Guest Contributor/ Tania Samonas
Best Known For
Perhaps best known for the “privilege of ease” mantra and the views of the Swiss Alpine’s mountains and valleys.
The Good Stuff
The Chedi Andermatt is a hotel you want to constantly touch. The combinations of finishes are so tactile and diverse making it a sensory treat. It is not a sensory overload though, instead it has a calming effect, exacerbated by the giant double chaise longues, which are actually more like upholstered beds in the chill out area of the reception. Lying on one of those is the ultimate way to wind down after a day’s skiing with a cup of tea or a stiffer tipple. The Chedi has created hygge to the highest degree along with a slick, chic design.
A place that combines immense luxury within a laid back and relaxed ambience while being somewhere your children can enjoy too, without them having to whisper.
Inside the hotel – 10/10
Breakfast was amazing and included about five separate stations, each making fresh eggs, pancakes, toast, omelettes, there was even a cheese room! The snacks on the beds by the pool were healthy and delicious and the Japanese restaurant was a welcome escape from continental and Swiss food.
Outside the hotel – 6/10
The ice rink and the pop up fondue place were the only real disappointments at The Chedi, the fondues in town are much better. They were the only places that seemed to have not been as well considered, but if done in real Chedi style, with suitable attention to detail, they could have been fabulous additions. The ski butlers were very helpful, I’ve been skiing in many parts of the U.S. and Europe and the measuring and kitting out for skis, boots and helmets for myself, my husband and two children was the fastest service I’ve experienced. Only hampered however by the fact that our skis went missing the next morning when we were about to go skiing.
Image courtesy of The Chedi