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Gstaad Palace

  • Where:
  • Why:A Small World Weekend.
  • When:December 2012
  • Who:A whole lotta fancy folk.
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Gstaad Palace Impromptu photo shoot. Can't say this happens every day...

Impromptu photo shoot. Can't say this happens every day...

Gstaad Palace A very comfortable and incredibly quiet room.

A very comfortable and incredibly quiet room.

Gstaad Palace Perfect bathroom, with in-bath TV, complete with the softest robes imaginable and amenities by Molten Brown.

Perfect bathroom, with in-bath TV, complete with the softest robes imaginable and amenities by Molten Brown.

Gstaad Palace Vintage posters decorating the halls.

Vintage posters decorating the halls.

Gstaad Palace The Mrs. decided to jump out the window <br data-src=

The Mrs. decided to jump out the window
to grab the perfect Instagram shot.

Gstaad Palace Horse drawn carriage rides through the village...so festive!

Horse drawn carriage rides through the village...so festive!

Gstaad Palace Entrance to the spa reception & shop area.

Entrance to the spa reception & shop area.

Gstaad Palace Beautiful chair tucked in a corner of the spa.

Beautiful chair tucked in a corner of the spa.

Gstaad Palace Indoor pool area complete with full bar.

Indoor pool area complete with full bar.

Gstaad Palace G'staad Palace at night...an absolutely magical sight.

G'staad Palace at night...an absolutely magical sight.

Gstaad Palace Catching a performance at the <br data-src=

Catching a performance at the
"A Small World" dinner and fundraiser.

Gstaad Palace This happened...live drumming in front of the DJ booth at GreenGo.

This happened...live drumming in front of the DJ booth at GreenGo.

Gstaad Palace G'Staad Palace...so regal. It was built in 1913 <br data-src=

G'Staad Palace...so regal. It was built in 1913
and can be seen from miles away.

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

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Takeable Treats

  • Refer a Friend

  • Overall Value

  • Life Changing

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

  • Health & Wellness

    Yes

  • Restaurant

    Yes

  • Bar

    Yes, plus a nightclub called GreenGo.

  • Children

    Yes. Well behaved, well dressed pretty ones.

  • Price

    Reassuringly Expensive

Gstaad Palace

Gstaad Palace

Palacestrasse 28, 3780 Saanen, Switzerland

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Hotel Location Palacestrasse 28, 3780 Saanen, Switzerland

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