The Chedi Andermatt
What We Love
- The restaurant's impressive mix of exquisite pan-Asian and Swiss cuisine
- Stunning, state-of-the-art 25,800-square-foot spa with a beautiful lap pool and up-to-the-minute gym
- Exemplary service with an international flavor; the Chedi seems to be staffed by mind-readers
What To Know
- Andermatt is an under-the-radar destination with a traditional village scene most of the year
- Not everyone will love the transparent shower and toilet doors in the guestrooms
- This is Switzerland, so prices at the spa may sting a little
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
East-meets-West in central Switzerland on a grand scale, thanks to designer Jean-Michel Gathy. The ground-floor common areas, with generous couches, beautiful lighting and fireplaces, are a temple to contemporary luxury, with a cozy ambience throughout. The clever use of natural materials such as local wood and stone, and the play of natural light transform this chalet-style cathedral of chic into a warm and harmonious space, filled with Asian decorative touches and talking points.
Bed and Bath
Generously proportioned Deluxe Rooms and Suites are flooded with natural light and feature dreamy pillowtop beds, lush fabric details (there are plentiful scatter cushions), traditional wood and stone walls and floors, mural-style artwork and spacious balconies. Nifty gadgets include iPad-controlled blinds and indoor-outdoor gas fireplaces. Thoughtfully stocked minibars (soft drinks and water are free), Amici coffee machines, free WiFi and Bose sound systems mean you may have trouble coming up with reasons to venture outside. The views encompass the Urseren Valley, the mountains Gemsstock and Nätschen and Schöllenen Gorge. The bathrooms are stunning, with deep, pristine white tubs and high-ceilinged, granite-walled rain showers. Acqua di Parma toiletries add the final, fragrant touch. Towels are thick and thirsty, bathrobes are the softest chenille.
Dining at the restaurant is akin to a theatrical experience, thanks to the 16-foot-high walk-in cheese and wine store that takes center stage and the four open kitchens that allow diners to take in “dinner and a show.” Ask to be seated at one of the Chef’s Tables in the heart of the action. Impeccable service and an excellent Swiss and international wine list enhance the imaginative menu, which features beautifully done pan-Asian favorites (such as dim sum platters) and novel reinventions of traditional Swiss cuisine. You can also dine in the 40-seat Japanese restaurant, the wine and cigar library, the lobby, the bar and living room, the courtyard and by the pool. The 25,800-square-foot spa offers a range of holistic treatments using Ren, Ilá and Alpienne products. The high-tech gym has the latest TechnoGym equipment and plenty of natural light, and the indoor lap pool features a glass ceiling that lets the outdoors in. In the warmer months hit the 40-foot outdoor pool.
In the Area
Goethe’s beloved Urseren Valley is dominated by rugged mountains and some famous mountain passes (the Furka Pass was featured in Goldfinger). The skiing and snowboarding are excellent and under-the-radar compared with other well-known Swiss resorts. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular here, as is hiking in summer. And starting in 2014 there’s high-altitude golf, at Andermatt Golf Course. Two of Switzerland’s most famous rail journeys, the Glacier Express (connecting Andermatt with St. Moritz and Zermatt) and the Furka Steam Railway (summer only) are worth going on. The town itself has chocolate-box-pretty traditional wooden buildings.
How to Get There
The Chedi in Andermatt is one of the best hotels I've stayed in. It's beautiful, quiet, calm, luxurious, fantastically positioned, and the service is brilliant.
Rooms - huge, beautifully appointed, high-tech (everything's controlled via your personal ipad), with all the little touches that make your stay special - loads of space, great fittings, amazing rainfall shower, luxurious bathrobes, fireplace, fabulous views.
Communal areas - the people running the ski shop were super-helpful, the spa was huge, with various pools (indoor and out), saunas, a gym etc. A perfect place to relax after a hard day's skiing.
Bar/restaurant - excellent breakfasts, and a great atmosphere in the bar.
Location - a very short walk to one of the main gondolas, and if you wanted to head up the other one then they'll drop you off - great service.
Overall fabulous, loved it here, wish I could have stayed longer.
What an amazing experience to spend 3 days in Andermatt at the stunning Chedi Hotel. This is the best destination hotel I have visited in many years and it redefines luxury living in the amazing setting of the Swiss Alps.
It's an imposing Chalet style hotel that uses the most of it's wonderful spaces to create an inviting warm and homely feel. The rooms are superbly appointed and very all mod cons and plenty of space. The fireplaces are an exquisite touch. Hard to find fault with any aspect of this hotel and we spent time in the communal areas, The Restaurant and the amazing Spa. The Spa is world class and one of the reasons I will return. The in-house ski shop was another major plus and made our stay all the more enjoyable. The service is also world class with nothing being too much trouble. A real joy to spend time at this hotel and I look forward to returning with my Wife!
A great luxury hotel in Andermatt..
Excellent ambience & highly comfortable suites & rooms..
Huge bathroom.. Superb services..
Very conveniently located..
A great place for ski lovers..
One of the best 5 star hotels in Switzerland...
A real dream destination, if you are after a sporty but luxury ski holiday. Beautiful and classy hotel, super servicen and beautiful moutains at the doorstep. A fantastic spa and cool pools plus good food.
As a tourist, there are many places to ski in Switzerland. We chose Andermatt as the first stop before Zermatt just because we want to experience The Chedi. And after 3 nights, we could say we made the right decision. We enjoyed most the one stop ski support where you could rent the ski, get lift tickets, get help in putting boots on and stow away your shoes ...Experience yourself !