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  • Auberge de Confignon 14 rooms from $136

    Geneva (Confignon)

    A gastronomic auberge tucked away in a village just outside Geneva. The locally renowned restaurant and its secluded setting are its main attractions, not to mention the wonderful mountain views from the terrace. Tranquility and local gourmet treats with easy access to Geneva.

    Restaurant  -  The hotel bistro and restaurant are locally-renowned and serve traditional dishes, using fresh local products.
    Sights nearby  -  Conveniently close to Geneva and the Selève mountain.
    Secluded setting  -  Located in a small village on the outskirts of Geneva.
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  • La Rouvenaz 17 rooms from $159

    Montreux

    With a fabulous location on Lake Geneva, La Rouvenaz is a classy establishment. Its rooms are modern and spacious with some boasting fantastic views of the lake from adjoining balconies. Perfect for exploring the local area. A must for jazz lovers in July.

    Local exploring  -  Twenty minutes from Lake Geneva with unspoilt views, right from your bed
    Value chic  -  Great value for this area
    Great walks  -  Take a walk along the 10km Montreux Promenade and enjoy its fantastic views of Lake Geneva.
    Sights nearby  -  Marvel at the 1000 year-old Chillon Castle less than two miles away.
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  • Parnass 30 rooms from $89

    Zermatt

    Friendly family-run hotel with stunning views of Matterhorn. Warm and homely, wood clad rooms with crisp white linen and cosy living areas. Excellent five course dinners are served in the dining room or garden. Exceptional value for money makes this an ideal choice for families and groups.

    Active Holiday  -  A world-class ski resort that caters for sporty guests in endless other activities such as hiking, biking and sledging.
    Value chic  -  A stylish property, with warm fires, library and garden, in a prime location offering very reasonable rates.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Fluhalp 4 rooms from $91

    Zermatt (Switzerland)

    Traditional Alpine mountain inn accessible only on skis or by foot. Great value for money and perfect for groups - you can choose between four bed rooms or dormitories. Ideal as an overnight stop off on your way to another peak, Fluhalp is perfectly suited for the outdoor enthusiasts.

    Groups  -  Fluhalp has a variety of acccommodations ranging from 4 bed rooms to dormitories - ideal for trekking groups.
    Value chic  -  Providing excellent rates in an expensive area
    Active Holiday  -  Right on the slopes
    Remote  -  Accessible only by skis or on foot!

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  • Auberge de Confignon 14 rooms from $136

    Geneva (Confignon)

    A gastronomic auberge tucked away in a village just outside Geneva. The locally renowned restaurant and its secluded setting are its main attractions, not to mention the wonderful mountain views from the terrace. Tranquility and local gourmet treats with easy access to Geneva.

    Restaurant  -  The hotel bistro and restaurant are locally-renowned and serve traditional dishes, using fresh local products.
    Sights nearby  -  Conveniently close to Geneva and the Selève mountain.
    Secluded setting  -  Located in a small village on the outskirts of Geneva.
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  • Edelweiss Hotel 42 rooms from $181

    Geneva

    A quintessentially Swiss hotel and restaurant with authentic mountain chalet décor. Wood-lined rooms with cosy furnishings and fireplaces. The restaurant offers traditional cuisine and live folk music. A great place for families with children.

    Families  -  A charming chalet with family rooms, babysitting and cose proximity to both the lake and the city centre.
    Great walks  -  Great walks around the stunning lake, followed by Fondue and Raclette by the fire!
    Sights nearby  -  Just a few steps from the city centre, within easy access of all the sights.
    Full of character  -  Swiss chalet setting, with traditional décor.
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See all » 12 hotels in Zürich

  • 25 Hours Hotel 126 rooms from $95

    Zürich

    Part of the vibrant urban 25 Hours Hotel group, this funky, colourful contemporary hotel is in Zurich West, the financial district. Restaurant, gym, pet and children friendly. A lively bet for business or a weekend away, the hotel comes with its own bicycles and a groovy fleet of Minis for guests.

    Suites  -  Silver, gold and platinum rooms come brightly coloured in various degrees; range of sizes from bunks to suites
    Restaurant  -  Creative and passionate chef Neni Haya Molcho produces dishes with flavours from around the world
    Bicycles available  -  Not only are bicylces available (for free) but also the hotel has a fleet of Minis
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Greulich Hotel 28 rooms from $146

    Zürich

    Quiet urban oasis in residential area in Zurich West, a trendy neighbourhood with nightclubs & boutiques. A 70s commercial building has been converted to a minimalist boutique hotel with monochrome stripped down bedrooms. Central courtyard planted with birch trees. Acclaimed 'slow food' restaurant.

    Suites  -  The Penthouse has a seperate bedroom, spacious living room and balcony with good views
    Restaurant  -  Creative and regional dishes, food for the soul, vegetarian menu
    Close to nightlife  -  District 4 is known for its bars and night clubs
    Sights nearby  -  Easy access to all that Zurich has to offer.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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See all » 11 hotels in Verbier

  • Central Hotel 8 rooms from $178

    Verbier

    Chic and compact, a gem of a hotel. Just nine light and airy modern bedrooms with all the high-techery. Some of the bedrooms feature large jacuzzi spa bath tubs. Extremely friendly and intimate chalet. Tbar plays host to some of the best apres ski. A small hotel that has it all.

    Groups  -  Situated in the heart of Verbier and within easy distance to all the winter and summer activities.
    Restrictions on children  -  Adult only
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Fodors
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  • Hotel La Rotonde 26 rooms from $270

    Verbier

    Reliable and modest family-run hotel on the Place Centrale. Pinewood rooms, book cases, and fires make it superbly cosy. A relaxed mountain atmosphere in a great location. Ideal for families.

    Families  -  The ideal family ski holiday- family suites with balconies, at affordable rates, just five minutes walk from the Médran lifts.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
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  • Hotel Misani 39 rooms from $212

    Celerina, Switzerland

    Quirky, uniquely designed bedrooms and lively communal spaces. Hotel Misani is laid back and homely with three good restaurants serving Swiss, Italian and Puschlav cuisine. A popular bar and close to nightlife - this is a great spot for those looking for something with a bit of character.

    Active Holiday  -  The Ski Lift is just 200 yards away, and there are a range of other outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and tennis.
    Great walks  -  This area is packed with scenic walking routes, starting right from the hotel.
    Quirky  -  Charming themed bedrooms.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • Nira Alpina from $234

    St Moritz (CH-7513 Silvaplana)

    Quirky ski hotel which is suited for the well travelled, seeking something a bit different for their mountain holiday. Unpretentious style, but still has a wellness centre, easy access to ski slopes and fantastic restaurant. Every room comes with private patio and giant windows, with great views.

    Rooms with balcony/terrace  -  Every room has at least a private patio with stunning views.
    Fireplace
    Spa  -  Steam room, sauna and whirlpool, cold waterfall.
    Great walks  -  Good for walkers.
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  • Hotel Stoffel 18 rooms from $127

    Arosa

    Located in the popular ski town of Arosa, the Stoffel is the perfect mountain retreat. The classically Alpine rooms & balconies provide a warm welcome from the days activities. The restaurant serves an exquisite range of local cuisine, with stunning views of the region to accompany.

    Country Escape  -  A stunning location for a breath of fresh air, the charming rooms offer private balconies overlooking the awesome peaks.
    Great walks  -  This are is packed with hiking trails for the summer months.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel Seehof 37 rooms from $158

    Arosa

    A charming hotel in an excellent location. Beautifully designed rooms reflect the surrounding mountains with pine wood panelling and neutral hues. A good restaurant and contemporary bar. Well priced. An ideal base for adventure enthusiasts.

    Active Holiday  -  Set on one of Switzerland's best Alpine 'adventure playgrounds'.
    Great walks  -  Miles of hiking trials waiting to be explored.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Full of character
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  • Hotel Misani 39 rooms from $212

    Celerina, Switzerland

    Quirky, uniquely designed bedrooms and lively communal spaces. Hotel Misani is laid back and homely with three good restaurants serving Swiss, Italian and Puschlav cuisine. A popular bar and close to nightlife - this is a great spot for those looking for something with a bit of character.

    Active Holiday  -  The Ski Lift is just 200 yards away, and there are a range of other outdoor activities such as biking, hiking and tennis.
    Great walks  -  This area is packed with scenic walking routes, starting right from the hotel.
    Quirky  -  Charming themed bedrooms.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet
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  • In Lain Hotel Cadonau 14 rooms from $515

    Brail, Switzerland

    Traditional mountain chalet, recently extended to add contemporary bedrooms and suites. Natural pine wood interiors, three restaurants and a spa. Enjoy mountain views from the garden sauna and outdoor pool. Refined dining in a renowned restaurant and excellent outdoor activities. A peaceful retreat.

    Active Holiday  -  The Engadine is the largest winter sports area in Switzerland, and also offers great activities in the Summer months.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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  • Cresta Palace 100 rooms from $362

    Celerina, Switzerland

    A scenic mountain hotel with simple bedrooms and suites, three restaurants and a private spa area. Roaring fire places and relaxed dining as well as fine cuisine. Family friendly, Cresta Palace has a kids club and lots of outdoor activities for all.

    Families  -  With kids club, babysitting and children's playground to keep the little ones happy, and a spa and bar for the adults.
    Active Holiday  -  Alpine nature and the great outdoors - lots of activities in winter and summer months straight from the hotel.
    Spa
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
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  • All In One Hotel - Inn Lodge 67 rooms from $156

    Celerina, Switzerland

    A mountain hotel with contemporary bedrooms, studios and dormitories, ideal for those on an active holiday. Mountain bike storage with servicing facilities. The hotel offers an 'All-in-One' card - an all inclusive scheme for the Mountain railway and chair lifts. Hearty breakfasts and an evening bar.

    Active Holiday  -  Get the 'All-In-One' card which includes the Mountain railway and lift pass (transport of passengers and mountain bikes).
    Great walks  -  There are tonnes of beautiful scenic walks right from the hotel, just ask at the front desk for details.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
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  • Hotel Engiadina 37 rooms from $143

    Zuoz, Switzerland

    A historic hotel built in 1876 offers warm rooms with panoramic views of the Engadine Mountains. Spend the day outdoors and come home to relax at the wellness centre or choose from any of the four restaurants. Classy, chic and comfortable.

    Active Holiday  -  Plethora of activities outdoors - mountaineering, excursions, sailing, wind surfing, fishing and inline skating
    Families  -  Ideal for families - playgrounds, picnic areas and bathing lakes in the surrounding areas of the hotel
    Local exploring  -  The Zuoz Train Station is out the front door connecting you to other regions
    Back to Nature  -  Set in a spectacular location with incredible mountain views
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  • Hotel Castell 68 rooms from $238

    Zuoz, Switzerland

    Chic, contemporary and sophisticated. A nice hotel with modern architecture and unique artworks in a stunning location. Popular amongst both couples and families. Rooms are well designed and super-cosy. A fine dining restaurant and a cool bar to spend your evenings.

    Back to Nature  -  Ideal for nature lovers looking for some quiet time
    Active Holiday  -  A paradise for skiiers
    Great walks  -  Beautiful hikes in the Swiss National Park, located close by
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
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  • Chasa Montana Hotel & Spa 52 rooms from $222

    Samnaun Dorf, Switzerland

    A 4-star luxury hotel with magnificent mountain views, and ski slopes all around. Engadine style rooms with all necessary modern comforts. Four restaurants to pick from, plus a pool, fitness centre, spa and sauna. The cellar bosats over a 1000 different wines from all over the world.

    Romantic Break  -  The perfect pampering holiday for two, with deep soaking tubs, spoiling spa treatments and romantic dining.
    Swimming Pool  -  An indoor pool for guests
    Kids Club  -  Fully staffed.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux
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  • Berghaus Diavolezza 6 rooms from $80

    Switzerland

    Chalet overlooking the Bernina Mountain Range. Guestrooms and dormitories are simple with wooden furniture and modern bathrooms. Hot tub on outdoor terrace to take in the spectacular views. Regional Graubünden and Valtellina specialities in the restaurant and simpler snacks in buffet restaurant.

    Value chic  -  Excellent value with half-board included in the price - no scary hotel bills!
    Groups  -  Light and fresh dormitories are ideal for a larger group's stay
    Great walks  -  The Piz Palu and the Piz Bernina can be reached from the hotel and offer challenging climbs
    Secluded setting  -  In winter, hotel can only be reached by cable car before 5pm
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About Switzerland

Switzerland is a lot more than a neutral country known for its chocolate production and cuckoo clocks. Firstly the alpine landscape is spectacular. The peaks pointed and snow capped, the alpine meadows as green as any muesli advert and its al reflected in still, clear glacial lakes. Where you might see a cow wearing a cowbell… Then there's the clean, lively cities known for their high standards of living.

Switzerland is glamorous too. Full of financial institutions, multi-linguists, and tasting of the fused cuisines of all of Europe. And some of the best places to stay in Switzerland are enough to impress anyone.

Consult our Guru's list of the best places to stay in Switzerland

Zürich today is much more than a sleek, cosmopolitan financial capital which enjoys the finer things. Its lakeside position means it's not just clean, it's beautiful, with plenty of ways to enjoy the water come summer. As well as being a gateway to the Alps in winter. And its large expat and student population means it's also arty, vibrant and possibly even 'happening'.

Geneva is a wealthy, cosmopolitan city full of pretty spots, good restaurants and interesting museums. And of course the views over the lake, the Alps and the Jura are a truly spectacular backdrop to any activity. So it deserves more than just a stop off on the way to the Alps. The old town is where the Roman's settled, now at the highest part of the city, and totally Heritage Listed, it's full of small bars, cafes and boutiques lining winding, cobbled streets.

If you're looking for peace in an almost divine setting visit Lake Geneva, the glittering beauty spanning Switzerland and France. Surrounded by mountains, rows of neat vineyards, and pretty chateaux and charming little resort towns, on a clear day you can see the wonderful views of the Alps reflected in the water. Largely French speaking, the Lake Geneva region has a real European flavour to it - packed with many national, but complimentary flavours.

Many visitors to Switzerland are here for the winter sports, but just because you know why you're travelling, it doesn't necessarily make the choice of where to stay any easier! Switzerland's chocolate box alpine villages, welcoming traditional chalets and modern resort towns are all tempting.

Zermatt, is the village at the foot of the dramatically pointed Matterhorn, with year-round glacial skiing and the highest skiing in the Alps, Zermatt is blessed with guaranteed snow. Verbier is further south, but it's connected to one of the best and most extensive ski resorts in the Alps, with more than 400kms of pistes and runs for all abilities. Wengen is another high altitude resort, on a plateau below both the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau, and it's one of the most charming, and traditional, ski resorts in Switzerland. Saas Fee was inaccessible until the 1950s, the beautiful amphitheatre of thirteen peaks and nine glaciers which surround the tiny resort kept out all but locals and their mules - it's still quieter, but the extended ski season, and the views, mean it's worth the effort.

The Best Places to Stay in Switzerland

If you know which part of Switzerland you'll be exploring skip through to our Swiss Destination Guides:

The Best Places to Stay in Switzerland for a City Break

  • Right on the river, in the centre of old town Zürich, the Storchen has been a hotel for 650 years. The public rooms have plenty of charm, and while the bedrooms are a bit dated, they're spacious and comfortable.
  • Also in a quiet corner of Zürich's old town, the Florhof Hotel is a converted merchant's house around a sunny courtyard. As well as being cosy it's close to the museums, theatres and shopping district.
  • The Hôtel de la Cigogne is the only Relais et Châteaux member in Geneva, a superbly appointed charmer with beautiful traditional decor with a few clever modern twists.
  • Vibrant and funky, Zürich's 25 Hours Hotel is also great value. A colourful spot, in the financial district - slightly out of the centre of town, it has its own fleet of free bikes, and of Minis, to take you to the main sights.

The Best Places to Stay in Switzerland for a Special Occasion

  • Regal 10th Century palace, the Baur au Lac's guestbook is an impressive read; there's Alfred Nobel, heads of state and royalty. Opulence and service for the most discerning of visitors to Zurich, and a Michelin starred restaurant.
  • The Dolder Grand is fabulously luxurious, a fairytale palace of a hotel overlooking Zürich, the lake and the alps. The spa is vast and its traditions in hospitality are unimpeachable.
  • Zürich's Widder Hotel is five stars worth of ultra modern cool, converted from a row of eight medieval townhouses. The food, service and music are all excellent.
  • Also in Zurich, the Alden Luxury Suite Hotel is a five star collection of rooms and suites in a beautiful building close to the lake and the old town. Elegant and grand on the outside, the interior is all contemporary luxury.
  • The Hôtel Longemalle is a Belle Epoque beauty rife with elegance. In the heart of old Geneva, this hotel is full of one-offs and the service is personalised too.

The Best Places to Stay in Switzerland to Relax

  • The B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa in Zürich occupies a former brewery, but the conversion is exceptional, giving the building a spectacular rooftop swimming pool and wonderful wellness centre. Plus a library lounge featuring around 33,000 titles which you are free to borrow.
  • The Auberge de Confignon is in a village just outside Geneva - but still only 20minutes by bus from the city centre. People who stay here are here for the peace and the food, both of which are simple and wholesome.

The Best Places to Stay in Switzerland for Winter Sports

  • Zermatt's Riffelalp is Europe’s highest 5-star resort. Far away from the main town you’re unlikely to worry about too many of your worldly cares. The opulence at such altitude should also help to distract you.
  • The Hotel Bellevue des Alpes is a historic grand dame of the Swiss Alps with unbeatable views of the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau. Traditional, yet still very family friendly, this hotel has been owned and run by the same family since the 19th Century - it's the perfect match to Wengen as a resort.
  • Hotel Fluhalp in Zermatt, is quite a unique option. Perched at 2620m up it is the ideal place for those who need that first run down to wake them up. (Why not have a quick whizz in your pyjamas, before breakfast if you’re really struggling?) Also suitable for summer walking excursions you’ll labour to beat the view. Don’t miss the last lift up!
  • Saas Fee can be quite expensive, but it doesn't have to be. The excellent Hotel Schweizerhof, for example, offers a half board option which includes a six course dinner! This is a comfortable, family-run hotel in the centre of town, with a balcony for all - the view is always going to be a highlight, however nice the contemporary decor and spa facilities.

The Best Places to Stay in Switzerland to Explore

  • Perfectly located in Geneva's old town, the Hôtel Bel’Espérance has beautiful lake and cathedral views. Its studios and family suites make it welcoming for families, but the prices, which start from just £70 per night, make it welcoming for anyone looking for a comfortable home from home close to the lake.
  • Les Armures is a family run hotel and restaurant very well known for its Swiss specialities - raclettes and fondus galore here! The hotel is homely, with oak beams and stone floors and the atmosphere is warm and welcoming in the heart of Geneva's old town.
  • Built in 1855, Hotel Monte Rosa is certainly not short on history. The headquarters of Whymper’s expedition, which first conquered the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa now merges traditional Alpine interiors with undeniable comfort.
  • Chic to the extreme, Hotel Alex seems to be the perfect place to mount summer assaults on the Alps. With an indoor pool and sociable bar amongst many other comforts to welcome you back, the Alex presents a slightly different experience to most of Zermatt.

Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Switzerland for you? Browse though our list of all the best places to stay in Switzerland, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.