What could be more relaxing than soaking in a warm bath and indulging in the serenity? Perhaps adding your favourite bath salts or bubbles would notch up the experience. Or, you could add soothing music to the mix. But, no doubt, the icing on the cake would have to be a stunning view.
There are several hotels around the world that boast tubs with a picturesque panorama, but how about an entire country of hotels that offer a beautiful bubble bath? Switzerland is that country! This mountainous Central European country is home to picture perfect panoramas that include lakes and villages and the impressive peaks of the Alps. So, an overwhelming number of hotels and resorts feature oversized windows in the bathrooms, so that tub lovers can soak a little longer with a lovely landscape.
The following is our Top 10 list of Swiss hotels where tubs with a view are just as important as comfort and decor.
Art Deco Hotel Montana
The hotel enjoys an elevated position offering spectacular views of Lake Lucerne, the city of Lucerne and the mountains. The “living hotel” boasts 42 Art Deco rooms, 19 penthouse rooms, a daty spa, and outstanding cuisine in its Scala Restaurant and Kitchen Club. The hotel also hosts legendary events in the Louis Bar and Hemingway Rum Lounge.
With views of Lucerne, Lake Lucerne, and the mountains of Central Switzerland, the Art Deco Hotel gives its guests a bubble bath with a view.
Badrutt’s Palace Hotel
Opened in 1896 by the Badrutt family and still under their care, this hotel has a legendary reputation. The Badrutt’s Palace Hotel has more than 157 rooms, including 37 suites with a view of the Alps. Sumptuous dining takes place in “Le Restaurant” (15 GaultMillau points), the “grande dame” of the hotel’s seven first-class restaurants, or in IGNIV by Andreas Caminada@Badrutt’s Palace, which opened in December 2016 and has already won a Michelin star.
Additional amenties include a beauty spa that’s been given a complete makeover, an exclusive shopping gallery, a Kids Club and leisure activities for teenagers, all of which contribute to the finishing touches of an experience-packed stay.
After a long day, relax and dream of a day spent in the mountains. The bathtubs at Badrutt’s Palace offer stunning views over the mountains and Lake St Moritz.
CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort
This resort is located in a unique spot with fantastic views of the mighty Matterhorn bordering the peaceful forest and lively village. Eight luxurious lifestyle chalets with private and exclusive wellness facilities can be found here, and can be reached either by lift or on foot. Alpine-chalet design merges with a hint of hunting lodge and creative innovation as far as style goes – topped with tasteful Cervo-Puro Restaurant boasting 14 GaultMillau points and Ferdinand Alpine Casual Dining.
Guests at the Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort can enjoy stunning views of the Matterhorn from the bathtub. Truly the stuff dreams are made of.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz
Nestled amidst the foothills of the Alps in Eastern Switzerland, this retreat for relaxation and recuperation is just an hour’s drive from Zurich. Europe’s leading wellbeing & medical health resort consists of two five-star establishments: the Grand Hotel Quellenhof & Spa Suites and the Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz.
The resort features exclusive spa facilities and medical expertise in the renowned Medical Health Centre and the Clinic Bad Ragaz. Culinary delights are guaranteed, with eight restaurants to choose from, with one Michelin star and 43 GaultMillau points between them. Two golf courses, the Meetings & Events Centre, the Tamina Therme thermal spa and its own casino translate to superb experiences no matter the time of year.
Bathtubs with glorious views overlook the Prealps of Eastern Switzerland.
Hotel Arnica – Adults Only
The 3 star superior hotel was expanded by a spectacular, elliptical-shaped construction made of stone pine wood in 2012. It has become famous for its modern style and designer rooms. Most of them have a balcony and a spectacular view. The hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant, but it features a “dine around”, where, thanks to the cooperation with seven different restaurants, guests can enjoy a varied culinary experience.
Surrounded by pristine nature and the Engadin mountains, Hotel Arnica offer stunning views right from the bathtub thanks to large glass facades.
The 3-star Hotel Bären is situated in car-free Wengen, approx. 350 m from the train station. There is a great view of the Jungfrau and the Lauterbrunnen valley. Some of the hotel’s 16 rooms feature a balcony, while all offer a private bathroom and a flatscreen cable TV.
In the restaurant and on the sunny terrace, seasonal dishes made with regional produce are offered. For children, there is a playground and playroom. And for tub lovers, Hotel Bären presents the opportunity for guests to enjoy uninterrupted views of the mountains.
Hotel Matterhorn Focus
As quite possibly our favourite of the 10 hotels listed, here, Hotel Matterhorn Focus is architecturally ornate and in a perfect location. Almost all suites, deluxe doubles, superior doubles and family rooms come with a view of the Matterhorn. It takes mountain hikers and winter sports enthusiasts only two minutes to get to the Zermatt-Klein-Matterhorn bottom station through an underground passage. Having opened for business in 2008, the magazine “Geo Saison” voted the Focus in 7th place in Europe in the Newcomer category.
With their large glass façades, the suites at Hotel Matterhorn Focus are flooded with natural daylight and feature wonderful views of the Zermatt mountains from every corner of the room – particularly from the bathtub!
Hotel Marina Lachen
This is an exclusive 4-star hotel on the shore of Lake Zurich with a view of Rapperswil Castle. Stylish accommodations include designer rooms and suites. The hotel is part of a mile-long dining and leisure experience with three restaurants, a wine gallery, osteria, and Asian cuisine, with seasonal culinary events. The bar lounge is known locally as a fashionable meeting place.
Amenities include free mountain bikes for guests. Located adjacent to the marina, Hotel Marina Lachen is just 700 metres from the station and just 20 minutes from Zurich.
As for tubs with a view, you can find them here as well, while overlooking the marina and Lake Zurich.
The hillside location itself on the edge of the small village of Guarda is breathtaking enough! The hotel consists of two beautifully decorated 15th-century Engadin buildings. The main building has a magnificent dining room and 16 elegant rooms with WLAN. Each of the Chasa Pepina’s 5 suites comes with a stone pine panelled parlour.
Guests enjoy the use of the comfortable Stüvetta lounge with library and fireplace as well as the panoramic hotel garden. They can also enjoy a relaxing bubble bath while admiring views of the Engadin Mountains.
The View Lugano
This fasionable boutique hotel opened in 2015 and more than lives up to its name considering all of its 18 luxury suites boast fantastic views of Lake Lugano. The hotel also contains a state-of-the-art SPA, fitness centre, hamam and indoor pool. Plus, there is an onsite restaurant called Innocenti Evasioni with creative and market-fresh Mediterranean cuisine.
Additional amenities include seminar and banquette facilities, free use of E-bikes. Located just 5 minutes on foot from the town center, there is also opportunity for dining and shopping. When you return to your room and need to rest after being on your feet all day, climb into the tub and soak away your aching muscles while admiring the spectacular views.
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