Discover and dream your way through our selection of stunning unusual and exciting hotels in locations all over the world revealed in High Definition.
Switzerland, West Europe Hotels
Hotel Bellevue  
Des Alpes
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One of the few 19th-century hotels in Europe has regained the atmosphere of grandness with its British-inspired glamor, but without looking old-fashioned. The Grand Hotel Bellevue des Alpes is a historic family-run hotel in the shadow of the majestic Jungfrau - one of the tallest Alpine peaks at 13,642 feet …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Mountain
Park Hotel  
Vitznau
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The Park Hotel Vitznau has an impressive setting between the Vierwaldstätter See and the Rigi mountain range with direct private lake access. The traditional house reopened after it underwent an extensive renovation in 2013. The more than 100-year-old foundation walls now form the framework for a suite hotel in the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
The Cube  
Aletsch
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The Cube Aletsch offers a one-off experience in so many ways. Located in a remote place 2,869 m (9,413 ft) above sea level in Switzerland, this double occupancy hideaway sits next to the largest glacier in the Alps. The Aletsch Glacier is currently 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) long, but it's …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Nature
Hotel Glacier  
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The Bernese Alps is one of the most beautiful settings you can imagine. Hotel Glacier sits between high mountains, overlooking the incredible 1,800-meter-tall (5,900 ft) north face of rock and ice of the Eiger. It's hard to complain about having a view on the most emblematic sight of the Swiss …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain
Villa Vals  
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Tucked away under the snow-capped mountains in the green meadows of the Swiss village of Vals lies the ultimate hidden villa. This house is carved into the mountainside in a flawless design to leave the natural surroundings unharmed. Villa Vals can accommodate up to ten people and is set within …
Accommodation types: Underground
Hotel Belvedere  
Rhonegletscher
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The iconic Alpine hotel of the 19th-century has seen better days. Back in the early times, at the peak of its operation, tourists flocked to see Rhône Glacier's breathtaking. Hotel Belvédère is located on a majestic curvy mountain road. The Furka Pass is a road tripper's paradise in the high …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Mountain
Barabas  
Hotel
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The central prison of Lucerne was built in 1862 and had been operating up until 1998. This historic building was recently repurposed, allowing you to stay in one of the 60 prison cell rooms. The hotel got its name after Barabas, a brave pacifist man who refused military service, and …
Accommodation types: Jail
The Omnia  
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Famed Swiss skiing capital, Zermatt, is at the foot of Switzerland's highest peaks in the Matter Valley. Rooms and suites use a minimalist approach, with warm materials and classic photos as decoration. Our pick of the range, the Omnia Roof Suite, comes with a Japanese cedar bathtub along with a …
Accommodation types: Mountain
Riffelhaus  
1853
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If you’re a fan of Wes Anderson’s films, you’ll be delighted with Riffelhaus 1853. This white and red mountain hotel from 1853 is a perfect little gem of Anderson-esque aesthetic. Set amongst the dramatic peaks of the Swiss Alps, the hotel was constructed at a near-impossible altitude for its time …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Spa
7132 Hotel  
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It seems like Swiss hotels are constantly trying to outdo each other in the art of ultimate luxury. The cryptically named 7132 Hotel is a strong contestant in the game. One of its unfair advantages? World-famous thermal baths designed by Peter Zumthor. The hotel's curious name comes from its postcode …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Kameha  
Grand Zürich
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Situated in the bustling city of Zurich stands the Kameha Grand Zurich. With a unique fusion of architecture and interior design, this hotel will grab your attention right from the moment you see it, be it the spaciously well-designed suites or the quirky façade. The truly Swiss rooms have doors …
Accommodation types: Design
Waldhaus  
Flims
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A true winter wonderland with beautifully ornamented buildings dusted in snow – you may think you’ve stepped into a fairytale, a dream even, but this is simply the way of life for those at Waldhaus Flims. Located in the small town of Flims, Switzerland, Waldhaus is an extraordinary place that …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Spa
Capsule Hotel  
Lucerne
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If you’ve been putting that Swiss holiday away because of the high prices, here’s some good news. Switzerland just got its very first capsule hotel with a pretty affordable price tag! Capsule Hotel Lucerne is located right on the edge of the historic city center and just 10 minutes on …
Accommodation types: Capsule
Backstage Hotel  
Zermatt
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Located in the mountains of Switzerland, the Backstage Hotel in Zermatt is a beautifully designed luxury option for those looking for the ultimate getaway. Every piece of furniture in this hotel is made by hand in the studio of the artist, architect, and designer Heinz Julen. With walnut, chrome, and …
Accommodation types: Design   Luxury   Mountain
The Alpina  
Gstaad
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Since late 2012, the Alpina Gstaad hotel has been alluring visitors from around the world with its old-school Swiss charm and chic modernity. The Alpina Gstaad winner of several distinct hotel awards should be your go-to destination for a one-of-a-kind Swiss experience. These accommodations go above and beyond to provide …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain
Frutt Family  
Lodge
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Frutt Family Lodge is not your usual family hotel - they call themselves a 3-generation hotel because they cater to kids’, parents’, and grandparents’ needs simultaneously. From the design of rooms to types of entertainment, this Swiss Alpine hotel aims to keep everyone in the family happy and satisfied (the …
Accommodation types: Mountain   Spa
Badrutt’s Palace  
Hotel
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Nothing screams “luxury” like a holiday in St. Moritz, Switzerland. So if you’re heading to the birthplace of Alpine tourism, make sure to indulge in all the extravagance the place has to offer. If you ask me, booking a room in the famous Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is a pretty good …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain   Palace
The Dolder  
Grand Hotel
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It might have gotten a fresh modern remake, but the Dolder Grand Hotel still epitomizes the old-fashioned style and glamour. In the lobby, you’ll find exactly what you expected from this imposing building: beautiful interiors where no marble, gold, and crystal have been spared in creating a sense of luxury. …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Palace   Spa
Chetzeron  
2112
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You may have heard of popular towns in Switzerland like Geneva and Zurich, but what about Crans-Montana? Just a few hour train ride from Geneva, this ski resort is a paradise for any mountain lover. Set at an elevation of 2112m above sea level, Hotel Chetzeron in Crans-Montana overlooks the …
Accommodation types: Luxury   Mountain
Hostel  
Curzútt
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Situated near Bellinzona, Switzerland, the Fondazione Curzùtt-San Barnard hostel is surrounded by natural beauty near the Swiss and Italian border. The rural areas of Ticino have a rich and interesting history that is often overshadowed by the larger urban centers in the region. Still, those who make the trek to …
Accommodation types: Heritage   Hostel