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10 of the best luxury hotels in Switzerland

The Grand Tour of Switzerland takes us on a journey through the beautiful landscapes and cities of one of Europe’s most magnificent countries. Traversing through Switzerland includes discovering, and staying in, beautiful hotels. Featuring traditional and contemporary character, awe-inspiring views and a rich historical charm. From Zurich to Basel, we’ve uncovered the best luxury hotels in Switzerland.

Zurich

Widder Hotel

Widder Hotel is housed over nine medieval heritage buildings and located in the old town, close to the Bahnhofstrasse lined with Zurich’s finest flagship stores. Lavishly furnished with antiques offset with contemporary art, and complete with the latest technology, this historical hotel offers visitors the best of both worlds.

With fine dining, a Single Malt Whisky Bar, romantic garden, and a library, Widder Hotel is perfect for individualists who appreciate a personal touch.

Craving a luxury hotel in Switzerland with a view? Sleep under the stars in the hotel’s unique rooftop bubble with superb views over the Old City, Lake Zurich, and the Alps.

Zurich, Rooftop Widder Hotel in Switzerland © Nico Schaerer Photography
Rooftop at Widder Hotel © Nico Schaerer Photography

The Dolder Grand

A commanding landmark with views of the city, lake, and mountains, The Dolder Grand has recently been renovated by renowned London architects Foster and Partners. Transforming this classic into the ultimate luxury hotel in Switzerland.

If magnificent views in a historically hotel weren’t enough, The Dolder Grand features a two-Michelin-star fine dining restaurant and a Japanese-influenced spa set over 4,000 square meters.

For art connoisseurs, the hotel boasts an impressive art collection of more than 100 works. Only adding to The Dolder Grand’s reputation as a Swiss masterpiece. 

The Dolder hotel in Switzerland in winter
The Dolder Grand © David Biedert

Baur au Lac

A traditional 19th-century hotel with all the modernities for decadent luxury, Baur au Lac is a family-owned sixth-generation classic tastefully positioned on parkland grounds in the heart of Zurich. Plus, it is perfectly situated near the chic shopping of Bahnhofstrasse.

With magnificent mountain and lake views, and individually decorated suites, the Baur au Lac evokes an intimate atmosphere of a private home. And it’s a sight for all senses. As the hotel is freshly decorated by an in-house florist, producing the enticing aromatic smells of over 1,000 flowers.

Baur au Lac hotel in Switzerland, Baur's Brasserie & Dining Counter© James McDonald
Baur's Brasserie & Dining Counter © James McDonald

La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich

The legendary La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich offers guests a refined and timeless experience. The hotel’s recently refurbished decor is inspired by a yacht club designed by the hotel maestro, Philippe Starck.

Featuring varnished mahogany and regatta photos, reminiscent of boats and the world of sailing across its 40 rooms and suites. And updating the hotel which has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. This unique Switzerland hotel is where classic meets modern, with a splash of creative components.

La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich - Rooftop Restaurant La Muña
Rooftop at La Réserve Eden au Lac Zurich © G. Gardette

Bern 

Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa

While its foundations date back to 1859, an extensive renovation of the Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa has elevated its luxury with all the modern comforts, in downtown Bern.

A fusion of tradition and contemporary flair, and impeccable service, it features 99 stylish rooms and suites and houses a stunning ballroom for events.

Sophisticated and sumptuous, Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa pièce de résistance is the Sky Terrace. Take to the top floor to experience 360° panorama views over Bern, and beyond.

Bern, Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa
Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & Spa

Bellevue Palace Bern

Sip your morning espresso with a view of the Bernese Alps from the superb Bellevue Palace Bern. This five-star grand hotel occupies an elegant Art Nouveau building dating back to 1913.

It’s located beside the Parliament Buildings and is the official guesthouse of the Swiss government. But, its location and history aren’t the only elements that make this Switzerland hotel so remarkable. Over the years, it’s played host to many famous guests such as Charlie Chaplin, the Queen of England, Jacques Chirac, Nelson Mandela, Sophia Loren, Bruce Springsteen, and Fidel Castro. Making the Bellevue Palace Bern truly fit for a queen. 

Bellevue Palace Bern, Lobby
Bellevue Palace Bern

Geneva 

Hôtel Beau-Rivage

Located in the heart of Geneva’s commercial centre at one of the most exclusive addresses in Switzerland, The Hotel Beau-Rivage is known for its its traditional luxury, charm, and discretion.

Built by the Mayers family in 1865, and is still run by the same family to this day, it boasts one of the most panoramic views across Lake Geneva and the Alps. It’s also a gastronomic favourite. With an in-house Pastry Chef, a gourmet Michelin starred dining, and Sunday brunches on the terrace in summer. 

Balcony views, Beau Rivage hotel in Switzerland
Hotel Beau-Rivage

Four Seasons Hotel Des Bergues

Located by the shores of Lake Geneva, the Four Seasons Hotel Des Bergues was built in 1834, with a renovation in 2005. And continue to offer guests a nostalgic charm with luxury living. Its fresh splendour is seen in its bright and airy guest rooms. Dressed in rich blue and green fabrics, and lavish furnishings, that blend effortlessly into the landscape beyond. 

The hotel’s Mediterranean gourmet restaurant, Il Lago, offers the finest northern Italian cuisine paired with sensational Italian, French and Swiss wines.

The hotel is also home to an ornate ballroom, created to host the League of Nations in 1920, that adds to its character and charm.

Geneve, Hotel des Bergues hotel in Switzerland
Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues © Andre Meier

Mandarin Oriental Geneva

Superbly situated on the River Rhône in the heart of Geneva, the Mandarin Oriental Geneva blends accents of art decor with state-of-the-art technology and offers stunning views of the Rhône and Old Town.

This luxury Switzerland hotel also boasts three unique dining experiences. Yakumanka, a Peruvian restaurant centred around fine seafood with a traditional cevicheria menu, headed by Chef Daniel Galvez Estrada. A Japanese Omakase experience at SACHI and bistro dining at MO Bar.

Mandarin Oriental hotel in Switzerland, Junior Suite
Junior Suite at Mandarin Oriental Geneva

Basel 

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois

High-tech meets antique, the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois is one of Europes’s oldest city hotels. There is an air of elegant prestige across its 101 rooms and suites that are charmingly sophisticated. 

Home to The Cheval Blanc by Peter Knogl, awarded three Michelin stars and 19 Gault Millau points. It’s ranked as one of the world’s best restaurants that is surely to delight the culinary connoisseur. 

Beyond the delicious dining, the hotel features a historic boardroom and enchanting ballroom. Making this Switzerland hotel perfect for distinguished dinners and exclusive events.

Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois
Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois © Basel Tourismus

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