Nested at the entrance of the little quaint village of Pontresina, near St. Moritz, Saratz is not the most impressive hotel in the village, the Kronenhof and the Walther steal the show here, but it compensates by its service, its comfort and the attention to detail I was looking for. The hotel manager came to greet me and shake my hand upon arrival and then upon departure as well, something not seen often, making a personal connection leaving you with a warm feeling you somehow counted. They picked me up at the train station for free and dropped me off as well.
The hotel has 2 distinct parts, a historic one with the breakfast room and restaurants and the modern one with the reception and the bar. While I am not a big fan of 60-70s architecture in the mountain, they somehow did a great job in not making it stand out too much but at night the lights did an awesome job at making it particularly welcoming. I loved the modern looking bar with its warm-toned stones and the contemporary fireplace.
I stayed in a double room in the modern section and enjoyed the spaciousness of the room, the modern bathroom with powerful shower and it's odd toilet. Wifi works well and fast, a welcome feature.
Breakfast in the historic room of the old section was great, huge selection of bread, jams and some warm fares.
I have not tried the spa but my friends staying there longer experienced it everyday and could not stop raving about it.
I would stay there again if in the region.