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Welcome to the Romantik Hotel L'Etoile in the heart of the Greyezer Pre-Alps. Here, in the south of the canton of Fribourg, the famous cheese that bears the name of this green region has been produced since the 17th century. By the way, one of the most important places of its production is the Val-de-Charmey, whose untouched nature you can enjoy in our hotel at the foot of the Pre-Alps.
Host Alexandra Müller has been the owner of the historic country hotel since 2011 and unexpectedly also took over the management of the kitchen team in 2018. The charming chef achieved a real miracle just six months later, as the Guide Michelin awarded the Restaurant Nova in the Romantik Hotel l'Etoile one star for the first time. And this despite the fact that the trained chef had not been in the kitchen herself for 13 years. Today, she delights critics and guests alike with culinary delights and heartfelt service.
Discover the 8 rooms of the Romantik Hôtel L'Étoile, all renovated and decorated in a woody, natural and elegant spirit. Between 18 and 25 sqm, comfortable and warm, they promise pleasant stays in Charmey.
The family suite at Romantik Hôtel L'Étoile can accommodate up to three adults or 2 adults and 2 children. It combines modern comfort and facilities with a traditional woody, natural and elegant charm.
Our offers & specials
Ski week by Romantik
Moment of pleasure
In the gourmet restaurant Nova, which has been awarded a Michelin star, culinary experiences of the highest level await you. The atmosphere of the Nova restaurant on the 1st floor is characterised by earthy tones and warm old wood. The menu and menus are geared towards seasonal offerings.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 18:30 - 23 h (last order 20:30).
Saturday: 11:30 - 14 h (last order 12:30) and 18:30 - 23 h (last order 20:30)
(Sunday, Monday, Tuesday closed)
The bistro on the ground floor of the Romantik Hotel l'Etoile invites you to discover the specialities of Gruyère in an authentic atmosphere. The highlight after a long day of skiing or hiking is our fondue: Moitié-Moitié with Gruyère and Fribourg Vacherin cheese or with Vacherin cheese only. In addition, we also offer all kinds of "classic" seasonal dishes. So there is something for every taste.
Wednesday to Sunday 07 - 23 h
Kitchen open: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday and Tuesday closed (except public holidays)
Our hotel has been in existence since 1695. Directly opposite the village well, the church and the post office, the coachmen and the first travellers who came to the green heart of Gruyère for its cheese stayed at the Hotel Etoile. Tradition is very important here. The dialect (patoir) is still spoken, the Almabtrieb, Bénichon (harvest festival or Kilbli) is still lived. The intact village with its many associations still has its soul in our house. It is a matter close to our hearts to preserve the tradition of our village and the region while we lead the Romantik Hotel l'Etoile sustainably into the future. Our hotel is heated with geothermal energy. Our cuisine is 80% regional. For example, instead of orange juice at breakfast, we serve apple juice from the region, butter, milk, cheese, ham and homemade jam, as well as bread with cereals from Fribourg. We are lucky in Charmey to use mountain spring water from a spring only 10 km away in our mountains.
Around the hotel
Enjoy relaxation and wonderful wellness offers in the thermal baths "Les Bains de la Gruyère" in Charmey, only 200 metres away from Romantik Hotel L'Etoile. Here you can enjoy two indoor and outdoor pools with a water temperature of around 34 degrees Celsius. These are equipped with numerous water features such as a waterfall, splash showers, water jets and jets, whirlpools or bubble benches. The SPA area of the Bains de la Gruyère also offers a comprehensive treatment programme with massages and packs from all over the world. In addition, the facility has saunas, hammams, relaxation rooms with soothing light effects, Kneipp pools and a solarium with a panoramic view of the mountains of the Gruyère region. Gather new strength in front of a magnificent backdrop.
During your stay at Romantik Hotel L'Etoile, discover the numerous marked hiking trails that criss-cross the mountains around Charmey with a total distance of 250 km. The gondola from Charmey will take you to the top of the Vounetz at 1630 m. From here you can set off on hikes or mountain bike tours or simply enjoy the fantastic panoramic view of the Fribourg and Vaud Alps and Lac de Montsalvens. Designated themed trails lead you through the unique nature of the mountain peaks, across alpine meadows and forest paths.
View these landscapes also from the air during a paragliding flight. In the high ropes course and on rides on a scooter, adventurers young and old get their money's worth.
The Gruyère region is famous for its picturesque lake, the charming medieval town of Gruyères, for a variety of leisure activities and of course for the named cheese. Gruyére is a medieval picture book town on a small hill with the picturesque Gruyère Castle and less than 20 kilometres from the hotel. In the show dairy "La Maison du Gruyère" all the secrets of this PDO cheese are revealed! In Pringy-Gruyères, at the foot of the castle, this show dairy explains how Gruyère AOP is made. There is also an exhibition and a tasting.
The ski area of Charmey is suitable for all ages, as well as for beginners and advanced skiers. The gondola lift "Rapido Sky" is only a few metres away from the Romantik Hotel L'Etoile and will easily take you up to the Vounetz and the snow-covered mountain peaks. A total of 30 km of downhill slopes await you here, making their way through the Dents Vertes.
Friends of winter trend sports get their money's worth in the snow park. A special slope is available here for sledges and bobsleds. Look forward to moments full of excitement and fun! Marked hiking trails allow snowshoe walkers to hike safely in the mountains at their own pace. 20 km of cross-country ski trails lead cross-country skiers through the Jaun Valley. In the "Tzintre", at the end of Charmey, skaters can do their laps on the new ice rink.
On your hike or discovery tour, you are well provided for with the Romantik Hotel's picnic offers. We are also happy to provide you with a backpack as well as thermos and drinking bottles.
We can help you organise your seminars, work meetings, conferences, business lunches and corporate events. Our two rooms with daylight can be equipped accordingly. Various seminar packages are possible.
We can also help you with leisure activities. We are happy to organise your team building and incentive events. The following activities are possible: hiking, skiing, paragliding, visiting a show dairy, water sports or wellness.
The Romantik Hotel L'Etoile offers you the perfect setting for your private or business events in the midst of unspoilt nature and against the backdrop of the Alpine mountains.
The kitchen team conjures up menus in line with your expectations for your family celebrations, birthdays, christenings, weddings and parties with friends. Enjoy the typical country atmosphere of the restaurant or admire the unique view from the sunny terrace.
Romantik Hotel L’Etoile
Contact & directions
Motorway A12/E27, exit 4-Bulle direction Château-d'Oex/Charmey-Jaun/Gruyères-Le Moléson. Continue on Route 190, then take Route Principale/Route 12, then Route 189.
- Geneva-Cointrin International Airport (https://www.gva.ch/fr/)
- Zurich International Airport https://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/en/passengers
- Fribourg train station: 30 km
- Montreux train station: 47 km