The Hotel Eiger has been family owned since 1962 so you can expect great service and a very friendly welcome. The hotel has magnificent views of the Eiger mountain which means it's well worth upgrading your room to the Eiger views if you want to get the most from the hotel. Having been consistently renovated of the last decade or so, the hotel is in incredible nick making it easy to spend a lot of time in.
There is a mountain hut-style restaurant in Barry's and the popular 'Gepsi' bar with a decent live music programme as well as award-winning food and drinks. If you're more of a spa than bar person you certainly won't be disappointed. The spa is built around an idea of 'selfness' but if you've never heard of that, don't worry it's just a really nice spa. Numerous saunas and steam rooms as well as a wide choice of treatments and massages, you can even book spa areas for private use.
What we like
- Central location with equidistance to the ski train station or Firstbahn gondola (around 400m)
- Fantastic views of the Eiger
- Sunny terrace outside the Gepsi bar
- Extensive spa area with massage and treatments available
- Barry's restaurant was named after a St Bernard Mountain rescue dog who saved over 40 lives including that of Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm in 1809
- The hotel is particularly eco-friendly with heating and hot water coming from recyclable wood energies
- The sauna oasis is a nude area and therefore you must be at least 16 years old to enter
- There is a bus stop right outside the hotel if you don't fancy walking to the lift/train station
- All rooms have Austrian twin beds which are two single mattresses within a double frame so they cannot be separated.
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The Hotel Eiger has a central location, pretty much equidistance from the Firstbahn gondola up to the local area or the (ski) train station which takes you to the main ski area shared with Wengen (Jungfrau). It's roughly 400m from either lift/station which would take around 6 minutes to walk. The bus also stops right outside so you can hop on the bus instead of walking to the lifts.
Distance to slopes400m, 6 minute walk
Distance to townCentral location
All rooms at the Hotel Eiger have the following facilities: Mini bar, coffee machine, WiFi, TV and radio, bathrobe and slippers.
Basic twin room
Austrian twin beds* and the bathrooms have either a bath or a shower.
Approx. 23-28m2, sleeps max. 2
Superior twin room
Superior rooms have Austrian twin beds* and the bathrooms have either a bath or a shower. Some rooms have balconies (on request). The rooms also have updated decor to the basic rooms. The rooms can have an additional bed if needed.
Approx. 23-28m2, sleeps max. 3
Lifestyle twin room
Lifestyle rooms again have Austrian twin beds* and a bathroom with a bath or shower. Each room has a balcony with views of the Eiger mountain and the decor has plenty of wood and stone.
Approx. 23-25m2, sleeps max. 2
Lifestyle plus twin room
Lifestyle plus rooms have Austrian twin beds* and an additional bed is available on request. Each room has a balcony with a view of the Eiger mountain and there is also a sitting area with desk. The bathroom has a bath.
Approx. 28m2, sleeps max. 3
*Austrian twin beds are two single mattresses within a single frame so they cannot be separated. You get separate sheets and bedding but you can't pull the beds apart.
Single rooms and suite are also available.
- Barry's (mountain hut style restaurant)
- Gepsi Bar and smokers lounge
- Barry's Stubli (a la carte restaurants and breakfast spot)
- Bistro Memory (bistro with large terrace overlooking the Eiger)
- Finnish sauna
- Herbal sauna
- Steam bath
- Blossom pool
- Kneipp basin
- Relaxation room
- Meditation area
- Private spas available
- Massage and beauty treatments (additional cost)
- Gym area with instructors
- Lifestyle coaching (additional cost)
- Bed & breakfast
- Half board
Please be advised that safety standards with regards to balconies differ in Switzerland and on occasion, you may be allocated a room whereby the balcony is lower than we would expect in the UK.
For your own safety, please ensure that you take care when on the balcony and do not lean on or over the railings. If you have children below the age of 12 in your party, please ensure that they are supervised and not left unattended at any time.
- Resort height - 1034m
- Highest point - 2970m
- Grindelwald ski area (First and Kleine Scheidegg - Mannlichen - Wengen) - 170km of piste
- Jungfrau ski area - 220km
- Tobogganing and hiking trails - 150km
Grindelwald is best for intermediate skiers with plenty of cruisy runs and fast lifts up on the mountain. The First ski area has gentler slopes to explore.
There is a zip line and an eagle flyer that are included in the lift pass on the First area. As well as pedestrian viewpoints and walkways to enjoy.
- Blue runs 23%
- Red runs 62%
- Black runs 15%
- 45 in Jungfrau ski area
- Upgraded Mannlichen gondola for winter 2019/20
- New gondola from Grindelwald village up to Eigergletscher for winter 2020/21
Season lengthEarly December to mid-April
- Beginners - 3/5
- Intermediates - 4/5
- Experts - 2/5
- Snowboarders - 3/5
- Fast lifts - 4/5
- Après - 3/5
- Eating out - 3/5
- Charm - 4/5
- Scenery - 5/5
- Non-ski activities - 4/5
Cross-country skiing | snowshoeing | winter hiking | pedestrian lift pass | tobogganing | zip-wire | watch ice hockey | curling | indoor rope park | sports centre with pool | scenic flights from Mannlichen | train to the highest railway station in Europe | ice skating | local museum | tubing | tandem paragliding
Transfer times (by rail)
- Bern - 1 hour 30 minutes - 2 hours (very limited flights to this airport)
- Zurich - 2 hours 40 minutes to 3 hours 10 minutes
- Geneva - 3 hours 30 minutes to 4 hours 30 minutes
Grindelwald lift pass
- 3 day lift pass from £136
- 6 day lift pass from £233
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