I know a lot of you have been waiting for this blog since seeing some of my posts from Villa Honegg! This hotel was probably one of the most amazing places I have ever been. It is so picturesque, sits above Lake Lucerne and only has 23 rooms, so it’s super small and peaceful! I wanted to break down all of the pros and cons and let you know if it’s worth visiting!
First let me preface by saying it is quite a journey to get to Villa Honegg! We flew from Las Vegas to Pittsburgh, from Pittsburgh to Zurich, we then took a train from Zurich to Lucerne, and finally a taxi from the train station all the way up to Villa Honegg. Make sure to be prepared for the taxi fee to get from the city to the hotel. Ours was around $150 one way. We were traveling with 6 people (and Sophie!) so we were in a larger taxi. The drive up the hill is only about 20-30 minutes. Here’s our All Things Travel: Villa Honegg Edition. We’re going to break up our reviews into different sections to make it super easy for you!
The Hotel: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Absolutely stunning! From the moment you drive up you can tell you are somewhere special. The views alone make this hotel worth visiting. You can find this spot on several “Most Beautiful View In The World” lists. Service right from the start was good. We had a slight hiccup with checking in due to a miscommunication; however, they were quick to fix everything. (The worst is when a hotel doesn’t find a solution quickly, am I right?) Side Note: Double in Switzerland means two guests per room i.e. one double bed, not two beds!
It’s All in the Details
The Food: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Overall, the food was really good but there is a not a lot of variety. A couple of us ordered off of the kids menu more then once because sometimes you just want an order french fries! Breakfast is included & a la carte. You can order as much as you want, which we took advantage of. Must order: Mini Pancakes and Rosti! If the weather permits you have to eat on the patio. Lunch and dinner had similar menus. We ordered Ramen (delicious!), a grilled cheese and chicken fingers off of the kids menu (we got some side eye for this order, but worth it), and steak for the boys. You’d think the vibe here would have been snobby but it is super comfortable and cozy. They had a table ready for us for each meal and were super accommodating with Sophie and our crazy American coffee orders!
The Room: 🌟🌟🌟
Here are some pros for the rooms: The views are stellar, it is super clean, and they use Hermès toiletries. The service is amazing. They had a crib for Sophie & baby amenities waiting for us when we arrived. The mini bar and water was complimentary.
Cons: It definitely was not the comfiest bed I’ve ever slept in and the sheets are not soft. Beds are a big deal for me but to be honest I have not found a hotel in Europe that has passed my test. Also, the rooms were on the smaller side. It helped that ours had a large patio otherwise you might feel a little claustrophobic.
Overall, the rooms are really nicely decorated and the bathrooms are very luxury.
The Spa:🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 + 🌟
There’s not really any words to describe the spa but I’ll try. We could have spent the entire stay in the pool and if I did it again I would skip our day trip into Lucerne for an extra day lounging here. It is super private and all of the other guests kind of kept to themselves so you feel like you have the place to yourself. The pool was warm so regardless of the weather you can enjoy the epic view. Even though I have seen many pictures of this spa, you have to see it in person to believe it. They provide robes and slippers in the (tiny) locker rooms for you and faux fur blankets if you want to lounge by the pool. Kids are welcome, Sophie was just a little too young to take a dip. We took turns sitting on the lounge chairs with her. Tip: order a to-go coffee from the restaurant in the morning and grab a lounge chair to enjoy. We had one of the best mornings enjoying the view and sipping on coffee.
Only con: make sure to prebook your massage before you arrive. We couldn’t get in for one because they were completely booked!
So all in all, Villa Honegg is definitely worth the trip and I plan on making it back there in this lifetime! Let me know where I should go next?