Valais Hotels

Hotel Guarda Golf

  • 14 rte. des Zirès
  • Crans
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Pros

  • Halcyon views of the Alps
  • Excellent service, including a knowledgeable waitstaff
  • Prompt pick-up and drop-off shuttle

Cons

  • Food can be hit or miss
  • Art gallery space could be put to better use

Published 04/14/2015

Fodor's Review

This newcomer hits the trifecta: comfortable American-style accommodations, impeccable Swiss service, and warm Brazilian hospitality. The lavishly appointed property, owned by Brazilian hotelier Nati Felli and her Swiss husband Giancarlo, is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World. Outside, sweeping views of the Alps form the backdrop of the leafy 9-hole Jack Nicklaus–designed golf course. Inside, the high-tech rooms are big enough to samba in, while faux-fur-topped king-size beds are a delightfully fluffy spot to collapse. Roomsinclude air conditioning and humidification—very unusual in the Alps. There's also a full-service spa administering treatments emphasizing Brazilian botanicals, fitness area with cutting-edge equipment, and a sleek pool with a sexy peek-a-boo window into the sauna. But the restaurant's wraparound terrace, where guests gather to watch the pinkish alpenglühen (the Swiss version of the nothern lights), is the big draw.

Hotel Information

Address:

14 rte. des Zirès, Crans, Valais, 3693, Switzerland

Phone:

027-4862000

Hotel Details:

  • Closed mid-Sept.–mid-Dec. and late Mar.–mid-June
  • 19 rooms, 6 suites
  • Rate includes: Breakfast

Published 04/14/2015

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