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Mountain Resorts - Switzerland
I believe that after spending some time on our website, you realized that we love Switzerland! But even though Switzerland is not so big, it’s still very different, so everyone can find their own happy place here to come back and bring everyone to show the beauty and the energy of this place. Sounds like I know what I am talking about? It's because I’m happy to say I found THIS place in Switzerland. For me it’s Gstaad.

Anastasiia Schwab
  • Question:
    What is Gstaad?
    It's a small and very charming Alpine village, which attracts thousands of visitors every winter, and what is more, even summer. But why? You will not have an answer to this until you don't come here yourself, but you will definitely get a better perception of how to fall in love with Gstaad. When I came here for the first time, my fiance (who loves Gstaad and knows it since he was born) took me by the hand to all the iconic places of this resort, and since then he has been showing me all the new and hard-to-reach without prior reservation places. Now it's time I share my knowledge with you.
  • Question:
    How to get to Gstaad?
    Since Gstaad is located in the middle of Bernese Alps. You can get here

    By train:
    3h from Geneva via Montreux - take historic train or the panoramic one (seats in the front for the best view);
    3h from Zurich with 2 stops in Bern and Zweisimmen.

    By car:
    2h from Geneva / 1,5h from Bern / 2,5h from Zurich

    By plane:
    Private jet, to be more precise - PC-12, bigger jets can't land in Saanen Airport's runway is very miniature.
"The last Paradise in a crazy World"
What & Where to eat in Gstaad?
I believe that each place has its own culinary highlights which you can't miss once you are here
Where to stay in Gstaad?

...when you don't have a friend with a chalet

+ located at the Promenade

+ open till mid April, so you can enjoy Gstaad when it's not over-crowded

+ has 17 different wellness zones, from steam baths to an ice fountain

-no mountain panorama view

-cinema room is not that modern

-live music in the lobby is not every day, most of the time its quiet but cosy

Le Grand Bellevue*****

Untergstaadstrasse 17, 3780 Gstaad

+ great value for money: offers good rates even in high season

+ has a breath-taking view on Gstaad Valley

+ 2'000 m2 of SPA

- located outside of Gstaad Village and ski-lifts

-to have best gstronomic experience dine in the village of Gstaad

-has no terrace to chill inhaling fresh Alpine air


Schönriedstrasse 74, 3792 Saanen

+ Gourmet: Sommet Restaurant (18 Gault Millau points) & Megu with one the largest sake collection in Switzerland

+ outdoor pool

+ live music in evening at the lobby bar every night

-to get to the Promenade, all boutiques you need to walk down the hill or take a hotel shuttle

-separate sauna area (keep it in mind when plannig a couple-weekend)

-the hotel doesn't have much day light

The Alpina*****

+ perfect for skiers: the closest hotel to Eggli ski-lift (90m)

+ lively and vibrant atmosphere. DJ-sets in the evening

+family oriented hotel: has kids-menu and apartments with a kitchen corner

-the hotel has poor spa and water facilities

-heavy traffic in the area in front of the hotel as many people come to ski to Eggli for a day and circulate searching for parking

-15 minutes walking distance to Promenade

Hotel Arc en Ciel****
What to do in Gstaad?
what will definately keep amused and entertained in both summer and winter
  • Horse Carriage
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sledding
  • Glacier 3000
  • Hiking & Biking
  • Curling
  • Golf
  • Rafting
  • Hot Air balloon
  • Helicopter flight
Come up, Slow down
The altitude of Gstaad is one of the key points why people have LOVE / HATE relationship with Gstaad. Located at 1’000m Gstaad guarantees you perfect deep sleep till noon.
What a perfect day in Gstaad looks like in winter:

You wake up after a long sleep, as here everyone sleeps like a baby and locals are sure it’s not only because of the fresh mountain air, but also because of the unique altitude of Gstaad, which is 1000m above sea level - the perfect altitude for the deep sleep.

You have breakfast served with dairies from local Molkerei, freshly baked pastries and of course Gstaader Cheese. If you’re lucky to have your breakfast in The Alpina Hotel, add some honey to your yogurt or cheese, it’s been carefully prepared for you by hotel’s resident bees.

Now it’s around 11:00 and you don’t worry that you are late for the slope, as in Gstaad we COME UP & SLOW DOWN. Most people will just like you casually arrive to the ski lift and head up the mountain for some hours of skiing and enjoying the beauty of the mountain peaks which are covered in snow, while at the bottom