Location: Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: cransambassador.ch/en
Located in the fancy town of Crans Montana, Crans Ambassador is a top notch five star hotel with fairytale surroundings. This prestigious hotel has an excellent reputation and I can only say that it definitely deserves its fantastic ratings. Crans Ambassador recently underwent a complete make over and opened back its doors in December 2013. Every single aspect in this hotel has been developed with attention to detail. It is all about “well-being” here and I can only say that we loved every single second of our stay here.
Crans Ambassador is designed in a luxurious contemporary mountain style. This is the kind of hotel where a surprise is waiting for you behind every corner. The comfortable seating areas all over the hotel are excellent for meet up with family and friends. It all felt ‘right’ from the moment I stepped in to Crans Ambassador to the moment I checked out.
Lobby area is just gorgeous and decorated in luxurious way. Front desk staff was ultra friendly and everything we needed to know about the hotel was explained in a very professional (and kind!) way. I couldn’t wait to explore the rooms as soon as I got the key… Note that Crans Ambassador offers different kind of rooms. I stayed in an Alpina Prestige room. At 30m² it had a great size. I immediately fell in love with the large south-facing terrace overlooking the Swiss mountains. What a gorgeous room! It had a very thoughtful floor plan and beautiful furnishings. I appreciated the separate small living area with its comfy couches and other five star amenities such as coffee making facilities and the amazingly designed bathroom with wooden fittings to emphasize the mountain feeling even more. Molton Brown toiletries were a bonus! Trust me, all rooms here are in a class of their own, offering exceptional comfort and tranquility with enough place to ensure complete relaxation!
A must visit while staying at Crans Ambassador, is a visit to their wellness center, Spa Nescens. Spread over 1,300 m² it is HUGE! From the moment you step in, every sensation invites you to unwind. The 17-metre pool is one of a kind and offers surrounding views. This is the place to swim in style with gentle sounds of the water. A luxurious sauna and steam room are available as well. If you are into working out, the nice fitness center is the place for you with high tech equipment. I loved the floor to ceiling windows with panoramic views over the Swiss Alps! Just beautiful!
I totally enjoyed a ‘De-stressing’ massage with gentle pressing motions that are combined with targeted stretchings. It felt so good… this kind of treatment releases accumulated tension (where I’m suffering of) and even improves quality of sleep. The therapist used essential oils and excellent massage techniques to make me feel completely relaxed and energized at the same time. Can’t say enough good things about Spa Nescens! This is a place where time seems to stand still and every moment is devoted to tranquility.
After the treatment I was ready to explore the restaurants at Crans Ambassador. The first night, we totally enjoyed a delicious dinner at La Terrasse. As a starter I ordered the royal sea bream tartar accompanied with passion fruits and crunchy vegetables. What a great start 😊 The pan fried Swiss Black Angus beef Entrecote with a pepper condiment was one of the best I have ever had! This dish came with mashed sweet potatoes, grilled Pak Choi and sweet chili eggplants. Trust me, you will LOVE it as much as I did! And I always keep some space for dessert – the Swiss chocolate soft heart cake was a treat! La Terrasse is a superb restaurant with an excellent menu!
The second night, we had dinner at Le Carnotzet, a typically Swiss restaurant where they serve local dishes such as Cheese fondue and Raclette. I must admit the champagne fondue and raclette with two local cheeses were sooooo yummie! Service was top notch as well! Every request was dealt with in a very kind and professional way! A must-try is the meringues with double cream from Gruyeres and exotic fruits. I loved every single bite and I’m sure you will too.
Breakfast is something to look forward to at Crans Ambassador! Each morning, a delicious breakfast is waiting for you offering fresh ingredients and many healthy options for an excellent start of the day!
Crans Amabassador is a great luxury hotel with the best atmosphere one could wish for! From the moment I stepped in until I checked out, I felt at home here and can’t wait to return! I truly loved every single aspect of this place.