Crans-Montana AccommodationCrans-Montana has 35 hotels, mostly from 3-5 stars, including a few exceptional 5-star hotels and luxury chalets. Most of Crans-Montana’s 46,500 guest beds are in nearly two thousand chalet style apartment buildings.
Hotels in Crans-Montana
For such an upscale resort, Crans-Montana has a surprisingly wide range of 34 hotels (2,325 beds) including eleven 3-star hotels as well as seven 4-star hotels and five luxury hotels, of which three have an official 5-star superior rating. Two of the 5-star superior hotels, Le Crans Hotel & Spa and Hotel Guarda Golf, are exceptionally good. Both are members of “Leading Small Hotels of the World” and prices reflect that. A sixth 5-star hotel, the Hotel Crans Ambassador is due to open in December 2011 and will be ski-in, ski-out. Ten hotels are categorised in tourist office literature as “Other Hotels”, of which the majority are equivalent 2-3 star rating but do not have an official Swiss Hotel Association rating. Crans-Montana’s hotels and apartments are built on south-facing slopes with fantastic panoramic views of the Valais Alps including Zinal Rothorn (4221 m), the Weisshorn (4506 m), in the north side the Wildhorn (3248 m).Book a south-facing room and a great view is almost guaranteed. Hotel standards within each category vary more than prices, and it’s advisable to look beyond the official rating as some hotels are overdue for refurbishment and offer indifferent service, but prices do not reflect that.
Luxury chalets in Crans-Montana
The impressive Crans Luxury Lodges at Zaumiau are ski-in, ski-out and just a two minute walk from the Violettes Express gondola. With an official 5-star chalet rating, Crans Luxury Lodges combine the intimacy and comfort of home with the charm of a boutique hotel. The arrangements for each chalet are entirely flexible allowing you to choose from self-catering to bed & breakfast or half-board and in all case with attentive personalised service to ensure a great holiday experience.
Self-catering apartments in Crans-Montana
If you are looking for self-catering chalet apartments few resorts offer as much choice as Crans-Montana. With nearly two thousand chalet apartments available for weekly rental and as many as 34 estate agencies operating in Crans-Montana you are spoiled for choice. To browse particulars, check prices and availability and book chalet apartments on online via the leading chalet operator Interhome.
Crans-Montana 5-star hotels
Le Crans Hotel & Spa 5-star
The 5-star superior Le Crans Hotel & Spa in Plan-Mayens is in an absolutely stunning chalet style hotel with spectacular panoramic views and overlooking Crans. One of only two Crans-Montana members of “Leading Small Hotels of the World”, this exclusive ski-in hotel is close to the slopes and has seven suites and seven rooms, each with a terrace and views over the Southern Alps. The hotel’s Le Mont Blanc restaurant, with its large, sunny terrace in the shape of a half-moon, aims to combine tradition and culinary avant-garde. It has been awarded 15/20 by Gault Millau Switzerland. To fully benefit from the relaxing atmosphere in the mountains, the Cinq Mondes spa and wellness centre includes indoor and outdoor swimming pools, Jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, a fitness centre and treatment rooms. Rumoured to have been built at a cost of 50 million Swiss Francs, that’s around CHF 1.5 million per bed, Le Crans is an exceptional 5-star hotel and prices reflect that!
Hotel Guarda Golf 5-star
The 5-star superior Hotel Guarda Golf is Crans-Montana’s other member of “Leading Small Hotels in the World” and similarly impressive. Situated close to the centre of Crans and overlooking the Jack Nicklaus golf course, the Guarda Golf’s 25 rooms and suites are lavishly appointed retreats and beautifully furnished using only the finest natural materials and the best available technology. The owners’ impressive collection of art by the Czech artists Tylek & Tylecek is beautifully exhibited throughout the hotel with original works in each bedroom and suite as well as in all of the main rooms. Superb cuisine choices include the Giardino & Terrace restaurant for fine seasonal dishes with an Italian touch, Les Alpes restaurant for Swiss specialities and the Guarda Golf lounge with fireplace and special menu. Spa and wellness facilities are exceptional and include an indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, hammam, fitness room, massages and bodycare treatments.
Hotel Royal 5-star
The 5-star Hotel Royal with stately architecture and lush surrounding, just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of the resort, is situated near the golf courses and the ski-lifts. The 54 rooms are include all modern conveniences. The restaurant offers quality French cuisine with a touch of Italy and the Mediterranean. The interior design is based on an elegant mountain style mainly composed of wood throughout the hotel. From the rooms, you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Swiss Alps while sun- bathing on your private balcony. The swimming pool and its Jacuzzi, which open onto a vast terrace, the Aqua Medica wellness centre and its Maria Galland products, offer you different massages, care and sauna. Although officially rated 5star by the Swiss Hotel Association, Hotel Royal is in need of some refurbishment.
Grand-Hotel-du-Golf & Palace 5-star
The Grand Hotel du Golf & Palace has a tradition dating from 1914 and is a privileged venue for a discerning international clientele. Located on the edge of the famous Severiano Ballesteros golf course, The Grand Hotel du Golf & Palace was for many years a destination of choice of the Royal Families of Belgium, Holland, Portugal and Italy, and represents an oasis of pleasure and luxury. The lavishly appointed rooms, Imperial rooms and suites look out over a landscape of breathtaking beauty and are individually styled and furnished with an eclectic mix of furniture and art from all over the world including Art Deco, Baroque, Asian and Oriental influences that create a unique hotel experience which is interesting, fun and definitely deluxe. The indoor swimming pool overlooks the gardens and the golf course, and there is also a next generation spa and fitness centre. The hotel’s owners also own the charming Swiss Chalet restaurant and Le Pacha nightclub in the centre of Crans.
Hostellerie du Pas du Lours 5-star
A small 15 room hotel on the outskirts of Crans, the Hostellerie Pas du L’Ouers has been rebuilt behind a traditional and quirky wooden facade, featuring natural stone walls, wooden beams and open fireplaces. Standard rooms are spacious and the larger suites have south-facing balconies, a feature fireplace and a Jacuzzi. The Pas de L’Ours elegant restaurant serves gourmet cuisine and has been awarded 17/20 points by Gault Milau. The hotel’s wellness area includes a swimming pool, fitness gym and a variety of treatment rooms. Owned by the Bestenheider family and categorised by the tourist office literature as a “Classified Luxury Hotel”, the Pas de L’Ours is definitely of a high standard but has no official Swiss Hotel Association star rating.
Crans-Montana 4-stars hotel
Lindner Golf & Ski Hotel Rhodania 4-star
The Lindner Golf & Ski Hotel Rhodania is an attractive hotel conveniently located in the centre of Crans, close to the shops and next to the international renowned 18-hole Severiano Ballesteros golf course; so close in fact that the third hole and a putting green are in the garden of the hotel. The hotel offers a free shuttle bus to the ski lifts which otherwise are a 5-minute walk from the hotel. The Art Déco restaurant serves French cuisine and there’s also an elegant piano bar. Most of the 42 rooms are south-facing with balconies and spectacular panoramic views. One of the best 4-star hotels in Crans-Montana.
Hotel Aida Castel 4-star
A medium size chalet style hotel with 60 rooms, the Hotel Aida-Castel is approximately a 5-minute walk to the nearest ski lift, the Montana Cry d’Er, and a similar distance from the shops, restaurants and bars in the centres of Crans and Montana. The standards of rooms and restaurants, which are simply furnished with inexpensive wooden furniture, are less than might reasonably be expected of a 4-star hotel. Wellness facilities include a fairly large swimming pool, sauna and fitness area.
Hotel Etrier 4-star
The Hotel Etrier is about a 5-minute walk from the ski lift in Crans and similarly close to the centre of Crans and hence convenient for the best shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel was extensively updated in 2007 and all 60 bedrooms and suites are quite pleasantly furnished. The Hotel Etrier’s main restaurant offers a set menu daily and Le Fer à Cheval restaurant serves Swiss cheese specialities of the Valais region. Wellness facilities include both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a sauna and a steam bath.
Grand Hotel du Parc 4-star
The 72 room Grand Hotel du Parc is situated in a quiet elevated position overlooking Lac Grenon, just a 200m walk from the gondola ski lift and conveniently close to the shops, restaurants, bars and casino in the centre of Montana. Unpretentious and family friendly, the Hotel du Parc gets good reviews for the standards of accommodation, cuisine and dependably good service. Guestrooms are comfortable and well lit, with attractive wood panelling and large balconies. Wellness facilities include a sauna and steam bath, a solarium and a fitness room. The Hotel du Parc also has an arrangement which allows guests to store their skis at the gondola station in Montana without paying for a locker. Free Wi-Fi is another attraction.
Hotel Alpina & Savoy 4-star
In a beautiful natural park, the Alpina & Savoy Hotel enjoys a unique location in a regional nature park, close to the Crans-Cry d’Er cable car and just a few minutes’ walk from the centres of Crans and Montana. The third generation of the Mudry family offer a warm welcome and personal service in a hotel proud of its traditional values. There are 45 comfortable rooms with WiFi Internet access, a restaurant – piano bar, a typical Valais tavern, and a panoramic terrace with a garden, indoor pool, sauna, solarium, fitness suite, massages, jet stream, billiards room, video games and an alpine spa: choose from anti-stress therapies, beauty treatments and massages for all.
Hotel Mirabeau Montana 4-star
A medium size 4-star hotel conveniently located in the centre of Montana, approximately 200 metres from the ski lift, the Hotel Mirabeau is a traditional chalet style hotel with 45 spacious rooms, with floor to ceiling windows opening on to private balconies, and free Wi-Fi. The hotel’s ‘La Parrilla Argentina chez Chico’ restaurant specialises in dishes from Argentina and Switzerland and there’s also a small bar where guests can relax or play darts or billiards in the games room. While the hotel interior design is rather ordinary and uninspiring, the hotel is in a great location and the free shuttle bus from Montana train station stops just 50 metres from the entrance.
Aparthotel Helvetia-Intergolf 4-star
The Helvetia Intergolf is an attractive chalet style apartment building with 44 apartments (4-6 beds) and 10 hotel rooms (refurbished in summer 2011). Conveniently located 150 metres from the centre of Montana and a 10-minute walk from the centre of Crans, the Helvetia Intergolf apartments are available for weekly hire. It’s worth noting that each apartment includes a pull down double bed so if you want two double rooms for four people you need to book a 6-bed apartment. The main restaurant serves Italian and French cuisine, and Swiss specialities including fondue and raclette are available in the more traditional Carnotzet restaurant. The cosy chalet style bar offers a wide range of wines and cocktails has a warm and friendly atmosphere and is one of the hotel’s best features. Wellness facilities include a small swimming pool which needs grouting, a steam bath, sauna, whirlpool, solarium and massage.
Crans-Montana 3-star hotels
Hotel Bella Lui
In the very middle of a magnificent sunny and calm location with views over the lake and the mountains, Bella Lui is constructed in the modern architectural style from the 1930s and is a member of the Swiss Historic Hotels. Warm colours and straight shapes for that special touch! There are 49 rooms, most of them south facing, all no-smoking and some specially built for wheelchair access and families.
Hotel Central 3-star
The Hotel Central is conveniently located in the centre of Montana, surrounded by restaurants, bars and shops, just a stone’s throw from the casino and a short walk from the ski lifts. Completely renovated in 2009, Hotel Central has 28 rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. South west facing rooms have a balcony and all rooms have flat screen TV’s.
Hotel Valaisia 3-star
Situated in a quiet location next to the Grand Signal-Bella Lui [ski lift], the Hotel Valaisia is a family friendly 3-star hotel with over 100 rooms, restaurant serving fine Valais cuisine and wellness facilities including an indoor swimming pool, a sauna and steam bath, and a heated outdoor pool in summer. South-facing rooms have a balcony with views of the town and the Valais Alps. One of the closest hotels to the ski lift in Montana, the Hotel Valais is about a 5-minute walk from the centre of Montana.
Hotel Le Green 3-star
Situated close to the centre of Crans, Hotel Le Green is a comfortable 3-star hotel with 33 spacious rooms and apartments for 4-6 persons. Most of the rooms face south and include a balcony. The hotel restaurant serves a buffet breakfast. The hotel is just a 5-minute walk from the ski lift and conveniently close to many shops, restaurants and bars in the Rue Centrale.
Hotel Ad’Eldorado 3-star
The Hotel Ad’Eldorado is family hotel with 35 spacious rooms, a small lounge area with open fire and great views. Conveniently situated in a quiet location between Crans and Lac Grenon, the 3-star Ad’Eldorado is a 5 minute walk from the centre of Crans and offers a shuttle service to the lift station (900m). Bedrooms are simply furnished and include free Wi-Fi as well as cable TV. The hotel restaurant offers a choice of regional specialities including local Valais wines and breakfast buffet. Spa and wellness facilities include a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a fitness room and a range of massage and beauty treatments.
Hotel de la Foret 3-star
The Hotel de la Foret is a friendly 3-star hotel with 60 comfortable bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, panoramic views from south-facing rooms with balconies, a piano bar and a cosy restaurant serving typical Valais cuisine. Situated in a quiet location just 400m from the ski lifts to Plaine Morte (free shuttle service available), the hotel also has a new wellness area with fitness room, sauna and massage.
Hotel Restaurant Le Mont Paisible 3-star
The 3-star Mont Paisible is situated in a hilltop location and has 40 simply furnished rooms with south and east-west facing aspects. Facilities include a small bar and lounge area with deep red leather Chesterfield sofas and a simply furnished restaurant which makes the most of the Alpine views, but is not cosy.
Hotel Elite 3-star
The Hotel Elite is a small 3-star hotel located next to the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and the cross-country ski runs. Built in a “modern” 1960’s architectural style the Hotel Elite has 25 spacious bedrooms all of which face south and have their own balcony, ensuite bathroom and cable TV. Guest facilities include a restaurant serving traditional Swiss cuisine and, in summer only, free access to a heated outdoor pool. Free Wi-Fi available.
Hotel Robinson 3-star
The Hotel Robinson is a small 3-star bed and breakfast hotel in the centre of Crans-Montana, just a short distance from the Crans-Cry D’Er cable car and conveniently close to most restaurants, shops and the public swimming pool. The 15 bedrooms include a choice of economy double, triple, twin and single rooms as well as a junior suite with private terrace. Continental breakfast is available from a small buffet or can be served in your room and a half-board option is available for guests to dine in Le Continental restaurant opposite. Free Wi-Fi and free private parking available.
Hotel Splendide 3-star
The 3-star Hotel Splendide is just a 3-minute walk from the centre of Crans and 400m from the cable car. Thirty simply furnished bedrooms include both single and double rooms, most with balcony and a choice of north or south facing views with panoramic views. The hotel restaurant also has views of the mountains and the golf course and there’s a free shuttle bus stop nearby providing easy access to ski lifts in and around Crans-Montana.
Hotel La Prairie 3-star
The Hotel La Prairie is an attractive 3-star chalet style hotel in a secluded location on the edge of a forest and around 800m from the centre of Montana. La Prairie’s 30 bedrooms include a choice of double and quad rooms, some with “view”. Amenities include a spacious restaurant and a cosy bar, free Internet access and free parking.
Hotel Belmont 3-star
The 3-star Hotel Belmont is in a quite location next to the Jack Nicklaus Gold course and cross-country ski tracks, which pass right by the hotel, and just a 2-minute walk from the centre of Crans-Montana. All 27 rooms face south and have their own balcony. Amenities include free Wi-Fi, free parking and the free ski bus “Le Scandia” bus stop is just a stone’s throw from the hotel.
Hotel Olympic 3-star
The Hotel Olympic is a comfortable 3-star hotel located in the centre of Crans-Montana, convenient for shops and restaurants and just 200m from the ski slopes. This small hotel offers a choice of 18 modern rooms including single, twin, double, triple and quad rooms, and a six person apartment. Rooms are well-equipped rooms with air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, flat screen cable TV and free Wi-Fi. The hotel’s Mayen restaurant serves typical Swiss dishes including fondue and raclette and there is also a decent size bar and lounge area for relaxing.
Hotel du Lac 3-star
The landmark Hotel du Lac is an ordinary 3-star hotel in an extraordinary location on the southern shores of a lake with stunning view of the Valais Alps and Lake Grenon. Just a 2-minute walk from the centre of Montana and approximately 800m from the centre of Crans, the hotel has 30 simply furnished rooms including single and double rooms with and without balcony and quad rooms for families. Amenities include the lakeside restaurant with terrace, hotel shuttle bus, free Wi-Fi and a steam bath and sauna for relaxing.
Crans-Montana other hotels
Auberge Hotel Lago Lodge
With just six bedrooms, the Auberge Hotel Lago Lodge is possibly the smallest hotel in Crans-Montana and has no official rating, but makes a real effort to please. The lodge is just 300m from the Montana CMA cable car and offers contemporary interior design, which is both attractive and fun. Each bedroom has an en suite bathroom, cable TV and free-Wi-Fi. Some rooms also have a balcony and Alpine views. Amenities include a restaurant offering a variety of European dishes and a sauna.
Auberge de la Diligence
The family-run Auberge de la Diligence is an attractive eight bedroom chalet-style hotel close to the centre of Crans-Montana and the Violettes-Plaine-Morte cable car, with Alpine views. The Auberge includes a cosy lounge, eight spacious and pleasantly furnished bedrooms and cosy restaurant serving a choice of traditional Valais cuisine and Lebanese dishes. Free covered parking nearby.