The Alps have been clamoring for an affordable but classy hotel for a very long time. Thankfully, the Valsana Hotel is here to serve your needs.
This travelers’ choice hotel is located in the small but beautiful village of Arosa, where you get to enjoy fantastic mountain views and fresh air-flow!
The natural surroundings of the Valsana do not only create the setting for memorable photographs. It also has a calming effect that can ease your mind and help you enjoy your stay even more.
The Tschuggen Hotel Group operates this hotel, and it gives its guests a taste of 100% Swiss hospitality and elegance.
They were closed in 2015 to do some extensive refurbishment but got back into the business in 2017 and are ready to serve you and your family again!
Why You Should Stay Here
If you’re planning to visit Arosa, Switzerland, for the winter, then this sustainable and socially responsible hotel would be a wise choice to stay. Valsana is not only located in a serene environment that gives you a satisfying feeling but also has facilities that make your kids and pets feel at home.
Here is a sneak peek at the unique features that earned Valsana top recognition in the swiss hotel sector and the best hotel in Arosa.
First of all, their eco-credentials are second to none. They are the most eco-friendly hotel in Arosa. As a show of appreciation for their commitment to a clean and sustainable environment, they were named the world’s best green ski hotel by the World Ski Awards.
All their mattresses are recyclable and are made from strictly natural materials. As for heating, they were the first hotel to utilize geothermal heating in the whole of Switzerland. They use the pièce de résistance, a highly technical ice-battery, to heat the whole hotel building.
The massive ice battery has helped them reduce CO2 emissions significantly. The battery runs on geothermal probes that trap waste heat from other building appliances and transform it into usable energy.
This has not only helped make the air fresher for you, but it has also helped them save 30,000 kWh of energy. In case you don’t know how much 30,000 kWh is worth, let’s say it can boil up to 30,000 kettles of water!
Every discarded soap bar from Valsana is handed to Sapo Cycle, who makes new products out of them. Food waste is also taken to a biogas fuel company who converts the waste into usable energy.
You can be sure you are staying at an eco-friendly hotel if you choose Valsana.
Another reason you should stay at the Valsana is its location. It sits right at the Arosa village entrance, close to many of the village’s side attractions.
You can walk from the hotel to the slopes. Close-by is a train station which has a ski-lift, just 5 minutes away on foot. Not to worry, train, cab expenses are covered with the Arosa card. This should excite you if you’re a fan of skiing!
Food & Refreshments
As for drinks, you can get the very best of local cocktails made from 100% Swiss ingredients. You can check out their mini-bar and take your pick.
We have to mention that the mini-bar doesn’t sell alcoholic beverages. You’ll have to visit the Twist Lounge for that. There, you will get 24hr freshly brewed liquor.
Speaking of the Twist Lounge, you can also have breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the Twist restaurant. This is Valsana’s only on-site restaurant.
On their menu, you will find a wide range of healthy delicacies prepared using the finest local ingredients.
All the meat and fish being served are Swiss-reared, and all the milk is gotten from farms in Arosa.
With standards like this, you are sure to get the freshest meals ever!
The interior design is another aspect of the Valsana that would attract you. The infamous Carlo Rampazzi is responsible for its looks. He made good use of natural materials to give the hotel its exquisite look.
The combination of wood, glass, and stone is simply incredible. It matches the looks of Arosa’s natural surroundings. We’re sure you would enjoy taking family pictures with your loved ones here!
The Arosa forest is right behind the hotel, so as you can imagine, a lot of wood was used to create the interior. Inside the Valsana, you will find wooden wall panels, Oak floors, wooden tables, and wooden bed frames.
The hotel operators have already made it clear that sustainability is important to them. Most of the wood used in building the new interior was gotten from the old hotel during refurbishing.
The 49 rooms and suites in the Valsana sit on five floors. The rooms are furnished with leather chairs of moderate color.
They place great importance on good sleep. Blind shades cover all windows of the adequately ventilated rooms. There is no source of artificial light except the one coming from the Tv screen. And when you finally decide to sleep, rest assured that there is a big mattress and plump woolen pillow waiting to give you a homely feeling. The ambiance and settings of the room add up to provide you with a warm rustic feel.
As you may expect, each room has a record player and a wide selection of vinyl for you to choose from. Combine this with the all-natural and chic interior looks, and you will have that retro feeling flowing all over you.
If you need to relax even more, then you can make the short trip to Valsana’s full-service Spa. Here you can take a well-deserved dip in the pool while catching the astonishing mountain views. This is probably the most eco-friendly and children friendly pool there is. It is cleaned using a large sand filter, so much chlorine isn’t needed. Good news for the environment, and good news for your natural hair!
You can book your spa treatments right at the reception. Be rest assured that all spa products are vegan and organic.
The spa is also very spacious, about 800 square meters wide. There are also several saunas and steam rooms available to you. If you like, you can spend time in the relaxation room to get a great view of the Arosa forest.
Yoga & Fitness
For those who are fitness enthusiasts, you can enjoy R1 Sports club’s training services. Valsana also has a small but well-equipped yoga studio that faces the mountains. Great views for meditation.
You would be glad to hear that Valsana will be reopening on the 11th of December. What’s more exciting is that they have many new activities lined up for their beloved guests.
One of such fun activities includes live performances by famous rock bands in Switzerland. This should keep the guests jumping.
Other attractions include the Arosa Ski resort, which is just 0.3 miles away from the hotel, so you’ll have no problems getting there!
Valsana offers eco-friendliness, maximum relaxation, fresh and delicious cuisine, beautiful scenery, and of course, warm Swiss hospitality. All this amid a clean, natural setting!
Where else would you rather be this winter? It should be Valsana for all it’s worth.
For more information regarding bookings and other services, you can visit the Valsana website.