Pontresina

Hotel Saratz

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • Grand 19th-century Alpine resort hotel
  • Beautiful restored Art-Nouveau dining room
  • Authentic, laid-back resort village in a stunning setting
  • Skiing, forest walks & day trips to Italy

"Inspiring views... warm interiors" -- Fodor’s
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Map & Directions

The Engadine Express is a direct shuttle from Zurich Airport to Hotel Saratz. Alternatively, with its loop tunnels and dizzyingly high viaducts, the journey by Rhaetian Railway from Chur–Tiefencastel–Engadine is among Europe’s most picturesque. Another option is to travel from Landquart via the Klosters–Vereina Tunnel. The hotel is also easily accessed by road from Italy, Germany and Austria, as well as destinations throughout Switzerland. Parking on site is possible (extra fees apply). 

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Overview

This grand 19th-century hotel – one of the ten best in Switzerland, according to the SonntagsZeitung newspaper – makes an impressive base for exploring the traditional Swiss Alpine resort of Pontresina, with its gorgeous surrounds of lakes, forests and mountains.

The hotel consists of an original Victorian-era building and a modern extension. Most rooms and suites have views of the Roseg Glacier, the awesome Bernina and Segantini mountain ranges or the hotel’s sweeping parkland. Free minibars are restocked daily.

The hotel’s spaciousness and facilities such as the Play Paradise centre make it especially suited to families (meaning singles and couples seeking quiet may look elsewhere at the busiest times).

The fifth generation of the Saratz family have spent 50 million Swiss francs renovating the hotel but have left enchanting period details. One of these is the elegant, 140-year-old Art-Nouveau dining room, where you might find traditional Engadine dishes with a French touch, such as turbot fillet filled with Parma ham and Edelweiss Champagne sauce. Try to stay over on a Thursday, when there’s live blues or jazz plays at the hotel’s rustic Pitschna Scena bar. 

Although St Moritz is barely a yodel’s echo away, Pontresina feels far more authentic. Shopping and horse-drawn-carriage rides await within the resort itself. Beyond, there are ski runs and walking trails through larch forests to traditional villages. Or you could take a day trip to Italy, less than an hour away by car.

Amenities

General

  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Kids' club
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Tennis courts
  • Nightlife / entertainment
  • Pet-friendly

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Complimentary shuttle service
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV

Internet

  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries

Parking

  • Complimentary valet service
  • Off-street parking (fees apply)
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)

Accessibility

  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.

Policies

Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Extra guest charges will apply as follows: 43CHF per night for children aged 3 to 5, 63CHF per night for children aged 6 to 11, 83CHF per night for children aged 12 to 15, 123CHF per night for older children and adults. Extra beds are on request and must be requested upon booking.
Infant's cot/crib are available, free of charge, for children aged 2 and under.
Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. See room descriptions and rate policies for information about room occupancy levels.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at 30CHF per stay on checkout, 40CHF in high season .

Fees: City tax not included: 3.1CHF per person per day, payable at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Hotel and restaurants are open from June to April.

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Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

100%
Enjoyed This
(29 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Private Selection Service AG (Hotel Saratz) over the past 15 months.
4.9 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.8 Rooms
4.8 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
4.9 Ease of Booking

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