Hotel Crans Ambassador, Crans Montana

Hotel Crans Ambassador Ratings & Customer Feedback
5.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
A splendid week, we would go back. The service at the Ambassador is superb and we thought that the concierge was excellent. We liked the facilities and used the pool most nights. The only thing I’d say is that it would have only been properly ski in, ski out earlier in the season – they scooped up the snow on... + more
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Location - where is Hotel Crans Ambassador

• Location: In a prime, elevated position approx. 5 minutes’ walk (500m) from the centre of Crans. Guests can ski-in/ski-out, conditions permitting. The ski school meeting point is also just adjacent to the hotel. The resort bus stops a minute's walk away (300m

Overview - hotel description - Hotel Crans Ambassador description

This beautifully-furnished hotel was reopened last year after being completely renovated throughout to a very high standard. As Crans Montana’s leading hotel, it offers excellent cuisine, service and superb mountain views from its elevated ski-in/ski-out position just above the resort centre. The hotel offers a Free shuttle service to the resort centre on request.

'Ski Inclusive' offer is valid for bookings 13 - 19 Dec and from 3 Jan to end of season and includes: 6 day accommodation on half board basis, 6-day whole area lift pass, 6-day ski hire, Free equipment delivery, Sfr30 bar credit per couple and Free use of ski lockers at the lift - Book by 31 October for this very special offer.

Families - any extra notes for parents with children

  • Cots & Linen
  • Baby sitting - day
  • Baby sitting - evening
  • Play Room
  • Highchairs in Restaurant
  • Early Meals Available in Restaurant

Facilities - Hotel Crans Ambassador features

  • Large heated indoor swimming pool enjoying wonderful panoramic mountain views
  • Extensive 1300m² spa area with sauna, whirlpool, turkish bath, steam room and well-equipped fitness room (all FREE)
  • Massage and beauty treatments (pay locally)
  • Stunning terrace with wood burner where drinks are served
  • Beautifully-furnished dining room with spectacular panoramic views
  • à la carte gourmet restaurant serving international and local cuisine
  • Adjoining bar with open fireplace
  • Ski storage with boot heating facility
  • Live music each evening
  • Wi-Fi throughout (FREE)
  • Lift.
  • Room service (pay locally)
  • Laundry service (pay locally)
  • Currency Exchange service
  • Indoor and outdoor parking available nearby (pay locally)
  • Children's playroom
  • TV lounge
  • Hotel is non-smoking throughout
  • Fitness room
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Restaurant
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Opening Times:Approx. 8am - 8pm daily
  • Supervised Times:Unsupervised
  • Child Restrictions:N/A
  • Ski room
  • 24 hours
  • On site

Local Fees and Taxes


Public Facilities

Pool towels provided

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

No. of rooms: 60.
  • The luxurious, stylish, comfortable rooms all have bath or shower, flatscreen TV with English channels, phone, safe, radio, minibar, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers.
  • All rooms have either balcony or terrace, and Nespresso coffee machine.
  • ‘Standard' rooms are either forest of mountain side, whilst ‘Superior’ rooms are south-facing with spectacular mountain views.
  • Some bathrooms are open-plan.
  • Interconnecting rooms available on request only
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Non-feather bedding available on request
  • Bedroom facilities

    • Availability of a cot
    • Bathrobes
    • Cable or satellite programmes
    • Extra bed rollaway possible
    • Hairdryer
    • Minibar or fridge
    • Non-smoking rooms available?
    • Radio
    • Room safe
    • Tea or coffee making facilities
    • Telephone
    • Wireless internet

Meals - food and drink in Hotel Crans Ambassador

  • Excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast with hot options cooked to order including eggs and pancakes
  • Evening meals are 4 courses with a choice of starter, main course and dessert, and are served in the hotel’s ‘Restaurant 180 degrees’.
  • Christmas and New Year Gala dinners included (jacket and tie requested).
  • Special dietary requirements 
  • No of restaurants: 3
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property: Crans village
  • Dress code for restaurants: Casual
  • Breakfast service: Buffet and waiter
  • Lunch service: Waiter - lunch payable locally
  • Dinner service: Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
We update Hotel Crans Ambassador's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Resort - about Crans Montana - about holidays in Crans Montana - about ski holidays in Crans Montana - about ski holidays in Crans Montana Switzerland

Sunny ski area Quiet intermediate skiing

With 140km of sunny slopes, heaps of history, posh shops and mouth-watering local cheese and wine, Crans Montana has a lot going for it... and if that wasn’t enough, it’s often said to have some of the best views in Europe.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Foodies Families Scenery

Crans Montana webcam

Snow Report: Top 0cm, Bottom 0cm

Snow Forecast: 5cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 69.17cm

Crans Montana trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Geneva190km 2h10
Basel275km 2h47
Zurich305km 3h20
Region:Switzerland, Valais
First opened:1911

Crans Montana lift pass price last reported as CHF 326 (Adult 6 days). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel Crans Ambassador.
Night skiing: Yes
Crans Montana has S facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing December to April.

Town altitude: 1500m
Top of slopes: 3000m
Bottom of piste: 1500m
Vertical drop: 1500m
Total length of trails:140km
Longest piste:Barzettes, 12km
Crans Montana is formed of two towns - Crans-sur-Sierre and Montana - which were merged in the 60s to form the ski resort we know today. Crans is the more fashionable, with shops like Cartier and Gucci lining the streets while with a more down-to-earth vibe, Montana has livelier après ski and cheaper places to eat. The resort itself is less Swiss chocolate box and more a mix of different architecture but once you’re out on the mountain you’ll enjoy some incredible scenery: high up on a sun-drenched plateau...
The four main lifts that take you up to the different parts of the mountain are accessible via the local ski bus. Children and complete novices will learn the basics in the ‘Snow Island’ area – which serves as the golf course in the summer months and has some lovely gentle nursery slopes. The magic carpet here is perfect for little children, and much easier to use than a drag lift if you are a total novice. The Discovery area has a beginners only ‘Secure’ run near the Verdets lift, and there’s also a fu...
The après is laid back and quiet but with over 130 restaurants and bars and 3 nightclubs, there’s still lots to do. Zerodix (at the end of the blue Crans piste by the Cry D’Er lift station) is a hotspot for lively après ski drinks and snacks. New additions include 180 degrees at the Crans Ambassador Hotel (you can ski to it) and the Memphis Bar and Lounge in Crans. For a bit of insider knowledge about the local tipples, visit Ratatouille for wine tastings and Brasserie La Marmotte to sample the local b...

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Family party, Gloucestershire
5/ out of 5
A splendid week, we would go back. The service at the Ambassador is superb and we thought that the concierge was excellent. We liked the facilities and used the pool most nights. The only thing I’d say is that it would have only been properly ski in, ski out earlier in the season – they scooped up the snow on the way down to put a new lift in, so we couldn’t ski back (visited late March). The route down is a red run so you have to be a confident skier, but you can always come back by the cable car. If you just want to go straight up the mountain and ski it’s great, if you want to go around Montana and shop it’s difficult. It’s a long walk which wasn’t fantastic with a buggy – not Montana’s fault, just because the Ambassador is up above the town. The food was fine; we ate in the bar most nights as the main evening meal was too late for our boys. The bar has big windows with lovely views of the mountains. One thing that’s especially good is the onsite ski hire shop by the hotel, which we will definitely use next time. It makes things so much easier than having to travel out to the Intersport, especially with children. The staff there were so helpful and they let us leave our skis there overnight.
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