Hotel Palafitte, Switzerland
"Switzerland may be landlocked, but you wouldn’t know it staying at the Palafitte. Many rooms sit directly over the water, making it easy to jump right in the lake and swim with the swans," says Chantal Panozzo, author Swiss Life: 30 Things I Wish I'd Known.
It may seem strange that this hotel even exists someplace so far north—and in fact, it’s the only one of its kind in all of Europe. However, the setting is so dramatic that the space is popular for both business meetings and honeymooners.