Carlton Hotel St Moritz
What We Love
- Spending a day on the slope with ski pros like Marc Girardelli and Daniel Mahrer
- Gazing down at the frozen lake from the steaming outdoor pool
- The “outdoor” butler, who can lead you to secret spots in the Engadine
- Sipping afternoon tea in the lobby to the sounds of live music
What To Know
- The hotel is open only in the winter
- The fitness center is small, but you’ll probably be getting most of your exercise on the mountain
- The onsite restaurants are worth it, but expensive
- It’s not a ski-in, ski-out resort
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
A destination for the international jet set, the Carlton is perfectly positioned facing the Swiss Alps, and it makes the most of its setting by giving each of the suites a view. A renovation in 2007 was headed by designer Carlo Rampazzi, whose warm interiors now feature patterned fabrics and leather armchairs and a light touch in the suites, where rose, peach, or cream walls are brightened by the enormous amount of natural light coming from the windows. Certain suites feature reproductions of paintings by Chagall and Kandinsky (rumor has it the Kandinsky paintings are authentic). While the Carlton is one of the priciest resorts in the area, it adds value with indulgent touches like lip balm and après-ski facial oil, airport pickup in a Bentley, and an expansive spa with several heated pools (ideal for relaxed those sore muscles post-skiing). Of the hotel’s two restaurants, one—Da Vittorio—has a Michelin star.
In the Area
The hotel offers a range of high-end activities that guests can sample, like lessons in snowkiting, a sport in which a person on skis or a snowboard is pulled along the snow by a giant kite. There’s also hurtling along the ice in a “bob taxi”—a professionally driven bobsled, which looks like a kayak on blades. Outside the hotel, the town offers plenty of attractions that don’t involve special outfits or equipment. Less than half a mile away is the prestigious Vito Schnabel Gallery, which opened 2015 and hosts exhibitions by art world names like Laurie Anderson, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel. Slightly further on is the Segantini Museum, home to the largest collection of work by Giovanni Segantini, a local artist who revived the Alpine painting tradition. A short walk from the hotel, La Stalla, a rustic chic restaurant serving up hearty Swiss classics like veal schnitzel and fondue along with a fabulous wine list, is the perfect place for an après-ski feast.
How to Get There
The service was impeccable from the transfer from the train station to the moment we left. The atmosphere is very tranquil and luxurious without being pretentious. Our room was gorgeous & spacious with beautiful views. The do’s was relaxing & we found the food to be tasty as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
We arrived by train from Zurich. The hotel is a 5 minute ride from the St. Moritz train station. The staff was extremely helpful. Rooms were ready, clean and quiet. Food and service was excellent. We travel all over the world to many 5 star resorts. This is a very nice 5 star resort close to the ski areas
This hotel is much more than just staying overnight in luxury hotel. When you have decided to travel to St Moritz you already have high expectations and when staying in five star hotel those expectations will be even higher. Writing review for this hotel it is not about listing how well some luxury service is managed to do in superior level. That’s standard for this hotel and it’s hospitality professionals. This hotel goes beyond expectations.
The Devil is in the details. Whole experience is all about small tiny things form the first fragrance when you enter to lobby, welcome look of the front office manager, sound of historic wooden floor in 2nd level, quick and flexible room service, clean bathroom joints in floor tiles, mint savor mountain spring water in pool’s, latest model of electronic switches for lighting, super fast free WIFI, taste of fresh fruits and respectful and personal service from the staff. This is what real 5 star hotel is all about.
For me personally tip of the excellency ice berg was when talking with limousine driver and he was proud of his hotel as a work place and specially praised his co-workers and management. This is the base and path for perfect customer experience. This tells me as a customer that I am in good hands and I do not have to worry about my expectations any more. Those will be fulfilled for sure.
My personal thanks to whole Carlton staff and management for our immemorial weekend at hotel Carlton, St Moritz magic winter wonderland.