A wonderful slice of history atop a mountain
Posted Jun 12, 2016
I stayed here for just 24 hours in order to rest and get some work cleared. This hotel is a rarity in a world which measures hotel 'excellence' very uniformly (a certain style with facilities provided in a certain way). What I mean is that this hotel has its very own, unique character. A former TB sanatorium, the clocks used to organise patients' days still illuminate the corridors. The original sinks still feature in the en suite bathrooms. The same heating system is used, the lifts are unchanged. Bookcases containing volumes once lent to patients wanting to while away the months on end up in the mountains in the hope of recovery, line the corridors of the third floor. The former hospital ward on the second floor still boasts the call system. The building is frozen in time yet extremely comfortable. The combined effect of this is one that is ultimately very relaxing; you forget the hustle and bustle and demands of life 'down below'. Deliciously prepared food, a vast space and quiet spacious rooms help the process. And, if the temptations of life down below become too much, excellent free wifi is available across the site. And, if you're determined to measure the hotel through a modern prism, a wonderful new sauna/spa area can be found on the ground floor. I couldn't recommend this place more highly and suggest you go as this space does not do it justice!