Grimsel Hospiz - Historisches Alpinhotel stars

Guttannen

Recommended by Switzerland Tourism

The centuries-old Grimsel Hospice is located in the midst of a bleak and rocky landscape, on the turquoise waters of an artificial lake. After comprehensive renovations, the former defiant miners' abode was transformed into an extremely elegant hotel - a place made for aesthetes and lovers of nature. Boasts a panoramic lounge, a fireplace lounge, bar, restaurant, seductive wine cellar and cosy rooms that include every comfort.

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Rooms: 28
Beds: 54

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For lovers of Historic Hotels

This hospice on the Piemont-Burgund trade route was mentioned in documents dating back to 1142. Rebuilt in 1932 between two dams after the flooding of the former hospice. The first electrically heated hotel in Europe. 1930's furnishings by Horgen Glarus. The building style of the time is evidenced by the stone pine and tower rooms. The large lovingly-maintained wine cellar was established because of the traders who passed by the inn.

For lovers of Typically Swiss Hotels

The Grimsel Hospice was mentioned in documents dating back to 1142 as being Switzerland's first hotel. Originally a hostel for those transporting pack animals, it was the first electrically heated hotel in Switzerland. The building was first transformed into an impressive hotel by architect Jacques Wipf. Reopened in 2010 after improvements that retained its former glory.

Guests never fail to be impressed by the hotel lounges under monument protection, the 1930's-style rooms, the stunning rock cellar, and the unique location above an artificial lake. An inspiring destination for hikers, connoisseurs and culture lovers.

Inspiring Meeting Hotels

Ideal for exceptional conferences, this historic Alpine hotel reigns supreme in the heart of the impressive Grimselwelt: a sensuous, modern interior, large Swiss pine and tower rooms, high Alpine location next to the storage dam. Culinary emphasis on regional seasonal dishes. The famous rock cellar is stocked with 300 first-class wines. Exciting excursion programme: Gelmer funicular railway, power station tours, Trift bridge etc.

Activities:

  • Power station tours
  • Trift bridge hike
  • Thrills on the Gelmer funicular railway
  • Steinalp glacier trail
  • E-Bike tour
  • Ski tour

Rooms:

Room "Arvensaal"

Concert

150

Seminar

40

Banquet

110

Area

170 m2

Room "Bergsteiger"

Concert

0

Seminar

0

Banquet

0

Area

22 m2

Room "Pionierzimmer"

Concert

24

Seminar

0

Banquet

0

Area

29 m2

Room "Turmsaal"

Concert

200

Seminar

60

Banquet

150

Area

165 m2

Hotel details

  • - Radio in all rooms
  • - Telephone in all rooms
  • - T.V. in all rooms
  • - Room with bathroom
  • - Sauna
  • - Especially quiet rooms
  • - Non-smoking hotel
  • - Non-smoking rooms
  • - Especially quiet location
  • - Historical building
  • - Lift
  • - Public restaurant
  • - Open deck/garden restaurant
  • - Non-smoking tables
  • - Snack restaurant
  • - Restaurant with view
  • - Separate garage belonging to hotel
  • - Separate parking spots belonging to establishment
  • - Pets allowed
  • - conferences/seminars
  • - Meeting room
  • - Hikers
  • - Near bus stop
  • - Wi-Fi available (free)
  • - Internet access available in rooms (free)

Arrival

The hotel offers a splendid view to the „Aare-Valley“ and the Grimsel-Lake. The best road connection from Basel/Zurich is in direction Lucerne, then Brünigpass, then following the „Grimselpass“. From Berne you drive direction Interlaken and then also following „Grimselpass“. The journey lasts approx: - 200 Min. from Zurich - 80 Min. from Lucerne - 90 Min. from Berne - 200 Min. from Basel Please pay attantion that the Grimsel- and Sustenpass are open only from end of May to end of october. By train: From Interlaken and Lucerne you have direct train connections to Meiringen. There you take the Meiringen–Innertkirchen-Bahn (MIB) to Innertkirchen. From here you take the Postbus to the hotel. Pay attention to the time-tables, because the busses do not drive regularly.

Rating

This hotel has an excellent TrustScore of 92. Guests highly recommend it because of its restaurant, service and rooms.

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