Santis

Location Appenzell

Postcode 9050 Appenzell AI

Telephone (071) 7881111

€€€-€€€€

Why we love it...

Well known inn with skiing nearby

The Place

Appenzell is a star on the tourist route in this part of Switzerland – it’s full of houses with brightly painted exteriors showing folk scenes and folk motifs. There are plenty of places to stay, but if it’s with- in your budget, it’s worth seriously considering Säntis. It’s on the town square, and brightly painted along with the rest, but not just a pretty face. It happens to be the only four-star in town, which indicates its quality, but, of course, we rate hotels on other factors as well.
The Heeb family are hands-on owner- managers (we met the friendly Stefan) and there is an intimate, relaxed buzz in the public spaces downstairs, including the attractive dining room with its green ceramic stove. In the right conditions you can eat outside, on the square, under an awning and here we enjoyed the three- course set menu, which non-residents clearly think is fair value.
Upstairs the rooms are as neat and as comfortable as you would expect, but with some standardized colour schemes and fittings. There is a useful choice of inter- connecting family rooms.
‘We never stop making changes’ says Stefan Heeb, who can claim to run the area’s best-known inn.

The Essentials

Price Band €€€-€€€€
Rooms 6 double, all with bath or shower; all rooms have phone, TV, radio, central heating, minibar
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks
Facilities 2 dining rooms, sitting room, bar, lift/elevator; terrace, garden, winter sports and hiking nearby
Children welcome
Disabled reasonable access
Pets accepted

To Book

Contact Heeb family
Call (071) 7881111
Fax (071) 7881110
Email info@saentis-appenzell.ch
Website www.saentis-appenzell.ch

Good To Know

Address am Landsgemeindeplatz 9050 Appenzell AI
Payment

The Location

Find this place: on main square; own car parking

What's nearby: St. Gallen (20 km); Zürich (90 km)