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“modern middle class hotel”
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Hotel Palue
Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Pontresina
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 February 2015

The public areas have a cozy alpine style, yet modern and clean. Wel loved the airy feeling and the small wooden bar corner with the fireplace.
Our room was in the new building with the same modern and cozy alpine style. We saw some rooms in the old part, they are all renovated but I prefer the ones in the new building.
We had dinner once at their restaurant crap da fö (grill room). Food was good and wines prices are moderate. Breakfast is self service (buffet) with a small selection of cheese, joghurts, bread and cold cuts. The only dissapointment about the hotel was the spa. Too small for all guests, the whirlepool was always occupied and the few loungers not made for relaxing (too cold, no light, under the roof...). The whole place felt too cramped and the fireplace (shown on the hotel pictures) was newer in use. If you want to spa, book a day spa entry at hotel Saratz, Kronenhof or Kempinski. The second small issue was the bar service. They don't serve a snack during day time and close rather early at night (although when there are enough guests, they are flexible with opening hours). The location from the hotel ist a bit outside of Pontresina, too far to walk to restaurants and shops. The staff was always very friendly and helpful. Palü is a modern middle class hotel at a moderate price for a good quality.

Room Tip: New part of the hotel. Room on top floor.
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  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2015

This was our 17th visit to Hotel Palue, so you might gather that we like it here. The new wing, along with the total refurbishment of the existing building, and the addition of the gym and incredible spa suite have turned a place that was always great- (beautiful rooms, directly on the cross country tracks, bus stop to the slopes outside, hotel minibus to Corviglia every morning, stunning food, nothing's too much trouble attitude)- into a place that is, frankly, as good as you could ever want.

This place is especially magical at Christmas- with the hotel organising carols and mulled wine in the woods opposite, and a hike (optional) to the alpine cheese hut for fondue.

Pontresina is an outdoor paradise. In winter there's cross- country skiing ( the best in Europe in my opinion), alpine skiing ( with reduced cost lift pass as hotel guest), sledging, winter walking, even ice climbing; in summer there's the hiking,climbing, road and mountain biking amidst spectacular alpine scenery.. so when you come, do yourselves a favour and stay here. Gerold and his team run a great hotel. Huge underground garage, ski room with waxing facilities, bike workshop.

This place is classy, modern, friendly, and the food's great...and just a few miles from all the glitz, fur coats and champagne of St. Moritz.

  • Stayed: January 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 11 January 2015

We just returned from five nights at Hotel Palu over the New Years Holiday. We stayed in the newer wing of the hotel in a large room with terrace and view of the Morterasch glacier. Very comfortable beds and sitting area (we were three so they added an extra bed) with good storage space for all our winter clothes and ski equipment. From the minute we arrived until the day we left the staff went out of their way to make our stay wonderful. The hotel is just a short 5 minute outside the center of Pontresina and you are on the bus line to the nearby downhill slopes of Lagalb and Diavolezza and to the train station. If you have a car there is a huge garage - very welcomed in the winter months. But the highlight for us was the food. We choose half pension and were so glad we did. Breakfast is a hearty buffet of hot and cold dishes. The dinner menu changed every night and would make any foodie very happy. The young chef has innovative twists on traditional dishes. Thank goodness we were cross country skiing everyday so that we had room for all the courses. New Year's eve dinner was a four hour affair complete with a fire show outside. We will definitely be going back in the summer for biking.

  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 October 2014

Considering the location so close to St Moritz this hotel is excellent value for money .The rooms and all be refurbished to a high standard and the staff are very friendly and helpful.There is a new underground car park which is great for the winter.Half board is especially good value with a good choice of local dishes and reasonable open wine.Very hard to beat !

Room Tip: Some rooms have and outside balcony
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

Value for money might be hard to find in Switzerland, but I found it at the Hotel Palü, rooms are perhaps a bit small, but very clean with everything you need there, the bar, as well as the restaurant are outstanding, best of all is the very friendly staff, bikeclothes dirty at the end of the day, no problem put them outside of your room and you will find them clean early next morning, with no extra cost, all in all a wonderfull experience

Stayed: September 2014, travelled with friends
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Address: Bernina, Via da 17, Pontresina 7504, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Graubunden > Engadin St. Moritz > Pontresina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 21 Hotels in Pontresina
Price Range: RM789 - RM1,615 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Palue 3.5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hotel restaurant is located in Pontresina Palu, in the middle of Engadin St. Moritz. At the foot of three glaciers and mighty three-and four-thousand as of Piz Palu and Piz Bernina. The slopes and trails Diavolezza are from here, thanks to its location on the edge of Pontresina, even closer than elsewhere. Guests at the 3-star hotel to recharge their batteries, are active and have fun at the overwhelming nature - thanks to the clean dry air, and over 300 sunny days a year. In recent years, the Palu has a reputation as a place for active vacation. It offers all the amenities including any claim for mountain bikers. ... more   less 
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