Relaxing Lakeside Resorts

Picture-perfect scenery beside the sparkling water

Ringed by imposing mountains, the sparkling Swiss lakes are renowned for their beauty. Visitors are sure to be enchanted by the breath-taking scenery: picture yourself on the sundeck of a lake cruiser, relaxing with a drink and taking in the views as you glide along the water for a few hours. There are some bigger resorts on the lakes (such as Lucerne and Montreux) but this page is dedicated to quieter resorts and hotels which are perfect for waterside relaxation in beautiful settings.

Bernese Oberland

Stay in a charming lakeside resort, close to the Jungfrau mountains

View over Lake Brienz in Bönigen


The village of Bönigen is just minutes by bus from the amenities of Interlaken, yet feels a world away with its tranquil atmosphere. Nestling between two mountain ranges on sparkling Lake Brienz, this is the perfect spot for a restful holiday with scenic cruises and alpine visits within easy reach.
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Spiez chapel


Occupying an enviable spot on glorious Lake Thun, Spiez is an inviting resort famed for its mild climate and beautiful bay. It has a lovely backdrop of hillside vineyards and the Niederhorn range of peaks which stretches to the Bernese Alps. The perfect resort for a relaxing lakeside holiday.
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View over Thun


Lake Thun is without doubt one of the loveliest sights in Switzerland and it is a real pleasure to stay in Thun itself - a small, beautiful town rising from the lake with views over the snow-covered high Alps and an impressive castle towering above the medieval streets.
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Lakeside Merligen


The village of Merligen nestles in a sheltered cove on Lake Thun, at the foot of the Niederhorn mountain with a delightfully mild climate. This is an ideal spot for a relaxing holiday with beautiful views from the hotel and plenty of cruises & mountain walks within easy reach.
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Central Switzerland

Idyllic settings on Lake Lucerne, surrounded by dramatic mountains



A peaceful lakeside village at the base of Mount Rigi, Weggis enjoys a delightfully mild climate. This is the perfect spot for a tranquil, relaxing holiday beside the water's edge. Enjoy the lake cruises and choice of mountain visits or why not take a trip to charming Lucerne.
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Brunnen village


The delightful waterside village of Brunnen has a stunning lakes and mountains landscape and it is perfectly placed for visiting the historic heart of Switzerland. There are plentiful scenic walking opportunities nearby and tales of Wilhelm Tell abound in this beautiful area.
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Lake Geneva (Vaud)

Relaxing holidays on the Swiss Riviera in a charming resort

Charlie Chaplin statue, Vevey


An extremely charming lakeside town, Vevey combines scenic views across Lake Geneva with culture and cafés. Funiculars take you up to the historic vineyards of Lavaux and some very pretty walking spots. Lively Montreux is also close at hand for more sightseeing opportunities.
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Switzerland's sunny south - glorious lakeland region bordering Italy



Enjoy true azure lakes and verdant mountains perfection in this lovely town perched on the shore of Lake Lugano. There's also plenty of historical interest in Lugano, as well as delicious Italian influenced cuisine and a very relaxed atmosphere to soak up while on your holiday.
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Locarno promenade


Locarno is a lively town with plenty to see and do and the chance to sample the excellent Italian style cuisine. Situated on beautiful Lake Maggiore, with the lush foothills of the Alps close at hand, this is also a very scenic and relaxing spot for a lakes and mountains holiday.
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Ascona harbour


Ascona is a very pretty lakeside resort, with a warm climate and plenty of attractions in the charming streets of the Old Town. There is also a choice of memorable excursions on sparkling Lake Maggiore or you can head up into the nearby mountains for walks and splendid views.
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