The Dolder Grand, Zurich

With glittering mountains painting the backdrop to Zurich’s old architecture and lakeside setting, the city is nothing short of magical. So what could be more fitting than to stay in a hotel that looks like it’s from a fairytale? Complete with turrets, The Dolder Grand can be found perching majestically on a hillside overlooking Zurich, so you can retreat from the city buzz and get a fresh perspective on the city you’re here to explore.


Dolder Grand has the appeal of being able to look over the city from what feels like afar, while actually being incredibly close to the hubbub of the centre. It is this distance that affords you the luxury of its unrivalled views, but the distance is a mere 15-minute drive or quick train ride from the centre of town, or a 20-minute drive from the airport. Why not travel those 20 minutes in style, and book the hotel’s limousine service on arrival?

Your Room

You can choose between 116 rooms and 59 suites that are carefully situated within both the historic main building (which has been welcoming guests for over 100 years) and its modern wings, which were designed by Norman Foster. This deft balance of old and new is something you’ll find throughout the accommodation, with rich dark wood floors and sumptuous fabrics, off-set by clean, modern design, a neutral colour palette and mid-century furniture.

Why We Like it

The views will be a constant reminder of the city you’re visiting, but the hotel is a destination in its own right. Choose between eating at either of the Michelin-starred restaurants on-site, enjoy drinks at the atmospheric bar, and make time to shake off the stresses of everyday life at the beautiful spa. If all that wasn’t enough, the hotel is also home to a remarkable collection of about 150 pieces of art.