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Hotel Waldhaus Sils

The Hotel Waldhaus has been distinguished with:
The Historic Hotels of Europe Customer Care Award 2013


11 km from bustling St. Moritz, in an unspoiled alpine village, a grand hotel with character and warmth, family owned and managed for five generations. Offering splendid views of gleaming lakes and impressive mountains, the Waldhaus sits above peaceful Sils-Maria like a fairy-tale castle, amidst lovely walking and hiking trails and with excellent downhill and cross-country skiing close at hand. An architectural landmark with a proud history, five-star ranking, 140 rooms, 230 beds and a staff of 150, the Waldhaus is grand, but also playful and relaxed. Behind its imposing façade, it is both vibrantly alive and comfortably old-fashioned. Families are very welcome, too, and a brand-new spa adds a contemporary touch.

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Facilities

  • Conference Area
  • Gourmet Cuisine
  • Indoor Pool
  • Organic Garden
  • Restaurant
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Wedding Amenities
    • Cards accepted at this property

      Location

      “SILS I. E.” (SILS IM ENGADIN, CALLED “SEGL” IN ROMANSH) is 7 miles/ 10 km southwest of St. Moritz in the Swiss canton of Graubünden.

      Our nearest train station is St. Moritz¹. Our driver will be happy to meet you there, free of charge, if you can tell us your arrival time in advance.

      ¹There is a Waldhaus hotel (‘house in the woods’) in St. Moritz as well. It's a good and lively place, but it's not ours, and there is no connection; so don't be confused!

      Arriving from the north and west

      BY CAR: take freeway from Zurich (or Lake Constance area) past CHUR and follow the signs for St. Moritz and the Julier Pass. After the pass, do not turn left (St. Moritz), but right (“Maloja”). The turnoff for Sils-Maria comes before Maloja. Driving time from Zurich: approx. 3 hours.
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      Road Map

      ALTERNATE ROUTE to avoid the pass: at Landquart just before Chur, turn left to KLOSTERS and the VEREINA tunnel (car shuttle by train), tel. +41 81 288 37 37, Vereina. After the tunnel, it’s 55 km/ 35 mi. past St. Moritz to Sils. Driving time from Zurich: approx. 3 1/2 hours.

      BY TRAIN: www.sbb.ch. During the day and until 8.30 p.m. hourly trains between Zurich main station and St. Moritz, travel time: 3 ½ to 4 hours.

      Usually change trains in Chur => Albula (in exceptional cases in Landquart => Klosters/ Vereina). The Rhaetian Railway (RhB) Albula line Chur-St. Moritz is one of the most scenic and technologically most interesting lines in Europe. In 2008 the RhB’s Albula and Bernina lines received UNESCO World Heritage recognition, only the third train line to be considered “universally outstanding”. www.rhb.ch

      DINING CAR Chur-St. Moritz, return to a bygone era: www.rgswissalps.ch/page117.html

      Arriving from the east

      BY CAR: MUNICH – Fernpass (or Innsbruck) – LANDECK – Scuol – St. Moritz (Munich-Sils approx. 4 ½ hrs.); VIENNA – Salzburg – Innsbruck – LANDECK – Scuol – St. Moritz (Innsbruck-Sils approx. 3 hrs.).
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      BY TRAIN OR BUS: www.sbb.ch. Train links between Austria or Bavaria and the St. Moritz area are somewhat circuitous. Coming from Austria, you can speed things up at a price by treating yourself to a two-hour taxi ride from LANDECK to Sils (instead of some 5 hours by train).

      Arriving from the south

      BY CAR: MILAN – Lecco – Chiavenna – Maloja Pass (Milan-Sils approx. 2 ½ hrs.). LUGANO – Menaggio – Chiavenna – Maloja Pass (Lugano-Sils approx. 2 ½ hrs.) or Bellinzona – San Bernardino – Thusis – Julier Pass.
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      FROM TICINO BY TRAIN AND/OR BUS. www.sbb.ch Swiss post bus Lugano - St. Moritz (stops in Sils), daily in summer, weekends only in winter. Or Swiss post bus Bellinzona -Thusis, train Thusis - St. Moritz.  

      FROM ITALY BY TRAIN (a bit complicated): Milan – Tirano www.trenitalia.it, then Tirano – St. Moritz www.sbb.ch = long but scenic. Shorter, but not very short: train from Milan to Chiavenna, change trains in Colico, Swiss post bus from Chiavenna to Sils.

      Airports

      Zurich ZRH: 3 ½ hrs. by car, 4 hrs. by train www.sbb.ch
      Milan-Malpensa MXP, Milan-Linate LIN, Bergamo Orio BGY: difficult by public transportation.
      Samedan/St. Moritz SMV: no scheduled carriers. No instrument landing facilities, hence not accessible in bad weather.

      Engadin St. Moritz Express (charter bus): from Zurich Airport to Sils … and then to our doorsteps. More Informations