Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland

Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland ( 2021): A Selection of Top 5 Green Hotels

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Switzerland are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Zurich and then beyond in Switzerland.

Switzerland Is One Of The World’s Most Eco-Friendly Countries. In September 2016, Switzerland made history when it became the first country to vote for implementing a green economy. New initiatives included a goal to reach OneEarth sustainability by 2050.

Eco-Friendly Ways To Enjoy Switzerland
  • Canoeing Or Kayaking On Lake Lucerne.
  • Summertime Tobogganing In Grindelwald.
  • Tour Of The Val Lumenzia In Surselva.
  • Swiss National Park In Zernez.
  • Wildlife Watching In The Kien Valley.
  • Fondue Party On A Ferry In Basel.
  • The Opportunities Abound, In Switzerland

 Best Eco Tours in Switzerland

 

1. Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort – Waldhotel & Spa 5* – Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland

Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort - Waldhotel & Spa
Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort – Waldhotel & Spa

Situated 450 m above Lake Lucerne on the Bürgenberg mountain, in the Bürgenstock Resort, the Waldhotel & Spa was designed by star architect Matteo Thun and features the Waldhotel Spa and Verbena Restaurant with its own bar on site. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

There are several other restaurants/bars located in walking distance of the resort which offer a wide range of cuisines from around the world.

Each room has a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony is featured in all rooms. Every room has a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower.

Situated 450 m above Lake Lucerne on the Bürgenberg mountain, in the Bürgenstock Resort, the Waldhotel & Spa was designed by star architect Matteo Thun and features the Waldhotel Spa and Verbena Restaurant with its own bar on site. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

There are other 9 other restaurants/bars located in walking distance of the resort which offer a wide range of cuisines from around the world. Each room has a flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature a seating area to relax in after a busy day. A terrace or balcony is featured in all rooms. Every room has a private bathroom equipped with a bath or shower. Located at walking distance is the 10,000 m² Alpine Spa featuring an indoor pool, two outdoor pools, a fitness room and different saunas.

For those who desire the idea of a combined holiday and heath package we can sincerely recommend the ultimate in a conscious health makeover at the Waldhotel Bürgenstock. Whilst on holiday make it a super heathy one too!

The location in itself is wrapped in the perfect settings of snow capped mountains and lush valleys in the vicinity of Lake Lucerne. The hotel offers the best in healthcare requirements down to detox menus with equipped gyms and spa along with treatment rooms! Privacy is maintained at a high level and staff extremely courteous and friendly.

The highlight of our stay was an amazing massage experience provided by a highly professional masseur called Kiro. In my years of numerous massage services I have found Kiro to be the best there is in the field. I strongly recommend his techniques!

The Hotel is at the top of a steep mountain and has its own funicular railway, which terminates cib the dock for various water taxi and about tours of the lakes.

The room was amazing with views of the valley and cow bells ringing. Every farm was neatly manicured despite the steepness of the slopes. This was true of every area we visited in Switzerland with no rubbish and beautiful chocolate box vistas of snow capped mountains and green field and blue lakes.

The bed was plush the bathroom fittings and essentials were of the highest quality. The toilet had a built in warm water spray !

The turn down service included laying out slippers and a warn rug to stand on.
The spa was small and intimate but very well equipped with all the jet bubble beds etc you could want. They even had a bathrobe to fit me which is a 1st as I am a 4XL.
They provided fruit dates, and chocolate on arrival.

Absolutely amazing view from our room, spacious suite with elegant design furnishing, extra large walk-in wardrobe. All is clean – anywhere you go! Even the outdoor paths in the whole resort. Perfect staff, extremely helpful and friendly. It is the most important point from our visit their – behavior.

From reception, housekeeping, waiters, etc. The dining is perfect. Even you need a grab a small snack, it taste so great. Spa in Bürgenstock – I am speechless. What a view! This hotel is a must to visit and stay.

Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland
Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland

How much does a room costs at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort – Waldhotel & Spa?

Prices start 590$/night for Deluxe Double Room with Balcony. The Waldhotel Deluxe Suite is 1985$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite has a sun balcony with mountain and valley views, a fireplace, walk-in wardrobe, private library and a speaker dock. The private bathroom comes with a bathtub and a separate rain shower.

The Bürgenstock Cinema is available for all guests at a charge of CHF 15 per person per movie. Guests enjoy free usage of the Bürgenstock Boat Shuttle as well as of the funicular from and to Luzern during the entire stay.

Where to book online– Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort – Waldhotel & Spa – Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Switzerland during International Balloon Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Agoda.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Eco Lodge with Jacuzzi and View in the Swiss Alps – Eco Hotels Switzerland

Eco Lodge with Jacuzzi and View in the Swiss Alps
Eco Lodge with Jacuzzi and View in the Swiss Alps

Located in Grône in the Canton of Valais region, Eco Lodge with Jacuzzi and View in the Swiss Alps has a patio and river views. The property is 20 km from Crans-Montana and free private parking is provided.

This chalet with pool views features parquet floors, 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a hot tub, shower and a hairdryer. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchen complete with a fridge, an oven and a stovetop.

The chalet offers a barbecue. After a day of hiking, skiing or cycling, guests can relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.

Located in a quiet place in the small mountain village of Loye, the beautifully designed and newly built Eco Lodge has stunning views over the Alps. The Eco Lodge consists of a large main room with a nice kitchen, a dining area, a living room with a wood fireplace, 2 bedrooms and a balcony. 2 double beds are situated on the mezzanine and 1 double bed is situated in a bedroom. A terrasse connects to the main area and can be accessed by opening a large sliding window.

The Eco Lodge also has a beautiful terrace with a lawn and barbecue area. A unique feature of this property is a hot tub with a breathtaking view over the Alps. Other notes: – The Eco Lodge is ideal is ideal for a romantic stay – A parking place next to the property is free – The mountain resort of Nax can be reached by car in about 10 minutes. – The village has 2 restaurants and a cafe. – The village of Nax is 10 minutes away by car and has a shopping center (supermarket, pharmacy, doctors, bakery, restaurant…)

How much does a room costs at Eco Lodge with Jacuzzi and View in the Swiss Alps?

Prices start 230$/night for Chalet.

This suite has a sun balcony with mountain and valley views, a fireplace, walk-in wardrobe, private library and a speaker dock. The private bathroom comes with a bathtub and a separate rain shower.

Where to book online – Eco Lodge with Jacuzzi and View in the Swiss Alps – Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Switzerland during International Balloon Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Gästehaus Hunziker 3* – Eco Friendly Hotels Zürich

Gästehaus Hunziker
Gästehaus Hunziker

Opened in May 2015, this environmentally sustainable guesthouse is located in the modern, eco-friendly Hunziker-Areal in the northern part of Zurich, a 5-minute walk from the fairgrounds and the indoor stadium.

Each room at the Gästehaus Hunziker features a tablet PC for free use, free WiFi access, wooden floors, and a private bathroom.

From Monday to Fridays breakfast is served in the Restaurant Riedbach on the ground floor. At weekends, breakfast is served at the Restaurant Bagel Boys next door.

Rainwater is collected and used for flushing the toilets. Heat pumps use waste heat from a nearby data processing centre for heating and warm water

A minute’s walk from the closest bus station, this laid-back eco-friendly guesthouse is 8 km from the popular Zürich Zoologischer Garten and the Swiss National Museum.

The bright, minimalist TV-free rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, tablets, and en suite bathrooms with low-flow toilets. Upgraded rooms with sofa beds sleep 3 or 4 guests.

Breakfast is free. Amenities include a relaxed restaurant and a snug communal kitchen. Limited parking and bike rentals are available for a fee.

Small eco – guest house in Zurich Oerlikon close to the conference centre and the Hallenstadion. Comfortable rooms with all amenities.

The guest house is part of a community complex. The room was good and clean. Good and warm staff. Nice breakfast with fresh ingredients and fruits. The staff was very helpful in explaining the city attributes and even suggested good outing places. A good experience.

This guesthouse is part of an Eco/community-based housing complex and has 20 rooms. We chose it for its location and moderate (for Zurich) price. The welcome was warm and our double room was generous with a communal balcony looking over the square, so it was quiet.

Rooms were spotless, beds comfortable, bathrooms modern with all basics you need. A communal kitchen on the landing means you can get a coffee, use a fridge, etc. No TV or phone, but an tablet for personal use which seems more and more common in hotels. Rainwater is used for flushing toilets, the water gauge on the shower makes you think about your usage and Eco toiletries are part and parcel of the experience.

The breakfast is simple, continental, with fresh breads, muesli, fruit, cereals, yoghurt and the possibility of ordering a boiled egg and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The hotel is part of a training/integration project for migrants, the wait staff is learning by doing, motivated and enthusiastic with a watchful eye making sure the guests are being taken care of and satisfied.

I found it an excellent place for a couple of nights, if you just need a bed and breakfast at a reasonable price and will definitely return.

The room had no TV or telephone, however, there was a tablet for personal use, as well as a desk. The room and bathroom had a good size and both were clean. I found the messages in the bathroom concerning water usage very interesting, as you could see how much water you are using while taking a shower. The staff were friendly, especially the breakfast staff, they were very attentive.

The location is great and right next to the public transportation. I would recommend this guesthouse to anyone who is not looking for luxury but rather a comfortable, clean, charming and ecological place to sleep.

Eco Friendly Hotels Zurich
Eco Friendly Hotels Zurich

How much does a room costs at Gästehaus Hunziker?

Prices start 220$/night for Double Room.

This double room features a tablet PC, a double bed and a sofa bed.

Where to book online – Gästehaus Hunziker – Eco Friendly Hotels Zurich you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Switzerland during International Balloon Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com  or Trip.com or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

4. Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland

Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel
Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel

Set at 1,400 m above sea level, Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel offers accommodation in a collection of pods anchored on a wooden platform. Each pod comes with a pellet stove and an en-suite bathroom.

During winter, 2 ski slopes are available on weekends and during holidays.

Dog sledding tours in winter and hiking with dogs in summer, paragliding, guided tours and massages can be organized on site. 25 km of signposted trails and a sauna are available all year.

Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel includes a central chalet with a sauna and a bar. Buffet breakfast is served here daily.

Set on a wooded mountainside surrounded by the Alps, this innovative resort is 14 km from Avoriaz ski area and 22 km from the wine museum at the Chateau Aigle.

The rustic-chic domed pods feature private bathrooms, wood-burning stoves and decks. Family pods add mezzanines with beds; upgraded units offer private saunas, minibars, Nespresso machines and/or smart TVs. Room service is available

Freebies include breakfast, and afternoon tea and pastries, plus parking and loaner ski gear. There’s an elegant restaurant with a bar, as well as a sauna, a ski lift and 7 km of private ski slopes. Activities consist of table tennis, hiking and sledding.

A unique hotel in the heart of the Swiss Alps. Pitched at an altitude of 1400 meters, Whitepod offers an unprecedented form of accommodation. 18 Eco-Luxurious Pods included 4 Suites serve as individual bedrooms and 9 Self Efficient Suites-Chalets with all the luxury of a traditional hotel. Immersed in nature, discover and appreciate the beauty of the Swiss Alps from the comfort of your very own Pod or Suite-Chalet.
All Pods and Suites-Chalets have electricity, are heated and hold a fully fitted bathroom. The Pods are located at a 15-minute walk from the reception and the Suites-Chalets are 5-minute walk. Whitepod operates is own ski-slopes and the Les Cerniers Restaurant. By choosing Whitepod, guests play an active role in ecological mission.
 From the moment we got there the staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and comfortable. They provide an adventure backpack with all the essentials for a fun hike or activity. They had delicious tea time snacks and breakfast.
The pods are beautiful inside and so clean also that they are eco friendly is a plus! During the day you have an amazing view of mountains and during the night you can see a million stars. This is more than just a hotel, it’s an experience.
The view from Whitepod is just breathtaking, and it’s worth waking up in the middle of the night to catch the stars. The “tents” (which is too low a word to describe them) are super comfortable, if a little hot during the summer days. (Nights are perfect.)
The breakfast is delicious – fruits, croissants, breads, cheeses, juices etc. And the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, but never in your face. Really great. Be prepared for a 15 min walk to the tents from reception or dinner, but you’ll appreciate that. If you wouldn’t like that, Whitepods are not for you.
The Whitepod eco-luxury hotel & Alpine experience is a magnificent project that Mr.Patrick Delarive created in 2007 and is being successfully brought forward by the magnificent ever so helpful staff members. My best compliments go out to the professional team behind the restaurant “Les Cerniers” which food and wine pairing we absolutely adored. We will certainly revisit the Whitepods again.
The best way to get to them is flying to Geneva airport from there catch a train to Lausanne and from Lausanne by train to Monthey. Catch the bus 63 to “Les Cerniers” restaurant (end stop) or from Monthey a taxi will cost you approx 50 CHF.
The pods are tastefully furnished. A comfortable king size bed, wood burner, full bathroom and shower (with eco-friendly toiletries), a mezzanine level for children and a terrace. A full Swiss breakfast is served at the chalet moments from the pods. This chalet also functions as a bar, sauna and games room on different levels.

Further down from the pods is “Les Cerniers”, the locally famous restaurant where we had the pleasure of enjoying an outstanding meal. We have only praise for the wait staff at Les Cerniers.

We stayed for 2 nights and it was not nearly enough as there’s so much to do, or as little if you choose. There are plenty of hikes and activities such as dog-karting and paragliding on offer throughout the year and a private ski slope only available to Whitepods guests for the winter. There’s also a selection of massages to choose from. A list of activities is described in detail on their website.

I personally enjoyed the hike up the Forest Trail and stopping for a picnic and some wine on the mountains overlooking Lake Geneva and Montreux in the distance. In the evenings, there was nothing better than watching the sunset and gazing at the stars on the terrace. It’s a very different pace to the urban life we came from.
Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland
Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland

How much does a room costs at Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel?

Prices start 996$/night for Swiss Pod Suite. The Zen Pod Suite is 1107$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This pod suite furnished with old wood and bells features panoramic views of the Alps in a Chalet atmosphere. It offers a private sauna, a pellet stove, a large terrace, a Nespresso coffee machine and a tablet with Netflix. A fully stocked bar is included and massages can be arranged inside the pod.

Where to book online– Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Switzerland you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Switzerland during International Balloon Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

5. Hotel Friedheim 3* – Green Hotels Switzerland

Hotel Friedheim
Hotel Friedheim

Family-run for more than 100 years, Hotel Friedheim enjoys an elevated position above Weggis. It offers a sunbathing lawn, panoramic views of Lake Lucerne, and free private parking. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

All rooms are individually furnished and feature cable TV, tea and coffee-making facilities, and a bathroom with hairdryer. They offer views over the lake, the mountains or the meadows.

Breakfast is served daily at the Friedheim Hotel and classic Swiss cuisine is served at the on-site restaurant and on the terrace.

Featuring views of Lake Lucerne and the surrounding mountains, this upscale hotel is set in a chalet-style building dating from 1904, and a restored stable. It’s 14 minutes’ walk from Weggis ferry terminal.

Relaxed rooms offer cable TV, plus tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add lake and mountain views, plus sitting areas and/or balconies. There are 4 modern, wood-beamed rooms in the stable, featuring loft bedrooms and whirlpool tubs. Wi-Fi or Internet access is available.

Parking, breakfast and a ferry terminal shuttle are complimentary. There’s a polished restaurant that has lake views and a terrace, as well as a rustic-style eatery.

Hotel Friedheim is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Weggis, offering a romantic environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Hotel Friedheim offer air conditioning.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including room service, newspaper, and sun umbrellas. Guests of Hotel Friedheim are also welcome to enjoy a lounge, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Weggis schnitzel restaurant such as Zee Restaurant, which is a short distance from Hotel Friedheim.

Should time allow, Uferpromenade Weggis and Pfarrkirche St. Maria Weggis are some popular attractions that are within walking distance.

st off, this hotel sits on top of a small hill overlooking Lake Lucerne and the new is just gorgeous, especially when you have having breakfast in the morning outside the new building and you are looking at the lake and its surrounding hills and the mist, you can’t beat that view.

The location of the hotel is great too. It is about 5 minutes away on foot from the shore of Lake Lucerne and where the small shops and restaurants are, about 10 minutes away from the Weggis boat dock where you can take a boat to various places including Lucerne. Parking is free at the hotel, which is great.

What’s even better is the service. At check-in, we were greeted warmly and were given plenty of helpful advice as to how to get to some sites such as Mt. Rigi and Lucerne, where to find parking etc. I had a package sent to Hotel Friedheim from Germany, expecting it to get there before we arrive in Switzerland; however due to custom and postal service delays the package did not arrive until we left Switzerland.

Not only Hotel Friedheim accepted the package for me, they even offered to send me the package to my house in the US. They went above and beyond really and I feel greatly appreciated and thankful.

Overall we were very happy with Hotel Friedheim and we’d love to return one day. Switzerland is a wonderful country with some of the nicest people in the world, including those at Hotel Friedheim.

This hotel sits on top of a small hill overlooking Lake Lucerne and the new is just gorgeous, especially when you have having breakfast in the morning outside the new building and you are looking at the lake and its surrounding hills and the mist, you can’t beat that view.

Great family B&B in lovely Weggis.
Part of the rooms have an amazing view of Lake Lucerne and the Riviera.
Very good breakfast, with great selection of local cheese and meat.
Part of the rooms were recently refurbished.

Note that rooms have no air conditioner, so it could get a bit hot during hot summer days, but it is rare.Overall, great VFM.Room Tip: Ask for a lake view room.

Off the beaten path on lake Lucerne, Weggis is an old fishing village between Lucerne and Zurich so a great place to stay and chill in the evenings while touring both cities by day. Lovely lake views from the rooms, and real Swiss charm. Family run, friendly, relaxing atmosphere.

Free access to pool & spa for hotel guests 5 minute walk away. We booked 2 ‘budget rooms’ which were absolutely fine-enough space, lake views, 2 single beds pushed together-comfortable sleeping. There are newer rooms but ours had the old Swiss charm & we were perfectly satisfied.

Green Hotels Switzerland
Green Hotels Switzerland

How much does a room costs at Hotel Friedheim?

Prices start 462$/night for Economy Double Room. The Suite with Spa Bath is 728$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for couples.

This suite features a electric kettle and spa bath

Where to book online – Hotel Friedheim – Eco Hotels Switzerland you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Switzerland during International Balloon Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Vlaicu Sorin

Traveler, trying to be a photography, hostel lover , backpacker, beer hunter. In search for the perfect place.