Location: Crans-Montana, Switzerland
Classification: 5 star hotel
Official website: cransambassador.ch
Crans Ambassador is a one of my favorite five star hotels in Switzerland, surrounded by the beautiful Swiss Alps. I was so excited to be able to explore this jewel again! I visited the hotel already in summer and I soon found out that it is as much fun in winter 🙂 The nature is so beautiful and peaceful here. If you are looking for a nice atmosphere, Crans-Montana definitely is a wonderful village to stay at!
When we arrived at Crans Ambassador, I knew that the next 48 hours would be great. This hotel is well known for its service and overall quality. When you stay here, you can expect top notch service in an ulta luxurious environment. By the way, complimentary parking here! Great!
The lobby area is stunning and you immediately feel the Alpine atmosphere which is great. The comfortable sitting areas and fireplaces are cosy. Check-in was very professional and everything we needed to know about the hotel facilities were explained in a very kind way. I appreciated the welcoming smile and kindly explained information. The colorful designer apple in the middle of the reception area is a nice feature.
When I entered the room, I was blown away! The rooms, even the standard rooms at Crans Ambassador are very luxuriously appointed and decorated in warm colors. The mix with traditional wood and hyper modern bathrooms is excellent. The very comfortable couch was great for reading a book and enjoying the surrounding areas. The outdoor terrace offered fantastic views.
Bathroom is large featuring a wonderful oversized walk-in (rain)shower. I really liked the water pressure of the shower, very powerful. Lights can be dimmed which is a nice feature.
One of the highlights at Crans Ambassador is their spa area. It is a huge spa area with an amazing indoor pool, several saunas, steam rooms and relaxation areas. This is paradise and THE place to relax after a full day in the mountains! After I spent a day on the slopes, I enjoyed some me-time here every day experiencing several sauna sessions . I should definitely mention that the pool is one of my favorite pools ever! It is pretty large, water temperature is excellent and the whole place is maintained in a very good way. A full fitness center is available too with up to date equipment.
I got to experience a relaxing spa treatment which was very energizing! This classic aromatherapy massage is both energizing and nourishing and is specifically designed to focus on painful joints or stiffness in the body as required. This therapeutic body treatment was an excellent way for me to relax and what I requested before the treatment (medium pressure, etc.) was exactly done. It was a complete journey that awakened the senses. I felt that I was under great care, the therapist made me feel at ease right from the beginning. The body treatment room was very comfortable and is designed to make guests feel at ease.
The brand they promote at Crans Ambassor, Nescens, is one of the best in the industry. I got to try several of their products and I must admit I was very impressed!
Dining at Crans-Ambassador is something to look forward to! With a total of 4 restaurants to choose from, there’s something for everyone’s taste.
Le Carnotzet offers tempting authentic dishes in a charming atmosphere. The menu includes regional specialties such as a local cheese platter and local fondues. We thoroughly enjoyed our delicious dishes here. I love the cosy mountain style interiors as it totally gave me the feeling of being in the Swiss Alps 😊 I always love to try local dishes and when I think of Switzerland, I think of CHEESE! A traditional starter of the night: dried beef meat. Together with a nice glass of red wine, this was the perfect starter. As a main course, the Valaisan fondue with tomato tasted excellent. The cheese fondue with a touch of tomato was d-e-l-i-c-i-o-u-s and a must try when you dine at Le Carnotzet! We even tried two local raclette cheeses and I loved them both! Highly recommend!
We rounded off our meal with a delicious dessert, it was the perfect mix of meringues, double creal from Gruyère and exotic fruits… and the best part: it tastes as good as it sounds. Thumbs up for Chef William Weiss! He’s the best!
La Table is another fine dining restaurant at the Crans Ambassador! We had the pleasure to indulge ourselves within a lively and intimate ambience. Each staff member was doing a fantastic job to please us. The chef did an excellent job. We thoroughly enjoyed a wonderful culinary journey. From the scallops carpaccio which came with mandarin and Waffis saffron, to the roasted chest duckling. Every single item we tasted was divine! The gastronomic meal emphasizes togetherness, the pleasure of taste and was served by very professional staff. The waiters were very attentive and knowledgeable about each dish, even about the wines. I found the food quite innovative and sophisticated. Service was great at all levels. We left with full bellies and smiles on our faces, both agreeing that we would definitely be back.
And if that’s not enough: the Bar Lounge is another dining option. During daytime, guests can enjoy coffee specialties, sweet delights from the patisserie or an informal lunch. At night, guests can enjoy an informal meal. Sometimes, there’s live music. While we were there, a lady with a violin was entertaining the guests with some wonderful music.
During our stay at the Crans Ambassador, we explored the wonderful ski area of Crans-Montana. We thoroughly enjoyed our day at the Crans-Montana Ski area. Featuring 140 km of ski slopes, it is huge! The slopes and ski lifts are directly connected to each other and one could easily ski here for a week without skiing on the same slope! On top of that, most of the slopes are wide and pretty safe. We really liked the overall quality of slopes and ski lifts. Everything is well maintained and prices at the restaurants and bars are fair. This part of the Alps has many advantages: as most of the slopes face south, we enjoyed the sun … and we were lucky, the sun was shining all day long! Secondly, it offers stunning mountain views. This ski area will please anyone, from beginners to experts… there are slopes for just everyone! For more information, visit their official website: https://www.crans-montana.ch/en/ski/.
Crans Ambassdor is a top notch five star hotel in a fantastic location! I appreciate their way of working involving local farmers etc. The rooms are luxurious, service is top notch and the spa is unbelievable! Do know that this hotel is also paradise during winter as you have direct access to a ski lift which will take you directly to the slopes. I will return in a heartbeat! Highly recommended for a luxurious mountain getaway!