This Hotel And Its Infinity Pool Are Rightly Being Hailed As 'The Stairway To Heaven'

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The beautiful landscape of Switzerland calls for immediate action – get dressed, hit the road and let spirits rip. While there are many magical experiences that await you in Switzerland, one that should always have a place on your itinerary is Villa Honegg. High above Lake Lucerne, Villa Honegg is where you will find relaxation and privacy in a unique setting.

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→ Ideal for

Villa Honegg is an ideal destination for newly-weds looking for an offbeat experience for their honeymoon. A destination in itself, couples can plan their entire honeymoon here or use the property as their base to explore Switzerland.

Built in 1905, Hotel Villa Honegg re-opened in 2011 after undergoing extensive renovations, which were undertaken carefully so as not to compromise on its historical charm. Designers Tom Jestico and John Whiles have used wood, leather, stone, velvet and brocade to create a spectacular effect. The 23 rooms and suites at Villa Honegg offer plenty of privacy, tranquillity and comfort in a phenomenal mountain setting.

→ Rooms At the Villa Honegg

The Hotel Villa Honegg has 23 comfortable rooms and suites to cater to every kind of guest. With a pleasant blend of natural materials and elegance, the interiors of each room have an inviting ambience fostering relaxation and a sense of well-being.

The Master Suite

The largest suite at Villa Honegg, the Master Suite, also happens to be the most exclusive. Featuring a comfortable king size bed, a dressing room and a separate cosy living area, the Master Suite also has a balcony with incredible views of Lake Lucerne.

The Corner Suites

The Corner Suite at Villa Honegg is furnished with an eye for detail and comfort. Along with a comfortable king-size bed, the suite also has a separable lounge area and terrace overlooking the lake and the mountains.

The Junior Suites

Featuring a comfortable king-sized bed and a stylish sitting area, the Junior Suites are available with terrace or balcony views of the lake.

The Superior Rooms

Available with a terrace or a balcony with views of the lake or of the mountains, the Superior Rooms are spacious and include a connecting door to another Superior Room, should the need arise.

The Classic Rooms

The Classic Room has a queen-sized bed, as well as an en-suite bathroom with shower and water closet.

→ Food

The wainscoted lounge is lovely, but the terrace lounge at Villa Honegg is the real deal. From here, you can trace exactly where your meal is coming from: the butcher is across the meadow, and almost all produce hails from within the premises.

You can enjoy regional dishes, such as fondue and raclette, as well as international classics and Lebanese specialties. The beef tartar, the meatloaf and the älpler macaroni-ravioli are some of the most popular dishes. Awarded 14 Gault-Millau points, all the dishes are made from locally-sourced ingredients. There's a fireside cigar lounge that puts the cherry on top of a full day of leisure and for non-smokers, there’s a second lounge.

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Photo of Hotel Villa Honegg, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Villa Honegg

Photo of Hotel Villa Honegg, Ennetbürgen, Switzerland by Gunjan Upreti

→ Cost

The Master Suite – ₹1,64,039 + taxes (overnight stay with breakfast and entrance to the spa area)

The Corner Suites ₹98,160 + taxes (overnight stay with breakfast and entrance to the spa area)

The Junior Suites – ₹65,220 + taxes (overnight stay with breakfast and entrance to the spa area)

The Superior rooms ₹52,044 + taxes (overnight stay with breakfast and entrance to the spa area)

The Classic rooms – ₹41,503 + taxes (overnight stay with breakfast and entrance to the spa area)

→ Best time to go

Peak season to visit Switzerland is from June to September, when the country welcomes its summer season.

→ Experiences at Villa Honegg

• The best part about the whole experience at Villa Honegg is the infinity pool that overlooks the beautiful Alps and Lake Lucerne. The hotel maintains a relaxing, year-round temperature of 34ºC in the pool and what you experience here is nothing short of phenomenal, thanks to the views of the mountains and the lake.

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Photo of This Hotel And Its Infinity Pool Are Rightly Being Hailed As 'The Stairway To Heaven' by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Villa Honegg

Photo of This Hotel And Its Infinity Pool Are Rightly Being Hailed As 'The Stairway To Heaven' by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Villa Honegg

Photo of This Hotel And Its Infinity Pool Are Rightly Being Hailed As 'The Stairway To Heaven' by Gunjan Upreti

Credits: Villa Honegg

Photo of This Hotel And Its Infinity Pool Are Rightly Being Hailed As 'The Stairway To Heaven' by Gunjan Upreti

• Even the spa at the hotel is one of the most delightful wellness facilities in Switzerland. It has an indoor pool with underwater music as well as a Finnish sauna and steam bath, gym and a programme of treatments using Pevonia products. Other facilities include a 20-seat cinema, high-tech conference room, and electric mountain bikes and golf buggies.

→What to do around the property

• Hotel Honegg sits on top of Switzerland’s famous Mount Bürgenstock. Go for a hike and enjoy nature in its purest form.

• Visit Lake Lucerne for some windsurfing against the backdrop of the magnificent Swiss Alps.

• Visit Swiss Museum of Transport that showcases the development of transport and mobility on road, rail and water.

→ Getting there

For Indian travellers, there are direct flights between India and Switzerland but the shortest route, which takes nearly 7 hours, is between New Delhi and Zurich. From the Zurich airport, Hotel Honegg is about 1 hour. If you're coming from some other part of Europe, the closest is Ennetbürgen.

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