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Fribourg and Neuchatel Hotels

Hôtel Palafitte

  • 2 rte. des Gouttes d'Or Map It
  • Monruz
  • Fodor's Choice
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  • Romantic getaway
  • Golf-cart-style vehicle shuttles guests to rooms


  • Despite air-conditioning, strong sun may heat your room up
  • Some glitches in maintenance
  • Breakfast is expensive

Fodor's Review

Unique in Europe, this one-level hotel is partly built on piles on Lac de Neuchâtel, giving it unbeatable clear-day views that include the distant Alps. Located 3 km (1½ miles) from Neuchâtel's city center in outlying Monruz, this design-centric complex has 40 "pavillions," some on the shore and some over water. A wide array of room amenities even include a ladder from which occupants can descend into the lake for a swim. Many consider the hotel's restaurant, Le Colvert, to be one of the best in the area. Terrace dining is spectacular here.

Hotel Information


2 rte. des Gouttes d'Or, Monruz, Neuchâtel, 2008, Switzerland

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  • 40 suites
  • Rate includes No meals

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