Muslim Friendly Hotels Switzerland
Islam in Switzerland has mostly arrived via immigration since the late 20th century. Numbering below 1% of total population in 1980, the fraction of Muslims in the population of permanent residents in Switzerland has quintupled in thirty years, estimated at just above 5% as of 2013
Other Islamic countries such as Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Oman and Brunei continue to be popular with Muslim tourists. Among non-OIC countries, Singapore, Thailand, the UK, Japan and Taiwan remain the top five respectively, but show improved scores on the index.
Where to Find Halal Food in Switzerland
Best Day Tours in Switzerland for Muslim Travelers
- Tandem Paragliding Experience from Interlaken
- Jungfraujoch Top of Europe Day Trip from Interlaken
- Jungfraujoch: Top of Europe Day Trip from Zurich
- Mount Titlis and Lucerne Day Tour from Zurich
- Swiss Alps Day Trip from Zurich: Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland
1. The Chedi Andermatt 5* – Muslim Friendly Hotels Switzerland
Located in a quiet area in Andermatt amidst the beautiful nature of the Swiss Alps, 850 m from the Gemsstock Bahn Cable Car Station, The Chedi Andermatt , a muslim friendly hotels Switzerland, combines Swiss hospitality tradition with Asian elegance. It boasts more than 200 fireplaces, an indoor and outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception, and free Wi-Fi. Free luggage storage is provided, and the lobby is equipped with 2 fireplaces.
The Chedi Andermatt features a 2,400-square-metre wellness and spa area, comprising a fitness centre, a hot tub, a steam bath and a sauna. Massages are available on request. The pool area is fitted with padded day beds.
The air-conditioned rooms and suites are decorated in a traditional alpine style and come with a private bathroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a fireplace. They also feature a minibar and an iPad.
Nestled in the Alps, this luxe hotel is next to Andermatt train station and the Nätschen ski lift.
Featuring wood, leather and stone accents, the posh rooms offer free Wi-Fi and minibars, flat-screen TVs, DVD players, built-in fireplaces and iPads. Suites have seating areas, and upgrades add whirlpool tubs and/or mountain views. There’s room service.
There’s an upscale restaurant serving European and Asian fare, a Japanese restaurant, a wine/cigar library.
The spa area has a fitness center, yoga and a sauna. Other amenities include an outdoor lounge with fires, a lobby bar with a fireplace, as well as an indoor lap pool with mountain views.
Alpine chic meets Asian zen Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Swiss Alps, The Chedi Andermatt offers an extraordinary blend of traditional local hospitality and Asian grace and elegance and sets new standards in the international luxury-hotel market. Be enchanted and inspired by this unique atmosphere.
The Chedi Andermatt is both captivating and striking in its otherness – in the unusual combination of Alpine chic and Asian elements. Glossy Alpine wood, smooth leather sofas, over 200 fireplaces and numerous panorama windows offer a warm and cosy spot to linger a while.
The Grand Deluxe Room is located on the fourth floor and it is well worth the extra money for this room for the view alone (higher floors). All staff were very friendly and the resort design is amazing.
I booked two spa appointments and it is one of the nicest spas I’ve ever been to – each room has its own bathroom and dressing area, and for a pedicure you are also in a private room. The spa itself is beautiful. The relaxation area in the spa is also wonderful with ‘private’ spaces. Pool area is very nice and it’s great that you can order food and drinks as well. Cigar bar is also very nice, though small.
Every restaurant was fantastic – especially The Japanese but even the bar area food is very good – down to the hamburger and club sandwich. Decor is beautiful and very well done throughout the hotel. Breakfast was good and a lot of variety.
In typical Swiss mountain style, the Chedi Andermatt’s attention to detail and its desire to continously delight guests is accentuated at every turn.
I have popped down at The Spa & Health Club at least once a day, be it to roast in a sauna, loll on a daybed, do some work-out in the Health Club or swim a few lenghts in one of its pools. Spanning 2’400 sqm, no one could blame you for losing a few days here. Chief among the spa’s attractions is the hydrotherapy wing, home to two steam rooms, a biosauna, a Finnish sauna and three plunge pools of graduating heat. At reception, a therapist encourages me to alternate between the hot rooms and cold pools – a technique designed to assault the body’s thermostat, improving circulation, releasing endorphins and rumoured to burn fat. After a few sessions, and several pints of water, I flop in a daze on to one of the loungers. The process is exhausting, but also invigorating – like the feeling after a long run, without any of the pain or exertion. Surrounded by snow-covered mountains, other guests seeking a few more endorphins can try the 12-metre outdoor pool or the 35-metre indoor pool on the spa’s upper level. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer stunning vistas of the valley and a clear view of the sky.
If it’s not already obvious, the Chedi is a paragon of luxury – designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy. My Deluxe Suite measures a vast 110 sqm and features many varieties of wood. The central living area is littered with floor pillows, while on the far wall, a giant monochrome silk screen of a ski slope does a good job of reminding you where you are. The bed – which I am told will “change my life” – is made by Scandinavian brand Hästens.
Each of the 123 rooms and suites has an electric fireplace, which is controlled at the touch of an iPad, as are the lights, blinds and temperature. All come with Amici coffee machines, and wine lovers will appreciate the Chedi’s bespoke cabinet service which fills their in-room wine store with bottles of their choice.
When it comes to skiing.
The Living Room with its exclusive Ski Butler Service manages to make getting ready for day on the mountain less of a chore and more of a delight. Relax on a deep pile sofa while a butler helps you put on your ski boots before ushering you out to a car ready to whisk you off to the slopes.
One of my favourites revolves around local gastronomy. At dinner one day, I am distracted by the five-metre-tall cheese humidor at the restaurant’s centre, inside which sits a table overflowing with Rossboden cheese, Gruyère, Tête de Moine and local soft and blue cheeses along with chutneys, jams, grapes and apricots as well as fruit loaf.
By the next day, I had booked myself in for a lunchtime tasting, which featured pairings with local wines and cured meats.
For fine dining, „The Restaurant“ with its four open show kitchens will exceed expectations, serving authentic central Swiss, European and Asian dishes. I become aware that the Restaurant is awarded 15 Gault Millau points.
Or for something a little more unusual in the Alps, try „The Japanese Restaurant“, awarded 1 Michelin star and 16 Gault Millau points, which offers a modern and traditional Japanese cuisine, accompanied by a wide range of sakes.
How much does a room costs at The Chedi Andermatt?
This air-conditioned suite comes with a private bathroom with a shower and a bathtub, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a seating area with a fireplace. It also features an iPad. Free WiFi is available.
Where to book online – The Chedi Andermatt – Muslim Friendly Hotels Switzerland – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Switzerland during International Balloon Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
2. Placid Hotel Design & Lifestyle Zurich 4* – Halal Hotels Switzerland
Newly built in 2016, Placid Hotel Zurich offers double rooms and suites on the 5 top floors of a 12-floor business tower in Zürich Albisrieden-Altstetten. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property.
All rooms come in a timeless design with precious materials and feature a flat-screen TV, a digital concierge service with an iPad, a seating area and a coffee machine with complimentary coffee capsules. They have floor-to-ceiling windows, which can be opened. The bathroom is separated from the room by a glass wall integrating it to the wholeness of the room and features a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. The rooms offer panoramic views of Zurich city and the Alps.
The restaurant Buckhuser is a combination of a lounge, a bar and a bistro and serves newly interpreted classics of Swiss cuisine, as well as international specialties, made from fresh, seasonal and regional products.
This sleek hotel with a laid-back vibe is a 4-minute walk from a tram stop, 6 km from the Swiss National Museum and 9 km from Zoo Zürich.
Streamlined rooms feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tablets. All have minibars, Nespresso machines and rainfall showers. Suites come with sofa beds. Kids age 5 and under stay at no charge in a parent’s room. Room service is offered.
There’s a cosmopolitan restaurant/bar. Other amenities include a 24/7 gym, 3 rooftop terraces and a kids’ club, plus 5 conference and event rooms. Rental bikes are available.
The Placid Hotel is located in a nondescript building surrounded by warehouses. Once in the hotel it is quite nice. The registration desk is located steps from the entrance and there are always friendly staff waiting to help you.
The rooms are small, comfortable, and cleverly designed. There’s a spot for your suitcase and small closet. The full-room window was nice and could be opened. The shower/bathroom is also nice, with good toiletries, but, like the photos, doesn’t provide privacy. There was one small chair – but it was not comfortable and didn’t swivel – an odd oversight for such a well-designed room – if the chair swiveled it would accommodate the room uses much better.
The restaurant and bar was very nice and the service was excellent. There is a small gym, and a lounge that are very nice, also. The bikes for guests and zoo passes are limited and you may not get them.
The Placid hotel is not really near anything. To get to Altstadt (Old Town) its a 5 minute walk to the Kapelli tram stop (2,3,4) and a 20 minute ride (ask the front desk for public transportation passes).
The Placid hotel is impeccable and modern. Nice staff. We loved the design of our apartment, with the touch of the concrete grain and texture mixed to wood. The self-opening automatic window system is amazing. Such big windows over the city when you are in a high floor.
We had a nice space to ourselves comprised of two parts: a mini dining area next to the bedroom, and a mini living-room. Both parts can be separated by a bending wall on a rail, directly inserted inside the wall so as to be used only when you need it.
The mini dining area had lots of closets besides a Nespresso coffee machine and tea. The bathroom had nice hygiene product samples.
The breakfast was generous with lots of choices, including homemade blueberry muffins, different types of crackers, fresh fruits, yoghurt, muesli with fruits, cereals, yet another Nespresso coffee machine with different possible flavors available, juices, etc.
They also have a fitness room with a nice view over the city, we spectated the sunset from there. The parking is free and camera monitored 24H/7, underground with an automatic door system, very handy and safe.
We highly recommend and wish to pay the Placid hotel another visit soon.
How much does a room costs at Placid Hotel Design & Lifestyle Zurich?
This double room has a flat-screen TV, bathrobe and private entrance.
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3. The River Village 3* – Halal Hotels Switzerland
Offering panoramic views of the Bernese Alps, The River Village, a Muslim Friendly Hotels Switzerland Is set right at the banks of the Aare River, 1 km from Lake Brienz and the centre of Interlaken. It provides free WiFi and includes an Indian restaurant.
The restaurant features a traditional Indian clay oven and serves authentic Northern and Southern Indian cuisine, as well as many vegetarian dishes.
The simply furnished rooms at The River Village overlook the lake and feature cable TV and a seating area. All rooms have a private bathroom.
Interlaken Ost Train Station is a 15-minute walk away, while Interlaken West Train Station can be reached in a 20-minute walk. The Jungfrau ski area is 15 km away.
Next to the River Aare and offering views of the Alps, this Indian restaurant with rooms in a low-rise annex is a 13-minute walk from Interlaken train station, and 5 km from the lakefront Weissenau castle ruins.
Casual rooms feature sitting areas, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; upgraded rooms add mountain views. Apartments provide kitchens and dining areas.
The informal Indian restaurant has a terrace.
Halal food was available in their Restaurant so we had no worries about finding the halal food.
The owner is a true gentlemen, we witnessed the personal attention given to us and each guest during dinner as well as breakfast and on other occasions.
The staff is great, friendly, polite and courteous – some emotions that are heavily missed in European visits. Special thanks to Manish and Mr. Neville and the Master Chef from Goa which was a pleasant surprise.
All in all a perfect stay, simple home like experience, not the conventional / artificial experience that you get in a regular hotel stay.
This beautiful India Village in Interlaken is serene, 5 minutes drive from the main station, it has spectacular ambience. Too friendly staff, to top it you’ll get amazing Indian delicacies to hog on.
How much does a room costs at The River Village?
Prices start 173$/night for Superior Room with River view.
Room with cable TV, a seating area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
Superior rooms feature additional amenities like more towels and tissues.
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4. The Omnia 5* – Muslim Friendly Hotels Switzerland
Situated on a rock, 45 m above the roofs of central Zermatt, guests access The Omnia via a tunnel leading to an elevator, which brings them right into the lobby.
Guests can taste refined international cuisine made from selected seasonal ingredients in the restaurant or on the terrace. After dinner, guests can relax on the sofa in front of the fireplace, sipping an espresso or a grappa.
The spa area offers various treatments to unwind after a day in the fresh mountain air.
All units vary in layout and size and feature elegant modern design and private balconies.
This stately hotel with wood siding is 12 minutes’ walk from the closest gondola lift, 10 minutes on foot from the Gornergrat alpine railway and 13 km from the Matterhorn.
Featuring balconies, the modern rooms come with free Wi-Fi, flat-screens and minibars. Suites offer living rooms with sofas. Upgraded suites add whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, saunas and/or bay windows. There’s 24-hour room service.
Amenities include complimentary breakfast, plus a renowned, contemporary restaurant that has a fireplace, a terrace with mountain views, and a cozy bar. A spa features an indoor/outdoor pool, a sauna and an open-air hot tub.
Giant stone sculptures, dense pine forests, meadows with alpine flowers and the majestic peaks of eternal ice, ready to captivate all the senses. At 1,600 meters above sea level, a small step closer to the sun, the moon, and the sky with its passing clouds that bring the white of winter and wraps everything as if in cotton and encloses the mountainous world in silence. Here you can forget time, forget where you come from, forget where you are going. Enjoy life with all your senses. And the events of the days and nights, however big or small, are never to be forgotten.
This is the place where rooms have no numbers, where the philosophy of Being and Time knows no limits, where all things tell a story of the great wide world, where they were forged and now reinvented the days in harmony with the elements.
What a wonderful personalized experience I had at the Omnia. From the moment you arrive at the property you are warmly welcomed as if you’re family. The staff don’t miss a beat with the thoughtful touches they bring, weather remembering your favorite beverage at breakfast or ensuring you have your equipment rental ready for you to explore the mountain when you leave in the morning. We dined at the restaurant in the hotel several times for dinner. Each time was a wonderful experience.
The tasting menus changed daily and the wine pairings were done with fabulous local wines from the different regions of Switzerland. On top of that, the fun young energy of the team made it feel extremely approachable and not stuffy or formal.
he Omnia has everything travellers could be looking for. Upon our arrival, we were warmly welcomed by Mr. Eckert and his team. We stayed in the beautiful Tower Suite with breathtaking views on the Matterhorn and the village. Every single staff member was genuinely friendly and very accommodating. They anticipated our needs and were happy to help with any request we made.
Breakfast was superb with a large all inclusive menu. The detail in the food presentation matched the taste and this was the best hotel breakfast we’ve had anywhere.
The wellness centre exceeded expectations and everything from the amenities, indoor/outdoor pool, sauna/steam rooms and jacuzzi were in perfect condition and extremely clean. The views from here also were stunning.
We cannot think of anything that would have made our stay more enjoyable.
Thank you again to all the staff for making our stay an incredible and unforgettable one.
How much does a room costs at The Omnia?
This double room has a flat-screen TV, bathrobe and private entrance.
Where to book online – The Omnia- Muslim Friendly Hotels Switzerland – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Switzerland during International Balloon Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Agoda.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.
5. Leoneck Swiss Hotel 3* – Muslim Friendly Hotels Switzerland
The 3-star superior Leoneck Swiss Hotel is just a 6-minute walk from Zurich Main Train Station, the Bahnhofstrasse shopping street and the ETH Zurich University.
The hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free internet access and complimentary calls to selected countries. All rooms come with triple-glazed windows, a bathtub and a shower and free tea and coffee-making facilities.
Next to a tram stop and a 5-minute walk from Zürich Hauptbahnhof train station, this relaxed hotel with a cow theme is 14 minutes on foot from Grossmünster church.
Featuring local artwork, the casual rooms feature free Wi-Fi, TVs and ceiling fans; some have cowhide-print furnishings or balconies. Upgraded rooms add air-conditioning. Family rooms are available.
Amenities include a quirky restaurant, and a lobby with a guest computer; breakfast is available for a fee. There’s also a terrace, a water feature and a kids’ play area.
The Leoneck Swiss Hotel is decorated in a fancy ethnic design and is located at a prime location in the center of Zurich. A 6-minute walk from the train station, the Bahnhofstrasse, the banking district, the University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the major hospitals.
Leoneck Swiss Hotel has 82 modern non-smoking rooms, all equipped with bath and shower. Internet is available free of charge throughout the hotel and the rooms are all furnished with air conditioning.
The hotel’s service is great! 24 hours you can call them up. Their rooms are clean and it is just in front of the tram stop. The tram stop goes to the airport as well as zoo! So easy for us when we want to go to the airport to fly to Hamburg next. Just take the tram without any hassle.
Halal food is also nearby the hotel. Bombay karachi. But be careful though cos the restaurant can be quite expensive.
Room was small but clean. Staff were helpful and friendly. Location was good. Walking distance to station and Old Town as well as Xmas markets and supermarkets. Unfortunately our room was situated next to a very busy stairway outside the hotel so could not open curtains as there was no privacy. The bathroom was extremely small and most uncomfortable to be in.
Tram stop right outside hotel which is convenient as there are a lot of steep streets to climb. There is also a tram to the airport that leaves from the stop outside. Tram tickets available from hotel reception.
This is a great hotel within walking distance of Zurich HB Train station and there are several trams that will drop you off right in front of the hotel. They also have a great green incentive to skip room cleanings for a voucher to the restaurant.
The beds were very good compared to other hotels and the breakfast is well worth the price compared to going somewhere else to eat in Zurich.
How much does a room costs at Leoneck Swiss Hotel?
This double room has a flat-screen TV, bathrobe and private entrance.
Where to book online – Leoneck Swiss Hotel- Muslim Friendly Hotels Switzerland – you can find the best halal hotels deals in Switzerland during International Balloon Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Switzerland on Booking.com or Hotels.com or Trip.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.