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Switzerland, Saas-Fee: The Fienart Resort & Spa

  

Ideally Located

Healthy Breakfasts

The Fienart Resort & Spa is located in the center of the village of Saas-Fee. Which is very nice to walk around early in the morning, before having breakfast served in the main restaurant. The space is clear with large windows that allow to enjoy a direct view of the mountains. 

I liked the variety and freshness of the different foods on offer at the buffet. The set makes for breakfast, a privileged break before attacking long days of skiing. This morning, as the weather is not good, it heavily snows with a lot of fog, I prefer to go to the spa of the hotel.

Back to my spacious room, in the wing of the hotel where the pool and spa are located. The newly renovated bathroom is open on the bed side (pictured below). The room is very comfortable and has a balcony with mountain views (the above first two pictures of the article are taken from this balcony). 

    

The Paradia Spa

Bathed in Light

The Paradia Spa, which covers more than 1200 m², includes steam baths, a jacuzzi (where I spent a long time), a relaxation area under a glass roof (where I fell asleep, above photo) etc …

Just like in Germany, part of the spa is (swimsuits) textile free (and children free too), so I only tested the pool, jacuzzi and deckchair. The pool is long enough to make real lengths (left photo below). 

  

The César Ritz

Un dîner gourmand

If the breakfasts are already very nice, the dinner is excellent! Again I really liked the quality of the products (mainly regional) and seasonal. 

The service and the presentation are well cared for: the plates are as beautiful as they are good. Lovely! Photo below: 1. scallops, 2. Caesar salads, 3. fish and 4. dessert! I only ate the delicious chocolate cake because everything was plentiful.

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.

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Switzerland: Skiing and Gastronomy in Saas-Fee

Stunning Landscapes

  

Ever Heard of the Alpin Metro?

After Zermatt, here I am in Saas-Fee, where I discover with wonder the slopes of the snowiest Swiss resort. A snow ocean under bright blue sky! What an amazing brightness! This morning, I follow my ski instructor of the Esquimos skiing school, in the Alpine Metro! I’ve never been before! On the slope, the stunning landscape and the quality of snow make me euphoric.

For lunch, we go to the Mittelallalin restaurant, the highest revolving restaurant in the world at 3’500 meters above sea level, with panoramic view of the glaciers (photos below:1, 2, 3, 4 and 5). Then we visit the Ice Pavilion to have a look at the 2000-year-old ice.

In practice, you go deep into the glacier. The air becomes scarce (missing oxygen, I think). So we move less and look at the impressive sculptures of ice (below: photos 6, 7 and 8). It is recommended not to stay more than 15 minutes. Moreover, the climb seems to me more difficult than the descent (photo below, 9).

     

Back To The Hotel

  

Gourmet Dinner

The afternoon is already well underway, when I bring back my rented ski equipment to the shop. I head to the spa of my hotel, the Fienart Resort. I swim a bit and then fell asleep on a deckchair, before dinner at the gourmet restaurant of the Hotel Schweizerhof, Le Hofsaal.

More than just a dinner, an experience. I recommend the “14 Gault Millau Points menu of the Schweizerhof“. I tested the 7-course version. The portions are small (photo montage below). And everything was delicious plus something new: my table facing the snow (above right photo)! Lol! 

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The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

  

A Suite With A View

By Night & Day

I like hotels with a history, the palaces that can reinvent themselves, while maintaining a charm of yesteryear. What a great pleasure to discover my Junior suite at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof (1879), with wood panels in the entrance and separate dressing room! Photo-montage below: photos 1 and 2, well equipped entrance with coffee maker and mini bar. 

The hotel is located in the center of the village of Zermatt, a stone’s throw from the Matterhorn Museum – Zermatlantis and shopping streets. The first two photos of the article (above): the magnificent views (from my bed and living room) of the village and ubiquitous mountain. Another big crush: the chic contemporary bathroom! The rooms have been recently renovated. 

The lovely detail: the Pillow Menu to test my natural laziness (lol)! Unfortunately with my busy program, I will not have time to stop at the spa!

  

The Restaurants

Dinner At The Say Cheese!

A fondue with champagne and truffles at the Say Cheese! One of the three restaurants of the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof, specially dedicated to cheese. The dishes are delicious (photo above and photo montage below). The hot bread (which we cut by square) to dip in the fondue, is amazing!

The minimalist interior design made with stone and wood is warm. The service is perfect and the atmosphere is young. Definetly, THE address where to dine in Zermatt. 

La Brasserie Lusi

In the photo-montage below: 1, my favorite restaurant, the Say Cheese! 2 & 5. Another restaurant of the hotel, the Brasserie Lusi. After the cheese orgy of the day before, I had a tasty light dinner in a classic setting! 3 & 4. Light breakfasts (too) under the glass roof of the Brasserie Lusi. 6. The coat of arms of Zermatt: Prato Borni (is also the name of the gourmet restaurant of the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof).

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Many thanks to Zermatt Tourisme, Valais/Wallis promotion, Switzerland Tourism, SWISS et Swiss Travel System (STS) for this beautiful invitation. Thank you to the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof. As always, these are my opinions.