Palafitte - View at night

Night falls, and an unforgettable hotel experience awaits, at Palafitte

Palafitte - Lounge

The design is relaxed, upscale, and with only 16 rooms provides for an exclusive sojourn

Palafitte - Restaurant

Neutral colors and naturally sustainable materials enhance the dining experience of "le Colvert"

Palafitte - Guest Bedroom into

Each guest "pavilion" is designed to afford optimal privacy and unspoiled views

Palafitte - Close-up balcony

Tranquil luxury and an unmatched position atop Switzerland's Lake Neuchatel

Palafitte - Meeting Room

Meeting rooms at Palafitte offer an abundance of daylight and state-of-the-art technology

  • Palafitte - View at night
  • Palafitte - Lounge
  • Palafitte - Restaurant
  • Palafitte - Guest Bedroom into
  • Palafitte - Close-up balcony
  • Palafitte - Meeting Room

Hotel Palafitte



Contemporary, sustainable design, high-tech amenities, and the tranquility of Lake Neuchatel, all come together in this one-of-a-kind luxury accommodation.

This little slice of heaven is Europe’s first luxury hotel built over a body of water. Elevated on piles on Switzerland’s gentle Lake Neuchatel, Hotel Palafitte offers 40 contemporary luxury “pavilions”. The pavilions are closely spaced freestanding units, constructed either directly on the lake (24 pavilions) or on the shore (16 pavilions). Each pavilion is a spacious one-story suite, offering views of Lake Neuchatel and the Alps beyond. A clever  design feature is that each entrance is offset or angled from the approach. Combined with  fencing to enclose each unit’s patio, privacy is provided for every guest.

The exterior of the pavilions are plain, box-like structures, of natural wood materials, in harmony with its lakeside location. Architectural details are intentionally kept to a minimum as a thoughtful frame to the views of lake and Alps.  The interiors are contemporary with a warm and welcoming style. Amenities within the pavilions include flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, Jacuzzi, minibar and personal computer. Dining is available in the lakeside restaurant as as is 24-hour room service. There are two meeting rooms available, each equipped for telecommunications and videoconferencing.

Hotel Palafitte features state-of-the-art building management and environmental control systems. These monitor guest access and security, climate control, fire protection, and telecommunications. Guests are able to fully monitor environmental conditions and control entertainment within their pavilion.

Access to the hotel is available via free public transportation from the town of Neuchatel. Additionally, the hotel encourages the use of electric vehicles and provides 5 charging stations for guests.


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Awards and certifications

Below are the awards and accolades gained by Hotel Palafitte

Contact details

Hotel Palafitte
Route des Gouttes-d’Or, 2
2200 Neuchatel,