Route des Gouttes-d`Or 2 2008 Neuchâtel − Switzerland
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The only hotel in Europe built on stilts, the Palafitte enjoys an exceptional setting. To put one foot into this unique and unusual establishment is to dive into a cocooning and relaxing environment. This is a complete and instant change of scenery. The architecture has been carefully designed to enhance the breathtaking surrounding view from any point in the room!
The hotel was constructed more than 10 years ago as part of the National Expo 2002.
Each of the 24 pavilions built on stilts has an individual bedroom, a bathroom with movable partitions that allow a view onto the lake from the bath tub, a separate toilet, an office corner and a large terrace with only the neighbouring Alps to block the horizon. Direct access to the lake through a small ladder from their private terrace.
In the summer the temperature of the water is around 23°.
The lakeshore pavilions are also built on stilts on the edge of the lake. The Palafitte Hotel has 14 of these, all with an outstanding view on the sprawling Neuchâtel Lake. Only a small path separates the bungalow from the lake where swimming is possible when the warm weather returns.
With a surface area of approximately 732 sq.ft and a terrace of 107 sq.ft, the rooms are equipped with:
The Hotel Palafitte is a beautiful setting for business meetings. The small scale and position of the hotel, nestled between the lake and the surrounding nature, makes it an ideal venue for holding a seminar in a calm setting. The tranquillity of the place encourages productive thinking.
The Palafitte Hotel is a destination in itself for seminars or events in lush surrounding nature. The hotel has two function rooms.
A lakeshore pavilion can accommodate up to 6 people. Rates and availability are upon request.
Our smoking room can also be used for a small meeting with maximum 10 people. Armchairs and coffee tables.
Two of the Hotel Palafitte’s forty lodges have been converted to form a single large room fitted with the best in technology. It’s ideal for hosting conferences, seminars and weddings in a breathtaking setting.
The 103m² function room has a 40m² terrace nestled in the far west of the fabulous hotel resort on the banks of Neuchâtel Lake. The stunning views and 5* service ensure your events are a success.
688 sq. ft., it can accommodate up to 50 persons, daylight, free Wi-Fi, air conditioning.
This room is ideal for a seminar or a conference.
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A dream come true in a unique and exclusive setting with views over Neuchâtel Lake… tempting?
The Chasseral room and its 40m² terrace can seat up to 48 guests for wedding receptions and 80 for cocktail parties. Newlyweds and their guests can keep the magic alive by staying in one of the waterfront lodges!
For an exclusive event, why not book the whole Palafitte Hotel for your sole use? This is possible with reservations of 30 rooms or more. Alternatively, you can also reserve the entire bar/restaurant/terrace space until 8.00 p.m. All requests are considered on a case by case basis and are subject to a tailor-made quote.
The exceptional location of the Palafitte hotel allows you to appreciate the lake like nowhere else...
You can access the biggest natural swimming pool of the hotel from the ladder of your private terrace. If, in addition to some breast strokes, you prefer the thrill of water sports, we can organise for you: water skiing or a trip on a motor boat.
Also free of charge at your disposal:
“La Table de Palafitte” favours local market produce with a menu which follows the seasons. Totally encased in large French windows, the restaurant opens onto the sumptuous surrounding nature with the terrace as the only barrier.
Chef David Sauvignet continues his successful career and brings his expertise on the banks of Neuchâtel. With a solid experience, he offers an authentic cuisine that showcases products of the region.
Every Sunday is a paradise for brunch lovers! The buffet presents a selection of the best regional produce. Families are welcome and our youngest guests can enjoy a play corner solely devoted to them.
Sunday Brunch from 12.30pm.
Open every day.
Orders are taken from 12pm to 2pm and from 7pm to 10pm.
Overlooking Lake Neuchatel and pavilions on stilts, the terrace of "La Table" gives the feeling of a trip to the islands.
Remember to book your table in the sun from May to September. Our chef will cook you delicious seasonal dishes.
This terrace, on the shores of the lake, is the privileged place for the region from May to September. From there you have a great view along the lake.
Besides the pleasure of a drink or a small snack, you can use our stand-up paddling boards.
Le Bar is situated at the centre of the hotel between the reception and the restaurant. Regulars happily sit on the raised bar stools while couples, friends or colleagues nestle in the comfort of the armchairs next to the fireplace. Le Bar is a meeting place for morning coffee, an indulgent afternoon tea or a post-meal drink in the evening. The menu is varied and extensive.
Lovers of local tradition will be pleased to find an absinth fountain to enjoy the drink in the authentic way of the Neuchâtel region.
The smoking room consists of a sophisticated and well-ventilated space that allows smokers to leave without any bad odours accompanying them. Open onto the lake, this bright space enjoys a wonderful view. Large choice of cigars available.
We welcome you every Thursday from 5pm to 7pm for an afterwork with a view!
An antipasti buffet free of charge is at your disposal.
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A5 Motorway Geneva-Lausanne-Yverdon-Neuchâtel, exit no.14 Neuchâtel-Monruz.
A1 Motorway Zurich-Bern-Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel-Maladière exit, then head for Neuchâtel-Monruz.
GPS: 47°00'16''N / 6°57'52.89''E.
From Basel: 1hr 30 minutes.
From Bern: 30 minutes.
From Geneva: 1hr 15 minutes.
From Lausanne: 45 minutes.
From Zurich: 1hr 30minutes.
From Paris: 4hrs 5 minutes.
Intercontinental air connections
Basle-Mulhouse airport: 1hr 30 minutes.
Bern-Belp airport: 1hr.
Geneva-Cointrin airport: 1hr 20 minutes.
Zurich-Kloten airport: 1hr 40 minutes.
Direct air connections
Aerodrome La Chaux-de-Fonds / Les Eplatures.
Aerodrome Neuchâtel / Colombier.