Find the essence of Switzerland at Hotel Villa Honegg
Chalets may be charming, but Hotel Villa Honegg, a recently-renovated hotel perched on the famous Bürgenstock peninsula over Lake Lucerne, gives the idea of a Swiss retreat new and majestic connotations. With its stunning, 914-metre high vista of the beautifully irregular Lake Lucerne and its surrounding mist-shrouded, snow-capped mountains, the hotel makes an idyllic Swiss panorama comfortably available from all of its 23 rooms and suites.
Comfort, Style and Luxury
Reopened in 2011, Hotel Villa Honegg preserves the historical charm of the original Art Nouveau building constructed by Emil Durrer-Traxler between 1905 and 1906. The hotel’s 23 luxuriantly furnished rooms and suits combine natural materials with relaxing tones to create elegantly comfortable spaces and vie with each other in providing outstanding alpine lake views.
Choose between two elegantly decorated Junior Suites or discover the tasteful opulence of the exclusive 92 m2 Master Suite, the hotel’s largest suite, featuring two bedrooms, a dressing room, a living room with fireplace, and a balcony where you can admire the lake and its guardian mountains in all their quiet splendor. In each room, fine wood, luxurious leather, and refined decorations create a soothing, peaceful ambiance.
Plenty of Things to Do
Whether you take a care treatment at the hotel’s well-equipped spa, break a sweat in the state-of-the-art gym, or enjoy a bout of outdoor actives such as water-skiing, mountain biking, or walking on some of Switzerland’s most charming footpaths, the hotel’s indoor swimming pools, Finish sauna, and crushed-ice fountain promise complete relaxation after.
For a truly outstanding experience, though, you will want to step outside into the invigorating air and then slide off gently into the 34ºC heated outdoor pool, enjoying the landscape painting that the mountains and lake below effortlessly create in all seasons. The pool stays open on rainy as well as snowy days, offering an experience unlike any you’ve had before.
Open from noon to dusk, the hotel’s spacious, airy terrace unfolds comfortably on a steep incline to provide a sweeping panorama of the lake and mountains, arguably one of the best views from the Bürgenstock. After dark, you can unwind in the hotel’s fireside lounge, where you can enjoy tea, snacks, a game of chess, or simply a good conversation. If you’d rather watch a film instead, you can head to the hotel’s 20-seat in-house cinema, provided that you’ve made a reservation.
A Fine Dining Experience
The à-la-carte breakfast Hotel Villa Honegg offers all its guests is only the beginning of a culinary experience you can fully discover in the hotel’s restaurant, whose excellence has been recognized with 14 Gault-Millau points. Combining local, seasonal ingredients with more extravagant specialties, the restaurant offers a gourmet menu that includes dishes as varied as Aromatic alp cheese from Haghutte with hay oil and Sauteed locus lobster with juniper, glazed cucumber, and tarragon.
Hotel Villa Honegg’s idyllic location in the Bürgenstock, which over the years has been sought by the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, George Simenon, or Audrey Hepburn, makes it glow with a magical aura that can enchant any wanderer. Add to that its comfortable elegance and the fresh breath of life the recent renovation has brought to it, and Hotel Villa Honegg is very hard to turn down for any couple or small family seeking an unforgeable holiday or exuberant retreat.