An attached outdoor bar with portable heaters blasts loud music while skiers stand around sipping après ski drinks. Inside the hotel is one of the town’s loveliest lobbies, with vases of flowers everywhere.
Owned by the same family since 1869, parts of the building date back to the 17th century. Some of the 57 rooms have views of the slopes and they’re all decorated with elegant traditional painted wood furniture and colorful linens. The rooms are so pretty that you may just decide to watch the skiers from your window instead of joining them.
The hotel’s lobby, restaurant, and cozy bar really reflect the age of the building, with enormous wood ceiling beams running across. The small stube (bar), the oldest part of the building has its original wood walls and ceilings.
Of course, like all good Alpine hotels, there’s a fabulous spa, which you can smell as soon as you enter the front door. The two-level spa is large for a hotel of this size, with a decent-sized pool, herbal saunas and steam baths, Kneipp foot baths, an outdoor whirlpool, ten treatment rooms for massages and beauty treatments, and more. The therapists swear by the local mineral water that spurts from a fountain.
Rooms start at 185 euros or $231.