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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
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Overview

The Lowdown

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

Kulm Hotel St. Moritz
Via Veglia 18
St. Moritz, 7500 Switzerland

Reviews

5.0 Excellent 847 Reviews
Another dream stay at the Kulm!
Traveller_in_style1

We very much enjoyed our long weekend (3 nights) in St. Moritz. We stayed in room 160 which has been newly refurbished and it was simply amazing, from the decor to the comfort and the view, with a huge modern bathroom.
The treatments at the spa were very qualitative and we even enjoyed the complimentary morning fitness session with a professional instructor.
The pool area as well as the sauna and steam rooms were a delight.
On the restaurant side, we had a delicious dinner at the Kulm Country Club, followed by a drink or two at the Country Club bar featuring many different gins, which we loved.
Breakfast in the main dining room is always a treat. We spent over an hour there each morning!
Finally, all the staff was so kind, with a special mention to our housekeeper who speaks many different languages and was extremely attentive in making our stay truly special.

Drinks in the lounge with an amazing view
Totravelistolive22

Wonderful cocktails with nibbles in the luxurious lounge. The view of the lake and surrounding mountains was amazing. The service was exceptional and all the staff helpful and attentive. Although expensive it was worth every penny.

The shop window may not always set the best, but you will still be satisfied.
Q5621HQmichals

We planned to stay in St. Moritz for 5 days, however, as we liked the room in which we were staying we have prolonged our stay for another 2 nights.

We had a deluxe newly refurbished double room on the top floor with a balcony with stunning view of the lake and mountains. Every detail has been taken into account during reconstruction, everything was made with utmost precision. We simply loved that room in spite we expected it to be larger. The room was spotless clean. Although the neighboring rooms were occupied we have not heard anything at all. The room was completely soundproofed. At my request, the room was also equipped with a Nespresso machine. I asked for it in advance because I did not see it on the room equipment list.

The concierge deserves great praise, as does the maid's work. They were very attentive, and they remembered my requirements precisely. I am very happy that the communication with the concierge was informal and unconstrained. This made us feel very comfortable. Thank you very much for it!

Unfortunately, a similar warm approach was not felt from the front desk staff. Fortunately, our room was introduced by a very pleasant lady, but the others were quite cold. I apologize for these words, reviews are always very subjective, and however, I would like to share my feelings here. As I have written above I have prolonged our stay for another 2 nights. There was advertised a 2 days package on the Kulm webpages (for quite good price, subject of availability) so I did not hesitate to ask for a discount. I have checked the price offered and I was astonished it was even higher that the regular price offered on Kulm booking portal. When I later consulted the reception, I was offered a discount of 5 CHF. At that moment I didn't know how to react. Would you expect it at a hotel of this level?

As for the breakfast, unfortunately, like in the whole CH, no wide choice and always the same. Well, very good for the Swiss higher standard - counting each cereal, each seed, and all kind of teas :-) the list would probably have about 120, maybe 150 items. Ok, the selection of cheeses was quite decent (including my favorite Gruyère), as were fresh fruits and juices. But to be constructive what I have missed? The regional products (and there are lot of delicious of them!), desserts, wider choice of hot buffet, sweet and savory pastries, roast beef, pastrami, spreads, pâtés, cakes... Otherwise super service. I am aware my review will not change the Kulm breakfast. As I have expected the poorer breakfast it I wasn't disappointed and if so, just a little bit.

It might seem that my rating does not sound very favorable. But this is not the case. The stay was a gift for my mum and she was very satisfied and it contributed also to my satisfaction. And if you asked me if I would visit the Kulm again, my answer would be yes in spite of the fact I would search for an alternative, as well.

During the stay there was a problem with the pressure of cold water in the pipeline, in the morning and evening at certain intervals cold water did not always flow for a minute or two at all. This was repeated every day. Reception was alerted to this fact, the situation always improved during the day, but the problem repeated every morning and evening. I was sorry that this discomfort was not compensated by anything. Often very little is enough for the guest not to perceive such an inconvenience or even to perceive it pleasantly.

At the same time, I was expecting some surprise, a little thing that would make the stay special. Let me put it this way, if I run such a hotel, I would like to offer guests a tea from local mountain herbs as well as a farewell little chocolate as a thank you.

It might seem that my rating does not sound very favorable. But this is not the case. The stay was a gift for my mum and she was very satisfied and it contributed also to my satisfaction. And if you asked me if I would visit the Kulm again, my answer would be yes in spite of the fact I would search for an alternative, as well.