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Hotel Alpine Lodge Gstaad - Saanen
Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Gstaad
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 February 2013

We arrived on a friday evening through the Col de Pillon (via Diablerets). Stressful enough as there was a minor snow storm and forceful jets of wind, Take the autoroute via Bulle!! Much easier and very scenic!

We arrived at the hotel. We were wonderfully greeted. And we werre wonderfully surprised with the chalet style (swiss chalet!!) decor and interiors yet with a modern touch in design, lighting and feel. We felt at home and right off we knew we would have a good weekend.

Rooms were spatious, modern (albeit its wooden infrastructure which gives it the cozy chalet feel) and it almost felt as if we were in our own chalet. Very comfortable.

The hotels offers pool, sauna and play room for kids...and I was tempted to go play in the arcade room ...I resisted!!

As for the pool, there was nothing better to arrive after 10am when all the tenants have gone to the hills to ski and to get into the 31° water. Windows on all side offering a magnificent view of the immediate surroundings. The inside pool is linked to the outside one. The outside pool opens later in the day.

Overall, this place is top of the list. We left on sunday afternoon. Gstaadt is not an exciting village. In fact it is very boring (with only 1 main street and stores which cater to the 0.0001% who can afford the items on display). Expect to pay big for simple afternoon warm-up of a coffee and grappa.Although not exciting, we relaxed and enjoyed our 3 days there. Nature abounds and Alpine makes sure that this is what you get.

Thank you Alpine Lodge!

Room Tip: I wish the exterior pool opened in the day but in a way, swimming in -5° outside with the steam and...
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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

We've just returned from a fantastic week at the Alpine Lodge. The welcome at the hotel was excellent. The welcome drink was the first item on the agenda and we were then given a tour of the hotel facilities before being shown to our room. We had only booked b&b but after 2 nights of using the hotel restaurant we decided to do the same for the remainder of the stay. The menu is very competitively priced for the region and the food was highly impressive. Breakfast was a full buffet each day with local meats and cheeses, cereals, fruit, a wide choice of breads and pastries all of which were high quality. The afternoon tea and cake was also lovely to come back to after each ski day. The heated outdoor/indoor pool was great - the only thing missing was a hot-tub. But what sets this hotel apart is the service - the staff are all charming and friendly and do everything they can to ensure that you have a great stay. When I needed a dentist urgently they found one for me, put me in touch and even took me down there. The hotel dog, Charly, is a young Pug - she is the perfect hostess and makes sure she divides her time equally among the guests. We used the hotel transport to get us to the ski lifts everyday & this was really useful as it got us much closer than if we had driven and used the public car parks. The driver was great and went out of his way to please the guests. We took one of the south facing rooms which are all themed - ours was a hill-walking theme complete with rocks in the floor and a panorama of the surrounding mountains over the bed. The view from the room of the mountains was spectacular although several times this was not visible due to all the wonderful snow falling. We will be going back to the Alpine Lodge - it is a real gem.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2013

10/10 for this lovely hotel close to Gstaad in Switzerland. We have spent the last two Christmas holidays there with our young children and each time we have met other families who have been going there for years. It is no surprise as the quality of the accommodation, the wonderful indoor/outdoor pool, the fun gamesroom and play area for kids and the standard of the food is fantastic. Best of all though is the warm welcome extended to us by the owners and all the staff at the hotel who all speak English and French as well as German - they are a great group of people who really take an interest and go above and beyond to make sure your stay is comfortable and relaxed. They booked sleigh rides for us and on Christmas Eve there is a festive visit from Santa and his angel with gifts handed out for everyone.

Gstaad itself is very picturesque and great for skiing or sledging and so festive at that time of year. I'm sure it is great in the summer as well but we have yet to go at that time of year. If we do we will definitely stay at the Alpine Lodge and we would highly recommend this hotel to everyone.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 January 2013

We just returned from 5 nights at the Alpine Lodge. We were on a family ski holiday and I couldn't have been happier. As we stepped into the hotel, the owner welcomed us and then took us on a personal tour of all the facilities. There was a welcome drink and little cookies for the kids, who were starving after the drive in.

In general, the food was excellent, the pool lovely, and the play room clean and neat. The room we stayed in was comfortable and when there was a problem with one of the heaters the staff fixed it right away. I was also very happy with the afternoon tea, which was a nice break from the day.

Although the hotel is 10 min by car from the ski slopes, the hotel shuttle was always willing to pick us up and drop us off whenever was convenient for us so I didn't mind that at all. They also gave great recommendations for massage and a winter sleigh ride.

We are definitely coming back.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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GlobRes_14131, Owner at Hotel Alpine Lodge Gstaad - Saanen, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Thank you very much for your nice review on TripAdvisor.
We are very happy that you and your family enjoyed your stay at the Alpine Lodge and we hope that we will see you soon.

Greetings from Gstaad from the whole Alpine Lodge Team.

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

We were greeted by the sweetest, most helpful staff I have ever encountered. Nice room, nice place. Dinner was okay, although the waiters were a bit in a frenzy and the place was not even full... I would come back.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Good hotel, very much appreciated by families with kids...therefore not pretty much ideal if you are looking for a calm place. However if you can cope with it: the rooms are clean and spacious the employees very kind and helpful. Breakfast as well as dinner were very good.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 June 2012

The rooms were average specially the economy ones which were like small boxes, but since some couples had children, 2 rooms were automatically upgraded which was very good. Rooms have very very low roofs , transparent bathroom doors and sleazy lamp shades. Excellent locatio, good indoor- outdoor pool and garden. Receptionist very helpful. Go for bigger and expensive rooms which are good. Good service in all. Breakfast was good too.

Room Tip: Choose bigger and expensive rooms which are good and not economical ones.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: Wyssmuelleriweg 10, Gstaad, Saanen 3792, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Bern > Saanen > Gstaad
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #14 of 21 Hotels in Gstaad
Price Range: £117 - £218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alpine Lodge Gstaad - Saanen 3*
Number of rooms: 33
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