Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Gstaaderhof Gstaad

The four-star Hotel Gstaaderhof is a boutique, chalet-style hotel set in the centre of the quaint town of Gstaad. Traditional rooms offer comfortable, Alpine furnishings and many have excellent views of the surrounding mountains. Two restaurants serve traditional local cuisine and the wellness centre entices with its Finnish sauna, scented steam bath and massaging whirlpool.
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  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and buffet breakfast
  • Fly-rail with scheduled flights and rail tickets
  • Rail travel from London back to London as option
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  • Optional room, rail and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Hotel Gstaaderhof, Gstaad

The Hotel Gstaaderhof is a boutique, chalet-style hotel in the centre of the Alpine town of Gstaad. Two restaurants, hotel bar, extensive wellness centre.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location In the centre of Gstaad, about an 8-minute walk from the train station

Annual opening January-April, June-October

Closest airport Geneva

Distance from airport About 3 hours by train

Closest railway station Gstaad

Distance from railway station 6 minutes by car, 8 minutes on foot

Hotel facilities and services

Two restaurants, bar, steam room, sauna, waterfall shower, relaxation room, massaging whirlpool, solarium, laundry service, ski storage, game room, ski shuttle service, underground parking.

Complimentary

Wi-Fi

Out and about nearby

Gstaad is most famous for the hiking and skiing opportunities in the picturesque, mountainous surrounds. However, it has much more to offer than this. The peaceful streets of the Shopping Mile are lined with boutique shops and picturesque cafes, sheltered under chalet balconies and adorned with hanging baskets and window boxes. More than 100 restaurants are available for lunchtimes and evening meals, offering a wide range of culinary styles and speciality dishes. Be sure to try some of the famous local fondue. Also use your time in Gstaad to experience some of the local trades, such as farming. Homely farmhouses dot the landscape, populated by thousands of Alpine cows. Visit Mölkerei Gstaad to taste some of the 3,000 types of cheese that are produced in the area. Essential to any stay here, however, is a long walk over the Alpine paths and trails, linking together the mountain peaks, and uncovering pretty streams and sublime lakes.

Sports nearby

Hiking trails, cycling, skiing, golf.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights

From about

£1,980

Holiday Code EXH46042

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Hotel Gstaaderhof, Gstaad

Room descriptions

The Hotel Gstaaderhof has 66 rooms with modern amenities including free Wi-Fi, TV, telephone, safe and minibar.

Classic queen 19 sqm
Alpine queen 19 sqm
Classic double 27 sqm
Alpine double 27 sqm

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights

From about

£1,980

Holiday Code EXH46042

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Hotel Gstaaderhof, Gstaad

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to the Hotel Gstaaderhof, our clients usually fly to Geneva airport and then take the train from the airport to Gstaad, changing in Montreux. If you are on a rail tour of Switzerland you may arrive on the train from Zweisimmen to the north. The hotel is an 8-minute walk from the train station or we can arrange for the hotel to collect you.

Holiday price guide Sample prices are per person based on two people sharing a Classic double room for 5 nights

From about

£1,980

Holiday Code EXH46042

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays to the Hotel Gstaaderhof, Gstaad

Highlights of Saanenland

The Saanenland is based in the convergence of five valleys. Streams, lakes, forests, and verdant slopes therefore provide a 360 degree backdrop to your stay here. The isolated and little-known Lauenensee, for example, is a bubble of peace and tranquillity, with pathways around the lake shores that lead up to a waterfall that crashes between jutting rocks on its way down the mountainside. In the winter, the lake freezes over, and there is every chance you may be the first to leave your footprints in the snow. Gstaad is perhaps what makes the Saanenland so well-known and so deserving of its own individual place as a region in our overview of Switzerland. The traffic-free main promenade is lined with perfectly maintained, authentic Swiss chalets, complete with dark wood peaked roofs, shuttered windows, and balconies. These chalets contain intriguing boutique shops and some of Gstaad's 100 restaurants, which serve anything from Swiss raclette to gourmet, refined cuisine. In the landscape around Gstaad lie a huge range of summer sports opportunities. More than 300km of hiking paths take you up and around the mountains and deep into the valleys. Mountain-biking, paragliding, and golf also remain continually popular with seasonal guests. Schonried hosts a famous toboggan run, while exhilarating downhill scooter rides can be enjoyed from Wispile to Gstaad or Sparenmoos to Zweisimmen. On the River Saane, you can wrestle the torrent on a raft or in a canoe. Schonried, on the so-called ‘sun terrace' above Gstaad, is one neighbouring village that is of particular interest. Schonried is an excellent starting point for many hikes or long walks, due to its sublime scenery and many cableways and high-altitude railways. The picture-postcard village of Zweisimmen is known as the Gateway to the Saanenland. Most notably, however, it is an important station on the iconic route of the GoldenPass Line, and the railway line that links the Bernese Oberland to Montreux. You may wish to visit Zweisimmen for the Rinderberg cable car, which takes you up to one of the largest ski areas in the Saanenland in winter, and up to an intricate network of walking routes in the summer. Various themed trails take you through the different elements of the local culture, such as around the authentic farmhouses with their carved murals, or high up in the mountaintops. There are ten villages in total in the Saanenland, each of which is charming in its own right. Should you have time, we would not discourage visiting as many of these as possible to admire the scenery from multiple angles.

Festivals in the Saanenland

A lesser-known highlight of the area's winter sports opportunities is the Zweisimmen Snow Games in January, featuring a waterslide through the Rinderberg water, ski-cross races, downhill mountain biking, and freestyle parkour. February and March in Gstaad are made all the more enchanting by the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad, a small classical music festival. The summer sees two large tennis tournaments come to Gstaad: the J. Safra Sarasin Swiss Open Gstaad, and the Ladies Championship Gstaad. The Davidoff Saveurs Gstaad celebrates authentic local cuisine and wine in July. For more traditional celebrations, attend the Suufsunntig, an Alpine festival from July to August hosted on the nearby mountains. Also in the summer, from July to September, is the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, which honours the violinist and conductor after which it was named, with numerous performances of haunting classical music. The Hublot Polo Gold Cup Gstaad in August sees jockeys from all over the world racing Arab horses. Something a little different can be enjoyed at the Country Night Gstaad in September. Across the border into the canton of Vaud is Chateau-d'Oex, which hosts the International Balloon Festival, the most important balloon event in the Alps.

Gastronomy in the Saanenland

As in much of Switzerland, cheese plays an integral part in the local gastronomy of Saanenland. In Chateau-d'Oex and Rougemont, be sure to try the Etivaz cheese, which is made in the cauldrons of Alpine huts. In a quaint gourmet restaurant in Gstaad or on the lush rolling pastures of Schonried, try the fondue or raclette in the environment in which it was intended to be eaten. Local farms, particularly dairy farms, offer breakfast, lunch, and dinner service, with the opportunity to try some of their homemade produce and watch as the cheese is made.

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