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Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« on: September 01, 2020, 05:04:18 PM »
My St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend.

Introduction: We had a bar mitzvah in London on Sunday night so we thought letís make a little trip out of it and go somewhere for the weekend. We went to Switzerland and then to London on Sunday. 

For a very long time we heard great things about the summer program in Kempinski hotel and we couldnít wait to try it. We went the first day of the 9 days. Itís the quietest time of the season. They are very expensive but we figured just for the weekend we will try it out and see what they have to offer for this price.

We booked them for three nights. The charge per night is $850. We were there from Thursday till Sunday morning.


07/31/2019

Day of Travel

We booked Swiss Business class flight# LX19 from EWR to ZRH we left 9:55PM and arrived at 11:40AM.

The flight was great; it wasnít our first time with them. We had a few jewish families in business class with us, and the flight went very fast. Once we landed we had to wait for our suitcase over an hour due to technical issues.

Our flight



Our seat

 


By the time we got to the car rental was 1pm. It took about 10 minutes to get a car and we were on our way!

The way from the airport till our hotel in St. Moritz is 2 hours and 40 minutes. The weather was gorgeous, the views are beautiful. We made a stop to buy
some drinks, then stopped again to make some more pictures. We couldnít just take it all in at once.

Pictures on the way to the hotel



 

 

 



 

 

We got to our hotel about 4pm. When you check in you get some lemon mint water. The hotel is beautiful and the nicest in St. Moritz. They told us where and when davening is, where the meals are served and the timing. They also have their own little market with kosher food and every day you get $20.00 per person of spending money.  They had a few kind of snacks, chocolate, candies, cookies, drinks, ice cream.

At check-in they gave us this.

 

Hotel upstairs and room
 
 

 

Not the best room pictures but it was a big room


Since we were only there till Sunday and wanted to make the most of our stay we right away headed to the concierge and started planning our outing.
Whichever way you look outside the hotel, the view is indescribable. There is a lake 5 minutes from the hotel that has a walkway with these huge mountains all around it, it was stunning. The walk around the lake takes about an hour and 30 minutes. There are chairlifts all over.

As per the front desk we drove with our car about 10 minutes to a mountain thatís called Muottas Muragl. Once we got there we bought tickets to the funicular. That was a 10 minute ride up to the top of the mountain which is 8,050ft high. The views were stunning. You can take a hike, they have nice playgrounds and benches to sit and relax. We hiked relaxed and took in the view it was gorgeous. Then we went back to the hotel for our first supper of the weekend.

There were only about 10 couples for the weekend. It was quiet and empty and very relaxing.

We got back about 7:30. Supper was good but I didnít like the meat they made. So they offered to make something else and it was really good.  But again I was not impressed with their food compared to other hotels who charge much less.
For each meal they have a buffet of all kinds of salads, and they give a menu with that meal. They serve a full 6 coarse meal.

Pictures of the food. Hotel and the day.

Outside our hotel

 

 

Going up

 

 

 

 

 

 

The store upstairs .

 

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2020, 11:35:27 PM »
Wow! Stunning views! I really miss  Switzerland  now :)

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2020, 01:12:35 PM »
Wow! Stunning views! I really miss  Switzerland  now :)

Thanks i miss it to.

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2020, 05:29:01 PM »

After supper we were so tired still from the flight, but decided to go out to the lake for a walk. They celebrated Swiss day that night and there were all kinds of fireworks with many people in the area. It was nice to watch. We got back about 10pm and called it a night.

There is no air conditioning in any of the hotels in Saint Moritz thatís the law. So they bought us a fan, but it was so hot in the room that we decided to sleep with open windows. We woke up at 12am from such loud thunder and lightning. I guess up high in the mountains lightning is stronger and thunder is louder. But we managed to get back to sleep till the morning.

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Menu

 

 

 


 

 


View outside
 

 

 

 

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2020, 09:33:01 PM »
It's a great hotel and a great program, I've been several times both before the kosher program and during the kosher program, but there is at least one nicer hotel in St Moritz
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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2020, 10:06:36 PM »
It's a great hotel and a great program, I've been several times both before the kosher program and during the kosher program, but there is at least one nicer hotel in St Moritz
Which hotel?

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2020, 11:32:18 PM »
Which hotel?
The Badrutts palace is nicer than the Kempinski
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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2020, 11:45:03 PM »
The Badrutts palace is nicer than the Kempinski
Looks beautiful.

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2020, 11:50:22 PM »
Nice. I always heard good things about Kempinski, but I can't bring myself to spend $850/night. I stayed in Malika palace last year and really like it. And btw, this AC law is BS.

Why do you think the price is worth it?

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2020, 02:15:18 AM »
Itís overpriced no question about it.
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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 03:49:51 PM »
Nice. I always heard good things about Kempinski, but I can't bring myself to spend $850/night. I stayed in Malika palace last year and really like it. And btw, this AC law is BS.

Why do you think the price is worth it?

I think it's for sure overpriced.

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2020, 03:50:35 PM »
It's a great hotel and a great program, I've been several times both before the kosher program and during the kosher program, but there is at least one nicer hotel in St Moritz
Was u happy with the food ?

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2020, 09:43:03 AM »
Was u happy with the food ?
I was satisfied, but not impressed.
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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2020, 04:48:46 PM »
I think it's for sure overpriced.

Try Arje Galitzi in Maloya, St.Moritz.

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Re: Sam28 St Moritz Switzerland kosher Grand Hotel Kempinski weekend
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2020, 05:00:09 PM »
The Badrutts palace is nicer than the Kempinski

If you like being surrounded by various statues of priests and nuns, and church figures, all looking down at you from their height. For me, the Badrutt is a creepy place.