The Best Boutique Hotels in the Swiss Alps
It’s not every day that you get to sleep enclosed by ice, with a mountain that is as beautiful as the Matterhorn only a short distance away. But that’s exactly what you can get at the the Iglu-dorf, or ‘igloo village’. You can go for the basics, a sleeping bag on top of a bed of ice, or choose from more complete options that come with a private jacuzzi. All the rooms are connected by a series of tunnels that led to a indoor bar and restaurant. Outside there is a jacuzzi, where you can relax and take in the splendour of the surrounding mountains.
Villa Honegg offers unparalleled views and is one of the Swiss hotels you have to see to believe. From its, thankfully, heated pool you can take in the sight of Lake Lucerne glistening as the sun goes down, just by the foot of the Alps. The hotel itself has been open since 1905 and has since been given a modern makeover to bring into the 21st Century.
Hotel Firefly looks like a traditional alpine lodge from the outside, but the interior design blends the four elements of earth, fire, air and water to make a cosy yet modern feel. The rooms are comfortable, and there are several amenities to help you and the family relax after an adventure on the slopes, from aromatherapy rooms to the stylish Bar 55. Hotel Firefly is a great choice for couples and families alike.
About the place:Arty, Cosy
The Coeur des Alpes is known as one of the best boutique hotels in Zermatt – and across the whole Swiss Alps. Owned and run by Leni and her husband Thomas, you’ll be sure to receive a warm welcome. Choose from a comfortable range of rooms or one of the spacious loft suites with almost everything you could hope to have, including beautiful terrace views of the Matterhorn from some rooms. To top it off, there is a top-class restaurant and a wellness centre to expunge all those aches from the Zermatt’s slopes.
About the place:Cosy, Modern
The Whitepods offer up an eco-friendly world of luxury. The Whitepods are surrounded by nature, with over 25 kilometres of trails leading into the surrounding country and a private ski slope nearby so you can miss out on the winter crowds. Despite their miniature appearance, the Whitepods are actually spacious and comfortable on the inside. It’s guaranteed to be a unique experience.
Hotel Chesa Stuvi Colani can be found in the beautiful Engadine valley in the Swiss canton of Graubünden. Choose from 13 rooms and suites in this carefully preserved historic building that dates back to the 17th century. For nature lovers there is perhaps no better choice; the hotel comes with easy access to paths and trails to let you explore the beautiful Swiss countryside and the Alps, which are right on the doorstep. The glitzy ski resort of St. Moritz is also nearby.
About the place:Adventure, Casual, Design