Swiss luxury hotel at its best. It's not cheap, but the rooms are wonderful and on the park side you have great views of the mountains. However, what impressed me the most was the service. There were continually staff on-hand and more often than not, they seemed to know you were after something before you realized it yourself. Don't get me wrong - it wasn't intrusive at all - more like having a private butler, or a collection of them!
We had a junior suite, which others have said has a long corridor, off which there was a walk-in closet and large bathroom (with steam shower), before you get to the bed and lounge area. It is all beautifully decorated, with best quality materials and great attention to details. The balcony has a great view over the park and mountains.
We were on half-board and were very impressed with the restaurants. You have an assigned table in one of the 8 small "Stübli" which make up the dining area. This is a great innovation as you are seated with only a small number of other tables and don't have the impression of a large dining room. Each of the "Stübli" has its own character and they are all decorated differently. As you would expect, the food was of outstanding quality. A huge breakfast buffet, with juice presses, cook to order and a great selection of breads. The evening meal was presented with great care and staff emphasized we could have as much as we wanted (multiple starters, main courses or whatever we wanted).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ERMITAGE Wellness- & Spa-Hotel is a typical Swiss Hotel in chalet style just above Gstaad in Schonried. It was re-opened in december 2011 after 9 months of extensive renovations. It offers several new highlights, such as the new piano-bar "One Million Stars" with one million sparkling Swarovski-stones, the two-storied panorama hall "Bargblick" which offers a grand view of the mountains and invites you to linger. In our new library "Lasi-Stube" you can take your time to browse our books. The hotel also offers 96 non-smoking rooms, accompanied walks and excursions in the mountains (Mountain biking / river rafting / excursions, downhill and cross-country skiing during winter with our sports staff), and In- and out¬door salt water pool (35°C), outdoor-sportpool 17x10m (28-32°C), a Sauna centre (Finnish sauna "Schnapsbrennerei", precious stone grotto "Amethyst", Turkish steam bath "Tropicana", herbal sauna and “Solegrotte”, tepidarium, biosauna) and a Ladies spa and whirlpool. Please note, the saunas (except Ladies spa) are a mixed naked area. “Vitalita" with hayseed bath, Cleopatra bath, herbal bathes, oriental Rasul, "Golden Nostalgica". Beauty salon. Cardio-controlled running / fitness training. Own fully equipped sports shop for ski rental and ski service. The nearest ski lift is the Rellerli lift, which is just opposite the hotel about 150 m away, the second nearest is the Horneggli only a three minute walk away. Both lifts belong to the Gstaad Mountain Rides area with a total of 62 lifts and 250 km of skiing area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wellness- And Spa-Hotel Ermitage