Travel Blogs from St. Moritz
Regional train from Varenna to Tirano (good thing we bought tickets in Venice because there isn't anyone at the Varenna train station).
Views are lots of tiered vineyards going up the mountain to beautiful homes. Every town has beautiful churches whose steeples are visible from miles away. Quite a few old castles.
... have to be there for yourself to really understand what I'm talking about). In addition to the six baths, there were two main sauna rooms that had three subdivided rooms within them and they got progressively hotter as you walked further through each room. In the last room, it was so hot and it was very difficult to breath especially if you were standing up, so I only stayed here for a couple minutes. There was also a shower room that had two huge showers that powerfully ...
... then another gondola to the very summit. Piz Corvatsch is 3451m high and would usually give an amazing view of the valley and slopes but unfortunately it was snowing and a large cloud was gripping the mountain.
Joel and Bart on their snowboards and Eric on his skis were brave enough to go from the summit down. Brigitte and I saw them off and then took the gondola back down to the middle station. The gondola was full with skiers and boarders on the way up but we ...
... for me.
We walked a short distance to the slope, and luckily my shoes felt a lot better as I went half a size up and did them up looser. The ski field was busy with a lot of little kids practicing. Gosh they were good and I just stayed out of the way. It is a bit daunting when a 3 year old comes racing past you.
Brigitte was great and went with me on the t-bar lift and stayed with me as I practiced the slopes and what she told me. Joel ...
... confectionary was a cannabis based energy drink and also had pregnancy test and condoms. Very convenient.
The train arrived and we headed home. I nearly fell asleep on the way and my eyes were getting sore and itchy. Not a lot of fun. It was 10.30pm when we got home, and Eric still wanted dessert so we all sat around and had pears and custard that Brigitte prepared earlier. I was too tired to wait up for a shower so I just went straight to bed.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Arte St. Moritz
Hotel has no transportation service from train station. It's a long, steep uphill walk; out of the question to walk with this luggage; taxi was 16-francs.
This turned out to be a great place; however, no one was there when we arrived. There was a sign on door to call them only we have no phone. Luckily, a couple from Alberta walked in and they contacted Susanne via their computer. We heard a phone ring, and the man came out of the restaurant and gave us the key. Met Susanne later; such a delightful person.
Room is very nice; larger than expected; very small bathroom. Very clean. Interesting modern frescoes on walls. Great views of St Moritz from up here.
Great breakfast--our first place with the Swiss muesli and all the nuts/fruits.
Ate here for dinner--two people told us this is the best pizza in town; it was good.
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