We booked a last minute rate for two mid week nights in January.
We were pleased with our north facing room and thought it still had lovely views despite not being on the favoured and more expensive south facing side.
The bathroom was very pleasant with a large opening window with a nice view.
There was masses of storage space in the room but disappointingly only one armchair which meant taking it in turns with my husband to sit on that or on an upright desk chair or on the bed. Two comfy chairs for two guests doesn't seem too unreasonable but it was tight for space as the room was quite small.
Shortly after arriving we made our way to the main dining room for lunch. We were so pleased to be able to take lunch until 3pm. Everything about this meal was wonderful, the service , the presentation and the food all excellent.
We were on a half board deal which allows the guest to take either lunch or dinner as the half board option which is something else we thought was a good idea. The allowance of 110 Swiss francs per person was generous and enabled you to have pretty much what you desired within the price.
The following morning we went down to breakfast in the same room but what a different experience this was. Unfortunately all the worst things about a buffet breakfast were in evidence, a scramble of guests looking for what they needed and so called hot food which was luke warm on both our visits. We thought it was a great pity that hot meals were not cooked to order from a separate menu.
The lounge is one of the great assets of this hotel. It is a lovely room and the service was outstanding from friendly and helpful waiters. However the price of the drinks is horrendous.
We would expect to pay a premium for drinks in such a hotel but most things were about two and a half times more than a normal Swiss price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Over the years the Gstaad Palace has earned an unrivalled reputation for discreet, refined hospitality, and has always welcomed the most discerning international clientele. Set on a hill overlooking Gstaad, the resort is privileged to offer a breathtaking view of the majestic Swiss Alps. The 104 tastefully decorated rooms include 19 junior suites, 4 suites, 2 Tower Suites and the most luxurious and sophisticated three-bedroom Penthouse Suite ever built in an Alpine resort. ... more less
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