24 Mar Hotel Radisson Blu – Andermatt
When you think of the mountains, full of fluffy snow… Switzerland immediately comes to mind… Right?
The fact that I live in Europe makes me very spoiled as the choices are just countless… There are so many magical places to visit and each place is it special on its own way.
Last weekend we were invited invited to visit Andermatt. I had heard of the resort, but not yet had I had a chance to visit and my impression was that it was comparable to Aspen and Vail – the famous Colorado resorts.
I think the impression was right. It is definitely a boutique resort.
The invitation was to discover the super brand new Radisson Blu resort. It was inaugurated just a few months ago. The hotel is a beautiful building very conveniently built a the entry of the town, just 5 min walk to the gondolas.
The hotel is spacious with an amazing lobby which welcomes the guests to the property but also invites all to stay in and relax. Conveniently located, there is an impressive bar which is design for the perfect after ski gathering.
As you know I often travel with my kids, so the hotel has spoiled me by preparing two rooms, which when opened and joint together, gave us the amplitude of a suite with the plus of having two bathrooms… My kids simply loved to have a room for the own and parents also loved to have privacy…
Often when we go skiing, we feel very tired to go out to eat. The hotel has one large restaurant which serves meals during the whole day, but the best part in my opinion was the fact that it has a buffet in the evening giving the flexibility of choice and time management. The food on the buffet was a mixture of Swiss and Italian. Regional products were served, such as local cheeses and wines. For those who wish to eat more formally, the hotel also serves a series for delicious meals which can be chosen a la carte.
Taking my kids out of bed in the morning was hard, but waffles for breakfast was the miracle that made it possible.
The highlight of the hotel though is the SUPERB swimming pool. A 25 meters long pool overlooking the snowed mountains. As I came into the place, I was speechless to see. Lucky me because I had opted not to hit the slopes and I could enjoy the immense swimming pool for a good couple of hours just for myself.
When my kids arrived from skiing, they were happy to discover that the hotel also had a side pool with a small slide just waiting for them.
I thought they would be tired after skiing… Wrong me… It was hard to drag them out to dinner!
The hotel also has a prestigious spa which I did not try but for what I have heard, I missed the opportunity… Well, another reason to go back.
The service was really 5 stars. When I returned to the room, I found a plate of delicious deserts just waiting for me alongside a few bottles of fresh water. I felt welcomed and valued by management.
As you know I travel a lot and I am used to stay in prestigious hotels all over the world… The point I wish to make is that the Radisson Blu in Andermatt has exceeded my expectations and I can without hesitation recommend it to the most demanding guests as a great place to stay when visiting Andermatt…
If you are a hotel lover… The Radisson Blu in Andermatt should enter your must visit list!