I stayed at the Sunstar for 2 nights with a friend. We were there for a ski weekend so were never going to spend much time at the hotel - and for that purpose it is perfect. I don't think you could stay any closer to the Firstbahn and the ski bus to Männlichen or the bahnhof (to get a train to Kleine Scheidegg) stops right outside the hotel. First is a great area for easy skiing and Männlichen/Kleine Scheidegg is a much bigger ski area with more variety and more challenging skiing.
The hotel itself is fine - nothing special and the decor is a bit old fashioned. The ski room is a bit small and poky and the ski racks seem to have been designed before carving skis. Feels like it is time to refresh this sort of thing.
The free minibar is a nice touch even if it is not that generously stocked. Breakfast is pretty decent and the views of the mountains from the dining room are great, although the dining room itself is functional and nothing more. We chose not to eat dinner there as we thought the dining room was a bit depressing - there are plenty of other options in town.
Parking is OK - the car park was jam packed when we were there and we got one of the last free spaces which involved some complex manoeuvring to get into it.
Service was pretty friendly and helpful and the receptionists were kind enough to go and find the sunglasses I forgot in the ski room and keep them safe till I got back.
The pool is a decent size for swimming a few lengths. Our only real complaint about the hotel was that you have to pay for access to the sauna - surely in a ski hotel charging these sort of prices, sauna access should be free?
Overall, if you are just there for the skiing (or other outdoor activity) then this hotel is a great choice. But if you are looking to spend some time in the hotel, then you might be able to find better options which are a bit more up-to-date/stylish.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This holiday and spa hotel is in an outstandingly panoramic location, quiet and central but with uninterrupted views of the famous North Face of the Eiger, Wetterhorn and First. Inside, the hotel is decorated with lots of warm wood, and the spacious lobby has an open fire, creating a cosy atmosphere. The large, comfortable bedrooms with their light wooden furniture are perfect places to relax in. Those in certain categories have a balcony. The half-board "Ambiance" restaurant has picture-perfect views of the mountains, tempting you to linger and eat to your heart's content. Gourmet diners are also superbly catered for in the à-la-carte "Adlerstube" restaurant. In the spa centre, you'll find all kinds of ways to unwind: try the large swimming pool, the Finnish sauna, the Roman baths with four climate zones, the hydro-massage showers, the solarium or the rest room. The hotel also offers an attractive range of sports, from a fitness centre to aquagymnastics and aerobics. If you take your holidays in the glacier village of Grindelwald, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy all the many and varied activities that are available in the Jungfrau region. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grindelwald Sunstar Hotel
- Sunstar Grindelwald
- Sunstar Hotel Grindelwald
- Grindelwald Hotel Sunstar