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Seasonal outdoor pool
Seasonal outdoor pool
Terrace/patio
In-room safe, desk, free WiFi

Guest reviews

4.6 out of 5 Wonderful
145 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Breakfast included
Pet Friendly
Restaurant
Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationGiessbach Falls3 min walk
Popular LocationFreilichtmuseum Ballenberg11 min drive
Popular LocationBallenberg Open Air Museum16 min drive
AirportBern (BRN-Belp)55 min drive

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  • Superior Double room with Waterfall View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 26 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsSuperior Double room with Waterfall View
  • Classic Single Room with Forest View

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 14 sq m
    • Sleeps 1
    More detailsClassic Single Room with Forest View
  • Elegant Suite (without balcony)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 42 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsElegant Suite (without balcony)
  • Deluxe Double Room with Lake View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 33 sq m
    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room with Lake View
  • Classic Double room with Forest View

    3.9/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 20 sq m
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsClassic Double room with Forest View

About this area

Brienz

Grandhotel Giessbach is located in Brienz. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Brienz and Lake Thun, while Ballenberg Open Air Museum and Schweizer Holzbildhauerei Museum are cultural highlights. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including hiking/biking trails, ski lifts and skiing.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Giessbach Falls - 3 min walk
  • Freilichtmuseum Ballenberg - 11 min drive
  • Ballenberg Open Air Museum - 16 min drive
  • First - 67 min drive
  • Brienzer Rothorn - 83 min drive

Getting around

  • Brienz Station - 7 min drive
  • AirportBern (BRN-Belp) - 55 min drive

Restaurants

  • Where to eat
  • Les Cascades – Restaurant offering Modern European cuisine.
  • Le Tapis Rouge – Restaurant offering vegetarian cuisine.

About this property

Grandhotel Giessbach

4-star hotel, walk to Lake Brienz
This hotel features 2 restaurants, a bar/lounge and a seasonal outdoor pool. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free train station pick-up are also provided. Other amenities include a children's pool, concierge services and dry cleaning. All 70 rooms offer free WiFi, room service and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free bottled water, safes and desks are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Grandhotel Giessbach offers 70 forms of accommodation with a safe and complimentary bottles of water. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels.

Bathrooms include designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hairdryers can be requested.

A children's pool and a seasonal outdoor pool are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Historic Hotels of Europe and Historic Hotels of the World.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Free train station pick-up shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7:30 AM–11 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bike rentals
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • Newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Business services

  • Meeting rooms

Outdoors

  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer (on request)

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Desk
  • Safe

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 3:00 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 01 November and 19 March.

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per day
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.00 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: CHF 20 per pet, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the train station; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 4 stars.

Property is also known as

Grandhotel Giessbach Hotel Brienz
Grandhotel Giessbach Hotel
Grandhotel Giessbach Brienz
Grandhotel Giessbach
Grandhotel Giessbach Swiss Alps
Grandhotel Giessbach Hotel
Grandhotel Giessbach Brienz
Grandhotel Giessbach Hotel Brienz

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Grandhotel Giessbach and receive a full refund?
Yes, Grandhotel Giessbach offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Grandhotel Giessbach cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Grandhotel Giessbach have a pool?
Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Is Grandhotel Giessbach pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of CHF 20 per pet, per day.
How much is parking at Grandhotel Giessbach?
Grandhotel Giessbach doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Grandhotel Giessbach?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Grandhotel Giessbach?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Grandhotel Giessbach located?
Situated in Brienz, this hotel is steps away from Giessbach Falls and Lake Brienz. Schweizer Holzbildhauerei Museum and Brienz Church are also within 3 miles (5 km).
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4.7/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

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Lovely hotel in desperate need of a renovation
The pros: Incredible location, fantastic views, stunning setting and easy access to great walks and hikes. Warm and professional service. Delicious breakfast and impressive dinner menus. The cons: Hardware is really old. Bedrooms are clean but in desperate need of a refresh. The beds are hard as rocks, bathrooms are extremely old. Heating cannot be manually controlled and hence rooms are terribly hot in summer. No blackout curtains in rooms, plumbing can be heard from room to room.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller
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Superb
The most extraordinary place in Europe.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Amazing location, beautiful property, restaurant need to have more menu choices
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Fairy Tale Hotel!
Amazing hotel!! Like a fairy tale!
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Fantastic hotel
Beautiful hotel and location.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

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