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
Where to start, the Chedi Andermatt is such a unique and great resort; for sure it is in race for best resorts in the Alps.
It is the perfect place to improve and enjoy ski, the gondola is 2-3minutes walk away from the resort, equipment rental can be done in the resort where there is a special room for ski equipment, the staff for equipemtn is very helpful and nice, if you book an instructor, he/she meets you directly in the resort and help you to put on your ski boots, a special thank you to our instructor Joey who was amazing!
Rooms are amazing with a fireplace, it is very luxurious and the service is very friendly and good.
The breakfast is good but here one of the only flaws of the hotel: you cannot wear slippers to the breakfast place which is also a restaurant during the day and evening.I got told by the manager that I could not wear the hotel slippers for breakfast, I understand it and changed to shoes.But, a woman who speaks German came two days later to the breakfast place and got accepted with the slippers of the hotel. I have not been treated fairly, is it because I am Asian looking and do not speak German? I understand that each of us has personal opinion but at work one must be ethical. It is hard to go everyday for 5 days in the same breakfast place and feel you are treated unfairly for non apparent reason except ethnicity and language. Hopefully it is just a mistake, and not racial profiling. For this reason, I am hesitating to choose the Chedi for our next ski trip especially if we have kids coming with us. Other than this black spot, the resort is great especally the hydrotherapy and outdoor pool.
The Chedi Andermatt is a mid-size ski luxury resort but in a sense it feels more boutique, more personalized and of course luxurious but never pretentious. The service could use some upgrading, we just did not feel that “extra special” treatment that many other luxury hotels have... with improvement The Chedi could be a prime destination for Switzerland skiing. The spa is beautiful and thoughtful. And of course the one Michelin star Japanese restaurant is delicate and delicious.
We decided to spend our saturday lunch at the Chedi since we remembered our wonderful experience of 2 years ago. Unfortunately we did not have the same experience. The service at the restaurant was a pity. After waiting for the menù and the wine list (asked twice) we have been waiting 45 mn for the entree. I have to say these waiters seem to be totally disorganized. We were 5 tables 4 waiters and they were able to focus themselves in cleaning the empty tables rather than taking care of the clients. I understand from other customers comments this is quite usual so please you have a problem with the management! These waiters are strolling around with no focus. It's a pity for such a wonderful location.
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland and Vegan Food Options.
It’s all about communication in Life and being Vegan can be quite a challenge in some places..
I am such a taste Bug and my feathers are always a bit ruffled when I walk into a new Place, Restaurant or Resort because you never know whether they serve you Vegan Food.
However, at The Chedi Andermatt they sure know the drill.
I celebrated New Year 2019 in this beautiful mountain resort and had the most delicious Vegan Brunch served (see pictures)
We were SO taking care of. Emil, the restaurant supervisor organized me every ‘course’ à la minute. I ate about for 2hrs and each and every dish was absolutely fantastic!! I literally was in Vegan-Food heaven ;-))
I also had a look at the SPA area and the products they offer; and one of them is Omorovicza which is a Luxury Skincare Product from Hungary AND they are of course cruelty free too.
Further, I could have a sneak-peek into one of the Suites, (each is a bit differently arranged) They are pricy but very tastefully furnished :-))
I give The Chedi Andermatt a five out of five !
Cheers do that !!
In my opinion one of the best hotels in the world! Everything is just perfect. Every decoration, furniture you name it is in the right place. We had really a good time there. Breakfast is good. Very good food quality. Spa of course was fantastic (outdoor pool, indoor pool, sauna etc.).
The Asian Set Menu at the international cuisine was once again very tasty!!!
and a big thank you to all the butler at the Ski Lounge! they did a great job and made my ski trip very relaxing!
last but not least - viele herzliche Dank at Maria Roström (Sales Manager)