What We Love
- The 14-seat private theater (with a popcorn machine)
- Gstaad’s first authentic Japanese restaurant, Megu
- The 21,000-square-foot Six Senses Spa, which includes an entire healing room crafted from Himalayan salt bricks.
- A Cuban-style cigar room, modeled after the Partagás factory in Havana
What To Know
- Children are anything but an afterthought here: the hotel has a playground and a Kid’s Adventure Club, while child-friendly menus are offered at all restaurants
- An in-house shuttle ferries guests to the slopes during winter months
- During winter season, guest receives a $150 daily credit to use for meals at the onsite restaurants and towards room service
- The Joseph Nahmad Gallery in New York City curates the property’s impressive and revolving contemporary art collection
If one thing most aptly reflects this grand chalet’s commitment to discretion, it would have to be the subterranean welcome. The resort eschews a splashy entrance and opts, instead, for hushed VIP treatment as guests are driven through a noise-absorbing tunnel before arriving at a graceful central fountain. (No wonder it’s a popular celebrity hangout for names like Madonna, Anne Hathaway, and designer Valentino, among others.) Once inside, it’s difficult not to marvel at the distinctly Bernese interiors, fueled by a pine-clad lobby (the wood was salvaged from old farmhouses) and pendant lights, which bear an uncanny resemblance to cowbells. Add a larger-than-life spa, Michelin-starred restaurant, staggering collection of folk art, and some of the Alps’ best skiing within easy distance, and you’ve got all the ingredients for an enchanting winter paradise.
Rooms here rely heavily on cushy touches like leather headboards, carved doors, and switch-operated stone fireplaces to create the ultimate après-ski atmosphere. The suite to book, however, is the Panorama—a magnificent, 4,300-square-foot duplex with a pitched timber roof and its own spa.
While the Michelin-starred restaurant Sommet is undoubtedly the gastronomic heavy-hitter here, serving up Swiss spins on steak and venison, Megu (the first European outpost for the New York City stalwart) is also popular for its sashimi and sake pairings—some rare bottles are imported exclusively for the Alpina.
Overlooking the tony Oberbort neighborhood, where hillside chalets once hosted luminaries like Elizabeth Taylor and Julie Andrews, the resort is a quick shuttle ride to a range of powdery pistes and a brisk 10-minute walk to the central Promenade.
How to Get There
We stayed for 3 nights, first in their entry level room Schonreid and then received a complimentary upgrade for the last 2 nights to a large Jr. Suite with a fireplace. The hotel is super luxurious and we enjoyed our stay. Service was excellent from Benjamin the concierge, to the staff at breakfast and at the various restaurants. I highly recommend this hotel, Gstaad is a traditional alpine resort and would be happy to visit again.
No words describe what you expect at the Alpina Gstaad it From arrival to departure A high end resort (Hotel,room,spa,restaurants and ofcourse all the staff) best Holiday of the year cant wait for the next time .
My wife and me (Swiss) are frequent travellers and have stayed in hotels across the whole range in Switzerland and around the world (including places like the Chedi in Andermatt). We came to stay at the Alpina to experience it inside out. Our summary:
- dining at the Swiss Chalet - the fondue was nothing special for a Swiss (had many a better one)
- an influencer couple was sitting next to us with the waiter swirling around them like a busy bee, probably trying what this hotel is doing best: boosting it's online reviews
- the Spa is separate for men and women - which defeated our purpose to have a wellness weekend together
- it was very loud at the indoor pool because of kids running around and playing on the kid slide that's next to it
- the rooms are small and nothing special in terms of architecture
- the bath is old
- there was kids in the Spa despite a minimal age of 16
This hotel is only rated so high because all they do is try to attract influencers and people that post pictures of their entrance and lobby area. we would not recommend it
It was our second stay at the Alpina Gstaad and we loved it even more than the first one two years ago. The hospitality, the warm welcome and the incredible service is what makes this hotel one of the best ones in Switzerland. We're fellow colleagues from another hotel part of the Swiss Deluxe and even though we are using employee rate, we still got upgraded to a junior suite. All the little details in the room, the welcome amenities and the personalised touches are just great. We really enjoyed the spa, our dinner at the Japanese restaurant, then some great cocktails with live music in the bar and splendid breakfast the next day. It was just a perfect little break during a busy winter season here in the Swiss Alps.
We wanted to visit the Alpina Gstaad for a while and we recently had the chance to visit and stay in the property.
We have travelled to Switzerland multiple times, but never been in Gstaad before.
Since the moment we arrived to the hotel everything was magical and perfect, we travel to the best hotels in the world and this was one of our best experiences.
We received an upgrade to the Junior Suite, this room located in the 5th floor had beautiful views over the valley with a very unique configuration and 2 balconies, the room was absolutely astonishing.
The room finishes, details were extraordinary and beautiful, the fireplace was great.
The breakfast had a great selection and the restaurant was beautiful.
We had dinner at the Swiss Stubli, which was great and the following day at the Michelin star Megu, the tasting menu was one of the best we have had in a long time.
The spa was very relaxing with great areas and design. I wish the main pool in the spa was warmer as well as the small relaxing pool in the locker room area was warmer, however it was very relaxing and beautifully designed. The juice bar was great as well.
The concierge was extraordinary, very attentive and helpful with all the questions and things we needed.
We have absolutely loved our stay at the Alpina. We debated between the Gstaad Palace, which we visited for an afternoon tea and the Alpina, however the service, modern design, views, facilities at the Alpina are unparalleled and are the best in Switzerland. We usually don't repeat hotels, but we cannot wait to return to the Alpina Gstaad.