On the top of a hill at the southern end of the town of Flims in Switzerland lies the majestic hotel complex of Waldhaus Flims. Surrounded by trees and plants and with plenty of space in the peaceful and tranquil park of the hotel, vacationers are given the opportunity to fully calm down and watch the squirrels jumping from tree to tree. Located in the vicinity of renowned ski area of Flims Laax Falera, the hotel offers breathtaking views of the mountains and the picturesque natural environment. Initially opened in the year of 1877, the hotel still holds the charm of an authentic guesthouse of that time. The Belle Époque Pavilion on site includes a museum that provides profound information for all visitors who are interested. Guests can look forward to elegant interiors, a huge spa area, various dining options and cosy bars with open fire places and a charming atmosphere.

Location

What does the area around Waldhaus Flims look like? Are there different types of buildings on site?

Waldhaus Flims is located 1,100 meters above sea level on a hill next to the town of Flims. Guests can hear the water running down the nearby hills and enjoy spectacular mountain views. The hotel is surrounded by a fairy-tale forest in the biggest hotel park of Switzerland, which invites for an undisturbed stroll on the private paths of the property. The historic hotel complex consists of three main buildings – the Grand Hotel, Villa Silvana and the Belle Époque Pavillion. The buildings are all connected with each other through underground tunnels. Just in case the weather is bad, guests do not even need to go outside in order to access another building.

Key Facts

  • located in the town of Flims in the Swiss canton of Graubünden
  • the hotel was initially built in 1877 but renovated completely in 2016
  • set in vicinity of the Caumasee and the ski area of Flims Laax Falera

What is special?

  • nestled in the largest hotel park of Switzerland
  • a serene and tranquil location with plenty of space
  • ancient hotel buildings that hold more than a hundred years of history

What do the guests say?

  • the hotel is located in a stunning area with picturesque mountain views
  • We did some wonderful walks with the family from the front door – the Caumasee and Crestasee hike and the Trutg dil Flem waterfall walk were particular highlights
  • this property still stands out for being a unique boutique place

Accommodation

How many rooms and suites does Waldhaus Flims offer? What kind of design can I expect?

Hotel Waldhaus Flims offers 107 rooms and suites for its guests, covering ranges from 22 to 250 square meters. A combination of decor from the belle epoque and modern furnishings await the guests in this historic hotel complex. The public area as well as the rooms are characterized by understated luxury and paint an elegant and serene picture for the viewers. The bathrooms are of unique design and provide natural scents as opposed to chemicals in the air. As the hotel has its historic background, the Belle Époque Museum on site caters for those who would like to know more about the story of Waldhaus Flims. Nevertheless, the unique charm is prevailing in every single room of the hotel.

Key Facts

  • 107 rooms and suites altogether
  • elegantly designed rooms, decorated with luxurious modern furnishings
  • two hotel buildings, a Belle Époque Pavillion holding a museum and four restaurants on site

What is special?

  • the rooms are all very quiet and ensure tranquility for every guest
  • the hotel offers a combination of the charm of the belle epoque and modern designs
  • some rooms and suites have balconies with panorama views of the spectacular mountain setting

What do the guests say?

  • We had a wonderful room with a view of the mountains and a really spacious balcony
  • It is the epitome of a classy and posh property with perfect facilities
  • the hotel provides super comfortable bedrooms

Pools & Spa

How big is the spa area of the hotel? Does Waldhaus Flims offer outdoor pools?

An incredible spa area awaits the guests with 3,000 square meters of pure relaxation on the highest level. The Waldhaus Spa provides an indoor swimming pool, a heated outdoor pool equipped with massage jets and a whirlpool. There is also a natural swimming pond with mountain spring water and koi fish in it. Besides different treatments for the body, the hotel provides a Swarovski Physiotherm cabin that works with infrared light to support muscle relaxation and easing all kinds of pain. Several saunas, aroma steam baths and a hammam ensure the guests can sweat out their tensions and toxins entirely. For the brave ones, the natural swimming pond offers an ice hole in the winter, which works as a real boost for the immune system.

Key Facts

  • a 3,000 square meters Walhaus spa
  • an indoor swimming pool, a heated outdoor pool and a natural swimming pond 
  • aroma steam baths, several saunas, a hammam and treatment rooms

What is special?

  • a private spa suite featuring a separate sauna and a jacuzzi-pool
  • take a refreshing dip into the natural swimming pond through an ice hole in the winter and swim surrounded by koi fish in the summer
  • Waldhaus Flims offers sauna facilities for women only

What do the guests say?

  • we really enjoyed the sauna and the small lake right next to it
  • the pools are just amazing and are of really good size and swimming with kois is quite exciting
  • My children and I spent 3 hours in what I regard as the finest swimming pool facilities I have seen in any hotel worldwide

Culinary

How many restaurants are on site? What kind of cuisines can I expect at Waldhaus Flims?

The hotel offers the remarkable count of four restaurants on site. There is the Siam restaurant, which serves modern authentic Thai cuisine and the restaurant Epoca, which is run by Tristan Brandt serving regional cuisine. Ristorante Pomodoro is located in a separate building on site and serves Italian cuisine while providing special menus for kids. Last but not least, there is the restaurant Fairöuz that serves Lebanese cuisine. Groups of guests of Waldhaus Flims can also look forward to having a special dinner experience in the wine cellar or even in the Belle Époque Museum of the hotel. The Chadafö Bar and the Summit Bar both offer delicate drinks and invite guests with open fire places and background piano music, performed by a professional pianist.

Key Facts

  • there are four different restaurants throughout the property 
  • two bars on site serving drinks for the guests
  • the dining options include classical, regional, Thai and Italian cuisine

What is special?

  • the hotel offers special dinner for groups in the historic Belle Époque Museum or in the hotel’s wine cellar
  • Thai restaurant ‘Siam’ offers authentic Thai cuisine on site
  • Ristorante Pomodoro serves Italian cuisine within the hotel complex

What do the guests say?

  • Starting the day with breakfast at Siam and having dinner after a busy day at the Chadafo Bar is highly recommended
  • the bar made exceptional drinks and gave us tips on how to replicate some experiences at home
  • The restaurants were all great and very accommodating for the kids. It made a huge difference for us to have a proper adult meal whilst keeping the kids happy.

Activities

Is Waldhaus Flims a summer or a winter destination? Do they offer activities throughout the whole year?

Whether winter or summer time, hotel Waldhaus Flims welcomes guests all 365 days of the year and the range of activities to pursue is accordingly wide. In summer, guests can look forward to playing a match of tennis on one of the two courts on site. Besides hiking, biking and off-site cycling through the mountains, the UNESCO world heritage site ‘Tectonic Arena Sardona’ and other impressive destinations like the Swiss Grand Canyon or the ‘Trutg dil Flem’ waterfall await the vacationers. The Caumasee is in the vicinity of the hotel and provides perfect conditions for windsurfing. In winter, the ski area of Flims Laax Falera is only a two-minute drive away from the property. And for days of bad weather, the hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center and the Belle Époque Museum.

Key Facts

  • UNESCO world heritage site Tectonic Arena Sardona and the Rheinschlucht – the Swiss Grand Canyon – are nearby
  • the ski area of Flims Laax Falera attracts winter sports enthusiasts with more than 224 kilometers of slopes
  • the hotel offers two on-site tennis courts

What is special?

  • the Kids club caters for the little ones and challenges their creative minds
  • an indoor mini golf course and a games room
  • the Belle Époque Museum offers historic facts and takes you back to the founding of Waldhaus Flims in 1869

What do the guests say?

  • an astonishing array of activities specially geared to kids
  • the spa and easy access to the ski slopes make the Waldhaus a perfect hotel to stay at.
  • we were hiking in the summer in the most glorious surroundings

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