Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier Switzerland

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier Switzerland (2022 Updated)

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On the whole, Switzerland is tolerant and gay-friendly, especially in more urban and diverse areas. Zurich, Geneva, and Basel are the centers of gay life in Switzerland, although ski resorts such as Zermatt, Lenzerheide, Gstaad and Arosa are also popular destinations (mostly in winter), even hosting gay ski weeks.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBTrights in Switzerland are relatively progressive by European standards, although LGBT people lack full legal equality. Its history is one of liberalisation at an increasing pace since the 1940s, in parallel to the legal situation in Europe and the Western world more generally. Legislation providing for same-sex marriage and IVF access will enter into force after a likely referendum in 2021.

Verbier has a long history of being a  gay friendly resort and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well as Big-Ben Pub Verbier or Stein Bar  bar are  the most famous gay place in Verbier, Switzerland.

Verbier is an Alpine village in Switzerland’s Valais Canton. It’s the gateway to the 4 Vallées ski area. Trails on Mont Fort Glacier have views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Mont Gelé is known for its off-piste ski slopes. South, in secluded Haut Val de Bagnes nature reserve, waterfalls cascade into Mauvoisin Lake, site of the arched Mauvoisin Dam. Alpine-inspired art dots the 3D Foundation’s Sculpture Park.

 Top attractions to visit in Verbier

 

1. Hotel Bristol Verbier 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier

Hotel Bristol Verbier
Hotel Bristol Verbier

Situated on the central square of Verbier close to the shops, restaurants and ski lifts, Hotel Bristol Verbier offers you free WiFi in the entire building and a breakfast room with panoramic views of the Combin Mountain Range.

All rooms feature period pieces of furniture and from the windows you can enjoy views of the Swiss Alps. Each of them is equipped with a minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.

Ski Lift Le Moulins and Ski Lift Verbier – Croix des Ruinettes I are 400 m from Bristol Hotel Verbier.

A 3-minute walk from a bus stop, this cozy hotel surrounded by the Alps is also a 7-minute walk from the Verbier gondola lift and 11 km from Mont Fort mountain.

The airy rooms and suites come with Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars, and tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms and balconies with panoramic mountain views, while suites include separate living rooms with sofas.

A free breakfast buffet is served in a bright sunroom, featuring mountain views.

The Hotel Bristol is located in the heart of Verbier next to the place Centrale. Renovated in 2015, our hotel offers 32 Rooms with private bathroom, high quality bedding concept, minibar, free Tea & Coffee Facilities and TV. You will appreciate the friendly staff and the cosy atmosphere. Every Morning, a full american breakfast buffet is served in a Veranda with view on the mountain.

Great location. Quiet and clean room. nicely updated in recent years. Pleasant service at reception. In town center and a reasonable walk to the lift. Easy access to ski locker. Nice breakfast and good sauna.

Great central location close to everything. Cozy little stylish hotel. Lovely breakfast with a view of the mountaintops, friendly staff, comfy beds, a ski gear room on the ground floor so no need to lug your gear up to your room, and gay friendly!

. The hotel is nicely decorated, the rooms are modernized with attention to detail, the breakfast is good and the staff is helpful. The hotel is about a 10 min walk from the gondola and has a public parking garage right next door. I would definitely stay here again, you can’t go wrong with the Bristol Verbier.

he hotel was about a 10 minute walk from the main chairlift, 2 minutes from the bus station (post office) and a stone’s throw from everything cool in Verbier. The room design was classic chalet style with modern touches. The breakfast was plentiful and attractive with an excellent coffee/cappuccino station.

Service was top notch: we were having an issue with our American electrical adaptor and one of the employees/managers went out and purchased an adaptor to help us out. That’s above-and-beyond service and deserving of recognition. I recommend this hotel to anyone for the service, location, and quality.

Centrally located in Verbier, the Hotel Bristol is an excellent base for participating in everything the region has to offer. The rooms are very clean and sufficiently well equipped to ensure a comfortable stay. Tea and coffee making facilities are at hand – a welcome provision. One is almost spoilt for choice when is comes to the buffet breakfast. Quite superb! I particularly appreciated the attentiveness of the receptionists who proved willing to go the extra mile in order to offer personalised service. All in all, my stay was a memorable one, thanks in no small part to my experience at the Hotel Bristol Verbier.

Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier
Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier

How much does a room costs at Hotel Bristol Verbier?

Prices start 224$/night for Panorama Room

This room has a balcony with panoramic mountain views, a minibar, a TV and tea and coffee making facilities. Private bathroom facilities are provided, as well.

Where to book online – Hotel Bristol Verbier  – Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Verbier during Verbier Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Verbier on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. W Verbier 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier Switzerland

W Verbier
W Verbier

W Verbier is a luxurious house in the modern centre of Verbier, boasting contemporary alpine design and a spa area with indoor pool and heated outdoor pool. The hotel is located directly next to the Verbier Cable Car and offers ski-to-door access.

The W Verbier is composed of 6 chalets set around the town centre, the Place Blanche. Each room features a balcony, a flat-screen TV, a coffee machine and a bathroom with shower or bathtub. Some rooms provide beautiful views of the mountains or the valley. Free WiFi is available.

Breakfast is served every morning and guests can enjoy dinner at the W Kitchen restaurant, serving modern Swiss and Mediterranean cuisine. W Verbier also features a tapas bar opened by Sergi Arola, a sushi bar and a café on site.

In a series of modern wood chalets a minute’s walk from Verbier TV’s cable cars, this upscale mountainside resort is 7 km from Mont Gelé and 9 km from Le Châble train station.

Mixing country and contemporary decor, the chic rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, minibars and balconies. Some have fireplaces, while upgraded rooms add mountain views. Suites include lounges and wood-beamed ceilings; 1 has a loft with a private sauna and a bar. Room service is available.

There are 4 eateries and 2 bars, including a sushi bar and a nightclub. Other amenities include an indoor/outdoor pool, a fitness room & a luxe spa.

Perched at 1,531 meters with immediate access to over 400 km of skiing and hiking terrain, W Verbier Retreat mixes contemporary urban design with an alpine touch. The stylish 127 rooms and suites, each with a fireplace, Signature W bed and private balcony are perfect for an intimate escape after an exhilarating day outside.

Open all year-round, the hotel offers 6 restaurants and bars including the bistronomic W Kitchen and the exclusive Eat-Hola Tapas Bar, a relaxing escape in the Away® Spa and 300 square meters of flexible event space. W Hotel Verbier steals the scene and offers everything under one roof.

The location in Verbier cannot be beaten, right by the main lifts. The ski room is very efficient; nothing better than a short walk from the bottom of the slopes to a ski storage room with onsite service.

Excellent and well equipped rooms; a modern luxury alpine feel, complete with (enclosed) fire.

The SPA / pool area is well equipped.

Service is excellent and the food is very good; excellent breakfast.

An amazing hotel with the best location in town. At the same time modern & alpine, gay friendly & luxury, 5-stars & comfortable. One of our favorite place for a drink or hamburger for the spectacular mountain view, stylish menus, and charming service. We highly recommend for a mountain break or just a visit while you are in Verbier.

The well known hotel from amazing chain W Hotels. Located perfectly for skiing. To the lifts just few steps. Inside everything modern very nice . The rooms are great. You can find even fireplace. The only minus on summer there is no air condition! Surprising but true. The Spa great with saunas and swimming pool. Partly inside partly outside. They have also 6 restaurants. But be aware that some of them are only working in winter time.

Location is great, plenty of nice restaurants in walking distance, 1,5 minutes from the ski lifts, all the services for ski rental and cards available at the hotel service. over 400 km of slopes – incredible infrastructure.

The hotel has won prizes from “World Ski Awards” not only as Switzerland’s best ski hotel, but also as the world’s best ski hotel. I have not seen anything to make me disagree with that – W Verbier lived up to its reputation for my stay.

The entrance of our room was on the top floor (7th) and you enter straight into the living room. There is a balcony but unfortunately the view was blocked by heavy snowfall from the previous few days. The ceiling of the living room is very much chalet-style with wood beams but also modern lighting. On that level there is also a small toilet which was convenient. Down the stairs you have the bedroom and another balcony with fantastic views of the valley from the 6th floor of the hotel. Off the bedroom is the main bathroom which is finished to a high standard. The rain shower is of a good size and there is a also separate bathtub. The entire suite had heated floors in addition to the fireplace to give good ambiance. The design of the room was very pleasant and it is very hard to find any fault to it.

Breakfast in the restaurant cannot be compared to breakfast from top hotels in Asia, but outside of Asia this is one of the best ones I have had. Over time I tend to get bored of traditional western breakfasts which consist of eggs, sausages, and bacon. Here I was pleased to have Chicken Yakitori, grilled vegetables, in addition to the traditional options and free-flow Prosecco. Also the eggs benedict local-style were excellent.

We also had dinner in the W Kitchen a couple of times. While portions were generally small, the quality of the dishes was fantastic. We enjoyed the oysters prepared with lemon foam and salmon caviar. For main course we tried the perch, sea bass, and sole, which you can match with the sauce and side dish of your choice. We tried a few cocktails at the bar and we liked the creativity of the choices there.

The location of W within Verbier cannot be beat. But to add a few words about Verbier itself: there are several choices of ski resorts in Europe so you can just as easily pick another top hotel in another part of Switzerland or in a surrounding country such as France, Italy, or Austria. However if deciding between various destinations, in my opinion Verbier is a top notch ski resort well worth the visit. This specific village tends to get a lot of sunshine which is not the same in all parts of the Alps and we had great weather during our stay. The high prices of Verbier generally speaking are warranted in my opinion – the experience is just superior.

There are some hotels in the world where I had good experiences such that when I return to that destination, I book to the same hotel again without shopping around. But for the cream of the crop hotels, the hotel itself is the draw to make me travel again to that destination, rather than choosing the destination first and then the hotel second. W Verbier falls in that top category for me. Next time I consider a European mountain resort, I will lean a lot more strongly on returning to W Verbier rather than book somewhere else in a lesser location, even if the price tag in Verbier is far higher.

Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier Switzerland
Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier Switzerland

How much does a room costs at W Verbier?

Prices start 550$/night for Cozy Room, Guest room, 1 King, No view, Fireplace, Balcony. The Fabulous Suite, 1 Bedroom Larger Suite, 1 King, Fireplace is  1200$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a balcony, tile/marble floor and tea/coffee maker.

Where to book online – W Verbier  – Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Verbier during Verbier Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Verbier on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. Experimental Chalet 4* – LGBT Friendly Hotels Verbier

Experimental Chalet
Experimental Chalet

The Experimental Chalet is situated in the heart of Verbier, the high-altitude hot spot for extreme sports and après-ski aficionados. It offers a restaurant serving local cuisine, a nightclub and a cocktail bar with signature drinks.

In the famous late-night Farm Club, where celebrities and locals rub shoulders in a timeless chalet atmosphere.

Experimental Chalet was designed by Fabrizio Casiraghi, the architect hailed for his style blending modernity and authenticity.

The spa area consists of 3 treatment cabins, a sauna, a hammam, solarium and hot tub.

Other facilities include a reception, concierge, room service, ski services, parking and private cars.

Set in an alpine village, this chic chalet-style hotel is an 11-minute walk from a ski lift and 9 km from Le Châble train station.

Warm, elegantly furnished rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Upgraded rooms add terraces. Suites have separate living rooms and/or hot tubs.

Breakfast is complimentary. There’s also a sophisticated restaurant and a refined cocktail bar, as well as a nightclub and a spa.

The Experimental Chalet opens its doors in the heart of Verbier and offers 39 rooms and suites, a signature cocktail bar, a restaurant by the renowned Parisian chef Gregory Marchand (Frenchie), the legendary Farm Club and a spa by Biologique Recherche.

The hotel has a great decor and the rooms are large and comfortable. The hotel has many nice touches like 2x daily room service, boot room and two drivers to take you to and from the slopes and who are eager to provide tips on where to ski.

The spa, restaurant and cocktail bar have great service and cuisine. The restaurant has quite an impressive wine list to go alongside an excellent — if small — menu. As with all things in Verbier, dining out can be expensive.

From the moment we were greeted by the professional, outgoing front desk staff and our super friendly driver/porter, Hugo, we immediately felt at home here. The staff was phenomenal — totally professional yet not stuffy, and always quick to help with anything we needed or asked. Awesome vibe to this place — vintage chalet chic, and yet comfortable enough that you feel right at home.

Fireplaces and stylish furniture fill the common spaces, and there’s a nice little spa area with a jacuzzi that looks out towards the mountains. Rooms and bathrooms are generously sized. While we came for the hotel and knew that the Experimental group was known for its cocktail bars, the restaurant was the pleasant surprise that blew us away. We ate there three nights in a row and every meal we had was incredible.

Great hotel for Verbier, which can be excessively expensive. Given room and decor it was very good.

Front of house and reception staff super smart friendly and helpful. Room which was one of the executive doubles on the 4th floor was luxurious and had a really comfy double bed.

Cocktail bar – part of the hotel but a destination in its own right, we called for one, but James the midlands/Spanish bar man persuaded us to try several cocktails that we’d never even heard of – a combination of gin, infused honey, grapefruit juice that hit the spot.

They provide a taxi service to the various ski lifts, again driver was prompt friendly and took us where we weaned to go.

Breakfast food was good, combination of a buffet and ordered and cooked food.

Internet speed excellent and free.

We didn’t try the spa and restaurant in the evening as we were meeting friends but we had coffee and cakes during the day.

It had more of a gentleman’s club/boutique hotel feel to it rather than Uber glitzy, which we liked. Very different to other club related hotels such as la folie douce, and all the better for it.

This is THE best hotel I have stayed in forever. Gorgeous deco, staff who know what you want and need before you do, lots of little extras like good bathrobes and toiletries, oversized balconies with mountain views, a fab spa and a great breakfast. I expect I’ll be staying here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier
Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier

How much does a room costs at Experimental Chalet?

Prices start 322$/night for Standard Double Room. The Junior Suite with Terrace is  523$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

These junior suites offer a large terrace, a comfortable living space, a king-size bed and a bathroom with bathtub or shower.

Where to book online – Experimental Chalet  – Gay Friendly Hotels Verbier Switzerland you can find the best hotels deals in Verbier during Verbier Festival  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Verbier on Booking.com or Hotelscombined.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.