On looking at the fire escape plan, it took us to a locked door for one of the rooms. The balcony also had fire escape signage so we would have had to drop onto a roof. Balcony looked unsafe in places Breakfast was nice but very small portions. Good hot water but shower was difficult if you're over 1.4m.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about this little quaint hotel in Grindelwald! It is situated up the hill from Grindelwald with lovely views of the Eiger mountain and views from the breakfast area of the valley and the mountain. Breakfast is adequate with bread, yogurt, cheese, and assorted warm drinks. The innkeepers are more than kind and helpful and had good suggestions about activities in the area. The accommodations are not luxurious, but they are cozy and comfortable. I would certainly stay again!
The room is decent and clean. Not exactly a luxurious place but it does the job. The hotel has a nice cozy family feel to it. The breakfast food isnt great but it is decent. However, the staff are really nice, friendly and hospitable. This place is great if you are just looking for a place to sleep and eat breakfast at as the staff can give great recommendations for things to do in the day. In addition, it is about a 10min walk from the Grindelwald town center which makes it fairly accessible.
Luxury is not my style; Confort, Cleanness, Nice Atmosphere, and great Service that's all I need to have a nice time. We were a group of 6 adults and 7 teenagers for 2 nights. When arrived we were received by a lovely lady that inspired peace and we felt like coming home after a long time. She gave us all the information we needed including recommendations for good restaurants. The hotel was very comfy with living space with several sofas, and musical instruments you can use; even a piano. Again, just like home! The rooms had a good size and the view from the balcony to the mountain was very relaxing. We spent some time drinking wine there. The breakfast was good. I would definitely stay again!
If you are looking for a hotel with friendly staff, basic facilities (clean room, hot shower and one sachet of soap per person per day, no hair dryer, no safe) and a great view of the nearby mountains then you might want to consider staying at Hotel Bellary. If you are looking for 5-star comfort then definitely look elsewhere. It seemed like we were staying at a friend's home rather than at a hotel, with a living room and attached reading room instead of a lounge, and a simple breakfast (bread, cheese, cold meats and cereal) instead of a buffet spread. The family pets (a cat and a dog) could also be seen in the foyer and dining areas. We enjoyed interacting with the family that owns the hotel, and also their pets.
This hotel is about 10 minute walk out of town uphill. We had a car which was OK. There is free parking. We arrived early and our room was ready. This hotel is very dated and no frills. We had a lovely view from our balcony as we had booked a superior room. Breakfast was basic. Staff are very nice and helpful. There is no extras in this hotel, no hairdryer, safe, fridge. I think it is run on a shoestring, we were only given 1 sachet of shampoo/body wash each per day. Towels are hard and thin. Bathroom is very small but shower is powerful. I don't think I would stay again,pity because it wouldnt take much to improve this hotel greatly.
We stayed for three nights in July of 2015. The common balcony into which our room opened, provided breath-taking views of both the Jungraujoch mountains as well as the lovely Grindelwald valley. Hotel Bellary is a functional hotel, with cramped rooms and limited service outside of breakfast time. It isnt very far from the station in terms of the distance, but it is a constant, 15-20 min uphill walk - which can start to feel tiring with the luggage. There are no convenience stores / restaurants closeby either, and so any purchase / dinner has to be completed near the centre of the town. Breakfast is decent, and the owners, when around, are very helpful. Even though it is a hotel, and not an apartment, they allowed us to use their kitchen to warm our food, and provided cutlery and utensils too. There is bus stand closeby from where one can catch buses to the city centre / station. The hotel is on the expensive side for what it provides, but Grindelwald in summer is an expensive place - and seen that way, it isnt unreasonably priced. What we will most remember are the beautiful views from balcony - whether in the day or the night! Note: might be a good idea to inform the hotel about your arrival time in advance. Ask for rooms with balcony facing the mountains.…
Travelling in by train, and walking up the slight hill to the Hotel with heavy bags wasn't much of a feat but then we had come to trek. The staff was friendly and very helpful. The hotel very much feels like a family-run bed and breakfast but with attentive staff and great wood-panelled rooms, it was a warm comfort to come back to smiling faces and it felt like a home from home. Bathrooms were fine. Shower was nice and hot, nice and powerful. Obviously, the best part of this place is the view. And man, what a view. Opposite the north face of the Eiger, looking down over Grindelwald, I spent most of my time on the large balcony, staring out with my feet up. Amazing. We were there in May and saw are complete range of weather from boiling sunshine, to snow and rain, and none of it damped that stunning view. In the mornings, breakfast (German- cold meats, cheese, bakery bread, fruit) was self-served and taken in front of that view. They even had binoculars to look out with. I would say, if there's snow on the ground, perhaps get the bus up the hill (left out of the station, opposite Hotel Romantik). The Bellary provides a bus card for that ride during the stay. Grindelwald is pretty small and everything is easy to access from Bellary. Snow might stop you accessing certain treks etc but even in the rain, Grindelwald is spectacular. And when it shines... I real must see.…
We spent one night here. It's very good value for money and all of the staff were very accommodating, all speaking English. It's probably best to have a car, although the ski bus does stop quite close but this stops quite soon after the pistes close. We stayed in a large family room with a beautiful mountain view.
We really liked this hotel, its oldie worldie charm and friendly staff worked for us and the view from room 28 is amazing, looking across the North face of the eiger. Dont expect modern or plush but we would stay here again. The walk into Grindelwald is approx 10 mins.