Are you looking for luxury accommodation? Would you like to spend the night in a designer room? Perhaps try out a boutique hotel? Or may you would prefer somewhere very special to spend the night? We’ve compiled a list of select addresses for every taste.
Beau-Rivage PalaceThe great dameCoco Chanel, Charlie Chaplin, Victor Hugo and Nelson Mandela all share something in common. They have all stayed at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne. This traditional hotel is one of the best in Europe and has always kept up with the times despite its early beginnings. The rooms have been luxuriously renovated, four restaurants serve up meals by top chefs, guests can enjoy drinks in one of the two bars and the exclusive Cinq Mondes spa spoils guests day in, day out. The hotel's location on the banks of Lake Geneva with an impressive view over the Alps is simply unique.Place du Port 17-19
+41 21 613 33 33
Igloo villageRomance in the iceA night spent in Zermatt's igloo village is an experience that guests will rave about for a long time. The range of different igloos – romantic, standard, isolated or even hot igloos – ensures that there is just the right igloo for everyone, including families, couples and groups. The romantic igloos, for example, are furnished with sheepskins and designed by international artists. Depending upon the location, they also feature a whirlpool or sauna. Guests are spoiled with home-made mulled wine and cheese fondue. The igloos are open from the end of December to around mid-April. Zermatt can be reached in around 3 hours from Geneva and around 4 hours from Zurich.
Grimsel HospizHistoric alpine hotelThis is a place where history and modernity meet. This Swiss guest house, the first to be mentioned in official records, has been standing on the Grimsel Pass since 1142. In 1932 it caused a stir as the first house in Europe to use electricity for heating. This pioneering philosophy has survived – this responsible and environmentally friendly hotel is now heated entirely using waste heat from the production of hydroelectric power from the crystal-clear Grimsel reservoir. This hotel is well worth a visit – not least because of its cuisine and regional specialities. The deep wine cellar, carved into the rock at 2000 metres above sea level, houses 300 different vintages. In addition to comfortable rooms, the hotel provides ultimate comfort with its panorama lounge, fireside lounge, restaurant and bar. Can be reached from Zurich in around 3 hours.3864 Guttannen
+41 33 982 46 11
Stroh-AdelSpend a night in a cowshedThere's no hotel check-in here – be prepared for accommodation of a different kind! Guests here sleep comfortably in the straw, but those who think that they will be sleeping in amongst the cows are very much mistaken. The pretty barn is clean and equipped with a modern toilet and shower. It is a unique experience – perfect for families or corporate events. The accommodation is open from May to October. Adelboden can be reached from Zurich in around 2½ hours, from where a bus provides a connection. Consult the Stroh-Adel's website for further details.
The Chedi AndermattParadise reaches a peakAndermatt, the charming resort in the Ursern Valley, is surrounded by the impressive Swiss Alps. Built in a modern and stylish chalet style, the Chedi Andermatt blends perfectly with its beautiful surroundings. Jean-Michel Gathy was commissioned to design the 105 spacious rooms and suites, in which wood and natural stone prevail. Guests can relax in the comfortable seats in the lounge, enjoy first-class cuisine in the gourmet restaurants or be pampered in the health and beauty spa. In both winter or summer, a stay at this hotel will certainly be unique. The hotel can easily be reached from Zurich in just 2 hours.Gotthardstrasse 4
+41 41 888 74 77
Tschuggen Grand HotelSpa by celebrity architectsThe unique 5000 m2 spa of this hotel was built by celebrity architect Mario Botta. The Tschuggen Grand Hotel is a true mountain oasis with a breath-taking panoramic view. The modern, unconventional building stands out against the mountain landscape. The sophisticated rooms, bearing the signature of designer Carlo Rampazzi, leave nothing to be desired. The same is true of the hotel's restaurants – La Collina, Michelin-starred La Vetta, the Bündnerstube and the Grand Restaurant. The Tschuggen Express, the hotel's own mountain railway, takes guests directly to Arosa-Lenzerheide, a haven for skiing and hiking. Can be reached from Zurich in around 2 hours.Sonnenbergstrasse
+41 81 378 99 99
Schlaf-Fass Riesling-SilvanerA barrel of funA night spent here will be a unique and unforgettable experience. Located in a tranquil countryside setting with a fabulous view, these 8000-litre wine barrels have been converted into bedrooms. On top of this, guests can enjoy delicious local produce served for breakfast and dinner. Virtually in the heart of the vineyards, the Schlaf-Fass offers the luxury of peace. Located close to the Heididorf, it serves as the perfect base for visiting the museum and exploring the village on foot.Bündte 1
+41 79 280 02 62
Matterhorn FocusDesigner hotelIn this charming designer hotel guests sleep at the foot of the Matterhorn, surrounded by art and stunning architectural features. Wood and chalet style prevail here, and the spacious, bright rooms have large windows offering a magnificent view. This is a place where cool design fuses harmoniously with warm elements. After a day in the mountains, guests can recharge their batteries by the fireplace or in the spa.Winkelmattenweg 32
+41 27 966 24 24
Hotel Eden RocLake romanceThe Eden Roc in Ascona is not described as paradisiacal for nothing. It enjoys absolute tranquillity, a stunning location right on the banks of Lake Maggiore, a private beach, a long, panoramic jetty, a private marina, 95 luxurious, colourful rooms and suites, four outstanding restaurants that have earned a collective total of 46 Gault-Millau points, and a real Garden of Eden. The hotel also boasts the 2000 m2 extensive Eden Roc Spa – a true paradise for total relaxation.Via Albarelle 16
+41 91 785 71 71
Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & SpaLuxury and traditionThe Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa is set in the heart of the impressive mountain landscape of the Bernese Oberland, looking onto the spectacular Jungfrau. Luxury, tradition, gourmet cuisine and an exclusive spa resort await guests in this hotel. Whether guests are here for the spa, a family holiday or a business trip, comfort is guaranteed. The hotel features luxury fabrics and light rooms, all of which afford a fantastic view. The 5500 m2 spa is one of the most beautiful in Switzerland. Can be reached from Zurich in around 1½ to 2 hours.Höheweg 41
+41 33 828 28 28
Mongolian yurtsSleep 2000 metres high upSeven authentic Mongolian yurts provide novel accommodation for families, hikers, school classes and groups. They are pitched at an altitude of 2000 metres on the Rochers de Naye. The yurts, each sleeping up to 8 people, are open to guests all year round. Spending a night in a yurt is popular among the Swiss, as well as among international guests. And at Christmas time, Father Christmas also stays up here, too. Packages are available including train travel, rental, evening meal and breakfast. Can be reached quickest from Geneva, in around 1½ hours.GoldenPass Services
Rue de la Gare 22
Case Postale 1426
+41 21 989 81 81