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
- 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
I stopped here on a business trip although only for one night , what a hotel this is from its stunning views to its helpful staff. The room was amazing cannot praise this place enough. The room was out of this world from the open fire to the stunning bathroom .
I've seen really a lot High-class Hotels all over the world. The Chedi Andermatt is one of the beautifulest all over. An incredible statement of design and service! Every Room or suite has a fireplace, which in our suite ran day and nicht. So cozy! Rooms and suites were extremely spacious, enough place to dance around! All beds from Hästens, we slept extremely well. Every room with a modern and stylish balcony with breathtaking views. Absolute Highlight: The Japanese Restaurant! With one Michelin star. You need to have the sashimi there, they come from another world, and please try the sake flight, this will inspire you!
The Chedi Andermatt is an absolutely exquisite property located in this tiny, charming alpine village surrounded by the vertiginous snow-covered Alps. The interior of the hotel is a designer‘s dream...a mix of contemporary Asian influences combined with the warmth and charm of a Swiss chalet. Only the finest woods and stonework used to complement the tasteful and elegant furnishings. The attention to detail extends into the hallways, lobby area, spa and restaurants also.
I found the staff to be exceptionally warm, friendly and professional to the highest degree.
Definitely the Chedi is one of the top 5 hotel experiences I’ve had anywhere in the world. Only a select group will be able to afford such luxury but for the lucky few, they won’t be disappointed.
The Chedi is an absolutely beautiful jewel of luxury and style in the Swiss alps. From the car and luggage service when arriving to check out, excellent service and hospitality awaits you. A beautiful combination of Alpine Chalet style with Japanese influences and really stylish interior puts you in an atmosphere of relaxation and joy.
The rooms are spacious and along latest technology: fully electronically adjustment of light, sound, shades and everything else, fireplace in the room, Caribbean shower and very comfortable bed belong to the standard you can expect.
The spa area is very beautiful. However, it could use more relaxation areas and beds to relax after the Sauna and also you feel a bit exotic if you belong to the few guests who prefer to go naked to the sauna - but this is complaining on a high level.
The wine and dine dinner with 4 courses was excellent as well as the breakfast buffet.
Go for it - you will not be disappointed.
Andermatt. A small village located just above the famous Gotthard, is the home of this astonishing hotel.
I travel a lot, leisure and business, so I see quite a few good hotels, but the chedi, both, hotel and staff outranged my expectations.
Very caring and friendly staff. From the concierge to the reception. From spa to restaurants. Very smiley and friendly. I felt very welcome and immediately home. The rooms are top modern, big and meet the alpine style with its cosines and charme.
They looked perfectly after my dog while I was in the spa and made my stay a perfect experience.
The quality of food is very good, also when the prices are residing at the upper end of the range.
All in all very recommendable.