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Prealpine Aerie: Elegance and an Epic View From Above

Dec 09, 2016

Take in the views of Lake Lucerne from an edge-free swimming pool

​No trip to Switzerland is complete without seeing the chiselled mountains that stretch as far as the eye can see. There are few more Swiss experiences than savouring the sight of the Bürgenstock and Lake Lucerne through your own window.

Hotel Villa Honegg is high in the Swiss Prealps, 914 metres above sea level. The Corner Suite may well be home to a king-size bed and entertainment system dominated by a 40-inch LED television, but it’s unlikely either will be the star attraction of a stay here.

Instead, this art nouveau-style hotel, designed by British architects Jestico and Whiles, boasts spa and fitness facilities that are considered among Switzerland’s best. The saunas and heated outdoor swimming pools are equipped with underwater music systems.

The tasteful Corner Suite

After an energetic day spent canoeing on the lake or freewheeling along the cycling trails, an expert masseuse is always on hand to work the knots from your muscles.

A warm soak in the suite’s lavish tub is also an option. It is the centrepiece of a bathroom that is lavishly stocked with Hermès toiletries.

Out on your private balcony are views over Lake Lucerne. Linger long enough and guests should find a pair of binoculars and warm blanket by the blue shuttered doors.

Hotel Villa Honegg is a peaceful and intimate getaway, a place to fully appreciate the authentic hospitality and heartwarming thoughtfulness that the Swiss are famed for.

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