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Hidden gems of Gstaad

Hidden gems of Gstaad. Switzerland

Beverley Watts explores the hidden gems of Gstaad and the Saanenland region.

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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland Landwasserviadukt ©Galcier Express AG Stefan Schlumpf Kopie e1666283643247

Trip Review: Grand Train Tour of Switzerland

Andy Mossack embarks on the Grand Train Tour of Switzerland, an epic train journey around Switzerland’s best tourist attractions from Zurich to Geneva.

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Alpina Gstaad.

The Alpina Gstaad. Enjoy great hospitality in alpine luxury.

As the train pulls into Gstaad, I get a glimpse of the Alpina, looking like a stately castle perched high above the town. The driver who meets me tells me that, although the hotel looks old, it only opened in 2012, built on the site of a previous property which had fallen into disrepair.

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Le Grill 2

Le Grill Rotisserie

Walking in to Le Grill Rotisserie, the Gstaad Palace’s 16 point rated Gault Millau fine dining restaurant, you instantly realise you’re not walking into a restaurant, you’re entering a destination. Restaurant royalty some might say. After all, this is an establishmentwith history. A mighty long line of previous suitors who have come here not just to eat and see, but to be seen eating. This is Gstaad after all.

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Gstaad Palace Hotel

Glorious Gstaad Palace Hotel

The Gstaad Palace has been looking down at the residents of Gstaad from her lofty hilltop perch for over a century, like a well to do matriarch protecting her flock. This is a proper grand hotel, from a golden age when luxury European hotels were seen as iconic establishments, the haunt of the glamorous and well heeled from all over the world.

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