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Good food and great views in tiny Gadmen

March 25, 2021, No comments

Gadmen? I’d never heard of it but apparently it’s the most easterly village in Canton Bern. It straddles the road up to...

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Honest Swiss hotel reviews that you can trust

February 27, 2021, 2 Comments

Reviews, reviews everywhere but which ones can you believe? The ones that only say good things or ones that complain? The ones...

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Far more than just a room with a view in Locarno

January 29, 2021, No comments

Comfortable, chic and friendly. That’s what the hotel website promised me and I’m happy to report, that’s what I got. Not only...

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Affordable comfortable business hotel in Geneva

December 2, 2020, No comments

I was in Geneva on business so why not stay in a hotel that is aimed squarely at business travellers? You can’t...

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Stylish boutique hotel with outdoor oasis in Basel

November 11, 2020, 1 Comment

It must have been fate. I had planned to go to The Passage hotel three doors down but they insisted check in...

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Enjoy rustic chic and amazing views up on a mountain

September 30, 2020, 1 Comment

I called it my corona bonus: being able to get a room in one of Switzerland’s famous mountain hotels. Normally you have...

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My top tips from a year as an Airbnb host

January 31, 2018, 2 Comments

One flat, one year, twelve bookings and a lot of experience. A year ago I hosted my first guest in my Airbnb...

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Inside the modern Alpine chic hotel

March 28, 2013, No comments

Switzerland now has 89 five-star hotels, or one for every 90,000 inhabitants even if few of them ever stay in one.

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The friendliest hotel in Switzerland?

January 17, 2013, 3 Comments

Where is Switzerland’s friendliest hotel? Here’s your chance to help decide.

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Black and white humour in Switzerland

February 9, 2012, 1 Comment

It’s a funny, silent, black-and-white film that’s delighting audiences in Switzerland. No, I’m not talking about The Artist

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