From the cities of Zurich and Basel to the lakes of Leman and Lugano, spa hotels in Switzerland are just the beginning of a blissful vacation in the mountains. Winter sports, watersports and even city escapes are all accessible alongside a variety of wellness facilities making a spa hotel a truly indulgent choice for a getaway in Switzerland.
Switzerland is known for its access to the Alps. The entire country rolls with dramatic peaks and deep valleys, making Switzerland the destination of choice for once-in-a-lifetime escapes. In winter, Switzerland’s spa hotels are the perfect base for an adrenalin-filled winter sports vacation. Base yourself in Gstaad to enjoy some of the world’s best skiing in breathtaking surroundings. The village is located in the German-speaking Bern Canton and is popular with high flyers due to its exceptional winter facilities including restaurants and access to perfect pistes. Foodies should not miss out on a visit to Fondueland – where visitors can enjoy a variety of local cheeses out in the open air, overlooking the hills. On the other side of the country, Valbella and Arosa on the outskirts of Parc Ela also provide exceptional scenery alongside your charming and traditional Swiss spa hotel. Arosa is where you will find the stunning Landwasser Viaduct along the Rhaetian Railway. In summer, this region is exceptionally beautiful, offering a variety of hiking routes and walking trails to suit all experience levels. You might catch sight of a number of wild animals; including red deer, falcons and marmots – plus 900 different flowering plants. The hills are truly alive in Switzerland when you stay in a spa hotel during the warmer months.
For a once-in-a-lifetime city break, spa hotels in Switzerland provide access to several stunning Swiss cities. Geneva is your gateway to the French Alps, and a dreamy destination for a luxury escape. Located in the far south of the country, Geneva’s location at the very tip of Lac Leman places you in a thriving international city with plenty of opportunities to enjoy day trips to the charming Swiss cities of Lausanne and Vevey. Shopping in Geneva is famous the world over, with several streets showcasing the best in luxury brands and boutique stores. Zurich is another top destination for a spa hotel. Switzerland’s center of banks and finance stands tall on the northern shore of the Zürichsee, with a skyline that rises and falls with the steeples of 12th century churches. For exceptional views over the city take a cable car up to Felsenegg which overlooks Zurich. There are also several lovely hiking routes which begin here to further vantage points in the area. Relax with a spa hotel in Basel, Switzerland’s cultural hotspot. Here you’ll find a wealth of museums and art galleries catering to all interests; some of the most popular include the Kunsthalle Basel, the Museum of Cultures and the Dollhouse Museum – which features over 6,000 puppets, toys, teddy bears and marionettes. The city also hosts the premier art event Art Basel each year, which presents the very best in new and upcoming contemporary artists from around the world.
Popular thermal baths in the Valais are the Alpentherme & Spa in Leukerbad, the thermal spa Brigerbad and also the Tamina Therme in Bad Ragaz.