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Miralago is a tiny hamlet—no more than a cluster of houses. One of the cutest of these is the centuries-old Albergo Miralago. The exterior of the hotel is painted a soft cream that is accented by pretty blue shutters. It is separated from the beautiful lake by a small road and a railroad trac... more

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    The Alex Schlosshotel Tenne, just a two-minute walk from the main Zermatt rail terminal, is one of the few hotels in Zermatt to incorporate into its structure a very old wooden chalet. Part of the hotel is of more modern construction but the old and the new have been blended well. The hotel is ... more

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      We have received nothing but letters of praise for the Hotel Alpenrose, a long-time favorite in our guide. Michel Von Siebenthal and his wife, Carole, do an excellent job of carrying on the tradition of hospitality established by Michel’s parents. Although it has grown from a simple ski resor... more

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        When at the end of the 19th century word spread of the incredible beauty of the Alps, sporty travelers began to find their way to Wengen. At that time Wengen was merely a cluster of wooden farmhouses clinging to a mountain shelf high above the Lauterbrunnen Valley. In 1881, Friedrich and Margar... more

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          Mürren is nestled on a high mountain shelf with the giant peaks of the Bernese Alps across the valley. From the village, massive granite walls drop straight down to the Lauterbrunnen Valley far below. There is no access by automobile—the only way to reach Mürren is by cable car from Stechel... more

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              The Hotel Angleterre & Residence is a relatively small, deluxe hotel with a wonderful location facing Lake Geneva in Ouchy, the colorful waterfront of Lausanne. The hotel brims with personality, as it is not within one structure, but instead made up of six buildings. They range in age from ... more

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                The attractive town of Appenzell with its cobbled streets and bounty of shops is at the heart of the canton that bears the same name. At the edge of the pedestrian district on the historic Landgemeindeplatz, the Hotel Appenzell benefits from the expertise and warmth of the Sutter family who own... more

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                  Geneva is known for its wonderful lakeside hotels, but an appealing hotel exists in that quaint old section of the city—the Hotel les Armures, converted from a private residence dating from the 17th century. The mood and ambiance is intimate. There are no signs of tour groups, only guests sit... more

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                    The Auberge du Raisin is located in Cully, a sleepy, quaint, wine-growing village hugging the shore of Lake Geneva. A few minutes’ walk from the hotel leads you down the hill to a beautiful, tree-shaded park stretching along the waterfront—a perfect place to stroll while waiting for one of ... more

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                      The Hotel des Balances, located on the banks of the River Reuss is a real winner. The hotel’s exterior is a bit unusual, but don’t let that dissuade you. The riverside view of the building is white, highlighted with window boxes brimming with blue, yellow, and pink petunias. The side of the... more

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                        Suzanne Kelman

                        Dorly and Urs-Peter Geering are excellent hoteliers, shining lights of Switzerland’s most highly regarded profession. The Beau Rivage on the shore of Lake Lucerne is their home, so one of them is always on hand and the warmth they offer guests is echoed by the entire staff from the porter... more

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                          The picture-perfect, chalet-style Hotel Bella Vista is a charming family-run hotel that really has it all: outstanding warmth of welcome; a delightful alpine ambiance; moderate rates; comfortable guestrooms; pretty country décor; wonderful home-cooking; and a 5-minute walk into the center of t... more

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                            If you are a fan of art nouveau, the Hotel Belle Époque, a boutique city hotel at the heart of this medieval city, is tailor-made for you. The hotel was renovated and refurnished in spring 2000 with a stylish and contemporary backdrop, done by one of Switzerland’s finest interior d... more

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                                For the Swiss living in the Bernese Alps, a popular family outing is to the Blausee, a tiny, deep blue, crystal-clear lake set in a 20-hectare nature park. After boating on the lake or walking through the densely-wooded forest, many stop to dine on the shores of the lake at the Blausee Restaura... more

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                                  Wengen is one of our favorite towns in Switzerland, and the fact that the village can only be accessed by train makes it even more fun to visit. But, what makes the town so special is its breathtaking view of the Jungfrau. There is always a shortage of good places to stay in Wengen so the Capri... more

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                                    One of Switzerland’s most deluxe hotels and a member of Relais & Châteaux, the Castello del Sole is a complete resort set in such a spectacular estate, with so many things to do, that you will be tempted not to leave the grounds. If you can afford to stay in one of the Pavilion suites, y... more

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                                      Iseltwald, one of the cutest of all the villages tucked along the shoreline of Lake Brienz, has the advantage of having its beauty intact since the main highway runs above the town. Quaint wooden homes tucked along the cobbled pedestrian-only streets add to its appeal. Nostalgic steamers stop r... more

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                                        Sitting high above Zermatt, the Grand Hotel Schönegg has a panoramic view of the towering Matterhorn across the rooftops of the town. In spite of its hillside location you don’t have to climb to reach your lofty retreat for the hotel has an elevator, accessed through a grotto-like passageway... more

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                                          The Hotel Chalet Swiss is appropriately named— it looks like a charming small chalet one would find nestled in a green meadow rather than a hotel on the outskirts of bustling Interlaken. The façade of the hotel is a wonderful weathered brown wood, a steep-pitched shingle roof, and ... more

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                                            The Gletschergarten, built in 1899, sits in a meadow of wildflowers, overlooking a glacier. Originally a large family home, the house gradually evolved into a small hotel. While helping her parents, Elsbeth met Finn Breitenstein, a member of the Danish ski team housed at the Gletschergarten. On... more

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                                                The Chesa Rosatsch is a delightful hotel located about 5 kilometers north of St. Moritz in a pretty village, Celerina, that still retains its charming old world character over the glamour and glitz of its world famous neighbor. It is positioned in the Upper Engadin Valley, right next to the Riv... more

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                                                  Romantik Hotel Chesa Salis, Bever-St. Moritz, Switzerland - Facade

                                                  The Hotel Chesa Salis, a 16th-century, Engadine patrician mansion nestled in a pretty hamlet, is a gem. It has a pastoral setting, splendid antique furniture, an outstanding restaurant, lovely bedrooms, and quality in every detail. Best of all, the hospitality of the Degiacomi family and their ... more

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                                                    Well located just off the Quai General Guisan, a block or so from the heart of the old pedestrian quarter of Geneva as well as convenient to the lake, the Hotel de la Cigogne offers the ultimate in personalized service and luxurious accommodation. The atmosphere reminds me of an exclusive club.... more

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                                                      La Coudre is an elegant, small bed & breakfast tucked up in the gentle hills above Lake Geneva, a convenient location for exploring this beautiful region of Switzerland. Before your gracious hosts, Vivien and Marcel, decided to convert it into a tiny hotel, the lovely property was the home ... more

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                                                            It is not surprising that the Hotel Daniela is so outstanding since the owners, Daniela and Paul Julen, are superb hoteliers who also own and manage the luxurious Julen, just a block away. The Daniela is within easy walking distance to all of the boutiques and restaurants within the village, ye... more

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                                                              Hotel Edelweiss, Blatten im L

                                                              On a sunny day, one of the most breathtaking drives in Switzerland is through the spectacular Lötschental Valley that ends at the hamlet of Fafleralp, at the foot of Breithorn glacier. Along the way you pass through the picturesque hillside village of Blatten. The Hotel Edelweiss is right in t... more

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                                                                What a surprise it was after visiting Meierei Landgasthof on the edge of Lake Saint Moritz to walk into the Hotel Eden and find it is owned by the same family. The son, Maurizio, is busy managing the Meierei while his sister is busy at the Hotel Eden. Both seem to have the same cordial manageme... more

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                                                                  When we first visited the Elvezia al Lago over 18 years ago, it was a sweet, modest little hotel. In spite of its simplicity we were captivated by its fabulous waterfront location and its blissful seclusion—it can be reached only by boat or by walking along a footpath along the edge of th... more

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                                                                    Scuol, an enchanting village located in the scenic Engadine Valley, is built on a hill that drops down to the rushing river, the Inn River, which is crossed by a covered bridge. Tall mountain peaks form a backdrop that adds to the striking scene. Due to its thermal waters, Scuol grew in popular... more

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                                                                      L’Ermitage, distinguished as one of the top names in restaurants of the world is located in Vufflens-le-Château, a sweet village tucked among the vineyards that lace the hillsides above Lausanne. Bernard Ravet, owner and renowned chef of L’Ermitage, is assisted by his wife, Ru... more

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                                                                        A small hotel more than 400 years old, the Hotel Florhof is located on the north side of the River Limmat on a quiet street that twists up from the little squares and alleys of old Zürich. Providing a tranquil oasis from the bustle of activity, but close enough for you to walk to all major att... more

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                                                                            Travelers idealize Switzerland and hope to discover their dream—a storybook land of sweet chalets, window boxes adorned with geraniums, balconies overlooking lush meadows, the gentle melody of cow bells, cozy furnishings, adorable villages, soaring mountains, and great food. All expectations ... more

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                                                                              Beautiful with its soft-yellow façade dressed with pretty shutters, the Grand Hotel Bella Tola is terraced on the hillside, fronted by a pretty garden and lawn, and looks out to the magnificence of the surrounding peaks and plunging valley. It is elegant and the Buchs-Favre family exude friend... more

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                                                                                The Grandhotel Giessbach, dating from 1874, is a picturesque Victorian-style, grand hotel—a sprawling, five-story building with towers, turrets, balconies, and flower boxes. Nestled high in a wooded forest, the setting is sublime. One side looks down to beautiful Lake Brienze and the other si... more

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                                                                                  Hamilton Lodge, Switzerland

                                                                                  When your delightful hosts, Jacqueline and John Wegink, arrived in Belalp (high on a mountain meadow above Blatten) it was a foggy night. Their hotel had linoleum floors and dismal décor. However, the next morning when they opened their curtains, the sky had cleared, and when they saw the dazz... more

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                                                                                      The Hostellerie de Saint Georges is a delightful hotel in the heart of the beautiful hilltop, walled, medieval village of Gruyères. The hotel is named for old Saint George himself—you will see our mighty hero slaying the dragon on the brightly colored emblem proudly displayed over the front ... more

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                                                                                        The Hostellerie des Chevaliers, a member of the Relais du Silence group, is located just outside the walls of the medieval village of Gruyères, just beyond parking area number 1. The hotel is found in two buildings: the main one houses the bedrooms and the breakfast room and is connected by a ... more

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                                                                                          We discovered this charming boutique hotel when taking an evening stroll up from the river. Enchanted just by peeking through windows, we knew our brazen efforts were rewarded when we entered the lobby. The Hotel Kindli, once a 16th-century townhouse, retains the warmth and character of a priva... more

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                                                                                            The Krafft, a modest hotel with an air of faded glamour, is located in a once-grand mansion that faces the Rhine River. As you enter, an intimate parlor to the left has a massive crystal chandelier, an ornate gilt mirror, high ceiling, and arched windows facing the street. The finest room in th... more

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                                                                                              Krone, Regensberg, Switzerland

                                                                                              The Krone Regensberg Hotel & Restaurant is a fantastic property in historic Regensberg. Guestrooms and the restaurant are housed in meticulously restored, old timbered buildings at the heart of this small, idyllic medieval village.  Although, wonderfully convenient to the Zürich Airport, ... more

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                                                                                                The Hotel du Lac, owned by the Hofmann family for over 100 years, is more French than Swiss in appearance, with a gray mansard roof and pink façade. The hotel is located directly on the banks of the River Aare as it flows between the two lakes of Brienz and Thun. Bedrooms at the back overlook ... more

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                                                                                                  The Landgasthof Ruedihus is the perfect Swiss inn, exactly what I’d always hoped to discover, but had almost decided did not exist except in my dreams: a cozy, flower-laden chalet, nestled in a lush meadow, backed by mountains and brimming inside and out with antique charm. This tiny chal... more

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