4.5
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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

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

Year-round mountain escape in the Swiss Alps with four restaurants, detail-oriented service, and a storied nightclub

The Lowdown

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

Gstaad Palace
Palacestrasse 28
Saanen, 3780 Switzerland

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 393 Reviews
Best Hotel at this Town and in Swiss Alps
Reviewed 9 hours ago

Fabulous Panoramic Views and Best Hotel with all Modern Amenities in the Town of Swiss Alps, great values of Money, Highly Recommended, best Food Available inside Hotel and you can even Enjoy the Activities at Hotel property itself

Excellent property alking distance from the city centre, has a schuttle to drop and pick up from city centre
Reviewed 2 months ago

Its a beautiful swiss hotel, with rooms all overlooking mountains, excellent br4eakfast, outdoor meals. A very large and excellent spa with excellent masseurs , all kinds of treatments, very war and hospitable people
The concierge is excellent all at that desk go out of the way to help guests

Amazing staff and hotel
Reviewed 2 months ago

I had a voucher for two night, half board in a deluxe room which I used for myself, my husband and our children (aged 5 and 8). My husband and I were a bit worried that as we were using a voucher, we might be treated differently compared to a "paying" customer but this couldn't of been further from the truth. On arrival, we were informed by the polite receptionist that they had upgraded us to a deluxe suite! We had originally planned for the children to sleep in the room with us so were delighted to hear that it was a double room. The suite was INCREDIBLE. The staff had left little treats for us (chocolates, fruit etc) and the children each received a dog teddy bear which they were delighted by. We ate at Le Grand restaurant and the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious. We were told that even though it was a buffet, if there was something special that the children wanted to order, they would be more than happy to do so. However there was no need as the children also loved the fool. Though we went for a walk in the village, we ended up spending most of our weekend at the hotel as there was so much to do. We made use of the kids play room downstairs, the pool (including the outdoor jacuzzi on Sunday as the children were allowed as it was family day). I could go on but you need to experience the hotel in person. I really want to thank the staff for being so welcoming and treated us like royalty. Thank you!

Class
Reviewed 2 months ago

It’s an amazing place to stay. Pure class and excellent atmosphere. The staff is great. The rooms, the pool, the views, the spa, anything a person can think of in a hotel, was excellent. The food was high quality. This is definitely my place in Switzerland in the future as well.

Luxury in a fairy tale setting
Reviewed 3 months ago

An amazing week at Roy Emerson's tennis camp. The coaching and accommodations were first rate. Summer in Gstaad is lovely, with amazing views of the Alps and cool temperatures. Not something everyone could afford to do every summer, but worth it.