Your host family
Patrizio and Sonja Salzano-Brand
SALZANO Hotel - Spa - Restaurant
Welcome to the 3-star superior hotel
SALZANO in Interlaken – Unterseen
Our hotel should be more than a simple overnight accommodation. It should be a place of contemplation that pleasantly stimulates all five senses and gives our guests joy, well-being, relaxation and pleasure. Amidst the fresh mountain air, mysterious forests and clear lakes of the Bernese Oberland, you will find warm hospitality that puts your wishes and needs first.
Our passion is to provide you with a dream holiday from A to Z. Come to us and let us pamper you! Culinary delights, romantic moments, soothing wellness treatments, unique spa experiences, unforgettable celebrations – all with loving personal attention.
We look forward to seeing you… see you soon!
PS: Since 2016 the name of the Landhotel Golf is SALZANO
A new name – we are still the same hosts.
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About our hotel
In our rooms and suites you will spend your holidays in Interlaken in a homely ambience. The different types of rooms in the SALZANO are all individually and tastefully furnished with lots of wood and warm colours.
The most popular rooms are the SALZANO signature Natura rooms. No room is the same and each has its own charm in alpine style.
On your balcony you can enjoy a fantastic view of the countryside, the Eiger North Face, Niesen, Habkerntal, Harder, Schynige Platte and other mountains of the Bernese Oberland.
A tempting menu, excellent food, an exquisite glass of wine in a homely atmosphere is the crowning glory of any day. In SALZANO – Restaurant they know how to spoil their guests.
The Salzano Spa with its garden and view of the mountains of the Bernese Oberland is a world of experience for body and soul. In our premises you can recharge your batteries for your everyday life. Immerse yourself in a world of wellness with natural alpine products and unusual facilities such as the Brechel bath, Arven wood bio sauna, old wood sauna with a view of the Eiger, adventure steam bath and the soft pack system for body wraps. – External guests are also welcome in our spa.
Your recreation & well-being
is our daily motivation
A little lifetime with us increases your happiness hormones
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20 years Landhotel Golf - History
Sonja and Patrizio Salzano look back on 20 years at the Landhotel Golf. The hotelier couple can be proud of what they have worked on and achieved over the last two decades together with their two sons Sandro and Fabian.
Sonja Brand from Gstaad and Patrizio Salzano from Marigliano near Napoli met in 1984, exactly 30 years ago, during a seasonal job at the Parkhotel Beau-Site in Zermatt. They still maintain very friendly contact with the director at the time and with the hotel.
Soon it was clear to the young hotel employees that they wanted to take over their own business. No sooner said than done. They ran the Hotel Alpina in Zernez, Lower Engadine, as tenants for seven years. The capable couple was then able to realize their dream of owning their own hotel. In 1994 they moved from Zernez to Interlaken.
The Tearoom Golf was built in the sixties on the site where the smart Swiss chalet-style hotel now stands. In 1964, the Interlaken-Unterseen golf course was built at the same time, which is why the café was already geared to the target audience of golfers at that time. The company was expanded in the following two decades. Various room wings were built as well as a small mini chalet, which is still standing today. In 1988, the Tearoom Golf changed hands. The house was demolished to make way for the new Landhotel Golf. The former owner of the tearoom kept the back of the hotel. He expanded the room capacity and ran his part as Motel Lehn. Thus, the property was divided into two parcels with two different owners.
The Landhotel Golf had 26 rooms with bath/WC. This included a restaurant with a separate Stübli, a terrace and a large garden. Sonja and Patrizio Salzano were able to purchase the Landhotel Golf and move into their own hotel with their two sons on April 15, 1994. Five-year-old Sandro and two-year-old Fabian were particularly looking forward to having their own large playground.
The lettering of the Landhotel Golf and the logo with the red squirrel were developed by the well-known Grisons artist Rudolf Mirer. The squirrel that now accompanied the Salzano family on all hotel documents could not have been more aptly chosen for the hardworking hotelier family. The connection with the Grisons is also evident in the loving details such as the sgraffito paintings that adorn the hotel entrance.
For the first six years in the Landhotel Golf, the hotelier family of four lived in two small rooms in the attic of the hotel. The rooms had only two small skylights. The two boys had to climb on a chair to look out the window. There was no heating or kitchen in the tiny apartment. Standing was only possible in the middle part due to the sloping roof. In 1999 the extension of the attic could be realized. A nice 5-room apartment was built and Sandro and Fabian finally got their own rooms.
Sonja Salzano-Brand’s parents moved from their home in Gstaad to Unterseen. Werner and Klara Brand support the young family from now on in the hotel. They helped mainly in the garden and with childcare and were a great help with errands.
Restaurant and hotel guests were always happy to return to the warm host family at the Landhotel Golf. The hotel and restaurant were well booked and so several renovations and extensions could be realized in the following years. In 1999 a modern induction cooker was installed in the kitchen, in 2000 a beautiful guest suite was built, in 2006 the terrace was extended, the breakfast buffet and the Piccolo bar were built. In 2007 the rooms on the 2nd floor and in 2008 the 5 rooms on the 1st floor were redesigned. In December 2009 Sonja and Patrizio Salzano were able to buy the former Motel Lehn and thus also the rear plot of land. In 2010 a massage room with an infrared cabin was installed and in 2011 the garden connecting the two plots was redesigned. A small pond was created there and a small putting green for golfers.
A great event in the history of the Salzano family was the birth of little Luca in October 2011, the son of Sandro and Angela and first grandson of Sonja and Patrizio, who brought young life into the hotelier family.
The hard work paid off. In 2009, the Landhotel Golf was awarded the hotelleriesuisse 3-star superior qualification and in 2012, the Landhotel Golf was voted “Swiss Golf Hotel of the Year”. The award is presented annually to a hotel and a golf club for special achievements in the field of Swiss golf tourism. The Landhotel Golf received further awards in 2000 and 2011 with the Q1 and Q2, the quality seals that are awarded to tourist businesses that give their best for the guest every day.
Another milestone in the hotel’s history followed in 2014. Sonja and Patrizio Salzano were able to realize their dream of a wellness facility for themselves and their guests after many years of planning and six months of construction. Patrizio and Sonja Salzano developed the concept and interior design of the 450-square-metre spa themselves, which includes a crushing bath, a pine wood bio-sauna, an old wood sauna with a view of the Eiger, a steam bath experience and a soft pack system for body wraps. The new wellness area was ceremoniously opened in February 2014. Since then, the hotel has borne the name Landhotel Golf & Salzano SPA.