Switzerland is known to be home to scaling world famous peaks, alpine adventures, and glistening blue lakes with the occasional seemingly lost boat sailing along the vast landscape of blue.
What if you could wake up to such breathtaking views? From magnificent castle-like buildings on top of a hilly green landscape, a hotel under the rocks yet high above the grounds, an eco-friendly hotel pod (you read that right) instead of a hotel room, all of these await you in Switzerland.
Listed below are 15 hotels in Switzerland that definitely won’t get you wishing you were someplace else!
Just as its name suggests, Hotel Whitepod offers accommodation in a collection of pods anchored on a wooden platform. As if the idea isn’t interesting enough, Hotel Whitepod is an eco-friendly hotel. With each pod having a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows boasting spectacular views of the mountain, Hotel Whitepod is the epitome of cozy.
For those looking for a unique hotel stay, Hotel Whitepod is definitely for you. (I mean, how many hotel pods are there in this world?!) Coupled with its tranquil surroundings and variety of activities to do in the summer, such as horse riding and paragliding, this is perfect for an awesome summer retreat.
Address: Les Giettes, Les Cerniers, 1871 Monthey, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 298 USD
Contact: +41 24 471 38 38
Get the celebrity treatment when you stay at Palace Luzern! With its roots dating back to 1906, Palace Luzern is not just any ordinary palace themed hotel. Located right on the shore of Lake Lucern, you will wake up to spectacular views of its glistening blue lake, and staying here gives you the privilege of swimming in the lake whenever you want! If you want something else other than swimming, activities like fishing, canoeing, and various water sports are available too! With so many activities to keep yourself occupied, you will never get bored during your stay at Palace Luzern!
Address: Haldenstrasse 10, 6002 Luzern, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 409 USD
Contact: +41 41 416 16 16
Situated on top of the hill overlooking Lucern, Château Gütsch holds a prime position in the city. Built as a majestic castle, high above the ground, you get some of the most dazzling views of this beautiful city and its glistening blue lake. Its rooms are decked in sophisticated paisley-patterned wallpapers, and decorated with 19th-century ornaments. Complemented by its thick, comfortable white fluffy sheets piled on top of the glamorous beds, its almost impossible not to feel royal.
Hotel Château Gütsch
Address: Kanonenstrasse, 6003 Luzern, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 399 USD
Contact: +41 41 289 14 14
Rising high on Mount Bürgenstock lies the luxurious Hotel Villa Honegg. Step into this hotel and you’ll be transported into a world of luxury where heated infinity pools and splendid balconies opening up to an amazing mash up of green and blue is a norm. You’ll get world-class treatment at the wellness center and a private cinema where you can let loose and laugh at daft comedies without having other people telling you to keep quiet. Hotel Villa Honegg boasts some of the most spectacular views from your bedroom; it will leave you lying in bed all day contemplating whether you should go out and explore, or stay under those comfy fluffy sheets, when you already know that the latter will be your answer.
Hotel Villa Honegg
Address: Honegg, 6373 Ennetbürgen, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 760 USD
Contact: +41 41 618 32 00
Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof is nothing short of grand. In fact, it is grand in every sense. Right from its Neo-Baroque exterior and its exquisitely and detailed hotel lobby, to its beautiful view of the lake and its world-class swimming pool enclosed in what seems like a giant block of ice. This luxurious hotel is even more beautiful in the winter, surrounded by slippery puddles of water and snow that covers the once-green hills. It makes you just want to curl in bed, watching the light snowfall, with some disappearing into the puddles of water while other flakes continue to pile on top of the now snow-white hills.
Grand Hotel Kronenhof
Address: Via Maistra 130, 7504 Pontresina, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 395 USD
Contact: +41 81 830 30 30
You’ve probably never stayed in a hotel built under rocks, located 2,050 meters (6,726 feet) above sea level. Well, La Claustra gives you an opportunity to do just that! Located in the San Gottardo Area, 16 kilometers (9.9 miles) from Airolo lies La Claustra where things are taken to new heights (literally). Their rooms are kept really simple, and the rooms all have shared bathrooms, but if you’re going to wake up in the middle of the mountains, to fresh air and clear blue skies, surely you wouldn’t mind that, right?
Address: Via S. Gottardo, 6780 Airolo, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 773 USD
Contact: +41 91 880 50 55
Built in 1906, Fairmont Le Montreux Palace is a stylish modern hotel with up-to-date technology yet retaining its old-world charm. You get magnificent views of Lake Geneva and beautiful snow-capped mountains from your bedroom, which is sophisticatedly decorated and kept classic with mainly white tones and marble-floored bathrooms. Getting around is made incredibly easy during your stay, as it’s close to several attractions such as Chillon Castle and the village of Vevey. Your stay will be made even more extravagant with complimentary access to the Willow Stream Spa, which is extensively equipped with several wellness facilities.
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace
Address: Av. Claude-Nobs 2, 1820 Montreux, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 328 USD
Contact: +41 21 962 12 12
Get the best bang for your buck when you stay at Le Grand Bellevue! This luxurious hotel not only provides splendid, well-furnished rooms featuring beautiful rooms, but also ensures that your stay will be made an unforgettable one with their exclusive wellness center and private onsite cinema! Feel like a VIP with their hospitable staff who are always willing to lend an extra hand. For those who treat their food seriously, you’re in for one of the best gastronomic experiences at the onsite Michelin-Star restaurant.
Le Grand Bellevue
Address: Untergstaadstrasse 17, 3780 Gstaad, Switzerlands (see map)
Price: from 365 USD
Contact: +41 33 748 00 00
Nothing quite embodies pure relaxation like a stay at Riffelhaus 1853. This cozy hotel is far from extravagant, but it offers a homely and comfortable stay with splendid (splendid would be an understatement) views. Its average-sized rooms are covered with carpet flooring, a simple but comfortable bed and wooden framed windows opening to stunning visuals. It’s the ultimate relaxation retreat, waking up to the stunning Matterhorn set like a jewel in the blue sky, being right next to the ski slopes allowing you to ski whenever you like, and most importantly, providing you some serious solitude, somewhere on top of the mountains where you can only be reached by mountain railway from Zermatt via a 23-minute ride.
Address: Zermatt, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 381 USD
Contact: +41 27 966 65 00
Luxurious, modern and cozy all at once, Hotel Alpenhof offers the perfect retreat in the heart of the Alps. This place is definitely for those who like staying indoors, or those who just want to chill under comfy sheets facing spectacular backdrops. It’s perfect especially during winter, where you can sit at the fireplace in the piano bar, enjoy a cocktail, and unwind with some classical pieces played by the pianist. Hotel Alpenhof shows that you can get a great experience indoors as well, with onsite facilities like the whirlpool. However, if you do decide to get out, Hotel Alpenhof is only 5 minutes away from Gronergrat Railway, Europe’s highest open-air rack railway and enjoy breath-taking views of the Matterhorn Mountain from its observatory, 3,089 meters (10,135 feet) above sea level.
Address: Matterstrasse 43, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 290 USD
Contact: +41 27 966 55 55
Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne sure lives up to “royal” in its name, right from its elegant Art Nouveau-style exteriors, to its grand, thoughtfully-designed interiors, to its classy rooms with comfortable and thick beds piled with multiple fluffy pillows promising you a good night’s sleep. Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne also ensures you get the royal treatment, with helpful staff going the extra mile and its extensive wellness facilities. At night, remember to drop by the Sky Lounge at the seventh floor where your eyes will feast on remarkable panoramic views of the city, the lake, and the Alps.
Hotel Royal Savoy Lausanne
Address: Avenue d'Ouchy 40, 1006 Lausanne, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 364 USD
Contact: +41 21 614 88 88
From its white and red exterior, you already feel the royal Swiss vibes being emitted from this hotel. Le Richemond is not just a pretty shell; its spacious rooms are decorated based on themes of different colors, with stone-walled bathrooms spelling nothing but “luxury”, and rooms with marvelous views of lake Geneva. Le Richemond is also “rich” when it comes to pampering their guests. From treatment rooms to saunas to Turkish steam rooms, they offer everything within the spectrum. You will also be engaged with exceptional services by their brilliant staff who pay extremely close attention to detail, leaving you with no room for complaints.
Address: Rue Adhémar-Fabri 8-10, 1201 Genève, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 670 USD
Access: 5-minute walk from Genève-Cornavin station
Contact: +41 22 715 70 00
For those who appreciate stunning visuals, Hotel Crans Ambassador is ideal for you! Featuring modern rooms furnished in dark brown tones and plaid curtains, world class services from hotel staff who make sure your stay is an exceptional one, waking up to million dollar views of snow dust and Christmas trees (when it’s probably not even Christmas), you can hardly ask for more. If you love visiting the gym, you will love this hotel as their gym has floor-to-ceiling windows boasting brilliant views. And for those who need motivation to workout, you need this place … when facing such incredible panoramas, you won’t want to get off the treadmill!
Hotel Crans Ambassador
Address: Route du Petit Signal 3, 3963 Crans-Montana, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 449 USD
Access: 70 meters (230 feet) from the Cry d'Er Cable Car in Crans-Montana
Contact: +41 27 485 48 48
Nira Alpina is the epitome of Alpine chic, its rooms are decked in light wood, carpet flooring, white walls, and large wooden framed windows that open to mountain views that make you feel like you’re in some ice mountain advertorial. Upon entering this hotel, you can feel the warmth and humble atmosphere. It is like a sanctuary amidst the strong gusts of cold wind outside (temperature is so low it could make a live freezer!). You can enjoy more of these amazing panoramas at the onsite restaurant while you fill your tummy with a hearty breakfast buffet!
Address: Via dal Corvatsch 76, 7513 Silvaplana, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 233 USD
Access: across the street from the Surlej LSC gondola lift station
Contact: +41 81 838 69 69
Set in the quiet ski resort of Arosa, Blatter’s Bellavista Hotel enjoys a perfect location within the Swiss Alps. Nothing quite embodies hospitality, tranquility, and peacefulness like this hotel. With friendly staff going the extra mile, unobstructed views of the spectacular mountains, and comfortable-sized rooms furnished in light wood and brick walls, what else can one ask for?! Switzerland is an expensive country, but there is some great news for guests of Blatter’s Bellavista Hotel! You can save a bit with the Arosa Card, which entitles you to discounts on ski passes, cable cars, and bus and boat rentals, making this hotel worth every penny!
Blatter’s Bellavista Hotel Arosa
Address: Untere Waldpromenade, 7050 Arosa, Switzerland (see map)
Price: from 240 USD
Contact: +41 81 378 66 66
An unforgettable hotel stay
It’s not every day you get to wake up and see the Matterhorn right in front of your eyes. It’s not every day you get to breathe in fresh Swiss air from high above the mountains. It’s not every day you get to be away from the crowd, enjoying a hot cup of tea with a fireplace in a lodge a thousand miles away from home. So when it happens, be sure to make every moment count!
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