Silvia and Heribert Dietrich have recently come back to the Walserhof after a period when it was under a different management, and with them has also come all the old affection they had for the place. Rooms and public spaces have been refreshed and given a more modern feel, but the use of warm colours and pine retain the welcoming, homely atmosphere. The 14 suites have been turned into four spacious apartments with two bedrooms, making this a useful address for families and large groups, who also have the opportunity to rent the whole property for up to 20 guests.
     Fortunately one thing that hasn't changed is the excellent standard of food. Guests can dine at Silvia and Heribert's restaurant in Klosters, the Hohwald (a short car ride away), with dishes inspired by local, seasonal produce. A typical menu includes grilled turbot with caviar butter, ravioli stuffed with spinach and local mountain cheeses and venison terrine with sweet and sour plums. Ask for a breakfast basket to be delivered to your room to start the day with Walserhof's homemade yogurt, bread and jams.
     Although the hotel is on the main road, the apartments overlook hillside meadows. The attention to detail downstairs is repeated upstairs, where our female inspector approved of the Tréca adjustable beds and the careful mixing and toning of English fabrics for curtains, wall coverings and bedspreads. Colours are generally subdued; there is plenty of wood and large, comfortable cream sofas on which to relax by the fire. She was also impressed by the bathrooms with café au lait marble, film-star mirrors and double wash-basins. Large cupboards are good for families on winter holidays and the ski-school is only a minute away.