Top 10 boutique SPA hotels in Switzerland

Swiss people have truly perfected the art of wellness and relaxation. From the majestic Alps to the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland is renowned for its natural beauty. But spa enthusiasts know that to truly experience the country's best views, you must step into the hidden lakeside spas nestled among the mountains.

The Dolder Grand Hotel

The Dolder Grand hotel is located on a lush mountaintop overlooking Zurich and boasts a museum-worthy art collection in its decor. The hotel's design by London's Foster + Partners is strikingly aesthetic. Clearly, the hotel places a great emphasis on beauty, which is further exemplified in its highly acclaimed spa. Within this 43,000-square-foot oasis, guests will find trendy central pools, outdoor spas, and relaxing areas, as well as a spa library and café.
Don't let the century-old exterior of Park Hotel Vitznau deceive you into thinking it's a medieval castle, as the hotel is a stylish modern paradise with Michelin-starred restaurants, unique themed suites, and James Bond-inspired craftsmanship. When swimming in the infinity hot springs pool at the hotel's SPA, you'll definitely feel like you're in a 007 movie, as the pool's terrain protrudes towards the Rigi mountain range, towering above Lake Lucerne.

Tschuggen Grand Hotel

Starchitect Mario Botta didn't want the Tschuggen Bergoase SPA to disrupt the lush mountain scenery of Arosa, so he built the 54,000 square foot spa underground, with striking sculptural skylights along the mountainside, making it the only building to offer a forested slope view from below. The health sanctuary inside the building features 12 spa treatment rooms, a fitness center with Techogym and Kinesis equipment, yoga and meditation areas, multiple terraces and lounges, one of which has a fireplace.

Kulm Hotel, Alpin Spa Hotel, Korm, Arosa

For over 160 years, the Kulm Hotel has contributed to establishing the image of winter travel in St. Moritz, attracting generations of jet-setting VIPs drawn to nearby snow activities like skiing and tobogganing. Whether visiting in winter or summer, it's worth taking time to experience the hotel's pioneering Swiss spa, which helped establish the country's tradition of wellness centers.

Chedi Andermatt Hotel

When approaching this hotel situated at an altitude of 4,800 feet (about 4,800 meters) in the heart of the Swiss Alps, you can vaguely sense a touch of Asian atmosphere. In recognition of the design style of the GHM hotel brand headquartered in Singapore, renowned architect Jean-Michel Gathy incorporated a large number of oriental design elements into this hotel and residential complex with 123 rooms, forming the most unique Alpine-style design version in Switzerland with warm-colored wood, soft leather and shiny lanterns.

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz

In the mid-13th century, monks from the Benedictine Order discovered thermal springs flowing from the rocks at the foot of Pizol Mountain, in what is now known as Tamina Gorge in the St.Gallen Rhine Valley. Despite the danger of accessing the primitive changing room for monks in the 19th century, where bathers had to be lowered on ropes or carried in sedan chairs, Bad Ragaz became one of the top European mineral springs center and the first indoor thermal pool on the continent.

Grand Hotel Kronenhof Cronenhoff

Located outside the village of Pontresina in the lush Engadin Valley, the Grand Hotel Kronenhof has been the most popular Swiss vacation destination for 165 years due to its proximity to summer and winter activities, as well as its diverse dining options and historic wine cellar (which has provided guests and locals with most of the Veltliner wines since World War II).

Le Grand Bellevue Hotel Le Grand Bellevue

Although the elegant Le Grand Bellevue hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland, which features a "palace" architectural facade, underwent a complete renovation in 2013, the story did not end there: in June of this year, the hotel opened the Le Grand Spa, a 32,300-square-foot spa center, with the soothingly decorated centerpiece inspired by the hills and valleys surrounding the Bernese Oberland.

Byurgenstock Resort

Although the elegant Le Grand Bellevue hotel in Gstaad, Switzerland, with its "palace" architectural features, underwent a thorough renovation in 2013, the story did not end there: In June of this year, the hotel opened the 32,300-square-foot Le Grand Spa, whose soothingly decorated centerpiece draws inspiration from the hills and valleys of the Bernese Oberland. This bona fide spa features 17 different health and thermal areas, including a hay sauna, a Himalayan salt cave, and an invigorating ice fountain. Outside, there is a large swimming pool and hot tubs, a Kneipp footpath, sun terraces, and fragrant alpine gardens.
Located on the shores of Lake Maggiore, the Eden Roc resort hotel is a Swiss Mediterranean-style hotel with a private lakeside beach that evokes the feeling of the Amalfi coast, but with distant views of snow-capped mountains. While the resort's 21,500 square-foot spa may seem small in comparison to the vast spas at the Dolder Grand and Bürgenstock hotels, it's well-known in the spa and wellness world. The spa features a therapy pool, Kneipp foot massage area, large outdoor swimming pool, and mixed-gender or female-only steam and sauna rooms.