Switzerland is home to some of the finest medispas in the world and the most cutting-edge medical techniques. Set against an imposing Alpine backdrop, in the heart of Heidiland, lies the state-of-the-art wellness centre of Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. Since medieval times, travellers have come to bathe in the natural thermal waters of Tamina Gorge, renowned for their balanced mineral content and healing benefits. Grand Resort Bad Ragaz harnesses the wellness of these waters along with modern methods to give a truly holistic experience to all its guests.
Whether you want to address a specific health issue, want a full body MOT, lose weight or simply enjoy the thermal waters, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is the perfect place for you. The team has over 30 top doctors and specialists, an elite fitness team, outstanding naturopaths and nutritionists, a homoeopathic unit and an impressive Chinese medicine unit. Their choice of programmes is as long as the length of your arm - weight loss, several types of detoxes, a sleep diagnostic clinic, postnatal, energy renewal, anti-ageing and more. The clinic provides all the functions of a hospital with the atmosphere of a five-star hotel. Detailed his and her medical check-up's are also available and can be added to your program as required.
Famous for its ground-breaking initiatives and hard-hitting results, Bad Ragaz has always been ahead of its game. They were first with DNA and gene testing, and they are one of few in the world who offer ‘Rotation Advancement’ (a sleep apnea treatment). Their dentistry team use the newest technology and ceramic or titanium implants, ensuring you get the perfect smile.
The clinic suites cover 300 metres and have lamps of Murano glass and Swarovski stones, and marble floors throughout. There are 18 rooms which will cater for those recovering from major surgery and those requiring musculoskeletal rehab. There is a varied and delicious menu on offer, all supervised by the nutritionists, to tempt even the most fragile palate. You can adhere to a fully-controlled calorie-counted spa diet, or choose from wonderful, local organic salads and antipasti, or a Michelin-star dining experience.
The Medical Health Centre offers MRI scans, a multitude of diagnostic tests, Chinese Medicine, radiology, botox and minor cosmetic surgery. There are thermal pools in which to bathe and in the spa you can indulge in a bewilderingly long list of treatments sourced from around the world. Therapies from Thailand, Japan, Nepal, India, and Italy are offered alongside massages from Hawaii and vinotherapy from France. A new two-day Sleep Diagnostics programme has recently been launched.
Visitors can enjoy the resort’s Cuisine Équilibrée, a health-conscious menu devised by the executive chef and the resort’s dieticians and doctors. Alternatively, dine in one of the resort’s seven restaurants which include Asian, gastronomic and Mediterranean options.
Gourmet chef Roland Schmid enchants your senses with elegant, authentic dishes that will live on forever in your taste memory. The Äbtestube (17 GaultMillau points) is the culinary flagship of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, with a top-class atmosphere to match. Harmoniously balanced and exclusive Domaine de la Romanée-Conti wines are skilfully combined with the selected dishes.
Sophisticated restaurant with 15 GaultMillau points in the Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites. International spa cuisine and Cuisine Equilibrée from Executive Chef Renato Wüst, complemented by appealing Japanese offerings from Tadashi Aoki. Magnificent, covered sun terrace, home to the legendary summer barbecues.
Take a seat and enjoy the light, authentic Mediterranean cuisine! Whether ravioli or raviolini, spaghetti or spaghettini, penne, taglierini or panzarotti: they have redefined pasta cuisine! And if you were able to browse through the creative menu at this moment, your mouth would surely begin to water. Are you ready for a taste of the Mediterranean?
Asian cuisine enjoys the well-deserved reputation of being among the best in the world. Not only is it light and healthy, it also stands out for its use of fresh ingredients. A veritable cornucopia of fresh, spicy and lemony flavours is unlocked in the preparation of these dishes.
To match the informal chalet atmosphere in the traditional Zollstube, they spoil you here with popular Swiss specialities and regional delicacies.
Club members, hotel guests and golfers are always welcome in the attractive restaurant (13 GaultMillau points) with its wonderful sun terrace. It offers a sophisticated seasonal cuisine that exclusively uses market-fresh, top-class ingredients. Indulge yourself with something from the selection of hot dishes.
The newly built Golf Bistro with its magnificent terrace offers a warm welcome to everyone. The Bistro is open daily from 8.30 to 21.00 between March and November.
La Merenda translates into something like "light meal". This and much more is available in the restaurant at the new Tamina Therme, accessible from both the dry and wet areas. A richly varied salad buffet, a wide selection of snacks and sandwiches, extra-healthy dishes, tarte flambée and a devilishly-tempting cake buffet make up the seasonally changing menu. You also have the option of designing your own pasta creation at the pasta station. Extensive use is made of high-quality organic and whole-grain products from the local region to ensure a balanced diet.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz offers plenty of activities that are sure to keep you entertained as well as ensure you can meet all your fitness needs and get to see some of the resort’s stunning surroundings.
A state-of-the-heart fitness centre offers studio work, private training sessions and group classes for those looking to work on their fitness levels, with training programmes such as Kinesis and Galileo also available. If you prefer to get outdoors then there is plenty here for you too with the resort’s outdoor activities including golf, tennis, badminton, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, horse riding, hiking and biking.
Be sure to make the most out of Bad Ragaz’s beautiful surroundings by checking out the Nordic walking or paying a visit to the Pizol Mountain with its 11 cable which will allow you to get a better feel for the region and appreciate its beauty.
- Tamina Therme (public thermal spa)
- Fitness Centres
- 24-hour care service
- 7 Restaurants and 4 Bars
- Hotel library
- Use of the Mercedes fun cars and use of the Harley Davidson during the summer (excl. fuel costs)
- Golf Courses
- Casino Bad Ragaz
Lying in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, the mountain setting is stunning. A vast sprawling resort with a modern feel, the location inspired the novel ‘Heidi’.
- Flying time from London to Zurich, 1hr 40.
- Driving time from Zurich Airport, approximately 1 hour and from Altenrhein private airport about 45 minutes.
- By train from Zurich to Bad Ragaz, about 1 hour followed by a shuttle from the station to the hotel.
- Book early. Every programme is tailored individually, and this can take time to arrange
- Take your swimming costume so you can languish for as much time as your schedule allows at their breath-taking thermal and iced pools - this is worth the visit alone
- Remember your walking boots; this is Heidi country so you will need some sturdy shoes to see the pretty landscape
- Rent one of their bikes, and cycle gently along the river Rhine, or try the more challenging mountainous terrain nearby. You can do both, on one of their electric bikes instead
- Don’t forget to try the herbal steam bath made with sparkling Swarovski crystals
- Take them up on their offer of complimentary limited use of their Porsche or Harley Davidson motorbike during the summer
- Booking one of their set programmes can be easier to budget for, as selected treatments are already included
Blurring the lines between medical marvel and posh hotel, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is a mega spa – with the perfect collaboration of clinical direction and all-encompassing indulgence. From sleep diagnostics and state-of-the-art detox’s, to relaxing in their famous 36.5˚ Thermal spa. Bad Ragaz does not disappoint when it comes to looking after your health and wellbeing.