It doesn’t take long to find a high-end hotel in the Swiss Alps – these grand Belle Epoque palaces saw the start of winter tourism, welcomed stars of Hollywood’s Golden Age and have set the bar for ski accommodation worldwide ever since.
More recently, marvellous modern designs have joined the scene – built with glass for incredible views of those dramatic peaks and kitted out with monumental staircases, private saunas, rotating beds, you name it.
With highly praised chefs at the helm you can dine like a king; morning, noon and night in Switzerland’s best hotels for foodies. Zermatt is the king of the gourmet scene in the Alps, with oodles of fine dining eateries to book a table at, hosted in grand dining rooms with the likes of cigar rooms and piano bars to retire to later on. Restaurant Corbeau d’Or at the Mirabeau had sixteen Gault&Millau points last time we checked, while head chef Heinz Rufibach at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof had earned a very respectable fourteen.
If the clear-as-can-be air and sweeping mountain views weren’t healing enough, Switzerland’s spa hotels come with every facility and treatment you could dream of – covering thousands of square metres with saunas in every form, salt water grottos, thermal pools, you name it. Arosa has some spectacular lodgings in this department, like the Waldhotel National which has not one but TWO wellness areas.
|Hotel Kulm||St Moritz||Historic alpine hotel, gourmet dining, spa|
|Grand Hotel Zermatterhof||Zermatt||Central location, iconic mountain lodge, indoor pool & spa facilities|
|Gstaad Palace Hotel||Gstaad||Huge spa, four restaurants, celebrity favourite|
|Hotel W||Verbier||Award-winning hotel, AWAY Spa, lounge bar|
|Hotel Mont Cervin Palace||Zermatt||Scenic & central location, spa, Michelin star restaurant|
|Romantik Hotel Schweizerhof||Grindelwald||Bowling alley, wellness centre, excellent cuisine|
|Hotel The Alpina Gstaad||Gstaad||Michelin star dining, spa, excellent suites|
|Hotel Seehof||Davos||Central location, wellness area, traditional restaurant|
|The Chedi Andermatt||Andermatt||Michelin-starred dining, spa & health club, ski butler service|
|Park Gstaad||Gstaad||Historic alpine hotel, multiple bars & restaurants, spa|
We update this list often but facilities can change, so if any specific feature is essential to your trip, make sure you ask us to confirm the details before you book your holiday.