Fortunately, in November 1983 the internationally renowned Swiss environmentalist Franz Weber was able to acquire the Grandhotel Giessbach, plus 22 hectares of land and place it under a preservation order, with the help of his association Helvetia Nostra and the “Giessbach for the Swiss People Foundation”, which he founded himself. His idea of “giving” Giessbach to the Swiss people and keeping it intact for future generations was met with enthusiastic approval. There had previously been plans to tear down the entire original site and replace it with a modern concrete building in the style of a “jumbo chalet”.
Key advantages at a glance
|Layout||Livingroom and bedroom in tower, large bathroom|
|Maximum occupancy||2 adults, 2 children|
|Extra bed||Up to 2 extra beds possible at extra charge|
|Room size||40 m² (430 sq ft)|
|Bathroom||Bathtub and toilet, seperate 2nd toilet|
Special features of the guest rooms
|Room fittings||Down duvets and pillows
Synthetic hypoallergenic pillows
Fluffy bath robe and slippers
Vegan hair care by Tara Smith
Flat Screen with Satellite TV
Jobin music box
|Internet access||Free WiFi Highspeed Internet access|
|Services & Amenities||Fruit platter
Giessbach mountain water
Free use of Giessbach funicular
24-hour Internet station
Multilingual reception staff
Free access to the maxi-bar (3rd floor)
Laundry and cleaning service (liable to cost)
Check In time and policies
|Check In||3 pm|
|Check Out||11 am|
Early arrival and late departure
If you are planning to arrive early and would like immediate access to your room, we recommend booking your room for the previous night. Similarly, for late departures: book one further night for use of the room until you leave. If you do not wish to book, we would be more than happy to store your baggage at the reception.
Guaranteed bookings and deposits
At the Grandhotel Giessbach, a guaranteed reservation will secure your room, even if you check in late (after 6 pm). All bookings made via the website are guaranteed by credit card. Certain arrival dates and prices may require a deposit. Please check the full deposit conditions at the time of booking.
One to three rooms can be cancelled free of charge up to 6 days before arrival (excluding special arrival dates and special prices); from 5 days we will charge 50 %, and 100 % on the day of arrival.
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