Out of the way hotels and resorts

Something a bit different in this beautiful country

 

Switzerland is a very special country which started developing its tourism in the Victorian era. The Swiss developed an amazing steam travel infrastructure into the mountains and introduced paddle steamers on the lakes. We are lucky today to be able to still enjoy these wonderful routes - mostly updated, but a few steam boats and trains still run! The added benefit is to be able to visit hotels and resorts that are not on the major tourist routes.

Mürren is a great example which started welcoming visitors at the very beginning of ski tourism. This beautiful flower-decked village has connections to the towering Schilthorn. Merligen and the wonderful Hotel Beatus sits serenely on Lake Thun. For real peace and quiet try a visit to Davos Wiesen in one of Switzerland’s National Parks - or by contrast La Tour-de-Peilz overlooks Lake Geneva in an aura of calm between Montreux and Vevey. Meiringen, famous for its association with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is also an excellent base to explore a rich natural area. Finally, look at Appenzell, a small historical town little known to the British visitor in Eastern Switzerland. Please read on for more information or call us on 0800 619 1200.


Mürren - ideal for a quiet holiday in the heart of the mountains

We have two hotels in this small traffic-free alpine village: the 3 star Hotel Alpenruh and 4 star Hotel Eiger. Both offer inspiring views over the mountains in this walker’s paradise where you can really relax and just enjoy what nature has provided. Upgraded rooms with stunning views are recommended at both hotels. More details...

Mürren - ideal for a quiet holiday in the heart of the mountains

We have two hotels in this small traffic-free alpine village: the 3 star Hotel Alpenruh and 4 star Hotel Eiger. Both offer inspiring views over the mountains in this walker’s paradise where you can really relax and just enjoy what nature has provided. Upgraded rooms with stunning views are recommended at both hotels. More details...

 
Merlingen - an ideal spot nestling in a sheltered cove on Lake Thun

Merligen is an idyllic spot at the foot of the Niederhorn Mountain with our recommended 5 star Hotel Beatus right on the lakeside. All the facilities you would expect of a top Wellness & Spa hotel with its own hotel park and quoting from the hotel "you are just steps away from the wonderfully refreshing shores of the lake. The rustle of the wind in the trees overhead will carry your cares far away, so you can finally let go" More details...

Merlingen - an ideal spot nestling in a sheltered cove on Lake Thun

Merligen is an idyllic spot at the foot of the Niederhorn Mountain with our recommended 5 star Hotel Beatus right on the lakeside. All the facilities you would expect of a top Wellness & Spa hotel with its own hotel park and quoting from the hotel "you are just steps away from the wonderfully refreshing shores of the lake. The rustle of the wind in the trees overhead will carry your cares far away, so you can finally let go" More details...

 
Davos Wiesen - idyllic mountain village on a sunny terrace in the Ela National park

The Graubünden region of Switzerland is the most sparsely populated and this village will suit visitors looking for a retreat with spectacular views. The Bellevue is a small hotel with an attractive terrace offering great local cuisine with a friendly bar where you can try a cool draft of Monstein wheat-beer from the local brewery. We recommend you treat yourself to a Panoramic room. More details...

Davos Wiesen - idyllic mountain village on a sunny terrace in the Ela National park

The Graubünden region of Switzerland is the most sparsely populated and this village will suit visitors looking for a retreat with spectacular views. The Bellevue is a small hotel with an attractive terrace offering great local cuisine with a friendly bar where you can try a cool draft of Monstein wheat-beer from the local brewery. We recommend you treat yourself to a Panoramic room. More details...

 
La Tour-de-Peilz - a perfect setting for a tranquil holiday by the Lake Geneva

The historic Hotel Bon Rivage has an uninterrupted view of the lake with a lovely terrace and garden which also provides produce for the highly respected restaurant. This charming village has a 13th century castle which now houses the Swiss Games Museum, and there is a small marina. The promenade links La Tour-de-Peilz with Vevey, a pleasant stroll of around 20 minutes. Consider upgrading to a room with lake view. More details...

La Tour-de-Peilz - a perfect setting for a tranquil holiday by the Lake Geneva

The historic Hotel Bon Rivage has an uninterrupted view of the lake with a lovely terrace and garden which also provides produce for the highly respected restaurant. This charming village has a 13th century castle which now houses the Swiss Games Museum, and there is a small marina. The promenade links La Tour-de-Peilz with Vevey, a pleasant stroll of around 20 minutes. Consider upgrading to a room with lake view. More details...

 
Meiringen - incredible natural beauty sitting on a sunny plateau between mountain passes

There is so much to explore, with the variety of natural wonders characterised by water: ancient glaciers, glistening lakes, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams. Meiringen also has a close association with Sherlock Holmes and the impressive Reichenbach Falls. The small, modern Hotel Victoria is an ideal base from which to explore the area and also has an excellent restaurant. More details...

Meiringen - incredible natural beauty sitting on a sunny plateau between mountain passes

There is so much to explore, with the variety of natural wonders characterised by water: ancient glaciers, glistening lakes, roaring waterfalls and bubbling streams. Meiringen also has a close association with Sherlock Holmes and the impressive Reichenbach Falls. The small, modern Hotel Victoria is an ideal base from which to explore the area and also has an excellent restaurant. More details...

 
Appenzell - charming historic town surrounded by stunning alpine scenery

Appenzell is a picture postcard of ornately decorated houses with rich frescoes, narrow streets and a magnificent Town Square. With many restaurants and cafés from which to admire the incredible beautiful buildings this is a town to enjoy at leisure. Appenzell is surrounded by rolling countryside which changes to a dramatic landscape of tall rock faces. We have two hotels here - the 3 star Hotel Löwen and the wonderful historic Romantik Hotel Säntis. More details...

Appenzell - charming historic town surrounded by stunning alpine scenery

Appenzell is a picture postcard of ornately decorated houses with rich frescoes, narrow streets and a magnificent Town Square. With many restaurants and cafés from which to admire the incredible beautiful buildings this is a town to enjoy at leisure. Appenzell is surrounded by rolling countryside which changes to a dramatic landscape of tall rock faces. We have two hotels here - the 3 star Hotel Löwen and the wonderful historic Romantik Hotel Säntis. More details...

 

Create a two centre holiday

Why not combine two or more of these wonderful resorts. We can help you create a tailor made holiday taking in some of the very best Switzerland has to offer. Please call our friendly team on 0800 619 1200.


Scenic rail holidays

Ask us about the Swiss scenic rail journeys - a great way of combining resorts to create your own two or multi centre holiday
Glacier Express
Bernina Express
GoldenPass Line
Gotthard Panorama Express

Planning your holiday

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  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
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