Luxury hotel holiday Kempinski Grand Hotel les Bains St Moritz

The Kempinski Grand Hotel les Bains dates from the mid 19-th century and was built over springs used since the Middle Ages. The hotel is a marvellous spa resort in stunning alpine scenery offering a full range of activities and attractions associated with its mountain location. It is also child-friendly with chidlren's activities, as well as having tennis, golf, personal training and some exercise classes. An excellent all-round alpine resort.
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  • Fly-rail with scheduled flights and rail tickets
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Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, St Moritz

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains is a 5-star luxury spa hotel in a beautiful Alpine location. Offering fine dining, extensive spa facilities and impeccably grand accommodation, it is an excellent spot to recuperate after a day on the slopes.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location The hotel is located in St Moritz, not far from St Moritz Lake

Annual opening All year

Closest airport Zurich Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is under 3-hours' drive from Zurich Airport

Closest railway station St Moritz Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 5-minutes' drive from St Moritz Station

Hotel facilities and services

3 Restaurants, 2 Bars, Gym, 24-hour Room Service, Children's Club, Golf, Tennis, Indoor Swimming Pool, Sauna, Steam Room, Kneipp Zone, Sun Terrace, Group Exercise Classes, Personal Training, Boutique, Gift Shop, Library, Casino, Limousine Service.  

Complimentary

Use of the St. Moritz Spa facilities, Wireless LAN in the hotel lobby, Shuttle service within St. Moritz, Ski shuttle.

Sports nearby

Watersports on the lakes of the Engadine, Mountain biking, Skiing and Ski School, Hiking, Climbing, Walking, Fishing.

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 SP15

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 Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, St Moritz

The luxurious five star Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains was the first hotel to be built in St. Moritz. It was constructed in 1864 at the source of the Mauritius springs, used since Mediaeval times for their therapeutic benefits and which inspired the early development of this now famous spa resort. Offering traditional elegance in a breath-taking Alpine location, the hotel is spectacular and exhibits exquisite attention to detail in every aspect of its Italian palazzo-style design. Set against the imposing backdrop of the eternally snow-capped mountains, the turrets and two main towers of this fairytale castle strike a dramatic silhouette against the clear blue skies. Antique furniture and paintings, intricate cornicing detail and delicate chandeliers heighten the sleek grandeur and ambience of the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains. The impressive lobby has high ceilings, marble floors, and white stucco detailing worthy of a palatial residence, and the restaurant and bar Enoteca La Vigna features a 19th Century tiled stove and original frescoes which have been carefully restored to their original beauty, based on the photographs and etchings that similarly informed all of the restoration work on the hotel. Classicism and modernity have been seamlessly blended with the creation of the new Spa building, which also houses 14 suites. The extensive 2500 square metre St. Moritz Spa pays homage to the therapeutic powers of the Alpine environment in every aspect of design. Wood, water, stone, and natural lighting in every treatment room create a truly organic ambience which is similarly echoed in the styles and characteristics of the therapies. The swimming pool, heated to an inviting 29 degrees Centigrade and classically designed with an Art Deco edge to the simple black and white colour scheme, backs onto the imposing rock face of the mountainside. Fine dining is an essential feature of the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains. 'Les Saisons' offers international and seasonal cuisine; guests can select from an appetising array of a la carte dishes or from the gourmet menu which changes daily. 'Ca d'Oro,' awarded an impressive 15 Gault Millau points, specialises in innovative variations on traditional Italian dishes. Its combination of traditional sophistication, superior service, contemporary furnishings, and vibrant modern paintings creates an ambience which is both comfortable and stylish. The guestrooms are modern and welcoming, using the warm tones of cherry wood and a soft colour palette to soothe and contrast with the brilliance of the natural landscape outside. For the ultimate indulgent experience there are two opulent suites; located in the towers of the hotel, they are flawlessly appointed in refined colour schemes of golden tones, rich reds, and champagnes befitting royalty. The Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains offers the discerning guest a luxurious pampering experience in an idyllic location throughout the year.

Room descriptions

Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains has 136 Rooms and 34 Suites in the Main Building, 13 Spa suites and a Presidential suite in the Spa Building, all with television, Internet connection, entertainment system, telephone, minibar, safe, hairdryer. Mountain view and Balcony on request. Suites are larger, all with balcony, one or two living rooms depending on category

Classic Single Room 1 queen bed and mountain view
Superior Room 1 king bed or 2 twin beds and mountain view
Deluxe Room 1 king bed or 2 twin beds and mountain view
Grand Deluxe Room 1 king bed or 2 twin beds and mountain view
Resort Room 1 king bed or 2 twin beds and mountain view
Classic Junior Suite 1 king bed and mountain view
Deluxe Junior Suite 1 king bed and mountain view
Deluxe Suite 1 king bed and mountain view
Grand Deluxe Suite 2 bedrooms with 1 king bed and 1 queen bed, mountain view, separated living room and walk in closet
Tower Suite 2 bedrroms with 1 king bed and 1 queen bed, 3 floors with living and dining area on the first and third floors, mountain view and a walk in closer per bedroom
Presidential Suite 3 bedrooms with 1 outsized king bed and 2 twin beds, 2 floors with gallery, mountain view, walk in closets, kitchen and living room on the first floor

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 SP15

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 Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, St Moritz

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains in St Moritz, our clients usually fly to Zurich airport and then take a train from the airport to St Moritz. The journey time is about 3 hours and 40 minutes with a change at Zurich Hauptbahnhof and Chur or Landquart. The hotel can arrange to collect you and your luggage if advised in advance. If you are travelling all the way by train to St Moritz from London, we would recommend an overnight in Zurich before continuing. Or, if you are visiting this hotel as part of a tailor-made touring holiday by train of Switzerland, you may arrive in St Moritz from the direction of Zermatt.

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 SP15

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 Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, St Moritz

About Grisons and the Engadine

Dotted with National Parks, Grisons and the Engadine are best known for the dramatic Alpine scenery and the major winter sports resorts; yet, in the spring, summer, and autumn months, the region has far more to offer. Historic towns, scenic lakes and glaciers, and chic villages packed with gourmet restaurants and boutique shops come into their own in the sunshine. The Ela Park, through which the world-famous Glacier Express and Bernina Express run, stretches between Chur and St Moritz. Passing through here by car or rail will introduce you to miles-upon-miles of quintessentially Swiss landscape: lush, natural fields are interspersed with evergreen forests, clusters of rustic wooden houses, and jagged mountain peaks such as the Lenzerhorn, Piz Vadret, Piz Platta, as well as Piz Bernina in the distance. Visitors to this region in the summer have these sublime panoramas as their object. The Engadine is known for its sporting possibilities. Hiking and walking trails take you up to the most sought-after and secluded vantage points, and the extensive network of cycling paths offer endless destinations; one route even leads to Budapest.

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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