Situated right next to the famous Cresta Run, the Kulm enjoys stunning views over the lake and the majestic mountain landscape. The Winter Olympics of 1928 and 1948 were officially opened from its terrace, and the hotel retains an aura of history and tradition.

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A 'six-star' hotel, the Kulm offers all the comforts of a five-star hotel, with a unique 'whatever you like' standard of service accounting for the sixth star. The rooms and suites of various sizes are equipped with the latest technology. Each has views across the mountains or the village of St Moritz, and most of the larger suites have balconies.

The spa & health club has an indoor pool with scenic views, plus a gym, jacuzzi, steam bath, salt grotto, infrared cubicle, caldariums and saunas. A wide selection of massages and spa treatments, including thalassotherapy, is also available.

The Kulm also has its own ice rink for skating and curling, and is within walking distance of the Corviglia ski lift. The hotel offers a wide choice of restaurants, from the formal to the cosy, and has two bars, one of which - the Sunny Bar - serves sushi and is the traditional meeting place for riders of the Cresta Run.

Why we love it

The ultra-luxurious Kulm was the first hotel to open in St. Moritz, way back in 1864.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

173

Eco Rating

3

Location

St Moritz

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