Cheap Hotels in Neuchatel
Located in the foothills of the Jura Mountains, the elegant Hotel Les Vieux Toits in Hauterive is surrounded by vineyards. It offers free Wi-Fi and serves light meals. Guests can relax in front of the fireplace or on the terrace and spend peaceful nights in the tastefully furnished rooms of Les Vieux Toits. Free parking is available on site. A bus stop with connections to Neuchâtel is 2-minute walk away.
Set in a former brewery from the 18th century, this hotel is only a 15-minute walk away from the Old Town of Neuchâtel. It offers an award-winning gourmet restaurant and individually furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi. Hotel La Maison du Prussien's restaurant was awarded 16 out of 20 points in the Gault Millau guide. Special dinner menus can be booked on arrival. Guests can also dine in the winter garden or on the terrace. All rooms at La Maison du Prussien have wooden and old stone elements incorporated into the walls. Each room provides a CD/DVD player, a TV and a work desk. The spacious bathrooms feature toiletries and a hairdryer. Hotel La Maison du Prussien is 3 km away from the centre of Neuchatel. Guests can explore the 3 neighbouring ruins of windmills from the 16th to the 19th century. Free private parking is available on site.
Located in Neuchâtel centre, in the very heart of Switzerland´s watch-making district, the luxurious Beau Rivage Hotel offers rooms with free WiFi, a 24-hour front desk, a wellness area, a restaurant and 2 bars. Private parking spaces are available on site for a surcharge. The comfortably-furnished rooms at the Beau Rivage are all air conditioned and decorated in a modern style. They provide a minibar, a flat-screen TV and private bathroom facilities. A radio, telephone and soft bathrobes are offered, as well, and some come with a balcony or terrace. Guests can let themselves be pampered at the on-site wellness area, comprising a massage parlour, a fitness centre and a steam bathtub (available under reservation). From the property´s terrace, they can admire stunning views of the Lake Neuchâtel and the surrounding mountains. A delicious breakfast can be enjoyed every morning at the hotel. The in-house restaurant serves high-end Swiss cuisine, featuring the best of local ingredients. During the day, scrumptious snacks can be tasted at the Veranda Bar, while light dishes and tasty cocktails are served at the Lake-Side Lounge. The International Watch and Clock Museum is situated 15 km from the hotel, while the natural attraction Creux du Van is a 20-minute drive away.
In Neuchatel *10 minutes from the city center and the train station in a residential area *right on the lake. Palafitte is built over the water. Geneva International Airport is 1h00 *Berne Airport is 1h00 *Zurich International Airport is 1h40The only hotel in Europe built on stilts - the Palafitte enjoys an exceptional setting - To put one foot into this unique and unusual establishment is to dive into a cocooning and relaxing environment - This is a complete and instant change of scenery - The architecture has been carefully designed to enhance the breathtaking surrounding view from any point in the room - The hotel was constructed more than 10 years ago as part of the National Expo 2002 -
Hotels in Neuchatel
French-speaking Neuchâtel, a delightful Swiss community next to the scenic shores of Lake Neuchâtel, is the perfect palette of deep blue freshwater views, lush green mountain backdrops, and ambient Swiss architecture.
The old town is revered for its copious street fountains, which beautify the city and complement the medieval and post-medieval landmarks surrounding them, from the attractive 12th-century Collégiale church to the fine 18th-century Town Hall (Hôtel de Ville).
What to see:
The Museum of Art and History (Musée d'Art et d'Histoire)
For a fascinating insight into the history of European art, visit the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, which is noted for its decorative facade and features an impressive ancient Swiss clock. Here, you can admire paintings from some of the foremost figures in art, from the Impressionist painter Renoir to the Impressionism founder Monet.
The Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel
Another interesting art museum, the Centre Dürrenmatt Neuchâtel celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010 and exhibits the work of another eminent art figure, Friedrich Dürrenmatt. Born in the Swiss commune of Konolfingen in 1921, Dürrenmatt was also an esteemed playwright, and considered painting to be his passion rather than his profession.
Neuchâtel Castle was originally built in the 10th century and was the home of numerous powerful lords over the years. The castle, which gave birth to the settlement of Neuchâtel itself, commands wonderful views of the city, and is regularly open to the public during the warmer months.
Places of interest nearby:
Visit the pictorial city of Biel/Bienne, a bilingual community that is overlooked by the striking Jura Mountains and is famed for its Neolithic ruins, which are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A little further afield is Switzerland's de facto capital, Bern, which is renowned for its well-preserved old town, another coveted UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is well within reach of all Neuchâtel hotels.
Where to stay
For a truly divine hotel experience, stay at the exquisite Hotel Palafitte and admire those mesmerising lakeside views. The charismatic Hotel Alpes et Lac, meanwhile, also provides stunning views and offers very good value for money, while the elegantly presented Beau-Rivage Hotel is another reputed accommodation establishment. Other suggestions include the affordable, contemporary Hotel des Arts and the picturesque Hotel La Maison du Prussien.
Dining in Neuchâtel – suggestions
You can enjoy some stupendous French cuisine at the Restaurant La Bonne Franquette.ch, or enjoy other mouthwatering international dishes at La Maison du Prussien. For some fabulous Japanese food, consider visiting the Sushi-Indigo restaurant, head to Restaurant Du Peyrou if you're a fan of mouthwatering fusion dishes, or go to Restaurant Le Bureau for other terrific French- and Mediterranean-themed recipes.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Neuchatel
What are the best hotels to stay in Neuchatel?Hôtel La Maison du Prussien, Hôtel Les Vieux Toits and Beau Rivage Hotel are some of the popular hotels in Neuchatel.
What are the most convenient hotel rates in Neuchatel?The cheapest price for a double room in Neuchatel is £105, offered by Hôtel Les Vieux Toits.
What hotels are in the central Neuchatel neighborhood?The best hotels near the center of Neuchatel are Beau Rivage Hotel, Hôtel La Maison du Prussien and Hôtel Les Vieux Toits.
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