Switzerland & Austria:
Hotels and Other Accommodations
Places to Stay - General
Where to Stay in
Tips on hotels, guesthouses, private rooms, apartments, villas, chalets,
campgrounds, and youth hostels, with links.
Swiss Hotel Rooms
Switzerland's beds and bedding aren't designed for hanky-panky, and the toilets
can be tricky.
Schlaf im Stroh
Who says Switzerland is an expensive country? With the "Sleep in
Straw" program, you can hit the hay on 300+ Swiss farms for a few francs
per night--including breakfast.
Swiss and Austrian Hostels
On a budget? Stay at 160+ comfortable hostels that cater to individuals,
families, and groups of all ages.
Three vintage grand hotels in Lausanne-Ouchy, Montreux, and Vevey have been
updated with spas and other amenities for 21st Century guests.
Palafitte - Neuchâtel, Switzerland
High tech, high style, and "sustainable architecture" converge in the only
European hotel that's built over water.
Riffelalp Resort Zermatt
More than 40 years after the legendary Riffelalp Grand Hotel was destroyed by
fire, a new and more intimate resort hotel occupies its site on a mountain
plateau overlooking the Matterhorn and Zermatt, Switzerland.
Hotel Restaurant Goldener Schlüssel,
For location and price, this hotel in the Swiss capital's medieval center is
hard to beat. Rooms are on the austere side, but you'll get an excellent
breakfast in the hotel's attractive restaurant.
Affordable Zürich Hotels
A guide to three Zürich hotels in the medium price range: the Franziskaner, the Du
Théâtre, and the Limmathof.
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