Romantik Hotel

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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.

Gastgeberin und Sterneköchin Alexandra Müller

Your host

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.

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Doppelzimmer Romantik Hotel L´Etoile
Double room

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. 

From210 CHF
Familiensuite Romantik Hotel L´Etoile
Family suite

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.

From240 CHF

Our facilities

at Romantik Hotel L'Etoile
Central Location
Central Location
Free Wifi
Free Wifi
Meeting Facilities
Meeting Facilities
Parking Area
Parking Area
Quiet Location
Quiet Location

Culinary art

Gourmetrestaurant Nova im Romantik Hotel l'Etoile
Gourmet restaurant Nova

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. 

 Opening hours: 

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)

Genuss im Bistro des Romantik Hotel l'Etoile

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.

Opening hours:

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)

Romantik Hotel l'Etoile Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts


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

Les Bains de la Gruyère
Thermal baths "Les Bains de la Gruyère"

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.


Romantik Hotel L’Etoile

Contact & directions

Romantik Hotel
Romantik Hotel L'Etoile
Alexandra Müller
21 Rue du Centre
Switzerland-1637 Charmey
CH - Fribourg Region -

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