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Baltimore, Maryland
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I actually saw this hotel in the HBO series Band of Brothers years ago, and thought it was CGI. After finding out it actually existed, I had to visit. So glad we did. The whole experience from the ferry ride over, the funicular up to the hotel and the hotel itself were magical. We given the top room in the...

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

Dear robbschak We are so glad to read that you enjoyed the Giessbach experience entirely including the boat curise, ride on the funicular as well as the various Walking pathes in the Hotel park. We are shure, that you now watch the movie Ban of brother with other Feelings. We hope your dream comes again true and you will visit...

Bern, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Back in time in high-class! Unique setting, great house, countless style and absolutely a must see! We suggest you to take the half board package. Service was first class, nothing overdriven, friendly in a natural manner and attentive to details. Breakfast in great, continuously freshly prepared with a huge choice. It is just very pity that some of the guests...

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

Dear WatchFox Thank you very much for your stay and your lovely feedback. We are happy to read that you enjoyed your stay entirely and title us as a "must see". Indeed we are faced with this difficulty that some peoples eyes are bigger than their stomach. We try to sensitize staff and guests regarding the waste of food. We...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 September 2015

It's a very special experience to stay here. The hotel and the location is unlike any other, it is literally like it's been lifted from the pages of a fairytale. The grand entrance to the hotel is stunning, unlike anything else in the world. The reception staff are friendly and the solid key to the room very cool. The details...

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

Dear Benjamin S Thank you so much for your visit and your diversified feedback. This is very helpful for us and Shows us some points on which we can improve immediately. Thank you for mentioning the air conditioning. Indeed we do not have any air conditioning in the house because of the historic building. This is somethin they couldn't think...

Dorchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This place really is magical. We had our third stay at the hotel a few weeks ago and it never fails to disappoint. Best to arrive as an independent traveller, taking the boat down Lake Brienz from Interlaken and then the funicular to the hotel (don't pay as it's free to hotel guests, you'll be given a hotel guest ticket)....

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

Dear Hollo57, We are very grateful for the time you took to write such an amazing and detailed review about the Grandhotel Giessbach. It is a pleasure for us to welcome you every time! Our chefs will be very happy to read your compliments about restaurant meals and we'll be sure to forward your nice words about the service to...

Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

On a sightseeing trip we stopped for lunch at the Grandhotel Giessbach. The menu had a position "For Families, 2 or more people". My spouse and I ordered the position "Hörnli mit Gehacktem" for 2 people at Fr. 19.00 each. We were told that the prices don't apply to us; we don't qualify as a family since we don't have...

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

Dear Andreas, Thank you for taking the time to write a review about the Grandhotel's restaurant. Your comments are constructive and we hope you accept our sincere apologies for this uncomfortable experience. We will aim to make our menu clearer and be sure that our servers are aware of its intricacies. We hope you'll give us another chance during your...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 16 August 2015

I took the boat from Brienz to the hotel dock and historic funicular. What a way to arrive! The hotel is situated in a most beautiful location between the waterfall and lake. The public spaces are elegant. I sat in front of a fire in the lobby fireplace listening to live piano music with a glass of wine. Lovely atmosphere....

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

Dear Madison, Thank you very much for your kind and detailed review! We are glad that the arrival to the hotel was a memorable experience, that you enjoyed our pianist's tunes in the lobby as well as our breakfast buffet. It was a pleasure having you here at the Grandhotel Giessbach and we hope to welcome you again furing your...

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 5 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 28 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...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • 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: $376 - $742 (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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“Room towards the lake”
 of 5 bubbles 875matthiasl, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“get a room overlooking the Brienezersee and the Mountains”
 of 5 bubbles petermuellerborneo, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Falls view have excellent View and so does the lake view. So really the choice is yours when you book”
 of 5 bubbles TahirH364, 5 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Suite of room options determines where the room is.”
 of 5 bubbles CypressRidge, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If views from the room are important to you , spend a little extra for a lake or waterfall view.”
 of 5 bubbles 147larryv, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
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