Lilo's favorite places to stay


All these places I recommend either because I have stayed there myself with my family or a good friend I trust. Check out the links and enjoy some well deserved offline days...


Most hotels in Switzerland are expensive, many of them would need a renovation since they have been built in the 60ies...that can be charming, if well maintained and taken care of, or just not worth the money. So I learned a good tip saves you money and a lot of evening hours searching the Internet.


Basel Stadt

  • City-trips and Home-office hideaway...
    • Steinenschanze Stadthotel
      very lovely renovated, highly recommended by one of my city-trip-proven friends. 
      You can even book your home-office day there, if you need a change of location...
      Steinenschanze Stadthotel is owned by Compagna, a charitable society helping people. 


Berner Oberland



  • Pontresina
    • Alpine Lodging 
      very stylish, high comfort and all you need in the kitchen, even a Nespresso with capsules. It has a fantastic architecture and a SPA in the basement. Affordable off-season.
  • Vals
    • Brücke 49
      the most amazing B&B I have ever stayed in. If you fancy good design and want to experience "instant relaxing", this is the place to go.


Tessin - Ticino

  • Locarno
    • Casa Da Vinci B&B
      Very basic, but nice and friendly B&B to stay with kids. Affordable, clean and in the middle of the town. Has some character. Bikes to rent.


Wallis - Valais

  • Grächen: recommended for - ski vacation with kids. Please note, that for ski vacation in Switzerland, you need to book ahead of time, you are super lucky if you get a room for the next season. Better be a year ahead.
    • Hotel Hannigalp
      has, amongst the "normal" hotel rooms, 2 modern apartments with direct access to the SPA (nice SPA!), but expensive. The only hotel with a pool in Grächen.
    • Hotel Desiree
      located downtown Grächen in walking distance to the ski lift. Good price and close to Walliserkanne, a recommended restaurant.

Austria - Österreich

  • Bad Gastein - Salzburger Land
    • Haus Hirt
      for those who appreciate a spectacular landscape and a stylish location.


  • Leiria
    • Vida-Vi
      if you want to find calm & peace in a lovely landscape amongst lovely people.





last updated Nov 11, 2020

Due to Corona, some of our preferred guesthouses had to close, we hope they can re-open again!