Switzerland is awash with so many five-star, luxury hotels that it can be hard to know which to choose. To help you relax and enjoy your Alpine getaway we’ve put together a list of the most luxurious hotels that you’ll find.
A favorite of the diplomatic high-flyers and political elites who regularly flock to Geneva, the La Réserve aims to redefine luxury. Aside from the tastefully decorated rooms, you’ll probably never want to leave the health spa and fitness center, which promises to strip away all your stress and leave you feeling fresh and reinvigorated. The La Réserve hotel complex is also home to one of the best restaurants in the country.
About the place:Fine Dining
Indulge yourself at the Grand Hotel Trois Rois, Basel’s most luxurious hotel. The Trois Rois sits on the edge of the Rhine river, exactly where it’s been for over 300 years. Don’t let its age put you off, as the Trois Rois has more than kept up with the times and offers a truly relaxed experience for guests. The culinary experience is exquisite and the Trois Rois houses the illustrious Cheval Blanc, a three-starred Michelin restaurant run by culinary genius Peter Knogl. If you are heading to the historic city of Basel and want to treat yourself or your partner then don’t hesitate in plumping for the Trois Rois.
About the place:City
Take in the splendour of St. Moritz, the original ski destination, from the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains, your one-stop shop for glitz and glamour. The location of the Kempinski is perfect for a ski getaway, with the slopes almost next door, and all your needs are taken care of at a whim. Choose from 184 rooms or suites or a chalet suite, each decked out with vintage antiques and wooden interiors for a cosy, mountain-life feel. Be aware though that the Kempinski is only open for set times during the season so check the website for opening and closing dates.
About the place:Business, Cosy
This 5-star resort hotel can be found in Gstaad, the swanky ski resort famed for its A-list celebrity patrons. With a range of comfortable suites from Junior through Deluxe, Signature and Presidential, you’ll find yourself immersed in total privacy. Each of the rooms, and the even more upscale residences, are kitted out with all the amenities you need for a relaxing stay. Enjoy a romantic gourmet dinner at the Duchessa restaurant or wind-down after a day on the slopes at the wellness centre.
It’s hard to miss the glittering Beau-Rivage, a hotel perched on the edge of Lake Geneva with an equally decorated past. The Beau-Rivage has hosted towering figures such as Victor Hugo, Charlie Chaplin and Nelson Mandela, to name a few. Each of its rooms is unique in style, ensuring that you’ll have a highly personal experience. Aside from the elegance of the Beau-Rivage, one of the outstanding features is Le Mayako, a sushi bar, and the two Michelin star Anne-Sophie Pic restaurant.
About the place:Fine Dining
Your luxury trip comes steeped in history at the Château d’Ouchy, a building that dates back to the 12th century. Sitting within a stone’s throw of Lake Geneva, the Château is one of the top hotels to take in the beautiful city of Lausanne. Each of the hotel’s 50 room are artfully decorated, in tune with the Château’s prestigious heritage. At the in-house restaurant and bar you can taste exquisite dishes including the speciality perch meunière which comes directly from the lake.
About the place:City
The Chateau Gütsch is an icon of Lucerne. Beloved by the local people, the building was constructed in 1888 and doubled up as a home and hotel. Today, it is one of Switzerland’s most charming boutique hotels that will whisk you to a bygone era. The interior design effortlessly matches the Chateau’s Belle-Époque exterior. Here, luxury comes intertwined with pomp and style. Taking in the views from the Chateau’s terrace, which span the city, the lake and the mountains, is almost worth a visit all by itself.
The views from Villa Honegg’s outdoor (heated) pool are simply outstanding. A short distance from Lucerne, the Honegg is perched on a hilltop overlooking Lake Lucerne and surrounded by nature. The hotel has been named a “hideaway hotel” for its blend of comfort and the great visitor experience that it offers. There’s perhaps no better way to take in Central Switzerland.
In the heart of Lucerne, overlooking Lake Lucerne, The Hotel is where to go for artful, yet stripped-backed luxury. Each of the 30 rooms of this hotel were designed by renowned French architect Jean Nouvel in a modern style. You can also delight your tastebuds at The Hotel’s five restaurants, each dedicated to a different part of the world from the Mekong to Tuscany.
This sprawling hotel, perched above Zurich, with views spanning the city and the distant mountains, is a top pick. Prices may be steep, but it comes well recommended. What’s on offer here is everything you could hope for from a luxury hotel; a choice of suites and rooms, an on-call butler service and two restaurants, including two-time Michelin star chef Heiko Neider. It’s pretty simple, if you can afford the Dolder Grand experience, you’ll love it.