Wish you were here?

Dimora Bolsone
Garden Riviera, Italy

15thC villa,
well-tended gardens,
great breakfast

Wish you were here?

Bio Hotel Grafenast
Pill, Austria

yurt sauna,
activities nearby

Wish you were here?

Hampton Manor
Hampton-In-Arden, U.K.

Grand manor house,
Michelin-starred restaurant,
acres of woodland

Wish you were here?

Villa la Tartana
Positano, Italy

Sea views and balconies,
fresh and clean rooms,
on the Amalfi coast


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Our selection of hotels in Switzerland are divided into nine different regions: the Northern Cantons, including the cities of Basel and Zurich; the North-Eastern Cantons, where you will find plenty of small town hotels and lakeside hotels on Lake Constance; Liechtenstein, a tiny, mountainous country; Graubunden, with world-famous ski resorts and mountain scenery; the Ticino, the southernmost part of the country, with mountain lakes and warmer temperatures; Valais, in the south-west, with lovely valley and famous mountain resorts; the Suisse Romande, including the cities of Geneva and Lausanne; Bern, with interesting history, walking and skiing; and finally the Central Cantons, with the city of Lucerne and delicious cuisine. Click on the link to see the listings in each area. 

Our selection of places to stay offers exceptional variety: guesthouses, inns, restaurants-with-rooms and boutique hotels, ranging from excellent budget hotels for a weekend ski break, to luxury hotels for a special occasion. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm that we value.

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Saumerstr, 803 Ruschlikon-Zurich 37 ZH, +41 (01) 7046464
Well-run, business traveller friendly suurban hotel

Landgasthof Adler

Dorfstrasse, 4303 Kaiseraugst 35 AG, +41 (061) 8111111
Full of old world charm


Leonhardsgraben, 4051 Basel 47/Heuberg 30 BS, +41 (061) 2611010
City hotel combined with mini arts complex

Zum Ochsen

Eremitagstr, 4144 Arlesheim 16 BL, +41 (061) 7065200
Well-run inn, founded 1692, in suburban Basel
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