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Grandhotel Giessbach

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

This took the cake ! You say 687 wows ! Glory be and heavenly. Off the boat and onto the oldest funicular in Switzerland, like a toy that goes straight up the mountain.The dwarflike ticket man kept saying « Wunderbar ! » and he was right. I really couldn’t believe my eyes, my sense of Wonder was rarely as sharp...

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GHGiessbach, Sales & Marketing at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear Susie, Reading your review was one big WOW from us. We absolutely love the way you described your experience from the moment you arrived. The Grandhotel is very grateful to have visitors like you who understand it's history and beauty. Of course, the staff plays a great role in the guest experience and we are glad to read that...

Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 12 August 2015

The experience starts before you get there. Boat ride on the Brienz Lake, funicular up, very beautiful. We had a voucher so cannot complain but overheard some of the room prices and it seems a bit pricey. Having said that the facilities are beautiful, the natural pool is worth checking out, a lot of nice walks and hikes in the...

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GHGiessbach, Sales & Marketing at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear Ruimelo, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such great things about your experience here at the Grandhotel. We are truly happy to hear that you enjoyed our amenities, especially the breakfast, and had comfortable stay with us. We hope to see you again on your next trip to Giessbach! Best regards from Giessbach

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We spent one night at the Grandhotel Griessbach, on the eve of Switzerland's national day. Pros: Amazing historic property. Arriving to the hotel from the lake, you take a step back in time when discovering this historical property, nestled in a dense forest, facing a cascade and overlooking the turquoise waters of lake Brienz; The dream continues when you take...

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GHGiessbach, Sales & Marketing at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear Jewels, Thank you for your visit and your review of the Grandhotel Giessbach! We are very honoured by your precise and beautiful compliments about the hotel amenities and surroundings. We hope we'll see you again during your next visit in the region and wish you all the best! Your Giessbach Team

Annapolis, Maryland
Reviewed 27 July 2015

This 100+ yr old property perched on a hillside above the Brienzersee has been restored to all the elegance and ambiance deserved of such a property. We stayed in the Giessbach Suite which has a large terrace allowing a view of both the lake and the cascading waterfall adjacent to the hotel. There is a classic old cable car system...

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GHGiessbach, Front Office Manager at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear Mr Joroahen Thank you so much for your visit at Giessbach and your feedback. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the Giessbach-Suite as well as the funicular, the Hotel park and the open air muesum Ballenberg. Also we feel honoured that you discribed the kitchen and the service as outstanding. Thank you very much for this compliments. We...

Poplar, null, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2015

There is a nostalgic magic that surrounds this hotel, true victorian charm. We spent hours on the terrace gazing at the view which is truly enchanting. I loved the hotel and its unique location - but I didn't love my room. I regret not paying the extra for a room with a view as (from when I glanced in )...

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GHGiessbach, Front Office Manager at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear Clarie B Thank you very much for your visit and your great and diversified feedback. Great you already found the reason to come back - to test one of our nice room overlooking the waterfalls or the Lake of Brienz. Indeed this heat the last weeks was something we never had at Giessbach. This is why we are not...

Center
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This is a historic grand-hotel, that is superbly well mantained at the level of a very good 4 stars property. PROPERTY: Spotless, no rust, with beautiful gardens and flowers. Unique facilities are the funicular (oldest in Europe) and the natural water pool, beside the old Kurhaus (an older building that recently got its wooden balconies and frames completely re-made). It...

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GHGiessbach, Sales & Marketing at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear Hedin, We heartily thank you for taking time to write such a detailed review for other travelers to read. Your honest compliments and comments are very important to us. We appreciate your kind words about the hotel and its amenities and are very glad you enjoyed them. However, we are saddened to read about your experience at Le Tapis...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights during a European tour. I picked this hotel based on positive Trip Advisor reviews and I can safely say that they are true. Overall Switzerland is generally expensive but we found this hotel offered good value for money. The setting is simply stunning. Sitting on the outside Terrace you have the Giessbach waterfalls on...

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GHGiessbach, Sales & Marketing at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear Johnny, First of all we must thank all of our guests that have taken the time to write reviews about our Grandhotel on travel websites. Thanks to people like you, the hotel gets to live up to its reputation and in all its glory of the Belle Epoque. We are very glad to read your wonderful comments about the...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 7 July 2015

The staff is extremely friendly. The rooms are nice and not that spacious. The hotel offers guest a variety of discounts on things to do around the area. The funicular ride down to the pier on the lake is free for guests. The food is delicious during lunch and dinner but there is not much variety. The Breakfast Buffet, contrast...

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GHGiessbach, Sales & Marketing at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear guest, We are very pleased to read such a kind and detailed review about the Grandhotel Giessbach. We are happy to see that you've enjoyed our amenities. However we are sorry to hear that you’ve had a bad experience with the laundry. We have advised the housekeeping team and hope the following guests can profit from this review. We...

Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Very kind staff a fantastic place for couples the arts are great and the waterfall is beautiful ï will be back.close to major swiss cities the bike ride is worth itThe services, breakfast spread, dining experience at Grand Hotel was amazing and worth every penny. The rooms are exceptionally well maintained and lavish. The staff is again extremely helpful and...

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GHGiessbach, Sales & Marketing at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear Eban, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a detailed review of our hotel. Our staff will be happy to see your compliments. We are very pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us and would love to welcome you again! Best regards from Giessbach

Reviewed 30 June 2015 via mobile

We had been in the Giessbach Grand hotel as a couple many years ago. We found it very romantic and special last time. It was our first time now to bring our 4-year-old with us and it was unexpectedly nice as well. The breakfast room, the lobby, the children menu at the restaurant, the waterfall and even the grand staircases...

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GHGiessbach, Sales & Marketing at Grandhotel Giessbach, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you very much for taking the time to write such great things about your stay here at the Grandhotel. We are truly happy to hear that the whole family enjoyed our amenities. We look forward to welcoming again! Best regards from Giessbach

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A very warm welcome, dear guests - come in, enjoy the moment, and marvel at one of the most tremendous views in Europe. Be inspired by the charm of a true Grand Hotel and experience a sense of living history in one of the best preserved hotels of its time. From the moment you set foot in the Grandhotel Giessbach, you will find yourself in a world of unique splendour and elegant sophistication. It embodies the romance and charm of glorious bygone times. Today, just as it was one hundred years ago, the historical hotel residence, by the celebrated silvery Giessbach Falls, high above Lake Brienz, is quite simply a world of its own. Surrounded by mountains, forests and alpine meadows, with a breathtaking view of the unspoiled landscapes of Lake Brienz, this hidden oasis lies far away from everyday bustle and traffic. Relish the chance to unwind in this friendly and hospitable oasis, far away from everyday hustle and bustle. We look forward to welcoming you! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Grandhotel Giessbach

Address: Giessbach 1201 | 3855 Brienz, Giessbach, Brienz 3855, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Brienz > Giessbach
Price Range: €280 - €515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Grandhotel Giessbach 4*
Number of rooms: 73
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Also Known As:
Grandhotel Giessbach Hotel Brienz
Grandhotel Giessbach Swiss Alps
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“Choose a room with a waterfall view - it's worth it.”
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