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Switzerland | The Dolder Grand


WHY: Switzerland trip
WHEN: September 2014
WHO: Just me!

You won’t find a more beautiful hotel in a more beautiful city ... The Dolder Grand is perfection.


TYPE: City hotel.

ROOMS: Rooms at The Dolder Grand are luxurious and contemporary. All showcase the most up-to-date technology, with a multifunctional remote control system to address your each and every need. Most rooms feature large balconies that overlook the Alps, the city and the lake below. Marble bathrooms have large whirlpool tubs, rain showers and televisions in the mirror. There are four "Top Suites" available for guests in search of extreme luxury. However, even the standard room at The Dolder Grand will not disappoint! Choose from the main building, the new Spa Wing or the new Golf Wing.

POOL/GYM: The Dolder Grand has an indoor swimming pool in its Aqua Zone. The Aqua Zone also features indoor and outdoor whirlpools and a steambath. The fitness area features state-of-the-art equipment in addition to workout studios. Classes include yoga, Pilates and aqua gymnastics. Guests can also take advantage of the surrounding nature, which is perfect for mountain biking, hiking or jogging.

RESTAURANT: The Restaurant at The Dolder Grand is headed by Chef Heiko Nieder, and has been awarded 18 GaultMillau points and two Michelin stars. In the summer, guests can enjoy outdoor dining on the restaurant terrace. There is also the Garden Restaurant that offers more casual, all-day dining. Room service is available as well. The food at The Dolder Grand is world famous. In fact, the day after I left, the hotel hosted the gourmet festival The Epicure, which featured dishes from some of Europe's most famous chefs.

VIBE: Innovative, stylish, and romantic.

BAR: The bar at The Dolder Grand is modern and chic, with an outdoor terrace for guests to enjoy in warmer weather. Don't miss the famous Saffron Mojito, my personal favorite!

SPA: The Dolder Grand Spa is a world-renowned 4,000 square meter facility. It features a steambath, a solarium, a relaxation room, a sauna, and wet areas for both men and women. The spa also has 18 treatment rooms and two Spa Suites. For guests with dietary restrictions, there is a Spa Cafe offering lighter fare, from fresh juices and teas to salads and soups.

WIFI: Complimentary throughout.

KIDS: The hotel is child friendly, but children must be at least 12 years old and accompanied by an adult to experience the spa.

LOCATION: The hotel is located in the city of Zurich, on a hill with the most spectacular views.




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The Dolder Grand has a little bit of something for everyone. When you're not exploring the beautiful city of Zurich, you can relax in the hotel spa or explore the resort's surrounding nature. Wellness is key, which is evident in the hotel's facilities and cuisine. A highlight at The Dolder Grand is the resort's extensive art collection. Winter is just as magical as the summertime. From October to March, just five minutes from the hotel, is an open-air ice-skating rink. In the summer, guests enjoy golf, hiking, tennis and more. It's impossible to leave this place without feeling relaxed and transformed. As if the city of Zurich weren't magical enough already, The Dolder Grand is absolute paradise.