What We Love
- Stunning views of the Alps from each room
- The spa’s indoor/outdoor hot pool
- Outdoor gear rentals for guests (skis, mountain bikes and more)
- Many staff members can speak English, German, French and Italian
- GreenGo nightclub is open nightly in winter and Thursdays through Saturdays in summer
What To Know
- It's a 10-minute walk (or free shuttle ride) to the village center
- La Fromagerie and Gildo’s Ristorante are only open during winter months, while the outdoor pool, tennis courts, and Snack & Barbeque are only open during summer
- Reserve ski or snowboard lessons through the hotel or a local school well in advance
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
You don’t have to be royalty to feel comfortable at the elegant Gstaad Palace. Opened in 1913, the landmark hotel came into its own in the 1970s, when celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton partied at the GreenGo nightclub, whose dance floor still heats up cold winter nights. Today actors, aristocrats, wealthy businessmen — and, yes, a certain hotel heiress — come here time and again but prefer to keep a lower profile. Each of the Palace’s 104 rooms and suites is done in reds, blues and beige, with well-arranged functional wood furniture, but the jaw-dropping views of the nearby Alps are the main draw here. There are four exceptional restaurants serviced by eager tuxedoed waiters. A highlight: the gastronomic Le Grande Restaurant, an elegant space with chandeliers, striped banquettes, and a sweeping terrace. Meanwhile, the more intimate Le Grille is defined by an open kitchen, while the Tuscan-based team behind Gildo’s Ristorante channel their home country with dishes like sea bass cooked in clay with Périgord truffle sauce. There’s also an expansive spa with a seven-part “hammam experience,” though most look forward to floating in the heated outdoor pool surrounded by the Alps.
In the Area
In colder months, take the cable cars up to Wispile for adrenaline-inducing activities like riding a bobsled on rails or more low-key, family-friendly downhill runs and cross-country trails. There are also a number of hiking trails that lace the surrounding green Alpine slopes. Looking to take a culinary excursion? Head to the sublime Azalee, a small family-owned chalet hotel just outside of Gstaad. But winter doesn’t hog all the fun. Gstaad hosts a number of annual events year-round, including the classical music Menuhin Festival and even an international beach volleyball tournament.
How to Get There
We have been there with the entire family and we are well aware of the swiss hospitality, but this is above and beyond anything else. The Hotel itself feels like a sureal movie scene. The rooms are very mondern, yet have the beautiful classic charm of the palace.
The staff was extremely friendly and somtimes it felt like they know more about you than you know about yourself.
It will definitely not be our last stay!
Thank you Gstaad Palace for the ultimate luxury experience.
Aristocrical atmosphere that you felt like King!!!! Staff was excellent!!! There were a smoker room with view where you could enjoy your drink!!! All th hotel restaurants were fantastic! We will come back soon!!!
The Palace is offering all you can get from a Palace. From unique amenities in the bathroom to the special service when you arrive. Doors have still keys and there is a sense of traditional which is part of the charme of the Palace. The service is very good and yet it seems like you are in a family environment. Excellent fresh ingredients breakfast always available.
We visited Gstaad in March 2019. The Gstaad Palace is probably most exquisit hotel on in Gstaad. It is one of the last 3 Grand Hotels still in family possession and one feels the personal care and character in the hotel. With many Grand Hotels not having survived the 1920s, staying at the Palace in Gstaad one feels the history of this architectonically impressionate building in the core of the alps. Having said this, the Palace is a fully modern hotel with all modern amenities available. No need to talk about service and cleanliness here. The launch place is exceptional! The receptionist said, "it is the heart of the hotel", and- IT IS. You'll spend a fantastic moment there. Breakfast was great. We had only one dinner in one of the restaurants, food quality was certainly very good. With one dinner, we might not be objective, but personally, we found the taste of the dinner was not quite to par with the high price. Anyhow, it was still very good. In summary, we fully enjoyed every single moment in the hotel. THe chimney in the Spa is great place to relax...
It really is a Palace in terms of service, accommodation, facilities and staff. I had a wonderful time there. It was business, but extremely pleasurable and productive. The Gstaad Palace is an amazing place and I would highly recommend a visit, especially during the ski season.