Whitepod Hotel

Switzerland, Europe

Whitepod Hotel

Switzerland, Europe

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‘These luxury pods make for an incredibly unique almost magical experience. Take advantage of the many hikes on offer or head down to the city of Monthey to experience some authentic Swiss culture.’

Overview

  • Highlights

    • Cozy cocoon, low impact pods
    • 10 electric bikes for guests to use
    • Variety of hikes with expert guides
    • Breakfast served directly in your pod
    • Sauna & massages available
    • Private balcony with mountain views
    • Cooking workshops for guests
    • Electric car charging stations
    • A family-friendly resort
    • Perfect for team-building retreats
    • Check-in: 3-8 pm

    Minimum stay: 1 night
    Equivalent price per night: from approx. $249-$701 USD

    Closed (Oct-November)

  • Local Knowledge

    Le Cerniers is a quiet village situated above the picturesque city of Monthey, with panoramic mountain views. There is plenty to do in this area, this eco-hotel offers different hiking options, such as hiking with dogs or a herbarium hike.

    Guests can also go on dog sledding tours, relax in the sauna or rent an electric bike to explore the mountains. Guests can travel further afield to visit:

    • Aigle Castle, 33min drive (22km)
    • City of Monthey, 17 min drive (11km)
    • Les Bains de Lavey, 26 min drive (16km)
    • Pointe du Bellvue, 42 min drive (27km)

     

  • Location

    Whitepod Hotel is a quirky mountain retreat, located in the small village of Les Cerniers in the canton of Valais on the edge of the Alps in Switzerland. Guests can choose to visit in the winter months when the area is enveloped in snow and the nearby ski resort is thriving, or visit in summer and experience the mountain hikes.

    • Distance from airport: Geneva International Airport, 1h 44 min drive (127km)
    • Key attraction: Grotte aux Fées, 21 min drive (13km)
    • Nearby restaurant: Belvédére, 16 min drive (11km)

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  • Architecture
    The geometrical shape of the pod, a spherical structure made up of triangles, creates a self-supporting framework which requires fewer materials to provide structural strength whilst...
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    creating more space, making the pod very energy efficient. This unique shape allows for airflow throughout the pod to be continuous with no stagnant corners, meaning that the energy required to heat and cool the pod is 30% less than a conventional building.

  • Water
    Whitepod Hotel has taken measures to reduce their water usage, including timers on water boilers and the installation of water-saving devices on water taps and showerheads...
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    The hotel is also self-sufficient using local spring water.

  • Energy
    Whitepod Hotel uses closed fireplaces and pellets to slow down wood consumption, this system is over 1.5 times more efficient than a traditional wooden stove. The pellets are produced by...
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    high-pressure sawdust compression, without the use of any glue.

  • Engage Guests
    The hotel offers a multitude of nature engaging activities that are accompanied by knowledgable, local guides. Guests also have access to 10 electric bikes to explore the area...
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    The camp is inaccessible by car, guests have to walk (approx. 15 minutes) to reach the pods, to maintain the sense of calm and tranquility.

  • Waste
    Whitepod Hotel run a strict policy of sorting all organic and non-organic waste in order to recycle. All purchases are in bulk, which is key in reducing the amount of packaging.
  • Food
    The hotel has its own garden where seasonal herbs and fresh vegetables are grown. Only local suppliers are used and menus change each month in order to use seasonal produce.
  • Conservation
    All guides available to guests are highly knowledgeable on the local flora & fauna, working to raise awareness to guests on the importance and conservation...
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    The hotel is involved in a number of ongoing sustainable projects and they also have their own beehives to pollinate the camp.

  • Housekeeping
    Cleaning at the hotel only uses 100% biodegradable cleaning projects. Guests are only offered artisanal soap. As well as this, the hotel only uses Forest Stewardship Council certified...
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    and chlorine free paper products, such as printing paper, note pads, brochures, tissue packaging and toilet paper.

  • Kiwano Bonus
    The hotel is working to create a Whitepod Community, a non-profit association which generates sustainable projects such as pedagogical (educational) farm...
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    and a store for artisanal work from the area.

Reviews

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    "Most amazing experience ever! "

    Kids absolutely enjoyed every minute of the stay. Food was the best we have ever eaten. This is must visit and the views will take your breath away. We are definitely coming back!

    Dovile, Facebook Reviews

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    "Wonderful experience."

    It was our second time and there were even more improvements compared to last year (temperature control in the pods, sauna, conference pod for team building seminars). You step out of your pod and you are in the middle of nature with a great view. We immediately relaxed & disconnected from work.

    Maria, Facebook Reviews

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    "Heaven in the mountains"

    I don't know how to really describe this place but it is awesome! I definitely wish to get back there in the winter…pure heaven!

    Michael, TripAdvisor

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    "Amazing time!"

    We had the chance to spend 2 nights in pod 3. It was truly amazing! The staff are really welcoming and full of little attentions which make you feel at home and as a very special guest. The view is breathtaking, beds are comfy and the breakfast is really good - the best "pain au chocolat" ever!!! Their Restaurant is great as well. The Pod House is very cosy to enjoy some reading, looking at the mountains and having a cup of tea.

    Annouchka, TripAdvisor

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    "Amazing hotel one of it's kind. "

    Magic ambience in the heart of the Swiss Alps, amazing rooms personalized in various styles. I experienced the 007 pod, it's priceless. The sunset over the mountains is spectacular. I recommend this hotel, it's a life time experience. Looking forward to coming back for a winter edition.

    Stoevski, Google Reviews

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