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The secret of Klosters' popularity is that it remains firmly a delightful and unspoilt Swiss mountain village. Set in the Walliser Alps in the Graubünden region, Klosters has for years attracted royalty and wealthy Europeans, many with chalets and apartments. And it is perhaps for this reason that we assume that all the best places to stay in Klosters are going to be very pricey!
The train snakes its way though the village from Zurich to St Moritz with skiers clambering on and off in boots covered in fresh snow. The scenery is impressive with steep wooded mountainsides and high craggy mountains.
Although the village is low at 1100m there is usually plenty of snow to be found, a terrific variety of piste and some sensational backcountry to be explored. A third of the ski instructors are also farmers producing cheese and milk from Jersey cows amongst other more typical local breeds.
Some of the town's earliest hotels date back 145 years, there’s a good variety amongst the best places to stay in Klosters from the grand dames such as the Chesa Grishuna to the more affordable Hotel Rustico and unpretentious Hotel Wynegg. In common they share a love of good food; Klosters offers some very fine regional cuisine.
Unlike its larger and more international neighbour Davos, the village remains true to its Alpine roots and is a close community, divided into two sections, Klosters Platz and Klosters Dorf.
Klosters Platz is the heart of the village, set around the railway station, with hotels, restaurants and chic shops. From here the Gotschnagrat cable car takes passengers every 15 minutes up the gateway to the Parsenn and towards Davos.
From Weissfluggipel, at 2844m the highest peak, skiers have access to the famous uninterrupted 12 kilometres run down to Kublis, through picturesque hamlets with tiny churches, ancient chalets and farms. From the top of Gotschnagrat is the notorious steep black Wang, a run to test the most serious skier.
The Madrisa gondola at Klosters Dorf is 10 minutes by the efficient and regular ski bus from Klosters Platz. Madrisa boasts some of the best and quietest nursery slopes and also some excellent off-piste. There’s also a challenging day's skiing with a guide to Gargellen in Austria.
Gemütlich Restaurants are a Klosters speciality; the pretty Schwendi huts are dotted on the Parsen and offer tasty regional dishes: Grison barley soup, rosti with melted cheese and bacon and fondues. A good bet is Alte Schwendi and the best fondue to be had on the mountain is at Fondue Stübli just above Schifer. The Gotschna Restaurant built in 1841 in the picturesque hamlet of Serneus in the lovely Prättigau valley is a favourite and another good lunch option is at the station restaurant at Kublis before you hop on the train back to Klosters Platz. The Hotel Restaurant Kulm in Wolfgang is unpretentious and good value, as is the delightful Berghaus Erika in the hamlet of Schlappin at the end of the wonderful black run down from Madrisa.
As with all popular ski resorts the best places to stay in Klosters are very busy during the usual peak times (Christmas, New Year, half term etc). So unless you want to come during the quieter weeks (or the summer season) you'll have to get organised and plan early.
What not to miss
- If you're visiting in the summer with family then be sure to hike around Zwergenweg. It's been made to help kids enjoy hiking, with various games set up around the forest for them to be entertained by.
- The Nutli-Huschi Folk Museum is great for those wanting to experience what life in the village was like back in the old days.
- The Madrisa Land theme park is another good spot to take the kids for a fun-filled day out.
- Lastly, and most obviously, spend adrenaline fuelled days speeding down the ski pistes.
The best places to stay in Klosters
- The Hotel Rustico offers the best value in Klosters we think. Here you'll find simple, comfortable rooms and great food. Rooms start from just €140 per night.
- Hotel Wynegg is another great value choice. It has a lively apres ski scene and the fondue Chinoise is the best in town. Doubles start from around €155 per night.
- The Silvretta Parkhotel ticks all the right boxes for families: flexible accommodation, free childcare during the winter season and facilities for all.
- For foodies, the Walserhof is a must. The restaurant has a Michelin star, and the wine cellar is vast. Little extras include a shuttle bus to the lift and entry to thermal baths and a wellness centre.
- Alternatively, try the Chesa Grischuna. This Klosters legend offers alpine chic rooms and inventive cuisine in its highly regarded restaurant.
- With arguably the best location in town, the Hotel Alpina is perfect if you like to tumble out of bed straight onto the cable car. Service is very personal and the restaurant's pretty good too.
- Kessler's Kulm boasts an enviable location on the Wolfgang Pass. The rooms are simple but stylish, with wonderful views of the area, and there's a lovely sauna in which to relax after a long day skiing.
For an apartment
If you'd prefer the privacy of a self-catering option then browse through the wide variety available online with our partner, Booking.com.
- International visitors can fly into Zurich Airport before taking the train down to Klosters - this should take around three hours.
- If you're here to ski then you'll want to visit between December and March. On the other hand, if you fancy spending your holiday hiking around the area then come in the summer months.
- It's never exactly warm, however July and August are the hottest months - though the average temperature only reaches around 12°C.
- If you want to see more of the surrounding area then consider renting a car with Rentalcars.
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Best Hotels in Klosters
Hotel Rustico Klosters 14 rooms from £125SkiingGreat walks - Numerous hiking trails in the surrounding area.Traditional
Hotel Wynegg Klosters 14 rooms from £140SkiingGreat walks - During the summer monthsLively - Hip and happening.Traditional
The legendary Wynegg, owned by the Guler family since 1887 is under new ownership. Ruth Guler finally handed the reins over to three local young men. The fondue Chinoise is still as good, and the bar and restaurants are packed. Rooms are comforatable and traditional. Great value and great fun! See More
Silvretta Park Hotel Klosters 93 rooms from £160Skiing - 5 mins walk to the Parsenn cable carKids Club - Free childcare is offered during the winter months for kids from 3-12Spa - Beauty spa with jacuzzi and saunaSwimming Pool - Indoor pool
Best for families, this lovely four-star, family-run hotel was a landmark when it was built in 1870 and is still the largest hotel in Klosters. Well placed in the middle of Klosters over looking the river and mountains. Great facilities for all ages & only five mins to the cable car. See More
Hotel Chesa Grischuna Klosters 12 rooms from £175Skiing - A few steps away from the Parsenn cable carTraditionalGreat walks - Good for walkers.
Hotel Alpina Klosters 45 rooms from £270SkiingActive HolidaySpa - Spa and wellness centre for a wide range of treatments and massages.Swimming Pool - Indoor pool
Hotel Walserhof Klosters 7 rooms from £405Skiing - Complimentary shuttle bus to the Madrisa ski lifts and railway stationFoodies - The gourmet restaurant holds a Michelin starSpa - Complimentary entry to the Tamina thermal baths & to the Wellness and thermal spa by Grand Resort Bad Ragaz both 35 minutes awayViews - Great views from hotelRecommended by - Relais & Chateaux