The unique accommodation options around Switzerland
Did you know that in Switzerland, besides the well-known hotels, hostels, backpacker lodges, holiday apartments, and B&Bs, you can also stay in a hotel on stilts, or in a former prison, or a wine barrel-shaped hotel room or in a former toll house? It’s even possible to sleep on straw in a farmer’s barn. The unique accommodation options around Switzerland are many.
For obvious reasons, not all these options are available all year round (it would get a bit chilly sleeping on straw in a Swiss winter! ), but it is still exciting to know all the results from our research.
And the best thing about having a variety of accommodation options to choose from is that it means there’s something to suit every budget.
A hotel on stilts – Hotel Palafitte, Neuchatel
Water views are always a highlight, and the ones from Hotel Palafitte’s rooms are among the best. This hotel is the only luxury 5-star hotel in Europe built on stilts. Overlooking the name-giving lake in Neuchâtel, the Hotel Palafitte offers 40 luxurious rooms with lake views.
All 24 Lake Pavilion rooms offer beautiful views of the lake from their private balconies and bathtubs. In addition, each one has direct access to the lake via a small ladder from the private terrace.
Just a few minutes from the city of Neuchatel, Hotel Palafitte’s is a must-see once in a lifetime place.
A wine barrel hotel – Wine Barrel Hotel Rüedi, Trasadingen
Designed to resemble a wine cellar Hotel 11 barrel-shaped rooms provide comfortable accommodations in a quiet rural location amidst vineyards. The unique accommodation options around Switzerland
Barrels are relatively recent additions to the Rüedi family’s estate, where grapes are grown by sixth-generation Rüedis. Guests can enjoy the wines at the on-site wine bar, open daily from 3 pm. On their website, owners offer packages for wine lovers and adventure seekers.
A historic bridge’s tollhouse hotel – Hotel Zollhaus, Bern
In the Swiss capital Bern, the Nydeggbrucke (Nydegg Bridge) spans the turquoise River Aare, where a former toll house is now serving as a tiny hotel. A stay at Hotel Zollhaus is for sure unique – your travelling companion and yourself will be the only guests. However, while there may be no other guests, comfort is sure to be there.
Its interior features a mixture of historical details and luxurious, handcrafted furniture. And of course, do not miss the bears as they are the next-door neighbours to this beautiful establishment. The unique accommodation options around Switzerland
A pod hotel – Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel, Les Cerniers
A large private property on which the Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel stands has been built with eighteen pods and nine pod suites. The establishment appeared with an eco-conscious ethos in mind of the owners. A modern luxury stay designed specifically for each pod, totally independent of each other. The uniqueness of each pot is astonishing. A combination of earthy materials and sustainable products, combined with a touch of luxury and cosy elements, make a stay in each pod an unforgettable experience.
As our research is taking us quite some time, we have planned to present you with many exciting locations, our goal is to divide this into a few articles.
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