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“Wonderful Experience !!!”
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Hotel Olden
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Gstaad
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Wonderful Experience !!!”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

On our Switzerland road trip we decided to stop in Gstaad for the night and stumbled across the Olden Hotel. Great rooms with all amenities and nice views. The manager and staff were all wonderful and couldn't do enought omake you feel welcome. The complimentary breakfast buffet was fabulous. If we ever return to Gstaad the Olden Hotel will always remain our home away from home.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2013

Wonderful hôtel with an incredible mediteranean ambiance in the middle of the mountains... The service is excellent, staff is professional and friendly, you feel directly like at home. Wish I could live in this hotel!

  • Stayed July 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2012 via mobile

I have stayed here numerous times and also had dinner on a number of occasions.The rooms are OK, Gstaad prices so high but that's the norm. The location is excellent being right in the centre of the town. The bar area in my opinion is a much nicer place to have dinner than the rather gloomy dining room. The food in both the bar and main restaurant is to be honest rather average and overpriced. Service though is faultless. The Hotel used to be an institution in Gstaad but since it was taken over it has become less hospitable, more brash and much more expensive.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Kristiansand
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Reviewed 18 December 2012

I literarily miss this hotel. I´m back home but I want back to Gstaad because of this place! It´s just perfect.

Highlights: expresso machine in the room! The softest bed sheets ever. Perfect scrambled eggs for breakfast with fresh on the spot orange juice! And: free wi-fi!!

The hotel or "home" is just a couple of minuts walking from train station and the staff is super nice! (they even delivered my galla dress as my luggage was late from airline while I was at a party to the party! Totally saved my night)

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Arzier, Switzerland
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Reviewed 22 July 2012

When I tried to book, my first choices were already full, so through the tourist office I ended up in this little gem in the hart of Gstaad. Very polite and friendly staff and a cute, yet spacious room. Not modern, but clean and great Swiss mountain style furniture.
The restaurant offered a great choice of dishes and had a great wine list.
The hotel is located on a pedestrian street, but is reachable through small roads and with it's own parking garage you have no problem getting here by car.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Rimini, Italia
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

For sure one of the best hotel we have never been.

A perfect mix of Switzerland mountain style and charme, the best location in Gstaad!

The hotel Manager is so kind and professional, he really runs the hotel in excellent way.

The restaurant too is the best in Gstaad, where the italian staff makes you feel at home.

A wonderful place for a wonderful stay...strongly recommended!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

I am a norwegian, and our prices are high on almost everything; hotels, food, clothes. Everything! I have always felt a little ashamed when talking to tourists about my country because we have so much to offer, so much to show our visitors, but always at a ridiculous high cost. However, from now on I will say; "our prices are high, but you could always go to Gstaad and be ripped off instead".

Hotel Olden is a nice hotel. Small and cosy, intimate and with a nice staff. But my God! I paid 1300 USD for one night in a double suite! And do not get caught up in the word "suite". This basement room had a narrow hallway, old pine walls, an uncomfortable sleeping sofa in the living room, just to mention some of the irritating details. In addition the ceiling was so low that I had to bend my neck not to bump my head; I am 186 cm tall. The bathroom was so narrow that you had to close the door before passing on to the sink.

The room decor was nice enough, but of no higher standard than a regular mountain lodge resort room in Norway; which I believe is nothing to brag about. By all standards I would say that 400 us dollars a night is the maximum price anyone should pay for a room like this. But of course, when you are in Gstaad you will not pay regular prices for anything.

Gstaad is perhaps one of the worst places I have ever visited. Totally without charm and full of people who have stuffed so much botox in their faces that look like balloons. In addition they all look angry! Sickening rich people who live in their own little twisted bubble, where they for reasons unknown enjoy paying idiotically high prices for things not worth a third of what they waste their money on.
I do not mind paying 1300 US dollars for a luxury room in nice surroundings. However; if I get mugged for all my money someday in the future, I will feel just about the same as I felt after leaving hotel Olden and Gstaad.
Oh, yes...one more thing. Wifi is not included, breafast starts at eight which means you probably will not have time to eat before driving to Zurich for an early flight (I did´nt). The front desk is not open before eight in the morning either. When I come to think about it; you might just as well give them your 1300 USD, and leave. Either way you will not get any value for it.
And why are they having a picture of a completely different hotel than hotel Olden at Tripadvisor?

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Hotel Olden
Address: Promenade 35, Gstaad, Saanen 3780, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Saanen > Gstaad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#11 Luxury Hotel in Gstaad
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Olden 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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