3 of the best hotels in Switzerland – On the water. In the city. Over the Alps.

There is no doubt a visit to Switzerland is a dream destination for many travellers around the globe. Let RoomCritic take you on the water, into the city and over the Alps to show you 3 of the best hotels in Switzerland

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland – One On The Water

Lake Neuchatel is the largest lake entirely in Switzerland, located on the western Swiss border of France and directly below The Alps. The northern shore of the lake is characterised by vineyard landscapes, the southern shore by the largest marshland and bird paradise in Switzerland. Neuchâtel township, built in yellow Jurassic limestone, lies on the north-western shore of the lake and is the largest town of the region. The mediaeval town centre, with its many cafés and restaurants, shopping opportunities and numerous theatres and museums, imparts a French charm and beckons visitors to stroll. One of Switzerland’s largest traditional open-air wine festivals with a magnificent flower parade is held in the town in the autumn. Neuchâtel is the ideal starting point for many boat cruises*.

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland hotel palafitte overwater bungalows

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland Hotel Palafitte Switzerland overwater bungalows

Where to stayHotel Palafitte is the only five star hotel in Europe built on water. The Lake Pavilions are not the typical overwater bungalows. Built over the lake of Neuchâtel in the middle of a most beautiful environment, the hotel is decorated with unique style, luxurious design and advanced technology, with breathtaking views of the lake and Alps. The hotel is an experience not to be missed.

The best way to get feel for this hotel is to take a look at the gallery of photos taken by guests who have already stayed here.

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3 of the best hotels in Switzerland – One In The City

As a “metropolis of experiences” by the water, with a magnificent view of the snowcapped Alps on the horizon, Zürich offers a unique mixture of attractions –  museums, art galleries, international fashion labels and Zürich designs, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Recreational activities range from a visit to the riverside and lakeside bathing areas in the very heart of the city, to a spectacular hike on the Uetliberg mountain. For lovers of art Zürich has a lot to offer. The city alone is home to over 50 museums, some 14 of which are devoted to art. The museum of fine arts, the Kunsthaus Zürich, boasts a significant collection of paintings, sculptures, photographs and videos. Another highlight is the Rietberg Museum, one of the leading centers of non-European art in the world. Just a stone’s throw from Zürich’s main station, the Swiss National Museum – housed in an over 100 year old building reminiscent of a fairytale castle – contains the country’s most comprehensive collection of exhibits relating to Swiss cultural history*.

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland Museum of design in Zurich (Museum Fur Gestaltung)

Museum of design in Zurich (Museum Fur Gestaltung)

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland The beautifully lit streets at night

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland The stunning view from Uetliberg

Where to stay – Hotel Greulich is located on the design side of Zurich. Encounter numerous highlights just a few minutes walk away. The Greulich is a boutique design hotel which features uniquely designed, generously sized rooms in both the garden pavilion and the main building. The courtyard, with harmonious architecture and lighting effects, plays host to the standard and superior rooms – making good use of the quiet location and its intelligent infrastructure. The main house offers spacious suites and cozy superior rooms; all with views over the district of “Kreis 4”. If you’re looking for something very special, book the penthouse high above the roofs of Zurich.

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland Hotel Greulich Penthouse

Hotel Greulich Penthouse

The best way to get feel for this hotel is to take a look at the gallery of photos taken by guests who have already stayed here.

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3 of the best hotels in Switzerland – One Over The Alps

Verbier lies ten kilometers to the east of Martigny and is part of the skiing region “4 Vallées”. Situated at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level, Verbier is a vacation destination with a sunny and attractive landscape. The town ‘s houses are built in the typical Swiss chalet style. As soon as the first snow falls, Verbier becomes a winter sports paradise. ‘Les 4 Vallées’ (Four Valleys) is the name of the immense ski resort with a good 410 km of piste and more than 90 lifts and railways linking the stations of Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon and La Tzoumaz. A cableway opens up the top of Mont Fort at a height of 3330 metres. From here there is a fantastic view to the Matterhorn, Grand Combin and Mont Blanc. You can also enjoy the winter landscape without skis along the snowshoe and winter hiking trails or on two 10-km- long toboggan pistes. For those who love major ski tours, Verbier is well known as a starting point and staging post in the so-called ‘Haute Route’ to Zermatt and Saas Fee*.

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland skiing in Switzerland

Where to stay – The W Verbier Hotel is home to glacial days and hot nights at the most fabulous Verbier ski resort.W Verbier Hotel invites you into an extraordinary world where winters are white hot and summers always keep things cool. As W Hotels’ first alpine escape and only hotel in Verbier, get set for slopeside style centred around Place Blanche, the new heart of Verbier. Feel the adrenalin of Europe’s most exciting slopes, startling vistas and glamorous nights. Guest rooms and suites incorporate vibrant décor, state-of-the-art technology and visionary amenities to elevate every stay. In room Wi-Fi is charged at CHF 25 per day. At W Verbier, your wish is their command. Whatever you want, whenever you want it, just ask the renowned Whatever/Whenever service team – they’ll make it happen 24/7.

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland W Verbier

3 of the best hotels in Switzerland w verbier room

The best way to get feel for this resort is to take a look at the gallery of photos taken by guests who have already stayed here.

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*Information sourced from myswitzerland.com

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