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
We enjoy every single minute in The Chedi Andermatt!
Already the check-in is in Chedi something to remember. The personal is professional and warmly kind at the same time.
Our suite was simply wonderful, every detail perfect, plenty of space and in particular we love the cheminée. The pools and the hydrotherapy area invite you to relax and enjoy the design of nice architecture and the fitness center is pretty useful if the weather is not nice and a walk in nature is not possible.
Breakfast leave no wish unfulfilled.
Pools and SPA are fabulous.
Japanese restaurant is of a delicious refinement.
We took the Deluxe Suite (110m2) for 2 nights, beautiful.
Only one small problem, we had to wait a long time to have our luggage in our room, after 3 tries, we finally managed to reach the reception, but still nothing after 15 minutes, I had to go down to get our luggages myself at the lobby. I wonder if it's normal for a 5 star hotel.
And the valet parking is not very convenient if you have to get something in your car, you cannot access it personally.
The valley and the skiresort I do know for more than 40 years.
The Hotel is now open for about 4 years.
It is a truly fantastic place. Very expensive, but worth every penny.
The spa is one of the nices ones in Switzerland.
The rooms fantastic.
Built in 2013, the famous The Chedi Andermatt has exceed all my expectations.
Very warm yet professional welcome and fast check in. The young receptionist showed us the beautiful Hotel and pointed out all the facilities.
We requested early check in at 11:00 during telephone reservation but the room was not ready when we arrived so we decided to go to the Spa.
Spa is so incredibily big and beautiful, I just could not find a jet of water or a jacuzzi to relax my back...
The Hotel is very clean and staff is SO PROFESSIONAL I am impressed even if I have a critical eye.
Can’t wait to come back!
I have been there for the week end with my wife and my little daughter. The room was fantastic and really big with a chimney and all amenities (included a wine cellar!!!). Bathroom amenities of Acqua di Parma was a classy touch. The staff super kind and they prepared the room also for our kid (little bed, little bath tube and all necessaire for changing her).
The SPA is quite big with different options (the hotel was not that full during our stay but we struggle a bit to find a free spot for the massages).
The only “negative” side was the bed that for me was too soft (but it is personal) and prices that are definitively swiss.
We will probably come back one day.