Fribourg and Neuchatel Hotels


Hôtel Palafitte

At a Glance


  • romantic getaway
  • dig that golf-cart-style vehicle that shuttles you to your room


  • despite a/c, strong sun may heat your room up
  • some glitches in maintenance
  • breakfast is expensive

Hôtel Palafitte Review

Unique in Europe, this one-level hotel is partly built on piles on Lac 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, and, of course, terrace dining is spectacular here.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2 rte. des Gouttes d'Or, Monruz, Neuchâtel, 2008
  • Phone: 032/7230202
  • Website:
  • Location: Neuchâtel

    Hotel Details

  • 40 suites
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 10-09-2012

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