Five Hotels With Cool Views Of The Swiss Alps
Are you looking to get away from all noise in the city? Then pack a bag as we are going to tell you about five hotels with the best views of the Swiss Alps.
Felsenhotel La Claustra
Via San Gottardo, 6780 Airolo
A night at the Felsenhotel La Claustra is the chance for you to spend time at a real military bunker. Originally built as a secret army fortress, this military bunker turned stylish hotel is built under 2,050 meters of rock above sea level. The former army fortress offers several modern amenities, including cozy, comfortable bedrooms fitted with army green sheets, a small steam bath, two Japanese Kusatsu pools, and a cold-water grotto.
Photo: @La Claustra
Les Giettes, Les Cerniers, 1871 Monthey
The eco-friendly Hotel Whitepod is an option for nature lovers seeking a romantic mountain experience. Located at the foot of the Dents du Midi in the Canton of Valais, this luxurious, futuristic hotel offers spacious dome-shaped pods shaped like igloos. Each comfortable pod is furnished with modern facilities such as a bathroom, a wood-burning stove, and floor-to-ceiling windows. This hotel has plenty of activities for how you want to spend your time, including from dog sledding, skiing, paragliding, and hiking.
Trübsee, 6390 Engelberg
If you want to experience a night under the snow and ice, then you can at the Iglu-Dorf in Engelberg. Built from 3,000 tons of snow at an altitude of 1,800 meters, a system of tunnels connects all of the rooms at the hotel. All of rooms are individually decorated out of snow, and have beds and tables made from ice. Guests sleep on top of thermo mats and inside expedition sleeping bags. The hotel is equipped with a sauna and an open-air whirlpool to warm up. Guests also have the option of a guided tour through the igloo village with a professional guide, as well as a snowshoe or nighttime walk under the stars.
Photo: @Vadim Saveliev
3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat
Gornergrat, 3920 Zermatt
Do you want to enjoy breathtaking views of the Matterhorn in the morning while sipping on a cup of coffee? Then enjoy such a moment can occur at the 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat, the highest hotel in the Swiss Alps. Located at an altitude of 3,100 meters in Gornergrat, this hotel provides amazing views of the Zermatt countryside. This hotel also has its own library, shopping center, and two observatories, one of which allows you to look up at the stars under the night sky. So, if you are into mountaineering, skiing, or stargazing, then come spend some time at this unique hotel.
Photo: Maria Talanova / suissepic
Wildkirchli, Ebenalp, Weissbad 9057
The Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli is one of the most extraordinary hotels in the world. Located in the side of the Alpstein mountains, it is widely popular among climbers and tourists. This hotel will provide you with magnificent views of Appenzell, St. Gallen, the Thurgau hill-landscape, Lake Constance, and the picturesque Alpstein mountains. Guests can only get to this hotel via cable car.
There is only one problem – this hotel does not have conventional showers, soft beds, Internet, TV, or fancy room service. While the lack a lot of modern amenities may sound unappealing to you, spending time at the Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli is definitely an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Photo: @Berggasthaus Aescher-Wildkirchli