Found out about this place from a local guidebook while touring Bavaria and Switzerland, intrigued, decided on a detour, arrived quite late, almost 10pm, but had called ahead and owner said "We will not let you go to bed hungry". Good sign we thought. Full 3-course dinner included in room rate (320 Swiss Francs for a double, included brekkie), wine extra, fair dinkum. Schnapps dazu, some local resiny stuff, strong but kind of grows on you. Friendly, smiling, efficient service in spite of late hour and being last guests.
Room a discovery, was called Lukretia Planta. Owners, from family claiming connection with Venice and its Polo dynasty, apparently don't believe in numbers. Double doors muting all sounds, thick walls, facing garden, very quiet sleep. Entire place goes back to 12th century noble family, built on 8th century foundation and wine cellar, related to the St John monastery nearby they say. Our bathroom tiny by Ozzie standards but very clean, had sunken transparent tub with brass fittings, thing to be seen to be believed.
In the morning the owner pointed us to some unique hidden gem on the Reschenpass nearby, a fortress down from the pass road guarding the bridge where the Roman Via Claudia used to cross the Inn 2000 years ago.
In short old-fashioned Swiss hoteliers' family hospitality as the cliché goes. We planned to return if an opportunity gives.
- Also Known As:
- Chasa De Capol Switzerland/Santa Maria Val Mustair