Pensiun Aldier

This mountain hotel located in the central village square of Sent in Switzerland’s Lower Engadine is a gem for art and literature lovers. The hotelier and art collector Carlos Gross and his wife Suzsanne renovated the building dating back to 1865 a few years ago and restored it to its original simplicity. On the outside, the whitewashed house is adorned with elegant wooden balcony porches. Inside, a blend of refined materials determines the ambience of each of the 16 individually designed rooms. The rooms feature paneled walls, you walk upon wooden floors, linoleum or goat-hair carpets, and wool curtains adorn the windows with beautiful views of the mountains or the village square. On the walls you will discover originals of modernists including Le Corbusier or Miró.

In fact, art plays a significant role in the Pensiun Aldier: the hotel is dedicated to the brothers Alberto and Diego Giacometti as well as to the photographer Ernst Scheidegger, and their works are presented throughout the hotel. The museum housed in the vaulted cellar displays a complete collection of prints by Alberto Giacometti. Book lovers will also enjoy the extensive library with over 1000 titles covering literature, photography, art and architecture. Your culinary wishes will also be taken care of in the associated restaurant and in the hotel lounge.

What to do

Everything to do with the mountains - from hiking in summer to skiing in winter. Fishing, golf, horse riding, etc.

Why we like this house

A small, refined hotel with a pleasantly relaxed atmosphere and a unique art collection.

This house is great for

Art and literature lovers

Details of the property

Region/Town: CH – Switzerland, Lower Engadine, Sent

Name: Pensiun Aldier

Scenery: In in the central village square of Sent in the Lower Engadine

Accommodation: Hotel

Number of guests: 13 double rooms, 2 suites, 1 junior-suite

Architecture: Historical

Completed: 2013

Design: Duri Vital, Sent

Published: Bodensee Edition 1/2019


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