Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvedere
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes buffet breakfast
- Most rooms feature a balcony or a terrace looking out at the Swiss Alps
- International fare is served at Restaurant Belvédère and Bistro Voilá
- The indoor pool offers panoramic mountain views
What To Know
- Easy access to year-round mountain pursuits including skiing and hiking
- The hotel is a two-hour drive from Zurich
- Free WiFi
- A city tax of $5 (summer) and $6 (winter) per person will be collected by the hotel at checkout
- Romeo and Julia restaurant is only open during the winter months
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Built in 1875, the Steigenberger Grandhotel Belvédère Davos is an elegant five-star retreat with stunning views of the Swiss Alps. Located in Davos Platz, the hotel combines Old World charm and luxe perks, and provides a handy base for mountain pursuits year-round. The spacious rooms start at 240 square feet, and most come with a balcony with alpine views. The bathrooms feature bathrobes and sleek black countertops. Wining and dining options include Restaurant Belvédère for fancy French fare and specialties from the surrounding Graubünden region, Romeo & Julia (closed in the summer months) for classic Swiss dishes in a rustic setting, Bistro Voilà for light bites on the sun terrace, and the Carigiet bar, an intimate drinking den with live piano music. After a day of navigating the slopes, hiking the summer trails or sealing a business deal (Davos plays host to the World Economic Forum every January), head to the wellness center to kick back in the Finnish sauna or take a dip in the heated pool, which has panoramic views of the Alps.
In the Area
At 5,120 feet Davos is Europe’s highest city and is a popular year-round escape for its vast array of alpine pursuits. In winter 54 ski lifts connect a huge network of slopes and cross-country trails, and in summer cable cars provide access to four hiking areas. Davos Lake has a swimming area and a sailing and surfing center. The Alpinum Schatzalp is a five-acre botanical garden that is home to high-altitude flowers from the Pyrenees, New Zealand, China, Nepal and Tibet. For an art fix head to the Kirchner Museum to see works by the German impressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. Refresh with a brew at the Bier Vision Monstein, Europe’s highest brewery. Davos is a two-hour drive from Zurich and is the starting point of the Glacier Express, a scenic railway route that cuts through the Swiss Alps.
How to Get There
This must be the best hotel experience so far for me, and I have stayed at many. This five star hotel deserves six stars. I cane in an exhausted state and left after three rejuvinated. The room was very comfortable, adequate, the pool area so relaxing, the dining area very relaxing and the service so friendly and adequate. June might be low season but the price was surprisingly low. I can really recommend it.
A well established and extremel well run historic hotel which has managed to preserve some of the historic ambience and warmth. Many of the rooms have been renovated. The service is superb. The dining room presents many signature dishes with outstanding flavour. Breakfast is a real feast with many egg dishes made to order.
Somewhat short on gym facilities but has a huge swimming pool. A jewel to be sampled.
The old world charm of the hotel recalls a bygone. The service is impeccable. We particularly enjoyed the modern well equipped wellness centre. The staff were wiilling to accommodate every little request. The fondue at their Romeo und Julia was also enjoyable.
Perfect stay again. I've been returning for some years and it's always such a pleasure staying in this hotel that combines old fashioned charm and politeness with contemporary comfort and efficiency. My room was extremely quiet and the hotel as a whole is calm and relaxing. The single rooms face the back of the building so for mountain views be sure to book a double room. The staff at the reception is helpful and the service feels warm and personal. I'll definitely keep on returning.
We stayed at the Belvedere in late February on our tour through Switzerland and it was amazing. The friendliness of the staff, the food (breakfast and dinner), the facilities (very nice SPA) and not to forget the room (spacious, clean and a beautiful view). We`ll be back in the summer...