The most breathtaking five-star hotels in Switzerland

Renowned for its breathtaking alpine scenery, decadent chocolate, world-class winter sports and picturesque villages, Switzerland is one of the most spectacular countries to visit in Europe. And for the wealthy, staying in an opulent castle hotel or alpine resort is the only way to vacation in this landlocked country.

Carved into mountainsides or perched beside serene lakes, these grand hotels seem straight out of a fairy tale. From castle-like heritage hotels to sleek, modern resorts, these five-star Swiss stays have earned praise from even the most seasoned travelers. Because beyond impeccable interiors and breathtaking natural landscapes, these hotels offer the ultimate Swiss vacation where fine dining, luxurious day spas and sophisticated suites are part of the experience.

Gstaad Palace, Gstaad

Nestled between impressive mountains, this five-star hotel looks like something out of a fairy tale. Since 1913, the Gstaad Palace has been one of the few remaining grand family-run hotels in Switzerland.

In summer, Gstaad Palace offers a heated Olympic swimming pool to cool off after a game of tennis. And of course, when it’s time to unwind, the Palace Spa is the place to go. During the winter months, you can enjoy snow-capped alpine views, a visit to La Fromagerie, a fondue restaurant housed in a former bunker, and an evening of authentic alpine cuisine at Walig Hut.

Corner suite with mountain view at Gstaad Palace in Switzerland
Corner Suite Mountain View, approximately AUD 3,260/night | Source: Gstaad Palace

The Chedi Andermatt, Andermatt

Located in the heart of the Swiss Alps, The Chedi Andermatt is considered one of the best and most picturesque hotels in Europe. Featuring elegant Asian-style elements and a touch of Alpine chic, this five-star hotel offers 123 elegant rooms and suites, multiple dining options, a cigar library, a luxurious day spa and an indoor swimming pool.

Surrounded by breathtaking natural scenery, guests of The Chedi Andermatt can hike in the mountains and play golf in the summer. During the colder months, the hotel transforms into a luxurious and scenic winter wonderland making it the perfect base for a skiing holiday. Serviced by a ski bus, guests can easily access the many slopes in the area and end the day by a crackling fire.

Hotel Chedi Andermatt
Gemsstock Suite at the Chedi Andermatt
Gemsstock Suite from approximately AUD 3,633/night | Source: The Chedi Andermatt

Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa, Lausanne

Dating back to 1909, the Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa in Lausanne has long been the hotel of choice for the rich and famous. Comprising 196 superb rooms and suites, as well as a cigar lounge, chic brasserie and spa, the Royal Savoy Hotel offers a luxurious haven to return to after exploring the bustling city of Lausanne.

Capturing exceptional 360-degree views, the Royal Savoy’s SkyLounge offers the perfect setting to sip a cocktail while admiring those picture-postcard views of Lake Geneva.

Royal Savoy Hotel & Spa, Lausanne
Royal Suite at the Royal Savoy Hotel and Spa Lausanne
Royal Savoy Suite from approximately AUD 6,520/night | Source: Royal Savoy Lausanne

Search for Grand Hotel Kronenhof

Filled with stunning neo-baroque architecture, this lavish historic hotel boasts over 170 years of history and a stunning location in the Swiss Alps. A landmark in its own right, this grand hotel offers lavish interiors, gourmet restaurants, a sophisticated bar and smoking lounge, a state-of-the-art spa, and luxurious rooms and suites.

Surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of the Pontresina Valley, there is no shortage of outdoor activities and sightseeing during your stay in this picturesque Swiss town. During the winter months, visitors can enjoy some 350 kilometers of trails and around 200 kilometers of cross-country ski trails.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof in Pontresina
Diavolezza Suite at the Grand Hotel Kronenhof
Diavolezza Suite, from around AUD 1,670/night | Source: Grand Hotel Kronenhof

Badrutt’s Palace Hotel, St. Moritz

Located in the luxurious Alpine resort of St. Moritz, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel dates back to 1896 and still exudes that traditional fairytale charm and elegance. Exuding grace and elegance, each of the hotel’s 156 rooms and suites captures idyllic views of the lake or the picturesque village center.

During the winter months, Badrutt’s Palace serves as a lavish base for enjoying the town’s world-class winter sports, where after a long day of skiing you can relax with a massage at the Palace Wellness and enjoy a dive into the incredible indoor infinity pool. As for dining, the hotel has a two-star Michelin restaurant called IGNIV, as well as a number of other dining destinations and three chic bars.

Hotel Badrutt's Palace
Suite St. Moritz and Badrutt Palace
Suite St. Moritz, from around 899 AUD/night | Source: Badrutts Palace

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