Accommodation with a view. Vistas to remember. MySwitzerland.com
Gr端ezi and welcome!
The view of the alpine peaks shimmering on the horizon. That mystic moment when mist drifts over the lake waters. The sense of freedom sitting on a hilltop, high above an enchanting landscape: these are the moments that turn Switzerland into an experience. It all becomes possible thanks to our beautifully located accommodations. This brochure showcases Swiss hotels and huts that offer the most spectacular views â€“ more than 90 excellent reasons why Switzerland is not just world famous for its diverse countryside but also for its tradition of hospitality and welcome.
JĂźrg Schmid CEO Switzerland Tourism
More than 150 mountain huts of the Swiss Alpine Club SAC offer stunning outlooks and unrivalled experiences in nature. www.sac-cas.ch
Eastern Switzerland / Liechtenstein.
Lake Geneva Region.
Jura & Three-Lakes. 32–33
Lucerne – Lake Lucerne Region. 34–41
View from the Wiesner Alp above Davos, Graub端nden
Vistas to remember. They’re on a hilltop or by a lake, in the city or the countryside. They offer views of the Matterhorn in the Valais or the Corvatsch in the Engadin, across Lake Maggiore in Ticino, over the vineyards on Lake Geneva or Zürich’s rooftops. Or they offer a panoramic vista of alpine peaks – from the Säntis, for instance. From the diverse range of Swiss hotels and huts we have selected 94 which promise truly spectacular views. Experience the magic of Switzerland and draw inspiration from our suggestions!
Hotel AllegroÀ. Bern.
This city hotel delights its guests with modern décor and its four restaurants as well as views of Bern’s Old Town and the majestic backdrop of the Alps. The rooms feature stylish design, with suites evoking the Bauhaus era. Hotel AllegroÀ Bern Phone +41 (0)31 339 55 00 www.kursaal-bern.ch
Hotel Bellevue PalaceĂ„. Bern. Situated in the heart of the Swiss capital, Bern, this exciting hotel has a history that is as unique as the superb service and breathtaking panorama of the Alps from the terrace. The Bellevue Bar is a popular meeting place for politicians and journalists. Hotel Bellevue PalaceĂ„ Bern Phone +41 (0)31 320 45 45 www.bellevue-palace.ch
Parkhotel Bellevue & Spa À. Adelboden.
The view is just one of the many highlights in the refurbished Bellevue. Guests can also enjoy the airy architecture and cuisine inspired by local, seasonal products over dinner in the beautiful evening light, or take to the spa located in the spacious park grounds. Parkhotel Bellevue & Spa À Adelboden Phone +41 (0)33 673 80 00 www.parkhotel-bellevue.ch
The Cambrian À. Adelboden. While relaxing in the Cambrian’s outdoor pool guests can enjoy superb views of the mountains. And the peak of perfection? The Cambrian’s exquisite wellness area, where design comes first – as throughout the hotel. The Cambrian À Adelboden Phone +41 (0)33 673 83 83 www.thecambrianadelboden.com
Waldhaus-Huldi Ô. Adelboden. You feel like it’s a home from home here: this hotel, family-owned since 1914, offers genuine holiday hospitality, with its two meticulously furnished chalets, set amid big, beautiful lawns and parkland. Waldhaus-Huldi Ô Adelboden Phone +41 (0)33 673 85 00 www.waldhaushuldi.ch
Grandhotel Giessbach Õ. Brienz. The historic residential hotel at famous Giessbach Falls, high above Lake Brienz, is an oasis of peace, far from the hectic pace of everyday life. This grand hotel offers a sense of holiday nostalgia, fine cuisine and a spectacular experience of nature. Grandhotel Giessbach Õ Brienz Phone +41 (0)33 952 25 25 www.giessbach.ch
Hotel Lindenhof Ô. Brienz.
A family-friendly hotel set in its own grounds with ancient trees, offering impressive views of Lake Brienz and the mountains. The rooms are all individually furnished, while the kitchen offers creative market-fresh cuisine. Hotel Lindenhof Ô Brienz Phone +41 (0)33 952 20 30 www.hotel-lindenhof.ch
Berghaus Bort Ô. Grindelwald. Rooms exude modern Swissness, while the restaurant, cosy bar and sun terrace provide culinary excellence. From here, at 1,600 m up, you have uninterrupted views of imposing 4,000 m peaks and the chance to enjoy a peaceful location in the heart of nature. Berghaus Bort Ô Grindelwald Phone +41 (0)33 853 17 62 www.berghaus-bort.ch
Hotel Bodmi Ã. Grindelwald. Guests of the Bodmi chalet hotel, located on a high terrace with views of the north face of the Eiger, can look forward to very personal service. A superb wellness area provides the ultimate in rustic wellbeing with its direct view of the goat shed. Hotel Bodmi Ã Grindelwald Phone +41 (0)33 853 12 20 www.bodmi.ch
Glecksteinhütte SAC. Grindelwald. The hut on the spectacular Wetterhorn offers unique views of the surrounding 4,000 m mountains and glaciers, as well as Grindelwald’s valley. With a bit of luck you might also spot ibex close-up. The former mountain hotel is a destination and starting point for mountain adventure. Glecksteinhütte SAC Grindelwald Phone +41 (0)33 853 11 40 www.gleckstein.ch
Hotel Kirchbühl Õ. Grindelwald.
Holidaying at the north face of the Eiger! An idyllic location above the village church, with views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers of the Bernese Alps, makes this hotel the ideal base for guests wanting to actively enjoy the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site. Hotel Kirchbühl Õ Grindelwald Phone +41 (0)33 854 40 80 www.kirchbuehl.ch
Parkhotel Schoenegg Ã. Grindelwald. This alpine hotel seductively draws you in: the hotel’s own waterfall welcomes you at check-in and in the panoramic whirlpool you can relax before the spectacular backdrop of the Eiger’s north face. Guests will be tempted by local speciality dishes in the “1868 snug”. Parkhotel Schoenegg Ã Grindelwald Phone +41 (0)33 854 18 18 www.parkhotelschoenegg.ch
Grand Hotel Regina. Grindelwald. The rooms and suites in this beautifully located hotel are furnished with exquisite antiques and works of art from a private collection. The two restaurants offer cuisine prepared using ingredients from the hotel’s own organic garden: high quality is the norm here. Grand Hotel Regina Grindelwald Phone +41 (0)33 854 86 00 www.grandregina.ch
Sunstar Alpine Hotel Õ. Grindelwald. This diverse holiday and activity hotel enjoys a quiet, central location, with exclusive views of the north face of the Eiger. In addition to the extensive grounds, guests love the modern wellness oasis with its unique panoramic views. Sunstar Alpine Hotel Õ Grindelwald Phone +41 (0)33 854 77 77 www.sunstar.ch
Grand Hotel Park Ä. Gstaad. Contemporary interior design combined with alpine chic and first-class service are the special qualities of this exclusive hotel, whose history goes back more than 100 years. Here, you are just a few minutes from Gstaad’s Promenade, in a beautiful south-facing location. Grand Hotel Park Ä Gstaad Phone +41 (0)33 748 98 00 www.grandhotelpark.ch
Gstaad Palace Ä. Gstaad. This grand hotel, owned and managed by three generations of the same family, sits high above Gstaad, with views over the region. It has legendary status, with a unique reputation built up over decades – and the Palace Spa offers further enticement to visit. Gstaad Palace Ä Gstaad Phone +41 (0)33 748 50 00 www.palace.ch
Hist. Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz Õ. Guttannen.
In the heart of a rocky landscape above a turquoise blue lake, you find the venerable Grimsel Hospiz. Following a complete overhaul, the former home of mountain workers has become a tasteful hotel, with original 1930s furniture by Horgen Glarus. Historisches Alpinhotel Grimsel Hospiz Õ, Guttannen Phone +41 (0)33 982 46 11 www.grimselwelt.ch
Blüemlisalphütte SAC. Kandersteg. There’s no better alpine experience! The Blüemlisalphütte is situated amid an idyllic landscape, above the Hohtürli pass between Kandersteg and Kiental, at an altitude of 2,840 m. It is ideal for hiking and climbing tours in the UNESCO JungfrauAletsch World Natural Heritage Site. Blüemlisalphütte SAC Kandersteg Phone +41 (0)33 676 14 37 www.bluemlisalphuette.com
Berghaus Niesen Kulm Mülenen.
On the Niesen, rising above Lake Thun like a pyramid, stands the Berghaus Niesen, with its welcoming rooms, modern glass pavilion and large sun terrace. Access is via the mountain’s historic cable car.
Berghaus Niesen Kulm Mülenen Phone +41 (0)33 676 77 11 www.niesen.ch
Hotel Alpenruh Ô. Mürren. The rustic, chalet-style Alpenruh hotel stands right beside the Schilthorn gondola station, in sunny Mürren village above the Lauterbrunnen valley. The views of the Bernese Oberland’s peaks and glaciers from its pretty rooms take your breath away. Hotel Alpenruh Ô Mürren Phone +41 (0)33 856 88 00 www.alpenruh-muerren.ch
Belvédère Strandhotel & Restaurant À. Spiez. This Belle Epoque hotel, with a tradition of hospitality going back 105 years, stands in a slightly elevated position, with views of the bay of Spiez on Lake Thun, the vineyard, castle and mountain panorama. This lakeside hotel has its own lido plus motor boat and gardens. Belvédère Strandhotel & Restaurant À, Spiez Phone +41 (0)33 655 66 66 www.belvedere-spiez.ch
Hotel Eden Spiez À. Spiez. You feel like you’re in the Garden of Eden here: located on one of the most beautiful bays in Europe and nestling in parkland, the Hotel Eden offers views of Lake Thun and the peaks of the Bernese Alps. Spacious rooms let you reflect and relax. otel Eden Spiez À H Spiez Phone +41 (0)33 655 99 00 www.eden-spiez.ch
Hamilton Lodge Ô. Zweisimmen.
The journey to this quietly located hotel, with new wellness area, is the best form of relaxation: the cable car runs all year round. This hideaway with individually furnished rooms features wood and natural brick, while the restaurant prepares sophisticated organic cuisine. Hamilton LodgeÔ Zweisimmen Phone +41 (0)33 222 74 74 www.hamiltonlodge.ch
Château de la Corbière. Estavayer-le-Lac.
The villa, built in 1850 on Lake Neuchâtel’s shores, is the former summer residence of a count. The historic, refurbished rooms offer views of the lake and Jura mountains – the panoramic viewing room in the castle tower even gives a 360-degree vista! hâteau de la Corbière C Estavayer-le-Lac Phone +41 (0)26 663 92 72 www.chateaudelacorbiere.ch
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Beau-Rivage Genève Ä. Geneva.
This luxury hotel, built in 1865 on the lake promenade, offers superb views of Lake Geneva and the snow-covered Alps. From here guests can also marvel at another attraction: the Jet d’Eau fountain, symbol of Geneva. Beau-Rivage Genève Ä Geneva Phone +41 (0)22 716 66 66 www.beau-rivage.ch
Kesch-Hütte SAC. Bergün.
The Kesch hut is one of SAC’s family-friendly huts and was awarded the Swiss Solar Prize in 2001. Sensuous pleasure is a key part of the experience: enjoy home-baked cakes every day along with the panoramic views. Kesch-Hütte SAC Bergün Phone +41 (0)81 407 11 34 www.kesch.ch
Medelserhütte SAC. Curaglia. The four-hour climb here is worth it purely for the average 16 hours of sunshine awaiting you – as well as the mystical sunsets. This hut perches high up like an eagle’s eyrie on the Fuorcla da Lavaz pass, at the top of the Plattas valley. Medelserhütte SAC Curaglia Phone +41 (0)81 949 14 03 www.medelserhuette.ch
Apart- und Kinderhotel Muchetta Ô. Davos Wiesen. This Swiss Family Hotel offers parents professional care for their little ones, whether in the adventure play area or in the open air. The apartments and family rooms all have a kitchenette and superb views, while the Panorama restaurant is another draw. Apart- und Kinderhotel Muchetta Ô, Davos Wiesen Phone +41 (0)81 410 41 00 www.kinderhotel.ch
Schatzalp Snow & Mountain Resort Ô. Davos. This building, constructed in the Art Nouveau style, formed the backdrop for Thomas Mann’s novel “The Magic Mountain”. It opened in 1900 as a luxury sanatorium and was later converted into a hotel. Located in a spectacular setting, it is four minutes from Davos by the hotel’s own funicular. Schatzalp Snow & Mountain Resort Ô, Davos Phone +41 (0)81 415 51 51 www.schatzalp.ch
Ftan. The Bellavista is a cheerful, downto-earth hotel in a superb location on the sun terrace of Ftan, where activity-seeking tourists and families relax in a “home from home”. The hotel is on the Via Alpina trail and the Inn cycle path. Hotel Bellavista Ftan Phone +41 (0)81 864 01 33 www.bellavista-ftan.ch
Terrihütte SAC. Obersaxen. This natural brick building is situated at 2,170 m in the Greina Plateau Nature Conservation Area, offering wonderful views to the Tödi. The hut is the ideal base point for unforgettable walking tours through the Greina’s unspoilt tundra. Terrihütte SAC Obersaxen Phone +41 (0)81 933 32 93 www.terrihuette.ch
Pontresina. At 3,000 m above sea level, in the heart of a glacier landscape, you can find all-round perspective – literally! Located on a sunny plateau you’ll find a tiny spa with the grandest views. Various room categories are available, from private double to dormitory. Berghaus Diavolezza Pontresina Phone +41 (0)81 839 39 00 www.diavolezza.ch
Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl
Samedan. This hotel, in the Engadin’s most spectacular panoramic location, combines tradition with modern design and environmental responsibility. It is the first Plus-Energy hotel in the Alps and a popular starting point for inspiring hiking tours. omantik Hotel Muottas R , Samedan Muragl Phone +41 (0)81 842 82 32 www.muottasmuragl.ch
Hotel Waldhaus Sils Ö. Sils-Maria.
This hotel is already something of a monument: it stands high above the mountain village of Sils-Maria, with views of Lake Sils and the Oberengadin. Behind the impressive façade, guests relish the congenial, personal style of a hotel run by the same family for five generations. Hotel Waldhaus Sils Ö Sils-Maria Phone +41 (0)81 838 51 00 www.waldhaus-sils.ch
Kulm Hotel Ä. St. Moritz. This venerable establishment, opened in 1856, was a trailblazer for tourism in the Engadin region. A luxury hotel with a long history and magnificent lake views, it is situated in the centre of St. Moritz, with access for guests to the hotel’s own nine-hole golf course. Kulm Hotel Ä St. Moritz Phone +41 (0)81 836 80 00 www.kulm.com
Hotel Schweizerhof À. St. Moritz.
This hotel’s foundation stone was laid in 1897. The dining hall ceiling was painted by Gottardo Segantini, the hotel lobby blends Art Nouveau interior design and modern architecture, and the central location in St. Moritz offers fine lake views. Hotel Schweizerhof À St. Moritz Phone +41 (0)81 837 07 07 www.schweizerhofstmoritz.ch
Suvretta House Ä. St. Moritz. This grand hotel, located in a parklike landscape with splendid views, has been in the ownership of the founder families since 1912. It is set in a privileged location, away from traffic and the hustle and bustle, with a direct link to the hiking and skiing resort of Corviglia. Suvretta House Ä St. Moritz Phone +41 (0)81 836 36 36 www.suvrettahouse.ch
Hotel Waldhaus am See Ô. St. Moritz. Lake, mountains and St. Moritz are all on the doorstep of this traditional hotel. The rooms are furnished in the Engadin style, with lots of pinewood. Whisky-lovers can sample over 2,500 varieties in “Devil’s Place”, the world’s largest whisky bar. Hotel Waldhaus am See Ô St. Moritz Phone +41 (0)81 836 60 00 www.waldhaus-am-see.ch
Jura & Three-Lakes.
Hotel Twannberg Ô. Lamboing.
Fun for all the family: the views over Lake Biel alone will put you in a good mood. This complex, with 24 pavilions located in the heart of nature, offers a full range of leisure activities, such as e-bikes, go-carts for hire, a play area and a zoo with llamas. Hotel Twannberg Ô Lamboing Phone +41 (0)32 315 01 11 www.twannberg.ch
Eco-Hôtel L’Aubier. Montezillon. This hotel, situated between Lake Neuchâtel and the Jura, puts ecofriendly ideas into practice. Fine dining focuses on high-quality organic products, some of which come from the hotel’s own farm. Most of the rooms have a balcony or garden seating and views over the lake. Eco-Hôtel L’Aubier Montezillon Phone +41 (0)32 732 22 11 www.aubier.ch
Hotel Palafitte Ä. Neuchâtel.
The mark of this hotel is its location: the Palafitte is the only “floating” luxury hotel in Europe, with some of its unique pavilions set on piles in Lake Neuchâtel. Each room has its own terrace, some with direct access to the lake. Hotel Palafitte Ä Neuchâtel Phone +41 (0)32 723 02 02 www.palafitte.ch
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Hotel Villa Honegg Ä. Ennetbürgen.
The Villa Honegg sits in a prominent hilltop position in the heart of Switzerland. In the outdoor pool you get the sense of swimming straight towards central Switzerland’s mountain panorama. The restaurant also serves culinary delights: products are grown locally in the region. Hotel Villa Honegg Ä Ennetbürgen Phone +41 (0)41 618 32 00 www.villa-honegg.ch
Jugendstil-Hotel Paxmontana Ã. Flüeli-Ranft. This refurbished Art Nouveau-style hotel with a nostalgic ambience is perched on a hillside in dramatic Flüeli-Ranft. From the Veranda restaurant, with its impressive 47m bay window, guests can enjoy wonderful views over the Sarneraatal valley and Lake Sarnen. Jugendstil-Hotel Paxmontana Ã Flüeli-Ranft Phone +41 (0)41 666 24 00 www.paxmontana.ch
Hotel Pilatus-Kulm Ã. Pilatus (Lucerne). In 1868 Queen Victoria went horseriding to Mount Pilatus. In 1890 the Hotel Pilatus-Kulm was built. In 2010 the hotel, a listed building with views over Lake Lucerne and the central Swiss Alps, was completely renovated and the Queen Victoria restaurant unveiled. Hotel Pilatus-Kulm Ã Pilatus (Lucerne) Phone +41 (0)41 329 12 12 www.pilatus.ch
Art Deco Hotel Montana À. Lucerne. Art Deco from the entrance through to the top of the tower: architecture buffs enthuse about the Hotel Montana as much as guests do! Aim for the exclusive Penthouse Spa Suites with private balcony Jacuzzi, including views over the city, lake and mountains. Art Deco Hotel Montana À Lucerne Phone +41 (0)41 419 00 00 www.hotel-montana.ch
Seehotel Hermitage À. Lucerne.
The Hermitage is situated in large grounds right beside Lake Lucerne. All the guest rooms and restaurants offer unparalleled views over the water to the mountains beyond. And if you’re looking for peace and relaxation you’ll find it in the deckchairs beneath the secluded trees. Seehotel Hermitage À Lucerne Phone +41 (0)41 375 81 81 www.hermitage-luzern.ch
alace Luzern Ä. P Lucerne. This traditional five-star hotel lies on the lakeshore with views of the mountains and Lucerne’s Old Town, just a few minutes’ walk away. Its exquisite service is the trademark of the Swiss hotel industry. Interior design and architecture reflect the charm of the late-19th century. Palace Luzern Ä Lucerne Phone +41 (0)41 416 16 16 www.palace-luzern.ch
Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern Ö. Lucerne.
From the shores of Lake Lucerne this five-star hotel offers views of the lake, mountains and city, offering many stories about its famous guests. Artists, musicians and authors also provide the themes in the rooms, with individual design and original quotations. Hotel Schweizerhof Ö Lucerne Phone +41 (0)41 410 04 10 www.schweizerhof-luzern.ch
Frutt Lodge & Spa À. Melchsee-Frutt. The Frutt Lodge sits high above a lake in car-free Melchsee-Frutt – a wonderful area for walking and biking. This hotel combines alpine luxury and modern design in perfect harmony, inspiring guests with a wonderful atmosphere and the high-tech Frutt Spa. Frutt Lodge & Spa À Melchsee-Frutt Phone +41 (0)41 669 79 79 www.fruttlodge.ch
Hotel Edelweiss Rigi Ô. Rigi Kaltbad. The family-run hotel, with 100 years of tradition, is located on the Rigi, offering views of the Alps and Lake Lucerne, as far as the Black Forest. Most of the sunlit rooms are southfacing, with a balcony. Hotel Edelweiss Rigi Ô Rigi Kaltbad Phone +41 (0)41 399 88 00 www.edelweiss-rigi.ch
Hotel Rigi Kaltbad Ã. Rigi Kaltbad. The Hotel Rigi Kaltbad showcases modern design, with fresh culinary ideas and Mario Botta’s lavish new Mineral Baths & Spa. But not everything is new on the Rigi: the mountain world, shrouded in legend, remains as charming and beautiful as ever. Hotel Rigi Kaltbad Ã Rigi Kaltbad Phone +41 (0)41 399 81 81 www.hotelrigikaltbad.ch
igi Kulm Hotel. R Rigi Kulm.
The spectacular 360-degree panorama from the Rigi Kulm mountain hotel, situated right next to the alpine summit, provides a sense of exhilaration and wonderfully memorable views. This is a perfect location for exquisite sunsets. Rigi Kulm Hotel Rigi Kulm Phone +41 (0)41 880 18 88 www.rigikulm.ch
Seminar- und Wellnesshotel Stoos Õ. Stoos. At 1,300 m above sea level on the high plateau, you’ll find the ideal promise of relaxation and enjoyment, whether in the spacious wellness facilities, the newly refurbished restaurant offering superb cuisine, or the designer rooms. Delightful hiking trails begin right on the doorstep. Seminar- und Wellnesshotel Stoos Õ, Stoos Phone +41 (0)41 817 44 44 www.hotel-stoos.ch
See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina Ô. Vitznau. The hotel, set in large grounds, is situated at the foot of the Rigi, promising great lake and mountain views. It’s an ideal starting point for hiking. A swimming pool with large lawn area, plus a range of culinary delights, complete the hotel’s facilities. See- und Seminarhotel FloraAlpina Ô, Vitznau Phone +41 (0)41 399 70 70 www.floraalpina.ch
Hotel Terrasse am See Ô. Vitznau. When the Terrasse was opened in 1873 it was owned by the first mountain railway company in Europe that also offered its customers a hotel experience. The lakeside location continues to thrill guests today, with the views best enjoyed from the restaurant’s panoramic window. Hotel Terrasse am See Ô Vitznau Phone +41 (0)41 397 10 33 www.hotel-terrasse.ch
Park Weggis Ä. Weggis. The hotel is situated right on Lake Lucerne, with its own grounds, private beach and boat landing. The views across the lake and the panoramic mountain landscape of central Switzerland are a temptation to sit and daydream, whilst the sparkling wellness area provides relaxation. Park Weggis Ä Weggis Phone +41 (0)41 392 05 05 www.parkweggis.ch
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Chalet Hotel Ahorn Ö. Braunwald.
The authentic, luxury Chalet Hotel, reopened in 2011, stands in a spectacular setting in the heart of the Glarner Alps. The exclusive restaurant celebrates gourmet cuisine, serving flower-and-herb sweet treats in summer. Chalet Hotel Ahorn Ö Braunwald Phone +41 (0)55 653 50 50 www.ahorn-braunwald.ch
Märchenhotel Bellevue Õ. Braunwald. In the fairytale hotel the name says it all: children are treated to a storytime hour every day. For grown-ups there’s a wellness area on the hotel’s roof and now also an outdoor infinity pool with fabulous views of the Glarner Alps. Märchenhotel Bellevue Õ Braunwald Phone +41 (0)55 653 71 71 www.maerchenhotel.ch
Hotel Heiden Õ. Heiden.
The Hotel Heiden is perched high above Lake Constance: from the open-air Jacuzzi you can gaze far into the distance. The hotel offers “Jakob Schlaepfer” designer rooms, featuring exquisite textiles with a colourful flower meadow design. Hotel Heiden Õ Heiden Phone +41 (0)71 898 15 15 www.hotelheiden.ch
Berggasthaus Alter Säntis. Alpstein. This typical Appenzell mountain inn at the top of the Säntis offers nature lovers the chance to experience the mountain world at first hand. From the highest point on the Säntis at 2,502 m, behind the inn, with clear skies you can spot around 2,000 mountain peaks in six countries. Berggasthaus Alter Säntis Alpstein Phone +41 (0)71 799 11 60 www.altersaentis.ch
Swiss Dreams Hotel Walzenhausen Ô. Walzenhausen. This historic spa hotel is situated in the Appenzell hills with panoramic views over Lake Constance and three neighbouring countries. The Rondomm restaurant serves highquality cuisine using local products, while the bar offers a unique collection of Swiss whiskies. wiss Dreams Hotel WalzenS hausen Ô, Walzenhausen Phone +41 (0)71 886 21 21 www.swissdreamshotels.com
Hotel Eden Roc Ä. Ascona.
This holiday hotel designed by Carlo Rampazzi stands right on Lake Maggiore, providing guests with wonderful views of the water, across to the Brissago Islands. The luxury hotel is situated in parkland with a pool, private beach and boat landing stage. Hotel Eden Roc Ä Ascona Phone +41 (0)91 785 71 71 www.edenroc.ch
Albergo Monte Verità Ô. Ascona. On the famous Monte Verità, once an artists’ retreat, this hotel was built in 1928 in Bauhaus style. It is still a meeting place, a place to exchange philosophies and ideas. The sensory experience is completed by the restaurant with lake views and idyllic grounds. Albergo Monte Verità Ô Ascona Phone +41 (0)91 785 40 40 www.monteverita.org
Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa À. Cademario.
Following a total refurbishment, this venerable spa hotel is celebrating its comeback at one of the sunniest locations in Switzerland, with magnificent views over Lake Lugano. The modern DOT.Spa, together with its outdoor pools, offers the ultimate in relaxation. Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa À, Cademario Phone +41 (0)91 610 51 11 www.kurhauscademario.com
Villa Principe Leopoldo Ö. Lugano. The former princely royal seat is set in the heart of beautiful grounds above Lugano, with views of the lake and mountains. The gourmet restaurant offers speciality dishes from Ticino and the Mediterranean, while the hotel also has its own Merlot vineyard. Villa Principe Leopoldo Ö Lugano Phone +41 (0)91 985 88 55 www.leopoldohotel.com
Villa Sassa Hotel, Residence & Spa À. Lugano. The Villa Sassa is a Mediterranean-inspired wellness oasis set in a peaceful, countryside location with views of Lake Lugano and the mountains, just a short walk from the centre of Lugano. Guests can totally relax in the large wellness & spa area. illa Sassa Hotel, Residence & V Spa À, Lugano Phone +41 (0)91 911 41 11 www.villasassa.ch
Hotel Riviera Ô. Melide. The hotel’s location right on the lakeside is superb. The same goes of course for the views of the Monte San Giorgio. The hotel has been designed with a love of detail and local character. In the restaurant, the emphasis is also on regional products such as the local wine and grappa. Hotel Riviera Ô Melide Phone +41 (0)91 640 15 00 www.hotel-riviera.ch
Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa À. Minusio-Locarno.
This elegant Mediterranean-style hotel is located in a majestic setting above Lake Maggiore. Its vast area of parkland with exotic flora – including 1,000 palm trees – tempts guests to experience the lifestyle of “dolce far niente”. Esplanade Hotel Resort & Spa À, Minusio-Locarno Phone +41 (0)91 735 85 85 www.esplanade.ch
Villa Orselina Ö. Orselina-Locarno. Culinary delights, a complete pamper programme in the Labo Spa and idyllic views over Lake Maggiore from every room: the unique five-star Hotel Villa Orselina is an invitation to lose yourself in “dolce far niente”. Villa Orselina Ö Orselina-Locarno Phone +41 (0)91 735 73 73 www.villaorselina.ch
Lake Geneva Region.
Le Mirador Kempinski Ä. Mont-Pèlerin.
The luxury hotel is situated on a sun terrace above Lake Geneva, in the heart of the Lavaux vineyards – offering every conceivable luxury, including its own helicopter landing pad. The Givenchy Spa with Centre Médical Mirador is the only one of its kind in Switzerland. Le Mirador Kempinski Ä Mont-Pèlerin Phone +41 (0)21 925 11 11 www.kempinski.com/mirador
Hôtel du Pillon – Relais du Silence Ô. Les Diablerets.
A hotel exuding charm: this historic hotel situated on the Col du Pillon pass road was built around 1860 for early alpine adventurers. Today it beguiles its guests with spectacular views of the mountains and the Diablerets Glacier. Hôtel du Pillon – Relais du Silence Ô, Les Diablerets Phone +41 (0)24 492 22 09 www.hoteldupillon.ch
Grand Hotel des Rasses Ô. Les Rasses s/Sainte-Croix.
This 19th-century hotel in lush natural surroundings has preserved its original character. The panoramic terrace offers views of the Alps and the Swiss Plateau. Traditional dishes using local ingredients are prepared and refined in the Belle Epoque restaurant. Grand Hotel des Rasses Ô Les Rasses s/Sainte-Croix Phone +41 (0)24 454 19 61 www.grandhotelrasses.ch
Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Ä. Montreux. The “Pearl of the Swiss Riviera” originates from the Belle Epoque era and offers the chance to see beautiful sunsets over Lake Geneva. Its ambience, both traditional and elegant, epitomises Montreux, while its spa guarantees the wellbeing of guests. Fairmont Le Montreux Palace Ä, Montreux Phone +41 (0)21 962 12 12 www.fairmont.com/montreux
Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic À. Montreux.
This traditional Belle Epoque hotel stands right beside Montreux’s world-famous lakeside promenade, and still retains the era’s sense of elegance. The “45” restaurant, with wonderful views of the Alps and the lake, offers modern cuisine using fresh, seasonal ingredients. Grand Hôtel Suisse Majestic À Montreux Phone +41 (0)21 966 33 33 www.suisse-majestic.com
Hôtel des Trois Couronnes Ä. Vevey. The Hôtel des Trois Couronnes was built in 1842 on the shores of Lake Geneva atop the foundations of the Belles Truches castle. The sun-drenched Swiss Riviera, with its mountain backdrop and vineyards of the Lavaux, effortlessly draws attention and wonder. Hôtel des Trois Couronnes Ä Vevey Phone +41 (0)21 923 32 00 www.hoteltroiscouronnes.ch
Appart-Hôtel Helvetia Intergolf Õ. Crans-Montana.
Ideally located in Crans-Montana, the hotel offers lavish apartment suites and hotel rooms with balcony and views down into the valley. The elegant restaurant in the alpine style and the typical Valais bar guarantee a congenial time for lovers of fine food. Appart-Hôtel Helvetia Intergolf Õ, Crans-Montana Phone +41 (0)27 485 88 88 www.helvetia-intergolf.ch
Commeire. In the hamlet of Commeire, several chalets refurbished in the traditional valley style create an extensive hotel complex. The stylishly furnished chalets in the heart of nature offer wonderful views across to the valley of the Great St. Bernard Pass and the Mont Blanc massif. Montagne Alternative Commeire Phone +41 (0)27 783 21 34 www.montagne-alternative.com
Cabane de Moiry SAC. Grimentz.
The original SAC Moiry cabin was traditionally built in stone in the 1920s; a modern annexe was added recently. Its dining hall offers views over the glacier, alongside cuisine showcasing speciality dishes from the Valais region. Cabane de Moiry SAC Grimentz Phone +41 (0)27 475 45 34 www.cabane-moiry.ch
Whitepod Eco-luxury hotel
Les Cerniers. This innovative complex with 15 luxurious high-tech pods combines sustainability and unspoiled nature. The pods are built on wooden platforms, with uninterrupted views of Lake Geneva; each is equipped with a bedroom, Swedish stove, kitchenette and terrace. Whitepod Eco-luxury hotel Les Cerniers Phone +41 (0)24 471 38 38 www.whitepod.com
Hotel Royal Õ. Riederalp. This luxurious resort stands on the car-free Riederalp, in an idyllic setting within the UNESCO World Natural Heritage region. Hiking trails and rounds of golf start right on the doorstep. The interior design focuses on local materials, such as 200 yearold spruce timber in the suites. Hotel Royal Õ Riederalp Phone +41 (0)27 928 44 88 www.artfurrer.ch
Almagellerhütte SAC. Saas-Almagell. The terrace of this traditional hut in the Saas valley offers a postcard panoramic view: the view covers nine 4,000 m peaks. There are three routes for reaching the hut: the adventure path for young and old, the high pass for enthusiasts and the direct ascent for sprinters! Almagellerhütte SAC Saas-Almagell Phone +41 (0)27 957 35 14 www.almagellerhuette.ch
Auberge du Barrage du Sanetsch. Savièse. The hotel restaurant stands in the heart of an idyllic mountain world, amid unparalleled peace and quiet, with views of the Sanetsch reservoir and the surrounding mountains. Original dishes such as foam of raclette, pinot noir sorbet or whitewine soup are created in the kitchen. Auberge du Barrage du Sanetsch Savièse Phone +41 (0)33 755 12 32 www.sanetsch.ch
Gd Hôtel Bella Tola & St-Luc Õ. St-Luc. The Grand Hotel, built in 1859, with views of the Valais’s 4,000 m peaks, exudes sophistication and alpine elegance. The dining hall has frescoes from the 19th century, while the rooms and lounge areas contain antiques and sumptuous fabrics as well as original paintings. Gd Hôtel Bella Tola & St-Luc Õ St-Luc Phone +41 (0)27 475 14 44 www.bellatola.ch
Cabane Mont-Fort SAC. Verbier.
Built in 1925 out of wood and brick, the Mont-Fort hut – situated on a grand panoramic terrace – was totally refurbished in 2001. This hideaway is well known for its culinary excellence, with speciality regional dishes as well as a menu of fine wines. Cabane Mont-Fort SAC Verbier Phone +41 (0)27 778 13 84 www.cabanemontfort.ch
Lodge Alpes et caetera. Vercorin.
Eight authentic and theme-related chalets offer fabulous mountain views and the captivating charm of mountain huts. Each chalet represents a local theme, such as mountain water channels, Eringer cows or Valais wines. Lodge Alpes et caetera Vercorin Phone +41 (0)27 456 46 07 www.alpesetc.ch
Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort Ö. Zermatt.
Welcome to the Cervo! It’s not just the views of the “Horu”, as the locals call the Matterhorn, that makes this alpine lifestyle resort with its seven chalets so enchanting. Every chalet has its own wellness area with outdoor Jacuzzi. Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort Ö, Zermatt Phone +41 (0)27 968 12 12 www.cervo.ch
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat Ô. Zermatt. The stars are so near you can almost touch them: this mountain hotel is amongst the highest in the Swiss Alps, offering panoramic views of 29 peaks topping 4,000 m. An observatory with views into space complements the hotel with a history going back more than 100 years. 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat Ô Zermatt Phone +41 (0)27 966 64 00 www.mygornergrat.ch
Hotel Riffelalp Resort 2222 m Ä. Zermatt.
From here you are almost looking down on Zermatt: the Riffelalp Resort 2222 m lies in the heart of a beautiful pine forest, not only offering its guests views of the Matterhorn but also the chance to ride the red Riffelalp tram, the highest in Europe. Hotel Riffelalp Resort 2222 m Ä, Zermatt Phone +41 (0)27 966 05 55 www.riffelalp.com
Hotel Riffelberg Ô. Zermatt. The Hotel Riffelberg, 2,600 m high up in the heart of the Zermatt mountain world, was opened in 1855. This traditional building with the ambience of the pioneering age offers views of the majestic Matterhorn, revealing the mountain at its most beautiful. Hotel Riffelberg Ô Zermatt Phone +41 (0)27 966 65 00 www.riffelberg.ch
Hotel Belvoir À. Rüschlikon (Zürich).
If you like to daydream you’ll be in seventh heaven here: the distant views of Lake Zürich extend across to the Glarner Alps. Water, glacier and light create a clever interplay in the design of the hotel, which stands on Zürich’s doorstep. Hotel Belvoir À Rüschlikon (Zürich) Phone +41 (0)44 723 83 83 www.hotel-belvoir.ch
Hotel Wassberg Ô. Forch (Zürich). The Wassberg, a country inn built in 1837, stands on a high plateau with views of the Greifensee and Zürich Oberland. Location, country air, peace and the cultivated surroundings turn this classically furnished hotel into a rural countryside idyll. Hotel Wassberg Ô Forch (Zürich) Phone +41 (0)43 366 20 40 www.hotel-wassberg.ch
Sorell Hotel Zürichberg Õ. Zürich. This urban oasis on the edge of a forest overlooking Zürich offers an architecturally exciting combination of Art Nouveau and contemporary design. Guests are inspired by the individually arranged designer rooms, the Lifestyle restaurant and lounge bar. Sorell Hotel Zürichberg Õ Zürich Phone +41 (0)44 268 35 35 www.zuerichberg.ch
The Dolder Grand Ä. Zürich. The Dolder Grand perches like a landmark in an elevated position with views of the city, lake and mountains. The conversion and new building have turned the establishment into a luxury hotel of superlatives, in which spacious spa facilities create an inspirational wellness offering. The Dolder Grand Ä Zürich Phone +41 (0)44 456 60 00 www.thedoldergrand.com
Hotel Uto Kulm Õ. Zürich.
This urbane mountain hotel offers an exclusive location high above Zürich, with a panoramic terrace: it’s a popular destination for walkers. Luxury themed suites offer Jacuzzis, fireplace and huge vistas. Hotel Uto Kulm Õ Zürich Phone +41 (0)44 457 66 66 www.utokulm.ch
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