5 luxury hotels that should not be missed on a trip through Switzerland


Switzerland is one of the countries considered safe for tourists in the current pandemic. Not only for its excellent medical care but also for its stunning, dramatic landscapes and seclusion. If you are seeking tranquillity, and spectacular scenery, from historic towns and contemporary cities, wildflower meadows, to rugged mountain landscapes and Swiss traditions. You definitely should consider a trip to Switzerland this summer. Experience this incredible country from a unique perspective. We present 5 top hotels, which can be ideally combined for a journey through Switzerland.

Chedi Andermatt

Andermatt is a sleepy mountain village in central Switzerland and is a 90-minute drive from Zurich. Chedi Andermatt opened its doors here in 2014. The design is Asian and a play between dark elements and light. This design runs through the entire hotel, from the rooms and the 2,400 m² Spa to the restaurants. In addition to an excellent Japanese restaurant, Chedi Andermatt also offers “The Restaurant” with its cheese tower. The surrounding mountains are ideal for hiking from the hotel. Golfers also get their money’s worth and can play on the 18-hole golf course and enjoy the beautiful mountain panorama.

Victoria Jungfrau Interlaken

The Victoria Jungfrau Hotel is located in Interlaken. The city is known as a starting point for mountain tours. Most visitors drive from here to the “Jungfrau” which, at over 4,000 meters, is one of the highest mountains in Switzerland. The hotel is a palace which is managed with a lot of charm and high-class service. The spacious spa area with an indoor and outdoor pool and several saunas invite you to linger longer. With the “La Terrasse” the hotel offers a gourmet restaurant. The Sapori is an Italian restaurant where the pizza maker comes directly from Naples. From the rooms to the front, you have a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains.

Alpina Gstaad

Gstaad is just 1 hour away from Interlaken. The place is known for its elite school and the home of the “rich and beautiful”. Many millionaires own their chalet in Gstaad. As a result, you will also find numerous luxury hotels in the small mountain village. The Alpina Gstaad is one of them. With only 56 rooms, the Alpina offers a home in the mountains with lots of privacy and luxury. The spacious rooms are designed in a traditional chalet style with lots of wood. The hotel offers a heated outdoor pool and a vast indoor pool. As the hotel is located on the hill, a chauffeur service is being provided within the village – environmentally friendly with a Tesla. The hotel also offers e-bikes for its guests to explore the area in a sporty way.

Fairmont Montreux Palace

Montreux is a place located directly on Lake Geneva. The hotel was built in 1906 in a palace style, and you can still feel the feeling of the old days when entering the lobby. The hotel offers a total of 236 rooms, the most beautiful being those with a view of the lake. The Penthouse Suite has been recently opened, which offers two bedrooms and a private terrace on the roof of the hotel. The 2,000 m2 Willow Spa offers an outdoor and indoor pool, as well as various saunas. The large lawn, which is only separated from the lake by the beach promenade, gives the feeling of Mediterranean flair. The restaurant “Montreux Jazz Cafe” is ideal for gourmets. If you want to dine with a view of the lake, you will find this option in the restaurant “La Terrasse”.

Beau Rivage Palace Lausanne

A crowning conclusion to your journey through Switzerland is your stay at the Beach Rivage Palace Lausanne. Lausanne is also located on Lake Geneva and is known as the headquarters of the Olympic Committee. The Beau-Rivage Palace is nestled in a 4-hectare park and right on the lake. If you walk through the entrance, you only see a small reception room, yet just around the corner, the palace rises high with splendid chandeliers. Showcasing the brilliance of the palace! The spa area is completely new and shines in a modern design. This offers both an outdoor pool and an indoor pool and whirlpool. The saunas are separate for men and women, as the hotel has numerous regular customers from the Middle East. The culinary star of the house is Anne-Sophie Pic, who runs the 2 Michelin star restaurant. The hotel also offers a French, Japanese, and Mediterranean restaurant.

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Comments (11)

  1. John Talbot says:

    If you are looking for a safe holiday destination don’t forget that Switzerland was way ahead of much of the world for cleanliness long before we descended into Coronavirus chaos. Although I haven’t stayed in any of these hotels in Switzerland I have stayed in some of the brands’ other properties throughout the world and I can certainly vouch for their immaculate quality. If you are anxious about catching the virus I doubt that there will be many safer places on the planet than these hotels. Personally, I would feel very safe at any of these luxurious properties.

    • Guido Graf says:

      Thanks for your input, John. There are truly places that are safer from a virus spreading point of view than Switzerland – the difficulty right now is that these countries/places have mostly closed their borders. Therefore, the demand for destinations outside of cities in rural areas is high – and these criteria, coupled with the current Covid-19 figures and the open borders, make Switzerland currently a trendy destination for us.

    • Greg says:

      That’s interesting, I was thinking that while reading this post. I haven’t heard too much information about what it’s like in Switzerland right now. But I’m guessing no news is good news? I mean, what better place to be right now, honestly.

  2. Paul Johnson says:

    Great selection, Guido! I was in Switzerland last Summer and was fortunate enough to stay at two of these fabulous hotels. Anyone reading can see in-depth reviews of Lausanne Palace and The Alpina Gstaad at these two links:

    https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2019/09/25/short-stay-lausanne-palace-lausanne-switzerland/

    https://www.aluxurytravelblog.com/2019/09/27/short-stay-the-alpina-gstaad-gstaad-switzerland/

    Paul

    • Amy says:

      Wow, thanks Paul! These are really great. The Lausanne Palace is simply stunning. That’s really one of the most luxurious hotels I’ve ever seen. It must be an amazing and unforgettable experience!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    While I’m leaning towards more “isolated” countries than Switzerland to go on a holiday, I’m also on the lookout for destinations that are opening their borders to tourists and have effectively controlled the pandemic. I’ve always wanted to go to Switzerland because Roger Federer (tennis fan here!) and I’ve always wanted to stroll Bahnhofstrasse, since I’ve read that this is purely a walking street or largely pedestrian only. But then, it’s the exact place I’m wary of now.

    I’ve read so many ideal places already on this blog and I’m always reading to find more. During the 3 or 4 months of various stages of lockdown, I’ve been finding myself dreaming of all the places I want to getaway to. It must be cabin fever. I can’t get any further than the next city where I am right now.

    • Jesse says:

      That’s so true about finding new places on here. I wasn’t aware of these locations either. So I’m glad to find out about new places to travel to in the future. Switzerland is like a dream to me.

  4. Jez Brown says:

    It’s not just top class luxurious hotels with immaculate hygiene that make Switzerland such a safe destination. The Swiss have always been such outdoor folks that if you go hiking through the mountains you’ll be far from the crowds. The only problem that I can see is that they’ll have to go easy on sharing those fondue pots for a while.

    • Danielle says:

      Haha, that actually made me laugh out loud. I almost forgot about the other things you could do there, like hiking and eating!

  5. Jo Fordham says:

    Yikes that Fiarmont Montreux Palace is huge! Definitely a great spot overlooking the lake. It seems very imposing and grand, the kind of place I probably couldn’t afford but would love to stay in. Ditto all of these hotels where the term ‘palace’ is so fitting. Very tempting choices.

    • Guido Graf says:

      Hello Jo
      Prices at the Montreux Palace start at $ 250 a day, which is quite affordable for this category of hotel. The Montreux Palace is open all year round, and in their low season like November, you can find even lower prices. Montreux Palace is a great experience!

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