4.5
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What We Love

  • The enormous breakfast buffet (included in the rate), which includes meats, cheeses, muesli, yogurt, fruit, bread, eggs and bacon
  • Free sleds available directly from the hotel in the winter, and free mountain-bike rentals in summer
  • Alpine mountain views from South facing guestrooms
  • The vast outdoor thermal infinity pool, with amazing views of the mountains
  • A children’s playroom with toys, TV and kid-friendly DVDs, a Wii and a PlayStation
  • Free cake in the winter garden at 4 p.m. daily

What To Know

  • The sauna and steam room zone is clothing-optional, and most guests take it all off
  • Across the street from the bus station, with connections to Switzerland’s swift and extensive train network
  • The hotel lends out laptops if you’ve left yours at home
  • The restaurant serves hearty modern alpine cuisine with mostly local ingredients; be sure to reserve in advance
  • Valet parking costs approximately $27 (garage) or $22 (outside) in winter, and $16 (garage) or $11 (outside) in summer and is filled on a first come, first served basis. There is also public parking nearby
  • WiFi and DVD rentals are free

Amenities

  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

From the playful parade of boots that greeted me inside the front entrance to the minimalist slate walls and open fireplace beyond, I quickly realized that the Cambrian was a modern design hotel with a sense of fun. The lobby is a sea of dark gray and natural wood — with a black-and-white cow-print piano. Next to the elevators, the light fixture commands your attention: It’s an illuminated pillow-size bundle of white that resembles a cottonball suspended from the ceiling, slowly bending and swirling over your head.

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The Cambrian’s 71 guestrooms are soothing, elegant affairs in brown and beige, with Barcelona chairs and thick blackout curtains. There are cowhide cubes that double as chairs, and colorful mosaic-tiled bathrooms. Room size increases as you move up the categories, but the style remains consistent.

Off the lobby the sun terrace and winter garden — a cube of glass that extends out with gape-worthy views – summon you to kick back and play cards or a boardgame, or just gaze at the alpine peaks. The award-winning spa and wellness area has an exterior thermal infinity pool with massage jets and stellar mountain views. Water cascades down one side of the slate walls in the pool area, and the ceiling, of inky-black dotted with tiny lights, resembles a starry night sky. The adjacent steam room and Finnish sauna surround a pristine Bisazza mosaic tile centerpiece. At the end of the day, unwind with a cocktail or a bite in Scott’s bar, where a combination of timber and illuminated blue glass dominate. Après-ski doesn’t get classier than this.

How to Get There

The Cambrian Adelboden
Dorfstrasse 7
Adelboden, 03715 Switzerland

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 952 Reviews
Fantastic Hotel
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a stylish hotel. Staff is friendly, the hotel manager, Selina is very kind and helpful. Food is delicious, we stayed there for dinner, I would recommend the steak and mussels. The view is fantastic! Just a note to the travellers, remember to book rooms with panoramic view. It’s definitely worth!

The best hotel in Adelboden
Reviewed 2 days ago

The hotel has been around in this area for a long time and is now one of the Design hotel group.
Room s are all well-renovated and they are all very comfortable and clean.
The staffs are exceptionally helpful and professional especially Selina
I strongly suggest to stay more than One night in this hotel so that you have enough time to explore the hotel hidden gems.

Exceptional Hotel
Reviewed 6 days ago

We love this hotel.... everything from the check in to the check out was done well. The rooms are comfortable, the food was delicious, the staff were charming and the view is out of this world. I can't recommend the Cambrian enough. A wonderful stay.

Dinner at The Cambrian Adelboden
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a perfect experience with a great dinner at The Cambrian in Adelboden. Great menu, top quality and a relaxed setting. Our host Nico was a warm personality who really understands the service of a restaurant / hotel business.
Many thanks and we will be back soon.
Michiel and Lianne

Stunning location, exceptional service
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family room on the top floor with views over the valley. Room was comfortable, spacious and modern. The breakfast was very generous and delicious. The restaurant menu and food was interesting and catered to all palates. The gym was adequate however not well ventilated. The spa was divine and we enjoyed the massages and facials.