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Le Grand Bellevue - Luxury holidays to Saanenland

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  • About this holiday

    We would highly recommend staying at Le Grand Bellevue for a taste of five star luxury in the Saanenland and Gstaad. Spend a few nights here in the middle of your Swiss rail journey to enjoy the spa facilities, the Michelin star restaurant, and the rolling green plains of the surrounding five valleys. The main street of Gstaad and the quaint nearby villages are unmissable on any tour of Switzerland.

    The journey and how you get there

    Le Gran Bellevue in Gstaad can be visited in its own right as a fly-drive, self-drive or rail holiday. It can be visited on its own or combined with one or more other hotels in Switzerland.
    This hotel is featured as a hotel to stay at on our suggested touring holidays of Switzerland by rail. The hotel is located 5 minutes from the railway station by taxi.

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad. Your holiday price will also include travel arrangements depending on the method of travel you have chosen: flights or rail travel.

    Holiday prices

    This hotel is usually included as part of a rail touring holiday, so prices therefore vary. Please contact one of our personal travel specialists for up-to-date details and offers.

    Hotel code

    EXH1960

    Our opinion

    Le Grand Bellevue is a unique property in authentic Gstaad, perfect for a few luxurious nights as part of a longer rail touring holiday.

    Hotel description

    The five star Le Grand Bellevue sits just a stone’s throw away from the boutique shops, cafes, and gourmet restaurants of Gstaad’s main street. Against the dark wood chalets of the village, this building in particular stands out. Its pale yellow walls, tiled roofs, and towers make it seem palatial in comparison, but no less identifiably Swiss. Pass the lush green lawns of its grounds to reach the front entrance, where large arched windows let you look into the cosy lounges beside the lobby. Here, distinctive and bold wallpaper, accompanied by tastefully mismatched plush sofas and armchairs and the painted panelled ceiling, give the hotel a boutique feel, though it has the excellent spa and dining facilities of a much larger hotel. The guestrooms continue this sense of individual character. Statement patterns and designs, particularly on lamps, cushions, and curtains, add colour, warmth, and personality; while in some rooms, a dark, sophisticated palette creates an entirely different effect. In all rooms, light pours in through the vast windows, some of which look out onto leafy patios, and some onto the stunning panoramas of the mountains. At the top of the building, rooms sit in the rafters, and so hundred-year-old old beams are painted white to become an unusual, modern feature. The hotel bar returns to the colour scheme of the lounges, with worn leather sofas, elegant purple chairs, and tall stools pulled up to the bottle green bar. Le Grand Bellevue Bar possesses the largest leather Chesterfield sofa in Switzerland. As the evenings get cooler, a fire is lit in the black marble hearth. In Le Petit Chalet restaurant, wooden panelled walls, a vaulted wooden ceiling, and authentic benches and tables recreate the chalet-feel that Gstaad is known for. Fondue, raclette, and other Alpine delicacies are served with a touch of fine-dining. For something truly unique, however, dine in the stylish Leonard’s Restaurant, which holds a Michelin star. In the afternoons, a light afternoon tea can be enjoyed in the Lounge or in the Garden Lounge outside, which proves to be the perfect place to soak up the summer Swiss sunshine; or sip an aperitif in Bouquet, or sample some sushi in the Sushi Bar. To complete your experience of Le Grand Bellevue, pamper yourself in the world-class Le Grand Spa. The spa features 11 treatment rooms managed by skilled specialists, a rippling indoor pool, Jacuzzi, and yoga and Pilates classes. Guests of Le Grand Bellevue invariably leave feeling refreshed and recuperated, but with the additional experience of exploring the sublime landscapes of the Saanenland.

    Location

    Just a short distance from the Gstaad main street.

    Official star rating

    5

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    96 miles

    Closest airport

    Geneva International Airport

    Room types

    48 rooms and 9 suites with wifi, flat screen television, minibar, safe, telephone, hairdryer, Bamford organic amenities, pillow menu, and twice-daily housekeeping.
    Chic Room
    Deluxe Chic Room
    Tower Suite with large, circular living area in hotel tower
    Suite Sommet at the top of the building with large living area and vaulted ceiling
    Suite Etoile at the top of the building with large living area and vaulted ceiling
    Suite Chalet with large separate living room, with traditional decoration and fireplace
    Suite Panorama with large living area and second living/sleeping area on mezzanine level
    Suite Le Grand Bellevue with mezzanine living/sleeping area and two separate bedrooms

    Hotel facilities and services

    Le Grand Spa, Fitness Room, Leonard’s Restaurant, Le Petit Chalet, Sushi Bar, Lounge, Bar, Bouquet Club, Cigar Lounge, Leonard’s Cellar, Afternoon Tea, Garden Lounge, Polar Bear Kids Club, cinema, concierge, and a Bentley S3 for chauffeur-driven tours.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Gstaad is most famous for the hiking and skiing opportunities in the local mountainous area. However, it has much more to offer than this. The peaceful streets of the Shopping Mile are lined with boutique shops and picturesque cafes, sheltered under chalet balconies and adorned with hanging baskets and window boxes. More than 100 restaurants are available for lunchtimes and evening meals, offering a wide range of culinary styles and speciality dishes. Be sure to try some of the famous local fondue. Also use your time in Gstaad to experience some of the local trades, such as farming. Homely farmhouses dot the landscape, populated by thousands of Alpine cows. Visit Molkerei Gstaad to taste some of the 3,000 types of cheese that are produced in the area. Essential to any stay here, however, is a long walk over the Alpine paths and trails, linking together the mountain peaks, and uncovering pretty streams and sublime lakes.

    Sports nearby

    Hiking, cycling, golf, swimming, skiing, snowboarding, and mountain biking.

    Children

    A small kids’ club is provided, as well as babysitting facilities. Suites with additional mezzanine levels are recommended to those travelling with children.

    Minimum stays

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