Luxury Stay at the Hotel Waldhaus Sils-Maria

Have you ever wondered what kind of establishment Einstein spent his holidays in?

Well if you haven't, I am guessing you now are... and the answer is the beautiful Hotel Waldhaus in Sils Maria!

Sils Maria

Amber and I visited the Waldhaus in late January, we were going to watch THE event of all big events; The Snow Polo World Cup! Yes it was amazing, but more on that later.

Snow Polo World Cup in St. Moritz

The Waldhaus is located in Sils Maria, a sleepy alpine village 10km from the mink fur filled streets of St. Moritz.

Amber and I took the train up to St. Moritz from Zurich. Sadly there was no wifi, but on the plus side, the line up to St. Moritz is the Bernina Express which happens to be rather famous in the train world.

View from our train

It is also one of only three railway lines in the world to achieve UNESCO World Heritage status.

At the St. Moritz station, the Hotel Waldhaus picked us up in fabulously shiny Mercedes and drove us to our new castle home.

Hotel Waldhaus in Sils Maria
We checked into a junior suite and of course instantly indulged in the chocolates they had left for us.

The room was very spacious, we even had our own entrance hallway.

There was also a balcony, but it was just a little too cold for that.

The best part of the room was the terrific views of the mountains in the morning.

This was continued at breakfast... I know, I know, I have just skipped dinner but we will get to that in a later post as it was really something else!

As per usual we ate everything.

I just can't be in the same room as croissants, I'm drawn to them like a bee is to honey.

After breakfast we went exploring around the hotel.

Luckily one of the directors of the Waldhaus - Patrick - had offered to show us around.

What is incredible about the Hotel Waldhaus is that it has been family run since it was built in 1908.

The family have made a huge effort to preserve the hotel in its original style with much of the furniture now over 100 years old.

Old skis left by guests

They even have a little museum which contains an amazing collection of items including the very first account books from 1908!

Account book and dinner menu from 1939

All of these added touches gave the hotel a quirky atmosphere that was quite difficult to put your finger on.

The dining rooms and the afternoon tea lobby were stunning and had a wonderfully homey feel, but  they were different in style to the more modern 5 star hotels.

There was not as much glitz in the Waldhaus as in its counterparts in St. Moritz, but instead the old-world elegance of the decor was very calming and peaceful. So much so that Amber and I longed for more time in our new winter hideaway.

It is the time of place that one could easily spend weeks lounging around sipping tea and reading a book by the fire.

We concluded over hot chocolates that the Waldhaus with all it's quirkiness, was really a rather special place, similar to what I imagine the real life version of Wes Anderson's 'Grand Hotel Budapest' would be like.

Plus, how could you not love being in the Swiss Alps?

Sadly we didn't have anytime to ski. It would have been perfect as the hotel provides you with tickets to the shuttle bus serving all the ski stations in the valley... but now at least we have a reason to go back!

Exploring Sils Maria
If you want to find out more about the Waldhaus and the Snow Polo World Cup, you can check out my V-Log.

Hotel Waldhaus and the Snow Polo World Cup St. Moritz




  1. Beautiful photos! It looks like an amazing place to visit! I hope you had a lovely time :) xx

  2. What a cute place, I would love to go

  3. The view and the place looks amazing
    Indeed a luxury stay.

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  4. Holy smokes this place is absolutely stunning! I am so jealous! I must go visit!
    xx Annie

  5. Lovely photos! Looks like you had a great time :-)

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  6. Oh wow, wooden skis! This hotel looks stunning. That dining area is amazing.

    Corinne x

  7. Great photos! Hotel looks awesome!
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  8. This is such a stunning post! Hope you have a fab weekend!!!

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  9. It must have been so much fun to see the Snow Polo Cup and the clouds moving down the mountains look ever so beautiful. There's no greater welcome to a hotel room than a box of chocolates, that's for sure! ;)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    1. It was great! Such a fun event!


  11. The place looks amazing and beautiful photos! I'm not really into cold places but I would like to visit this too :)


    1. This place is totally worth it Alyssa!

  12. Nice post!
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  13. Nice! it looks very elegant. it seems like you had a lovely stay in this hotel :)

    xx Jamie| With Love, Jamie

  14. I love polo, how amazing to watch it in the snow. There is something about the snow and being able to snuggle up in a warm coat and eat cake and coffee that really appeals. The hotel looks lovely Lucy x