Hotel du Pillon - Relais du Silence

  • Hotel du Pillon - Relais du Silence, Les Diablerets
    Hotel du Pillon - Relais du Silence
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Charming hotel with only 12 rooms, situated just outside the village of Diablerets, surrounded by natural beauty, in a hamlet of old chalets. Panoramic view of the Diablerets glacier and a terrace facing south. Exceptional furnishings and an art gallery.

The Hotel du Pillon is a historic hotel with lots of charm! Perched above the village of Les Diablerets, it has 14 rooms with breathtaking views, some of which look out onto the Diablerets Glacier and enjoy sunshine all year round. Built in 1875, the hotel is situated on the outskirts of the village on the old pass road leading up to the Col du Pillon. As the last grand hotel dating from this era, its facade is now a protected historical monument. The hotel was beautifully restored in 2007.

Geschichte Hotel du Pillon - Relais du Silence

History since 1875

The Hôtel du Pillon lies on the old road through the Ormont Valley just below the town of Les Diablerets. The imposing edifice was built in the 1870s when the road over the Col du Pillon from Aigle to Gstaad was built, boosting tourism in the region. The wooden building with its saddleback roof and two side gables as well as numerous balconies had a façade of wood shingles, and on the balconies and under the eaves it employed decorative elements in the widely used Swiss chalet style of the time. The hotel’s location was carefully chosen. From their balconies, the guests have an unsurpassed view of the valley and into the area of the Diablerets Glacier. The Hôtel du Pillon is the last historic representative of a once rich hotel landscape in and around Les Diablerets which began with construction of the simple Hôtel des Diablerets (later the Grand Hôtel) in 1856. The current owner bought the neglected hotel in 2007, awakening it from a long sleep. With steadfast determination, he has renovated the hotel over the past few years and returned the hotel’s focus to its historic structure. The façades were renovated first, then the balconies were restored to their original condition. Inside, the historic floors and walls in the public rooms on the main floor were uncovered or expertly repaired, and the rooms were equipped with period furniture. The renovation of the guest rooms led to a small number of modern rooms whose furnishings are well-suited to the atmosphere of a mountain hotel. Some of the guest rooms are also equipped with historic furnishings. The Hôtel du Pillon has been a member of Swiss Historic Hotels since 2012. (RF)

Francis Barlier
  • Host
  • Francis Barlier
  • Hotel type
  • Charm, authenticity, seminars, lake, family celebrations, retreats, yoga, meditation
  • Hotel facilities
  • 12 rooms, free WIFI, restaurant, sauna, meeting room, skiing, pétanque grounds, Finnish bath
  • Hotel classification
  • Price range
  • CHF 100–200 / EUR 96–192
  • Open
  • all year
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