Hotel Waldhaus Sils
Perched in the forest high above the Alpine village of Sils-Maria, Hotel Waldhaus Sils has been run by the same family since it opened in 1908. This grand 140-room hotel rises over Lake Sils, affording wonderful views of the Engadine valley region. A thoughtful restoration has preserved original features, including the Belle Époque central staircase, while contemporary touches have been added throughout including a stunning three-level spa. Look out over snow-covered slopes from a heated indoor pool, explore the mountains with complimentary mountain bikes and discounted ski passes, and experience true Alpine hospitality from fifth-generation owners.
- Work out in the Technogym-equipped fitness center or take pro tennis lessons on indoor and outdoor courts
- The Chef’s Table experience includes a tour of the renowned 20,000-bottle wine cellar and an exclusive dinner for up to 12 guests
- Borrow mountain and electric bikes in summer and hit the slopes with a discounted ski pass and complimentary shuttle service in winter
- Explore the hotel's period features on a guided tour and book a Nostalgic room for original restored furnishings
- Swim in the indoor pool with floor-to-ceiling windows and direct access to an outdoor terrace with wading pool and hot tub
- Unwind in a huge spa with Finnish sauna, steam rooms, tranquil relaxation pools, and extensive treatment menu
Hospitality is the hallmark of Hotel Waldhaus Sils, and this family-run hotel prides itself on making children at home too. A mini golf course nestles in the larch forest, and the Gian & Gianna Children's Club runs a program of play, crafting, and outdoor excursions. There are even pizza-making sessions in the hotel kitchen.
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The Hotel Waldhaus Sils has 140 distinctive guestrooms and suites, all with fine views of the Alpine surroundings. Choose from classic, modern, or nostalgic décor — the nostalgic category gives the best insight into the hotel's past, with restored furnishings from the early 20th century. In some rooms, balconies help you to fully appreciate your location; in others, deep-soak bathtubs help you recover after a hike in the hills.
On arrival you will find a fruit basket and Swiss praline in your guestroom. For younger guests, there is an activity club and a babysitting service on request. Rental bikes and winter ski shuttles help you explore the mountains, while 4,530 sq ft / 421 sq m of flexible meeting space offers the perfect setting for conferences and weddings.
The Hotel Waldhaus Sils is renowned for the quality of its cuisine. All of its restaurants and bars put an emphasis on local food, with many ingredients sourced from Engadine valley — and some from the hotel's own gardens.
Waldhaus Dining Rooms – With high ceilings, original 1908 chairs, and a spectacular 1959 chandelier, everything about this signature dining space is special. Chef Gero Porstein creates a menu to match, with Alpine and Italian-influenced dishes such as ragout of beef, and mousse of fresh cheese with mountain herbs. The 20,000-bottle cellar includes thousands of Swiss wines, and regular theme nights and live music add to the lively atmosphere.
Chef’s Table – Join an exclusive dinner for up to 12 guests in the impressive kitchen. The gourmet meal is preceded by a cellar visit to select and taste suitable wines.
Arvenstube – Natural pine walls and carved wooden chandeliers give this restaurant a thoroughly Swiss feel, and the menu showcases regional specialties such as cream of Val Fex mountain hay soup and pan-fried Swiss river trout.
Terrace – On summer days, there is no better place than this sunny terrace surrounded by larch trees. Choose perfectly cooked dishes from the outdoor grill for lunch, or high tea and ice cream in the afternoon.
Great Lounge and Bar – Enjoy morning coffee or early evening cocktails in this elegant space at the heart of the hotel, with a huge bay window overlooking the forest. Pastries and light lunches are available, and the Waldhaus Trio plays every afternoon and evening.
Hotel Waldhaus Sils' luxurious spa covers three levels — take time to explore it all. Start with a workout in the fitness center or some laps in the indoor pool, and then ease your muscles with a Finnish sauna, a steam bath, or a soak in one of two relaxation pools. Finally, head to the treatment level for a deep massage or a reflexology session. If the weather is fine, head outside to play mini-golf or take afternoon tea in the larch forest, and end the day with one of the hotel's regular events, which include concerts, readings, and dance weekends.
Outside, the mountains beckon. Take a complimentary bike and explore 248 mi / 400 km of trails. Hop on the shuttle to the Furtschellas/Corvatsch ski area, or book a private guided session with local instructor "Kiki" Wolf. Away from the slopes, enjoy excursions to the nearby valleys of Bregaglia and Poschiavo, or take a breathtaking ride on the Rhaetian mountain railway.
Hotel Waldhaus Sils
Ideal for a summer holiday or winter getaway, the Hotel Waldhaus Sils sits above the village of Sils-Maria in the Upper Engadine valley. St. Moritz is just 7 mi /10 km away.
The nearest pubic airport is Zurich Airport, 124 mi / 200 km away.
Private jets can land at Samedan-Engadin Airport, 11 mi / 17.5 km away.
St. Moritz station is 7 mi / 11.5 km away. Guests can arrange a complimentary pick-up from the station.