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Berner Oberland Hotels


  • Total hedonism throughout
  • Plethora of amenities—many unique to this establishment


  • So expensive it hurts
  • 15-minute walk uphill from town

Updated 10/08/2012

Fodor's Review

Towering over tiny Gstaad, this fantasyland castle is as costly as it looks. Although it cozily refers to itself as a family "pension" (albeit the largest in Switzerland), it has a wonderful spa, tennis and squash courts, chauffeured Rolls-Royces, and other amenities. There's a gorgeous indoor-outdoor pool, with glass floor that's placed on top for dancing on winter nights. Conscientious travelers worried about missing out on the local experience, rest assured: the guest

rooms are lavished with appropriately rustic touches such as heavy curtains and padded headboards, though you could almost play hockey in the sprawling tiled baths. The kitchen serves four lavish restaurants, with renowned guest chefs conducting weeks of special cuisines from around the world.

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Hotel Information


Palacestr., Gstaad, 3780, Switzerland

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Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed late Mar.–mid-June and mid-Sept.–mid-Dec.
  • 78 rooms, 26 suites
  • Breakfast; All meals

Updated 10/08/2012

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Jan 17, 2004

The hotel IS the holiday

An amazing place. Never in all our travels have we had such service, atmosphere, or attention to detail. The food is exceptional, and the other guests are fascinating, ranging from European social butterflies to young things out to bag a rich sugardaddy to Hollywood filmstars. As a real treat, if you can, go there. It's another world.

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