Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad Switzerland (2022 Updated)

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On the whole, Switzerland is tolerant and gay-friendly, especially in more urban and diverse areas. Zurich, Geneva, and Basel are the centers of gay life in Switzerland, although ski resorts such as Zermatt, Lenzerheide, Gstaad and Arosa are also popular destinations (mostly in winter), even hosting gay ski weeks.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTrights in Switzerland are relatively progressive by European standards, although LGBT people lack full legal equality. Its history is one of liberalisation at an increasing pace since the 1940s, in parallel to the legal situation in Europe and the Western world more generally. Legislation providing for same-sex marriage and IVF access will enter into force after a likely referendum in 2021.

Gstaad is an upscale resort town in the Bernese Oberland region of the Swiss Alps. Its soaring mountains and prestigious international boarding schools have long made it a holiday destination for royalty and celebrities. Cable cars connect surrounding ski areas such as Wispile and Rinderberg, with hundreds of kilometers of all-level pistes and cross-country trails. Glacier 3000 offers nearly year-round skiing.

 Top attractions to visit in Gstaad

 

1. The Alpina Gstaad 5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad

The Alpina Gstaad
The Alpina Gstaad

Opened in December 2012, this luxurious 5-star hotel in Gstaad was built in elegant Swiss Alpine style, featuring natural materials like marble, sandstone and aged wood. The Alpina Gstaad features 3 restaurants and its own cinema.

The unique rooms and suites all have balconies with mountain views and marble bathrooms with a flat-screen TV, luxurious toiletries, slippers and bathrobes. Some suites also feature an open fireplace and an iPad for guests to use during their stay.

Restaurants include the Megu that serves Japanese cuisine. Guests can enjoy their dinner overlooking the Bernese Alps, and relax in the wine bar or in the Havana-inspired cigar lounge. Special occasions are celebrated in the ballroom.

The Six Senses Spa can be used for free by guests and features holistic treatments, an indoor and heated outdoor pool, a fitness room, and a relaxation area. Wi-Fi, wired internet access and covered parking are free of charge in the entire property.

Nestled in the Bernese Alps, this luxe chalet-style hotel is 2 km from the nearest ski lift.

Featuring balconies with mountain views and carved wood ceilings, the elegant rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screens. Upgrades add lounges, fireplaces, floor-to-ceiling windows and/or libraries. A split-level, 3-bedroom suite features a spa, a gym and a kitchen. Room service is offered 24/7.

Free breakfast is provided, and there are 3 acclaimed fine-dining restaurants (including a Japanese eatery), plus a cigar lounge, a wine cellar and an elegant bar. There’s also a spa, a gym, and indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a modern art collection.

The Alpina Gstaad is a small, discreet and modern hotel property of only 56 rooms and suites. Set on hillside of the exclusive resort, Gstaad-Oberbort, the hotel overlooks the Saaneland ski village. Gstaad’s pristine valley is surrounded by spectacular Alpine views. Since its opening in 2012, The Alpina Gstaad upholds a global standard of refinement and elegance in the 5-star category. Known for its authentic architecture, local crafts, own herb garden and art collection, The Alpina Gstaad is home to the highest expressions of Swiss design.

The Alpina Gstaad offers on-site Michelin-starred restaurants, a wine cellar containing over 1’700 labels, and a range of luxury services to experience. The property hosts the only Six Senses Spa in Switzerland, a holistic destination spa inspired by Asian wellness traditions that draw upon the energy of the Alps and the Bernese Oberland’s peaks and pastures. The Alpina Private Art Collection continues to expand and currently includes 64 pieces by some of the world’s leading contemporary artists including Jacqueline Humphries, Pierre Huyghe, Wade Guyton and Nicole Eisenmann. The hotel offers magnificent views of the Bernese Alps and the Saanenland, an area known for its wide range of Summer and Winter activities.

f there were 10 star hotels, this extraordinary property would certainly deserve it! It was one of, if not the most beautiful and luxurious hotel we’ve ever had the pleasure to be a guest at! From the moment the wonderful courtesy car driver picked us up at the train station in the Tesla model X to the staff, including the general manager, at the hotel greeting us by name immediately upon arrival I realized we were at a very special hotel! This warm, exceptional service continued at every level and in every department of the hotel. The bellman, the housekeeping staff, every waiter in the beautiful and wonderful restaurant and the spa staff were excellent.

They do a great job in training everyone of their staff to go above and beyond at every encounter! When we were taken to our beautiful, immaculate and spacious suite we were treated not only a stunning view of the Swiss Alps but were also given a platter of fresh fruit, a small bundt cake, a bottle of wine and the most wonderful truffles!! The suite had everything you could possibly need as well as 2 little balconies to sit outside and enjoy the spectacular view. I knew immediately that it would be hard to leave this place! I could go on and on because everything was so exceptional at The Alpina.

The maitre d at the restaurant is charming, welcoming, entertaining and added an atmosphere of elegance yet relaxed sophistication! The live entertainment was superb. As I mentioned the food is outstanding, the service is excellent and the terrace overlooks the pool and mountains in the distance. It’s so tranquil and beautiful. One other exceptional employee is Benjamin, the concierge. He knows everything you need to guide you in planning any activities you want to do during your visit. Everyone was so polite and nice to us!

The small town of Gstaad is also charming with nice shopping and is enjoyable to walk around but the true gem is The Alpina and the breathtaking views in every direction. If you plan to visit Switzerland I would make sure you make a point of going to Gstaad and staying at The Alpina.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad
Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad

How much does a room costs at The Alpina Gstaad ?

Prices start 1473$/night for Deluxe Room Schönried. The Grand Luxe Suite is  3458$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This very spacious luxurious suite has a balcony with mountain views, a marble bathroom with a bidet, a second toilet, a large flat-screen TV, a dining area with an open fireplace and a dressing room.

Where to book online – The Alpina Gstaad  – Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Gstaad during Menuhin Festival Gstaad which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gstaad on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. HUUS Gstaad 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad Switzerland

HUUS Gstaad
HUUS Gstaad

Located in the Bernese Alps, Huus Gstaad offers a sauna, a sun bed, a steam bath and an indoor swimming pool. Massages are available upon request. WiFi is provided in the entire building.

2 restaurants and a bar can be found at the Huus Gstaad. The chalet next door offers Swiss Raclette or Fondue evenings. Half board includes a 3-course dinner without beverages.

This upscale, chalet-style hotel in the Swiss Alps is 3 km from Schönried gondola station and 5 km from winter sports at Gstaad Mountain Rides.

Chic, warm rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi and loaner tablets, as well as flat-screen TVs, minibars and sitting areas; some add balconies/terraces and/or pull-out sofas. Plush suites have separate living rooms.

A breakfast buffet and welcome drinks are complimentary. Dining options include a fondue, a Spanish eatery and a fine dining restaurant. There’s also a sophisticated bar, a cozy lounge, and a terrace offering panoramic alpine views.

Finding an ideal romantic & gay friendly hotel  in Gstaad does not have to be difficult. Welcome to HUUS Hotel Gstaad, a nice option for travelers like you.

Rooms at HUUS Hotel Gstaad offer a flat screen TV and a minibar providing exceptional comfort and convenience, and guests can go online with free wifi.

A concierge and room service are some of the conveniences offered at this hotel. A pool and free breakfast will also help to make your stay even more special. If you are driving to HUUS Hotel Gstaad, free parking is available.

Given the close proximity to Pedestrianised Promenade and Shopping Mile (1.5 mi), guests of HUUS Hotel Gstaad can easily experience one of Gstaad most popular landmarks.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Megu, which is a sushi restaurant that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

HUUS Hotel Gstaad puts the best of Gstaad at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

ery good service from staffs all the way from check in to out. Granted a quieter room at 3rd floor upon request with no fuss at all. This is important in order to be away from loud music at the lobby per the reviews. Instantly impressed by interior decor of the entire building from lobby to restaurant to the room! Really feel very luxurious with so much character and chic design! Room is spacious, shower is great, bed is super comfy and balcony comes with mountain and village view. Spa is pretty amazing with almost all you could expect – swimming pool, sauna, steam room and lounge. It would have been perfect if it comes with an outdoor jacuzzi. Still enjoyable enough.

If I may critic, breakfast is really great with wide spread of choices but they should do better in keeping the food warm enough. Also, they offer many free activities such as snowshoeing, hiking, etc BUT NOT on Sundays and Mondays. Quite a pity for us for missing all these out as we came over the weekend (which we thought most tourists would).

HUUS hotel is a complete new/renovated hotel close to Gstaad. Situated in the hills with a view on the small airport of Saanen, you have a very good look at the surrounding mountains.
The hotel was earlier a Steigenberger hotel (GPS!) but has completely converted into something very special. I can describe the interior and ambiance as modern-cozy-swiss, check the images. The atmosphere starts already at the central entrance of the lounge (notable lounge music is playing) where you can find the reception and bar.

The rooms are not that big but very efficient decorated. Our room had a terrace, most of them have I think. You feel immediately home.

The hotel has no air conditioning, fortunately the summer temperatures are quite moderated, especially at night. But when it is very hot (>30°C), this could be an issue for rooms facing direct sunlight.
The breakfast is very extensive and situated in the restaurant on level 4. The levels are counted in reverse direction because the hotel is build on a slope with the entrance situated on the highest level.

We have eaten twice in the restaurant (on the entrance level) and the food was very good. Not too sophisticated but on a good level. Prices rather expensive (as everywhere in Switzerland).
The pool area is very nice with nice sunbeds outside. They have a rather large spa area.

Easy to park around the hotel, they have an underground parking but the parking spaces are rather small.

The only improvement I would suggest is to add a tea/coffee maker in the room.
Some tips to visit from this location: Gstaad village, Glacier 3000 (from Col du Pillon) and Gruyeres (take the Jaunpass for the mountain road lovers).

Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad
Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad

How much does a room costs at HUUS Gstaad ?

Prices start 516$/night for Double Room North. The Double Room South is  583$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a seating area and cable TV.

Where to book online – HUUS Gstaad  – Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Gstaad during Menuhin Festival Gstaad which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gstaad on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3.  Sporthotel Victoria 3* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Gstaad Switzerland

Sporthotel Victoria
Sporthotel Victoria

Located right on the promenade in the centre of Gstaad, Sporthotel Victoria is next to the tennis centre and just a short walk from the cable cars and ski lifts.

The Sporthotel’s rustically furnished rooms feature a safe, a TV, and a bathroom with hairdryer. WiFi is available in the rooms.

Traditional Swiss cuisine, Italian dishes, and fine wines are served in the Victoria’s restaurant, which also features a bar and a winter garden. In summer, guests can dine on the terrace overlooking Gstaad’s pedestrian zone.

Free Wifi is available in Sporthotel Victoria’s public areas.

A 2-minute walk from Gstaad train station, this informal, family-run hotel set in the pedestrian zone is also a 4-minute walk from Bergbahnen ski lift and 12 km from Lauenen Lake.

Featuring wood furnishings, the straightforward rooms come with Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Suites add living areas.

There’s a country-style restaurant with a bar, a pizzeria and a sidewalk terrace. A spa area features a sauna, a steam bath and a gym. Breakfast is available, and pets are welcome.

Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer a flat screen TV, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available.

Guests have access to express check-in and check-out while staying at Sporthotel Victoria Hotel. In addition, Sporthotel Victoria Hotel offers a lounge, which will help make your Gstaad trip additionally gratifying.

While you’re here, be sure to check out Chubut, one of the steakhouses that can be found in Gstaad, which is a short distance from Sporthotel Victoria.

During your visit, be sure to check out Pedestrianised Promenade and Shopping Mile (0.0 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the hotel.

The hotel is reasonably priced and also included a nice breakfast the following morning. We had a room on the 3rd floor overlooking the town with the mountains in the background. It was the off season so the town was very quiet.

Perfect location right in the middle of the main pedestrian free promenade.

We had one of the best rooms overlooking the street (came at a price though) ….. it was on a corner (ask for room 22!) and was very spacious even though the bathroom was compact it was well designed. Great shower.

Staff were always friendly & helpful.

Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad Switzerland
Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad Switzerland

How much does a room costs at Sporthotel Victoria ?

Prices start 241$/night for Double Room. The Superior Double Room is  269$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Spacious, non-smoking room with free WiFi and flat-screen TV with 95 channels.

Where to book online – Sporthotel Victoria  – Gay Friendly Hotels Gstaad Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Gstaad during Menuhin Festival Gstaad which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Gstaad on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.