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About Celerina

Celerina is a most charming mountain village in the Upper Engadine valley area of the Swiss Alps. Originally agricultural, the locale for some time now has been intimately bound up with tourism and winter sports in particular. The best places to stay in Celerina offer the visitor a perfect base for enjoying this alpine playground.

Celerina is noted for its consistent sunshine and has the best record in the area. Despite being less renowned than its famous neighbour - St. Moritz - the village is not overshadowed and has its own unique attraction. The village is formed around the town square and there are many historic buildings from the seventeenth century still standing. The Church of San Gian, which dates from 1478, is a heritage site of national significance and a symbol of the village.

Although Celerina has none of its neighbour's grand hotels, the feel here is much more intimate. There is always something going on - whether the August jazz festival or the cattle descent or the World Cup Skiing at Corviglia...

Sport is the main theme - this is where the Cresta run finishes. In winter this is a mecca for all types of skiing with a direct lift connection to Corviglia. For non-skiers there's also sledging, skating and curling. In summertime visitors mountainbike, hike, para/hanglide and simply bask in the breathtaking views.

Use our guide to the best places to stay in Celerina and start to plan your winter or summer adventure.

For outdoor types

  • All in One Hotel is a mountain hotel with contemporary bedrooms and dormitories. Ideal for an active holiday. There's even storage and servicing for mountain bikes. An ‘All in one’ card provides easy access to lifts and railway transport. The breakfasts are hearty and there is a fun bar.

Quirky Design

  • At Hotel Misani the bedrooms have individual themes, plus there's a lovely communal space and three good restaurants. The feel is homely and laid back and there is a popular bar. The ski lifts are just 200 metres from the door.

For Boutique Luxury

  • Hotelino Petit Chalet is is a small (but perfectly formed) luxury hotel. Clean contemporary style combines with traditional charm and the ensuites are smart and modern. It's child friendly and the ski lifts are on your doorstep.

For Riverside charm

  • Hotel Chesa Rosatsch is a cosy alpine lodge on the banks of the Inn river where you can enjoy a pleasant stroll. Bedrooms are classic style with exposed beams and private balconies. It is all very mountain chic and romantic - very popular with couples.

Upmarket family hotel

  • The Cresta Palace is a scenic mountain hotel with simple bedrooms and suites. Roaring fires greet you in the afternoon. There are three restaurants offering relaxed dining to fine cuisine. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools and kids club make this a very family friendly choice.

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  • Browse our list of the best places to stay in Celerina,

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Best Hotels in Celerina

  • Hotelino Petit Chalet 13 rooms from £201


    A small luxury hotel, just steps from the ski lifts. Rooms mix clean contemporary style with traditional charm; think unpolished wood, large windows and crisp white linen. The bathrooms are wonderfully modern. Indulgent breakfasts are served and restaurants can be found nearby. Fabulous.

    Families  -  A child friendly hotel complete with a playground as well as boardgames and kid's tv channels to keep little ones entertained.
    Skiing  -  Just a two minute walk from the mountain cablecars and ski school offices.
    Active Holiday  -  The surrounding Alps offer endless opportunities to get active.
    Full of character
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  • Hotel Misani 39 rooms from £167


    Quirky, uniquely designed bedrooms and lively communal spaces. Hotel Misani is laid back and homely with three good restaurants serving Swiss, Italian and Puschlav cuisine. A popular bar and close to nightlife - this is a great spot for those looking for something with a bit of character.

    Active Holiday  -  The Ski Lift is just 200 yards away, and there are a range of other outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and tennis.
    Great walks  -  This area is packed with scenic walking routes, starting right from the hotel.
    Quirky  -  Charming themed bedrooms.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Cresta Palace 100 rooms from £285


    A scenic mountain hotel with simple bedrooms and suites, three restaurants and a private spa area. Roaring fire places and relaxed dining as well as fine cuisine. Family friendly, Cresta Palace has a kids club and lots of outdoor activities for all.

    Families  -  With kids club, babysitting and children's playground to keep the little ones happy, and a spa and bar for the adults.
    Active Holiday  -  Alpine nature and the great outdoors - lots of activities in winter and summer months straight from the hotel.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • All In One Hotel - Inn Lodge 67 rooms from £128


    A mountain hotel with contemporary bedrooms, studios and dormitories, ideal for those on an active holiday. Mountain bike storage with servicing facilities. The hotel offers an 'All-in-One' card - an all inclusive scheme for the Mountain railway and chair lifts. Hearty breakfasts and an evening bar.

    Active Holiday  -  Get the 'All-In-One' card which includes the Mountain railway and lift pass (transport of passengers and mountain bikes).
    Great walks  -  There are tonnes of beautiful scenic walks right from the hotel, just ask at the front desk for details.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel Chesa Rosatsch 37 rooms from £221


    A luxurious cosy alpine lodge, on the banks of the Inn River. Classically styled bedrooms with exposed beams, private balconies, sink-into-beds and pine furniture. Feast on traditional Engadine dishes in the restaurant and unwind in the small but perfectly formed spa. Mountain-chic.

    Active Holiday  -  With the Alps on your doorstep this is a wonderful base for active holidays. Relax in the spa post-activity for true indulgence.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll along the lovely banks of the Inn River.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the pretty churches in the village of Celerina.
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
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