Fodor's Expert Review Auberge aux 4 Vents

124 rte. de Grandfey, Fribourg, Fribourg, 1702, Switzerland Fodor's Choice

Guests reserve months ahead for this quirky, high-style country inn noted for its fabulous gardens and fanciful theme rooms. The Mirabelle room has a stunning oversize curio case with treasures ranging from Russian nesting dolls to ceramic mugs, and the Cupidon room flaunts a cast-iron bath on rails—you can trolley out into the open air for a bath under the stars. Downstairs, the restaurant gives off an air of chic simplicity, a perfect setting for meeting the artsy locals and in-the-know guests who frequent this fun spot. The hotel can easily be reached by bus—take the No. 1 toward Portes de Fribourg/St. Leonard, get off at Poya, and stroll up the Route de Grandfey.


  • individuality and quirky character of venue
  • beautifully appointed rooms mix antiques with modern touches
  • glamorous restaurant feels like a film set


  • traditionalists may feel out of place here
  • outside central Fribourg but easily reached by bus
  • difficult to secure a reservation last minute




Phones: 026-3215600


9 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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