Feast on views of the ‘real’ Switzerland at any of these luxury hotels, offering unmatched views of the country’s mountains and lakes.
Switzerland known for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking views, from the wooded valleys in Graubünden, to the jewel of Switzerland’s Engadin Valley. What better way to enjoy them than from the comfort of a hotel room? We’ve dug up some of the best hotels in Switzerland that offer not only luxurious accommodations but also stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, lakes, and forests. Prepare to be in awe of the natural beauty (cuisine included) that Switzerland has to offer.
Arosa-Lenzerheide with Tschuggen Grand Hotel
If you’re staying at Tschuggen Grand Hotel, you’ll get to experience the beauty of Arosa and its unique location firsthand. Designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta, this striking building offers sweeping views over the slopes of Arosa-Lenzerheide. The 128 rooms and suites of the five-star establishment offer a cosy residential experience with unrivalled views over the Arosa mountains. It’s reached by its own private cable car too, which is something of an architectural gem in itself. Rooms overlook the mountains or the spa’s ‘sails’ (particularly pretty when lit up at night), are amply sized and individually designed with a mix of contemporary alpine chic and designer details.
Dine at: La Collina. On the dinner menu: Sliced veal Arosa style with mushrooms, Salsiz, vegetables and tagliatelle.
Lake Grimsel with Hotel Grimsel Hospiz
The stunning hotel is located in the midst of a bleak and rocky landscape, on the turquoise waters of an artificial lake. After comprehensive renovations, the former miners’ abode was transformed into a place made for nature lovers. The 28 rooms, were inspired by the 1930s, features rough broken granite and red shutters and has homely feeling. Essentially, it is a perfect getaway spot for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. For guests who want a bit of an adventure try hiking the Trift bridge hike or Steinalp glacier trail which are both nearby.
Dine at: Restaurant Grimsel Hospiz. On the dinner menu: Carpaccio of Haslital alpine lamb, Raviolo with wild mushrooms, tomato soup.
Engadin Valley with Kulm Hotel
The Kulm Hotel is a doorway to experience the picturesque region of Engadin Valley. This popular mountain region is located in the southern stretch of the Swiss Alps in Graubünden. It is the country’s largest region and home to one of Switzerland’s swankiest—St. Moritz, the host of the 1928 Winter Olympics. It overlooks Lake St. Moritz which freezes over every winter to become the centre of many of the region’s most prominent and celebrated events, from the ice polo to the horse racing and sleigh rides. Each of the luxury hotel’s 150 rooms and suites features a distinct style. Some offer the sumptuous feel of the property’s 19th-century roots, while others provide a more modern take.
Dine at: Chesa Al Parc. On the dinner menu: Pulled Hirsch Burger with Pommes Frites
Lake Maggiore with Castello del Sole
Located over 6,000 feet above sea level and just below the Basódino glacier, this resort welcomes you to experience Ascona– a region where Mediterranean flair meets Alpine fascination. The hotel has 37 rooms and 41 suites, all decorated in neutral tones and have views of its 35-acre park. Staying here you will certainly have a chance to have an unparalleled connection to nature. Whether it’s soaking up the views of the luscious green park or accessing its private beach on Lake Maggiore.
Dine at: Locanda Barbarossa. On the menu: Fagottini with fior di latte ricotta. Paired with Périgord truffle, wild broccoli and pine nuts.
Pays d’Enhaut with Hotel de Rougemont
Five interconnected chalets combine traditional architecture and natural materials with an alpine chic style and discreet luxury. Nestled into the unrivalled natural beauty of the Pays d’Enhaut, the hotel is very much defined by its chalet-style architecture. The new chalets accommodate guest rooms and suites, private residences, a restaurant and an entrance building with lobby, bar and lounge. The hotel has been designed to showcase the picture-perfect views of the Vaud Alps.
Dine at: LE ROC, recommended by the Michelin guide. On the dinner menu: White asparagus velouté , Swiss Cockerel, Expresso lacquered prawns.
Gstaad’s Glittering Lakes with Gstaad Palace
Set on a hill overlooking the beautiful town of Gstaad, the Gstaad Palace offers a breathtaking view of the majestic Swiss Alps. For anyone visiting the palace prepare to feel like being in Narnia. There are luxurious touches at every turn. Rooms exudes opulence and grandeur, with bespoke furniture and fantastic views over the mountains. Also there are phenomenal skiing and ample mountain pursuits that will lure you to explore the vast beauty of the hotel’s surroundings. Luckily for adventure seekers the luxury resort offers a four-hour long hike from Lake Retaud, a little paradise overlooking the Les Diablerets Glacier.
Dine at: Le Grand Restaurant.
Lake Geneva and the Alps with Le Mirador Resort & Spa
Le Mirador Resort & Spa is a 5-star luxury hotel with panoramic views over Lake Geneva, the Alps, and the Rhone Valley. It is located on Mont-Pèlerin, overlooking the lake, amid vineyards that UNESCO has specially recognized. Surprisingly, is also intimately sized with 64-rooms, designed with gold-flecked tapestries and sumptuous floor-to-ceiling drapery. Also all rooms have a private terrace or balcony, offering breathtaking views of surroundings. Not only do the rooms have views but the two hotel restaurants feature a terrace facing Lake Geneva and the Alps.
Dine at: HINATA, offering fusion cuisine combining traditional Japanese techniques with ingredients and flavors from around the world. On the dinner menu: Swiss farmer veal with hispi cabbage, red miso mustard, wasabi paste.
The Matterhorn With Riffelalp Resort 2222m
Ever wondered what it would feel like to wake up and marvel at the beauty of the Matterhorn mountain? Towered by the Matterhorn itself, this is picture-perfect ski-in, ski-out hotel offers views unmatched. The hotel offers ten different room categories, from the smaller „Nature Grandlit“ to Suite Matterhorn, ensuring everyone finds what they need. All rooms are luxurious, comfortable, and come with a breathtaking view either of Matterhorn mountain or the surrounding nature. Hiking tours are also available at the hotel. For those seeking a comfortable hike, the Grünsee hike leads hikers through 800-year-old gnarled trees and stone pines, under the gaze of the Matterhorn.
Dine at: Ristorante Al Bosco. On the dinner menu: cuisine of the Italian and Swiss Alpine regions such like Saffron risotto with Valais bacon and Riffelalp mountain cheese and fried zucchini.
Alpine Summits with Hotel Chetzeron
Undoubtedly, great views are a given here offers. This eco-friendly mountain-top stay has just 16 rooms, but each has breath-snatching views. In fact the hotel offers spectacular views on the Rhone Valley and the Alps, with the chain of 4,000-meter mountains from the Mont-Blanc to the Matterhorn and Monte Rosa. There’s a dainty spa with a tension-busting sauna, and a heated outdoor pool with serious snow-capped views.
Dine at: Restaurant Chetzeron. On the dinner menu: plate of beet carpaccio with flower vinaigrette. Roasted wild seabass or ravioli with morels and kale