We spent five days in this lovely hotel in the outstanding village of Guarda. We had a room with a balcony which was quite large, and included a lot of storage. Unfortunately, the hotel was about to close for renovations, and we were woken up by construction noises above our room at 7:30 two mornings.
Breakfast was plentiful and varied. Dinner was usually delicious, although some “family recipes” lacked sophistication. We had lunch in the restaurant on our first day, and found it extremely expensive. The dining room staff was very professional, yet friendly, and attentive.
We were there in the winter, and were very happy with the wide choice of perfectly maintained walking and snowshoeing trails accessible directly from the hotel door. The snowshoes provided were of excellent quality. We took advantage of the very convenient Swiss railway system to spend a day snowshoeing in the neighbouring town of Scuol.
Our only disappointment was the lack of “community spirit”. Every night, from 5 to 6, we could have a complimentary drink in the lounge. We thought that would be the perfect opportunity to meet and mingle, and discuss our day’s adventures with other guests. Unfortunately, most people sat reading a book or a newspaper, and no effort was made by the owner to encourage people to socialize. We have done several hiking trips in various parts of the world, and socializing over a drink is often the highlight of our day. Unfortunately, it was not the case in Guarda…
- 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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