The surrounding Bernina glaciers are already a huge selling point for the Berghaus on the Diavolezza peak but the full experience requires an overnight stay especially for the out of this world sunrise experience. As a hotel guest you have access to the jacuzzi surrounded by those gorgeous mountains which is an absolutely unforgettable experience. The rent is 29 Swiss francs an hour and even includes a lovely fruit selection. Most rooms in the hotel share communal toilets and showers but they also have some double rooms available with private quarters. The restaurant is also worth the visit even for daytrippers, especially for their cold cuts and cheese platter plus their polenta specialties. And the hot plums with cinnammon ice cream is an unmissable dessert. And the full of energy, helpful, sweet Sonja was just the cherry on the cake, she served the many tables effectively and with a constant smile on her face. She incorporated mountain hospitality at its best.…
I had a wonderful time at Diavolezza Berghaus in July 2020. I spent a night there, at almost 3000 m above sea level, what made my experience unforgettable. The price included return cable car, dinner (without drinks), room and breakfast. And it was reasonable rate. Dinner was very nice, with 4 courses, wide range of drinks and spectacular views. Breakfast, due to current security regulations, was prepared in advance for every person as requested. Room cozy with comfy bed, bathroom equipped with needed facilities. Great place to enjoy the nature, views and peace.
Feb 27. After a two hours travel on the "Trenino Rosso" and ten minutes on the cableway, we reached the quite 3000m top in the middle of a winding evening. Hosted in a welcoming room, very good dinner, with very kind service; finally, a sunny morning and an unforgettable breakfast in front of the white giant Bernina! Very kind staff. Thanks!
So you’re on top of a mountain so it’s understandable that water will be a little pricer than usual. What I didn’t realize is that water is x8 more expensive than at the local market 10mi away (coop Pontresina). At the market, a 1.5L of water is 1 CHF or $1. At this hostel, 1.5L of water is 8 CHF or $8. The first day I arrived, I wasn’t able to go to the market because the ski lift stops running at 17:00 and with the train schedule, I wasn’t able to make it there and back in time. Ok so I would pay $8 for water one time and then made a mental note to hit the store the next day for drinks. Better to pay $8 than to have to go to the hospital for dehydration after a hike. The hostel advertises that a 4 course dinner is free. The dinner is great and they tailor to your diet requests. What they don’t tell you is that water is not included. So I’m not sure what you’re suppose to drink during a 4 course meal or after a long day of hiking. They only tell me that water is $8/bottle when I go to check out so I wasn’t aware that I was being charged every night for water. Also they advertise that they will fill up hikers’ thermos with hot water for tea seemingly for free in their guide book. However, again, the charge for tea is not advertised (photo included). They ask you at the end of your 4 course dinner each night if you want coffee or tea without saying that it’s not included. They way they offer it makes it seem complementary. Some other things to note: -no WiFi in the dorms. WiFi is only available in the dining area -no common room area for guests. The only place you can really hang is either in the dorm room or dining room -only 1 outlet in a dorm of 14 beds -no towels given -I inquired about a glacier hike and was told by the receptionist that she’ll follow up with a guide. She never did follow up. I’m not likely to stay here again…
After a few hours skiing at Corviglia in the morning, we jumped in the bus to go to Diavolezza. This was a very good decision! We started with lunch in the panorama-restaurant and were surprised by the good quality of the food and the friendliness of the staff. And of course, the view is stunning. I won‘t try to describe it, go see fir yourself. Skiing is nice, few people and relaxing tracks through a beautiful landscape. For an entire day, the number of tracks may be a bit limited.
Great place for sking, sitting in the Berghaus, super nice view to Piz Palü; in case you want theres a hot tub where you can sit with your wife or girl, ordering cold drinks. I think its the tub with the best view ever. BTW. food is excellent (like Bpbnder Fleischteller) with a glass of colde white vine from Wallis area. Not chep though.
The landscape is grandiose and fantastic! The cable car is frequent and comfortable. On the mountain top, the wind becomes chilling, 10 degrees, a nice contrast to 42 degrees in shanghai. The views over glaciers are unbelievably impressing.
For a mountain restaurant (as mountaineers we booked the 'matratzen lager') we had a wonderful stay, with excellent food and a wonderful winelist. Service super friendly. The berghaus has a wonderful view and can be reached by cable car😂
I am visiting the Berghaus Diavolezza almost every year. My last skitour of the season is reserved for the Piz Palü. I really enjoyed the stay all the years. The host is polite, the dinner and breakfast is excellent! Even the price for the meals are for the Swiss reasonable. Only the drinks are overpriced. The rooms are simple but clean and cosy. The view on Piz Palü and Piz Bernina is stunning. One of the most impressive views of all mountains in the world. I really can recommend a stay on Berghaus Diavolezza.
The location is everything here... apart from that, it's not great: expensive for what it is (we staid in the bunk beds and the bedsheets were too short for me...plus not nice quality...)! Better stay elsewhere unless u dont have the choice...