Need to know
Forty-nine, including nine suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible.
Double rooms from $381.22 (CHF383), excluding tax at 3.6 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of CHF7.80 per person per night on check-out.
Rates usually include breakfast.
The train from Chur (can we call it the chur-chur train? Sorry) is the stuff of Swiss chocolate-box dreams: be sure to sit on the right on the way up and on the left on the way down for the best snowy views.
Mid April until the end of June, and from the end of September until the beginning of December. (Exact dates for 2018: 8 April to 22 June and 23 September to 7 December.)
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, indoor tennis court, gym, yoga. In rooms: flatscreen TV, iPod dock, free bottled water, complimentary soft-drink minibar, Nespresso coffee machine, tablet with hotel information.
Our favourite rooms
Private balconies, oak parquet floors, Aztec-print throws and on-point furniture (eg: aviator egg chairs) ensure there’s no trace of twee Alpine trad here. We love the split-level Loft Junior Suites, which have a balcony and bath tub all helpfully arranged to frame the peaky landscape. Even the entry-level suites are a decent size. Families and groups should book the multi-room apartments, which can have extra beds added to sleep up to six.
The spa has a heated family-friendly pool, with a wall of windows showcasing the slopes.
There’s a much-needed spa ready to soothe boot-weary limbs after a day on the piste, with a steam room, sauna and three treatment rooms for Clarins rituals. Yoga and fitness classes are held regularly, and there’s a sports club with personal trainers and Technogym machines.
The usual mountain-friendly suspects, plus cosy cashmere for elegant après-ski attire and your gym kit for the PTs to put you through your paces in the flashy sports club.
The hotel is accessible for wheelchairs, except for the pool and tennis hall. Some of the rooms have specially adapted bathrooms.
Dog bowls and blankets can be supplied for 25 francs a night. See more pet-friendly hotels in Arosa.
All ages welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to some Junior Suites. There are several ski schools in Arosa to start them young. Swimming aids and inflatables can be borrowed in the pool, and the hotel has sledges for toddlers.
All food is locally sourced and seasonal where possible (harder than it looks at 1,800 metres above sea level) – only European wines are served and all of the bread and dairy produce comes from Arosa. Electricity comes courtesy of the local hydro-power plant. The heating system is one of the most environmentally friendly in Europe – the hotel uses geothermal probes and captures waste heat (from other appliances and activities) that’s then stored in an ice battery until it’s needed.