Where to Stay in Switzerland - Insider Tips

Since we're living in Switzerland, we like going on various adventure trips around the country. In all these years, we booked many awesome places to stay, we'd like to know about. If you're wondering where to stay in Switzerland on your following trip, here are a few hotels we'd recommend you.

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Best Places

Where to Stay in Switzerland

Below is a list of places we'd recommend to stay in Switzerland - based on the location and the budget type. 

Zurich

Zurich - the city we live close by. Although many tourists like to skip it, there is no reason - especially in summer where you can go sightseeing, shopping and then jumping into the lake. Or in winter, if sunny, you can enjoy a the city with a view of the snowy mountains in the back. The secret place to go when in Zurich - Waid for its views! Make sure to check one of these places to spend the night: 

Luxury accommodation: Hotel Schweizerhof Zürich

Budget accommodation: iQ130 Hotel

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Zurich
Where to Stay in Switzerland - Zurich

Wondering what to do in the city? Check out the blog post here.

Lucerne

Heading to Switzerland to take gorgeous photos? Then Lucerne with it's huge lake is a must go! We'd recommend to book a place in or near the city and then visiting the following mountains: Pilatus, Rigi and/or Grosser Mythen. Enjoy, you will love it!

Luxury accommodation: Cascada Swiss Quality Hotel

Budget accommodation: B&B Bettstatt Neustadt

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Lucerne
Where to Stay in Switzerland - Lucerne

Basel

Basel - my second home town, as I'd like to call it (my grandparents live here)! It's a historical and cultural city, located near the French border, with a lovely river, dividing the city into Klein (small) and Gross (big) Basel.  Looking for an accommodation? Here you go:

Luxury accommodation: Hotel Spalentor

Budget accommodation: STAY@ Basel SBB

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Basel
Where to Stay in Switzerland - Basel

Berne

Berne is a great place to stay for a couple of days and do daily trips to the surrounding towns, lakes and mountains. But don't miss out exploring the city too! Especially the river called Aare with its gorgeous colour will grab your attention!

Luxury accommodation: Hotel Schweizerhof Bern & The SPA

Budget accommodation: Bern Backpackers Hotel Glocke

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Berne
Where to Stay in Switzerland - Berne

Interlaken

And, are you adventurous? If so, than this is your place! Paragliding, kayaking, swimming, hiking, canyoning, rafting - all you want! A blog post about the activities is coming soon! Meanwhile, please find two places to stay we'd suggest to check out:

Luxury accommodation: Hotel Bellevue

Budget accommodation: Bed & Bar No.8

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Interlaken
Where to Stay in Switzerland - Interlaken

Montreux

Each year there is a jazz festival happening in Montreux - a lovely city in the French part of Switzerland. Apart from that, make sure to rent a bike, cycle along the lake and visit the picturesque castle called Chillon. You will love it! Here are two accommodation types we'd recommend:

Luxury accommodation: Fairmont Le Montreux Palace

Budget accommodation: Montreux Youth Hostel

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Montreux
Where to Stay in Switzerland - Montreux

Zermatt

If you're a hiker, make sure to go South and visit the mountain paradise of Zermatt! You will really miss out a lot if you leave out this region! While in Zermatt, you absolutely have to do these 2 hikes, presented in this blog post. Make sure to check out these two places to stay:

Luxury accommodation: Swiss Alpine Hotel Allalin

Budget accommodation: Zermatt Youth Hostel

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Zermatt
Where to Stay in Switzerland - Zermatt

Lugano

The city of Lugano in the Ticino region has a lot to offer - it's actually one of our favourite regions as it comes with palm trees, lakes, mountains and a cool laid-back atmosphere. Read more about the activity ideas in Ticino. For a sleep over, here are two places we'd like you to try out:

Luxury accommodation: Hotel Splendide Royal

Budget accommodation: Le Bucce di Gandria

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Lugano
Where to Stay in Switzerland - Lugano

Davos

In the eastern part of Switzerland, there is a lovely place surrounding by mountains and just perfect for the winter fun - it's called Davos and one of our favourite places to go skiing and cross-country skiing. If you're wondering what else to do in Switzerland in winter, head over to this blog post. Here are the places we'd recommend you to stay:

Luxury accommodation: Intercontinental Davos

Budget accommodation: Davos Youth Hostel

Where to Stay in Switzerland - Davos
Where to Stay in Switzerland - Davos

Travel Insurance

Do you need a travel insurance for your trip to Switzerland? When we go travelling, we usually use World Nomads.

We hope our suggestions will help you finding the right places to stay in Switzerland. Stay tuned for the upcoming blog posts!


Any places you'd recommend to stay in Switzerland? Let us know in the comments below!

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