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Reviewed 17 September 2018

This probably used to be a really nice property way back but is really in need of some TLC and serious repairs. It has unbelievable views though so it is worth walking around the grounds of the hotel. I am glad I was not staying. I was going to have a snack and enjoy the view but opted not to as the area of the terrace is not very inviting either. I hope someone takes this property and fixes it because it is truly a very cool location with outstanding views.

Stayed: August 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank NinaW2000
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Reviewed 10 September 2018

This very nicely located Art Nouveau bijou hotel on top of Davos is in almost original state just as it was built around 1900 - it seems that the owners absolutely want to keep it that way to provide the visitor with an as good as possible impression of what it was like to stay there as a guest (or patient as it started as a Sanatorium, just as several other Art Nouveau hotels in Davos that were blossoming like flowers at that time). Valley-side rooms feature the typical Sanatorium-style balconies with two sunbeds with warm covers allowing you to breath the cool mountain air that blows so cleanly at this altitude (1860 meters above sea level). The rooms are clean and ok for short stays (incl. showers - just don't expect the latest equipment, as it would not be in the spirit of the owner, so we assume). For us it was absolutely fine and we enjoyed staying there one night before hiking over to Arosa (very recommendable trip as well, if you are not getting dizzy too easily).

Room Tip: Take the valley-side - views are splendid!
  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank LesSchtroumpf
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Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Wonderful hike up the hill to the Schatzalp restaurant. clearly marked trail (eichhörnliweg) takes about 40 minutes. Stunning view of and from the hotel (magic mountain) over Davos and the whole valley. Got a drink on the veranda where 100 yrs ago tb patients were sitting.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled with friends
Thank Philipp S
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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Massively over priced for what it is - a run down building that was no doubt very beautiful in its day but now suffers from neglect both in terms of maintenance and the attitude of its staff (who genuinely seem to wander around with an attitude of "why did i bother to get up today?").

Even the basics such as check in, check out and breakfast they treat with a surly indifference (including blanking my wife and looking to me repeatedly despite her being the person who booked, paid and had the keys in her hand).

Hire sled? Rolls eyes, huffs and puffs.
Get coffee? grunts and groans
Checking out? 15 minutes to do the basics and the afore mentioned casual sexism.

Add to that the prevalent 60-packs a day cigarette smell that permeates rooms and common areas and you've basically just paid for :
- a nice view
- some cats
- a room so basic, worn and dirty that it makes any chain hotel or hostel look luxurious by comparison
- really poor service

at the end of the day its your money but the value proposition just doesn't add up unless you REALLY like nice views but basically are happy to sleep in the equivalent of a dorm room.

if however (like me) you thought this would be a quaint retro hotel and a bit of a treat then you're probably about 60 years too late - any charm this place once had has since been eroded by years of neglect and indifference (likely borne from an arrogance of having such a nice location and believing no effort was needed beyond that).

a real shame as there's plenty of potential but I'd recommend simply visiting the grounds , maybe having some food (i didnt try the restaurant - just had breakfast - so it might be nice?) or enjoy the sled run.

staying overnight? not worth what's charged by any metric.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
2  Thank TaikoHax
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

My husband invited me and our 3 adult children to Art on Ice in Davos. He booked us into the Schatzalp thinking it would be an interesting experience. The Location is fantastic, the service good, the breakfast buffet also good and the food in the Panorama restaurant was excellent but the hotel itself was a disappointment.
He booked us into two nostalgic rooms. The room the kids got without a balcony was large and looked to have been recently renovated but our room was such a disappointment. The bed for two adults was only 160cm (French sized) and the mattress has seen better days. I kept rolling down to the center of the bed which was not helpful in getting a good nights sleep.
The bathroom was just large enough for one person to stand but not move and I would not call it nostalgic— it was covered in orange brown ceramic tiles(which is so 1970-80’s). The shower was so tiny we did not even use it.
It was interesting seeing the turn of the century hotel but does nostalgic have to mean run down? I loved the old elevators and the sitting area. Unfortunately smoking is allowed in the adjacent bar and you could smell it into the lounge sitting area.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
Thank susanhV5615JK
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