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Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is quite chic and modern in decor. Our room had one chair and no couch and a sitting cushion with a back and pillows on the floor. The room was clean and the view was great. The staff wasn't on site, but came right away when we called. They were very accommodating, even loaning us Swiss-Schuko outlet adapters. We got use of "Arosa All Inclusive Cards" which provided fare for the ski lifts, buses, boat rentals, and access to the ice rink. Traffic is loud in the morning.

Stayed: September 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2015

This hotel is now under new management and the owners are undertaking some refurbishment. Unfortunately this seems to consist of painting the public areas black, which makes them pretty gloomy. I think they are going for a younger and maybe a biker crowd (at least in the summer) and so they have got rid of the previous kitsch but cosy Heidi style breakfast room and repalced it with very utilitarian furniture.

That having been said, the Obersee compares well on price and is in a brilliant location, near the station, the centre of town, the ski lifts, overlooking the lake (with great views) and next to the Ice Hall where the tourist office now is.

The wifi was patchy and the clump of hair in the bath plug a little gruesome, but you get what you pay for I guess. Service was friendly, however.

Breakfast was fine, but no frills and the bar and restaurant seem popular. Please do something about the flies in the breakfast room though - one ended up in the honey!

Room Tip: Lakeside room have a great view but go for higher up as the noise from the bar may be annoying.
  • Stayed: August 2015, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank jonben
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Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is nicely situated by the lake but that's the only really good thing to be said! One has to check oneself in with a machine ( for elderly people a disaster) The hotel entrance is bleak and lonely (No staff). The room was small but at least clean, the breakfast was OK but when the milk ran out I found no-one to fill it up! Definately won't be going again!!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

I had last stayed in the Obersee perhaps 18 years ago with my wife and this time returned for a short ski trip with my 12 year old daughter. We normally stay in the Valsana nearby, which has spacious family rooms and plush facilities, pool etc. But for just a few days for thtwo of us the Obersee was way cheaper and perfectly adequate.

As a very seasoned vistor to Arosa can vouch for the excellent position of the Obersee. It's a short walk to the train station and centre of town (with a free bus to other parts too), but and therefore a close walk also to the chair lift and cable car that takes one up to the main ski area.

We only had B&B and the breakfast wasn't as varied as some more expensive hotels, but there was still a choice of breads, cheeses, meats, yoghurts etc.

There is free wi-fi, but I could only get this by going down to the 1st floor seating area. It needs a boost to reach the rooms.

The hotel is definitely a little dated now, but perfectly clean. Balcony furniture could have been a bit more comfortable as there are wonderful views and it's a great way to catch the last sun of the day and watch the lights come on.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank jonben
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

Spent 3 days here in July with 2 teenage sons; we have come to Arosa for skiing every year for several years, we know the resort and love it. This was our first trip in the summer and now we know it's excellent all year round; we hiked, and swam in the lower lake (Untersee). The hotel, being right by the upper lake (Obersee) and close to the railway station, was convenient and friendly; the decor is a touch dated but the whole place is spotless, in keeping with Swiss standards of cleanliness. Our room was comfy and had a splendid view of the Waterworks, the fountains/lights/music show on the Obersee on the Tuesday evening. Choice at breakfast was limited, but some good coffee, yogurt and a croissant from the Obersee's breakfast room was sufficient to start the day - it left room for cakes at one of the several good bakeries in the town or the one on the top of the Weisshorn.

Room Tip: The corner rooms 11, 21 and 31 have an excellent view of the lake, ours was 31, on the top floor and best of all.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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