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All About the Kronenhof- A Swiss Luxury Hotel

July 29, 2015

As promised on Monday I would tell you all about the luxurious gem of the Kronenhof Grand Hotel in Pontresina, Switzerland.

I think you can be easily underwhelmed when it comes to a “Grand Hotel”. There comes that moment when it is not so grand… more like over priced and overrated. There are so many places that continue to be boasted by their reputation with out much merit.

I will tell you I had only the best of experiences at the Kronenhof. I know I have talked about race and classism a few times on the blog but one reason I want to share these experiences is because it is a rare fate that when I dine or attend a luxury hotel or restaurant I do not receive odd looks. The patrons and employees wonder how Bennie and I can afford to dine or stay at these establishments.

We have embraced this as expected curiosity, can’t let anyone dampen your good time.

People stare in curiosity contemplating if they have seen us on TV or a rap video at one time or another. At the Kronenhof we were treated beyond our expectations with no issues. The staff are smart, experienced and polite and the patrons are classy and kind.

No snooty remarks or rude looks. Thank God!

Everyone was down to earth and the child friendly atmosphere was nice because it was down-to-earth.

We did not see any other Black people during our holiday stay but it was not made a point or highlighted to us as it had been during other holidays or in other establishments where they assume you do not know what truffles are or automatically suggest Moscato as your wine for the evening.

 

The Kronenhof is refined luxury, not too young, not too old and a lot of fun. The mix of young families, and couples, a few group of friends and everyone is active and ready to have a great retreat to be spoiled by the amazing staff.

There was not one request that was not taken care of right away by the dedicated staff at the Kronenhof.

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IMG_0854 We took a day trip to hike to the beautiful Morteratsch Ice Glacier and then headed back to the hotel for a quick work out followed by an amazing Spa and Wellness massage treatment, a dip in the steam bath and off to dinner… not too bad for a Saturday, right?

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The five course meal does not disappoint. Every plate more delectable than the last.

Kronenhof_grand+hotel_bite+my+fashion_luxury_switzerland_date+night The Konenhof does luxury right, as I have said many times before how much I love AirBnB but this type of experience is why you must say in a hotel.

Every detail from the decor to hand written notes. I am astonished by their excellence. I will be comparing everywhere to their gold standard.

We even found a bowling alley at the end of the night, I can imagine the stories that have been lived here in the 150 years of grandness. Kronenhof_pontresina_hotel_bowling_alley

OOTD Details

Dress– Zara (sold out)

Shoes– Christian Louboutin

Necklace– Charming Charlie

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  • stephanie@gofashiondeals.com'
    Reply Stephanie July 29, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    Sounds like you had a great stay! The food looks amazing! 🙂
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    Reply Pam July 29, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    my God what a gorgeous hotel! I love air bnb too, but sometimes you may miss out on amazing things like this!

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    Reply The Style Galaxy July 29, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Beautiful hotel, i like your black dress and your workout.
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    Reply Desirèe July 29, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    beautiful pics!

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    Reply lauren July 29, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I’m glad that you had such a great experience & were treated how you should be! On a side note, food looks great.
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    Reply Heidi July 29, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    What an incredible place! I love your photos – thanks for sharing!

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    Reply Vanessa July 29, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    This hotel looks amazing!
    Sending you much love!!!
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    Reply Capturing Life Memoirs July 29, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    The grand hotel is just stunning, great service, facilities, food and especially a breath taking view from outside. I’d love to go there! Gorgeous black dress very classy 🙂

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    Reply Mojisola Obazuaye July 29, 2015 at 11:30 pm

    Absolutely stunning beautiful. You look so fab in black . Sure you had a great time. Thanks for sharing this amazing hotel with us.
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    Reply Chanel July 29, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Love this post! What a luxurious hotel, makes me want to take a vacation! Chic look!

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    Reply WANJIRU July 30, 2015 at 8:12 am

    hi, your images were really big dear…

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    • Reply Bitemyfashion July 30, 2015 at 8:35 am

      Thank you, It seems to do that at times on different operating systems but the images are all responsive and should be resized on any device. Sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully you’ll be able to see them better in the future.

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    Reply Nissi Mendes July 30, 2015 at 8:37 am

    What a beautiful Hotel!!

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    Reply Bárbara Marques July 30, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Really fabulous 🙂

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    Reply Zarrah July 30, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    The place is so nice.
    Perfect for couples 🙂
    Glad to know you found a bowling alley 🙂
    That’s a huge place, I guess.

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    Reply sand July 30, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    This hotel is AMAZING 🙂 Bisous from France, *-* Sand. *-*

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    Reply Nancy Chan July 30, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    Looks like you both enjoyed your stay in the hotel and the food too. It is good that the hotel proved itself in their service.
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    Reply Jessica July 30, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Wow! that hotel is so amazing! thanks for sharing 🙂

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    Reply Mini July 30, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    Wow! That hotel is so fabulous! It looks like something out of a movie. Your black dress is fab – you have great style. I love how you got a TRX workout in too X

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    Reply Raya July 30, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    The Grand Hotel sure looks and serves in the grandest way possible, love your bod in that working out photo! I am sure you had a great time there and looking forward to your next post. Love the classy black dress on you! So gorgeous! :*

    Take care and have a great day!
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    Reply melisa July 30, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    these photos look amazing! <3
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    Reply Kathryn July 30, 2015 at 6:27 pm

    Wow, it looks absolutely amazing! You’re so right, some places call themselves “grand” and disappoint for sure, but this place looks (and sounds) like perfection. Love that outfit, too, those shoes are beautiful!
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    Reply Rachel July 30, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    Stunning photo, I will have to book my stay here one day in the future. Thanks for sharing.

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    Reply Annessa @ Seeking Sunshine July 30, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Wow – the hotel looks so magical! I can’t believe thre’s a bowling alley as well- too cool!
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    Reply Leftbankgirl July 30, 2015 at 11:03 pm

    Stunning hotel! Everything about it sounds perfect! Glad you had a great experience. You look amazing in the black dress!

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    Reply Christina Lau July 31, 2015 at 12:08 am

    This hotel looks absolutely amazing!! Nothing compares to that view! Thank you for sharing 🙂

    Best,
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    Reply Shauna July 31, 2015 at 12:15 am

    WOW – stunning shots!!

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    Reply Cielo Fronteras July 31, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Stunning photos! Would love to visit this place! Thanks for sharing!

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    Reply Deborah July 31, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Wow! That hotel is mindblowing! The views are surreal and all the facilities sound so good. I bet it was a wonderful experience, thanks for sharing these beautiful photos!
    xx

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    Reply Noma July 31, 2015 at 3:55 am

    This place is awesome. The food, scenery, everything! I’d love to visit one day.
    XoXo from South Africa

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    Reply Kiki July 31, 2015 at 4:38 am

    Gorgeous pictures-this place looks amazing! Sounds like you had a great time, I’d love to visit there one day. Thanks for sharing!
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    Reply Bella B July 31, 2015 at 6:03 am

    amazing photos!

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    Reply Anna July 31, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Oh my gosh, it even has a bowling ally! The pool and gym looks like heaven- what an amazing stay x

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    Reply Nicoleta July 31, 2015 at 9:53 am

    What a lovely look you are wearing here. Great pictures, hun.

    The hotel is amazing +_+

    Have a great weekend,

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    Reply Hana July 31, 2015 at 12:27 pm

    This hotel looks absolutely incredible. You look stunning as well.

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    Reply Alyssa July 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Place looks amazing! 🙂

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    Reply Beba July 31, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Love this photos. It is really lovely place. I exercise on TRX too , it is very good thing!

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    Reply Sara July 31, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    Love your pics and the location is so beautiful!
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    Reply Dora Toubanaki July 31, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    I admit I am super jealous! Gorgeous place!
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    Reply Janneke (@daisypersonblog) July 31, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I want to go there!

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    Reply Princesa Sem Tiara July 31, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    Lovely place!
    Gorgeous pic’s 😀

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    Reply Natalia July 31, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you for sharing these wonderful places. I love hotels, so much that my expectations are high and I’m often dissapointed, I don’t think this could dissapoint me though. I really appreciate what you say about people being educated there, it enfuriates me when people talk to me like I’m uneducated because I’m not European. Have a lovely weekend!

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    Reply ISABEL - EL SECRETO DE MISTER CLOSET July 31, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Amazing place!
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    Reply Cara Siskova August 1, 2015 at 12:39 am

    OMG this place is beautiful!!! Love the pool and lawns, so beautiful and serene.

    I know what you mean about the rude looks and comments. I get those a lot too when in Europe. One just has to shrug it off, like you said, and not let it dampen your spirit.

    Looks like an amazing time had at this hotel. I’m so excited for you, just looking at the photos, haha. Beautiful shoes as well! When in Switzerland, definitely a must visit!

    xoxo
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    Reply Mikéla August 1, 2015 at 1:10 am

    What a beautiful hotel!
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    Reply christianne August 1, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Amazing pic!

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    Reply Minale August 1, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Wow, what a beautiful view! The hotel looks great! X Minale
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    Reply Katherine Lou August 1, 2015 at 9:50 am

    What a great post! That view of the mountains from the window is stunning for sure!
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    Reply Rachel Holliday (@thedailyluxe) August 1, 2015 at 10:32 am

    Wow! You look so incredible in that LBD 🙂 This hotel looks like the definition of luxury, it’s great to hear that the staff were wonderful too

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    Reply fashionillustrationsbymc August 3, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    wow! it looks Amazing!
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    Reply Ela August 3, 2015 at 8:02 pm

    What a great Location. Wow!
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    Reply Carsla August 4, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    First of all, you both look divine. I would not question it either, but I know EXACTLY what you mean, & as horrible as it is, it was a relief to read of someone that deals with the same issue. It’s such a pain when you realize people are over-compensating your presence in one way or another. Most days I just want to blend in & enjoy life, temporarily not being bothered with social injustices. Glad to hear of these experiences. It’s a lovely setting. (:

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