.2 mi

Amusement

  • Kino Brienz1.4 mi

Museums

  • Musee de l'habitat rural2.6 mi

Theaters

  • Landschaftstheater Ballenberg1.4 mi

Local attractions

  • Ballenberg Open-Air Museum3.2 mi
    Brienz 3855Switzerland
  • Schwarzhorn6.6 mi
    GrindelwaldSwitzerland
  • Alpiglen7.7 mi
    GrindelwaldSwitzerland
  • Lake Brienz3.5 mi
    Canton of Bern, Brienz
  • Bachalpsee Lake7.7 mi
    GrindelwaldSwitzerland

Near the hotel

  • Giessbach Falls100 ft
    BrienzSwitzerland
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      71
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    Grandhotel Giessbach Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Grandhotel Giessbach

    Average guest rating

    8.6out of 10
    Superb
    Based on 74 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Older travelers
      9.6

      it is in a beautiful place and gives opportunities to visit the area around.a special atmosphere.

      there is no air condition in the rooms and it was quite hot.

    • Family with children
      8.2

      I really enjoyed the hiking trails and beautiful scenery. Also, the Les Cascades restaurant was outstanding. We also enjoyed the breakfast.

      The only negative aspect was that the shower in our room was very small, a little uncomfortable.

    • Couple
      9.6

      The ambience is exceptional, the location historic and set amongst wonderful forests, amazing waterfalls situated by a beautiful lake and mountain scenery. The renovation of this site is truly enjoyable without being ostentatious. The half-pension dinners are reasonable and excellent. Buffet Breakfast is a feast for the eyes and palette. We extended our stay. Wifi in the lobby and main lounge made it enjoyable to catch up on business while on holiday. Courtesy shuttle bus into town is an added bonus. Complimentary tea and coffee services available all day.

      I would have enjoyed a small fitness room for the rainy days.

    • Older travelers
      9.2

      Beautiful place, really worth it to go there even when it is difficult to find with gps. Very clean. The standard room nice but nothing special. Breakfast in the beautiful dining room and very exquisite. Worth the money. Dinner for 50 Swiss francs per person is not the best. Large selection of wines but Extremely expensive. Seas to drink of tea coffee and mineral water, juice free of charge on the third floor. In good weather, this is the place to go views are beautiful and unforgettable

    • Couple
      7.8

      Very impressive hotel. Stunning location. Free fruit juice, tea and coffee on the top floor. Breakfast was amazing...one of the best buffets I have seen. Free minivan to Brienz train station however leaves at 10am when check-out is 11am. Getting there isn't easy but boat from Interlakken was impressive.

      Expensive. They kind of expect you to eat dinner there cause there isn't anything around and it isn't cheap. However there are loads of tourists and a nice cheap hot dog kind of place that you can fill up at ;) Have to pay for the funicular even though you are guests (slightly cheaper for quests but you have to ask for it).

    • Older travelers
      4.2

      Location, all lakeside and waterfall rooms are large and comfortable, food was good.

      We have stayed at the Giessbach several times before in the lakeside and waterfall rooms, we thought that forest rooms would be large and comfortable as the others, how wrong we were, the room that was allocated to us was small, dark and depresssing, we were booked in for three nights, however we felt we could not stay in this particular room so we left after one night. Car parking is a nightmare, cars over the years have got bigger, the carpark has stayed the same size, they park 3 deep and ask you to leave keys with reception which I strongly disagree with, we did ask for a garage but they were all allocated. If you are careful and mindful of where you park your car in a supermarket carpark this hotel is not for you. When we arrived about 16.30, we found that there is no where for residents to sit in the sun without being pestered to buy food and drinks, the patio area seems to be used mainly by day trippers who are spending money, we did not require food at this hour because we had booked into the restuarant for the evening, this hotel needs an area for residents to be able to sit and enjoy the sun and views in comfort, we were very disappointed on this visit..

    • Family with children
      8.2

      The location of the hotel is unique. The fantastic waterfall and the breathtaking view. The setting of the bio-pool is beautiful and there is nice play ground. The kids have enough space to run around (without disturbing anyone). The mixture of the guests, in age and nationalities, is really nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. I loved to see the cook picking some fresh herbs and vegetables from their own garden before returning to the kitchen! We enjoyed our dinner in the restaurant and the breakfast buffet was excellent!

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      The water falls and the location of the hotel also the friendly staff

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Wow! What a fabulous hotel. The location is amazing, lots of wonderful views. The hotel itself is very luxurios. We had a lovely, comfortable room. The restaurant was amazing, fantastic service. The breakfast buffet was the best I've seen in Europe. The staff were really helpful. We only stayed 24 hours but it was very memorable. Such a special place to stay.

    • Family with children
      7.4

      Food was poor and very, very expensive. Service so-so at best for a hotel at these prices.

    • Family with children
      6.6

      Superb location with nice view on Brienz lake, at 200m height. Possibility for nice hiking trails. Playground for kids. Good food (gastronomic) at reasonable price. Free wifi, but limited centrally in the hotel. Inclusive buffet breakfast in price, with plenty of choice for food.

      Minor details, but not really problematic: Parking space (some places with 3 in a row): must ask for garage but only possible by reservation. Rooms are old classic style (this is subjective assessment). Some minor odours, in some closed places, due to the presence of well behaved dogs...

    • Group of friends
      6.6

      It is in a privileged place, providing great walks and views.

    • Couple
      10.0

      The location is one of a kind, as you can see in the pictures.

    • Older travelers
      10.0

      Excellent hotel and a real indulgence for us. Splendid views from the terrace of a magical green lake. Restaurant had very good food and the service was excellent. The chap on reception very kindly and calmly sorted out a problem with our booking. A wonderful experience all round.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Grandhotel Giessbach - Brienz Brienz location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Axalpstrasse, Brienz, Switzerland, 3855

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Brienz
      1.6 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • Burglauenen
      7.3 mi
    • Schwendi bei Grindelwald
      7.3 mi
    • Bus stop
      6.0 mi
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Number of floors:
      4
    • Number of rooms:
      71