Traditional, immaculately-kept hotels are the rule in Klosters, along with apartments, but we’re beginning to see a few truly gorgeous and Brit-friendly catered chalets here as well. As well as booking direct, or through a tour operator, you can also reserve a room through the Klosters tourist office.
Hotel Alpina is a well-positioned hotel with a small swimming-pool and a restaurant serving “creative cooking”. Chesa Grischuna has been welcoming guests since 1938, and retains its rustic style. The Hotel Vereina has had a chequered past; it is currently up for sale and is closed until a buyer can be found.
Hotel Walserhof is where Prince Charles used to stay. Traditionally styled, it’s immaculately kept, and has an excellent restaurant. Silvretta Parkhotel has large rooms, a wellness centre, and children’s Flipper Club.
Luxury chalet accommodation
“Unfortunately there is no five-star hotel for the upper market,” said a reporter. But the high variety of luxury chalets makes more than up for it. Eugenia is a mansion-palazzo hybrid is one of our favourite chalets in the Alps. The house sits in splendid isolation above Klosters, and the huge main drawing room has a central pillared fireplace. The master bedroom comes complete with a separate adjoining dressing room, four balconies and log fires in the bedroom and bathroom.
Chalet Bear is one of the few remaining log chalets in Klosters, and one of the loveliest places to stay in the Alps. It feels like you’re living in an ancient wooden jewel box, which creaks and groans when the sun hits it in the morning and it starts to warm up. The interiors are classy, but without a trace of bling, thank goodness. There are four en suite bedrooms and a cosy wood-panelled sitting room with log fire. Bear is handy for the centre of the village, too. Chalet Maldeghem is an authentic Swiss chalet with six bedrooms, a first-rate chef and an extensive wine cellar. The chalet is tucked away in a quiet part of Klosters, convenient for the cross-country track and the Madrisa family ski area.
More modest places to stay
Three-star Hotel Rustico is now run by Jorg and Anja Walter, with rooms all individually decorated. Hotel Wynegg is a cosy old hotel which was for many decades owned by the indominatable Ruth Guler and run along the lines of a large chalet for its mainly British guests. It was then sold to three locals who refurbished it, putting in a bar and creating all en suite bedrooms. It makes a good place to stay at the slightly more budget end of the spectrum. Hotel Silvapina is a friendly family-run two-star in Klosters Dorf a five-minute walk from the Madrisa lift station. Most modest of all, and highly rated by a reporter (“Not fancy – but clean and fresh”), is Soldanella – the resort’s youth hostel. It has rooms of all sizes, ranging from singles and doubles to family rooms and one sleeping seven, and is without a doubt the most reasonably-priced accommodation here. Rooms include breakfast and some packages include dinner and a packed lunch as well.