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Spa Hotels|Spa Resorts|Wellness Retreats

Gstaad Palace

Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad Palace

Gstaad, Switzerland


  • Couples
  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo
  • Outdoors
  • Wellness


  • Hammam
  • Pool

To Do

  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Pool – Indoor
  • Skiing

It may be one of the most famous Swiss ski resort hotels, but the Gstaad Palace in south-west Switzerland offers more than just Alpine glamour.

Set on a hill overlooking the Heidi-style town of Gstaad in the Bernese Oberland, the Gstaad Palace is just two hours from Geneva and three from Zurich. The Scherz Family’s historic establishment, standing the test of time for over a century, is a true gem in the heart of Switzerland. With roots dating back to 1913, the Gstaad Palace has been passed down through three generations, each one dedicated to upholding the values of authenticity, tradition, elegance, and conviviality.

Open from December to March and June to September, the hotel has sweeping views of the Swiss Alps and a well-earned reputation for discreet, refined service and high-end hospitality. Rising from the forest like a fairy-tale castle, the five-star landmark hotel is home to the 1,800 sqm Palace Spa. With log fires, alpine views and exquisite plant-based treatments, the Palace Spa is a wellness oasis. Its promise is that every guest leaves feeling like ‘one day in the Palace Spa was a week-long holiday’.

One of the Leading Hotels of the World, the Gstaad Palace combines classic hotel glamour and romantic architecture, an Alpine style and five-star pampering.

Palace Spa

The Gstaad Palace takes Alpine spa-ing to a new level. With nine treatment rooms plus a private spa suite, the Palace Spa also boasts saunas and steam baths, relaxation areas, an indoor pool and an outdoor pool with hot tub. Its crowning glory is a unique Hammam experience with seven rooms.

Not just for Apres Ski, the outdoor hot tubs have bubble loungers with never-ending mountain views and are heated to 36.5˚C all year round. The saunas and steam baths also command panoramic views of the Gstaad mountains. Children aged three and over are welcome to the Palace Spa, indoor pool and jacuzzi if accompanied by an adult.

Facial treatments and massage rituals have been curated especially for the Palace Spa by brands including ID Swiss Botanicals, Sisley and Augustinus Bader. Guests can immerse themselves in fragrances and organic oils from the nearby herb garden with the Jardin des Monts ritual or travel to the Far East with the Japanese Kobido facial massage. Shiva Ananda products, rooted in Indian wisdom dating back 2,500 years, are brought to the Palace Spa in recuperating treatments by Master Anand M. Kambli.

A visit to the Hammam starts with a foot-washing ritual, followed by a steam bath, calm moments in the endless room, a soapsuds massage and another steam bath. The experience ends with relaxation in the floating pool and a moisturising oil massage.

Lastly, the Palace Spa also offers the Cellgym method, a revolutionary technique to train your cells’ power station. Cellgym uses a controlled supply of oxygen stimulate the mitochondria, activating your body’s own healing powers. The positive effects include improved performance, higher stress tolerance, and a greater sense of wellbeing.

Spa Facilities

  • 9 Treatment Rooms
  • Indoor Pool
  • Piscine
  • Hammam
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Steam
  • Private Spa
  • Relaxation Rooms

Spa Products

  • Sisley
  • Jardin des Monts
  • Augustinus Bader
  • ID Swiss Botanicals
  • Shiva Ananda

To Stay

The Palace is home to 90 rooms and suites, with chalet-like décor and pine panelling that feels intimate and exclusive. There are 35 suites and one penthouse apartment in the main tower.

Rooms range from bijou Cosy Rooms through to Junior Suites and the Alpine Suite with a fantastic view of the Bernese Alps. Each with its own signature style drawing on alpine chic style combined with British understatement.

Don’t miss the Gstaad Palace Walig Hut. An authentic alpine hut from 1783, guests can spend a cosy night eating fondue over an open fire, with only the sound of cowbells for company.

Check in: 3:00 pm
Check out: 12:00 pm

To Eat

There are five restaurants to choose from, serving honest, authentic dishes from traditional Swiss dishes in La Fromagerie – the hotel’s truffle and champagne cheese fondue is legendary – to an exceptional Italian menu in Gildo’s.

Le Grand Restaurant and La Grande Terrasse have views over the Palace gardens, while Le Grill has a show kitchen where the chefs prepare dinner in front of guests. There is also a relaxed lobby bar, the stylish Bar du Grill and the infamous GreenGo nightclub, which has retained its original 70s disco décor.


Palacestrasse 28, 3780 Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad Palace is a two hour drive from Geneva Airport. Transfers can be arranged.