Overview

43 Rooms
2.75 hours Transfer time

Right in the centre of Grindelwald, the hotel's closest ski lift is a five minute walk away or the ski bus stops just outside to take you to whichever lift you like. As with most hotels in Grindelwald, the Spinne has spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, including the dominating Eiger. There's an ice field on the North Face of the Eiger, in fact, that the hotel is named after as it is shaped like a spider.

The hotel is decked out with a modern take on traditional design. They call it Alpine chic, we think that fits; plenty of pale wood, red and blue tones and windows/balconies that make full use of those views. You also have a small spa area with an indoor hot tub, Finish and herbal saunas and even an ice path as well as massages and a hair stylist being available. One of the standout features of the hotel is the sun terrace, again it makes the most of the views and the food is pretty decent too. The hotel lounge has a roaring fire all winter or if you're looking for a more energetic atmosphere you should try the Espresso bar or the Mescalero Discotheque, one of the more popular night spots in Grindelwald.

What we like

- Central location with easy access to the Firstbahn gondola and the train station
- Fantastic views of the Eiger and arguably the best sun terrace in the village
- Popular night spots on your doorstep or roaring fires in the lounge

Worth knowing

- The spa area is nude, though you can wear a towel
- The local bus is free with your visitor's card
- The Espresso or 'Preso' Bar is a great spot for live music, if that's your thing

Features

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Massage
  • Wifi
  • Jacuzzi
Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

Lovely stay Queensland, Australia Location is great as grindlewald is a small town anyway, 5 mins or so from the station. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and spacious, no noise whatsoever. Breakfast had a good... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Super location, friendly staff Good location, walking distance from the train station. Nice service with friendly staff. Feel free to ask sightseeing/hiking/ski tips at the front desk, they speak good German and English. No fancy... Rated 4 on TripAdvisor
“È tutto bellissimo” Zurich, Switzerland Seriously, everything is perfect and we couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay.. the outdoor swimming pool (+spa) is the best part of the complex, followed by great rooms, various and wide... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor

View on map

The Hotel Spinne is in the centre of Grindelwald village and a 5 minute walk to the nearest ski lift (Firstbahn gondola 350m away). Alternatively, the train station to get up into the ski area shared with Wengen is 7 minutes down the road (450m). There is also a bus stop next to the hotel which you can ride free of charge (with your visitors pass) to whichever lift you fancy.

  • Ski region
    Jungfrau
  • Distance to slopes
    350m, 5 minute walk
  • Distance to town
    In town centre

Rooms

All rooms at the Hotel Spinne have a TV, radio, phone, mini bar, hairdryer and safe.

Twin room

Standard twin rooms have twin beds and there will be either a bath or shower in the bathroom. The rooms are in the main building and overlook the high street.

Approx. 19m2, sleeps max. 3

Twin room with Eiger view

Again in the main building, the rooms have twin beds* and a bathroom with a bath or shower. They also have a balcony or terrace with views of the Eiger.

Approx. 22m2, sleeps max. 3

Junior Suite

Again in the main building, the junior suites have a bedroom with twin beds*, a living area and a bathroom with a bath. The balcony has mountain views.

Approx. 35m2, sleeps max. 2 + 2 extra beds

*twin beds can be pushed together to form a double

There are some one off suites and single rooms available as well

Facilities

  • Rotisserie
  • Restaurant Mercato
  • Bistro
  • Sun terrace
  • Lounge
  • Espresso Bar
  • Mescalero Discotheque
  • Finnish sauna
  • Alpine herbal sauna
  • Whirlpool/hot tub (indoor)
  • Relaxation room
  • Ice Kneipp path
  • Massage
  • Hairstylist
  • WiFi

Board basis

  • Bed & breakfast
  • Half board

Safety advice

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 guide

Grindelwald

The resort

  • Resort height - 1034m
  • Highest point - 2970m

Ski area

  • Grindelwald ski area (First and Kleine Scheidegg - Mannlichen - Wengen) - 170km of piste
  • Jungfrau ski area - 220km
  • Tobogganing and hiking trails - 150km

Slopes

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%

Lifts

  • 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

Resort ratings

  • 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

Activities

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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