Gstaad is one of the classiest ski resorts in the world, and frequented by the global elite who have been spending time in the resort since it was a small mountain village. In the centre of Gstaad on the promenade and built in 1823 is the charming Posthotel Rössli.
The Posthotel Rössli first opened as a guesthouse in 1845 and it also served as the local post office. With the imposing Gstaad Palace in the background and flanked by neighbouring shops such as Prada and Brunello Cucinelli, the Posthotel Rössli has a lively bar area or ‘Beizen’ where locals come together in animated conversations in all languages.
Older residents still remember the ‘alti Poscht’ which has been sympathetically renovated in traditional Saaner interior style and you can enjoy long forgotten traditional Saaner dishes on the hotel menu. The ‘assiette skieur’ rösti dish was popular, as well as the cheese and truffle fondues and there are plenty of local meat dishes. The Stübli restaurant in the Posthotel Rössli also offers a local menu and an à la carte experience.
As well as being the oldest hotel in Gstaad, the Posthotel Rössli has been owned by the Widmer family since 1922 and is now run by the fourth generation of Widmers.