100 Small Romantic
Hotels & Places

Come discover 100 of the most romantic small hotels and places in the world.


Romantic Places in Switzerland

Lake Geneva

The Swiss Riviera; a palm-lined shore drive past vineyards, stylish cities, and mighty Mont Blanc.

Hotel Des Trois Couronnes

49 Rue d’Italie, Vevey, Lake Geneva, Switzerland

Alpine views from its Lake Geneva shoreline setting. Here Henry James stayed and set part of his novella “Daisy Miller”.

T: +41 21 923-3200. 65 rooms. US$ 215-

Lake Lucerne

Surrounded by snow-capped Alps in the middle of Switzerland. Its major city is Lucerne.

Romantik Hotel Wilden Mann

Bahnhofstrasse 30, Lucerne

Dating back to medieval times, this cozy  hotel—converted from seven small townhouses—sits in historic Old Town, near the Chapel Bridge.

T: +41 210-1666. 50 rooms. US$ 190-


Majestic views, miles of ski runs, and a vibrant nightlife attract the international set.

La Chalet d’Adrien

Chemin des Creux, Verbier, Switzerland

Fine dining and beautiful views at this charming Swiss chalet.

T: +41 027 771 62 00.. 29 rooms. US$ 370


The Matterhorn overlooks one of Europe’s great Alpine villages.

Grandhotel Schönegg

Zermatt, Switzerland

Alpine chalet with views of the Matterhorn.

T: +41 27 967-4488. 36 rooms. US$ 250-

Riffelalp Resort

Zermatt, Switzerland

A hiker’s paradise with stunning Matterhorn views, the Riffelalp lies hidden in the mountains above Zermatt. You reach it by a 20 minute cogwheel train ride from the village.

T: +41 27 966-0555. 75 rooms. US$ 295-

Romantik Hotel Julen

Zermatt, Switzerland

Located in town, the Romantik Hotel Julen has spruce-paneled rooms, simple charm and good food. If you are lucky you may also get a room with Matterhorn views.

T: +41 27 966 76 00. 30 rooms. $200-

Bernese Oberlund

This is Heidi, leiderhosen, yodeling and accordion-playing country. The magnificent Jungrau region includes the hiking and skiing villages of Grindelwald, Wengen, Murren and Gstaad. Gstaad is known for its vibrant jet setting ski season, in summer a more pastoral and relaxed hiking scene comes alive.

Le Grand Chalet

Gstaad, Switzerland

Located 3,500 feet about the village, the cozy Le Grand Chalet has panoramic views, an excellent restaurant, and miles of hiking trials outside its door.

T: +41 27 966 76 00. 30 rooms. $190-

Alpina Gstaad

Gstaad, Switzerland

Built in 2013, this luxurious hotel gives a fresh update to traditional Alpine chic.

T: +41 33 888 9888. 56 rooms. $960-

Vals Valley

Hot mineral springs and a famous Swiss architect transformed the tiny village of Vals into a health and holiday resort destination. Located in a primeval alpine region with dramatic vertical mountains, this narrow valley is found at the end of the Graubünden Mountains.

7132 Hotel

Vals, Switzerland

The 1996 thermal spa, constructed out of local mountain quartz by renowned Swiss architect Peter Zumthor, is a beautiful complex of pools and baths, some ice, some fire, and some strewn with jasmine flowers. Hear background sounds of monastic chants, purify yourself in a black stone steam room, and sleep in one of the new Zumthor-designed hotel rooms known as the Temporaries.

T: +41 81 926 89 61. 46 rooms. US$ 380-


Hedge fund millionaires and innovative artists share this picturesque city on the banks of the Limmat River.  Zurich contains a medieval old town.

Marktgasse Hotel

Marktgasse 17, Zürich

15th century building stylishly updated into a boutique hotel.  Located in Old Town, it is one of Zurich’s oldest inns.

T: +41 44 266 1010. 39 rooms. US$ 210-