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The options for accommodation in Switzerland are wide ranging and quality through and through. So read on to discover your dream destination…
Surrounded by European giants such as Italy, France and Germany, Switzerland nevertheless does a fine job of holding its own in the tourism stakes. The tiny nation’s many attractions include snow-topped mountains that sparkle as if dusted with diamonds; alpine meadows that lay down carpets of flowers each spring; still lakes, with towns at their edge that have frozen in time; and epic railways journeys that run from peak to city via castles, forests and farmland.
The majority of flights from the UK arrive into the cities of Zurich, Geneva, Basel, and Bern, following a flight time of around one-and-a-half hours. This short hop makes Switzerland a fantastic short-break destination.
In spring, summer and autumn, travellers arrive for pleasant city breaks and alpine hiking, while winter attracts droves of sporty types who can’t wait to hit the slopes of Zermatt, Klosters, Davos, and St Moritz.
If you already know when and where you want to go, simply use the search tool on TravelSupermarket to compare prices on hotels in Switzerland. If you are looking for inspiration, read on to get the full picture and then choose your favourite deal. We can also help you to book cheap flights to Switzerland, as well as great-value car hire.
Whatever your style, whatever your budget, we can point you in the direction of your ideal hotel in Switzerland...
City destinations attract visitors throughout the year, with tourism peaks in December (for Christmas markets) and during the summer months when the weather is at its finest. If you want to book cheap hotels in Switzerland, it’s wise to secure your room as far in advance as possible in order to get the best price.
The major cities of Zurich, Geneva, Basel, and Bern feature a fine selection of hotels, with many at the top end of the market. Five-star hotels with spas and elegant restaurants are commonplace and are run independently, as well as by well-known hotel brands. Some chain operators run budget hotels, with many locations handy for the international airports, while independent hotels and guesthouses can offer good value for money in what are expensive cities to visit.
French-speaking Lausanne, German-speaking Lucerne, and the gorgeous lakeside city of Lugano, where Italian can be heard, also boast an equally impressive range of hotels.
Journey to the sparkling white vistas of Switzerland in winter and enjoy the thrills (and occasional spills) on the slopes at Switzerland’s top ski resorts. From five-star hotels in the shadow of the mighty Matterhorn to rustic lodges, there are many wonderful accommodation options among the mountains and valleys of Switzerland.
From city pleasures to natural treasures, there is no shortage of attractions in Switzerland...
Top five attractions
Zurich Old Town
The medieval setting of this magical district is in stark contrast to the pulsating nightclubs that rock its foundations of an evening. By day, cafes, shopping and sightseeing restore the calm.
You cannot miss this Geneva landmark: a powerful jet of water that shoots into the air above Lake Geneva.
Geneva Old Town
Also known as Vieille Ville, visitors tread carefully on the cobbled lanes of this maze-like area. Don’t forget to look up though, as above the cafes and shop fronts are glorious examples of this city’s impressive architecture.
The Glacier Express
There are many famous railway journeys in Switzerland. The Glacier Express links Zermatt and St Moritz via the Swiss Alps, through mountain tunnels and across bridges that make the mind boggle – it is a railway journey that is impossible to forget.
Book car hire in Zurich and drive north to visit the Rhine Falls, the largest waterfall in Europe. See the falls in summer for the fastest flow rates. There are viewing platforms on the Swiss side of the river.
There is a packed calendar in Switzerland and you are invited to join in. These are just three of the best annual events…
Geneva Festival; July-August: The party atmosphere in Geneva is hard to beat when this summertime event arrives. There are fireworks, parades, live music, funfairs and so much more during an entire month of high-spirited action.
Street Parade in Zurich; August: Follow the “Love Mobiles” as they tour the streets of Zurich at walking (or dancing) pace belting out house and techno tunes. This huge and obviously lively event takes over the city and hotels will be in high demand.
Christmas markets; November-December: The main festive markets are held in Basel, Bern and Zurich. Said to be among the most splendid in Europe, Basel’s market provides the perfect segue from dull November into the joys of the Yuletide period.