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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Arriving late at night, it was superb to find access to our hotel directly on station platform. We were greeted warmly at reception & check in was done without fuss. Our room was upgraded at no extra cost, which was rather pleasant. A comfortable room with all the facilities we required. Breakfast in the morning was self service, apart from... More 

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Reviewed 24 September 2013 via mobile

We were happy with our stay at Hotel Derby and would recommend this hotel. It is close to the tracks but you probably will not be bothered by the trains unless you leave the window open. This may be an issue if your room is too hot as the hotel doesn't have AC. We had a corner room with a... More 

Thank N0Name
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2013 via mobile

What can I say, this place is fantastic, OK so its still in the seventies but that's not a problem, its clean very friendly and efficient. The food is great and plenty of it, 5 course meal always varied and that will change anything you don't like. The best views are at the back of the hotel as it looks... More 

2 Thank kevbagshaw
Kincardine, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

If you are visiting Grindelwald, Switzerland and are searching for a place to stay, consider the Hotel Grindelwald. The location is the best...adjacent to the train station and at the foot of the main street. Their restaurant menu is excellent and their inclusive breakfast was the best of our travels around this country. They hosted a hospitality evening with snacks... More 

Thank RichardPeg P
Launceston, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2013

The location is fantastic...just across the road from the station to the eiger. We splashed out and paid the upgrade to a junior suite and it was like walking into a 70's time warp. Nothing would have been update in at least 30years! Having said that, the location is great with fantastic views of alps from our shared balcony. Also... More 

4 Thank Maggie F
Warrington, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This hotel is set on a railway platform which means if your driving you have to drive along the platform to park your vehicle! Good fun to say the least! The hotel was lovely although the room was a tad on the small side. Breakfast was plentiful with lots to chose from, hotel staff very nice and if you're lucky... More 

Thank MzElly
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

We stayed for two nights in August. The staff did not close the curtains of our south-facing room during the day when the temperature outside was over 30 degrees C, therefore it was ROASTING all through the night (and did not help us get quality sleep). Opening the windows was not an option, as that just attracted tons of flies... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in July as part of a large group. I have stayed before and it is a very clean and comfortable hotel with off road parking right in the centre of town. If you get a room looking out over the mountains it will have road noise all day and in the morning with delivery... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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72 reviews
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Reviewed 30 June 2013

We have vacationed in Grindelwald for 5 out of the last 10 summers, and stayed here all 5 times. We love this place. You can have a great breakfast while you wait for your train. When your train comes, just get up and take a few steps on to your train. It's a great place. My wife and I love... More 

1 Thank Matt T
St. Dogmaels, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 June 2013

Arrived after a 6 hour plane and rail journey and to say I was pleased to see the hotel infront of me from the steps of the train was is an understatement! Also waiting on the platform was Nick our Thompson/Crystal Rep, who took my bag and helped us into the hotel and through a seemless check in. The hotel... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Cuisines: Swiss, European
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The very walls that greet you as you approach the Hotel Derby are steeped in history. The "Hotel de la Gare" was built here by the legendary Captain Gsteiger at the end of the 19th century. The same underlying principle applied then as it does now: we want to offer our guests a holiday that will long remain with them as a happy memory. Just travelling to the Derby is a pleasure in itself. The journey by rail could hardly be easier. We are passionate about hospitality and welcome you with a very special combination of attention to details and unobtrusive service. Stylish rooms and suites offer you plenty of space to unwind, relax and take in the splendid Mountain View. All rooms offer view to the surrounding mountains and are equipped with shower or bath/toilet, satellite TV, minibar and safe. The junior suites additionally provide a separate sitting corner. Most of the rooms have a balcony. In total 4 restaurants are at your choice. Either for an elegant dining experience, a tasteful 5-course-menu, a hearty Swiss dish or one of the various fondue specialities, our knowledgeable staff will be happy to advise you and to complete your stay by an attentive service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Derby Hotel

Address: Dorfstrasse 75, Grindelwald 3818, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Bernese Oberland > Jungfrau Region > Grindelwald
Price Range: RM669 - RM1,097 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Derby Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 70
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Also Known As:
Derby Hotel Grindelwald, Switzerland - Jungfrau
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Grindelwald
#4 Romantic Hotel in Grindelwald
#4 Family Hotel in Grindelwald
#4 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Grindelwald
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“Room 417 overlooks train tracks - can be noisy - chose 416 or 414 larger rooms no train tracks”
  • Room 417 - Top Floor overlooking Train Station.. smallish room
 of 5 bubbles RiverbendTX, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“There are great views from all rooms. The rooms on the back of the hotel view the Eiger.”
 of 5 bubbles , 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rear of the hotel have magnificent views of the Eiger. The front of the hotel looks onto the railway and platform (but it is not noisy)”
 of 5 bubbles G12Rose, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with views of the Eiger a definate and worth the money”
 of 5 bubbles 424carolyns, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room in the rear for view of Eiger”
 of 5 bubbles royhodges, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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