Snow set intrigue, and ironed underwear are all part of the spectacular service at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils.
We stayed in this dreamy hotel last year, before Covid had taken over the world, and now that winter’s here again, are doing a little arm-chair dreaming from the comfort of confinement!
Situated in the picturesque Swiss mountain village of Sils-Maria, Hotel Waldhaus Sils is like a scene straight out of an Agatha Christie novel, and in many ways, staying at the Waldhaus – with its winding stairs, oak paneling and whispering walls – is the perfect place for a mysterious affair.
All the best sorts of cultural heavy-weights have stayed at the Waldhaus, from Visconti and Claude Chabrol to David Bowie, and from Chagall to Gerhard Richter, who painted a series of landscapes called Sils in the late 1980s and 1990s (below.)
Philosophers have a particular penchant for the place. The hotel has housed guests including Einstein, Nietzshe, Carl Jung and Theodor Adorno, who evidently found the crisp mountain air, and cosy charm good for the little grey cells. Undoubtedly, today they would have appreciated the hotels limitations on cell-phone usage in communal areas, cultural air, and the gentle tick-tock of the wind up clock.
The same family has owned the hotel since its birth in 1908, and it remains nostalgically full of traditional Germanic comfort, with personal service and revitalizing hikes nearby. Guests have an intellectual, refined sense of old-school European luxury, and the hotel is certainly free from any airs of pretence or Monogram Murders.
Why don’t you…
Make like the Sound of Music and spritz your face with Biologique Recherche’s Edelweiss infused face mist.
style-whisper stayed at Hotel Waldhaus Sils before Covid
Hotel Waldhaus · CH-7514 Sils-Maria · +41 81 838 51 00