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Grimselstrasse 82, 3860 Meiringen, Switzerland

#12 of 16 hotels in Meiringen

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Based on 309 hotel reviews

7.6

Score breakdown

  • Cleanliness

    8.1

  • Comfort

    7

  • Location

    7.9

  • Facilities

    6.8

  • Staff

    8.5

  • Value for money

    7.4

  • Free WiFi

    7.5

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  • Reviewed: 4 July 2018

    5.8
    Functional for one night
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Only one room (a family room) showed on booking.com but they had many available rooms. We had to pay for a family room but could have easily paid less for a double room

    Functional for one night

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 24 June 2018

    8.3
    Very practical location, if you want to explore the surrounding area .
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Breakfast was good, perhaps a wider variety of choice would have made it even better. (the “Swiss” flies were a bit of a challenge)

    Our room was extraordinarily interesting with the original wood work “log”wardrobe & bed! Great view from the room. Very close to Reichenbach Falls ( Sherlock Holmes fans- this is for you!)

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 3 June 2018

    9.6
    Good value, friendly hotel with good restaurant.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 3 nights

    The road was busy in the rush hours, but otherwise quiet. Was more than balanced out by the other amenities.

    It was, as described, a 'family Hotel' with the personal touch an owner can give. Indeed not luxurious, but more than adequate, and a good menu excellently prepared at the Hotel. Handy for guests arriving by train. Very welcoming and helpful.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2018

    8.8
    Short but comfy.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Not many staff about. But they seemed very relaxed about us helping ourselves to coffee from the machine behind the bar.

    We only stayed one night. It was just right for that.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2017

    3.3
    bad.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    The building should have been demolished many decades ago. The room had a stinky smell or rotten wood I could not get rid of no matter what. Even opened windows through all night long could not kill that stinky smell. Overpriced. It should have been priced a quarter if price they ask. I would not stay at this place ever again even for free.

    nothing

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2017

    7.5
    Friendly staff and good food in Berner Oberland
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Unfortunately the cleaning of the toilet was not good (we wiped the things by ourselves before using it (then it was ok).). One of the beds was not dry enough.

    The staff was very friendly and nice. The interior was well designed with artistic flavor. The dinner in the restaurant as well as the breakfast was very good. Parking was available on site and very convenient.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 August 2017

    7.9
    Simple accommodation in a pretty location
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The shower/toilet was very small, so I guess that big guys might have problems getting in and out :-) The breakfast was very basic and not as elaborate as the other hotels we've stayed in, yet sufficient.

    Simple accommodation in a pretty location. The room was cosy and clean, the food was excellent and the staff very helpful and polite. The hotel is close to key touristic spots like Aareschlucht, Reichenbach Falls and the cable way up to Kaesernalp. Overall we were very happy with the provided service.

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2017

    5.8
    Good for solo traveler on low budget
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    First of all, this is a guest house, not an hotel. The room was clean, but quite small even it was supposed to be a quadruple. Wifi signal was very slow and weak. Breakfast was very minimal, not even eggs, vegetables or fruits. Did not change towels between nights.

    The room was clean, the Swiss bread served was tasty

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 2 August 2017

    5.0
    Good breakfast.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Along a busy road, you can't sleep with windows open. Balcony not clean. The (private) bathroom was tiny. Shower in the middle of the bathroom (with curtains) not comfortable. Poor evacuation of the water in the shower, bad smells in the bathroom because of stagnant water.

    Good breakfast. The staff was very nice.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2017

    5.4
    Location is near the autoroute, but it is not the busy one,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very poor value for money. They take more than 100 euro per night but the conditions are like in a youth hostel. Douche is terrible. Very low, it's impossible to stand under it. No shampoo!!! But what killed me was the breakfast. No hot dishes, some yogurt and cornflakes and that's it. When I've asked a guy to make two fried eggs, he refused telling me that it will cost extra charge. Unbelievable! Never stay at this hotel!

    Location is near the autoroute, but it is not the busy one, so there is no noise.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 25 July 2017

    7.9
    Hotel Tourist was just right for us
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Everything in Switzerland is very expensive. That's not the fault of any particular hotel or restaurant. It just depends on the inopportune exchange rate of the Swiss franc.

    I recommend Hotel Tourist. It was very close to the start of the trail that we hiked to get to Grindelwald. The hotel manager gave us a map and directions on how to find the trail. Breakfast was included, and we enjoyed dinner in the hotel restaurant.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2017

    9.6
    Located near the funicular to Reihenbachfalls and in walking...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast could be better. Also too many flies in breakfast room.

    Located near the funicular to Reihenbachfalls and in walking distance from Aare gorge (about 10min by foot). Clean, comfortable room. Toilet and shower are quite old, but everything is clean and works well. Nice staff. Unexpectedly we could not arrive before 20.00 and they allowed us to check in 1-2 hours later with no fee. Also offered free luggage storage for several hours the next morning.

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2017

    7.9
    No frills, but a nice, clean room and very friendly staff!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shared bathroom was really small - the shower was so dark and narrow!

    No frills, but a nice, clean room and very friendly staff! Breakfast was lean (yogurt, bread, meat, cheese), but I thought the coffee was excellent.

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 30 June 2017

    7.1
    The wardrobe in the form of a tree, the size of the room,...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night

    The toilet was in the corridor, which was not a problem, as we had known it beforehand. The problem is the shower is in the same room with toilet which means you cannot use the toilet when someone is taking a shower and vice versa

    The wardrobe in the form of a tree, the size of the room, the quality of bedlinen

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 June 2017

    10
    Friendly and clean. Have dinner there. Excellent food and a great value place to stay and eat
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Stairs If you have bad legs request a lower floor room

    Good value in beautiful area. The Host, Martin, went out of his way to make out stay excellent. Food is great

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2017

    7.5
    The hotel is very well operated, with very kind and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Some noise coming from the aisle, as some rooms has a shared WC; medium comfort overall.

    The hotel is very well operated, with very kind and supporting staff. Parking place outside, superb restaurant in the hotel ($$).

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 28 May 2017

    9.2
    Hotel Tourist - Fantastic stay and Great food
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    We booked a room without its own WC and Shower. There was however a wash basin in the room. The shared WC and Shower was just a short distance down the corridor. The shared WC and Shower was quite small, but it served its purpose.

    The hotel is conveniently located close to the town of Meiringen, but also, just a short 5 minute walk to Reichenbach Falls Funicular. Although the the hotel is located on the main road from Meiringen to Grimsel, the traffic did not affect our stay. The hotel is located about 10 minutes walk from Aareschlucht, a very pleasant walk through the Aare gorge along the river Aare. The hotel staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful through our short stay. The Breakfast was plentiful, consisting of bread, cheese, cold cuts, cereals, fruit juice, tea, coffee and local yogurts. We also enjoyed very nice evening meals in the restaurant. They offer Swiss and international cuisine. The Wienerschnitzel and Ractlette Cheese were a particular hit for us. I would recommend a trip up the Funicular to the Reichenbach, then the scooter ride downhill back to the hotel. Great Fun!

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 14 May 2017

    7.9
    Good
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The restaurant was closed and extremely small bathroom.

    Good location and old world charm. Breakfast was arranged even though the restaurant was closed.

    Stayed in May 2017

  • Reviewed: 17 October 2016

    7.9
    Although the hotel is dated, the owner is friendly, and the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Everything was fine

    Although the hotel is dated, the owner is friendly, and the breakfasts are good, the location is great for exploring central Switzerland, and we had a nice view from the room.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 17 September 2016

    8.3
    Very nice!
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was quite a walk from the train station, but I would still recommend it as it seemed to be better value than the others we found that were closer to the station.

    A really pleasant place! Very nice, clean and comfortable rooms and dining area. We also had a very nice cheese fondue for dinner and lovely breakfast in the morning.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 16 August 2016

    7.5
    Family hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The room was clean and big. Nice view from room's window. Breakfast was good. You could go to Main Street by car. There were some shops , restraints and supermarket.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 11 August 2016

    9.2
    Cycle tour day 4
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Shower gel would have been useful, thankfully we had some from a previous hotel

    Great family run little hotel,nice dinner and great breakfast enjoyable stay

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 7 August 2016

    7.5
    Would repeat if we get the same room
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Next to a busy road and next to a river although closing the windows helped.

    Amazing view of the valley from the room's window. Great location for hiking the via alpina.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 27 July 2016

    7.1
    Nice, friendly and very helpful personnel.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    Hotel is very close to the main road and it is very noisy. Because of that you cannot open the window at night and there is no air condition.

    Nice, friendly and very helpful personnel. Good breakfasts. Quite clean.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 July 2018

    10
    In the shadow of Reichenbach falls
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    It was very nice, no need for negativity!

    Cost efficient - not cheap. Good food, great service.

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 2 July 2018

    6.7
    Clean and simple, price-quality ok.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Clean and simple, price-quality ok. Would not return however

    Stayed in July 2018

  • Reviewed: 18 June 2018

    5.4
    Tons of flies in the room, and while the goats with the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Tons of flies in the room, and while the goats with the bells around their necks were cute, they sure were noisy in the morning!

    Stayed in June 2018

  • Reviewed: 29 May 2018

    10
    Owner was helpful and provided great information on daily...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Owner was helpful and provided great information on daily activities and excursions in the area. Also, nice restaurant on site with descent prices!

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 27 May 2018

    9.6
    Comfortable bed.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 5 nights

    Comfortable bed. Clean room. Pleasant host. Excellent breakfast.

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 22 May 2018

    8.3
    Mattresses are very good, the room is nicely arranged and...
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Very small but functional bathroom

    Mattresses are very good, the room is nicely arranged and bright with a great view on the Reichenbach waterfall

    Stayed in May 2018

  • Reviewed: 7 February 2018

    5.0
    Nice wooden room
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • 2 rooms
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bathroom is too small, no separation between shower and toilet

    Nice wooden room

    Stayed in January 2018

  • Reviewed: 11 September 2017

    9.6
    Nice location and friendly staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Bathroom very small

    Nice location and friendly staff

    Stayed in September 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 August 2017

    2.5
    Over priced on a main road very loud traffic.
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    Well past its sell by date, worn out everything!

    Over priced on a main road very loud traffic. Very basic for the money better off camping

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 15 August 2017

    6.7
    Location is very good
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    The beds and matress are not comfortable

    Location is very good

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2017

    5.8
    Easily accessible, restaurant included, great views
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room
    • Stayed 2 nights
    • Submitted via mobile

    No air in the room, no good options to dry clothes and shoes. Breakfast rather modest

    Easily accessible, restaurant included, great views

    Stayed in August 2017

  • Reviewed: 12 August 2017

    8.3
    very interesting decor of bedroom. great for families with children. Restaurant in house. very conve
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    liked the fresh bread and everything that was served

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 July 2017

    5.0
    Staff
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Hotel beds was very uncomfortable and breakfast had no options at all.

    Staff

    Stayed in July 2017

  • Reviewed: 26 June 2017

    7.1
    Sufficient for one night
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night

    Small room without aicondition

    Great location. Free parking at the hotel. Nice Breakfest

    Stayed in June 2017

  • Reviewed: 7 February 2017

    8.8
    Hotel with a Big Heart
    • Leisure trip
    • Solo traveller
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Home style Swiss cooking!

    Stayed in January 2017

  • Reviewed: 31 October 2016

    8.3
    Clean and simple with great food.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Comfortable chairs in rooms.

    Great food in the restaurant (evening meal).

    Stayed in October 2016

  • Reviewed: 15 September 2016

    9.2
    Great view of the Reichenbach Falls from our room.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room
    • Stayed 2 nights

    The bathroom was fully functional but could have done with some renovation.

    Great view of the Reichenbach Falls from our room.

    Stayed in September 2016

  • Reviewed: 6 September 2016

    6.7
    Good value for Switzerland
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night

    Breakfast was a bit basic

    The rooms were comfortable and airy, although a little tired

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 30 August 2016

    6.7
    Charged for tap water
    • Leisure trip
    • Group
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Charged us 6 Sf. for tap water... Literally water from the tap, no warning

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 23 August 2016

    8.8
    great host - very helpful and offered great local advice.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 2 nights

    great host - very helpful and offered great local advice.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 22 August 2016

    9.6
    Very peaceful
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple
    • Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Staff was friendly, good breakfast, nice rooms, clean, awesome view in the morning.

    Stayed in August 2016

  • Reviewed: 29 July 2016

    5.4
    The beds were not well made.
    • Leisure trip
    • People with friends
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    The beds were not well made. The room was too small and the AC was not working properly.

    Stayed in July 2016

  • Reviewed: 24 July 2016

    6.7
    Family friendly family hotel
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children
    • Quadruple Room with Shared Bathroom
    • Stayed 1 night
    • Submitted via mobile

    Traffic a bit noisy.

    Good value for money. Friendly staff. Nice breakfast!

    Stayed in July 2016

  • The following reviews were written more than 24 months ago. They no longer impact the property's overall review score – but may still be helpful when choosing the perfect place to stay.

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2016

    10
    Excellent service, felt very comfortable here.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Excellent service, felt very comfortable here. The included breakfast was great and the hotel manager was very nice. Amazing views of the Alps and a waterfall from the room. The hotel is within walking distance to Reichenbach fall and Aare Gorge.

  • Reviewed: 8 September 2015

    7.1
    The locations is great, choose a spot on the back of the...
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Hotel is very dated, especially the bathroom. Restaurant is dated as well. A light odd odor, but in general nothing bad.

    The locations is great, choose a spot on the back of the hotel and you can see Sherlock Holmes Falls. Clean.

  • Reviewed: 24 January 2016

    7.5
    Fits the description on the website.
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with young children

    Room a bit too noisy due to weak sound insulation from the exterior.

    Fits the description on the website.

  • Reviewed: 19 October 2015

    8.3
    Location.
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    Shared bathroom.

    Location. Traditional sense of place. Excellent food. Helpful staff.

  • Reviewed: 19 September 2015

    8.8
    You can see the Retenbachfall from your room;
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    You can see the Retenbachfall from your room;)

  • Reviewed: 8 August 2015

    7.9
    Ambiente spartano semplice cordiale e discreto.
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    Ambiente spartano semplice cordiale e discreto.

  • Reviewed: 30 July 2015

    3.3
    Leaving
    • Leisure trip
    • Family with older children

    Room smelt strongly of smoke, out dated and run down, breakfast wasn't much on offer, bathroom wasn't very nice.

    Leaving

  • Reviewed: 17 May 2015

    10
    English speaking ,plenty of parking and out of town
    • Leisure trip
    • Couple

    None to report

    English speaking ,plenty of parking and out of town

  • Reviewed: 17 January 2015

    8.5
    1. Hotel rooms
    • Leisure trip
    • Group

    1. Hotel rooms 2. Staff helpful and polite 3. Breakfast locally sourced bread and cheese 4. Traditional Swiss hotel

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