Not sure if we should start propagating this place. It may be overrun soon and we can't find a room there anymore.
This is one of the best (of not the best) Alpine hotels we stayed and we stayed in a lot. The room are spacey and clean, wood interior as you expect it in the Alps. Half of the rooms have a gorgeous view onto the village. The hotel fits the landscape and is environmentally correct. Personell is friendly, professional and always accomodating.
Expect to be treated like a king (if you behave like a king).
We went there for a hiking trip into the mountains around Gstaad which was very relaxing (however Alpine hiking is better organized in Austria), in the afternoon back to the hotel, to refresh, dress up and indulge in a suberb restaurant which deserves all credit. Freshest ingreident, very seasonal food makes it even a better experience.
The somelier matches your meal with the wine (if you let him) and he matches perfect Swiss wines, those you don't get much outside of Switzerland. We stayed 5 night, everyone was memorable, apart from one night when a local tennis champ rented out the whole restaurant. So book as soon as you arrive.
It's pricey, but not too much, the quality is outstanding and the price-performance ratio is superbly positive. You easily can spend as much money in the plastic environment of Las Vegas without the quality.
They have a spa and sauna for relax (Euro style Sauna: naked and mixed as it should be). No pool as we recall, people visiting there likely have a pool at home and may not look for one in the hotel anyway.
The guests are very Euro, very sophisticated, well-dressed, controlled and mostly from the upper income echelon; if you want party, party stay somewhere else. Everybody speaks 2-4 languages so communication for unilingual Anglos shouldn't be too hard.
This was great such a great stay and while I write this - I'm already booking for our our visit.
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