Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa Switzerland (2022 Updated)

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On the whole, Switzerland is tolerant and gay-friendly, especially in more urban and diverse areas. Zurich, Geneva, and Basel are the centers of gay life in Switzerland, although ski resorts such as Zermatt, Lenzerheide, and Arosa are also popular destinations (mostly in winter), even hosting gay ski weeks.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTrights in Switzerland are relatively progressive by European standards, although LGBT people lack full legal equality. Its history is one of liberalisation at an increasing pace since the 1940s, in parallel to the legal situation in Europe and the Western world more generally. Legislation providing for same-sex marriage and IVF access will enter into force after a likely referendum in 2021.

Arosa is an Alpine resort village in the Schanfigg Valley, in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. It’s known for its lakes, ski slopes and trails like the Squirrel Path. Boat-dotted Obersee Lake has a seasonal water display with fountains, lights and music. Untersee Lake has a sandy beach. West of Arosa is Weisshorn, a mountain peak accessible by cable car. It has views toward the city of Chur and Piz Bernina Peak.

 Top attractions to visit in Arosa are:

 

 

1. Tschuggen Grand Hotel – The Leading Hotels of the World  5* – Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa

 Tschuggen Grand Hotel
Tschuggen Grand Hotel

Boasting a spectacular alpine location in Arosa at an altitude of 1,800 m above sea level, the Tschuggen Grand Hotel Arosa represents a haven of luxury, offering you its own private cable car to the ski and hiking area, gourmet cuisine and the Tschuggen Bergoase spa, a wellness oasis on 5000 m².

All 128 rooms and suites have been designed by the Swiss architect Carlo Rampazzi and enchant with their contemporary style and breathtaking views from the balconies.

Fine cuisine can be enjoyed in 4 different restaurants on site, including the modern “fine fast food” restaurant The Basement, the award-winning restaurant La Brezza, a daily changing menu at the Grand Restaurant and the La Collina Restaurant with its sunny terrace.

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Welcome to Switzerland’s Unique Wellness Hotel Stay with us and experience the breathtaking mountain scenery of Graubunden at its most beautiful. Genuine, heartfelt hospitality accompanies our guests throughout the Grand Hotel. A fond attention to detail reveals itself with understated elegance to the appreciative seasoned traveller. Not to mention one of the most impressive wellness areas in Europe set in a stunning mountain landscape.

A 12-minute walk from the Arosa train station, this lavish hotel with panoramic mountain views is 1 km from the Tschuggen mountain.

Polished rooms, most with colorful accents, come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and rainfall showers. Suites add living areas with pull-out sofas, and some have balconies with forest views. Upgraded quarters feature separate living rooms with scenic views.

Freebies include a breakfast buffet and exclusive train rides to ski and hiking areas. There are 4 restaurants and 3 bars, as well as a fitness room and a luxurious spa with indoor and outdoor pools. Ski rentals and helicopter flights are available.

My husband and I were delighted to take part in our first visit to Arosa Gay Ski Week. We decided to treat ourselves to a stay at the Tschuggen Grand Hotel. The rooms, food, transportation to and from venues, help with cash, and helpful advice were wonderful. However, the staff is what made this experience magical and special. I will return again next year.

The rooms are spacious, have wonderful views, felt comfortable and most importantly were QUIET. This is a hotel designed properly and where you can actually go to sleep without hearing people upstairs or pipes clanging.

The pool and spa area was a highlight. It’s really well designed and the perfect place to relax after a big day skiing. So cool that the pool is also outside and the sauna area is really good.

The Tschuggen Express and ski rooms are just wonderful, making the whole skiing experience so much better. Everything is dried in the morning, there is plenty of room and the onsite ski shop is excellent.

The overall atmosphere of the hotel is very welcoming and it feels like coming home when you walk in the door. That along with the quiet rooms, great pool and perfect location will see us always coming back here when in Arosa.

The hotel from the outside is not all that exciting, bar the beautiful spa with its colourful sail windows in the evening, but once inside it is very grand. We were given a guided tour of the hotel on arrival, after being picked up by the hotel concierge from the train station in Arosa. We were shown to our room and shown the spa area and where breakfast was served. The whole hotel is stunning, laid back, quiet, calm and cozy.

We had a Deluxe Queen size south facing room, which is more than ample for a long weekend away. The views of the mountains all day long were beautiful. The room is decadent. The bathroom is wonderful and the underfloor heating is a welcome treat after spending the day walking around in the snow. A selection of chocolates and treats were in the room on arrival. The balcony was nice to experience the bracing morning air (minus 14 odd whilst we were there) and the sun loungers were nice to sit on with a big blanket over us whilst looking at the view.

The spa is beyond amazing. The architecture is incredible; the granite walls are elegant, and the pool is stunning. We used the pool, sauna and steam rooms. Being a typical British couple we were a little surprised to find that most people removed their bathing attire when visiting the sauna area, but we left a towel on as this was more comfortable for us.

Breakfast was really nice – a very large selection, including Gluten free options for myself which were delicious. The restaurant area was very relaxed and we enjoyed spending time eating breakfast in no hurry.

Most of the guests were skiers, but we have never given this a go so we went to Arosa to enjoy the views and to make the most of the well maintained walking routes around the peaks. The Tschuggen express was really fun (although they have changed the cars now so they self level) and was handy for getting up to the Tschuggen area of the resort.

The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is simply amazing. The very warm welcome, a General Manager that you always find in the Lobby to care of his customers, the beautiful and cosy design features in all areas of the hotel, great food and beverage outlets, super Spa and moreover a ski lift right in front of the hotel’s door to take you up the mountain. Finale with a Tesla Transfer to the train station. This is a hotel, suitable for people you enjoy luxury at its best.

Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa
Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa

How much does a room costs at Tschuggen Grand Hotel ?

Prices start 533$/night for Superior Double Room Southside. The Suite with Balcony Southside
 is  1021$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite comes with a living room, a flat-screen TV and a south-facing balcony.

Where to book online – Tschuggen Grand Hotel – The Leading Hotels of the World – Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Arosa during  Arosa Gay Ski Week which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Arosa on Booking.com or  Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Hotel Seehof-Arosa 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa Switzerland

Hotel Seehof-Arosa
Hotel Seehof-Arosa

Hotel Seehof-Arosa is located right by Lake Untersee in Arosa. It offers a restaurant and free WiFi in public areas. All rooms offer cable TV. Some have a balcony and flat-screen TV.

Restaurant Charlotte serves regional and international cuisine. Most ingredients come from local producers who use sustainable agriculture.

The centre of Arosa, the train station and the ski lifts are only a short walk away from the hotel. A free shuttle service to the train station is available on request.

Overlooking Untersee Lake, this down-to-earth hotel is a 9-minute walk from a cable car station and 5 km from Arosa Bear Land.

Featuring carpeted or wood floors, the modest rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi and satellite TV. Some have balconies, wood-paneled ceilings and/or sitting areas.

A breakfast buffet and parking are complimentary. Other amenities include a snug restaurant, a lounge and a bar.

Built in the early years of the previous century and being the first hotel in Arosa, the Seehof is well located next to a lake. The hotel offers 35 basic, but comfortable rooms. Besides from the stylish lounge, one can find 2 fine restaurants.on the ground floor. Located close to town and the station, the Seehof lies embedded in the surrounding panorama of mountains.

Simple but very clean rooms, free wlan, skiroom, free Shuttle Bus to Ski Lift; 5 star breakfast and very warm welcoming and helpful staff. Room prices vary on an affordable level depending on the day of the week, number of booked nights and season but are very fair for what you get.

Seehof is about an eight minute walk from the train station, but the hotel will pick you up and take you there at no charge on request. Since we were just off season, we were given an upgraded room, which included a large balcony shared by three rooms (both of which were unoccupied on the two days we were there). We had beautiful views of the mountains and part of the town.

The room was quite spacious, the bathroom well appointed, and there are plenty of electric outlets, plus secure wi-fi. Breakfast was served starting at 7:30 and it was done in a large comfortable dining room with excellent selections of fruit and juices, cheeses, meats, yogurts, cereals (including muesli), boiled eggs, and a nice selection of beverages. People at the front desk were always helpful and the room comes with a tour card which gives you free passage buses and cable cars.

Our room had a large balcony which is perfect for some relaxing hours in the sun after skiing with a nice mountain panorama. Overall the room is large for the price category and left nothing to be desired.

The common areas are very welcoming and many guests enjoy staying in the lobby to read, play board games or have a drink or two in the evening.

The food choices are good, and the hotel has two restaurants for the evening – a cosy Mexican restaurant (that is somewhat of an institution in Arosa at this point after being around for ~15 years) and the Osteria which serves more local cuisine. The breakfast buffet is generous with very high quality regional products.

Always great to come back and looking forward to next year.

Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa Switzerland
Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa Switzerland

How much does a room costs at Hotel Seehof-Arosa ?

Prices start 191$/night for Double Room. The Junior Suite is  224$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

These spacious rooms have a balcony and seating area.

Where to book online – Hotel Seehof-Arosa  – Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Arosa during  Arosa Gay Ski Week which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Arosa on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Waldhotel Arosa 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Arosa

Waldhotel Arosa
Waldhotel Arosa

Situated at 1,800 m above sea level, this 4-star superior hotel is a 5-minute walk from Arosa’s centre. It features the wellness areas Aqua Silva and Spa Salus with an indoor panorama pool, 7 saunas, 2 relax areas, a gym, a massage and a beauty area on more than 1.100 m2.

The Waldhotel Arosa Superior’s rooms feature cable TV and a bathroom with bathrobes and hairdryers. The spacious rooms and suites are panelled with local pine wood.

At the Aqua Silva and Spa Salus wellness area, guests of the Waldhotel can also book massages and beauty treatments. Free WiFi is available in all areas.

Overlooking the Schanfigg Valley, this upscale hotel in an imposing building dating from 1910 is a 6-minute walk from the nearest ski lifts and 5 km from Weisshorn mountain.

Featuring Swiss pine wood paneling, the warm rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as valley or forest views. Some rooms and balconies. Suites add separate living rooms. Room service is available.

A complimentary breakfast buffet is served in the refined, wood-lined restaurant. There’s a seasonal rustic-style spot for fondue, as well as a piano bar with a fireplace. Other amenities include an indoor pool and a fitness center, plus a chic spa.

Waldhotel Arosa – feels like coming home! The feeling starts the moment you arrive at your Waldhotel Arosa, situated in a quiet, sunny and privileged position, right in the Arosa-Lenzerheide ski slopes. Rooms and suites in alpine style, exquisite gourmet cuisine starring in the GaultMillau guide, a wide-ranging offer of beauty and spa treatments and generously proportioned seminar and event spaces are all waiting for you to come and discover them.

Allow yourself to be pampered in an oasis of well-being that will restore your strength for the challenges of everyday life. Enjoy your break, your romantic weekend for two, and take a culinary tour with our chef Gerd Rebers, accompanied by noble wines from our cellars. Spend your holidays with family and friends, let your children venture out on a Nature study adventure to discover the surroundings, and explore the boundless diversity offered by Arosa in winter with its mountain scenery and lakes.

This hotel has one of the best positions in Arosa. Ski in and out fantastic.
The rooms are nice dated but clean. We had rooms in the old part very dated and in the new also dated but better.

Rooms were always cleaned well and the staff friendly.

The rooms, bar and restaurant are all fantastic and great quality. The staff are always welcoming and helpful. The spa and swimming pool are perfect for relaxing after a day of skiing.

One of the things that most stands out about the hotel is its location. It is always great to find a hotel that you can ski either to or from the door, but here (since it is located in the woods on the main piste down into town) you can do both, rather than just be located very close to the lifts which is often what you find with “ski to door” hotels. It couldn’t be more convenient.

I couldn’t have better things to say about Waldhotel. Their motto is “it feels like coming home” and it honestly does.

We choose the 1/2 board option and enjoy a fantastic breakfast – eggs, meat, breads, and fruit – and 5 course dinner including a salad bar. The live piano music at dinner and in the bar dinner was a real treat. Went trail running and took advantage of the bike rentals (mountain and e-bikes) during the day and returned to enjoy the pool (rectangular so it is possible to do some laps – I’m a triathlete) and lovely, newly renovated spa in the afternoon.

The staff are extremely friendly and go out of the way to make the guests feel special. They manage the balance between an intimate family hotel and a classy resort perfectly. Can’t wait to return.

The food is excellent and the wine list is incredible. The last time I was there in Winter, and now in Summer time. The summer is worth a stay at the Waldhotel, alle the staff has a lot of time for you.

Food as ever was excellent with friendly and efficient service in the restaurant; bar service a little less consistent and surprising to be out of Gordons AND Bombay Sapphire on our last night! The spa is lovely and the hotel is so well located for skiers and walkers alike being right beside the main run into Arosa and at the heart of the fantastic network of footpaths.

Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa Switzerland
Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa Switzerland

How much does a room costs at Waldhotel Arosa ?

Prices start 395$/night for Double RoomThe Deluxe Double Room with Balcony is  456$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

These spacious rooms have a balcony and seating area.

Where to book online – Waldhotel Arosa  – Gay Friendly Hotels Arosa Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Arosa during  Arosa Gay Ski Week which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Arosa on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.