Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
What We Love
- A nine-hole golf course (one of the oldest and highest in the area) is a two-minute walk from the property
- The Miles Davis Lounge, a tony cigar bar with floor-to-ceiling windows
- The hotel’s new pop-up restaurant, which has hosted star chefs like Daniel Humm and Mauro Colagreco
- Panoramic Alps views from the spa
What To Know
- A “Very Important Kids” program allows pint-size guests luxuries like 24/7 hot chocolate delivery and baking lessons at the hotel’s pizzeria
- Deluxe Rooms were most recently refreshed
- The hotel’s extra indulgent private spa suite offers a bio sauna, steam bath, and Jacuzzi
- Switzerland’s first electric light switch was used here in 1879
French interior design whiz Pierre-Yves Rochon, who has lent his Midas touch to many a Four Seasons and Peninsula property, was tapped for the transformation of this St. Moritz mainstay. In addition to brightening the 172 guest rooms with a luxurious sky blue palette, he introduced noise-dampening floors, bathrooms freshly tiled in natural black stone, and ceilings paneled in stone pine wood that recall the hotel’s forest surrounds (studies have shown the squeaky-clean pine scent helps lower heart rates and enhances sleep quality). The result is a harmonious mix of opulence and comfort—incidentally, the ethos of this historic Alpine sanctuary. There are additional soothing flourishes everywhere: the indoor spa pool is equipped with an underwater music system, a consistently refreshed supply of Nespresso pods appears almost magically in your room, and there’s an extensive pillow menu. Even the palatial lobby, whose columns, furniture, and walls are swaddled in fine fabrics, seems like an additional turf for you to relax in—something you’ll happily welcome after a day of skating (there are two enormous rinks onsite), sledding, or toting your skis around nearby Corviglia.
In the Area
Though the property is a two-hour drive from Zurich, for a more scenic journey, take the three-hour train ride from Zurich’s Kloten Airport (which passes a marvelous mix of gorges and storybook-worthy alpine villages) to St. Moritz and hop on the hotel’s complimentary limousine shuttle. In the winter, highlights include bobsledding on the iconic Cresta Run (a natural ice skeleton racing toboggan track) and illuminated night trails for avid skiers, while the warmer months promise kiting, surfing, and sailing on nearby Lake Silvaplana. If you’re craving something more slow-paced, opt for a horse-drawn carriage ride—an especially alluring way to take in the surrounding peaks.
How to Get There
This hotel is olde world luxury, grand high ceilings and elegantly dressed staff. You feel like you have stepped back in time the minute you walk through the entrance. Rooms are spacious and have huge windows to allow the famous year-round St Moritz sun. The spa facilities and fitness centres are contrastingly modern and exceptionally well-maintained with knowledgeable staff.
Kulm Hotel itself is in a beautiful location in easy location of the central shopping district and a short vigorous walk down to the picturesque Lake St Moritz.
Breakfast is served in the elegant Grand Restaurant - an extensive range of fruits, pastries, cold cuts, yoghurts and Swiss bircher muesli, hot items and even honeycomb! A memorable experience and I look forward to revisiting perhaps in winter next time.
Perfect hotel in amazing place! competent staff, wonderful spa, lake and Mountain View, good breakfast! you can travel on the neighbor lakes, it’s very beautiful! we liked renovating rooms and hope come back again.
Some time ago I decided to make an intelligent search for the most... the best... the greatest hotels in the areas that I love best, with the purpose to spend my life, on vacation, during my mature years. By this I mean having a Refined, Peaceful and Safe place that will be an important part of my life for the years to come. And Kulm Hotel has proved to be just that. For many reasons. For the moment you arrive, you seem to belong to this heaven, this Palace where every corner is an occasion to feast your eyes. Thanks for upgrading me to a spacious room, lake view, that seemed to be similar to those fit for Kings and Queens of the Renaissance in Europe. Regal was the breakfast, with first quality foods; all the people of the staff have been so dear in serving and I gradually got to know some waiters with whom it was a pleasure to have some chats as you would do with real, trusted long time friends; some of them were even so kind to bring me the coffee the way I love it and at the right time during breakfast - just as I do at home; plus the fact that several of them come from my country, Italy. It was nice, in the evening, when the lady who resets the room, Ms Giovanna, came along, asking if I needed something and chatting with me. Finally, all the staff at the Concierge and Reception helped gracefully. On the day of the departure, the lady of the reception called a taxi in no time, to take me to the station, from where I blew an "I'll come back, Kulm!"