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Five great hotel escapes around Switzerland

Enjoy a discounted stay with Hotelcard in these five fantastic venues, with plenty to keep you busy once you arrive

Written by Time Out. Paid for in partnership with Hotelcard.
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With a country as beautiful and varied as Switzerland, it makes sense to explore it as much as you can. The good news is that Hotelcard makes it easy, enjoyable and affordable to get exploring – and the great news is that there’s now an exclusive offer just for Time Out readers, who can grab a one-year Hotelcard subscription for CHF79, instead of the usual price of CHF99. That means a whole year of 30-50% discounts on more than 400 hotels in Switzerland, plus all kinds of exclusive member benefits. It really does pay-off to be a Time Out reader!

And as participating hotels don’t pay any provision or fee they can offer Hotelcard members their very best rates in return – a true win-win model if ever we heard one. As Hotelcard has been offering this rather ace service for over ten years, it’s no wonder that it’s become a reliably popular name around the country.

So, whether you’re looking for an adventurous city break, an activity-packed outdoor excursion or the chance to relax and recharge in beautiful surroundings, there’s a Hotelcard deal for you. To prove it, here are five great hotel stays from across Switzerland to visit when you’re exploring with Hotelcard, and we’ve even picked out a great activity at each hotel to make that stay extra special.

Make the most of this exclusive and super-special deal for Time Out readers by clicking here, and start booking your next unforgettable hotel break. 

1. Sightsee your way across Geneva

Strolling through beautiful Geneva in the spring and catching the city’s many sights and attractions – such as the iconic Jet d’Eau, leafy Bastions Park and the gorgeous Old Town – is an experience not to be missed. And the best way to experience it is by staying in Hotelcard’s Swiss Luxury Apartments, where you can enjoy full comfort and privacy, and a premium location in the city centre.

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2. Relax in a wellness oasis

If you’d rather spend your time in Geneva relaxing and rejuvenating, head straight to the Fairmont Grand Geneva, where a fantastic spa complex awaits. Enjoy a wide range of facilities, including the largest heated indoor swimming pool in the centre of Geneva, a sauna, hammam and treatment area for massage, plus a fitness centre for when you feel like cranking things up a little. Or simply soak up the views of the marvellous Lake Geneva on your doorstep – another great way to relax.

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3. Get active in the Alps

The Alpine village of Samnaun has long been regarded as a paradise for active types and anyone who loves being out in the fresh air. A stay at the Chalet Silvretta Hotel & Spa allows you to easily head into the nearby mountains and get hiking, biking or spring skiing – or even all three if you’re feeling adventurous. There’s also a great wellness area at the hotel for some well-earned pampering after you’ve expended all that energy.

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4. Step back in time in Zermatt

The Monte Rosa Hotel – Zermatt’s oldest hotel – is steeped in mountaineering history thanks to a particularly famous guest by the name of Edward Whymper, who became the first person to ascend the nearby Matterhorn in 1865 while staying at the hotel. Afterwards it became a second home for many mountaineers in the nineteenth century, who appreciated its prime position – something that guests today can still enjoy, with fantastic views of the Matthorn and surrounding peaks, plus a big selection of other top-notch features and amenities.

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5. Reconnect with nature

Sometimes you just want to get away from the stresses and strains of modern urban living and make the most of Switzerland’s wealth of incredible natural beauty. For those times, there’s no finer place than Hotel Restaurant Capricorns in the small but perfectly formed Wergenstein. As you’ll be in Beverin Nature Park you’ll never have to go far to find stunning scenery and jaw-dropping views, and there’s plenty to see in the park itself and further afield – spot a mountain goat, hunt for crystals in the rocks, take a dip in an Alpine lake or simply wander through the park, breathing in that mountain-fresh air. When it’s time to refuel, the main hotel restaurant serves locally sourced produce and has picked up an impressive 13 Gault Millau points for its cuisine.

 

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