If you crave opulence and your next destination is Europe, head over to Switzerland. This peaceful, prosperous country filled with scenic pleasures, charming cities, and impressive mountain peaks, has some of the best luxury hotels in Europe. Switzerland is a haven that satisfies the tastes of well-heeled travelers with the best spa treatments, chocolate treats, and the most renowned brands in the world. “Made in Swiss” is the ultimate guarantee for the quality and this also goes for the Swiss hotel brands.
In this article, we’ve gathered a list of 15 luxury hotels in Switzerland to help satiate your longing for extravagance.
Hotel Storchen Zurich
Situated on the cobblestone Weinplatz Square right at the center of Zurich’s Old Town, Hotel Storchen is an upscale boutique hotel. This is the only hotel in Zurich set on the Limmat River where guests have the option to arrive with a 15-minute boat ride from the main station. The property building dates from 1939, however, Hotel Storchen is considered to be the oldest hotel in Storchen with historians tracing its origins back to the mid-14th century.
A short walk across the river will take you to Grossmunster, where you can enjoy some interrupted 360-degree views over Zurich’s old town. Paradeplatz and Bahnhofstraße, the most expensive shopping streets in the world, are a stone’s throw away from the hotel.
The 66 rooms and suites boast a modern ambiance with a blue-and-white color palette, carpeted floors, and wooden furniture. All rooms are spacious, filled with natural light, and some of them offer lovely views over the river. Amenities include a flat TV screen, espresso machine, electric kettle, a minibar, and free Wi-fi. Bathrooms are spotless, well-maintained, and equipped with walk-in showers, separate tubs, and upscale toiletries.
Buffer breakfast is served on the terrace overlooking the Limmat River. A five-course dinner is served in the romantic Rotisserie where the elegant tables are centered around an open fire.
Double rooms start at $450 per night.
Sophisticated and elegant, Widder Hotel boasts a prime location in the prestigious Augustiner neighborhood in the heart of Zurich’s old town. The world-renowned Bahnhoffstrasse, one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the world, is a short walk away from the hotel, while the Old Town is a 5-minute walk away.
This boutique hotel is set in a recently renovated property dating from the 12th century where you have 49 rooms and suites to choose from. Tilla Theus, a renowned Swiss architect, has managed to blend the hotel’s medieval heritage with contemporary design. With 5-star amenities, cutting-edge-technology, and casual luxury, the rooms at the Widder Hotel guarantee relaxation and comfort. Rooms are styled with original murals, wood paneling, and original artworks from Andy Warhol and Max Bill.
The Historic Junior Suite features a 17th century fresco and is the most luxurious suite at the hotel. The bathrooms are equally stunning with marble floors, deep soaking tubs, walking showers, and luxurious toiletries. Amenities include a flat TV screen, Bang & Olufsen stereo systems, minibars, and free high-speed Wi-fi.
At the renowned Widder restaurant, upscale clientele can be spotted throughout the whole day. Here star chef Stefan Heilemann and his talented team prepare a three-course menu. The menu features delicate specialties including atlantic red mullet, langoustine, and caviar. The showpiece is the award-winning Widder bar featuring over 1,000 spirits and 280 Scottish single malts.
The rates at the Widder for a single room start at $650.
Park Hyatt Zurich
Situated in Zurich’s main financial district and close to Lake Zurich, Park Hyatt offers unparalleled luxury in the heart of Zurich. The exclusive shopping street Bahnhofstrasse is just around the block, while Zurich’s charming Old Town dotted with bars and restaurants is 10 minutes away. Park Hyatt is considered to be one of the most luxurious hotels in Zurich and is regularly visited by high-end travelers and well-heeled businessmen.
Park Hyatt boasts some of the most spacious rooms in Zurich that resemble a luxurious apartment. All units feature floor-to-ceiling windows, which infuse the rooms with natural light and create an airy atmosphere. Sophisticated yet elegant, rooms are tastefully decorated with Italian furniture, wooden furnishings, and unique artworks. Modern amenities include a Nespresso machine, Bang & Olufsen TVs with satellite channels, a library with a selection of books, on-demand movies, and free high-speed Wi-Fi. The elegant bathrooms with Carrara marble finishes are equipped with deep soaking tubs, glass showers, and Laura Tonatto toiletries. You can rest assured, you’ll get a good night’s rest in the comfortable beds fashioned with Italian linen and hydro-allergenic pillows.
The staff at Park Hyatt is very friendly, welcoming, and ready to assist with anything you might need. 24/7 room service is available for guests wishing to dine in their rooms. Gastronomy at Park Hyatt is taken very seriously; there’s a good selection of restaurants and bars featuring an extensive menu. The upscale western menu is served in the elegant Lobby Lounge, while the Onyx Bar offers barrel-aged cocktails, hand-rolled cigars, and an expansive 3,000-bottle wine library.
Prices for a standard room start at $600 a night.
Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel
The luxurious Hotel President Wilson is located on a top-billing address, just minutes away from the famous Rue du Rhone. Overlooking Lake Geneva and the impressive Jet d’Eau, the tallest fountain in the world, this boutique hotel is bound to make an impression. In the summertime, high-end travelers like to laze the day away on the nearby beaches by the lake, while during the wintertime tourists and locals fill the conveniently located ski resorts Verbier and Crans-Montana.
All rooms in the hotel offer expansive views of Geneva City, while the floor-to-ceiling windows fill the rooms with natural light. Lavishly decorated with taupe and chocolate tones, wooden furnishings, and elegant linens, the rooms at the hotel are all about leisure and comfort. High-end amenities include a glass-top work desk, Nespresso machine, 32-inch Bang & Olufsen LCD TV, air conditioning, in-room safe, mini bar, and free Wi-Fi.
The elegant marble bathrooms feature a deep soaking tub, glass shower, and nice touches such as Hermes toiletries, bathrobes, and slippers.
The hotel’s renowned Spa La Mer is the first spa in Switzerland to offer the exclusive facial treatment “Creme de La Mer”, popular with celebrities and influencers. Spa La Mer features four treatment rooms, including one couple’s room, a steam bath, a whirlpool, and a sauna.
Get a taste of the gastronomic specialties prepared by Michael Roth served in the Michelin starred Bayview restaurant, while L’Arabesque served Lebanese cuisine in a sophisticated setting.
Standard rooms start at $430.
Mandarin Oriental is situated in the heart of Geneva’s old town and along the Rhone Rivers. The hotel is in close proximity to a number of landmarks including St. Peter’s Cathedral, the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, and Jet d’Eau – the tallest fountain in the world.
At Mandarin Oriental, guests can choose from 162 rooms and 27 suites all featuring elegant and sophisticated designs. Rooms are tastefully decorated in neutral shades of cream, brown, and tan with some violet accents. Ornamental wallpapers, lacquered wood furniture, and velvet chairs breathe a luxury feel in every room. For an elevated experience, make sure you book a room with panoramic river views.
Deluxe Suites are particularly comfortable with a separate dining area, private hammams, and a fireplace. Views over the Alps are available from the Corner Suite. The elegant ambiance in all units continues in the spacious marble bathrooms equipped with luxurious toiletries, deep soaking tubs, and glass showers.
Every accommodation option at the hotel features high-end amenities including flat TV screens, in-room safes, coffee makers, minibar, and smartphone docking stations, whereas guests need to pay an additional fee for the Wi-fi. Turndown service and 24-room service is available upon guests request.
At the Michelin-starred restaurant, Rasoi by Vineet guests has the opportunity to experience a modern interpretation of India’s traditional dishes. Here, the renowned chef Vineet Bhatia serves his specialties in a dramatic interior.
Rooms with a river view start at $450.
Le Richemond is a luxurious hotel situated in the heart of Geneva, just across the banks of Lake Geneva. The hotel is within walking distance from Anglais Garden, St. Pierre Cathedral, and Bains des Paquis Beach. The exclusive shopping street Rue du Rhone and the Old Town are a stone’s throw away.
The hotel features 109 rooms ranging from small standard rooms to spacious royal suites. All rooms feature elegant and sophisticated design combined with some Art Deco elements. All units are decorated with natural tones with some violet accents. Suites feature a sitting area with a comfortable armchair and executive desk.
Premium Lake View Room opens to a spacious balcony with views of Lake Geneva against an alpine backdrop. The luxurious contemporary style continues in the marble bathrooms equipped with separate bathtubs, glass showers, magnifying mirrored, and L’Occitane toiletries.
Le Richemond has a plethora of high-end amenities. A lavish spa featuring five treatment rooms, a relaxation room, a sauna, and a steam room. At the roomy gym, guests can sign up for individual and group sessions.
Dining at Le Richemond will never be an issue – the classic restaurant Le Jardin, which overlooks the hotel’s lovely garden, serves delicious Mediterranean dishes. At Le Bar, guests can enjoy jazz live music and a carefully crafted selection of wines, spirits, and cocktails.
Premium Lake View Rooms start at $450.
Schönegg Chalet Hotel
Zermatt, Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Situated on a scenic spot overlooking the impressive Matterhorn mountain range, Schonegg Chalet Hotel is the ideal getaway. After all, the hotel can be reached only through an underground tunnel with a mountain elevator, how exciting is that! Zermatt and the train station are five minutes away from the hotel. A number of cafes and restaurants are just around the corner, while Ski-rental stores and the Ski School are within a 10-minute walk.
With wood paneling, large windows, and leather sofas, the hotel offers a warm atmosphere and a typical lodge feel. From the hotel’s infinity terrace, guests can enjoy breathtaking views over the Matterhorn and enjoy the day in a relaxed setting. At Schonegg Chalet Hotel, guests can choose from 39 rooms all featuring a cozy and romantic ambiance. All rooms at the hotel feature floor-to-ceiling windows, which give way to some epic views over the Matterhorn, and they all feature furnished balconies.
Rooms are luxuriously decorated with wooden furniture, oak floors, beamed ceilings, and smart leather fittings. The sleek bathrooms feature double vanities, glass shower, make-up mirror, bathrobes, slippers, and high-end toiletries. Amenities include flat TV screens, well-stocked minibars, in-room safes, electric kettles, coffee machines, and working desks.
At the Uncorked restaurant, guests can enjoy traditional Swiss cuisine and a European a la carte menu prepared with local ingredients. The restaurant also boasts an excellent wine collection.
Double rooms with views over Matterhorn start at $330.
Swissotel in Zurich is located in the quiet Oerlikon district, which is a 10-minute drive away from the city center. The hotel is the ideal base for well-heeled business travelers who want to explore Zurich’s financial sector. The hotel boasts a minimalistic design with clean lines, neutral tones, and modern pieces of furniture.
Swissotel has 347 rooms, all packed with a number of high-end amenities. All units are designed with a Swiss-style in mind featuring light wooden furnishings, black lacquered elements, and soft linens. Business travelers will appreciate the elegant sitting area in every room accompanied by a comfortable armchair and executive desk. Amenities include a flat TV screen, minibar, in-room safe, and air-conditioning. Guests need to pay an extra fee for Wi-Fi though. Bathrooms are spotless and commodious with a rainfall shower and Swiss-made bath products.
One striking feature of the Swissotel is the infinity pool located on the 32nd floor. Here, guests can enjoy panoramic views over Zurich and order a whiskey from the Le Muh bar. The hotel’s spa features private rooms, a sauna, and a steam room. On the highest floors, there’s also a gym featuring an array of weights and cardio equipment. Here, guests can take a dip in the zero-edge swimming pool and marvel the horizon over Zurich.
Standard rooms start at $165.
Baur Au Lac
Opened in 1844 by Johannes Baur, Baur Au Lac is one of the most popular hotels in Zurich. The hotel boasts a top-billing address in the heart of Zurich on Bahnhofstrasse, one of the most exclusive shopping streets in the world. Plus, the hotel is set in its own park on the edge of Lake Zurich. The city’s financial district is just right around the corner, while the Kunsthaus museum is 15 minutes away.
The hotel is fashioned in a traditional yet elegant style with marble floors, red-leather armchairs, and rich tapestries. Baur Au Lac is known for its manicured and vast gardens, which make it one of the most popular venues in Zurich for weddings. All rooms and suites at the hotel are spacious and resemble luxury apartments. Guests can pick between rooms with classic or ornate Empire style. Baur Au Lac attracts a well-heeled clientele that appreciates the hotel’s attention to detail. Expect elegant floor lamps, richly patterned carpets, ornate furniture, elegant furniture, and unique works of art. Amenities include a free minibar, Bose sound system, iPod docking station, Nespresso machine, electric kettle, and a flat TV screen.
The renowned restaurant Pavillon offers fine-dining in a luxurious setting. In the summertime, alfresco dining is served on the lovely garden terrace where you can enjoy the wonderful views.
Single rooms start at $570.
Hotel Glaernischhof is set in a six-story building in Zurich’s financial and business district. A short walk would take guests to the famous Bahnhofstrasse – one of the most luxurious shopping areas in the world. Zurich’s charming Old Town is just a 10-minute walk away, while Lake Zurich is just a couple of blocks away.
This is an eco-friendly hotel that uses seawater heating systems and sustainable materials. The property features a minimalistic design with marble pillars and ceiling spotlights. Guests get to choose from 62 rooms fashioned in a corporate style. Modern art by Stefan Hanni hangs in most of the rooms and they are all colored in a blue and gold color palette. Amenities include on-demand TVs, air-conditioning, Airlux mattresses, free Wi-Fi, and a minibar.
Hotel Glaernischhof has a lot to offer in gastronomy terms. Le Poisson in a renowned restaurant in Zurich where fresh fish and meat are served in a sophisticated setting. At the Oak Bar, guests can enjoy a unique variety of Swiss Tapas a Swiss Gins in a warm ambiance. Oak Bar holds the largest Swiss gin selection in Zurich with over 40 gins made in Switzerland. Here, the renowned barmaid Helma Jouck also prepares a range of delicious cocktails and premium drinks.
Standard rooms start at $230.
Hotel d’Angleterre has been welcoming royalties, politicians, and celebrities since 1872. This five-star pearl is elegantly situated on the edge of Lake Leman overlooking Jet d’Eau, the tallest fountain in the world, and Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. Nearby landmarks include the enormous Horloge Fleurie (Flower Clock) in the Jardin Anglais, the impressive Cathédrale St-Pierre, and Vieille Ville.
The hotel’s belle epoque facade screams opulence. And, here, guests will immediately feel like royalty among the crystal chandeliers, marble floors, and common areas tastefully decorated with exquisite vases filled with roses. Expect Swiss hospitality at its best! The staff is welcoming, friendly, and incredibly helpful, so don’t hesitate to ask for their help.
Hotel d’Angleterre has 39 guestrooms and six suites, all featuring a unique design. The hotel places a huge emphasis on art, so expect to discover original artworks, antiques, and sculptures in every corner of the hotel. The beds are incredibly comfortable and fashioned with soft linens, while the heavy drapes over the large windows guarantee intimacy. Amenities include pillow menus, iPod docking stations, flat TV screens, and air-conditioning. The staff likes to pamper guests with homemade chocolate, fresh fruits, and flowers.
French and Mediterranean cuisine can be enjoyed at the glass-fronted Windows restaurant, which also happens to serve delicious breakfast. The Leopold Bar is ideal for a late-night drink or a rendezvous. A wide selection of spirits and exotic cocktails can be tasted in this extravagant bar featuring numerous leopard prints and tables crafted from Louis Vuitton suitcases.
Double rooms start at $630.
Hotel Villa Honegg
The ultimate escape, Hotel Villa Honegg is set on a sunny terrace high on the Burgenstock above Lake Lucerne. Fresh air, sounds of cowbells, and scenic meadows, guests come to this five-star hotel to forget about their everyday worries and find inner peace. And the views are nothing short of epic; head over to the terrace, order your morning coffee, and marvel at the panorama of jagged summits.
Situated in an Art Nouveau property and surrounded by beautiful valleys, Hotel Villa Honegg resembles a dream-like setting from a children’s storybook. The award-winning London design studio Jestico & Whiles has created warm interiors filled with wood paneling, leather sofas, and stone accents. Common areas and rooms are filled with beautiful oil paintings depicting mountain peaks and valleys.
The service at Hotel Villa Honegg is world-class, with a staff that’s dedicated to making your stay as pleasant as possible. One striking feature of this boutique hotel is the spa, which is considered to be one of the best wellness facilities in Switzerland. Take a deep in the 34ºC heated outdoor pool and immerse yourself in some scenic views filled with mountain peaks and clouds. The lavish spa also features a Finnish sauna, a steam bath, and a myriad of treatments using Pevonia products. A small 20-seat cinema is also available to guests.
The hotel’s restaurant that has been awarded 14 Gault-Millau points invites guests to taste first-class meals prepared with local ingredients at Villa Honegg’s sunny terrace.
Standard rooms start at $530.
Berghotel Schatzalp is situated high above Davos and provides epic views at an altitude of 1,900 meters. This is a secluded and remote boutique hotel where guests have the opportunity to experience a quiet area without cars, clean air, and an abundance of scenic landscapes.
The hotel was built in 1900 as a high-end sanatorium and was the setting for Thomas Mann’s novel “Magic Mountain”. Decades later it was converted into a luxurious hotel, and the most opulent parts such as the architecture, restaurants, and terrace remain unchanged.
Guests’ favorite spot at the hotel is the glorious, sunny terrace surrounded with a beautiful botanical garden – the Alpinum Schatzalp, boasting over 3000 species of alpine plants. Here, guests can enjoy some dazzling views over the Swiss Alps.
In this Belle Epoque property, guests get to choose between 92 rooms. Rooms are furnished in different styles, including classical, Art Nouveau, and alpine pine decor. It’s recommendable that you choose a room with a balcony so you immerse yourself in the breathtaking views from the comfort of the original Davos Lounge Chairs. Marble bathrooms date from 1900 and offer royal comfort with deep soaking tubs and glass showers.
Specialties cooked with herbs from the botanical garden are served in the palatial Art Nouveau dining room.
Double rooms start at $220.
Lausanne Palace is situated in the heart of St Francois square, just minutes away from a vibrant area filled with bars and restaurants. Just a short drive can take you to the shores of Lake Geneva at Ouchy.
Lausanne Palace has been the epitome of luxury hospitality for more than a century. It features elegant Belle Epoque style marble columns, crystal chandeliers, green leather banquettes, and wood paneling. Rooms are tastefully decorated with a cream-colored palette and featuring dark wood furniture, multicolored carpets, and furnishings with gold accents. For an elevated experience, book some of the spacious rooms which resemble luxurious apartments. On the 5th floor you can find the Coco Chanel Suite (the legendary designer was once a former regular guest), boasting dazzling views over Lake Geneva.
At Lausanne Palace, you can expect velvet-gloved hospitality. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and very attentive. They pamper guests with complimentary mint tea in both the spa and bedside mats in the rooms, and will cater to your every need. The lavish Ayuerda spa features numerous pools, saunas, and a Hamam.
At the Michelin-starred restaurant La Table d’Edgard, the renowned chef Edgard Bovier prepares delicious Mediterannean specialties.
Double rooms start at $400.
Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland
A contemporary interpretation of the traditional mountain lodge, the Omnia offers comfort and luxury at 1,650 meters altitude. The hotel is nestled above the Zermatt village center and is surrounded by mountain peaks, meadows, alpine flowers, and majestic peaks of eternal ice. Here, guests can find tranquility and serenity while immersing themselves in the mesmerizing views over Matterhorn.
All 30 rooms feature elegant and sophisticated style with hard-wood flooring, leather sofas, and dark wood furniture. King-size beds feature comfortable mattresses and are fashioned with soft linens. It’s worth picking a room with a Matterhorn-view, as you will have the chance to marvel at this mysterious pyramid peak from the comfort of their balcony. Bathrooms are spacious and feature marble floors, freestanding wooden bathtubs, and Aesop toiletries.
At the Omnia restaurant, executive chef Hauke Pohl serves dishes prepared with local Alpine ingredients. Don’t forget to take a dip in the hot whirlpool overlooking the Matterhorn.
Double rooms start at $500.