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Giardino Mountain

Champfèr-St. Moritz, Switzerland
  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Location

In a setting sublime as Engadine, in the soul of the Swiss Alps, it only seems fitting that one hotel would emerge as the pinnacle of luxury.

Traditional 18th-century-style architecture and modern, extensively restored ambience come together at create Giardino Mountain, an alpine-style retreat in picturesque Champfèr, the quintessential Swiss mountain village. Just 10 minutes from fashionable St. Moritz, the hotel is the perfect jumping-off point for impressive skiing opportunities, mountain biking and hiking – a perfect blend of Champfèr’s alpine beauty and the hustle and bustle of St. Moritz.


In a delightful and masterfully employed study in contrasts, the 78 guest rooms and suites of Giardino Mountain are a mashup of alpine chic and Mediterranean nonchalance. Italian fabrics, designer objets d‘art and the hotel’s unique historic structure ensure that no two rooms are exactly alike. Most rooms feature a balcony or terrace and some have a soaking bathtub right in the room. Guests may also choose from several suite options, with separate living and sleeping areas.


Stays include a hearty breakfast buffet, WiFi and access to the dipiù Spa and indoor pool. Families are encouraged to make use of the Mountain Kids Club and Freestyle Academy – children up to 12 stay free in their parents’ room. Pickup service to and from the St. Moritz train station and mountain stations Corviglia and Corvatsch is provided. Bicycles are available in the summertime.


First order of business at Giardino Mountain? Get out and play. It’s easy to do, whatever the season: winter brings snowboarding, skiing, snowshoeing, sledging, ice skating and shopping and socializing in St. Moritz. Après ski, one must be seen at famous El Paradiso, with its convivial ambience and striking views of the Engadine mountains. Team up with the Power Guide, an activities concierge, to take advantage of all the alpine adventure that’s available. Summer offers yoga retreats, hiking, biking, paragliding, windsurfing, kitesurfing, sailing and more. Back at the hotel, pamper those tired muscles at the dipiù Spa, a heavenly spot for massages and beauty treatments, inspired by the hotel’s therapeutic and non-medical Ayurveda by Giardino program.


Hide & Seek, as one might expect by the name, has a few surprises up its sleeve, with a casual menu of creative international fusion cuisine: It draws its inspiration from contemporary sources and from Ayurveda. Each dish incorporates salty, sweet, bitter, sour, spicy and tart components. Ecco St. Moritz has been awarded two Michelin stars and 17 Gault Millau points, and is open in the winter months only. Stüva is the place for local, hearty Engadine specialties.


Giardino Mountain is located a 15-minute drive from the St. Moritz train station. Guests may also arrive into Zurich train station, Zurich Airport and Milan Airport, with longer drives to the hotel.