A therapeutic environment where you can unwind in the fresh mountain air and magnificent landscape. The Davos region offers a wide variety of options for sports and recreation. The highest town in the Alps is also known as a skiers’ Eldorado. Waldhotel Davos, the sister hotel of QL Hotel Vitznauerhof, has the only indoor saltwater swimming pool in the area, at a minimum temperature of 34 degrees Celcius.
Until 1957, the historic Waldhotel Davos building was a sanatorium for people with tuberculosis. Built in 1911, the sanatorium was the inspiration for the famous novel The Magic Mountain by the Nobel prize-winning author Thomas Mann.
Culinary surprises are prepared by the Dutch chef Jeroen Achtien and his team. Back in the Netherlands, Achtien worked at the celebrated De Librije restaurant in Zwolle (three Michelin stars). He likes to use regional ingredients from the canton of Grisons combined with flavours from all over the world.
Waldhotel Davos is open from November to April.
With his wealth of experience as chef at the celebrated De Librije restaurant in the Netherlands (three Michelin stars), Dutch chef Jeroen Achtien now brings culinary innovation to the restaurant at Waldhotel Davos. In the summer he heads the kitchen at Hotel Vitznauerhof, and in the winter the entire brigade moves to Waldhotel Davos to create the most intense flavours for your pleasure.
Jeroen Achtien creates culinary surprises using regional ingredients from the Lake Lucerne area combined with flavours from all over the world. Go for the house smoked Norwegian salmon, for example, prepared in a way you will find nowhere else. After a sumptuous dinner you can relax by the fire in the Krokowski Bar, sipping an appropriate after-dinner drink. Or enjoy a wine tasting in the hotel’s cellars – the collection of 700 different wines not only includes the great names, but also some surprising and delicious unknowns.
Opening times: Fine Dining Restaurant Sens 1605
Wednesday to Sunday 5.00pm to 12.00am
Closed Monday and Tuesday
Open daily from 12.00pm to 12.00am
When you’re ready to relax, make your way to Waldhotel Davos’ indoor saltwater swimming pool, the only one of its kind in the area. The constant minimum temperature of 34 degrees Celcius combined with massage jets and neck showers will soon have you in a state of Zenlike bliss. Anyway, you’ll already feel your stress ebb away when you take in the panoramic view from your room.
A quarter of an hour from Davos is Klosters, a favourite with the international jet set. Klosters has a romantic village atmosphere and there are plenty of ways for non-skiers to explore the spectacular landscape too, from winter hiking routes to sleigh rides and snow shoe walks. For a day of culture, visit the Kirchner Museum in Davos, featuring the work of the German expressionist painter Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. And for an active day out, head for Jakobshorn, the adventure mountain of the Alps.