©Beau-Rivage Palace Lausanne
The Guide
04 August 2023

Hotels by the lake in Switzerland

There are many reasons to stay at a lakeside hotel. For the best possible experience, NOW offers you the addresses of exceptional lakeside hotels in Switzerland.

by Marie Carrecabe

The Reserve in Geneva

©The Reserve in Geneva

When it comes to lakeside vacations, the La Reserve Hotel in Geneva is a reference. This luxurious hotel and spa has been designed as a sumptuous lodge out of time. A few kilometers from Geneva, in a 4 hectare green park on the shores of Lake Geneva, La Reserve Geneva has all the makings of a dream refuge and gives the warm feeling of a second home. With 5 restaurants, a spa, 29 suites, 73 rooms and a kids club. If however you wish to make a getaway to Geneva La Reserve offers you the ride in Motoscafo, a boat like in Venice. La Reserve adapts to all your desires.

The Parc des Eaux-Vives hotel in Geneva

©The Parc des Eaux-Vives hotel in Geneva

Still in Geneva, but this time only 5 minutes from the city center, the Hotel du Parc des Eaux-Vives has everything to please. A true work of architectural art, this 16th century mansion converted into a 4-star hotel offers the perfect setting for a stay worthy of a fairy tale. Located in the heart of the Eaux-Vives park and offering a breathtaking view of Lake Geneva, the hotel offers 7 rooms including 2 suites all located on the top floor, as well as a brasserie and four reception and conference rooms that can accommodate from 15 to 250 people. A little corner of paradise to recharge your batteries.

The Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne

©The Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne

Between heritage and modernity, on the shores of Lake Geneva, the Beau-Rivage Palace hotel in Lausanne lives up to its name. Built in 1861, the Beau-Rivage Palace is one of the ambassadors of the highest Swiss hotel tradition. Ranked among the best 5-star hotels in Europe, the Beau-Rivage Palace is nestled in a natural setting, a stone’s throw from the center of Lausanne. Combining architectural finesse with a grandiose landscape, this hotel is one of the most appreciated in Switzerland. The Beau-Rivage Palace has 168 individually decorated rooms and suites equipped with the latest technology, 4 restaurants, one of which has been awarded 2 Michelin stars, 2 bars, a spa and a splendid outdoor swimming pool, all of which provide an unforgettable experience.

The Royal Plaza Montreux & Spa

©The Royal Plaza Montreux & Spa ©Xan White

If you are looking for serenity, the Royal Plaza Montreux & Spa is for you. Located directly on the waterfront in Montreux, this 5-star hotel offers a unique setting with a panoramic view of Lake Geneva and the Alps. The Royal Plaza Montreux & Spa welcomes you in its 126 rooms and 29 suites, tastefully decorated in a soft and comfortable atmosphere. Built with a desire to be as close as possible to the lake, the majority of the rooms and all the suites of the establishment have a private balcony or a terrace as well as an unobstructed view of the lake allowing you to live a special moment almost with your feet in the water.

The View Lugano Hotel

©The View Lugano Hotel

The experience of a trip on a yacht without leaving the mainland is what The View Lugano hotel offers you. Located on the hillside of Lugano Paradiso with terraces overlooking Lake Lugano, this 5-star hotel is reminiscent of a large yacht in its architecture and interior design, offering the extraordinary sensation of setting sail on the lake. In these dream suites overlooking Lake Lugano, every detail has been thought out to ensure unparalleled luxury. The hotel offers its guests the choice to personalize their stay: you can choose your own perfume, your pillows, your sheets, your flowers, your champagne, here everything is possible.

Grand Hotel National in Lucerne

©Grand Hotel National in Lucerne

If you want to be sure to have an unforgettable stay on Lake Lucerne, the best address is the Grand Hotel National in Lucerne. In this legendary hotel founded in 1870 by Caesar Ritz and Auguste Escoffier, everything is designed to immerse you in a world of luxury and romance. Inside the hotel you’ll find suites each more impressive than the last, with works of art, crystal chandeliers and silk sheets, as well as fine restaurants and a renowned spa. As for the exterior, the Grand Hotel National also has something to delight you: being located in the heart of Lucerne, on the lakefront and amidst the mountains, it offers access to all the city’s activities.

The traditional Baur Hotel at the Lake, Zürich

©The traditional Baur Hotel at the Lake, Zürich

In the heart of the city of Zurich, just a stone’s throw from Paradeplatz, Zurich’s lively financial district, lies the traditional Baur au Lac hotel. This internationally recognized hotel, which is over 175 years old, is one of the world’s largest luxury hotels and a haven of peace in the midst of a bustling city. With 119 rooms ranging from 25 m² to 100 m², all decorated with care, the Baur au Lac hotel has chosen space and superior quality materials and craftsmanship. Respecting a tradition of hotel excellence, the hotel meets the highest standards. In the private park of Baur au Lac, luxury and serenity await you and the two-starred restaurant is one of the best in Zurich. At the Hotel Baur au Lac you can be sure of a majestic stay.