Hotel Glocke

Reckingen, Canton of Valais, Switzerland

In the Hotel Glocke in Valais you can experience Switzerland as it is written in a book - authentically alpine with a view of rustic houses, chapels and churches and the legendary snowy mountains.

The hosts Sonja and Sebastian Schmid are the second generation to run their accommodation. The parent company was opened in 1987. In 2021 the new building was added. The two are passionate hosts and have created a place for rest, relaxation, culture and enjoyment with their hotel. The Hotel Glocke is a meeting place for contacts, discussions and informal, relaxed get-togethers. The large lounge offers its guests plenty of reading material, games and a cozy tiled stove.

Sustainability is a matter of course for Sonja and Sebastian. And in the restaurant belonging to the house, delicious home-made specialties are prepared for the guests. Once a week there is also the Aabäsizz with stories, Valais legends accompanied by music.

The hotel has a unique architecture that creates a lot of space for design, culture, sport and wellness with an excellent panorama. The mother house is homely, cozy, warm and offers lots of greenery. The new building, on the other hand, is modern, abstract, rather cool (but flooded with light) and contains many shades of purple in combination with concrete.

Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom128 €
Double roomfrom183 €
Family roomfrom193 €


ArchitectureThe house was built according to building biology and ecological guidelines. The new building should be reminiscent of a cave of the Goggwäärgjini (legendary figure, natives of Goms), which is why the outer shell and the walls in the interior are crooked and everything is made to measure. The mother house was built according to typical, authentic Gommer architecture with Valais larch wood. With a few exceptions, we worked with regional providers.

FoodThe hotel offers seasonal and regional food. For the most part, the cooking here is based on the Slow Food principle, which means that the whole animal is always used. Of course, vegetarian or allergy-friendly dishes are also available to guests. Many products are organic, finished products are not served. The food waste is converted into energy (biogas) and fresh waste is converted into compost. The guests especially love the homemade apple or rye bread with the long-standing Gommer rye culture. The "Cholerie", a regional vegetarian specialty, is also well received.

For the most part, employees from the surrounding area work in the hotel. They can use the wellness offers free of charge and receive ongoing training. The Hotel Glocke also supports an aid project in Zambia through “Water for Water”.

EnvironmentA lot is done for the environment in the Hotel Glocke. There are biogas and compost stations, a recycling station, natural cleaning products, a wood pellet heating system, ecological building materials, water-saving shower heads and natural and refillable shower products in the rooms. Waste separation is also a matter of course. The hosts also use various sustainable apps such as TooGoodToGo (food rescue) or Simon & Josef (resource-saving in room cleaning).

Well-BeingThere are several saunas (Cocoon, Bio, Finnish), massages, a whirlpool, and Qi Gong, yoga, dance, or Feldenkrais classes.


  • Rustic and cozy main building in an exciting combination with a modern, abstract new building
  • Located in the heart of Goms, in the beautiful Upper Valais
  • A place of rest, relaxation and inspiration
  • Regional cuisine based on the Slow Food principle
  • Many sporting activities possible in the area: hiking, biking, walking, cross-country skiing, winter hiking, skiing, ski tours, roller ski or mountain tours, and much more

Boutique hotel29 roomsRestaurantChildren welcomeWi-FiDisabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Boutique hotel with 29 single, double and family rooms
  • Restaurant with sun terrace
  • Cozy lounge "Hotelstube" with tiled stove
  • "FlowSleeping" bed system for a restful sleep
  • Spa with 3 different saunas, fresh water whirlpool and relaxation room
  • Offer of massages, Qi Gong, yoga, dance or Feldenkrais courses
  • Games room with table tennis and table football
  • Creative space for seminars or other events


Dank des Neubaus aus Holz und Glas verfügt die Glocke nun über elf zusätzliche Zimmer, nach Minergie-Standard konzipiert und rollstuhlgängig. Barrierefrei ist auch der neue Wellnessbereich sowie der Kreativraum für Konzerte, Seminare, Yoga. Einmal wöchentlich gastiert hier der «Aabäsizz bim Gioco», im Rahmen dessen Bernhard Schmid Senior die Walliser Sagenwelt zelebriert. «Wir wollen auch etwas für die Region machen», meint die Hotelière.

Anita Suter,, May 2023

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Rooms + Rates

per night
Single roomfrom128 €
Double roomfrom183 €
Family roomfrom193 €

Location + Directions

By car

It takes a good 2.5 hours to drive from Bern to Reckingen (140 km). It also takes a good 2.5 hours (148 km) from Zurich, around 3 hours (240 km) from Geneva, just under 5.5 hours (377 km) from Innsbruck and just under 3.5 hours from Constance ( 224km). The exact address can be found on the website.

With public transport

There is a train station in the village and also various bus connections. The bus stop is only about 400 meters from the hotel.