Our Top Spots in Crans-Montana

STORY BY Emmanuelle 22nd May 2018

Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps is chock-full of fantastic hotels and restaurants.

Here are some of our favourites that we would definitely recommend you try on your next trip to this fantastic Valais destination.


Once upon a time, gondolas swung into the building, but today it is one of the most spectacular mountain hotels in the world. This former cable car station offers space for 200 people and bright, ultra-modern conference rooms. Activities such as yoga, mountaineering, biking or meditation are on offer, and there are wellness facilities and a swimming pool under the open sky. The restaurant has 12 Gault&Millau points and is recommended by the Michelin Guide.  www.chetzeron.ch

Art de Vivre

Family-run 4★hotel with a genuine family welcome. There are 24 bedrooms and a suite with balconies and every modern convenience. There’s a wonderful Wellness centre including a steam bath, sauna, swimming pool and extensive fitness facilities too. Its unique location in between Crans centre and Montana makes it the perfect place to enjoy the resort. The restaurant is rated 13 by Gault&Millau and offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine with a touch of local flavours.  www.art-vivre.ch

Crans Ambassador

The Crans Ambassador is a privileged haven of serenity located in a cosy, timeless setting. Combining luxury, friendliness, vibrancy and the highest levels of service, this prestigious hotel welcomes guests in search of wellness. www.cransambassador.ch


At LeCrans Hotel & Spa, the landscape takes centre stage. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the resort, it is surrounded by spectacular scenery with magnificent vistas of spectacular mountain peaks from Matterhorn to Mont Blanc yet facing the warm sun. Altogether it’s a haven of peace and refinement. LeCrans’ chef Pierre Crepaud holds a Michelin star. This place is ideal for a treat or a special occasion. You will be thrilled.  www.lecrans.com

La Plage

Facing Lake Moubra and only a few metres away from the ropes park, this cosy restaurant has a very relaxing terrace with a view embracing the whole resort and the mountain tops. Dining on raclette paired with a beautiful Petite Arvine white local wine is a must here.  info@restaurantlaplage.ch ·  +41 27 481 27 87


Next to the Crans Cry d’Er gondola and the finish lines of the MTB Downhill trails, Zerodix transforms from one of Crans-Montana’s best après-ski venues during the winter into a lively beach house in summer. The eclectic menu includes beautiful salads and creative wraps as well as burgers and great meat dishes. One of the best is a delicious sirloin steak cooked on hot stone.  www.zerodix.ch

Mayen de la Cure


A typical chalet restaurant covered in summer with planters filled with blooming flowers and the charm you can only find in the Swiss Alps. Located up on the hill at Aminona, diners can enjoy the scenery and the calm of the beautiful summer while enjoying delicious local cheese dishes and charcoal-grilled meat. After a day hiking or biking this place is heaven.  www.mayen-de-la-cure.com

Le Memphis

Located right at the heart of the bustling shopping street of Crans, this lounge bar with beautiful terrace is the place where everyone meets. Enjoy cocktails, freshly made sushi and delicious pasta, served until 9pm. It’s a great place for people-watching and seeing the luxury cars go by – it’s all part of the charm of Le Memphis.  www.lememphis.ch


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