The decor of every hotel in the region relies heavily upon the ubiquitous, light—almost bleached—knotty pine. Nowhere have we seen it more strikingly used than at the Schlosshotel Chastè, whose guestrooms are some of the most richly attractive we have ever seen. From the instant one approaches the intricately carved entry doors, steps into the rustic, antique-strewn public rooms under vaulted arches, and inhales that lovely wood smell, it is clear the Chastè is something special.

Several guestrooms have recently been refurbished and they are exquisite. Number 133, on a corner, has hardwood floors, a fireplace, a curving bank of window, a huge, luxurious bathroom with both tub and shower and a private terrace with view down the valley. Number 131 is a bit smaller but has a marble-tiled bathroom and a small adjoining bedroom. It too has a private terrace. Number 135 is in the same style but with a canopied bed. Finally, Number 136, the two-bedroom "Panorama Suite," is absolutely stunning with its cathedral, beamed ceiling, fireplace, and spacious marble bathroom with large corner bathtub under exposed wood joists and wide skylight

In this hotel you will see no plastic, the wood is never painted nor is it, except for the floors, waxed. This wonderful hideaway is located about 15 minutes by car up the mountain above Scuol and just beneath the Tarasp Castle. For 500 years it has been run by the Pazeller family (currently Rudolf and Daniela) and its restaurant is rated among the country's top 100 by Weltwoche.

Street Address: Sparsels
City: Tarasp
Country: Switzerland
Phone: +41 81 861 3060
Fax: +41 81 861 3061
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Quality: Rating: 5 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$$$
Type: Hotel