The perfect place for a little rest and relaxation, nestled in the shadow of the Swiss Alps. We spent 3 days at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz enjoying the famous thermal water of the spa and indulging in the various dining options. Here is a review of what to expect from the leading wellness resort in Europe.
Disclosure: My stay was hosted by Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. All opinions are my own.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is located in the town of Bad Ragaz in Eastern Switzerland, just an hour drive away from Zurich. We flew into Zurich Airport and boarded our train directly from the airport rail station. It’s a scenic 1.5 hour train ride to Bad Ragaz.
We checked into the Grand Hotel Quellenhof, one of three accommodation options at the resort. This year is the 150th anniversary of Quellenhof and it was marked by a 5-month renovation just completed back in July. We were blown away by the combination of classic elegance and modern amenities.
The Junior Suite at Grand Hotel Quellenhof
We stayed in a Junior Suite and it was spacious and beautiful, with all the luxuries we could have wanted. The bed was especially comfortable and you can even request specialty pillows and duvets. Our balcony faced the park in front of the hotel and offered some stunning mountain views.
The view from our balcony
Bad Ragaz is home to a natural thermal hot spring discovered all the way back in 1242. The thermal water flows through the Tamina Gorge located close to the resort. At a constant temperature of 36.5°C, the water has a special mineral composition with many health benefits.
The Helena Pool
You can enjoy the benefits of this water at the various thermal baths throughout the resort, such as the historic Helena Pool and the stunning Tamina Therme. Access to both is included for all resort guests, and we absolutely loved spending our time here.
At Tamina Therme there are pools of different temperatures, saunas, as well as relaxation areas. I would highly recommend going first thing in the morning when the spa opens as it can get busy.
The spa also offers various treatments such as massages and facials. I received a 1-hour Swiss Radiance facial and it was a saviour for my dry winter skin.
The Tamina Therme Spa
We loved all the numerous dining options at the resort. From having Kombucha and chia seed pudding for breakfast, to lunch on a hilltop castle, to cheese fondue for dinner, there is something for all your cravings.
For cocktails make sure to visit the Verve by Sven bar. The menu is full of innovative and delicious concoctions. If you like wine, the resort has a huge selection of both local and international wines, including a Pinot Noir especially made for Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.
Breakfast at Verve by Sven Lunch views at Schloss Wartenstein Dinner at Zollstube
The resort is located in the foothills of the Swiss Alps. In the summer there are numerous hiking options in the area including the famous 5 Lake Hike at Pizol Mountain. In the winter Pizol turns into a bustling ski resort with epic mountain views. Regardless of when you visit, there will be plenty to do.