Location: Gstaad – Switzerland
Classification: 5 star hotel superior
Official website: ultimagstaad.com
Ultima Gstaad is one of a kind! Located in Gstaad, a glamorous Swiss Alpine village, this ultra luxurious five star boutique hotel impressed me with their amazingly designed suites and super high service level!
From the outside, Ultima Gstaad looks like a chalet style hotel and as soon as you enter, you will immediately discover the luxurious atmosphere of this sumptuous chalet. The overall decoration and the interior layout have been designed in order to preserve the character of a chalet and at the same time add a more contemporary and trendy feel.
Front desk staff was very accommodating and professional making us feel at home right away. What a great start at this amazing hotel… With only 11 suites and 6 residences, Ultima Gstaad is able to provide a very personal service. Their welcome cocktail, a mojito with ginger ale blew me away! Loved every sip!
Ultima Gstaad is an all-suite hotel… no regular rooms here. All are ultra luxuriously decorated with all the comfort of a superior 5-star establishment and will meet even the highest standards of comfort.
The three bedroom suite I stayed in had a contemporary cozy decoration and top quality bedding. It definitely was one of the nicest mountain suites I have ever seen. It is all about the details here… the wooden floors and ceilings, the fire place, the candles, amazing art work and gorgeous chandeliers… I just couldn’t believe my eyes! At 222 square metres, the suite was huge! 4 televisions, build in surrounding sound systems, etc. it is all there and as mentioned before, every single item at the Ultima Gstaad is of a superior quality.
Every suite comes with a complimentary mini bar stocked with soft drinks, wine and a bottle of Bollinger. HD television with complimentary on demand movies and build-in speakers are a nice touch!
The 3 marble bathrooms feature nice bathtubs and very large walk-in rain showers. Plenty premium Hermès toiletries are provided, even eau de cologne which I loved very much!
The spa area at Ultima Gstaad is one of the highlights at the hotel. The place is just beautiful … For such a small boutique hotel, I was surprised with the size of the indoor 15-metre pool. There are two large hot tubs, one indoor and one outdoor. A steam room and sauna are available too. It was great to relax here and I can imagine that especially during the winter season that this is the perfect place to unwind after a day at the ski slopes. One downside is that the spa only opens at 9:00AM so I couldn’t swim which I usually do before breakfast.
Ultima Gstaad works with La Prairie and offer an extensive menu with several body treatments. They have 6 treatment rooms where guests are pampered.
The Duchessa restaurant is a fine dining restaurant with an elegant atmosphere and an excellent cuisine. The menu is varied and each dish is prepared with passion. Breakfast is served here as well offering a large and high quality buffet. Almost everything is made from scratch to order and the pastries are fantastic. What a great start of the day!
Ultima Gstaad is a top notch five star hotel that leaves nothing to be desired in terms of elegance and comfort.