Staying at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald: Hotel Review

Are you interested in what it is like staying at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald? You have come to the right place!

In this post, I review our family experience staying at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald. I hope this post helps you decide where to stay while exploring Grindelwald.

Read More: Grindelwald, Switzerland Itinerary

Thank you Hotel Belvedere, for hosting our family. All opinions about experiences are my own.

staying at hotel belvedere grindelwald

Getting Here

The best way to get around Grindelwald was by train, but we had a rental car to accommodate our tiny traveler. Whether you arrive here directly from Zurich Airport or any nearby town, getting to the hotel should be a hassle-free experience.

It takes about 3 hours from Zurich by train and about 2.5 hours by car. If you arrive by car, the hotel offers free outdoor parking, and if you decide to travel by train, the station is only 5 minutes’ walking distance from the hotel.

mom and son standing in front of a switzerland train

Rooms

Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald offers 56 rooms. Every room comes with stunning views of the Mountains!

No matter how small or large your room will be, you get a balcony and a view of either Mountain Eiger or Wetterhorn without any extra upgrades! You may not be spending more than a few hours a day at the hotel while exploring the Swiss Alps, but waking up to the epic views certainly brings the day to an inspiring start.

We stayed in a classic double room with a sofa bed and a balcony overlooking the Eiger Mountain. If you have been to Europe, you will notice that rooms are relatively small and get smaller in the city centers. This particular room, for example, was 28 – 32 m2 but still big enough for a family of 3 and all of our belongings.

If traveling with a larger family, you can check out larger rooms accommodating up to 9 people.

Room at hotel belvedere grindelwald
hotel room bathroom in Belvedere hotel

Location : Belvedere Hotel Grindelwald

Grindelwald is located in the Jungfrau region, the region of Barnes Oberland. It is a popular tourist destination (for a perfect reason). There is plenty to do in the summer and winter alike. Grindelwald is the only one of two large villages you can access via car (the other is Interlaken). It is also a perfect location if you visit the Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe), the first cliff walk, or a hike to Bachalpsee Lake.

Read More: Day Trip to Jungfraujoch (Top of Europe)

Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, Wengen, and Murren are also part of the Jungfrau region, so you can easily plan day trips from Grindelwald.

As for the Belvedere Hotel, Grindelwald is only about a 5-10 minute walk (through a beautiful village) from the village center.

view of the mountains and gondolas in Grindelwald

Family Friendly Activities

The hotel has been family-run for three generations. Families with children are welcome here. Ever since our son joined our adventures, this has become important to us in choosing hotels.

toddler in the gondola in grindlelwald

The Hotel Belvedere has quite an amount of things to do for families. There is a game room with various family games, including a small corner for toddlers. In front of the hotel entrance, there is also a small playground which was much help to us to keep our wild one entertained. In addition, there is a family-friendly indoor pool. We did not have the time or energy to enjoy this amenity, but I took a glimpse to get a picture! It is beautiful and quite large.

swimming pool at hotel belvedere grindelwald

The hotel also offers family-friendly spa services, such as a heated mine gallery, an ‘experience’ shower, and whirlpools. Saunas and steam baths are for adult use only. There are just so many ways to distress and relax here.

Most importantly, they have a kid’s menu to find everyone’s favorite chicken/fish nuggets, fries, spaghetti, vegetables, breadcrumb veal, and more.

Sun Deck at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald

Enjoy your delirious frozen cocktails, beer, and Juices (for kiddos) on a terrace with 360-degree views of Grindelwald Valley. Sun terrace is connected to the indoor area, where you can find multiple lounging chairs, a billiard table, and a fireplace. It does not get any better than this if you ask me.

Happy girl at hotel belvedere terrace with a mountain view
Mom and son enjoying refreshments while staying at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald
Drinks and popcorn with a view in Grindelwald
hotel belvedere Grindelwald sun deck with a mountain view
burgers and fries captures on the terrace of hotel belvedere

Food and Drinks

When you stay at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald, you do not have to go far for your meals. The hotel offers you breakfast and dinner inside the hotel restaurant, Belvedere. You may order what is available through the Bar and Lounge for lunch.

The breakfast buffet was my personal favorite. So much variety of food was available to satisfy everyone’s appetite; cured meat assortments, bakery, eggs, serials, dairy, fruits, and more. So Good! I could not stop eating their croissants and jams.

hotel belvedere grindelwald breakfast

If you are an early bird, you may get a bonus spot with a window seat to enjoy spectacular mountain views and your delicious breakfast.

When it comes to dinner, expect a more formal service and atmosphere. Our table was so beautifully decorated, and the food was so delicious. We only wish to have had more time to enjoy these meals. Our son is too young to appreciate slow dinners in a fine dining restaurant.

dinner served at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald
pasta served at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald

In addition to the main restaurant, bar, and lounge, the hotel has another restaurant that opened only in December-April and offers Swiss specialty dishes such as Fondue. It would make a cozy little place to enjoy after a winter adventure in the Swiss Alps. Make sure to check it out if you are traveling during those months.

CONCLUSION: Staying at Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald

Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald is undoubtedly a perfect hotel in Grindelwald for your stay. Whether visiting with kids or not, the hotel offers everyone a little bit of everything.

The hotel staff was incredibly accommodating and professional. They were very well-versed in English, so we felt no pressure regarding communication. I think the high ratings and not-so-cheap hotel prices stand well, along with the experience you get here. We cannot wait to come back here someday when we are back in Grindelwald, Switzerland.

If you want to learn about things to do and places to visit in Grindelwald, check out things to do in Grindelwald and the best day trips from Grindelwald.

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2 Comments

  1. I visited Grindelwald once (not too far from my home in Zurich back then) I loved every minute of it, not to mention that I was there in the summer.
    I love your post, everything is explained in detail and written so well.

  2. I am so glad you liked the post and thank you for a lovely comment. This was our first time in Grindelwald and we sure want to visit it again maybe in winter next time.

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