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Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed here two nights and loved it. The rooms are specious and well-appointed The room and bathroom (tub and separate shower and vanity area) are large The room is completely refreshed at turndown It is an easy walk to town, restaurants and the train station Jose at the concierge desk, planned the perfect day for us He went out of his way to provide train, bus, funicular and cable car schedules and he even gave us passes we used ( due to two night stay.) He also gave us wonderful recommendations for lunch on our touring day Beautiful elegance and old world service ...don't miss this in St Moritz

We came to the hotel quite early around 11:00am and the room was already ready. We booked a special deal on the hotel Web page for two nights last minute and we received 25% discount. It was great value for money and the hotel surprised us with an upgrade also. The bathroom in the room was smaller that expected and there was no separate toilet but other than that all was fine. We expected also an balcony, but as reception informed us all balcony rooms were occupied. As per our surprise there was a party going on later that evening in the lobby and it was open invitation for all the guests. The entertainment was nice and they offered also the wine degustation from local wine producers. Nice weekend escape that we can recommend to other travellers.

We were there during White Turf and we enjoyed every single moment of our stay. The hotel has a strange charm. It's like a journey in history. You can feel the elegance but never disturbing. Very friendly staff and selected quests. The hotel is located right across the Signal Station so you can walk across the street and board the cable car. It's in walking distance to the lake and White Turf also. Very good location, lovely bar and restaurant. A rich and delicious breakfast.

This hotel was truly a great place and experience from the time we got there to the time we left. Staff was friendly and helpful and made you feel special at every turn. Breakfast and spa was also amazing. Eileen the spa manager was very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be back. Some other information: We were there in June so we did more of the summer outdoors activities like hiking and biking. The best way to spend time in st. Moritz is outdoors and then at the spa at the hotel. It's even great just to take the gondola up and look around. The gondola is walking distance from the hotel. If you want to rent a bike remember to get it before 12 or after 2. All the places closes for lunch from 12-2. Public transportation is easy in town and if you stay more than 3 nights the hotel will give you passes that are good for gondolas and busses.

I just visited the Kempinski thru a tour group and the hotel was beautiful however being June 18th and assume thru the summer, it was very hot in the room until the temps cooled down in the room around 11pm as there is no air conditioning. The breakfast buffet was wonderful but the dinners (I ate there 2 times) not so great and pricey. This is a hotel not to visit in the summer unless you don't mind being warm. I did manage to obtain a fan which made it a little more bearable.

Comfortable but a little clinical. Good business facilities. Comfortable room. Nice lounge and spa area. Food reasonable but pricey. Close to train station. Lovely grounds to walk in. Friendly staff members.

This place is all worth it of money I enjoyed my stay for 3 days such an amazing experience. Service were fantastic also from people in the lobby, to room boy who clean my room.thumbs up for the experience, definitely will coming back.

Hotel makes an impressive mark upon first sighting sitting solely and grandly at the far end of St Moritz; within a short walk from a cable car taking skiers to some of the numerous slopes here. You can easily take a bus (No 1 from the train station) or even walk, just follow the lake, to the hotel. (Approx 1.2km).There is a shuttle bus to and from the hotel into the town and to it's affiliated ski school. Good first impressions continue with friendly door staff who asked if we had ski equipment,so it could be taken immediately to the ski room. We hadn't as non skiers so I can't comment on these facilities. The reception staff member was equally welcoming, explaining everything available at the hotel and escorting us to the lift. Concierge is helpful in providing local maps but only because I knew to ask that the hotel offered a 50% discount on a ski pass, otherwise this information was not forthcoming. Unfortunately the offer is applicable only when buying the pass for every day of your stay, not worth it if you're not skiing and only intend to use the cable cars once. Large room,view towards the lake and the surrounding mountains, the local church bells weren't particularly loud but if turned up you can hear the tv in the adjacent rooms. Throughout our stay we found the hotel and particularly our room overheated,there are controls on the two radiators but we still found the room to be stuffy. Also the curtains do not block out all the light. Room has the usual mini bar, safe, desk, complimentary bottle of water etc...;there is a pillow menu but a lack of sockets, had to unplug the lamp. The socket next to the bed and in the bathroom are useless if you have to use an adaptor as their design stops the adaptor going in. Closet is not particularly large but it does have 28 hangers. TV is very impressive with lots of channels in lots of languages and more radio stations that you never knew existed Large bathroom has a separate bath and badly designed shower, unit is on a raised level which it does not totally occupy with the doors (one is only for very narrow people) opening towards the wall. Open and then squeeze in. Shower head also randomly throughout the day/night would drip large amounts of water. Annoying when trying to sleep. The sink unit is a good size with lots of space on either side . Breakfast, one of the main reasons for staying at a Kempinski was per usual amazing.Taken in the large,natural light filled but no view of the mountains main dining room, which at night becomes a fine dining restaurant,never saw anyone in there. Everything you could desire was available from 6 different cereals with 9 different types of nuts and seeds and 3 types of dried fruit. A big selection of fresh fruit,cut up and whole. A whole selection of yoghurts and compotes. Numerous cold meats, fish and cheeses (many local). Hot food, 3 types of sausage, bacon, hash brown etc etc and two chefs to cook fresh eggs or omelettes. There was also hot Asian food and a gluten free area. Numerous breads, rolls, muffins and cakes; equalled by an array of jams, some home made and honeys. Not forgetting all the fruit juices, smoothies, a kids area with small box cereals, flavoured milk, biscuits and Nutellla. And last but not least sparkling wine. Not happy with any of this, there is also a complimentary a la carte menu featuring several breakfast dishes and smoothies made to order. Various Teas and coffee are offered upon sitting or you can help yourself. An added extra is a pianist who sings lounge favourites in a low key. Unless you're flush with money I suggest packing away a big breakfast as St Moritz and food to buy at the hotel does not come cheap. The town only has one expensive supermarket and convenience store, both co-ops. The hotel has another informal restaurant but again never saw anyone in there. Next to it is a library but it's main use is as a smoking room. Empty whenever I looked in. The bar area appeared to be where the main action occurred at night. Suitably large, adjacent to the lobby, which has one clothing store, not selling ski clothing surprisingly. There's a bar to sit at but everybody chose the large,comfy chairs/armchairs or sofas,each with tables. Price wise,using our poor sterling exchange rate, a tea cost £9, spaghetti £21 and a burger £41. Portions were not huge but adequate. On the menu it was written service included in the prices but upon paying we were still presented with a space on the bill to leave a tip. Service differed according to whom served you. One night we received a selection of nuts with our drinks but no bread basket with our pasta meal. The next night no nuts but a bread basket. Also,a pet hate, if you're not going to write down our order then remember it ;don't walk away, only minutes later to check what we ordered. Lastly;maybe it depends upon your age but the entertainment each night of a very loud lounge singer playing a keyboard was in my opinion distracting and when he was joined one night by a saxophonist simply deafening. But; a lot of people appeared to be enjoying it and one couple even started dancing. The spa is another reason to stay at a Kempinski and this also does not disappoint. A suitably large pool, although the water was distinctly cold, is surrounded by lots of loungers and a feature of a rock face with running water from floor to ceiling. The windows are also floor to ceiling allowing the space to be flooded with natural light. There is a partial view of a mountain. The spa also contains a sauna, one solely for female use but swim wear is not allowed. There are also darkened rooms with loungers to relax in and even a bookcase with German and English titles. Numerous treatments can be booked. The gym is big with lots of different fitness machines and a separate room is for yoga, stretching etc..as there's lots of free floor space with some large gym balls.

My husband and I recently stayed for 3 nights over a long weekend at the Kempinski to celebrate my birthday and enjoy some days skiing. The Kempinski is locates in St M Bad, basically next to Signalbahn and next to the bus stop that takes you to Corvatsch. This makes for a very convenient ski in and out experience, especially as there is a slope from Corvatsch down that ends at the hotel. Staff from checkin to concierge to breakfast crew, ski room crew, spa personnel and waiters were very international and super friendly. I was even treated to a beautiful surprise bday cake. I was especially impressed with the ski "room" that was actually handled by a full very friendly crew and that helped you store all equipment and keep in condition. The breakfast offered anything you would want including special fresh juices and freshly made supplememtary dishes. There even is a kids section. We also very much enjoyed the spa (event though textile free). The ladies only area was mostly empty, the mixed area very spacious. Also loved the big and pretty pool. Our room was one of the smaller ones but absolutely sufficed. It was in the main building which was very convenient to access everything as the hotel is quite big. It was furnished in a comfortable tradional-modern way. Everything seemed very new. What I found especially remarkable about the Kempinski is the level of maitenance: everything was in great shape, very clean and super well maintained. I have not come across this level very often. Overall definitely a great place to stay if you are in St M to ski.

3 days in St. Moritz and what Kempinski has done is to make it more memorable. From the moment we have arrived at St. Moritz station, a free shuttle service was provided. The stay was comfortable, with zero hassle. All briefing and necessary information was given at the time of check-in. The staff were friendly and attentive. The room. Was spacious and cleaned twice a day. The hotel has high standard restaurants and other facilities such as; SPA and kids area. The hotel is situated near a bus station and nearby funicular. Therefore, moving around was relatively easy. My sincere gratitude to Mr. Normen Friedrich for his assistance and support, and to all Kempinski staff members.

Via Mezdi 27 St. Moritz GR

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Located in Sankt Moritz-Bad, Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains is adjacent to Signal Gondola and a short stroll from San Karl St. Moritz-Bad Church. This 184-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa, a casino, and 3 restaurants. On a river, the hotel is also close to Engadiner Museum and Lake St. Moritz.


Dining

Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7 AM to 11 AM. Have a drink at the bar or enjoy onsite dining at one of 3 restaurants like Les Saisons, which specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


Rooms

Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains's 184 rooms provide free newspapers, free bottled water, and safes. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer hair dryers, free toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers. In-room massages are available, and other amenities include phones and desks.


Property features

A local mainstay since 1864, Kempinski Grand Hotel Des Bains offers a full-service spa, a casino, and an indoor pool. Parking is CHF 35 per night (CHF 35 per night for valet parking)—but if you prefer not to drive, catch a ride in the airport shuttle (available on request) for CHF 1000 per vehicle one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this ski hotel include a health club, a sauna, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Classic Single Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 1

Deluxe Double Room

King 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Suite (Grand)

Full 1 | Twin 1 | Sleeps 5

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

91% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 757 reviews