Eighteen years ago our first Appenzell stop was a rather plain little hotel run by two sisters. Though it didn’t look like much from the outside, we fell in love with the Hecht’s wonderful country meals, snug little dining room, comfortable guest rooms, and its homey atmosphere. Sad to say, even in rural Switzerland, running a hotel is a complex business that requires financial backing.

Not long ago, the Heeb family, owners of the Hotel Säntis, purchased the property and began the expensive process of a complete make-over. Based on what we saw in December, the result will be a superb, small hotel—probably with far higher rates than the old Hecht. Daily Rates: Not yet available.

Street Address: Hauptgasse 9
City: Appenzell
Country: Switzerland
Phone: 011 41 71 788 22 22
Fax: 011 41 71 788 22 88
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Quality: Rating: 3 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$$-
Type: Hotel