Romance in Switzerland at the Dolder Grand Hotel in Zurich

The fairytale castle has awakened


Article first appeared on Travel Start South Africa

Crown the day of lovers by spending a night in Switzerland’s most romantic hotel - The Dolder Grand. 


This luxurious hotel that resembles that of a fairytale castle, has been inundated with awards. Conde Nast Traveler has awarded The Dolder Grand the 18th spot, out of 50 of the best hotels in the world. They have also received awards such as the Best City Hotel, 2nd place as being the Best Hotel in Switzerland, and One of the 10 Best hotels in all of Europe.

They are also members of the Leading Hotels of the World and been famed by the Swiss Deluxe Hotels organization.


This 5 star city-based resort rests high above Zurich city on the Adlisberg hill. Making it a unique location for unwinding amidst privileged views of Zurich and the Alps. And depending on where you position yourself throughout the hotel, you can enjoy other views of the invigorating nature, such as panoramic views of Zurich lake and even the forest.

The Dolder Hotel has been welcoming guests for over 100 years. It has enjoyed a long-standing history as being a meeting place for the royal and political. As well as film celebrities. 


In war times, guests such as Winston Churchill and Thomas Mann have graced these premises. And in recent times, high profile people such as Nelson Mandela,