I was lucky enough to be surprised with this little gem through a work trip. The driveway is very unassuming with a small modern entrance. The reception staff are polite, helpful and willing to go the extra mile to give you a fantastic experience. I was able to borrow an adaptor plug from the hotel as Switzerland has different ones to the rest of Europe. It was a short walk down a boardwalk to find my individual room right on the lake. The room was open plan, light and beautiful. Every detail has been planned down to the artifacts in the cases (I had some very old bronze pieces to admire)and umbrellas by the door.
Due to the fact the bar was not open on my arrival there was a selection of complimentary food and drinks on offer from freshly baked bread, fruit and a salad tray. It was very easy to feel at home in this luxury apartment style room. The bathrooms are outstanding with large open space, shower and a whirlpool bath.
The bed itself is comfy and clean. Housekeeping were very kind to me and tidied up after me everyday (I'm a rather untidy house guest!).
I ate dinner with my business party one night in the hotel. It was a set menu with a cold scallop starter, venison with mushroom risotto and finished with an apple tart dessert. The food was beautiful and fresh. The dining staff were very accommodating to members of the party who did not like items on the set menu and found them alternatives.
Very beautiful hotel on a stunning lake. Would stay here again from my own pocket any day I'm in Switzerland!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The only hotel in Europe built on stilts, the Palafitte enjoys an exceptional setting. Each one of its 40 rooms is a spacious individual bungalow. The exclusive architecture gives the guest a feeling of escape, inside and out. Besides the individual bungalows, the hotel comprises of a large lobby, which has been newly renovated in harmony with the architectural style of the location, a reception, bar, smoking room and a restaurant with a large terrace. The restaurant has been recently renovated and renamed "La Table de Palafitte". The new décor accentuates the main assets: the view over the lake and the Alps. The cuisine favours local market produce. Besides the classic dishes that are available throughout the year, the menu is tailored to the seasons. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Palafitte Hotel Neuchâtel