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Preserved history of Switzerland: long-standing and ancient hotels

capital impressions The Swiss are very attentive to everything that represents the cultural value for the country, including the old buildings that quite often house hotels. One of the most famous examples is the mansion hotel in Saas-Fee, set in a 19th-century building. A couple of centuries ago, travelers stayed here. Today, the hotel offers all modern facilities for tourists combined with historical realism of the interiors. On the territory of Switzerland, there are several castles with hotels, where travelers can feel the life of the Middle Ages. The castle of Guetsch has 28 rooms ready for tourists. Each of the premises is furnished in a unique style, including Empire, Baroque, and Art Nouveau.
Photo of Innere Enge, Bern Innere Enge, Bern First guests visited Innere Enge hotel in the 18th century. Now, that’s one of the most enchanting sights of the city. The historic hotel has themed interior dedicated to outstanding musicians. Each of the 14 rooms celebrates a particular artist, so it’s decorated with personal belongings of the celebrity. The hotel has managed to preserve antique furniture and other pristine elements during reconstruction. Connoisseurs of yesteryear traditions will be able to choose a great room with a bed in colonial style. A legendary restaurant Innere Eng, which was awarded 13 points by the gastronomic guide Gault Millau, is situated onsite.
Basel BackPack, Basel History of Basel BackPack is also very interesting; it was opened in a renovated old factory. The hotel designed in urban style is adorned with authentic vintage accessories. You can see unusual old posters, metal cabinets and realistic pictures in rooms.
Photo of Parc des Eaux Vives, Geneva Parc des Eaux Vives, Geneva Parc des Eaux Vives is open in a fully restored 19th-century villa. The décor of its guest rooms is made in the country style and features mansard type wooden ceilings in some guest rooms and unusual round shaped windows in the others. The miniature hotel with the inimitable historic atmosphere is very popular with fans of relaxation away from big city noise and stress. Parc des Eaux Vives is also praised by beer fans because of one peculiarity – one of the best beer restaurants in Geneva, Parc des Eaux Vives, is located there. Guests of the restaurant are welcome to seat in the charming halls or on a spacious open-air summer terrace. Demanding travelers will be more pleased with the French cuisine restaurant that comes with an old wine cellar.
Photo of Hotel Sternen Köniz, Köniz- Bern Hotel Sternen Köniz, Bern A gorgeous old villa houses Hotel Sternen Köniz that is an ideal base for exploring local traditions. There you can find an amazing collection of antique furniture, works of art and historical artifacts that adorn all rooms and public areas. Walk through the door can replace a tour around a museum, as everywhere you can see portraits of prominent figures of politics and culture, ancient paintings and utensils, handicrafts and vintage household items.
Photo of Hotel Bildungszentrum 21, Basel Hotel Bildungszentrum 21, Basel Connoisseurs of past years’ traditions will be pleased to spend a few days at Hotel Bildungszentrum 21 , which is located on the territory of the most extensive private park of Basel. During reconstruction of the historic building not only spectacular facade, but also the interior was restored. Clients can accommodate in comfortable rooms with high ceilings and wooden beams. Only natural materials and elegant design furniture were used for interior to emphasize the historical atmosphere of the hotel. The scenic surrounding area of the hotel is perfect not only for walks, but also for arranging outdoor celebrations.
Photo of Swissôtel Métropole Geneva, Geneva Swissôtel Métropole Geneva, Geneva Founded in 1854, Swissôtel Métropole Geneva offers charming rooms with amazing views of Lake Geneva. The rooms are made in modern style and come with a giant bed with cream shade bed clothing, interesting bright ornaments on the walls, and large paintings. The hotel’s roof has been turned into spacious panoramic terraces, and when darkness falls to Geneva, guests of the hotel prefer to head to the piano bar.
Photo of Schweizerhof Zürich, Zürich Schweizerhof Zürich, Zurich Schweizerhof Zürich occupies an incredibly beautiful historical building not far from the central railway station. The design of spacious guest rooms is in line with traditions of the past and features large wooden beds with carved headboards and a large crystal chandelier. Large mirrors and soft furniture with colorful satin upholstery complete the gorgeous look. The magnificent historical hotel even has its own gastronomical symbol – the La Soupière restaurant that offers national cuisine. Skilled chefs of the restaurant use only finest locally sourced ingredients to cook delicious food for guests.
Photo of Hotel Landhaus, Bern Hotel Landhaus, Bern Near the Bear Pit and other prominent attractions of the old town you can find Hotel Landhaus . This historic mansion offers 10 rooms, the main feature of which is elegant finish of the wood. Each of the rooms has genuine vintage accessories, including stylish furniture, antique vases and suitcases. A restaurant on the ground floor boasts an ample collection of old photographs. Another amazing feature of the hotel is a lovely courtyard with old trees and ancient stone ornaments.
Photo of Les Armures, Geneva Les Armures, Geneva Open in an elegant 17th-century building, Les Armures is located in the very heart of the historical part of Geneva. For many years the hotel has been run by the Borgeat-Granges family. At Les Armures, guests will find stylish rooms with genuine historic elements. The presence of wooden ceiling and original stone walls in guest rooms allow guests to understand the national culture, and the charming Les Armures café is a great place to get acquainted with gastronomic traditions of Geneva. This is the oldest café in Geneva, which is very popular with locals and is known as one of the historic landmarks of the city.
Photo of Hotel Adler, Zürich Hotel Adler, Zurich Hotel Adler also started operating yet in the 16th century. Without a doubt, that’s one of the most wonderful and mesmerizing hotels in Zurich. The historical building still has many elements of the original décor, such as wooden and stone decorations, and skillful paintings on the walls of guest rooms featuring panoramic views of the city. The gorgeous design is not the only tribute to traditions of the past. Swiss Chuchi restaurant is an ideal place for the acquaintance with oldest gastronomic traditions of Zurich. Most of the dishes, including the signature cheese fondue and potato rösti pancakes, are cooked in accordance with ancient recipes. Art connoisseurs will also enjoy their stay at the hotel as Hotel Adler exhibits a rich collection of old paintings and portraits.
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Remarkable old hotels in the top cities of Switzerland

Central Plaza is one of the oldest and most prestigious hotels in Zurich. It is open in a magnificent building that dates back to 1883. Guest rooms feature pleasant contemporary design. The hotel carefully maintains the atmosphere of the past and that is particularly noticeable in public areas. The hotel’s restaurant, King's Cave, is open on the ground floor. The restaurant has an ancient fireplace, a collection of antique furniture, and paintings by outstanding European artists. In … Read more
The luxurious Hôtel de La Cigogne enjoys convenient location on Longemalle Square, where it occupies one of the most beautiful historic buildings in the city. Simply everything at this hotel reminds of the culture of the past – beds with massive wooden headboards, genuine fireplaces, and top quality leather armchairs, ancient candelabrums and sculpture compositions. The hall of de la Cigogne restaurant is made in Renaissance style and offers special dishes cooked in accordance with special … Read more
A very nice historic building, whose facade is painted in sky-blue color, houses Euler Hotel Basel. Rooms at this hotel are arranged in keeping with traditions of the past years; premises are simply furnished with dark wood pieces and complemented by bright satin fabrics. Genuine antique furniture was used for public areas; a truly unique atmosphere reigns in the lobby. Large wrought iron chandeliers illuminate the space. Antique paintings and mirrors in carved gilt frames adorn the walls. In … Read more
Incomparable historic ambience will enchant guests of Hotel National Bern. Design of the place is based on the most elegant antique furniture and authentic works of art. A lounge on the ground floor is adorned with antique vases and huge crystal chandeliers. A historic building, which is occupied by the hotel, has managed to save old windows and high ceilings that give rooms a special charm. The historic cellar is now used by incredibly attractive bar notable for atmosphere of romance and … Read more

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