If you think it’s impossible to have a unique hotel experience on your Swiss holiday whilst still enjoying the best of Switzerland’s iconic landmarks, then think again.
There’s no easier way to enjoy a one-of-a-kind holiday in this Europe’s greatest treasure than to stay in some truly distinctive hotels and resorts.
Check out these five hotels that are close enough to all the action, yet offer guests a truly unique Swiss holiday, away from the madness…
ROMANTIK SEEHOTEL SONNE, KUSNACHT
Perched on stunning Lake Zurich, the historic Romantik Seehotel Sonne is a mere 12 minutes from the city centre by train, but it offers guests a completely different Zurich experience, surrounded by nature and offering a welcome distraction from city life.
The hotel features 40 individually furnished rooms and suites, elegant ballrooms and banqueting halls, a wellness/sunbathing area overlooking the lake, and superb dining options, serving gourmet cuisine and Swiss specialities that will appeal to your palette. A cool bar, and an airy beer garden under the shade of chestnut trees are the perfect places for an after dinner drink or just chilling by the lake.
Being so close to the city, guests can easily tick off the main tourist attractions Zurich is famous for, such as world-famous Kunsthaus Art Gallery, as well as the 13th century Fraumunster Cathedral!
THE MODERN TIMES HOTEL, SWISS RIVIERA
The Modern Times Hotel is set in the heart of the Vaudois Riviera and is a truly one-of-a-kind example of accommodation thanks to its combination of contemporary design and original Swiss decor.
Additionally, this fantastic find is only a stone’s throw away from Montreux.
The gorgeous 4-star property features 138 rooms and junior suites, each furnished with luxury and comfort in mind, and all offering views of either the Pleiades Mountains or the beautifully maintained Mediterranean garden.
When it’s time to venture outside the hotel to discover the surrounding area, guests are only a short walk away from the Charlie Chaplin Museum.
PARK WEGGIS, WEGGIS
Set on Lake Lucerne with spectacular views of the Swiss Alps, the award-winning Park Weggis is a luxury 5-star property built with high-quality, sustainable materials that prides itself on giving guests an enchanting and exceptional hotel experience.
Only 45 minutes away by train from Lucerne, the hotel has 52 exclusive rooms and suites, three restaurants, two bars, and a team of dedicated staff totally committed to highly personalised service. It’s basically your own little kingdom nestled amidst nature.
Speaking of nature, guests can enjoy all kinds of activities just outside the hotel grounds, including waterskiing and boat trips on the lake, or cycling and hiking in the surrounding mountains and lush countryside of the Weggis region.
PARK-HOTEL AM RHEIN, RHEINFELDEN
A wellness oasis set on the legendary Rhine in Rheinfelden, which is just 11 minutes by train from Basel, the 4-star Park-Hotel is set in picturesque parklands, offering stylishly furnished and bright rooms for guests to enjoy during their time in this stunning part of Switzerland.
The perfect blend of modern comforts and lasting traditions, the Park-Hotel is renowned for its spa treatments (e.g., saltwater pool, turkish baths, and saunas, including a Russian banya), as well as its excellent restaurant, serving fresh food and many fish-based regional specialties.
Outside the hotel, guests can explore the medieval city of Rheinfelden, learning about the city’s fascinating history whilst doing a little shopping in the city’s numerous shops and boutiques.
THE REGINA, MURREN
A classic hotel that’s preserved its heritage over the last 100 years, the Regina oozes old-world charm and was designed during the grand Swiss hotel period, offering guests a taste of a bygone area – in true opulence and class.
Located in the small village of Murren, high up in the Bernese Alps and close to the Jungfrau mountain range, the Regina offers 52 brightly lit rooms that are capable of accommodating a wide variety of guests, such as families, couples, singles, groups, the young and the old.
But it’s its closeness to the world-famous tourist attractions that make the Regina truly shine. Visit the Schilthorn by cable car, take to the surrounding hiking trails, or venture to the Jungfrau – the Top of Europe.
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