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Hotel Palafitte

route des Gouttes-d'Or 2, Neuchatel 2000 Switzerland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/07/13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/13 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 11 hotels in Neuchâtel
2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
The only hotel in Europe built on stilts, the Palafitte enjoys an exceptional setting. Each one of its 40 rooms is a spacious individual bungalow. The exclusive architecture gives the guest a feeling of escape, inside and out. Besides the individual bungalows, the hotel comprises of a large lobby, which has been newly renovated in harmony with the architectural style of the location, a reception, bar, smoking room and a restaurant with a large terrace. The restaurant has been recently renovated and renamed "La Table de Palafitte". The new décor accentuates the main assets: the view over the lake and the Alps. The cuisine favours local market produce. Besides the classic dishes that are available throughout the year, the menu is tailored to the seasons.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Baggage storage
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Great View
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English, French, German
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Beat F wrote a review Apr 2021
Zurich, Switzerland66 contributions92 helpful votes
We, that’s two adults and two children (7/10 year old) stayed in a “water Pavillon”. Online you can’t book a water Pavillon for two adults and two kids but if you write an email or guess it you call it works. Even when the weather wasn’t so nice - we really enjoyed it. It’s a really special feeling - like on a boat. There is a jacuzzi in every water Pavilion and because you can “oben” the “glass wall” between the bathroom and the room you’ll have a nice view. The room is specious and nice decorated. So is the restaurant as well as the rest of the hotel. The Staff was very friendly and the breakfast was really delicious. It’s a hotel with just perhaps 50-60 Pavilions (we didn’t count them) and each one stands “alone”. So if you want to try something really special with “south see” feeling in Switzerland - go for it. The only thing because We didn’t gave 5* is, that some parts of the hotel need to be renovated. But it’s still fine and sooooo special.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
lindaomika wrote a review Apr 2021
Helsinki, Finland13 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice option for a special one or two night getaway. Clean and well designed, however the terraces could be maintained better (spiderwebs etc.). The restaurant was good for dinner and breakfast. The staff was discreet and friendly , however the reception was rather average with nothing 'extra' being offered, which you would expect at these prices. Overall very good, but with these prices we would have expected a bit more
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Morgan Denver wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions
Thank you for everything. We came with our dog and were able to walk along the lake, just heaven. The welcome, the lodge and the view are just exceptional. The restaurant "la Table de Palafitte" is very good and the servers are very helpful. This hotel is a little jewel, we enjoyed it so much that we have already booked our next stay.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
lisahodgkinson2021 wrote a review Apr 2021
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We had a super stay at Hotel Palafitte and we would 100% recommend this hotel, and be back again! The staff were extremely attentive and welcoming, the surrounding area was fantastic and the hotel amenities were beautiful. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Sleep Quality
victoriadejaeggi wrote a review Jan 2021
Zug, Switzerland29 contributions8 helpful votes
We went to Palafitte in 2019 to celebrates my husbands birthday, we went with our Son and the hotel offered me a “room” with an extra single bed. (With a little extra cost but worth it) From outside the structure you can not imagine that you will find such a beautiful and novel design inside, waking up at the lake it’s just beautiful and the restaurant it’s great, great food. Friendly staff just a lovely place to relax.
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Date of stay: May 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
US$367 - US$669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Palafitte
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Palafitte?
Nearby attractions include Lac de Neuchâtel (2.9 km), The Collégiale Church (3.3 km), and Laténium Parc et musée d'archéologie (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Palafitte?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Palafitte?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Palafitte?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Palafitte?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Palafitte?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buffet du Funiculaire, La Collegiale, and Bruno's Pizzeria.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Palafitte?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hotel Palafitte offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Palafitte?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Palafitte?
Many travellers enjoy visiting The Collégiale Church (3.3 km) and Château de Neuchâtel (3.1 km).
Does Hotel Palafitte have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.