Ben Pundole

Gstaad Palace

with Ben Pundole
  • Where:Swiss Alps

  • Why:A Small World Weekend.

  • When:December 2012

  • Who:A whole lotta fancy folk.

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Highs & Lows

  • Incredible location, nestled in a valley in the Swiss Alps, a short walk to the village and the slopes.

  • A Hotel oozing with Jet Set history, photos of past celebutantes in bizarre over-the-top mountain chic fashions.

  • The best spa you could wish for...really incredible.

  • Absurdly expensive / reassuringly expensive...

  • Rude service. Especially the bartenders...wouldn’t mind but they were also so slow!

  • Sadly it’s far...really far from NYC.

The Barometer

  • Design

  • Website

  • Mini Bar

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Total: 41/50

Important Bits

  • Type

    Luxury Hotel in the mountains.

  • Vibe

    Elegant Mountain Chic

  • Location

    In the Swiss Alps, a 2.5 hour drive from Zurich.

  • Rooms

    104

  • Music

    Appropriately Classical.

  • Year Opened

    1913

  • Pool/Gym

    Yes

  • Restaurant

    Yes

  • Bar

    Yes, plus a nightclub called GreenGo.

  • Wifi

    Yes

  • Children

    Yes. Well behaved, well dressed pretty ones.

  • Price

    Reassuringly Expensive

Gstaad Palace

Palacestrasse 28, 3780 Saanen, Switzerland

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