Giardino Mountain5.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
The lobby, the bar, its' restaurant and the rooms are modern and well designed. Even with small children you are very welcome and the friendly people make you feeling "at home". Great varity of Food for breakfast. The location of the hotel is five minutes away from St. Moritz and close to many walking opportunities.
The weekend we spent at the Giardino Mountain (with our dog) was absolutely marvelous. Not only did we have wonderful rooms (mine with a cozy bathtub next to my bed and a tropical shower in the bathroom) with incomparable views, we enjoyed the culinary part of the Giardino just as much. The first evening we were spoiled with local delicacies in the Stüva, the second we had a meal in the Ecco not from this earth. It is incredible with how much attention to detail these artistic dishes are prepared. We were in awe. Thank you so very much for a wonderful weekend in this place with such a genuinely heartfelt atmosphere.
Well, where to start. Impeccable service with incredible individual attention. The hotel oozes luxury and sophistication. We stayed on the 3rd floor and the rooms are superb, attention to detail is incredible. Staff are so attentive, engage in conversation but not to the extent of invading your privacy. Breakfasts were buffet style with ample pastries, meats, cheeses and cereals to choose from, along with a great selection of made to order crepes or egg dishes. Dinner was incredibly outstanding. Never been in such a high class restaurant. We took the 7 course Menu, which was simply perfect. Great selection of local and international wines which were all very good. Ecco Fine Dinning is probably the best service I will ever have at any dining establishment. Our waitress and the entire staff were so professional, warm, talented, and smart (they speak like every language). They went above and beyond in every regard. The tour at the end of the meal was so special, and it was really cool to see how things were made and handled. Franziska (lovely waitress) said it best when he mentioned you try tastes and things for the first time here, and the point is the experience of expanding your perspective and exposure to the creativity. I just can highly recommand this amazing Spot! We definitly will be back very soon
We stayed at the Giardino Mountain Hotel for a ski holiday in January and had a great time. The hotel consists of several charming buildings which are linked with underground corridors. The inside is designed in a beautiful, contemporary way, decorated with loads of flowers even in the winter. Our room was very nice too, but the bed was not as comfortable as expected. The entire hotel has a modern, fresh, light and healthy theme running through it which is great, but sometimes felt a bit out of place in the wintry mountains. For example, cucumber juice and ginger chocolate is not really what I want after a long day on skis in the cold. However, the Stuva restaurant offers more classical, hearty Swiss dishes which I really enjoyed. The hotel is located a couple of miles outside St. Moritz, but they offer a very convenient, complimentary shuttle service to the ski lifts which was great. Unfortunately, the rest of the service has been very variable. The service in the restaurants (and the shuttle to the ski lifts itself) was excellent and very friendly. However, the service at reception has been disappointing in most cases, apart from one lady who was fantastic. No matter if we wanted to book a restaurant, get the car, call the shuttle to the ski lift etc., it was always slow and a little difficult. It also felt like they were lacking someone with a long experience of living in the area and a detailed knowledge of St. Moritz. They could not really recommend alternative restaurants when the first choice was fully booked, give advice on sports facilities in town or help plan winter activities apart from alpine skiing. In contrast, the ski hire shop on the opposite side of the road, with which the hotel cooperates, was great and very reasonably priced and had loads of friendly advice on activities in order to make the most out of our time in St. Moritz. All in all, the Giardino Mountain hotel is a great place though and I can highly recommend it!
A relaxed but upscale ski lodge a short ride to the slopes of St. Moritz. The service in the hotel is great. No request seemed to be too big. I was picked up at the train station by Simone, and he set the friendly, helpful tone right from the get-go. My room was a beautiful Jr. Suite, with a comfortable bed and a comfortable couch. The room also had a half-bathroom in addition to the full bathroom. We also had a nice balcony. The hotel provided efficient and regular shuttles to the ski lifts (maybe a 5 min ride?), and also provided significantly discounted lift tickets. The ski rental store is directly across the street and renting the equipment was very reasonable. In a country where a Starbucks tall coffee is about $7.50 (no joke), the $100 for two days of rentals (boots, helmet, skis, poles, even goggles) seemed like a real bargain! The breakfast at the hotel was very nice and was included in our room rate. There is a nice spa area in the hotel, although I wish the pool was outdoors and heated, rather than inside. But you can't have it all! Would definitely stay here again on my next visit to St. Moritz.
This hotel is 5 star luxury accommodation and was the best accommodation of our trip through Europe. From the moment of our arrival we were greeted by extremely helpful hotel staff. The service throughout our entire 2 night stay was first class - this was from everyone at the front desk, bar, restaurants and day spa area. On arrival we were provided with a welcome drink at the bar which was nice after driving for several hours from Lake Lugano. The Hide and Seek restaurant was fantastic food and well priced for the high quality of the food - the chocolate soufflé for two was delicious. Breakfast is also served in the same area of the hotel and is of a similarly high standard. The small double room was reasonably sized and had a nice outlook from the terrace area. The day spa has a large indoor swimming, spa pool, 4 saunas rooms, a relaxation room and fitness area. In terms of location, the hotel is located a short drive or bus ride from St Moritz village. In our view it was actually nice to be staying outside of the main village which seems very expensive and does not have a 'village' feel (like Whistler in Canada). The only thing to note is that there are limited restaurant options in Champfer. In terms of skiing, there is a ski shop immediately across the road that provide good quakity ski equipment at a discount price for hotel guest. The hotel also provides a free shuttle service to the local chair lifts, where you can catch other chair lifts around the St Moritz mountain. However, this shuttle service is not provided into the St Moritz village itself. We would highly recommend this hotel / resort.
Giardino mountain has this cozy mountain ambiance, especially in winter with hundreds of candles lit every night. It is a true 5 star hotel, yet relaxed without formal dresscodes and the old grandhotel style. Since the hotel consists of several connected engadin houses, it feels more like in a friends house than a big hotel. The service and staff is perfect throughout the hotel. A great thing is the complimentary hotel shuttle to the skilift at Chasellas whenever you want. It's a short drive (5 minutes) and you are on the slopes within less 15 minutes. In winter and summer, you can enjoy the large terrasse with comfy chairs (and blankets in winter) and great view. The best rooms are definitly in the main house but only those with view to silvaplana and the lake (see pictures on their website). I saw some rooms (also the more expensive ones) in the main house to the other side without balcony and not so great view. Ask for a room with a nice view to Silvaplana and the lake and a balcony and as high up as possible. Rooms on the ground floor often have a larger terrasse, but limited view (blocked by other houses). Generally, a more expenisve room does not garantuee an better view. All room categories are found in all houses. One small negative point: rooms are very small (but with a good layout), considering the expensive rate. I already stayed in a junior suite, a double room large and a double room small. All of theme have the same style (there are no old rooms in the hotel) and only vary in size and some features like a bathtube. The spa (only for adults) is very nice with 2 larger saunas and steam room. The pool has a good size while the jacuzzi is small and there are not enough loungers when the hotel ist full. The pool has a limited time acces for children, but parents didn't care at all about this unfortunately, so it was very loud all the time. We had dinner at Stüva (cozy ambiance, traditional food) and at the bar (small bites, good quality). The hotel scene is mixed from families with small children to older couples. I can recommend this hotel to people, who want a 5 star experience but prefer and a smaller boutique hotel without the St. Moritz celebrity factor.
We stayed here for 5 days for a ski holiday the week before Christmas (so right before the town gets extremely busy). It was exactly what we needed -- very relaxing but with enough activities and all in a very charming and comfortable environment. It's probably not necessarily the most luxurious hotel you'll ever see (at least in terms of design, finishes, etc.) but if you're looking for a cozy lux ski chalet feel then you should absolutely consider Giardino Mountain. Based on what I've seen from other traveler photos, the rooms seem to all be a bit varied in layout, think particularly depending on which building you're in. We were in the main building and ours had the bathtub next to the bed (sounds weirder than it actually is!!). The room was decently sized and had a good amount of storage space which is really important when there's a lot of bulky skiwear involved. It conveniently also had a main bathroom plus powder room. The bed isn't hug because as with most European hotels you get 2 twins pushed together. It's comfortable in firmness although my next really could've used a firmer pillow. There was a 2-seat couch and armchair in a little living room area -- definitely not big but felt like a nice separate space. The spa area is large by any standard. There seemed to be a lot of treatment rooms. My husband and I got a couple of sports massages. They're solid but by no means on the same level as massages you get in Asia or even the US (but I've also come to expect that). There's also a workable-sized gym (2 treadmills and a few ellipticals and bikes along with weights, mats, and a couple fancy kinesiology/strength training stations). There's a nice heated pool and hot tub (hot tub is relatively small and can get quite busy so you end up swimming until it's your turn). We really enjoyed (along with a lot of other people) the daily wading in the pool and steeping in the hot tub after a day on the mountains. There were also heated day beds and a couple saunas I believe, but we didn't make much use of these. Among the restaurants, we tried Stuba for more traditional Swiss cuisine and had the included breakfast each day at Hide & Seek. Both were very good. Had we been in the mood for a 7-course dinner experience we would've definitely tried Ecco, their Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant. Mostly, though, we wanted more casual and cozy places so we ended up going to St. Moritz-Dorf and St. Morris-Bad each night for dinner. It's easy enough to take the bus (super clean and comfortable....nothing like its NYC MTA brethren) to both places so it's not bad, but I think an important thing to note is that the Giardino location is a bit removed. It just requires a bit more effort (5-10min by bus) to get to Dorf or Bad, where most of the action is....and try to stay away from the taxis unless you have no other option or love to throw away money. It ends up being about $5 per minute. The plus side is that things feel much calmer and secluded at the Giardino. They do offer transportation for a lot of the activities. For skiing they'll drop you off behind the Suvretta House where there's a chairlift. They'll also take you into Bad to the cross country ski park. In addition they offer transportation to and from the train station. All in all they make it pretty convenient for you and, again, being a bit removed from Dorf and Bad definitely has its pros. The service is very solid and all of the staff we encountered were very capable (especially Claudio who has a vast expanse of knowledge about the region as well as the workings of the hotel). The rare couple of instances where service was not that smooth were compensated with good, friendly, and helpful attitudes. So even if this isn't the most super lux of hotels out there, the service is top-notch and it has plenty of ski chalet charm (and it's definitely still lux).
Just a Dream come True in the Swiss Alps close to St Moritz!!! The staff is incredible friendly!!!! The 3 Restaurants a Dream. Ecco of course Unique by Food quality And decoration!!! Rolf Fliegauf one of the best in switzerland!!! A Place To Stay. Home far away from Home
The best of the Italian, Fench and Swiss Arts of Life combined to offer you the best of what you can expect from a 5 Star hotel in St Moritz: This hotel is very elegant, very trendy, highly sophisticated. The service is absolutely outstanding, the restaurants ... top class, the spa very nice ... What I preferred the most is the bar, so cosy, nice athosphere, nice people all around. Of course all the rooms are just perfect. So, definitely one the best hotel in Switzerland, particularly in the (so beautiful) mountains.
Giardino Mountain places you within 2 miles (3 km) of Signal Gondola and Segantini Museum. This 78-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with an indoor pool and free in-room WiFi. It's in the mountains and also near Engadiner Museum and San Karl St. Moritz-Bad Church.
Free breakfast is included with your stay. There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including RISTORANTE GUARDALEJ, which has garden views. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.
All 78 rooms feature minibars, safes, and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers and slippers.
Guests of Giardino Mountain enjoy a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. If you drive, self parking is CHF 20 per day, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available on request). The front desk has multilingual staff that can help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a spa tub, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.
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94% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 268 reviews