The Ermitage in Schoenried is a superb hotel offering a great slice of that germanic luxury that the Germans, Austrians and Swiss do so well. The location of the hotel is very good with good views from the terrace and pool (though also backing onto the infrequently run train line) up to the mountains in the distance. However the hotel is on the main road which runs through the region so the front of the property is exposed to a lot of traffic - or room was on the front and as the room has no aircon we had quite a lot of traffic noise coming through our open windows. The room itself was pleasant and clean but on the small side especially as we had a baby in a cot - though the hotel happily provided the cot for us. The hotel was very good in general when it came to our baby - they happliy provided high chair for breakfast, heated up baby food, and (for CHF35/hr) babysat so we could enjoy dinner downstairs. However this is not a hotel best enjoyed with a small child - the common areas, though very nice, are quiet and so we ended up spending quite a lot of time in our room. The wellness area is new, large and extremely pleasant. The restaurant is very good too - fantastic plentiful breakfasts and superb dinners. The 18 cheese buffet course (every night) was a bit of a highlight for me. However don't be fooled into thinking there is more than one restaurant here, there is not, rather the restaurant has several rooms which differ in style but not food, you can try different ones if you like but we didn't see the point. Finally the staff are very nice. Both of the ladies we had look after our daughter were extremely pleasant, and the bell boys were courteous and helpful. The waiting staff were great and generally very eager to practice their English as most guests are Swiss, and the Maitre'd is a welcoming ebullient character despite his sometimes grumpy demeanour.
Overall this is a great choice in the area, and with some judicious room selection would guarantee a superb holiday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The ERMITAGE Wellness- & Spa-Hotel is a typical Swiss Hotel in chalet style just above Gstaad in Schonried. It was re-opened in december 2011 after 9 months of extensive renovations. It offers several new highlights, such as the new piano-bar "One Million Stars" with one million sparkling Swarovski-stones, the two-storied panorama hall "Bargblick" which offers a grand view of the mountains and invites you to linger. In our new library "Lasi-Stube" you can take your time to browse our books. The hotel also offers 96 non-smoking rooms, accompanied walks and excursions in the mountains (Mountain biking / river rafting / excursions, downhill and cross-country skiing during winter with our sports staff), and In- and out¬door salt water pool (35°C), outdoor-sportpool 17x10m (28-32°C), a Sauna centre (Finnish sauna "Schnapsbrennerei", precious stone grotto "Amethyst", Turkish steam bath "Tropicana", herbal sauna and “Solegrotte”, tepidarium, biosauna) and a Ladies spa and whirlpool. Please note, the saunas (except Ladies spa) are a mixed naked area. “Vitalita" with hayseed bath, Cleopatra bath, herbal bathes, oriental Rasul, "Golden Nostalgica". Beauty salon. Cardio-controlled running / fitness training. Own fully equipped sports shop for ski rental and ski service. The nearest ski lift is the Rellerli lift, which is just opposite the hotel about 150 m away, the second nearest is the Horneggli only a three minute walk away. Both lifts belong to the Gstaad Mountain Rides area with a total of 62 lifts and 250 km of skiing area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wellness- And Spa-Hotel Ermitage