Luxury hotel holiday Hotel ABC Chur

The boutique Hotel ABC is an ultra-modern building situated in the midst of a 5000 year old town in Switzerland, Chur. A hotel that combines bold feature colours with muted monochrome, this is an urban, city hotel with perfect luxury at its core. Spend a few days here exploring the historic quarters of Chur and relaxing in the hotel spa, for a well-balanced city break. Combine with some of our more traditional Swiss hotels for a varied and dynamic rail touring holiday around Switzerland.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Fly-rail with scheduled flights and rail tickets
  • Rail travel from London back to London as option
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, rail and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel ABC, Chur

Hotel ABC is a modern, 4-star boutique hotel in an excellent central location. Comfortable, modern accommodation makes this an ideal spot to recuperate after enjoying the wealth of natural, cultural and sporting opportunities in the area.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located In the centre of Chur, near the city's best shops and restaurant

Closest airport Zurich Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is 90-minutes' drive from Zurich Airport

Closest railway station Bahnhof Chur

Distance from railway station The hotel is located under 100 metres from Bahnhof Chur

Hotel facilities and services

Bar, Breakfast Room, Guest Parking, Spa-lounge including Sauna, Steam Bath, Experiences Shower, Relaxation Room, Fitness Room.

Out and about nearby

As well as the oldest town in Switzerland, Chur is the warmest. The temperature, combined with the surrounding landscape, make Chur the perfect destination for those wanting to spend their time outside. The area around Chur holds six of the most beautiful golf courses in Switzerland, well-suited to the beginner who would like to relax and enjoy the views, as well as the seasoned professional. The mountain regions of Arosa, Lenzerheide, and Flims provide challenging and scenic hiking routes, and the Rhine Route and Grisons route are ideal for long cycle rides. As there are so many cycling paths around Switzerland, just ask at the Hotel ABC and the staff will be able to advise on which is the best one. In the town of Chur itself, visit the Grisons Art Museum, which displays works by local artists such as Segantini, Giacometti, and Kirchner. The Rhaetian Museum has archaeological, cultural, historical, and folkloristic artefacts dating from prehistory right up to the 20th century. While in Chur, check the listings at the Municipal Theatre to see which visiting productions they are hosting, and consider stopping here for an infectious, cultural evening. Chur's greatest highlight, however, might be the peace and quiet of the pedestrianised old town, which still retains all of its charm and tranquillity.

Sports nearby

Hiking, Cycling, Golf, Walking.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1581

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel ABC, Chur

Room descriptions

The Hotel ABC has 44 rooms with parquet floors, en-suite bath or shower, hair dryer, digital TV, mini-bar, safe, ironing facilities, free WLAN, telephone, and Nespresso machine. All south-facing rooms have air conditioning. Some rooms have balconies.

Single Room
Twin Bed Room
Double Room with king-size bed
Studio with kitchen/kitchenette

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1581

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel ABC, Chur

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel ABC Chur, our clients usually fly to Zurich airport and then take a train from the airport to Chur. The journey time is just under 2 hours with a change at Zurich Hauptbahnhof. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from Chur station. If you are travelling all the way by train to Chur from London, we would recommend an overnight in Zurich before continuing. Or, you may be arriving at Chur on the Glacier Express from Zermatt.

Additional information

Children: Children aged 3 and under stay free of charge.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1581

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel ABC, Chur

Highlights of Grisons and the Engadine

Between the peaks, valleys, and lakes of Grisons and the Engadine, towns and villages with hidden cultural treasures abound. Some of the oldest settlements in Switzerland are located here, still with the same medieval atmosphere. One of the most iconic images associated with Grisons is Tarasp Castle, built in the 11th century, perched on its hundred-metre-high rock in the centre of its surrounding valley. To see more of traditional Engadine style, visit the ancient villages of Guarda, Ftan, and Sent. The village of Zernez is known as the ‘Gateway to the Swiss National Park,' which also extends south into Italy. The Inn Valley is the perfect place to admire your surroundings. 60km of hiking trails wind their way across the landscape between Maloja and Scuol, believed to be the most rewarding trails in Switzerland because of the high-altitude views. Between the months of May and September, the Inn Valley gorges are ideal for rafting, as their calm turquoise waters bustle white. The Bains Engadine in Scuol were the first Roman-Irish baths in Switzerland, now providing saunas and pools with a very impressive backdrop.

Cultural highlights of Grisons and the Engadine

The three main towns of interest are Chur, Davos, and St Moritz. Chur is the oldest city in Switzerland, affectionately named the ‘Alpine City.’ Twisting streets and historic buildings, restaurants, bars, museums, galleries, boutiques, and a pedestrianised Old Town mean the city is abounding in charming character. A farmer's market is held in the main square of the Old Town every Saturday morning between the months of May and October. High above the town stands the Bishop's Palace. Fortified walls surround the central courtyard, which holds the Cathedral of the Assumption, dating back over 800 years. Chur is also home to the region's three largest museums. Explore its history in the Rhaetian Museum, the works of prestigious local artists at the Museum of Fine Art, and the flora, wildlife, and geological history at the Graubunden Natural History Museum. The two most popular mountain peaks in the area around Chur are the Branbruesch and the Dreibundenstein, both accessible by cable car and hiking routes. Chur has the highest concentration of restaurants and bars in Switzerland, making it an excellent destination for gastronomists and those who enjoy sampling a range of delicacies in a new restaurant each night. The highest ‘town’ in the Alps, at 1560m above sea level, is Davos, another popular destination with winter sports enthusiasts. In the summer, however, the snow melts to reveal over 700km of hiking paths. These can be accessed via cable cars up to the Jakobshorn (2590m), the Weissflujoch (2844m), and the Rinerhorn (2490m). Horse-drawn carriages take you along the narrower valleys of Sertig, Dischma, and Fluela. At Davos Lake, visitors can take a refreshing swim or enjoy the sports available at the sailing and surfing area. Alternatively, visit the Zugenschlucht gorge to follow the geology trail, the rocky path of the river, or to visit the mining museum. For something even more unusual, spend an hour at the Monstein Brewery, the highest brewery in Europe, and the first in Switzerland to be opened for tastings and tours. St Moritz is perhaps the best-loved Alpine winter destination in Switzerland, and possibly Europe. At 1822m above sea level, visitors are welcomed first by views across the Upper Engadine Valley. The local peaks, including the Piz Corvatsch, Chantarella, and Corviglia can be reached via mountainside railway, and from Corviglia, you can take a cable car up to Suvretta's most famous viewing point. Though St Moritz is not a waterside village, the nearby Lake Sils and Lake Silvaplana are perfect for water sports, particularly the latter, which is known for being windy. The village of St Moritz itself is smattered with quaint cafes and stunning buildings with peaked roofs, and the central churches provide beautiful destinations after a morning of exploration on foot. Just outside St Moritz is Celerina, home to the Cresta Run, one of the area's most famous attributes. Celerina is also the first stop on the Glacier Express route from St Moritz to Zermatt: a journey of viaducts, steep inclines, spiralling declines, and some of Switzerland's most famous mountains.

Festivals in Grisons and the Engadine

In Switzerland there is only one nationally celebrated day, the Anniversary of the Founding of the Swiss Confederation on the 1st August, aside from Christmas, advent and New Year. Apart from these, festivals and holidays are determined by the canton and the town. The residents of Grisons see in the first day of March with Chalanda Marz, in which bells are rung to chase out the winter. In Disentis on July 11th, a religious procession takes place to honour Saint Placidus. In Pontresina, St Moritz, and across the canton, the BSI Engadine Festival brings the region to life with performances of classical music in August. The most unusual of the major festivals in Grisons and the Engadine may well be in Chur, at the Chur City Festival and Alpine Beard Festival in August. In the autumn, Chur Theatre performs a diverse international theatre and dance programme, and in August every two years open-air opera is performed at the Haldenstein Castle.

Gastronomy in Grisons and the Engadine

As Grisons is still comprised of three language areas (Italian, German, and Romansh), the cuisine remains eclectic and varied. Many ingredients, prominent in the Alpine terrain are recombined in new ways to create different, flavoursome dishes. Three popular dishes in particular are maluns, capuns, and pizokels. Maluns are made from boiled potatoes, which are then grated, rolled in flour, and then roasted in butter. Often eaten by farmers for breakfast, maluns are also popular snacks to accompany a cup of coffee or served with Alpine cheese at dinner. Capuns come in a range of varieties, but are always wrapped in savoy cabbage leaves, spinach leaves, or Swiss chard. Inside, they have some combination of dough, meat, fish, and vegetables. Pizokels are baked dishes of special dough and vegetables topped with cheese.

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