Location: Andermatt – Switzerland
Classification: 5 star hotel superior
Official website: thechediandermatt.com
Named as the hotel of the year 2017 by Gault Millau, the renowned Chedi Andermatt is an ultra-luxurious five star located near Andermatt, a quiet cozy Swiss mountain village. Chic, authentic and exclusive … this is a real paradise for seekers of rest and relaxation both in winter and summer. As part of the Leading hotels of the world, the Chedi Andermatt offers only the best of the best! I was very impressed with my stay, let me tell you why…
The lobby made a perfect first impression, the overall design is very elegant and is a beautiful combination of cozy mountain design and Asian touches. Truly impressive.
Upon arrival, I was welcomed by the most friendly front desk staff. They know how to welcome their guests in the most accommodating way! After some useful information about the hotel and its facilities, I was totally ready to explore their beautiful rooms.
The rooms at the Chedi Andermatt artfully mix the Modern Asian style with contemporary design. They embody a sense of warmth and character often lacking in other hotels. The very large and luxurious deluxe suite I stayed in had wooden walls with subtle lighting, a built-in fireplace, rich dark wood furnishings, granite-top vanities and bedside tables. The beds feature pillow top mattresses with leather headboards and fluffy comforters. Lights, doors, music and the fire place are controlled by an in-room iPad. The iPad is user friendly so no complicated maneuvers to control the lights etc. 🙂 I should also mention the mini bar with complimentary soft drinks and the Bose surround system which was a nice touch!
The bathrooms feature convenient touches such as lots of storage cubicles and chrome fixtures. The free standing bathtub was gorgeous and relaxing after a day in the mountains. Separate toilet and rain shower were great. Premium Acqua di Parma toiletries are provided in every room.
I was blown away with the spa area here… On 2,400 square metres, the place is huge and ultra luxurious appointed! I truly was impressed with this peace of heaven. There are two pools here to enjoy, one outdoor and one indoor pool. Both are large and in an unique setting. I enjoyed several types of saunas and a steam room as well as some very cozy relaxing areas. The whole spa area is just gorgeous and very exclusive. I could easily spend a full day here. Several body treatments are provided for guests to enjoy an indulgent, relaxing interlude after a day of sightseeing and walking outdoors.
There are two main restaurants at the Chedi Andermatt, a Japanese Restaurant and ‘The Restaurant’. The Japanese restaurant with executive chef Dietmar Sawyere offers authentic Japanese fine dining dishes and is specialized in sushi. It has the most extensive sake selection in Switzerland and was awarded 16 GaultMillau points. Very impressive. Decoration is Asian design and reminded me of an exclusive fine dining restaurant in the middle of Hong Kong. Do note that this restaurant is only open during the winter season.
The Restaurant is a more international cuisine restaurant with 15 GaultMillau points. The luxurious cozy mountain style pleased me. I had dinner here and was pretty impressed with the food and overall service. The friendly and courteous staff made us feel welcome and were very knowledgeable about the menu and wines. We started with their crisp Chinese Dim Sum, followed by a delicious prawn Won Ton Noodle soup. The stir-fried black pepper beef fillet with roasted garlic, peppers and shallots as a main course was excellent and to end we enjoyed the coconut panna cotta with mango, lychee and ginger granita… Loved it!
Every morning, they serve The Chedi Grand Breakfast Buffet and ‘grand’ it was! Several local specialties such as the Swiss cheeses, salami, etc. it is all there. The buffet is rich and plentiful and definitely beats all superlatives. Do not forget to visit their cheese tower!
Words cannot describe how beautiful this hotel is. I loved the Chedi’s contemporary spirit and combination of elegance with understated luxury. No wonder this hotel is rated among the best hotels in Switzerland! Highly recommended!