Hôtel Palafitte


An architectural marvel built during the National Expo in 2002, five-star Hôtel Palafitte is nestled on the bucolic banks of Lake Neuchâtel and remains the only hotel in Europe built upon stilts.

A unique property in design and structure, the hotel features 24 Lake Pavilions, each with its own private terrace and direct access to the lake, as well as 16 Lakeshore Pavilions situated on the edge of the lake and offering exquisite views of the nearby mountains and Lake Neuchâtel. Every guest room at Hôtel Palafitte is spacious at over 700 square feet and features deluxe amenities, including plasma televisions, complimentary Wifi, Nespresso coffee machines, beach towels, and a minibar.

In 2014, Hôtel Palafitte launched its gourmet La Table de Palafitte Restaurant, which offers a seasonal menu that showcases expertly prepared dishes using only local market produce. From May to September, the terrace of the restaurant is opened, affording elegant al fresco lakefront dining or a casual aperitif.