This nostalgic Art Nouveau style building with its Belle Époque atmosphere, already described in Thomas Mann's book "Zauberberg" [Magic Mountain], opened its doors in 1900 as a luxury sanatorium and was later converted to a mountain hotel. The soul of the house, its architecture, has been preserved in its original form until today. The Villa Guarda - formerly the former doctor's residence - and the Chalet exude new splendour with their luxurious suites. With the Schatzalp train, the "Magic Mountain" is just four minutes away from the centre of Davos. Free WLAN access throughout the hotel premises, even in the Schatzalp/Strela skiing area.


Welcome at the hotel Schatzalp, the best situated of all hotels in Davos! On a sunny terrasse 300 meters above davos and free of traffic ist the hotel Schatzalp the ideal place for quietness and recovery. Enjoy the breathtaking view on the landscape. With our own funicular you reach the “magic mountain” in only 4 minutes of the centre of Davos. Build in modern art style, Thomas Mann has written once about the “magic mountain”, South facing rooms with big balconys, 200 beds, direct line telephones and modem access, television on request, Wireless lan free of charge, big hotel lobby with chimney, sauna, gala dinners, buffets, sledge runs, promenades, hiking trails, park, children playground, surrounded by our botanical alp garden “Alpinum” with more than 6’500 different sorts of alp plants from all of the mountain regions of the world.


The current Hotel Schatzalp was built in Art Nouveau style in 1899. Situated 300 metres above Davos and only four minutes from the town by funicular railway, you’ll find a breathtaking view of the Graubünden mountains and a unique location for your special day.

Swiss Historic Hotel

Voted Historic Hotel of Switzerland in 2008. Opened in 1900 as a luxury sanatorium, the architecture has been preserved in its original form. The Schatzalp unlocks magnificent nature and cultural experiences, with the kitchen and the cellar offering up sensual treats. For ten years, Kaiser Wilhelm II leased three rooms that have been preserved in the Art Nouveau / Belle Époque style, and Thomas Mann mentioned the hotel in his novel "Zauberberg".

Certified by ICOMOS

Located 300m above Davos, the Schatzalp is a place for anybody who needs peace and quiet, who values nature or who wants to experience history. This historic hotel and its Alpine surroundings shape each other. The original funicular railway, built at the same time as the hotel, is still used to bring guests to the hotel. The Schatzalp Hotel was conceived as a luxury sanatorium and built by the architect's firm Pfleghard & Haefeli. It opened in 1900 as a prime location for an international circle of tuberculosis patients who could afford the rather exclusive care. The core principle of therapy in those days was optimal exposure to sunlight, which is why the hotel faces south. Its more than 100 meter long façade resembles a line of terraces, sheltered from the wind: Here, on the legendary yellow Davos deck chairs, the patients rested wrapped in blankets for days on end, basking in the sun and the fresh mountain air. Progress in medicine led to the sanatorium being closed in the 1950's. But as early as 1954 the Schatzalp was reopened as a hotel with 92 rooms, after careful restoration. Much of the original building has remained, including the original 1900 lift facility. The interior captivates the eye with its spacious Art Nouveau common rooms and the many original fittings in the partially restored historic bathrooms. Other quality additions – such as some of the period furniture – date back to the hotel's 1954 transformation.


Historic Hotel of the Year 2008, unique hotel in the Belle Époque style 300 m above Davos, very quiet (no cars); sensational panorama, with hotel's own funicular to town in just 4 minutes, Belle Époque restaurant, piano bar with open fire, terrace restaurant "Snow Beach", seminar and banquet rooms, rustic restaurant, sauna, walking paths in the hotel park. Summer and winter toboggan run, botanical garden "Alpinum", Vita Parcours. Winter special: daily live music, fondue sledge amusement also at night on illuminated night sledding run.

3 star


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  • Luggage Service
  • Underground car park
  • Private car parks
  • Internet - free
  • Very quiet rooms
  • Wi-Fi - free
  • WC in Room
  • Radio
  • Air conditioner
  • Phone
  • Non smoking rooms
  • Bar
  • Smoking lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Panoramic view
  • Terrace
  • Indoor play area
  • Creche
  • Childrens Playground
  • Garden
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Pets welcome
  • Very quiet location


  • Gym



Berghotel Schatzalp
7270 Davos Platz

Phone +41 (0)81 415 51 51
Fax +41 (0)81 415 52 52

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Berghotel Schatzalp
7270 Davos Platz
Phone +41 (0)81 415 51 51

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