It’s not a fairytale—it’s real!
What it is
A throwback Alpine resort hotel that still attracts a regal crowd.
What it isn't
A glitzy, young hotel that chases the latest trends.
What we think
Overlooking the surrounding Saanenland, the Gstaad Palace rises from the forest like a fairy-tale castle. Yet the delights and pleasures that await the traveller within its walls are real. Situated in the Bernese Oberland, the five-star hotel is one of the Leading Hotels of the World and has been enchanting visitors since 1913 – not with magic spells, but by offering true hospitality and lived tradition. Sustainability and a close affinity to nature are part of the Palace DNA, which has been in the hands of the Scherz family for three generations. Discretion is a core value in this Swiss luxury hotel, as are cordiality and service with a personal touch. A warm welcome awaits all the family, with special entertainment provided for the kids.
All 90 suites and rooms are individually furnished in a chic, alpine style. They offer highest standards in comfort and fantastic views of the mountain panorama. In summer, Palace guests can enjoy an authentic alpine lunch or dinner at the Walig Hut, a secluded hideaway that is also available for an overnight stay close to the stars.
The Gstaad Palace serves top quality regional produce across its five restaurants. Internationally inspired, the hotel’s cuisine is enriched with a dash of Asian sophistication and a sprinkle of Mediterranean vivacity. The Lobby Bar – also known as Gstaad's living room – is a popular and convivial meeting place for all, while dancing queens and party kings will feel at home among the dazzling lights of the legendary GreenGo Club. With its comprehensive infrastructure, the Gstaad Palace offers everything required for special celebrations, weddings, meetings and conferences.
Covering 1800 square metres, the Palace Spa is an oasis of mindfulness with jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, lounge and relaxation room. A range of massages and treatments using selected botanical ingredients is offered in a serene environment featuring granite from nearby Lake Blausee, an open log fire and views of the mountains.
While the indoor pool is available all year round, the outdoor «PISCINE» has been a top meeting place for summer visitors to Gstaad since 1928. A favourite with guests and locals alike, the Olympic-sized pool is the perfect place for cooling down. A fitness and Pilates room, as well as tennis and squash courts further complement the range of sporting facilities. The extensive ski area is within easy reach, while the golf course is situated just 19 km away. A gentle stroll of around eight minutes will take hotel guests to Gstaad's village centre and railway station.
You're here because
You want to hit the slopes at a resort that’s hosted everyone from Louis Armstrong to Elizabeth Taylor and Madonna.
Snow swirls around your horse-drawn carriage as its ascends the hill from the village up to the Gstaad Palace. Through the towering pines, you catch a glimpse of the hotel’s turrets aglow in the gathering dusk—like the inside of a snowglobe.
Restaurants & Bars
Le Grill - International gourmet
Le Grand Restaurant and La Grande Terrasse - International
Gildo’s Ristorante - Italian
La Fromagerie - Traditional Swiss
Lobby Bar - Bar food and snacks
Snack Bar - Light lunch options and snacks
The Lobby Bar is open from 10.00 a.m. Enjoy a comfortable spot with a warm atmosphere. When all other restaurants are closed, this is where you can still find a bite to eat.
Bar du Grill open in the evening from 7:30 pm
Nestled in the Bernese Alps, overlooking the picturesque Saanenland. The drive to Gstaad is just under two hours from the Geneva airport and about 2.5 hours from Zurich airport.