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“Rolling out in the Rolls...”

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Badrutt's Palace Hotel
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in St. Moritz
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“Rolling out in the Rolls...”
Reviewed 5 May 2013

Okay, I confess: I did not stay here. BUT I have good things to report: The Clarins facial I had in the spa (aestheticians room overlooked the lake!). is still my gold standard and has not been surpassed.
So, let me explain the title: Running Very late to meet my group at the St. Moritz Bahnhof-train station - I threw myself upon the mercy of the hotel's chauffeur-and the super-regal Rolls Royce which the hotel has at your disposal, at least during the time of my visit.
Barely making it in time, we arrived to a bunch of my friends-fellow skiers- craning their necks to see who was alighting from the massive mobile, handed out by the liveried chauffeur. Yup, little role me!
To this day, I still here myself referred to as the Majesty of St. Moritz, a funny, unforgettable tale and title, a tribute to a one of a kind experience at a one of a kind hotel, with this kind of service at one's disposal. BTW, is the Rolls still there for patrons?

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

My American friends said it was " awesome" and I agree 100% - Its my second visit here and make sure to get a lake view room with a balcony ( a few francs extra but well worth it) The food in every restaurant in the hotel is wonderful, the service world-class. and the faults ? ....... NOTHING. From the moment you arrive in the Phantom from the station to the moment you depart, its a total experience.

I look forward to visiting agin in June.

Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 April 2013

we stayed a full week in this nice property, the hotel looks like a castle very well located near the slopes and within the village
amazing spa with large pool, staff is looking after you, good breakfast and comfortable rooms
we were upgraded to superior room so good value for money and ski pass are included
staff was mainly italian though very professional there could be a bit more diversity in nationalities of the employees
overall a very pleasant stay

Room Tip: all rooms have nice views
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 April 2013

Service was always wonderful in this most glamorous of alpine resort hotels. But after a century the Palace was starting to show its age. So we were happy to discover that a subtle restoration has taken place. All the original character remains - along with the lovely staff - but it no longer feels dated. Now it truly lives up to its chic guest list and is more fun than ever. The Kings Club was jumping when we stayed just before Christmas and the food in the main restaurant much more adventurous. Happily they have done nothing to the Renaissance Bar, surely the most convivial in St Moritz, and certainly the place to spot real celebs off duty. We have been coming for years and I don't think the Palace has ever been better. Grand, yes. Snooty, no.

Room Tip: Worth paying the premium for the lake view which is sublime
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 April 2013

Badrutts palace is a luxurious hotel that beams with a decorative richness and a tangible sense of elite history. Traditional but yet still up to speed with levels of quality and service of the best hotels in the world its not surprising to learn that this place has an indelible reputation as one of Switzerland’s top hotels. Warm smiles, classically uniformed doormen and personal butlers greet its guests at the door.
The spa is first rate, with outdoor infinity pool a serene treat overlooking the magnificent local landscape and treatments to die for. It boasts its own ski school with personable and professional instructors, restaurants that offer cuisine beyond imagination in terms of what they are capable of creating and an infamous bar where youll find the world's elite out to party. Yet what is most impressive is that all of this is pulled off without any real sense of pretension. Everything here comes with genuine and personalised service that is the signature of Badrutts. A truly memorable stay. I was lucky enough to spend my birthday here and celebrated with a day I'll never forget; palace shaped birthday cake to boot! 'Palace' is definitely the operative word here. A bucket list kind of stay.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

As one of the world's best hotels, one would expect great things from Badrutt's Palace - but it still manages to impress, surprise and enchant.
The location is jaw-droppingly beautiful, overlooking the mountains and lake - which, in winter, fulful every tourist's vision of a Christmas card. And despite the wilderness views, it sits right in the centre of St Moritz - among the kind of high-end designer stores you'd usually expect to find in Paris, Rome or London's Bond Street.
Visitors come for luxury - and that started, for me, at the railway station, where I was picked up in a gleaming Rolls Royce. The sense of quality and exceptional service continued at every level - from the cheerful concierge staff to the the waiters, management and even to the ski hire shop, where the staff were more than patient with this particularly demanding skier! And, knowing there is nothing worse than being kept waiting, I was delighted to see how quick and efficient they were. Only top of the range ski equipment too.
A highpoint is the food - with even the simplest dish given a luxurious spin (a room service breakfast dish of eggs Benedict came topped with generous truffle shavings). The deserts were out of this world (the only problem being that they looked so good, it seemed a crime to eat them).
Guests pay for style, comfort and luxury, and get it in abundance. But what was surprising for me, was how friendly and un-stuffy the hotel was. This 'grande dame' of the Swiss Alps is a cheerful and welcoming place. The smart Italian-speaking door staff and porters were always ready with a smile and a joke, as were the incredibly enthusiastic chefs and wine cellar manager.
There is a deep sense of pride at Badrutt's Palace - everyone seems happy to be a part of this historic hotel, and, while the hotel has its fair share of rich and famous guests, it is in no way intimidating.
Price wise, it is not for all budgets, but it is very good value for a treat. And there are some surprising out-of-season deals which make it far better value than many faceless corporate hotels.
I'll never forget my few days spent here. And I am sure that is also true for the other guests - which is why so many of them return.
Certainly the best hotel I have stayed in, anywhere, I can't wait to go back. If you go, expect to enjoy the travel highlight of your life.

Room Tip: For the ultimate treat, go for a suite with a view. You won't want to leave.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Great place to stay even in the Summer time. Peaceful area. Best view. Great pool and spa. Gourmet cuisine. All these facts together with the history of the palace makes a stay more like travell in the world of splendour. And by the way - restaurant Chesa Veglia that also belongs to the hotel - is the best I've been in Switzerland.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Badrutt's Palace Hotel
Address: Serlas, Via 27, St. Moritz 7500, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Graubunden > Engadin St. Moritz > St. Moritz
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in St. Moritz
#2 Spa Hotel in St. Moritz
#2 Luxury Hotel in St. Moritz
#3 Business Hotel in St. Moritz
#5 Romantic Hotel in St. Moritz
#9 Family Hotel in St. Moritz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Badrutt's Palace Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Badrutt's Palace Hotel has and always will be remembered for its comforts of the highest degree. It offers 157 elegantly appointed guest rooms including 37 suites and junior suites, as well as seven restaurants and three bars. Every guest is made to feel like a V.I.P. when they are picked up from the station in the hotel's own Rolls Royce and driven to the traditional Grand Hotel where they are waited on in their suite by their own personal butler. Access to Palace Wellness with fitness centre, sauna, steam rooms plus indoor and outdoor pools offers guests additional relaxation after a day's skiing, while the ice skating rink and entry to the legendary King's Club nightclub provide exclusive entertainment. All included in the price of the room, on top of the "Ski Pass Inclusive" (as of two nights or more) - are the refreshment bar, WiFi internet access, movie channels and a media library. ... more   less 
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