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Hotel Palafitte

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Geneva
Reviewed 4 September 2010

Palafitte is one of my favour hotels in Switzerland! It is only 1 and half hours drive from our home, but we stayed there twice. Once in winter the year after Swiss national Expo, and the second time in summer - was fantastic - each room with sunny terrace, and can jump directly to the lake for swimming - the...

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Switzerland
Reviewed 11 July 2010

If you are planning a romantic getaway or just a relaxing break in a luxury environment with a special touch - this is it. The location and the interior of the pavilions are outstanding - we have booked one of the romantic packages, and it was worth every single cent. The food is divine - every dish is a piece...

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Manama, Bahrain
Reviewed 10 June 2010

Just an amazing place to stay in, the location and the service is more than you wonder, try it in summertime you will be amazed

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Home Counties
Reviewed 3 June 2010

Have you seen the film “Bridge over the River Kwai?” if you have you will understand what it feels like to attempt to sleep in a small tin box that has been heated by the sun all day long. Our seemingly very nice and very well equipped room was built over the water on Lake Neuchatel and, apart from being...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 23 March 2010

My partner surprised me with a weekend at the hotel to celebrate my birthday and it was a dream birthday. From the rose petals and the champagne to the surprise menu at the dinner, it was a perfect romantic getaway!! I loved the pavilion and it was so peaceful on the lake... Definitely recommend without any hesitation!

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Switzerland
Reviewed 16 August 2009

The rooms are simply amazing: spacious and well-conceived pavilions with a flawless design and choice of material and furniture. The bathrooms absolutely feel like a spa and the tub even offers a view over the lake. Each room comes with its own terrace over the lake, in which you can dive (that is, in the warmest days of summer). I...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 August 2009

First of all they lost my reservation with Expedia, and did not seem to know what Expedia is. Nethertheless after I printed conformation they gave me a room, though for my second day I did not get the room type which I booked. (and paid in full!) Later that evening the manager apperared and blaimed it all on Expedia (not...

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Wye, Kent, UK
Reviewed 27 December 2007

We stayed there in the summer and were enchanted. The location (built on a fresh water lake), the journey out to our room by buggy, the clean design, the huge room and fantastic balcony just blew us away. Every room is in fact a separate structure so there was no noise transmission from room to room. The cabins are arranged...

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Denmark
Reviewed 14 September 2007

I was not impressed when we first arrived and especially not impressed as I was dragging my luggage across the wharf-dock to my room outside. But... open the door with your scan key wand and Wow... design, sparkle, and tech. Go inside and enjoy the comfort of a spa bath with a wall that opens to watch tv in the...

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Global Traveller
Reviewed 3 June 2007

This hotel is what most 'boutique hotels' strive to be. The design is amazing and the pictures on the website don't do it justice. The fixtures are top quality so nothing is broken or suffering from form over function. Huge rooms, bathtub big enough for two, privacy on the deck....delicious food in the restaurant. I don't know how many people...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Laundry Service
  • Babysitting
  • Breakfast Available
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Palafitte

Address: route des Gouttes-d'Or 2, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Neuchatel > Neuchatel
Price Range: ₹ 21,202 - ₹ 37,330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Palafitte 5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“We did stay at room #41! I can highly recommend this room, lot of privacy.”
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“Go for a lake room - you'll regret it if you don't!”
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“Take the lake pavillions - they're worth it”
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