Best Hotels in Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad's luxury hotels, such as the Alpina, have glorious mountain views
Gstaad's luxury hotels, such as the Alpina, have glorious mountain views | Courtesy of The Alpina Gstaad / Expedia
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16 December 2020

For the finest luxury retreats in Switzerland, look no further than these opulent hotels in Gstaad ski resort.

Gstaad is a town of glitz, glamour and frankly remarkable, indulgent hotels. On the mountain, the skiing has a little bit for everyone – with more than 200km of runs, including the wooded pistes of Rinderberg-Saanerslochgrat, open slopes of Eggli, and access to Glacier 3000, the only glacier ski area in Bernese Oberland, with its 30km of pistes. Here’s our guide to hotels in Gstaad.

Huus Gstaad

Huus Gstaad aims to be a home away from home. Rooms have high ceilings, comfy couches, felt chairs and cosy tartan blankets. Their La Vue restaurant is simple but contemporary and stylish. Vegan and veggie dishes aren’t an afterthought here (try the grilled artichokes). Ski tickets, lessons and equipment are all included for kids up to nine, while everyone can enjoy skiing with the Huus mountain guides. This place is truly the best of both worlds – luxurious, but unpretentious.

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Free WiFi
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Terrace
Bar/lounge

Le Grand Bellevue

Le Grand Bellevue is a hotel with food at its core. Their Gault & Millau-awarded chef serves everything from herb-crusted rack of lamb to handcrafted sushi. Leonard’s restaurant will take you back to 1920’s high society, and the bar and lounge are just as classy. There’s an exclusive aura here; luxurious rooms have high ceilings, warm colours and style in spades. There’s also the grand spa, and a cinema you can curl up in after a day’s skiing.

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Free WiFi
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Ermitage Wellness & Spa Hotel

Fancy a post-ski dip in a heated saltwater pool overlooking the Swiss Alps? There are also 10 saunas at the Ermitage and yoga available on site, enough to fully embrace their “wellness” name. Meanwhile, the rooms are appointed in traditional alpine style – choose the Eggli suite for its cosy window seat and Nespresso coffee machine. In the morning, guided ski excursions, winter hiking and snowshoe tours are also included, leaving from the hotel.

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Free WiFi
Restaurant
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge
Smoke-free property

Gstaad Palace

Gstaad Palace is one of those places so beautiful, it’s hard to fathom it’s not been taken straight out of a Disney film. The building was designed by Dutch architect Adrien van Dorsser back in 1913. The cellar, which was used to safeguard the money of the Swiss Bank Corporation during WW2, is now a fondue restaurant. Rooms are grandiose, Glacier 3000 is a 20-minute drive, and heli-skiing can be booked from reception.

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Free WiFi
Full-service spa
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace

The Alpina Gstaad

The five-star Alpina Gstaad opened in 2012, and has maintained a firm commitment to sustainability ever since. Indigenous wood, stone and recycled materials were used by local craftspeople in the construction of the property, which mixes traditional alpine style with contemporary class. Each room has a private terrace and mountain views. Indulgent is the best way to describe their stunning Six Senses spa, complete with a cool, cave-like treatment rooms, two pools, plus regular workshops, such as energy sound healing.

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Free WiFi
Outdoor pool
In-room accessibility
Full-service spa
Conference space
Concierge services
24-hour front desk
Limo or Town Car service available
Fitness facilities
Dry cleaning/laundry service
Multilingual staff
Terrace
Bar/lounge

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  • Bernerhof Gstaad

    The Bernerhof is another hotel which takes sustainability seriously. From natural materials to green energy, the hotel also ensures the kitchens sources all produce from Gstaad where possible. Those kitchens make magic, too. Gault & Millau gave 13 points to both their Blun-Chi restaurant, serving authentic Chinese food, and their classic Swiss restaurant, La Gare. The ski bus stops right outside too, so when you get hungry on the slopes, just head back for some award-winning gastronomy.

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    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Smoke-free property

    Hotel Olden

    Boutique Hotel, Hotel
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    Hotel Olden
    Hotel Olden | Courtesy of Hotel Olden / Booking.com

    Hotel Olden, which dates all the way back to 1690, was originally known as the Pinte Inn until it was destroyed by a fire in 1895. After reconstruction, Hotel Olden became internationally-renowned, thanks to the in-house orchestra and the daughters of the Müllener family who owned the place (they were exceptional yodellers). The tradition and standards remain the same, but inside, it’s up-to-date and stylish. Unsurprisingly, it still regularly welcomes celebrity guests.

    Hotel Gstaaderhof

    If you’re after high standards with a casual feel, the Gstaaderhof is a great option. Located in the middle of Gstaad, so it’s only 10-minutes walk to either the Eggli or Wispile tramways, and the ski bus stops outside. The two on-site restaurants are both worth booking for the end of your ski day – the Saagi Stübli for the raclette and fondue, the Müli for their stripped back fine-dining. Try their duck liver or venison saddle.

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    Free WiFi
    24-hour front desk
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Terrace
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Hotel Rössli

    Posthotel Rossli is the oldest continuously standing hotel in Gstaad, dating back to 1845. At that time, the building was also used as a post office. The current management are actually the fourth generation of the same family managing the Posthotel Rössli. It looks like a traditional alpine mountain chalet, flowers in the window and all, and oozes charm. Though the rooms are recently renovated, it still has that classic alpine feel.

    Everything you need to know

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    Free WiFi
    Breakfast available (surcharge)
    Restaurant
    Concierge services
    Dry cleaning/laundry service
    Multilingual staff
    Bar/lounge
    Smoke-free property

    Hotel Alpenland

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    Hotel Alpenland
    Hotel Alpenland | Courtesy of Hotel Alpenland / Hotels.com

    Hotel Alpenland boasts unobstructed views of the 3,000m (9,000ft) Niesehorn, Geltenhorn and Wasserngrat peaks. Grab a burger or cheese and meat platter on their terrace for lunch and reserve a table at their tiny Fondue-Hüttli mountain chalet for dinner. Neutral hues, wooden backboards and beams create a cosy feel in the rooms. There is also an 8km cross-country ski trail starting at the hotel, and pistes opposite, served by the Lauenen ski lift, make it ski-in, ski-out.

    These recommendations were updated on December 16, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.