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Hotel Donatz
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Samedan
Certificate of Excellence
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120 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Where does one start”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

A friendly hotel. A lovely clean room with a mountain view from the bed and four windows in the room. Samedan is a charming place-especailly so if you go down all the side roads and enjoy the charm. When hotels offer a spa down the road you are in for a trek. Not here. The price include the Samedan spa which is simply mind blowing! The hotel also offered free cable car funicular bus and rail tickets for the duration of the stay (potentially worth more than the stay !!!). Breakfast superb with a vast variety of tasty breads. Restaurant looked nice but one would need to rob a (swiss) bank to use it at UK exchange rates!!!. Only slight snag was the lack of frosted glass on the upper side of the bathroom window. Girlfriend stopped a few buses I expect !

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bergen, Hordaland, Norway
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2012

very nice little hotel in Samedan.
Family-run.
friendly staff.
very nice rooms with everything you need.
the restaurant is small and intimate, the food is so good that I get hungry just thinking about it.

Room Tip: I had room 31, corner with many windows, large and bright, I loved that room. corner room facing on...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sebastian N
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Sarasota, Florida
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185 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2012

Used Samedan as a hiking base and stayed here. Good hotel at a reasonable price with a great breakfast and wi-fi access (not free, but most places in this area don't have any access). Especially liked that the Engandine Card was included in the price. Gives you free access to all transportation in the area which saves an appreciable amount of money. Samedan makes a great base if you don't like the glitz (and expense) of St. Moritz and Pontressina. Also has better transportation connections and a friendly tourist office. A good guide book is the Cicerone guide to Walks in the Engandine.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank steve r
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Zug, Switzerland
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44 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

My husband and I have just spent the weekend in Samedan at this delightful hotel. Rooms were big, clean and quiet. Breakfast was very good (buffet) and included in room price. They also provide you with a free travel card to use during your stay. This was handy to get back and forth from St Moritz, which is only 10 mins away by bus. On the Sunday night, we had dinner in the hotel. This is a must. The service, food and wine was impeccable. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank m69murphy
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Adelaide, Australia
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59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2011

This hotel is within five minutes' walk of the train station, and from here you can go to anywhere in the area. The hotel gave me a discount transport card for staying a minimum of two nights, which was great. Of course, I lost it, and my sfr 10 deposit, but they issued me another.

The staff are kind and all speak English. There is a lift, and the large rooms were very clean and comfortable, and well insulated against the cold nights. I do agree with Blondii on the somewhat odd choice of colours (grey) in the rooms, but this is no biggie because it is a good hotel in every other way. There was no mini bar in the room, but if I wanted cold water, I just put a bottle on the window sill outside and shut it out there overnight!

Switzerland is expensive, and although the rooms were a reasonable price, I found the meals in the restaurant a little pricey, although the food was good. There were a couple of other places open in the town itself (which is worth a walk around, it is lovely), but my German is next to non-existent, and I like to know what I'm eating, and what kinds are on offer, before I go in. I could have gone on the train to another town, but sometimes you just can't be bothered going out and want to go somewhere within a few minutes, especially if you've been on the go all day.

The breakfast is excellent, wide variety of tasty foods and hot/cold beverages.

Samedan is a great base for seeing all the sights in this area, and Hotel Donatz is a pleasant, comfortable, welcoming base in Samedan.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank lightwork
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Ohio
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59 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2011

This hotel is a very good value. It is accessible to St. Moritz with a bus stop just down the street. The hotel provided a free public transit card. It is also close to the train station. The hotel is modern and well cared for. The tiny elevator was funny, but it did the job. Our room and bathroom were good size, modern, and very clean. The shower was large, but leaked a bit out the bottom. The room had a sort of sterile feeling with the gray colors used. We ate dinner at the restaurant and had a delicious dinner with good service. We especially recommend the beef flambe in mustard sauce with rosti on the side. The breakfast buffet was typical. The hotel is no frills, but an excellent choice considering the budget busting hotels in St. Moritz.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Blondii
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Property: Hotel Donatz
Address: Plazzet 15, Samedan 7503, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Graubunden > Engadin St. Moritz > Samedan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Samedan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Donatz 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Timeless and proud to present the hotel Donatz midst of Samedan village, close to bus and train. The 25 Non smoking rooms in warm colors with simple Pine kept have private bath and / or shower, satellite TV with flat screen, Radio, safe, telephone and wireless LAN. During the summer months the use of the Mountain railways and cable cars of the upper Engadin are free from the second day of your stay. The public transport (train and bus) and the Mineralbath & Spa of Samedan are free from the second day of your stay. ... more   less 
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