Waldhaus Hotel Sils, Switzerland

Sils-Maria might be a tranquil lakeside village now, but the rumble of existential philosophy once reverberated around these peaks, courtesy of Friedrich Nietzsche who spent his summers here from 1881 to 1888 writing texts concerning the travails of modern man, including Thus Spake Zarathustra. Since 1908 until nowadays it isl also home to a family owned and manager 5- star Waldhaus Hotel. 

Waldhaus Hotel combines not only that 5-star comfort with the charm and spaciousness of an earlier era. Free internet access is provided in all rooms as well as in the common area. Guests can enjoy the sport facilities such as hotel´s outdoor and indoor tenis courts. During summer and autumn, you can also use free of charge all the regional mountain railways and also a motorboat on Silsersee Lake.

Only 10 km from bustling St.Moritz, the hotel proudly overlooks the village and offers splendid views of the nearby mountain. These views attract hikers and skiers all year long making it one of the most popular destinations in Switzerland. The nearest airports are Innsbruck, Zurich or Milano Bergamo – both located approximately 2,5 – 3 hours by bus, train or car which can be stored on site.

Upon arrival or departure, a free transfer between the Waldhaus hotel and the St. Moritz train station is provided. Transfers between the hotel and village can be arranged upon request. In winter this service is also provided to the the Silser ski area which becomes very convenient for skiers transiting to St. Moritz – Corviglia ski area. Regional buses can also be used free of charge therefore you can discover nearby villages on foot.

The uniqueness of the hotel lies in its historical design; so, it won’t be a surprise all its 150 rooms are different not only in the size and type but specially the décor. The décor which dates to the 20th century is a combination balancing space requirements of each guest with tradition and history.  Three styles of rooms are available: classic, modern and nostalgic, the latter with the original restored furnishings from 1908.

Dining takes a special place at Waldhaus; with its team making the most of regional products and creating taste of forest and garden on your plate where you can find goat cheese from Isola, dried meat from Pila or heirloom potatoes from the Albula valley. Breakfast is buffet-served with plenty of options ranging from fresh squeezed juices, smoothies, or ginger shots to selection of pastries, cold cuts.

We recommend you opt for half-board so you can enjoy gala dinner in Great Hall or head to the nearby Giger´s which is hotel´s latest culinary project located in the dreamy forest. The light-flooded restaurant, constructed from alpine wood, with its large panoramic windows and view of the Laret-forest, invites you to spend some cozy hours. Choose between the warm atmosphere inside and the terrace when the sun is shining, cheese fondue, all-you-can-eat-raclette and other seasonal dishes.

A feeling of cozy and open space are the two main elements of the expanded Waldhaus Spa spread on three levels, in high-ceilinged rooms and across 1500 square meters. If you don’t have enough of sport activities, pump it up in the fitness center, swim it off in indoor pool or just simply relax in outdoor jacuzzi. Afterwards your body will indulge in Finnish sauna (90°), bio sauna (60°), two steam baths (45° and 42°), a stone-pine and a larch relaxation pool (both 34°).

Towards the end of your stay at Waldhaus hotel, you are caught thinking you would like to stay here forever. If you simply cannot, at least try to enjoy it for the days you are being here and let everyone else simply envy you.  If you are looking for a romantic escape, ski getaway or a family retreat, do not hesitate to visit their website https://waldhaus-sils.ch/en/ where you can directly book your stay.

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