ArabellaSheraton Seehof, Davos
(no longer a Sheraton)
Have been in Davos in the early 90’s and watching the renovation of the Seehof Hotel I was happy to read, that the ArabellaSheraton Group now is managing this hotel. On a journey to Austria I decided to stay a night there and so a dream of my childhood (a stay in this hotel) became true.
I booked the room via spg.com and searched for the best rate for an executive room. I hoped to get a room with balcony in the old part of the hotel.
I parked outside in front of the entrance and entered the lobby. The lobby is not very big, but high, partly with a gallery in the first floor. I was greeted by the reception (female clerk) and after the normal welcome (“I hope your journey was good” etc.) I was told that I will get an upgrade; the room number written on the Room Pass was changed from 214 to 414. The room pass itself is a small booklet with describes the hotel and its restaurant and wellness area.
The “AraBella Vita” Wellness Center is on the first floor. As I read in my booklet “this is an area of 450 square metres for the equilibrium of your body, spirit and soul. A gym and a spacious sauna area with steam bath, aroma cabins and massage showers are all part of our stand offer.” If you like to get a massage or a seaweed warp on a Softpack bed, you have to pay an extra charge. The steam bath is big and so it becomes to cold after it is heated and steamed again. The aroma cabin is small (max. two persons),
but good; the sauna is o.k. as the showers are. There are also two Whirlpools, with clean automatically after using.
The location beside the Parsenn Bahn (Mountain Railway) is good for hiking and a bus stop (you could use the local bus facilities with the Guest card of Davos) is in front of the hotel.
Stays 20 August 2003
Arrival Date:20. August 2003
Departure Date: 21. August 2003
Room type booked: Superior
Rate Plan: World Travel with Buffet Breakfast
Room Number: 414
Room Rate: 99,00 CHF
Status of SPG: Gold
My room was on the mountainside, so without balcony.
I entered the room an on the right side was the coat rack and the central light switch. The room was big with one of the biggest beds I ever slept in. But it is somehow dark as it is mountainside and there is no view at all, but this is a matter of the location of the hotel facing on the one side to the hill. In summer, this could be an advantage, as the room stays cool during the day. On the table I found a fruit plate and on the pillow was laying a toblerone. I am not quite sure, but I think I get the welcome
gift of a Platinum, at least, that is what I think.
The bath was with Whirlpool, a separate shower, two washbasins, toilet, phone and a loudspeaker.
The breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant called “Palais”; it was good, but only and normal Buffet Breakfast, no extended American Buffet Breakfast. You can have scrambled eggs, bacon, yoghurts, jam, cheese, sausage, muffin and some sort of cakes; Tea is only served in bags. In this restaurant will also served the half board, if you book this during winter season, as the staff told me.
An extended Check out was possible without problem, a NZZ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung) was delivered to my room the next morning. The only bad thing is, that the room is quite dark because it’s facing to the mountain, but on the other hand is was quiet.
After all I paid with dinner, taxes, UNICEF and garage 143 CHF or 93,92 EUR. I have to fill out a missing stay report to get this stay credited