We only stayed for one night in June 2019 (which is probably all most visitors need). They gave us a family room for our family of 5. It was average, with a shared bathroom down the hall. All of the rooms are in the basement with simple Ikea-style furniture. Two things made the visit very special. The first was the incredible views from the hotel. We arrived just as the last tourists were heading back down the mountain, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We could walk on the cool cliff walk without the crowds. I don't know how many rooms they have, but I bet its only about 8 rooms (some sleep 6 people). So maybe only 20 - 30 people on the whole mountain. The other pleasant surprise was the woman who check us into the hotel. Her name was Nina. I think she was the hotel manager. With so few guests at the hotel, she gave us very personalize attention. Our kids have celiac disease and need gluten free food. When Nina heard us talking about their dietary restrictions she went into the kitchen and brought out the chef. He said that he would work with us to find something for the kids and gave us several choices. When it was time for dinner, Nina was the server and brought us each a 3 course meal. The food was good and well presented. Later that night, my young daughter got sick and Nina handled our mess (getting us buckets and sending the maid to change the sheets in the bedroom). Thank you Nina... you made our trip very memorable. I'd also like to note that I met the owner. Although I saw him only once, he was also helpful. My kids will not forget the trip to First. Thank you all.…
Arrived by gondola due to really poor weather which impeded are hike in. Nice welcome. Portuguese waitress particularly friendly. Shown to dorm area underneath main restaurant. Impeccably clean. Room 5 (a double) had great views into valley and of Tissot cliff walk. Shared showers and toilets, good hot water, warm and clean. Bar area very nice for sitting. Evening food tasty and substantial but couldn't vary menu for allergy to strawberries, which was a bit frustrating as strawberries featured at breakfast too.
I stayed one night after a long hike to First. The location is amazing as you have a commanding view of the mountains and Grindelwald down the valley. The check in was easy. There are two main types of rooms. One with just 6 bunks and the other with 14 hostel style beds set beside each other in a row. The beds are not wide enough but very comfy. The room has power sockets. The bathroom and showers are communal but very clean and hot water is plenty. The dinner was delicious. The drinks prices looked a bit high. The wifi was more or less finevv
We stayed the night with 6 kids. We got a dorm room all to ourselves. It's simple but clean and works well. The staff were so nice. They totally made our stay. Marie was kind, helpful with kids and so nice. At dinner there was another couple with a crying baby and the restaurant staff held their baby so they could eat. It was very touching. Food was tasty and good value. The views are stunning. We will certainly come back!
We stayed at the hotel Berggasthaus First in late August. The place is idyllic, with fabulous views of the mountains of the region, especially the Eiger, Wetterhorn, Mönch, Jungfrau and the valley of Grindelwald. You can reach the hotel via the cable car from the center of Grindelwald, until the final station First. The cable car ride is beautiful, with great views of Grindelwald, alpine meadows, mountains and glaciers. Our lodging was with included dinner, which was excellent. We were very well attended by staff and the restaurant is pretty nice. It is a mountain lodge, retreat style, with great structure and an excellent restaurant. Best of all is to have the mountains in front of us without anyone else unless the other guests of the hotel after the last ride of the cable car (17:00 pm), especially with the new walkways made by tissott (First Cliff Walk by Tissot). By the way, I strongly suggest the walk to the Bachalpsee (45 minutes) to see the sunrise with reflected lake, one of the iconic images of Switzerland, right near the hotel.…
A demanding but glorious 2-3 hours climb above Grindelwald, depending on whether you take a break at Berghaus Bort, about half way up. A busy mountain-top restaurant designed principally with skiers in mind, it divides into a self-service area and a very civilised, spacious quiet area with table service - from where there's a fine view of the mountains over Grindelwald, if the weather allows. I enjoyed a great meal of delicious local sausages, potato salad and beer, then a double espresso, for a not too bad by Swiss standards CHF 32. Free wifi - unlike Berghaus Bort (see separate review). Friendly service from Silvia.
Stayed one night at this cable car station with superb views and excellent food. Clever arrangement of the dormitories gave a little privacy. Showers were some distance away but were good. Dinner was excellent and the balcony allowed views of the mountains opposite as the sun set. Breakfast was good too and plentiful. Recommended.
We stayed over the weekend for skiing and the kids loved the adventure of staying up the mountain, even though the visibility was zero. My kids have quite bad food allergies, and the staff & kitchen were extremely supportive and helpful. Great location for intermediate skiing. Overall the staff were so friendly, helpful and welcoming. Great value for Switzerland, too. We'll definitely be back, hopefully we'll see the view next time!
With an early season and unusual heavy snowfall in the forecast, I was the only guest overnight, and had a quad room to myself. Despite having only one guest, the staff maintained service quality at the highest levels - thanks to Cornelia and Ramona for their hospitality. The snowfall with total whiteout at 2,200m is an experience in itself. The morning after snowfall I was rewarded with a breathtaking view of Wetterhorn, Eiger, Jungfrau and other peaks towering over Grindelwald. My only disappointment with the facilities is that its wifi doesn't reach the rooms.
Our idea for new year's was to skiing with a couple of friends somewhere in the Swiss mountains. Booking very late we were happy to still have the chance to book this place at the end of october. Our group of 8 got a 10 person bedroom to share, without extra payment. 8 person was perfect for the room, 10 would have definitely been too many. The view from our room was great, overlooking the mountains on the other side of the valley. The facilities for share were very clean, so was our room, however there was sometimes a bathroom smell in the corridors. Having half board was a great idea, since it's difficult to go somewhere else for dinner. The breakfast buffet was pretty diverse and good, the served dinner was a 3 course meal, also very good. A last minute cancel to our booking was no problem and free of charge. Staying on the piste is great for skiing, also Aprez-Ski was good in a small bar 5 min down the hill. The new years party was a little boring, but I guess that highly depends on the other guests.…