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The 15 Best Hotels in Switzerland with a View

The 15 Best Hotels in Switzerland with a View

It can be pretty hard to find a definitive list of the best hotels in Switzerland with a view – and that’s something this guide is here to cover.

Whether you want to look out onto the Matterhorn, take in southern Switzerland’s gorgeous Italian-bordering lakes, or simply cozy up in a chalet and watch the Alpine world go by, there’s something for everyone in Switzerland.

Let’s take a look at the best hotels in Switzerland with a view.

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Hotels in Switzerland with a View Overview

This guide is going to walk through 15 of the best hotels in Switzerland with a view. Whether that be mountains, lakes, valleys, cities or other Swiss highlights, you are sure to find a hotel with a view that works for you.

To start, below is a list of the 15 hotels with a view that will be be discussed in this overview (along with locations). You can also find a helpful map, which pinpoints where each one of these hotels is located.

-> Feel free to add these hotels to a 10 day Switzerland itinerary or 14 day Switzerland itinerary

Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel

Located in the town of Zermatt, the Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel is one of the best places to stay if you want the best possible view of Switzerland’s most famous mountain.

The town is so focused on providing the best possible view of the iconic mountain, that cars with combustion engines are banned. This not only means great views, but ensures the freshest, cleanest Alpine air in Switzerland.

The Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel sports a sleek, modern design that prioritizes luxury and comfort. Many rooms have spacious patios from which to take your coffee and enjoy the view of the Matterhorn.

If swimming is your thing, the hotel has a sleek indoor/outdoor hybrid swimming pool, with the outdoor portion offering stunning views. There is also a Finnish sauna, indoor and outdoor hot tubs, and a relaxation room with heated deck chairs.

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Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel

Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

The sprawling Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel Spa complex actually used to be two separate Belle Époque hotels – the Victoria, and the Jungfrau.

Offering spectacular views of the Jungfrau mountain range, the hotel is the height of luxury. Its beautiful surroundings are matched only by the quality of its amenities and service.

Victoria-Jungfrau’s spa complex covers a sprawling 5000 meters. It boasts steam baths, saunas, relaxation areas, a garden terrace (with, naturally, great views of the Jungfrau) and an outdoor saltwater pool.

But it’s Victoria-Jungfrau’s location that makes the hotel what it is. Offering fantastic views of the many Alpine peaks that surround it, the Victoria Jungfrau is simply one of the best hotels in Switzerland with a view.

Add to the fact that the hotel is found in Interlaken, sandwiched between Lakes Thun (to the west) and Brienz (to the east), and you have one of the best staging points in the area.

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Victoria Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa

Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa

Perched 500 meters over the stunning Lake Lucerne, this hotel has recently undergone a 500-million-euro renovation to make it the best possible experience for its guests – and it shows.

The Bürgenstock Hotel sprawls across 50 hectares of pristine Alpine wilderness, and the sweeping panoramas it offers from its balconies and patios are like nowhere else in Switzerland.

The jaw-dropping views of Lake Lucerne aside, guests will be able to appreciate the rolling Alpine meadows and jagged peaks that loom in the distance.

The hotel is really four hotels in one, and each exudes its own character. From the classical lines of the Belle Époque Palace Hotel to the more modern, Cubist Bürgenstock Hotel, there’s something for all tastes (and budgets).

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Bürgenstock Hotel & Alpine Spa

Gstaad Palace

Oozing extravagance within the walls of a striking medieval-style castle, Gstaad Palace is one of the best hotels with a view in Switzerland precisely because of its beautiful surroundings.

It’s found in its namesake village of Gstaad, where it sits on a hill over the surrounding houses and offers breath-taking views of the peaks all around.

Gstaad Palace sports an extensive sauna within its grounds; a sauna, steam baths, relaxation rooms, private spa suites, and indoor/outdoor pools with fantastic views of the Alps ensure that there’s something for everyone here.

The hotel has four restaurants, each bringing something unique to the mix. Whether you’re in the mood to eat in a former gold vault in ‘La Fromagerie’ or you feel like a more straightforward affair at the gourmet ‘Le Grill’, there’ll be something to tantalize the taste buds of everyone in your party at Gstaad Palace.

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Gstaad Palace Switzerland

Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort

Nestled amid picturesque woodland in eastern Switzerland, Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort offers views of the Tschingelhörner peaks, and guests can also make out the undulating face of the Flimerstein cliff.

The resort comprises three buildings in total: the tranquil Chalet Belmont, the Villa Silvana and the Grand Hotel. Each building is connected to the others by charming covered walkways, or underground passages.

The hotel is excellently located to take advantage of local ski amenities. You can be at the nearest cable-car station in five minutes by shuttle, or you can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic promenade. At the end of a hard day’s skiing, you can simply ski back down to the hotel.

If you’re looking for a Swiss hotel with a view in the east of the country, you simply cannot do any better than the Waldhaus Flims.

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Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort

Le Mirador Resort & Spa

Offering a commanding view over both Lake Geneva and the Chardonne vineyards, Le Mirador Resort & Spa has a private terrace or balcony as standard in every single room. This means that whatever your budget, you’ll be afforded some of the finest views in Switzerland when staying here.

There are amazing views of the Alps, the Rhone Valley and the vineyards from almost everywhere in the hotel, but the hotel’s restaurant offers some of the best.

Named Le Patio, you’ll be able to enjoy the stunning vistas while sampling international cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients.

You can rest and recuperate at the hotel’s renowned Givenchy Spa – one of only three in the world. In addition to specially-tailored BIOCIRCUIT workouts, the resort’s sauna, Jacuzzi and hammam steam baths will leave you feeling refreshed and invigorated.

Also be sure to visit the nearby town of Montreux for a beautiful day trip.

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Le Mirador Resort & Spa

The Woodward

The Woodward is an impressive 19th-century hotel that sits on Geneva’s Quai Wilson, and affords guests some of the most spectacular views possible over Lake Geneva.

It sits within walking distance of the city’s charming old town, where visitors can enjoy the many churches and museums dotted around the picturesque district.

The hotel itself almost feels like a collection of private apartments rather than a hotel, yet never forgoes the attentiveness and professionalism of five-star service. Considering there are a mere 26 suites, the hotels facilities are extensive. Geneva’s longest pool can be found onsite, and the hotel boasts Switzerland’s first Guerlain Spa.

Those who are there to enjoy the majesty of Lake Geneva and its surroundings will not be disappointed. The panoramic views of the lake, along with the towering Mont Blanc beyond, will find themselves assured that they’ve stayed at one of the best hotels in Switzerland with a view.

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The Woodward

Hotel Alpenblick 

A charming, low-key hotel found secreted away among the Alps, Hotel Alpenblick is an option that’s much friendlier for the budget-conscious traveler.

Despite its relatively low price, Alpenblick sacrifices nothing in terms of spectacular mountain views. Its restaurant offers a sun terrace where guests can enjoy their meal surrounding by the tranquility of the Swiss Alps.

Though the rooms are, inevitably, not as fancy or laden with extras as those you might find in 5-star resorts, they are nevertheless functional and have everything the budget traveler needs. Each room has a private bathroom, hairdryer, and TV with satellite access.

The onsite restaurant – also run by the owners – gives guests a true taste of Switzerland, with traditional Swiss cuisine prepared by local cooks and with locally sourced products. The selection of regional cheese is vast, with the restaurant’s Gruyère particularly excellent.

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Hotel Alpenblick

Suvretta House

Another slice of luxury in the Swiss countryside, Suvretta House is found amid tranquil parkland about a mile from downtown Moritz.

The hotel is excellently located for ski enthusiasts, with its own private ski lifts to the pistes; skilled skiers can, when finished on the slopes, ski all the way back down to the hotel at the end of the day.

Suvretta House is an intriguing mix of storybook castle and Alpine ski lodge. The hotel retains a lot of the original décor from its 1912 opening, and its lobby and restaurants retain a lot of charming old-school style.

Guests tired from their day on the piste will find many options in the hotel’s extensive spa and wellness facilities. There is a 25-meter swimming pool for those who want to engage in something more strenuous than a paddle.

For those willing to brave the chill of the outdoors, the heated pool offers wonderful views of the surrounding mountains.

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Suvretta House

The Chedi Andermatt

A hotel with an esthetic as pleasing as the surrounding Alpine peaks, the Chedi Andermatt offers an intriguing fusion between Swiss and Asian sensibilities.

The Chedi Andermatt occupies one of the most stunning perches in Switzerland. Sitting at 1447 meters above sea level, the hotel offers spectacular views of three passes below – the Oberalp, Furka and St. Gotthard – and looming above is the Gemsstock.

The hotel’s architect is, though western, based in Kuala Lumpur, and he makes no secret of the influence Asia has had upon his designs. Japanese paper lanterns and Balinese art pieces complement traditional Swiss décor, making for a striking blend you won’t find elsewhere in Switzerland.

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The Chedi Andermatt

7132 Hotel

Located in the scenic Vals Valley in the southeast of the country, 7132 Hotel is a stylish exercise in minimalism with some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Switzerland.

The lobby has been described as ‘looking like a movie set’, and indeed everywhere in 7132 Hotel smacks of the elegant and the classy. Its spa is world-famous, and there is nowhere else on the planet that can match its unmissable hiking trails.

The top floor of the hotel was designed by renowned Japanese architect Kengo Kuna, and so much like the Chedi Andermatt, there is an unmistakable eastern flair that pervades all of the high-end suites and the penthouse.

The hotel has two restaurants. Restaurant Red offers French and Italian cuisine, while those in the mood for a meal they’ll never forget should head over to Silver. In this gourmet, high-end restaurant, the uniquely designed furniture and mouthwatering dishes will provide diners with a meal not to be forgotten.

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7132 Hotel

La Réserve Eden au Lac Zürich

Sister hotel to other “La Réserve” hotels in Paris and Geneva, Eden au Lac Zürich borders the titular lake and offers easy walking access to many of Zürich’s biggest landmarks.

The hotel’s building has been reimagined from its Belle Époque roots into an ode to yachting, and a lot of the décor has been designed with this in mind. Wooden canoes hang from the ceiling in several rooms, and old watercolor paintings serve to round out the hotel’s distinctly nautical feel.

La Reserve Eden au Lac Zürich also offers two restaurants. The first one, simply named ‘The Eden Kitchen’, largely offers Italian staples with a few Asian dishes thrown into the mix.

But it is the second restaurant that offers a truly unique experience. La Muña is perhaps the only restaurant of its kind in the whole country – a Japanese-Peruvian fusion restaurant which offers such tantalizing specialties as sea bass ceviche and grilled vegan gyoza (Japanese dumplings).

The balconies and terraces of the hotel look out over Lake Zürich, offering wonderful views (particularly in the summer) and cementing La Réserve Eden au Lac Zürich’s place as one of the best hotels with a view in Switzerland.

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La Reserve Eden au Lac Zürich

The Alpina Mountain Resort

The Alpina Mountain Resort sits at 1350 meters in a village named Tschiertschen, which might well be the ideal choice of small Swiss villages. Surrounded by beautiful wildflower fields, the village is a quaint rustic mix of wooden chalets, a scattering of small shops and a handful of restaurants.

The resort is great for hiking in summer and skiing in winter, and the Schanfigg valley and nearby viaduct offer majestic views no matter the time of year.

No matter where you go nearby, the mountains are never far away, whether snuggled up in your room or enjoying a drink in the bar. In summer or winter, there’s nothing quite like watching the sun disappear behind the imposing mountain ranges with a drink in hand.

In addition to the hotel’s ample spa facilities, electric mountain bikes are available to hire, ensuring you are able to make the most of the spectacular meadows and cycling trails no matter your level of fitness.

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The Alpina Mountain Resort

Chetzeron

Overlooking the Rhone Valley high in the Alps, Chetzeron is reachable only by snow-mobile or cable car. The hotel compensates for its inaccessibility with stunning views and excellent skiing opportunities, and on clear days you can see Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn.

Though the property wasn’t designed as a hotel – it’s actually a converted gondola station – it has been renovated with the surrounding ski slopes in mind, and affords its guests one of the most interesting and unique stays in Switzerland.

The hotel’s restaurant puts a unique Argentine twist on their many grilled meat dishes, with every steak and filet seared to perfection on their Argentinian parrilla. All ingredients are fresh and locally sourced too, meaning you’re in for the finest meals to be found at those kinds of altitudes.

The heated outdoor pool offers some of the best Alpine views in Switzerland, and if you’re still cold after going back inside, you can warm yourself up in the sauna.

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Chetzeron

Salzano Hotel

Switzerland’s Jungfrau region is rightly regarded as one of its most beautiful, and the Salzano Hotel is uniquely positioned (quite literally) to take advantage of that majestic natural beauty.

The tranquil rustic location is nicely juxtaposed by the awe-inspiring views it offers of Mounts Niesen, the Eiger, and others.

When thinking of the best hotels in Switzerland with a view, it’s hard to imagine many places that could beat Salzano. Europe’s highest train station, Jungfraujoch, is easily reachable from here, and in the nearby Lauterbrunnen Valley you can marvel at the sight of 72 waterfalls bouncing down the sheer rock faces of the valley.

If boating is more your thing, you can descend to where the previously mentioned Victoria-Jungfrau Spa sits between the two great lakes, and take yourself out to enjoy the pristine tranquillity of the still waters.

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Salzano Hotel

I hope this overview has helped you pick out some beautiful hotels with a view in Switzerland for your next trip. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to add them in below.

Be sure to also check out the other Switzerland itineraries and guides up on the site like the top hotels in Switzerland with infinity pools. Have fun out there and safe travels!

Best Hotels in Switzerland with a View

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