SUVRETTA HOUSE St Moritz, Switzer­land

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LO­CA­TION In a lovely vin­tage bus from St Moritz sta­tion, we trav­elled 1,850 me­tres above sea level to the stun­ning Suvretta House. We were wel­comed like old friends – within min­utes of ar­rival, we were en­joy­ing af­ter­noon tea and soak­ing up the views of the breath­tak­ing scenery. WHAT TO SEE Take a tour of the sur­round­ing area to see more stun­ning views, or check out the fa­mous Cresta Run, an im­pres­sive to­bog­gan course which is oddly fas­ci­nat­ing to see with­out snow. If you book your tours through the ho­tel, they’ll drop you off at your des­ti­na­tion in a Tesla car. WHAT TO DO In win­ter, you can em­bark on the usual ac­tiv­i­ties – but as we were there in sum­mer, the ski in­struc­tors were giv­ing sail­ing lessons on the nearby lake. No en­gines are al­lowed on the lake, so it was also won­der­fully quiet. You can try pad­dle­board­ing, glid­ing, moun­tain bik­ing and golf. We went at a more leisurely pace, tak­ing the ski lift up to the moun­tain­top restau­rant Trutz for lunch. Later, we vis­ited the spa to in­dulge in an amaz­ing Ilia fa­cial. The ther­a­pist even in­cluded a heav­enly hand, foot and neck mas­sage. WHAT TO EAT The Swiss spe­cial­ity of rösti and eggs is a must-have dish for break­fast. Lunch was a grand af­fair, with the maître d’ ÀOOHWLQJ RXU ÀVK DW WKH WDEOH The baker gets up at 3am to de­liver batches of fresh bread, so it would be such a shame not to en­joy some. If you book din­ner at the chef’s ta­ble, you get a tour of the kitchen be­fore course af­ter course of amaz­ing food ar­rives. Away from the ho­tel, a jour­ney up the moun­tain to the Chasel­las restau­rant is worth it for the tra­di­tional – and ab­so­lutely de­li­cious – lo­cal food, all served by at­mo­spheric can­dle­light. TO BOOK From CHF440 (ap­prox. £325) per night half-board, su­vret­ta­house.ch. From a Swiss air­port or bor­der point to St Moritz, the Swiss Trans­fer Ticket (swis­strav­el­sys­tem.co.uk, from £112) cov­ers a re­turn rail jour­ney. It must be pur­chased be­fore you travel to Switzer­land.

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