Hotel Saratz

Hotel SaratzAbout

A hotel full of surprises and contrasts

The Hotel Saratz is open from June 7th 2019 until April 13th 2020. We are looking forward to welcoming you.

Situated in the centre of Pontresina and at the heart of the holiday region Engadine St. Moritz, Hotel Saratz (4-star superior) is full of surprises and contrasts.
Spa, golf, tennis, two sun terraces, a large 35,000-square-metres hotel park and a variety of culinary delights are waiting to be discovered by its guests.

Hotel Saratz is elegant yet cosy, contemporary yet charming - and its blend of old and new exudes one thing above all: atmosphere.  The modern way of living merges with the Engadine hotel tradition, grandeur with design, nature with architecture. True values for a holiday adventure in a magnificent setting.

By the way: According to the latest rating of the "Sonntags Zeitung" of 26th  May 2019, Hotel Saratz has been ranked the eight best family hotel in Switzerland.

Everything at a glanceData & Facts

Director: Yvonne Urban and Martin Scherer
Opening: 1865 as a pension, 1875 extension to the hotel business; Reopening after renovation and expansion: 1996
Rooms: 93 rooms, 186 beds
Saber: YX58578
Galileo / Apollo: YXC1688
Worldspan: YXSMVSH

Quality - our passion

This motto of the Swiss Tourism Association is also the guiding principle of the Hotel Saratz.

Every day we do our best for our guests and try to improve ourselves constantly. We were therefore have been awarded the Q3 seal by the Swiss Tourism Association.

Since July 2010, we have also been certified ISO 9001: 2015.



  • elegant Art Nouveau restaurant
  • Scene bar Pitschna Scena with sun terrace
  • Fondue and Raclette Restaurant La Cuort
  • Fireplace bar with sun terrace

Indoor and outdoor spaces


  • Hotel hall (150 people)
  • Salon Rouge (30 people)
  • Belle Epoque (40 people)
  • Sela Roseg (30 people)
  • 35'000 sqm hotel park
  • 2 sun terraces (40 and 60 people)
  • Richard Strauss Pavillion
  • Café Bagnera at the heated outdoor pool (100 people)

Seminar rooms


  • Sela Morteratsch (51 sqm)
  • Sela Languard (38 sqm)
  • Sela Niculò (60 sqm)

Sports & Leisure


  • Minigolf
  • Tennis (clay court, outdoor)
  • Boccia, chess, table tennis
  • Gym
  • Heated outdoor pool with children's pool (200 sqm) - summer
  • Indoor pool with whirlpool (70 sqm) and bright lounge
  • Wellness (hammam, steam bath, sauna, relaxation room, massage and cosmetics)
  • 3 playgrounds, kindergarten, Teeny Corner
  • Free mountain bike rental
  • Stromer e-bikes (for a fee)




Parking / garage

Parking is available in the hotel's own underground car park and directly in front of the hotel at the price of CHF 17 .- / night (on the day of departure until 11 am). We gladly accept advance reservations.


We gladly pick you up by appointment from Pontresina train station for free.

Environment, Occupational safety and health protection

In October 2012, the Hotel Saratz was certified according to the OHSAS 18001: 2007 Health and Safety standard.

Since July 2010 the Hotel Saratz has been certified according to the environmental standard 14001: 2004. Awarded by Hotelleriesuisse as "Green Living Hotel".




We succeed togetherOur cooperations

Swiss Wellness Hotels

Swiss Wellness Hotels and Destinations have relaxation down to a fine art – with their exceptional mix of thermal baths, well-balanced health concepts and active relaxation ethos, all set against Switzerland’s spectacular natural backdrop, you’ll notice the stress just slip away.


Private Selection Hotels

Private Selection Hotels is the seal of approval for 59 privately run, charming first-class and luxury hotels in touristically interesting regions of Europe. A family environment, highest service quality as well as an attractive offer for in- and outdoor leisure activities and regional product utilization characterize the hotels.


Engadin Golf Hotels

The Engadine is a paradise for golf lovers. In Samedan (5 km), Zuoz (15 km) and St. Moritz (6 km), you will find great golf courses in the immediate area.

As a Saratz guest, you receive a 20% green fee discount at the above mentioned golf courses.


Ladies & Gentlemen serving Ladies & GentlemenOur Saratz Team

Yvonne Urban und Martin Scherer


The host couple is passionate about running the Hotel Saratz and dedicating themselves enthusiastically to the management of a motivated, trained and loyal team of approx. 85 employees from numerous nations.

The entire team is proud to provide unforgettable holidays for all regulars and new guests.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Daniela Räbsamen

F&B Manager

Daniela Räbsamen has been part of the Hotel Saratz team since September 2018.
After an apprenticeship as a chef, Daniela looked for closeness to her guests and decided to work in the service area of a restaurant. For the last 7 years she has worked at Chesa Rosatsch as a restaurant manager.

After a short break abroad we welcome Daniela Räbsamen as F&B Manager in Saratz. She is primarily responsible for individual guest care, the optimisation of all service processes and purchasing.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00



Esther Binkert

Human Resources & Quality Manager 

«Esther Binkert gehört seit dem 1. Oktober 2019 zum Saratz Team.Als Personalfachfrau mit eidg. Fachausweis und Erfahrungen in der Hotellerie kümmert sie sich professionell um sämtliche Belangen im Personalbereich sowie auch um die Umsetzung interner Prozessrichtlinien und die Einhaltung der Qualitätsstandards.»Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Giovanni Caruso


Giovanni Caruso was given responsibility as Chef during the winter months of 2018. His German-Italian roots influence the prepared dishes - a mix of Mediterranean cuisine and traditional dishes combined with local products of the Engadine.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00  

Christina La Grotta

Chef de Réception

Christina La Grotta has been our Chef de Réception since march 2019. In the Hotel Saratz she proves her expertise and ability being responsible for all operational and administrative work at the reception of our hotel.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Giacomo di Dio

Restaurant manager

Giacomo di Dio is now Chef de Service at Restaurant Jugendstil. He leads a service brigade of about 10 employees and sets new standards in our Art Nouveau restaurant.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Sibylle Mehmann

Head of Banquet & Event

Since April 2019, Sibylle Mehmann is responsible for operative as well as administrative matters at banquets and events. Her area of responsibility also include the organization of major events in the "Rondo" Congress and Cultural Center.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Patrick Falk

Chef de Bar

Patrick Falk, a trained restaurant expert, with roots from the Baltic Sea, became part of the Saratz team in 2011. Working at the hotel bar he discovered his love for cocktails and gin variations. In the summer of 2015 he was promoted to Chef de Bar and proudly leads a four-man bar team.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00

Sandro Grazioli

Technical Manager

In 2002, the native Italian took over the responsibility and direction of a 4-person engineering team. Together they take care of the entire infrastructure of the Hotel Saratz including the 35,000m2 hotel park and two staff houses.

Tel. +41 81 839 40 00


Arrival &Location

Pontresina is located in the Upper Engadine, in the middle of a triangle formed by Zurich, Milan and Munich. You can easily reach your holiday destination using the Rhaetian Railway, the excellent road network, or by plane.

By Car

You can reach the Engadine easily and safely by road from anywhere in Switzerland, Italy, Germany and Austria. Examples of distances and travelling times:

  • Zurich - Pontresina: 200 km, 3 hours
  • Milan - Pontresina: 175 km, 3 hours
  • Munich - Pontresina: 300 km, 4 hours
  • Basel - Pontresina: 250 km, 4 hours

In times of snowfall, the drive over the passes is only permitted with snow chains or a 4x4 vehicle. Get more information about the current road conditions.

By Train

The journey by Rhaetian Railway (RhB) from Chur - Tiefencastel – Engadine, with its loop tunnels and dizzyingly high viaducts, is among Europe’s most picturesque and interesting rides in terms of railway technology. Another option is to travel to the Engadine from Landquart via Klosters – Vereina Tunnel and thus reach Pontresina from Zurich HB (main station) in 3 hrs 19 min.

Online timetable at:
More information about the Rhaetian Railway:

By Plane

Engadine Airport provides flight connections to the international airports of Zurich, Geneva, Basel, Milan and Munich. Air Taxi connections are also available to many other national and international destinations.

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