What We Love
- Heated lockers at the onsite Ski Center
- The Teddy Club, a children’s-only restaurant, serves kid-friendly dishes named after Disney characters
- Traditional raclette and fondue at the onsite Swiss restaurant, Stube
- Its very own skating rink
What To Know
- After 7 p.m., men are required to wear jackets and ties in the lobby and Grand Restaurant
- The iconic Russian ballet dancer, Nijinsky, gave his very last performance here
- There is a ski school onsite
- The resort’s clay tennis courts offer unobstructed Lake Champfer views
When this legendary St. Moritz haunt emerged from a multi-million dollar facelift in 2017, a reverence for its mid-century beginnings—reclaimed parquet flooring, handcrafted rugs, rich wood paneling, embroidered cushions—became abundantly clear. The newfound elegance at this cosmopolitan snowcapped oasis, which is still owned by the fourth generation of founder Anton Bon’s family, is sophisticated and understated: layouts in all 181 guest rooms were refigured to maximize views of the surrounding woodlands and mountains. Other thoughtful touches are additional reminders of the property’s old-world loyalties. A sign across from the concierge desk displays daily menus for the resort’s restaurants, for example, while a gentle live piano serenades guests in the hotel’s lobby, which serves up a proper English tea spread complete with house-baked scones and lemon curd. That being said, you don’t have to look far for up-to-the-minute embellishments: Prada uniforms, worn by the ace instructors at the acclaimed ski school, and the fully kitted out ski shop, are undeniably modern.
In the Area
With its private ski lift, this hotel, perched nearly 6,000 feet above sea level, offers seamless access to the Engadine Valley’s cross-country ski trails, winter walking paths, and world-class piste. Though you’ll find very little residual pomp from St. Moritz here, the resort town’s glamorous heart, reachable by a free shuttle bus, is just a mile away. In addition to its slew of outdoor activities, the Valley holds an epic horse racing event and a snow golf tournament. Up the ante on your adventures by renting the hotel’s newest amenity, a forest-green Tesla, which all hotel guests have access to.
How to Get There
Simply one of the very best hotels I’ve stayed in anywhere in the world including extraordinary palaces in Asia. Great food, attentive friendly service everywhere, beautiful rooms and great facilities.
Epitomizes the very best of Swiss hôtellerie.
We stayed one day less then we had reserved, and management was totally flexible as we had reserved directly and not through Internet intermediaries.
We will be back off season as I’m not sure I can afford winter rates!
We, a family of four adults (two couples), have just returned from a week long stay at Suvretta House. We cannot rate our experience highly enough.
The Hotel and Location
the hotel is impressive and imposing. The interior is traditional without being dated and luxurious without feeling stuffy. The hotel is perfectly located in the midst of the awe inspiring Engadine landscape. St. Moritz is a leisurely 40 minute walk away. Alternatively, guests have access to a free 10 minute shuttle to and from the town-centre. The location was an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding areas. We would recommend it over a location within St. Moritz itself.
From the moment we arrived, until our departure, we were made to feel welcome by all of the hotel staff. The hotel directors Peter and Esther, were particularly hospitable, remembering our family name and making conversation with us. The welcome cocktail, hosted by the directors was a lovely start to our stay. The concierge were also so very helpful and knowledgable, providing us with advice on hiking and mountain biking routes. The restaurant staff were as attentive as we have experienced in some top Michelin restaurants. The service really was first class.
We stayed in two inter-connected superior mountain view rooms. These rooms included the provision of fresh fruit and sparkling water each day and this was a lovely touch. The rooms were spacious and practical, with plenty of space (and hangers) for all of our clothes. The Nespresso machine was a wonderful treat and we thoroughly enjoyed our room-brewed coffee. The bathrooms contained Asprey shampoo, conditioner and body lotion as well as a well-powered hair dryer. Each guest had use of a bath robe and slippers during their stay. The rooms were made-up and turned-down by the housekeeping staff each morning and evening. The cleanliness of the room (and hotel as a whole) could not be faulted.
We opted for half-board and did not regret his. The buffet breakfast was plentiful, with endless options of cereal, granola and muesli. There was a good choice of fresh fruit and yoghurt, as well as the continental staple of cooked meats and cheese. There was a selection of hot food on offer, including perfectly cooked scrambled eggs. Particular compliment should be given to the bountiful supply of fresh baked bread and pastries on offer. Traditional and health-boosting fresh juices were available and fresh tea and coffee provided by the obliging staff. Breakfast was served in the Suvretta Stube and we would recommend sitting outside if the weather permits as the views were to die for.
Dinner was served in the Grand Restaurant from 7.30pm onwards. The restaurant lived up to its name with elaborate wood panelling, dim and romantic lighting and silver service. There was a dress code for men (jackets and ties) but we considered this a nice touch and one in keeping with the tradition and splendour of the dining experience. The dinner menus were available to view earlier in the day and we were invariably left salivating upon its perusal. The 5 course meal included a starter, soup, juice, main and dessert. There was plenty of choice, including vegetarian and vegan options. The restaurant staff were also happy to accommodate any dietary requirements by altering the menu accordingly. The quality of the ingredients and the execution of the dishes was first-class. During our time, we enjoyed ingredients including caviar, smoked salmon, turbot and beef fillet. The half-board option represented fantastic value for money and it certainly enhanced our overall experience.
Free Amenities and Leisure
The in-room and out of room amenities were ample. The hotel’s high-speed WIFI was reliable in the lower two floors.
There were plenty of free leisure activities to keep us entertained, including use of three tennis courts, a badminton court, two boccia lanes, a table tennis table and a games room. There is an indoor pool table, although use of this is not free. While we were a little disappointed to be charged for this, we understand why this may be necessary at busy times.
The swimming pool, outdoor whirpool and fitness centre were open from 7am until 8pm. The views from the swimming pool and whirlpool were magnificent. The sauna facilities were open from 12pm to 7.30pm. There was a large changing area, including individual showers and fresh towels were readily available. The leisure facilities were modern, well-maintained and spotlessly clean. There was a relaxation area overlooking the pool, which was well-stocked with tea, water and some small snacks.
Guests have free use of mountain bikes and e-bikes during their stay and we took advantage of this. Unfortunately we were limited to the use of one e-bike due to the other being out of action. Free use of the bikes was a lovely touch and riding together through the Engadine was one of our highlights.
We made full use of the resort lifts to navigate the Upper Engadine. Use of these lifts and the public transportation network was included in the price of our stay.
During the summer months, Suvretta House runs its ‘Fit and Fun’ programme. This offers guests access to free leisure and sports activities including golf and tennis tuition, guided hikes, gliding, sailing and the Suvretta picnic. We took advantage of a free tennis lesson and thoroughly enjoyed this. We also attended at the picnic, where we were once again treated to great food and wine. The picnic was also a great opportunity to meet and get to know other guests.
We were bowled over by our stay at Suvretta House. It thoroughly deserves its five star status and we returned home feeling relaxed, pampered and excited to return to our new favourite place in 2019.
stayed in a front luxury room. facing lake of St. Moritz. room was recently refurbished (2016). hotel fulfils highest standards.
restaurant was for a 5 star hotel imply bad. The served twice the wrong food - we ordered a vegetarian sandwich. first it came with bacon, the second time with chicken. Same happened when ordering in-room dining. even explicitly asked for a beef burger without cheese, the put cheese in it. Not the best when you can't digest cheese. hotel director was concerned about the mistakes - at least they try to get things done in a better way.
we will give them a second chance - the hotel itself, concierge service, inside pool, location overseeing the lake are simply top.
As part of a birthday celebration we have stayed at the Suvretta House. The overall experience was just outstanding. Suvretta House makes you feel welcomed and pampered from the very minute you walk into the lobby and the staff is so friendly and professional - never seen alike in Switzerland!
I am just returning from some family holidays ( 3 generations present) at the Suvretta House in St Moritz. There is no better mountain hotel in the world ( I also love the Park Hyatt is Shanghai but more difficult to breathe some fresh air there...)
The Suvretta is a monument..We had a perfect time there . Absolutely perfect, attentive and friendly service. A place to go at least once in a life time. The best of the 20 th century revisited in the 21 st century.
The al fresco breakfast in the morning with the amazing view on the lakes up to Sills Maria is a privilege
A special mention to the delicious food at the Grand Restaurant. Worth at least one Michelin star.