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Badrutt's Palace St. Moritz - Trip Reports and Reviews

Badrutt's Palace St. Moritz - Trip Reports and Reviews

Old Jul 7, 2009, 12:15 pm
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Badrutt's Palace St. Moritz - Trip Reports and Reviews

Stayed at the Badrutt's Palace few days ago and found a very nice hotel, notwithstanding some bad reports here on flyertalk.
The Palace is considered the best hotel in St. Moritz and one of the best in Switzerland, and I fully agree. The most part of the rooms are renovated. During my visit only a partial spa and fitness facilities due to a large multi-year renovation (all the new facilities available from winter 2009).
Upon arrival the bell boy took care of the luggage and parked my car in the private parking. Very friendly, fast and professional early check-in and I was escorted to my room. The butler greeted me out of the room and explained me all the facilities and amenities available. I booked a standard room city view and was upgraded to a junior suite lake view with large balcony. The room was on the top floor and appeared recently renovated (even if it is not on the list of the renovated rooms). Large marble bathroom and good toiletries (exclusive for Badrutt's), two large LCD Tv screens and a DVD player.
The fares are unquestionably high (for a double room, rates starting at 365 SFr. - 240 EUR) but they are in the average of any other 5 stars luxury hotel in the area and include a rich breakfast for two. In the room rate is also included the free minibar restocked daily (2 bottles of natural mineral water, 2 sparkling mineral water, 2 coke, 1 diet coke, 1 orangina, 2 schewppes and 2 beers), a beverage value of about 40-50 EUR in any other hotel. Also included free movies, free DVDs rental, butler service for every room, valet parking, free use of business center (5 PC workstations and a color printer), free use of tennis courts and fitness facilities with personal trainer and a card for free use of public transportation in the area, including cable cars and the famous red Ratische Bahn train. You have only to pay for bar and restaurants. I didn't try hotel restaurants, but look at the prices and they are in the range of about 40-60 EUR for a three course dinner (excluding beverages). I higly reccomend this historical hotel, with wonderful public spaces.
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Old Jul 20, 2009, 2:01 pm
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How did you book and got the upgrade ? Virtuoso, LHW ?

I will be doing an Alps driving tour (Austria, South Tyrol, Switzerland) in August and am thinking about staying at Badrutt's Palace for a night or two once in a lifetime. Having been a winter regular to the area for over 25 years I never stayed there as I am more into hotels like Saratz in Pontresina or the Kempinski... But for 220 Sfr per single std room it might be worth trying to stay at that Grande Dame...
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Old Jul 22, 2009, 11:10 am
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Originally Posted by ngfan
How did you book and got the upgrade ? Virtuoso, LHW ?

I will be doing an Alps driving tour (Austria, South Tyrol, Switzerland) in August and am thinking about staying at Badrutt's Palace for a night or two once in a lifetime. Having been a winter regular to the area for over 25 years I never stayed there as I am more into hotels like Saratz in Pontresina or the Kempinski... But for 220 Sfr per single std room it might be worth trying to stay at that Grande Dame...
Booked directly calling the hotel. I can assure the rate worth the money, and also standard rooms (facing the town and the mountain) are very nice. If you stay at least two nights you receive also a complimentary card for train, buses, lake boat in the nearby lake of Silvaplana and cable cars in the region.
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Any recent stays at this hotel?

We are doing a trip through Switzerland and thinking about adding Badrutt’s to the itinerary. So far, consisting of Fairmont Montreaux, Fairmont Geneva, Chedi Andermatt and Burgenstock.
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Old Apr 18, 2023, 1:35 pm
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Originally Posted by CanaryWharf
Any recent stays at this hotel?

We are doing a trip through Switzerland and thinking about adding Badrutt’s to the itinerary. So far, consisting of Fairmont Montreaux, Fairmont Geneva, Chedi Andermatt and Burgenstock.
Stayed last year, not sure what counts as recent. Service, food, hard product all excellent. St. Moritz seems to be a pretty large detour, though!
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Old Apr 18, 2023, 8:04 pm
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Yes, still the best in town and it truly is excellent, as is the team. I agree with lost_in_translation though, St. Moritz is way out of your way on that route. Safe to assume you're going Geneva - Montreaux - Andermatt - Burgenstock? I'd add in Lucerne (my favorite city in Switz, nostalgia), but St. Moritz is a hike from here, unless it's on your way to northern Italy or something...

Not sure of what your goal is with this trip, but if it's simply hitting nice hotels, Fairmont would not be my choice in Geneva.
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Old Apr 18, 2023, 9:41 pm
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Originally Posted by pstm91
Yes, still the best in town and it truly is excellent, as is the team. I agree with lost_in_translation though, St. Moritz is way out of your way on that route. Safe to assume you're going Geneva - Montreaux - Andermatt - Burgenstock? I'd add in Lucerne (my favorite city in Switz, nostalgia), but St. Moritz is a hike from here, unless it's on your way to northern Italy or something...

Not sure of what your goal is with this trip, but if it's simply hitting nice hotels, Fairmont would not be my choice in Geneva.
yes, that is our route, correct.

main goal is to visit nice hotels, although we will be doing some hiking / activities too (at least in Montreaux and Andermatt area). St. Moritz does seem bit of a detour, but honestly, we have plenty of time, so it is not a big issue.

what would you recommend in Geneva? MO / FS?
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Old Apr 21, 2023, 6:04 pm
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Just a reminder that this thread is about Badrutt's Palace only. Following on to the question in the above post, a number of folks replied about hotels in other Swiss cities and I have moved them all to

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