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“Currier and Ives Christmas”
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Hotel Walther
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Pontresina
Certificate of Excellence
Fort Worth, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Currier and Ives Christmas”
Reviewed December 25, 2011

I was going to be in Europe for Christmas and had a definite idea of what I wanted. This fulfilled every wish that I had. On arrival the Walthers greet you and are present at all activities. As I do not speak German the Walthers speak excellent English and everyone went out of their way to find someone who spoke English. They provided the days activities in English and while the dinner menu was in German they sent someone to the table to explain. On Christmas Eve I rode in private horse drawn sled in a light snowfall. This was prearranged by the hotel they provided Christmas Eve activities that were magical with each person provided a torch and with St Nick we went through the forest to sing Christmas songs and have mulled wine or cider. The dinner, as all meals was fabulous. I had half board and had a breakfast, mid afternoon tea and five course dinner. I cannot stress what a wonderful establishment this was for Christmas and while it is primarily German they went out of the way to make the Americans feel included, even singing Jingle Bells in English in the forest.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Switzerland
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 28, 2011

Wunderschönes Hotel, tolle Zimmer, super Wellness-Bereich, ausgewogenes Essen, Super-Service. Im Hotel Walther stimmt einfach alles!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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151 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2011

Really loved this hotel. They give you first-class treatment all the way. Whatever you want is delivered immediately to your room. We got a standard double room and it was fantastic. Larger than the usual European standards. We called them when we arrived at the train station, and they had someone there to pick us up within 5 minutes. Enjoyed walking around the town of Pontresina - so lovely and charming. Ate dinner at their restaurant just up the hill - Chesa Veglia - food was great and loved the ambiance. They drove us there free of charge. Had lunch at the little hotel restaurant across the street - forget the name, but has a nice outside terrace. Can't fault the Hotel Walther for anything - it was a totally fabulous experience and would love to go back some day!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 1, 2011

We were traveling with our two children, ages 9 and 10. We were greeted by the hotel owner who immediately made us feel welcome. Hotel Walter had the perfect large sunny room for us which included a sofa bed, extra single bed, adult and kid-size robes(although it was too hot to use them when we were there) and amazing views of the snow capped mountains! Everything was super clean and orderly. After a long day of sightseeing the kids enjoyed playing pingpong ball and foosball in the basement game room. At check out we were very appreciative when the hotel staff had prepared a bag of fruit, water bottle and snacks for our upcoming 3 hour train ride--- a nice touch! The cost was a bit expensive but the view was worth it!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Weil am Rhein, Germany
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2011

We spent a couple of days sking in Pontresina, which is a good location for exploring Engadin on skis even though there is no direct lift access in town. Runs of Diavolezza / Lagalp as well as the Corviglia area (access through Celerina) can be reached easily by bus in 10 minutes. The bus stop is only a few steps from the hotel.

The property is very well kept and everything is perfectly clean. Room was nice but a little bit dated and not completely up to the expected standard.

We very much liked the wellness area - good swimming pool and well designed.

Staff was friendly and generally helpful. Breakfast was great !!! The service and abilty of the bar was somewhat disappointing - they seemed only be able to handle a limited range of standard requests.

Overall impression was good and we enjoyed our stay at this property.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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New York
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33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2011

As with other reviewers we found the Hotel Walther a very pleasant and beautiful place to stay. Our junior suite was spacious, nicely furnished and had two balconies with spectacular views of the mountains. The housekeeping service was impeccable, always prompt and unobtrusive - although surprisingly no chocolates on the pillow at turndown... (I found the beds and the pillows a little hard but my husband and son after skiing all day every day had no complaint. ) The hotel pays particular attention to its large dining room where the food and service are outstanding! We stayed on the half-board plan which included breakfast and dinner - a great value and a very convenient morning and evening routine. Most people dress for dinner, but it is not required. The breakfast was excellent and the menu choices for the five-course dinner were varied and delicious. The hotel offers room service, but no room service menu so don't be surprised when the Maitre d'Hotel brings a restaurant menu to your room to take your order - the lobster and chicken club sandwich was divine! We enjoyed the luxurious pool and jacuzzi (with a lovely view to the outdoors), as well as the sauna, etc. On the down side we were expected to park the car ourselves as the porter could rarely be found. Parking was tight and we ended up in the lot across the street (the gate for which had to be opened by the porter, ironically.) Still, all in all, a very well-run and beautiful hotel with a welcoming, professional staff and very elegant public areas as well as rooms.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Miami, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2011

We are guests at Hotel Walthers since 12 years.
When we spend time in an other hotel, we are always
comparing with our favorite Hotel Walther. Until today we
have not found a Hotel which is so professionell, friendly, clean
and serves the best dinners. The hotel bar is a great place to
meet other guests, everyday is a special drink served.
The wellness is also relaxing place to use.
We are bringing our little doggie, he is always
very welcome.
We recommend to everybody to visit this perfect service
minded hotel.
Greetings from Miami

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Walther
Address: Via Maistra 215, Pontresina 7504, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Graubunden > Engadin St. Moritz > Pontresina
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Luxury Hotel in Pontresina
#3 Business Hotel in Pontresina
#4 Romantic Hotel in Pontresina
#5 Spa Hotel in Pontresina
#5 Family Hotel in Pontresina
#5 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Pontresina
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel Walther 4.5*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The family-run 4-Star superior Hotel Walther in Pontresina is a member of the exclusive Relais & Chateaux collection. It is one of the most traditional hotels in the holiday region of Engadine St. Moritz. True values At Hotel Walther you do more than just sleep – here you get to dream, because this venue not only offers a beautiful location in which to enjoy your vacation; it also envelops you in a gentle sense of well-being, thanks to our inherent sense of hospitality. In short: true family values. A third-generation family business, we extend a warm welcome to our Pontresina guests. Here, you will be able to experience first-hand the renowned ‘Alpine glow’ and embark on a wealth of wonderful adventures that await right on your doorstep! The perfect location for relaxation and activities in the Engadine Mountains.. ... more   less 
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