HoteL Crusch Alva
tradition for over 500 years
The Hotel Crusch Alva was built in 1500 A. D. and is one of the oldest hotels of Switzerland. Originally the building was used as the place where judicial verdicts were passed in the Engadin valley.
Over the centuries, also a number of celebrities (most famously Albert Einstein), have chosen the idyllic tranquility and the unpretentious comfort of the Hotel Crusch Alva in order to escape the hectic buzz of their every-day lives.
In our house one finds the traces of its vibrant history. The imposing facade of the Hotel, which is a listed building, already indicates the impressive heritage of the building. Our guests have all modern conveniences at their disposal, as the rooms and especially bathrooms were refurbished in the year 2011 in order to be able to live up to the expectations of our guests.
In the Restaurant Cruschetta we offer culinary specialties of Switzerland and the Grisons and carefully selected wines. The Cruschetta is also the perfect location to round off your evening together with your friends in the cosy setting of the typical Swiss Stone Pine interior around the tiled oven.
Through the perfectly preserved wooden paneling and the antic furniture, the Stüva Restaurant in the first floor offers our guests an elegant setting for a delicious diner, while one enjoys the view over the unique historic square of Zuoz or the church of St. Lucius.
The Hotel Crusch Alva belongs to the “Swiss Historic Hotels”. Therefore it is not possible to set a lift in the building.
Welcome to ZUOZ
Nestled in Switzerland's Engadin Valley, Zuoz is a village of timeless elegance and Alpine charm. Tradition meets modernity in this serene sanctuary, where cobblestone streets wind through centuries-old chalets adorned with colorful geraniums. It's a picturesque setting straight out of a storybook.
Zuoz invites you to explore charming squares, artisan boutiques, and local markets. The aroma of freshly baked bread mingles with the crisp mountain air, offering a taste of the culinary delights awaiting you. In every season, Zuoz unveils a new facet of its natural splendor, whether it's a winter wonderland of pristine snow or vibrant summer meadows inviting hikers and nature enthusiasts to traverse scenic trails.
Zuoz is a testament to Switzerland's commitment to preserving heritage and embracing the allure of the natural world. It's a place where time slows down, allowing you to savor each moment and relish in the simple pleasures that life in the Engadin Valley has to offer. Whether you seek solace in its tranquil streets or adventure in its untamed landscapes, Zuoz invites you to experience Switzerland at its most authentic and captivating.
Location & Arrival
Our hotel is located in the middle of the historic village center of Zuoz. Within a short walking distance you will find numerous shops, the train station, the golf course, the cross-country ski trail and the ski lift from the Zuoz family ski area (5 lifts).
Arriving by train
If you are traveling by train, your are spoilt for choice:
You can either choose the UNESCO World Heritage route via
the Albula Valley (Zurich - Chur - Samedan - Zuoz) or take the
shorter through the Vereina Tunnel (Zurich - Landquart - Klosters - Zuoz).
Arrival by Car
You can reach Zuoz on well-maintained roads from northern Switzerland, Ticino, Italy or Austria. If you want to avoid the pass by car, the Rhaetian Railway transports you and your car through the Vereina Tunnel every 30 minutes.