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“you will enjoy breakfast”
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Hotel Bernina 1865
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Samedan
Certificate of Excellence
Brussels, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“you will enjoy breakfast”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

only for the breakfast location, you should book this hotel! The breakfast "ballroom" will make you start off your day in a very pleasant way. The breakfast itself is also very good. The personel seems to get happy themselves from the location. enjoy!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Raanana
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We stayed there for 2 nights in mid April. Front desk: eager to assist. Room: large, clean, with panoramic view, jacuzzi. Parking places. Good rates. Rich breakfast with large and panoramic views. Luca the waiter was eager to satisfy any request. In short: Highly recommended, while in St. Moritz area.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

Samedan is literally a town out of a fantasy movie.
The bernina is a splendid hotel with breathtaking panoramic views. easily one of the most beautiful I have ever been in. The gentleman at the desk was amazing. He not only held the room I had requested in my reservation, but upgraded me to a magnificent honeymoon suite with a jacuzzi and a large balcony facing the snow capped mountains.
The gentleman called the room periodically to check whether I needed anything or just to remind me about breakfast, which by the way, was plentiful and delicious. It was served in a diningroom that appeared straight out of the classic movie "the sound of music" with Julie Andrews.
The room itself was immaculate. Comfortable. Bathroom jacuzzi was delicious. Warm lighting and nice towels. Really wonderful toiletries as well.
The free wifi was super appreciated.
Room keys are all electronic cards these days. The bernina's room keys are actual real keys. Which was a perfectly rustic touch.
I can't wait to go back to the bernina. I only wish I had never left.

Stayed June 2013
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Kusnacht, Switzerland
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111 reviews
95 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2014

After some confusion with the reservation and the reviews on hotels.com we didn't expect too much. However, we very positively surprised about the warm welcome. We received a nice newly renovated large corner room with balcony. The room was nicely decorated and even offered a jacuzzi what we really enjoyed after skiing. The only negative points were a missing fridge/minibar (in winter you can use the balcony) and the safety box that was not fixed to the wall or the backside of the cupboard.

The breakfast room or hall is very impressive and offers a great view towards the mountains. Also the breakfast was very tasty including a great fruit buffet.

A plus was as well the free of charge parking and the reduced ski pass for CHF 25 a day!

Finally we also have to thank to the procurement officer. He witnessed that an other car crashed into ours, wrote down the number and handed it over to us! This gives also a certain impression about the service and support of the customers.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lisbon, Portugal
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Newley renovated hotel with good location and nice rooms. staff was very friendly and supportive. Extra plus for flexible shuttle service to skiing. Claims to have 3 restaurants but its actually one. Food ok, but not 4 star. Rooms where superhot 25-30degr. Beds nice but very hard. Breakfast ok but not 4 star quality and variety.

All in all good but with a few changes it could be great and better value for money.

Room Tip: Top floor very hot.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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283 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Had a very positive stay at this wonderful old hotel. Hotel feels nearly renovated, and everything that has been done is spot on.

Location

Samedan is 5 km outside St. Moritz, on the main Swiss Train links. It's a pretty quiet location with a limited number of restaurants and other entertainment.

Strengths

Wonderful building and architecture 
Very comfortable bedrooms 
5 minutes walk from Samedan train station (we took the train from Zurich, which is highly recommended) 
Beautiful breakfast in a amazing old ballroom 
Very nice and helpful staff

Non Strengths

Samedan is 10 mins bus/taxi from the nearest ski lift in St Moritz 
Wifi range seemed limited, didn't work in our bedroom 
No evening restaurant in the Hotel, so had to rely on the Samedan alternatives, which are pretty limited and often expensive

Tips

The train journey from Zurich to Samedan is amazing, a spectacular trip through the mountains, I would say an essential part of a trip to this area
Hotel Donatz across the road serves some great Swiss food, recommended

Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Thessaloniki, Greece
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

After a long journey this hotel was the best for relaxing...!!!The room was big and very comfortable!The staff was very helpfull and they treated us like we were their best friends.The sauna was perfect and we could rest on the wooden beds they had with a hot cup of tea!The restaurant made delicious pizza!But the breakfast was amazing in a huge hall!It was like you lived in a small palace!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Bernina 1865
Address: Plazzet 20, Samedan 7503, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Graubunden > Engadin St. Moritz > Samedan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Samedan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bernina 1865 4*
Number of rooms: 53
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