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“I will never forget my stay here - absolutely incredible!”
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Hotel Allegra
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Pontresina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 March 2012

I stayed here for 5 nights over Christmas with my partner, and I was sad to leave. I absolutely loved my stay there, for many reasons. Hotel Allegra was located in the centre of this small village, many restaurants and shops were within a couple minutes walk, the slopes were behind the hotel itself!

The rooms were amazing - snow-capped mountains in view of our window, straight out of a postcard. The beds were very comfortable, the bathrooms were spacious, the floors were heated throughout the room. I was very surprised when I found out that the hotel had been open for 12 years because the rooms looked brand new, immaculate. They were obviously very well maintained. Perhaps one of the nicest touches was a plate of cookies and cakes and a card to greet us upon arrival, and one of the days we got a nicely wrapped plate of cookies again (maybe because it was Christmas).

The buffet breakfast is the best and most extensive I have ever seen. A large variety of freshly baked bread, with knives for you to slice what you wanted. Scrambled, soft and hard boiled eggs to order, Swiss sausages, pancakes, cold cuts of meat, cheeses, even smoked salmon! Lots of cereals, yogurts, fruits, and probably every spread you can think of. Beverages included tea, coffee, variety of juices, still and sparkling water...

The staff here were incredible, the reception staff were always very helpful to us and spoke fantastic English. They were kind enough to help us with organizing ski lessons over the phone since we only speak English. But I will never forget the managers, Daniel and Barbara. They were incredibly friendly, and what I love most was that they were both very involved - Daniel would be in the kitchen every morning, doing a lot of the cooking himself! He also picked us up and dropped us off at the train station which was very nice.

Included with this hotel was use of the spa which was joined to the hotel. Perhaps the best feature of this was their outdoor swimming pool. Yes, OUTDOOR swimming pool even though it was probably -5 degrees outside! It is probably one of the most amazing experiences I have had - swimming in a pool heated to a lovely 38 degrees whilst the air is crisp and it's actually snowing on your head whilst you're bathing in the beautifully heated water. Not to mention the panorama of the Swiss alps.

In summary, the hotel is fantastically designed and well maintained, and everything you would expect for a 4 star. The best part about it though, was the warm, friendly and home-style service. I would stay here again in a heart beat.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

The Hotel Allegra, in the lovely town of Pontresina, Switzerland, combines a great hotel design aesthetic with fantastic service and the home-spun feel of a B&B. The food at the breakfast brunch was superb. We still talk about what a great place it was, many moons after our trip there. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

This was our 4th visit to Pontresina and to Hotel Allegra. This hotel is always our first choice. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. The rooms are always clean and spacious. We enjoy the generous breakfast selections while looking out on the Swiss Alps. We always use their laundry facilities and find it very convenient. As well, we always take advantage of the 'transportation card' and take the ski lift up to the mountain at least twice when we visit (this is located behind the hotel). We have no complaints at all. We plan on returning next year!

Room Tip: Ask for a view of the Swiss Alps (front side of the building)...it is spectacular.
  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Our stay at Allegra was 100% enjoyable. The hotel is located at the center of Pontresina, which is good in the evening, when it's time to find a restaurant for dinner (only breakfast is available in Allegra). Everything is a walking distance from the hotel. Our room was spacious, clear, very clean, comfortable, with beautiful wooden floor and modern decoration. Quiet too. The breakfast was great: a selection of many types of bread, cereals, fruits, jams, honeys, eggs, etc. Easy to tank up energy before a long hiking day. Staff was friendly and helpful. Included in the hotel fee were two passes for the Engadin public transportation system, including ski lifts: we were able to leave our car parked for our entire stay, which was relaxing.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 April 2010

Allegra was excellent. The breakfast had so many breads (whole wheat croissants, sunflower bread, etc), fruits, cereals, the best coffees. There was a homey bar in the lobby where you can enjoy a Bernina beer with the interesting top. The rooms are nice with views of the alps. The outdoor warm pool has a great view and there is a spot that goes around and around like a lazy river. There is also an optional spa. We stayed 5 nights while my friends skiied the Endagin cross country ski marathon. Pontresina is a nice spot for spectators, at it is the finish of the half marathon, and the others you can see ski through. This is a friendly, smaller, town compared with St. Moritz. Both are awesome destinations for cross country or downhill skiing. The train is convenient to get to the sledding of Preda-Bergun. The champagne fondue at THE TEA HOUSE is a must!Then buy some chocolate to take home at chocolate shop http://www.gianottis.ch/ I would recommend Pontresina for those interested in hiking or skiing around a beautiful town in the swiss alps. You can rent the hotel's laptop computer and bring to your room, too.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 October 2008

We were very impressed with this hotel. The staff are incredibly helpful, and the breakfast (included in the rate) was the best I've seen in a Swiss hotel (and that's saying a lot!). We used the washing machine and the free area transportation card. The room was a nice size, very modern and, of course, immaculate.

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 July 2008

Stayed at the Allegra for 3 nights in July 2008. It was a wonderful hotel right in the centre of Pontresina and very close to the cable car with the added benefit of an underground secure car parking area for our motorbike. (no extra charge).
The staff were very friendly and helpful, as we arrived in a quiet period we were given one of the superior rooms with panoramic windows on the 4th floor for the same price as the cheapest rooms. The room was well equipped with safe, lcd tv, hairdryer and nice toiletries as well as large comfortable beds and the room we had was very spacious with glorious views out over the mountains.
It is a garni hotel so breakfast only - which was fantastic, the best choice in continental breakfast we have ever had, fresh fruit, at least 8 different kinds of bread, cereal, nuts, seeds, cakes, numerous flavours of yoghurt , cheeses, meats - you name it .
Breakfast only was not a problem as there are numerous restaurants very close by.
One of our favourite places to eat was the cafe puntschella just a couple of minutes away which did fab cakes as well as excellent main meals and was open until 8pm.
Another bonus of this hotel is it has a guest laundry with washing machine and tumbler, very useful when touring on a bike and a lot cheaper than using a laundry service. It also had a drying room for wet gear.
All in all I could not fault this hotel and would definitely recommend it to others.
Forgot to mention it also has wi-fi, at a cost of course but very useful.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Hotel Allegra

Address: Via Maistra 171 | 7504 Pontresina, Pontresina 7504, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Graubunden > Engadin St. Moritz > Pontresina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Pontresina
#3 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Pontresina
#3 Family Hotel in Pontresina
#3 Romantic Hotel in Pontresina
#3 Spa Hotel in Pontresina
Price Range: £134 - £227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Allegra 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Das unkomplizierte & herzliche 3***Hotel ALLEGRA wurde im Juli 2000 eroffnet und liegt zentral in Pontresina. 54 Grosszugige und moderne Doppelzimmer mit 24m2 zum Rosegtal, Zimmer mit 21m2 + 30m2 zur Bergseite Languard, Familienzimmer und Familieneinheiten. Eingerichtet mit Sitzecke, Sat-TV mit Radio/Wecker, Wlan-Zugang, Safe, Badezimmer mit Wanne/Duschmoglichkeit, Fohn. 4 Zimmer sind speziell fur Gaste mit Gehbehinderungen und Rollstuhlfahrer. Ein grosszugiges Fruhstucksbuffet mit regionaler Produktevielfalt ladt ein zum Genuss nach Herzenslust, ganztagig geoffnete Hotelbar & Lounge, ein direkter Bademantel-Zugang zur Pontresiner Badelandschaft & Spa Bellavita sowie Skiraum, Schuhraum, Shuttle-Service, Parkplatze, Garage runden das attraktive Angebot ab. Specials: Ab 2 Ubernachtungen: im Sommer OV (Zug & Bus im Oberengadin) sowie freie Benutzung aller Bergbahnen inbegriffen, im Winter OV inklusive und Skipass CHF 35.00 Pro Tag. Fragen Sie nach Pauschalangeboten ... more   less 
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