Gstaad Palace

Palacestrasse 28, Gstaad, Switzerland

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Hotel Description

If you’re familiar with the Swiss Alps, you don’t need to read any further: the Gstaad Palace name tells you more or less all you need to know. Gstaad is one of the most exclusive ski areas in the world — Gstaad, the very same that Ernest Hemingway wrote about so lovingly during the Paris years, the one where Elizabeth Taylor spent Christmases in the Sixties — and this landmark hotel is a proper palace, a historic one that recently celebrated its hundredth birthday. Let your imagination run wild. Whatever you’re picturing is probably about right. Truffle fondue, charming wood-vaulted ceilings and glittering chandeliers, champagne by the fireside, cheese plates at La Fromagerie, dressing for dinner.

Gstaad Palace is, in short, a glamorous winter fantasy come to life. Lit up at night, looming high above the hamlet from its hilltop perch, the turreted structure looks like a castle . The interior is much as it was in the palace’s early days, though fresh renovations, some timed with the hotel’s centennial celebration, have added or improved upon a range of amenities geared to the modern jet-setter, including a sprawling, state-of-the-art spa with hammam and a massive granite wall cut from fifty tons of locally sourced rock. Of course, there are pros and cons to updating. Guest rooms and suites, though perfectly elegant and cozy, have a somewhat blander look than they once did — think beige and pale blue, plaid duvets, botanical prints. Superior rooms and suites offer more classic luxuries, with refined seating areas, beautifully tiled steam baths, and, of course, magnificent views.

At the end of the day, it’s the old-fashioned grandeur of the Gstaad Palace, the historical mystique, that make it so special. And the family who runs it has wisely retained many of the hotel’s original features, including GreenGo, the discotheque where Liz Taylor herself used to dance the night away with her fourth husband, Richard Burton. What makes Gstaad Palace feel doubly rare and special is the fact that it’s only open for select months of the year, through the heart of winter’s ski season and in the blooming height of summer. This feels about right for a place of this pedigree: in past days, as in the present, the most well-heeled travelers don’t travel on the off-season.

How to get there: Gstaad Palace is located approximately 81 km by car from Bern Airport via A6 and Route 11. Alternatively, Geneva International Airport is approximately 156 km away by car via A1, A9, and A12.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 95 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Children Policy: 0-3 years: free of charge 4-11 years: 110 CHF adults as of 12 years: 210 CHF Parking: Outdoor parking in front of the hotel is free of charge. There is also an underground garage for parking available at 25 CHF per day. Pet Policy: Small pets are permitted in the hotel at a price of 60 CHF per night. Pets must always be accompanied by their owners or be kept in a box. We hope you understand that we cannot allow pets to be unsupervised in hotel rooms. Guests are also not allowed to take their pets into the restaurants, the Lobby Bar, the Palace Spa and the outdoor pool with them. For guarantee the reservation a credit card is necessary. Check-In: 3pm Check-Out: 12pm

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  • Single Classic Room

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 226 ft²/21 m².
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    Views: partial street.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Single Superior Room

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
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    Views: partial mountain or partial street.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Double Classic Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 355 ft²/33 m².
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    Views: partial mountain or partial street.

    This room includes:

    • 1 additional guest can be accommodated at an extra fee
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Double Deluxe Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 495 ft²/46 m².
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    Views: mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • 1 additional guest can be accommodated at an extra fee
    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Double Superior Room North

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Single/Twin Bed
    • 516 ft²/48 m².
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    Views: partial mountain or partial street.

    This room includes:

    • 1 additional guest can be accommodated at an extra fee
    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Junior Suite Deluxe

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 548 ft²/51 m².
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    Views: mountain, garden or village.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • carpeted floor
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • hardwood floor
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Beauty salon
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Boardroom
  • Business center
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (seasonal)
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Steam rooms
  • Valet parking (charges apply)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Children Policy: 0-3 years: free of charge 4-11 years: 110 CHF adults as of 12 years: 210 CHF Parking: Outdoor parking in front of the hotel is free of charge. There is also an underground garage for parking available at 25 CHF per day. Pet Policy: Small pets are permitted in the hotel at a price of 60 CHF per night. Pets must always be accompanied by their owners or be kept in a box. We hope you understand that we cannot allow pets to be unsupervised in hotel rooms. Guests are also not allowed to take their pets into the restaurants, the Lobby Bar, the Palace Spa and the outdoor pool with them. For guarantee the reservation a credit card is necessary. Check-In: 3pm Check-Out: 12pm

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club, Japan Credit Bureau, China UnionPay

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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