If you want to experience the fur-lined cash-flashing world of the oligarchs on holiday, go to one of the palaces down by the lake. This hotel is for the genuine winter sportsmen and women, with tobogganists and Cresta runners equalling skiers in number - and with some snow polo players thrown in at the right time of the year. The bar in the evening is heaving with blazers and regimental or club ties, as well as with woolly jumpers and plus fours. The piano has been known to accompany celebratory "choirs" well into the early hours.
It is a hotel that makes its guests feel very welcome. A minibus is waiting at the railway station on your stepping off the Glacier Express, and if (mistakenly) you didn't make full use of the dining car, there is a very generous supply of Swiss chocs available on arrival at the hotel reception, together with a gratis drink at the bar.
The service is unobtrusive and very efficient. The Maitre D in the grill room is smooth, un-phased and probably sought after by most competitor hotels in St M. He gets the the place a star on his own.
The spa area is clean and well appointed. The sauna and steam rooms are a decent size, as is the pool.
Residents are generally fed in the grill room. The breakfast buffet is ample if fairly run of the mill, but the evening meals are excellent. Further choice (at an additional cost) is available in the other restaurants, but is probably not worth it when compared to the menu du jour. The wine list is reasonable and fairly priced given the location.
The bedrooms are clean and comfortable, although probably not the hotel's strongest point - possibly a few years behind the times in terms of decoration and amenity. The same could be said about some of the common parts - they are perfectly OK, but could do with bit of a re-vamp.
The hotel owners are constantly in attendance and ensuring that their staff look after their guests - which they do without exception. And any problems get sorted quickly and with a minimum of fuss. You feel that you have been looked after in a very Swiss way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1869, The Steffani is a traditional, family-owned and run boutique hotel located in the heart of St. Moritz. The Märky family runs The Steffani in the 4th generation and welcomes you in their home 365 days a year. The hotel features a spa centre including a swimming pool, as well as three bars and three fine restaurants, such as the famous "Lapin Bleu", which is St.Moritz first and oldest Restaurant. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western St. Moritz
- Steffani Hotel St Moritz