It's not cheap, but you don't really expect it to be. Having said that, I've stayed in plenty of 5 star luxury hotels , and I have to say that in terms of friendliness of staff, cleanliness of everything, helpfulness all round the hotel could not be faulted at all.
"Absolute Perfection in a Stunning Alpine Setting"
This hotel is everything you'd expect in a fantastic, world-class hotel: the setting is stunning, set on a mountain overlooking the charming, pristine village of Gstaad; the staff bend over backward to be helpful and yet it's not fussy or overplayed service; the rooms are incredibly plush with small touches that impress, like Laderach chocolates.
Then there's the outdoor pool, with the views to the Alps, and the spa, which is managed by Six Senses and is sublime.
Downsides? You're a car-ride away from town but don't worry--they offer chauffeured Land Rovers to get you there on demand...free.
Traveller from New York
The Alpina Gstaad opens December 1 2012-newly built in Swiss alpine style with modern textures layered uponcentury old woods …More
Gstaad is known for its luxury hotels and shopping, high-society nightlife, fine dining, and international stars. It is also one of the largest ski areas in the Swiss Alps. Saanen is home to the John F. Kennedy International School, which is a private boarding school offering instruction in English, as well as ski instruction in the Swiss Alps.
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