The Hotel Meisser is a truly excellent hotel for a relaxing holiday in the beautiful Swiss Alps. The hotel is situated in the small village of Guarda at a height of 1600 metres and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. We arrived at the railway station in the valley and were taken to the village by the post bus which meets the majority of trains. Benno, Maya, their two children Alessia and Lars and all their staff are very welcoming and immediately made us feel at home.
The four course dinner is served in the dining room and there are always two choices for the main course, usually meat or fish. The chef and his staff prepare and present the food to a high standard and we could not find fault with it at all. The buffet breakfast, which offers a wide, choice, is taken in the room that overlooks the village and mountain peaks
We stayed at the hotel in mid February with the intention of walking on the many kilometres of footpaths that are easily accessible directly from the hotel. There had been a considerable snow fall but each evening the paths were prepared for walking the next day.
One of the highlights of our week was a snow shoe walk to a mountain hut situated at 2200 metres. We were fortunate to be accompanied by Andre who was an excellent guide and knew the area really well.
Our own walks took us to Ardez, Lavin, Susch and Scuol.
If you do not feel like walking there are several interesting destinations that can be reached by using the frequent trains that run from the station. You have to remember that the trains only stop on request.
One of the delights of the hotel is that you can walk less than two minutes from the door, stand still and listen to complete silence while admiring the mountain peaks on the opposite side of the valley.
We would thoroughly recommend this hotel for excellent service, outstanding scenery and well – marked walking paths. It is not a destination for those who like shopping and nightlife!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Guarda, a cluster of very old intricately painted farmhouses with flowers at every window, nestles on a mountain shelf high above the Engadine Valley - one of the most picturesque hideaways in Switzerland. Happily, there is a gem of a hotel to match the perfection of the village. The Hotel Meisser is beautifully situated on a promontory overlooking the expanse of green valley below, with a terrace where guests can enjoy refreshments an fine food. The hotel, a typical Engadine farmhouse, dates back to the 17th century. Throughout the hotel there is an old-world ambiance achieved through the use of antique chests, pieces of old copper, oil paintings, and baskets of fresh flowers everywhere. The main house offers simple accommodation in rooms with shower or bath, and tree rooms afford memorable views an enjoy their own balconies. ... more less
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