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Dorfstrasse 175, Grindelwald 3818 Switzerland
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#28 of 42 hotels in Grindelwald
The Chalet Hotel Alte Post is a cosy family hotel with tradition, quiet and yet centrally located, close to First Gondola Station. Parking available. Rustic-style rooms with cosy comfort and balcony with mountain views. The hit is the daily breakfast buffet.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Ski In / Ski Out
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Christie W wrote a review Jun 2022
Albuquerque, New Mexico15 contributions
This hotel was everything we wanted. It was next to the gondola, First. Ann, the owner, made sure everything was perfect for our stay. The beds and pillows were comfortable. The breakfast and dinner were delicious. The views of the Eiger were superb. It was quiet and cool at night to sleep. We highly recommend!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Rchmansingh wrote a review Jun 2022
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India15 contributions13 helpful votes
The hotel is quite centrally located. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The lady who did the booking and checked us in Ruth is wonderful and warm. The breakfast is good too. Definitely worth a stay. Also it is right next to the adventure zone of Gribdlewald and within walking distance.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Greg P wrote a review Feb 2022
Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom1 contribution
Just returned today 26/2/22 after a 6 night stay with the family. Was a last minute booking direct with the hotel after switching from France. It could not have been more perfect as I hate walking in ski boots and the chidren were able to switch between skis and snowboards as we were right next door to the First Gondola. The hotel was charming, Lovely rooms with balconies overlooking the mountains. The owner was very helpful and we enjoyed a lovely breakfast daily.. If they added the firepit tables outside the bar this would be an added bonus after a days skiing. Will definately return..
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Luxuz wrote a review Feb 2022
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg22 contributions4 helpful votes
Description holds true, no more no less. Staff is friendly. If you want to visit or ski on First, hotel is literally next door to gondola station. Overall charming chalet hotel with omnipresent mountain feel. Hotel is quiet at night, also thanks to its location behind the main street.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: For travelers looking for a mountain charm chalet (this is not a modern hotel).
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Mookfish wrote a review Jun 2021
Moldova10 contributions3 helpful votes
Great location, the bus stop is right there, the First cable car is right there, and it is about 10min away from the train station, just out of all the tourist noise. The room had an amazing view from the balcony, which had two chairs and a table. The owner was very helpful. The cable car to Pfingstegg is also minutes away. Good breakfast, and set back from the road so quiet.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Marc R wrote a review Jan 2019
Canton of Basel, Switzerland28 contributions15 helpful votes
Located next to the cable car station, parking at the main entry and a spacious, clean and authentic room at a very affordable price confirmed our choice. The super friendly staff making everything possible even before we had checked in is just way over the top!
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
richard_h198 wrote a review Sep 2018
Milwaukee, Wisconsin6 contributions9 helpful votes
Just completed our third stay at the Alte Post. A perfect hotel for those who enjoy a more " authentic" experience. No glitz, no chrome, just a comfortable, quiet, family run hotel with a great location and friendly staff. Nice little bar, excellent breakfast, beautiful views from rooms in the front. The Firstbahn is located literally outside the door and the train station is an easy 15 minute walk. And be sure to have dinner at the adjacent family run restaurant. Excellent food, good service. Can't wait to return. We have had the good fortune to travel extensively in Europe and this is one of our 2 or 3 favorites!
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Date of stay: September 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: ask for room in the front
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saeb38 wrote a review Aug 2018
Greystones, Ireland1548 contributions182 helpful votes
Great stop after a terrifying bicycle hide from First to next door shop. Nice to relax over a cool beer. The staff were friendly. We had a crowd so we had to pull tables together. Didn’t try the food but the menu looked good.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
timothyfarrell wrote a review Jul 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio5 contributions1 helpful vote
I have traveled much of Switzerland throughout my life and I always return to Grindelwald for its postcard setting. This time I decided to stay at the Chalet Hotel Alte Post because of its A+ location right next to the First Gondola. Traveling with a family of four we chose the the 'family apartment' with two separate bedrooms and a central living room. The room was absolutely fabulous with a giant balcony and sweeping views of the most beautiful mountains in the Berner Oberland. The room and the entire hotel ooze with Swiss alpine ambience with a very helpful and professional staff to assist with any questions for your time in Grindelwald. The breakfast was excellent and served in a lovely room connected to the cozy hotel bar and outdoor terrace. The hotels situation is perfect because it sits back from the noise of the main road but still maintains beautiful views of the surroundings in all directions. In addition, you are only minutes from numerous dining options (including the hotel's delicious restaurant) and all the excitement of Grindelwald's main tourist street. You can sit on the hotel's picturesque terrace and watch all the happy tourists walk up the hill to catch a ride on the First Mountain Gondola. With the hotel's coveted position just next to the gondola's entrance, you can easily whisk up into a stunning alpine environment and experience the most spectacular mountain scenery you will find anywhere in Switzerland.... or the world. Ana Gruber is the wonderful owner of the hotel and could not of been more helpful. We actually left our passports and money in the room safe and she offered to drive it to us almost two hours away so our trip would not be interrupted. Thank you so much to Ana and her staff for a wonderful time in the Chalet Hotel Alte Post. If you are considering a visit to Grindelwald, look no further than the Hotel Alte Post for your perfect Swiss holiday!!
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Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Request a room with balcony facing south for stunning mountain views.
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brianchrystal wrote a review Jul 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Just what we wanted: simple but comfortable and relaxing, well-located and run by a team of friendly and helpful ladies. Good breakfast and a great view of the Eiger and surrounding mountains. We would certainly visit here again.
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Date of stay: June 2018
US$239 - US$283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SwitzerlandCanton of BernBernese OberlandJungfrau RegionGrindelwald
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Alte Post
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Alte Post?
Nearby attractions include Grindelwald-First (0.08 km), Grindelwald Museum (0.4 km), and Espresso Bar (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Alte Post?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Alte Post?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Alte Post?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Alte Post?
Conveniently located restaurants include Avocado Bar, Restaurant and Bar GoldenIndia, and C und M Cafe Bar Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Alte Post?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Is Hotel Alte Post located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Grindelwald.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Alte Post?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Alte Post?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Alte Post?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Unspunnen Castle (14.8 km) and Rothenfluh Ruins (14.3 km).
Does Hotel Alte Post have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.