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Hotel Palafitte

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Route des Gouttes d'Or 2, Neuchatel 2000, Switzerland
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brooklyn, New York
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A very unique hotel experience in Switzerland. Huge rooms with amazing views. This is my second time staying at the hotel - this time in a 'land' room versus and 'over-water' room. Both are identical and very nice. The water can be a bit noisy at night and the light switches confusing. Would definitely recommend!

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Stayed here a couple of years ago for a week, it was a beautiful experience. Staff and Management were first class, food was great and breakfast was a treat. Husband went swimming every morning. Will definitely return.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

La Palafitte is an amazing hotel to stay either for business or pleasure. The staff are warm and friendly, everything you could need is on hand. The beauty of this contemporary boutique hotel are the suites on stilts in the lake. The contemporary feel of the rooms is relaxing and welcoming. Then once the blinds go back the view of... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

It is our second time that we hold a seminar at the Palafitte. The impact on the staff is great ,you treat them well because they are your main assets...and they respond...Everyone in our team just loved the atmosphere, the unique setting and the quality of the rooms. The food was good and the staff extremely friendly.

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71 reviews 71 reviews
71 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The cabins overlooking the lake offer a great view, and a feel that is more like a beach resort than the typical Swiss hotel. It's a short cab ride away from the town centre, but cabs in Switzerland are expensive. Service is good, as is cleanliness of the rooms, though the rooms are beginning to look a bit worn at... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in one of the bungalows beginning of September and I was impressed by the design and comfort of the bungalow. It reminded me of Asia, because the design of the room was similar to a place I stayed in Bali. When I arrived in the evening I was escorted to my bungalow and on the table there was... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Beautiful views. Quiet, civilized vacation spot. Very comfortable and nicely designed and appointed rooms. Great service from all the staff. I would go back in a heartbeat. Please, someone, take me back there.

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Pacific Grove, California, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

A unique experience - in Switzerland. Theme of the hotel dates from ancient villages that were once built on stilts on the lake. Be sure to visit the museum, Latenium, which will add context to your stay. It is only a 10 min walk from the hotel. The lake rooms were very well finished and furnished. And the breakfast was... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The hotel is very nicely situated on the lake. The reception didn't know how many nights we where staying... After the second night the key was not working anymore and we had to go to reception. The rooms on the lake have a very nice view and direct access to the lake. The rooms where not always cleaned well and... More 

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beaurivagepalace, Manager at Hotel Palafitte, responded to this review

Dear Fisch1968, thank you very much for your feedback! We are happy to read that you liked our rooms and the view on the lake! However, we also noted that you weren't satisfied with our housekeeping services and the qualitiy of our restaurant. In order to be able to improve our service quality and customer experience, we would be glad... More 

St. Petersburg, Russia
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A friend of mine, judging just by outside view, called it "a container hotel". And he was quite right (but not really in his sense of words) - apartments here contains chic, luxury, comfort and coziness in great numbers. Most important feature is a spacious balcony (or should I call it terrace?) with sunbeds - view from there is overwhelming,... More 

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