Hotel Villa Honegg, Switzerland

Hotel Villa Honegg sits on the side of Mount Burgenstock at an altitude of 914 metres, high above the town of Ennetburgen in the heart of Switzerland. The long established hotel, first built back in 1905, has recently undergone a major refurbishment which, along with the high quality service and its position in an area of outstanding natural beauty, are what make it one of the world’s most wonderful retreats.

Opt for a suite overlooking the valley of Engelberg or the Lake Lucerne, both flanked majestically with towering white peaked mountains, then cosy up with fur coats on the sun terrace or with a hot chocolate in the sumptuous fireside lounge. The spa is a free service for guests and offers both an indoor and outdoor pool. The outdoor pool is heated to 34 degrees and offers unmissable panoramic views: if you can see through the steam, that is.