St. Gallen: Oberwaid Spa Getaway

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If you are looking for a quiet escape from life, a place you can just disappear and unwind your mind, we just found the perfect spa getaway destination. The Oberwaid Kurhotel & Privatklinik offers not only an exquisite spa, restaurant and staff, but also a comforting ambiance inside and out. Here are just a few reasons we love this property and some ideas on what to do in the area:

The Hotel

Enter into an oasis of peace and relaxation just one hour from Zurich. Many of us are looking to escape the city for a weekend getaway and St. Gallen rarely comes to mind; however, our eyes have been opened to a city filled with beautiful architecture, culture…and this fabulous spa hotel. Rich in history, the Oberwaid originated as a Kurhaus in 1845 under the direction of natural healer and pharmacist Dr. Theodor Hahn, and managed by the Baldegger sisters from 1931-2008. Eventually the old buildings were demolished and replaced with this very modern, bright and spacious building complete with 140 well-appointed rooms, welcoming lobby, gastronomic restaurant, game room, luxury hammam and spa. The property also serves as a luxurious private clinic for individuals who prefer to undergo rehabilitation in comfort. The gardens surrounding the property are peaceful and invite you to enjoy one of many suggested nature walks.

The Spa

Whether you plan to visit alone, with a partner, or a girl’s weekend spa getaway…Every last detail of the Tau Spa & Gym have been considered. This spa offers you the perfect opportunity to reacquaint yourself with the tranquility of life. Looking for an experience beyond the beautifully appointed Hamam and 7 individual treatment rooms…such as a romantic spa suite for two? Reserve the private Tau Spa Suite complete with steam, sauna, rainfall shower, private whirlpool tub and side-by-side massage tables. At first, you will wonder how you will spend 3 hours together, then before you know it, the time passes quickly and you both leave feeling refreshed after great conversation while relaxing in each zone together. Alternatively, to enjoy a complete Hamam experince, we recommend at least 2 hours plus a treatment to leave your skin feeling silky soft and incredibly revitalized.

The Restaurant

Tantalize your palate in Restaurant Seeblick where the quality of the food and the staff intertwine to ensure a memorable dining experience. Specializing in the fine art of combining ingredients that contain healing effects with excellent quality nutrition, the SMART cuisine menu is well thought out and perfectly presented. When you have the opportunity to dine there, do be sure to say hello to Valon the Restaurant Manager from us…also, the Curry Soup and Eden Shrimp are a beautiful combination. Furthermore, the wine list is impressive and we were addicted to the Stäger Riesling Silvaner RxS.

The Meeting Space


For anyone looking for a memorable meeting location near Zurich for a seminar or team building workshops, the Oberwaid is an ideal destination. Seminar rooms such as the Baldegg or Guggeien are bright and filled with creative energy, an impressive selection of refreshment offerings and many creative seating options to ensure a successful event. We would not normally recommend a meeting destination outside of Zurich; however, this property is very special and could help ensure a successful event to accomplish your internal goals.

The Surroundings


You are in St. Gallen, the land of traditional Swiss pastures, textile museums and the Abbey of St. Gall, a UNESCO World Heritage site. For a local bite, visit Metzgeri Gemperli, a casual local hotspot for a good (the best!) St. Galler Bratwurst. For the adventurous, walk the edge and conquer the Schwägalp-Säntis mountain hike (they say the difficulty is medium, but this hike is not for the faint-hearted). Few people know that St. Gallen is famous for their textile industry and a visit to the Textilmuseum is not to be missed.

Zuri Girl Tip: While this property is a lovely destination for couples, we also highly recommend it as a girlfriend getaway. The Private Spa Suite allows up to 4 people in it and you can have lunch catered in. Call up 3 friends and plan your weekend escape!

Oberwaid Kurhotel & Privatklinik
Rorschacherstrasse 311, 9016 St. Gallen (map)
Website . Tel: +41 71 282 00 00


Girlfriend Guide received an invitation to experience the Oberwaid Kurhotel & Privateklinik in exchange for this honest review about the property…and we can highly recommend it! Enjoy ladies!