15. Hotel Palafitte, Monruz, Switzerland
For a very different overwater bungalow experience, Hotel Palafitte’s bungalows are built on stilts over Lake Neuchatel in the Three Lakes Region of Switzerland. The unique hotel bills itself as Europe’s only overwater accommodation, and offers luxury amenities along with those awe-inspiring lake views. All the lakeside rooms are staggered so that they have an unobstructed view of the water, no matter where you happen to be, even if it’s the bathtub, yet you’ll still have plenty of privacy as none have direct views of other rooms.
Morning sunrises are particularly spectacular, and when the moon shimmers on the lake with the alps in the distance, you’ll know you’ve come to a very special place. The common area of the boutique hotel includes a full-service restaurant which boasts a seasonal menu with the freshest local ingredients., while available activities include sailing winery tours, hiking and more.