My goal for this directory is to provide a list of Swiss hotels, apartments, and resorts, etc. with kitchens or allergy-friendly restaurants so individuals and families with food allergies can have access to travel—just like everyone else. Please help add to this growing list by leaving a comment below or sending me an email. Thanks!
- airbnb: We’ve used this site when we went to Paris in April 2013 and Grimentz in August 2013. Airbnb provides the listings, but you work directly with the apartment owners to arrange your stay, to provide payment, etc.
- Booking.com: Lots and lots of accommodations listed here. You can filter the results under the category of “Room facility” to only display options with kitchen/kitchenettes.
- MySwitzerland – Apartments and Holiday Rentals: The official Swiss tourism website has a directory of apartments and holiday rentals, which typically include kitchens.
- Brienz Youth Hostel: The hostel offers a shared “kitchenette with refrigerator, microwave and kettle in the basement.”
- Hotel Schmid & Alfa: This hotel has two 2-bedroom apartments with kitchens. We stayed here in July 2014. Great location right on the lake. Very helpful and friendly staff.
- Brugg Youth Hostel: Housed in the historic Castle Altenburg, the hostel’s website indicates that its restaurant, with advance notice, “will cook for allergy sufferers.”
- Dachsen Youth Hostel: Located 5 kilometers from Schaffhausen, this youth hostel has 2 rooms with 4 beds with 1 bath and 1 kitchenette in the separated family hostel, according to its website.
- Aparthotel Adagio Geneve Mont Blanc
- City Hostel Geneva: Free kitchen facilities and friendly staff, recommended by a summer 2014 traveler.
- Hôtel Auteuil: Located a short walk from Geneva’s train station, some of the rooms have small kitchenettes with dishes, microwave and refrigerator. I stayed here in November 2013.
- Gersau Youth Hostel: Located on Lake Lucerne, this youth hostel has a “self-cooking kitchen” for its guests.
- Immobilia Grimentz – Located in Grimentz in Val d’Anniviers, this rental agency has a large selection of vacation apartments. In August 2014, we rented a chalet with a kitchen that accommodated 8 people.
- Hotel Belvedere Grindelwald – A four-star hotel with an excellent restaurant that served our son a delicious allergy-friendly meal in July 2014.
- Backpackers Villa Sonnenhof – My in-laws stayed at this hostel in August 2014 and recommended it to us. It has a self-catering kitchen for guests.
- Balmer’s Herberge: In July 2013, we stayed here for the weekend (here’s my review). Rooms in the guesthouse have shared kitchens, and all guests have access to the main kitchen on the first floor.
- Hotel Beausite: The restaurant at this hotel was recommended for accommodating peanut allergy.
Le Bémont (JU)
- Le Bémont Youth Hostel: Along with a self-catering kitchen, this hostel also has one apartment with four beds and a kitchenette.
Le Locle (NE)
- Relais de La Baume: We stayed here in February 2014. The 2-bedroom apartment has a small, well-equipped kitchen for preparing meals. Located in a rural setting near the town of Le Locle.
- Locarno Youth Hostel: The hostel has several rooms with 4 beds and a kitchenette.
- Backpackers Lucerne: We stayed here in October 2013. Our room had 2 sets of bunk beds, which the kids loved. This hostel has 2 shared kitchens for its guests.
- Art Deco Hotel Montana – The restaurant at this hotel was recommended by someone who avoids gluten and dairy.
- Hotel des Alpes – Recommended by a family traveling in Switzerland. The restaurant prepared dairy-free meals for their daughter.
- Hotel Schweizerhof Luzern – Someone that avoids gluten and dairy recommended the restaurant at this hotel.
- Lion Lodge Luzern: A hostel with free kitchen facilities and friendly staff, recommended by a summer 2014 traveler.
- Lugano Youth Hostel: This hostel has several room options with kitchenettes.
- Maraini Resort: Located within a 10-minute walk of the city center, all of the hotel’s apartments have kitchens.
- Hotel Jungfrau: Hotel restaurant recommended for accommodating peanut allergy.
- Auberg’inn: A small hotel with six rooms, all equipped with a kitchenette, located in the downtown area.
- Hotel Engadinerhof: The restaurant at this hotel was recommended for accommodating peanut allergy.
- Dom Collection: In addition to the hotel in the center of Saas-Fee, the Dom Collection also has apartments with kitchens available to rent. We stayed at a 4-bedroom apartment for three nights here in April 2014.
Sta. Maria (GR)
- Sta. Maria Youth Hostel: This hostel’s building, dating back to 1537, has a self-catering kitchen
- Seelisberg Youth Hostel: This small rustic hostel offers does not offer catering services. Guests prepare their own meals in a shared kitchen.
- Scuol Youth Hostel: While the youth hostel doesn’t have rooms with kitchens or shared kitchens for use by its guests, it does have a restaurant onsite with “menus for allergic persons by prior arrangement.”
Sils i.D. (GR)
- Sils i.D. Youth Hostel: Housing in the historic Ehrenfels Castle, this youth hostel has a self-catering kitchen for its guests.
- TCS Camping Soleure: A camping site from Touring Club Suisse (TCS) that has mini-lodges and safari tents with kitchenettes.
- Landal Resort Walensee: My family and I stayed here in March 2013 and had a great time. Wonderful lakeside location, well-appointed apartments and grocery stores (Coop and Migros) nearby in Walenstadt.
- Parkhotel Beau Site: While we didn’t stay at this 4-star hotel when we visited Zermatt in April 2014, we had an exceptional meal in the hotel’s restaurant.
- Zermatt Youth Hostel: Affordable accommodations in Zermatt. We stayed here in April 2014, and the restaurant prepared an allergy-friendly meal for our son.
- Zug Youth Hostel: Self-catering kitchen available for families and solo travelers.
- Astor Hotel + Serviced Apartment
- Hotel Novotel – Zurich City West: We stayed here in December 2013, and my son had dinner at the hotel restaurant.
- Widder Hotel: A kind reader sent an email to say that the chef at this hotel’s restaurant is very used to accommodating patrons with food allergies and intolerances.
Updated: August 29, 2014