Säntis - Das Hotel

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Indoor spa tub
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Premium bedding, down comforters, in-room safe, desk
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Overview of Säntis - Das Hotel

Säntis - Das Hotel

3.5 star property
3.5-star hotel with 2 restaurants, near Saentis Cable Car

9.1/10 Superb

52 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Bar
  • Spa
The price is Rs 235
Price available on 25/05/2022
Schwägalp, Hundwil, Appenzell Ausserrhoden, 9107
Main amenities
  • 68 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Ski storage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa tub
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
For families
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In a regional park
  • Saentis Cable Car - 1 min walk
  • Kybunpark - 37 min drive
  • Bruelisau-Kasten Cable Car - 40 min drive
  • Wasserauen-Ebenalp Cable Car - 37 min drive
  • Theater St. Gallen - 44 min drive

Getting around

  • Altenrhein (ACH-St. Gallen - Altenrhein) - 54 min drive
  • Zurich Airport (ZRH) - 72 min drive
  • Friedrichshafen (FDH-Friedrichshafen - Lake Constance) - 106 min drive
  • Wattwil Station - 22 min drive
  • Wattwil Lichtensteig Station - 26 min drive
  • Degersheim Station - 27 min drive

About this property

Säntis - Das Hotel

Säntis - Das Hotel puts you 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Saentis Cable Car. After relaxing at the spa tub, guests can enjoy regional cuisine at Schwägalp, which serves dinner and is one of 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge and a sauna are other highlights, and rooms offer up nice touches like premium bedding and down comforters. The helpful staff and restaurant get good marks from fellow travelers.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Electric vehicle charging point on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Bicycle rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2015
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding
  • Crib/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Weidwaldwellness. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.


Schwägalp - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).
Gasthaus Passhöhe - This restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves lunch and dinner. Open select days.
Panoramarestaurant Säntis - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and lunch.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.50 per person, per night

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Cribs/infant beds are available for CHF 25.0 per night


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 25 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Säntis Das Hotel Schwagalp
Säntis Das Schwagalp
Säntis Das Hotel
Säntis - Das Hotel Hotel
Säntis - Das Hotel Hundwil
Säntis - Das Hotel Hotel Hundwil

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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

A Great Stay with an Amazing view
The view from the room was breathtaking and the complimentary treat was a welcomes surprise. Additionally, the town of Appenzell nearby is beautiful and welcoming. The only minor issue with our stay was that the coffee machine near the reception area was out service. Wish there was at least a hot kettle to make tea as the room does not include one. Lastly, use of wellness area was an additional fee, and based on the description alone, we did not think the cost was worth it. Maybe on a future trip we would revisit this. Overall, the Hotel is a wonderful option for those wishing to view the top of Säntis or explore the Appenzell area.
View from Hotel room
Sean, 1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Hotel.com fails rate protection; ruins family trip
Booked hotel in June 2021 only for hotel to not honor their published rate. I thought i was protected by Hotel.com guaranteed pricing policy but Agent Ben only gave non-viable options for other properties. Not even in close proximity to original destination. Also lied about guaranteed rate policy/protection. And saying the company is no longer a partnered hotel because they ended their contract. Hotel is very much still available. In the end, definitely ruined a great family experience and no remedy or consideration for their failures.
Sean, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fedalane, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wir hatten einen super Aufenthalt. Das Essen war sehr köstlich, der Spa Bereich sehr erholsam und der Ausblick aus dem Zimmer auf den Säntis war wunderschön:) Wir kommen gerne wieder!
Mirjam, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Soraya, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

It was a beautiful area and the rooms were very nice and clean.
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Das Hotel at Säntis is nothing like a 3* hotel. I would give it 4 1/2* for sure. From check in to check out the staff looks sfter you, is super friendly and help ful. The rooms are comfortable and well equipped. View of the mountain is stunning. The restaurant serves a very good breakfast buffet as well as dinner. Quality of the food is very high using a lot of regionally sourced products, inclusing cheese from the cheese fsctory across the street. We especially liked the short-holiday package that included half-board, a lunch pakket and a cable car ride up the Säntis mountain and the opportunity to have breakfast at the mountain top without any surcharge. In the dorect vicinity of the hotel there are a number of beautiful hiking tracks for various skill and stamina levels. We are already planning to come back.
Gert-Jan, 3-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

New & Nice!
Note: I visited Schwägalp a few years ago when the old wooden hotel was still there. It was a very scenic place back then, but the new hotel is quite nice too and architecturally impressive. Time marches on!) We (senior couple, California) had a wonderful 2-nite stay in early Feb19. Unfortunately, the cable car was down due to an avalanche, but we walked snow trails and had a great time. The weather was perfect, sunny and 100% blue skies - lucky. We'll return when cable car (Schwebebahn) is back up and running. May take a while. The staff was excellent. An extraordinary thing happened: we had a young man as our waiter in hotel restaurant the first nite (2/5). We mentioned to him how delicious the "house bread" was. He had the kitchen staff bake us a loaf to take with us! He wrapped it up, the whole 9 yards. This is truly above and beyond. I have never had this happen in 60 years of travel. What a nice gesture. The young man is a huge asset to the hotel. General: I'm a big fan of Switzerland and have travelled through the country often over the decades and since the 1970s I've ridden all the train routes to exhaustion. Schwägalp (i.e., Säntis Hotel) should be on everyone's list for a visit - a delightful place. Foot stomp: they have a nice spa in the hotel. Bring a bathing suit! Robes & slippers are provided. We used public transportation to reach hotel. As usual in CH all connections were right on time. I REALLY like that! We'll be back.
Kenneth R, 2-night romance trip
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