Portrait & History

Hotel Donatz

An exceptionally warm, personal atmosphere awaits you here at the Donatz. We run our family business with immense passion and commitment. The hotel features 25 spacious rooms, beautifully furnished with bespoke Swiss pinewood, a gourmet Restaurant, and a famous Wine Bar. Awarded 14 Gault Millau points, the Restaurant Donatz treats diners to exquisite culinary delights.

Treat yourself to a break with us in the Engadine. Be it an extended gourmet holiday in the Engadine mountains or a short break, we greatly look forward to welcoming you at the Hotel Donatz.

[Translate to English:] Cornelia & René Donatz
Family Donatz

Family tradition since 1974

The passion and pride are palpable when René and Cornelia Donatz talk about their family business. They took over the Hotel Donatz in 2008 and, with their Wine Bar concept, created a veritable wine-lovers’ paradise. The couple met through celebrity chef Jacky Donatz, René Donatz's uncle. But their shared passion for good food and the hotel industry began earlier than that: 

Cornelia and René both completed culinary training. While René subsequently stirred things up aboard cruise ships, Cornelia worked as a seasonal employee in the Zermatt and Zurich hotel industry. In the meantime, the third generation is already waiting in the wings to carry on the family tradition.


The 3-star superior Hotel Donatz is located in the centre of Samedan. The family business run by Cornelia and René Donatz features 25 cosy Swiss-stone-pine rooms, a Gault Millau Restaurant, and the Wine Bar. The Mineral Bath & Spa, Samedan railway station, bus stops, hiking trails and cross-country skiing trails are all in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. Especially popular are our events such as Big-Bottle Day, the Culinary Calendar and the changing programme of exhibitions by Swiss artists.

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Summer Season 
8th June to 10th November 2024

Winter Season 
27th November 2024 to 20th April 2025

Donatz Restaurant 
Tuesday to Saturday 
from 17:30 until 23:00

Donatz Wine Bar
Monday to Saturday 
from 16:00 until 23:00


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