Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Activities > Travel/day trips/free time  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 16.10.2018, 19:25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: zurich
Posts: 303
Groaned at 18 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 26 Posts
Jamboree has no particular reputation at present
Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

I'm looking for a very romantic weekend getaway.

I'm looking for recommendations on a romantic (yet not wallet breaking) hotel/spa within Switzerland.

If I had my wish:
* Romantic hotel
* Spa type activities (like a pool, spa, sauna...)
* Within Switzerland
* Good views
* price per night would have to be under 400chf


When -
* next few weeks (by the end of October)
* Prefer a Friday / Saturday or Saturday / Sunday stay

I'm from Zurich - and can drive anywhere - but I don't want to spend all my time in the car.

Any first hand recommendations would be much appreciated.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Jamboree for this useful post:
  #2  
Old 17.10.2018, 08:55
FCBarca's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: La Côte
Posts: 1,002
Groaned at 86 Times in 41 Posts
Thanked 917 Times in 448 Posts
FCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond reputeFCBarca has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Hotel Villa Honegg, Lucerne

Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank FCBarca for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 17.10.2018, 09:14
jacek's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Aargau
Posts: 8,310
Groaned at 107 Times in 82 Posts
Thanked 5,881 Times in 3,316 Posts
jacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond reputejacek has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Make sure it is not holidays in Olten

Try Cambrian in Adelboden

https://www.thecambrianadelboden.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 17.10.2018, 09:22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: zurich
Posts: 303
Groaned at 18 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 26 Posts
Jamboree has no particular reputation at present
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Quote:
View Post
Hotel Villa Honegg, Lucerne

I originally looked at this place, however due to the expense I could only stay for an hour or two (when it's on discount). Lovely looking place.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 17.10.2018, 09:44
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 19
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
evera has no particular reputation at present
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

I like very much the Arabella hotel in Davos. And since it is off season prices right now are reasonable.

There is also a hotel Castell in Zuoz for more peaceful surroundings. It has very cool design.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank evera for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 17.10.2018, 12:09
Newbie 1st class
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: Bulle
Posts: 11
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 4 Times in 2 Posts
AKChrisM has no particular reputation at present
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

the Hotel Cailler in Charmey looks nice
http://www.hotel-cailler.ch/en/the-thermal-bath.html
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17.10.2018, 13:12
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Küsnacht, Switzerland
Posts: 3,221
Groaned at 89 Times in 83 Posts
Thanked 9,174 Times in 4,205 Posts
Blueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond reputeBlueangel has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

I'd look at the Hotel Wald in Sils Maria, but it appears to be full on both weekends.

https://waldhaus-sils.ch/en/

Romantic hotel can mean different things to different people. Do you like grand Schloss type places, alpine chalet type, small and intimate hotels, ultra modern, etc...?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 17.10.2018, 13:28
Tom1234's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kanton Luzern
Posts: 14,160
Groaned at 448 Times in 354 Posts
Thanked 19,461 Times in 8,158 Posts
Tom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond reputeTom1234 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Quote:
View Post

I'm looking for recommendations on a romantic (yet not wallet breaking) hotel/spa within Switzerland.
Lots of the best deals this time of year are with hotels that are about to close for the summer season and then will reopen at the beginning of December for the winter season.

I had a couple of recommendations but the hotels closed at the end of September.

You may have left it a bit late for something this or next weekend.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 17.10.2018, 13:40
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Zurich
Posts: 137
Groaned at 23 Times in 10 Posts
Thanked 97 Times in 54 Posts
thalcave is considered knowledgeablethalcave is considered knowledgeablethalcave is considered knowledgeable
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Take a look at Rigi Kaltbad Hotel
https://www.hotelrigikaltbad.ch/de/hotel/zimmer/

You have indoor & outdoor pool (with nice view), sauna.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 17.10.2018, 14:12
papasmurf's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: ZH
Posts: 557
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 579 Times in 227 Posts
papasmurf is considered knowledgeablepapasmurf is considered knowledgeablepapasmurf is considered knowledgeable
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Hotel Blausee if they have availability
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 18.10.2018, 12:07
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: zurich
Posts: 303
Groaned at 18 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 26 Posts
Jamboree has no particular reputation at present
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

I'm considering these places:
Anyone have first hand knowledge of these places / recommendations


1)
Kurhaus Cademario Hotel & Spa [https://kurhauscademario.com/en/]
Pro's, Con's
The price is good(ish), the drive is long, the location looks great, the spa looks amazing.

2) The Cambrianadelboden [https://www.thecambrianadelboden.com/]
Pro's, Con's
The price is higher, the drive is less long, the location looks great, the spa looks good.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 18.10.2018, 16:54
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Zurich
Posts: 145
Groaned at 12 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 143 Times in 70 Posts
Neilsan is considered knowledgeableNeilsan is considered knowledgeableNeilsan is considered knowledgeable
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

I would recommend against The Cambrian.

I went there in September, the hotel is great, food is great, the view is great, there's nice walks in the area, there's a free mini bar in the room, it's quite easy to reach (from Zurich anyway), then there's the BUT!!!

The hotel was posted on instagram and is now full of internet influencers who infest the whole hotel to take photos and videos of everything. The pool is much smaller than it looks, so I found myself in this tiny pool as a group of 10 people, 8 of which have formed a queue in the water and are shuffling about impatiently to take 50 photos of themselves in the corner of the pool. Nobody has showered because they have immaculate hair and make up. Same behaviour in the spa area. On my second morning I arrived for breakfast, 3 or 4 guests running about taking photos of the buffet and at the outside eating area, there was another guy flying his drone around while everyone was eating.

It was very amusing to begin with, but it's relentless, shows no awareness of other guests and is certainly not a place to have a romantic or relaxing time.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Neilsan for this useful post:
  #13  
Old 18.10.2018, 17:04
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Zürich
Posts: 289
Groaned at 22 Times in 14 Posts
Thanked 273 Times in 143 Posts
Rjellsch has earned the respect of manyRjellsch has earned the respect of manyRjellsch has earned the respect of many
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

For something close to Zürich, I've been repeatedly pleased with stays at the Waldhaus Flims and The Valbella Inn Lenzerheide.

It may not fit your time frame now, but to keep in mind...the Waldhaus spa is particularly nice when it's snowing.
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 18.10.2018, 18:48
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: zurich
Posts: 303
Groaned at 18 Times in 12 Posts
Thanked 41 Times in 26 Posts
Jamboree has no particular reputation at present
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Quote:
View Post
I would recommend against The Cambrian.

I went there in September, the hotel is great, food is great, the view is great, there's nice walks in the area, there's a free mini bar in the room, it's quite easy to reach (from Zurich anyway), then there's the BUT!!!

The hotel was posted on instagram and is now full of internet influencers who infest the whole hotel to take photos and videos of everything. The pool is much smaller than it looks, so I found myself in this tiny pool as a group of 10 people, 8 of which have formed a queue in the water and are shuffling about impatiently to take 50 photos of themselves in the corner of the pool. Nobody has showered because they have immaculate hair and make up. Same behaviour in the spa area. On my second morning I arrived for breakfast, 3 or 4 guests running about taking photos of the buffet and at the outside eating area, there was another guy flying his drone around while everyone was eating.

It was very amusing to begin with, but it's relentless, shows no awareness of other guests and is certainly not a place to have a romantic or relaxing time.

Thank you for this information --- Sorry for your experience, but know that I will take this into account.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 18.10.2018, 18:55
Helm's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Zürich<->St.Gallen
Posts: 2,208
Groaned at 13 Times in 13 Posts
Thanked 4,127 Times in 1,370 Posts
Helm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond reputeHelm has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

https://waldhaus-flims.ch/en

I got to celebrate my birthday (and mother's day, by chance the same day this year) here.

Absolutely wonderful.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 19.10.2018, 01:15
Pachyderm's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Zurich
Posts: 1,179
Groaned at 59 Times in 39 Posts
Thanked 2,457 Times in 871 Posts
Pachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond reputePachyderm has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Quote:
View Post
I'm looking for recommendations on a romantic (yet not wallet breaking) hotel/spa within Switzerland.
Much as I like CH, why not look a little further afield to get more value for money? There are a number of nice spa hotels over the German border, around the Bodensee, and I'm guessing that there will be a few in the Black Forest too. Both are well within a couple of hours drive from Zurich.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 19.10.2018, 06:53
Karl's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Here
Posts: 1,913
Groaned at 174 Times in 78 Posts
Thanked 2,817 Times in 906 Posts
Karl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

This is our favorite thermal bath in Switzerland. Double room with breakfast 385 CHFs. 30 minute drive from Zurich.



https://bad-schinznach.ch/aquarena-fun/
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 19.10.2018, 06:59
Karl's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Here
Posts: 1,913
Groaned at 174 Times in 78 Posts
Thanked 2,817 Times in 906 Posts
Karl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond reputeKarl has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

This special offer looks good! https://bad-schinznach.ch/kurhotel-i...-c1e12020-155d
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 19.10.2018, 07:41
Hausamsee's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Lucerne
Posts: 433
Groaned at 94 Times in 45 Posts
Thanked 574 Times in 257 Posts
Hausamsee has a reputation beyond reputeHausamsee has a reputation beyond reputeHausamsee has a reputation beyond reputeHausamsee has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Quote:
View Post
Hotel Villa Honegg, Lucerne

It’s actually not in Lucerne, not even in the canton but Nidwalden. And the nearest town is Buochs.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Hausamsee for this useful post:
  #20  
Old 19.10.2018, 11:13
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 22,118
Groaned at 553 Times in 424 Posts
Thanked 25,644 Times in 11,767 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Romantic weekend (in Switzerland)

Hôtel Le Bristol in Leukerbad has some good offers at the mo.

https://www.lebristol.ch/en/
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Romantic weekend suggestions lil_ferret Travel/day trips/free time 14 06.07.2016 00:15
Ideas for a romantic weekend in Geneva maverick77 Daily life 3 12.11.2010 18:15
Romantic weekend Gaebigirl Travel/day trips/free time 15 22.02.2010 19:57
Romantic weekend getaway InShan Travel/day trips/free time 31 03.07.2009 09:36


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:06.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0