48 Hours at the Walserhof in Klosters
Klosters? Did you ever hear of this village before? In fact it is the more informal version of Davos – the dazzling ski town in the Swiss Alps, where President Obama and German Kanzler Merkel meet every year.
After a marvellous drive through the Austrian and Swiss Alps we finally arrived at the small but yet cozy Klosters. Before we checked in at the Walserhof we made a brief stop at the new InterContinental Davos, which we think does not really fit in this picturesque alpine landscape. The complete opposite awaited us at the Walserhof where we were welcomed in a personal way by the very kind receptionist Delia. Right after completing the paperwork a refreshing glass of French champagne was served. A few minutes later Delia accompanied us to our amazing suite, and showed us all facilities.
With only four suites and two rooms the Walserhof focuses on the gourmet experience, while taking best care of its maximum of 20 guests. This amazing size guaranties privacy at it’s best and you feel like staying at our own private chalet in Lech, Kitzbühel or Gstaad.
The suite-again one of the most beautiful we ever stayed is styled in a chic alpine style with light wooden walls, fur blankets, lots of cushions, granite baths, and wooden floors. Beside a huge living room with a super-comfy sofa, one of the widest selection of magazines we have ever seen in a hotel room, a dining table for six, a kitchen with all amenities including Nespresso machine with plenty of capsules, tee facilities as well as bottled water in the fridge, the suite boasts two bedrooms. Each bedroom was equipped with either twin beds or king bed, wardrobe and en suite bathroom. The bathrooms were extremely comfortable with either a walk-in shower or shower/bath-combo, separated toilet and toiletries by Feuerstein made in Switzerland.
Our favorite amenities were the iPod/iPhone docking station which also supported paring over Bluetooth as well as a perfectly positioned Smart TV with all the important TV channels. The Wifi was free of charge, however everyone who comes to the Walserhof should focus on the excellent food and stunning alpine scenery instead of their smartphones. Take this opportunity to improve relationships and give your every day life a break.
A heavenly night after we started our first day in Klosters with a relaxing a la carte breakfast. There was a small table in the middle of the restaurant with fresh bread and cake additionally the kind lady serves fresh chees and local meat products (Bündnerfleisch). Further more there was a menu from which you could order scrambled eggs, minute eggs, omelet as well as pancakes. Of course my colleague decided to order the pancakes.
Before we left the hotel Delia had already prepared the guest cards of the region Davos-Klosters that allowed us to use all cable cars and trains for free. Of course we immediately used the opportunity and took the cable car to the top of the neighboring mountain. From up there you could gather the best views of the valley and even see as far as Liechtenstein.
Having had breakfast at 9 o’clock we were again hungry at 2 o’clock, so we decide to visit the Gasthaus Höwald, which is also owned by the Dietrich family. There we had a delicious Buratta with tomatoes and delicious home made bread. Having seen the mountains and the countryside we were ready to do a little bit of relaxing. All guest of the Relais&Chateaux Hotel Walserhof enjoy complementary access to the nearby Bad Ragaz Spa this is a great add-on and an absolutely good compensation for not having an on site spa. So again it was Delia who arranged that we could enter the luxurious hotel spa of the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz.
All in all the Walserhof is the perfect hideaway in the real Swiss alps for everyone who dreams to have his or her own chalet with gourmet dining, luxurious rooms and suites as well as personal service.