The Luxury: Set in the picturesque mountain town of Interlaken, Switzerland, the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa built in 1864 features 212 rooms boasting views of the Alps and the Bernese Oberland. Tickle your taste buds at one of the three restaurants, highlighting French, Italian, and Asian cuisine, or relax in either of the two bars or the cigar bar. The main attraction is the nearly 60,000-square-foot spa, which includes an ESPA with 17 treatment rooms, the Sensai Select Spa specializing in Japanese treatments, a swimming pool, three whirlpools, a Turkish bath, and three saunas.
The Value: The hotel cant actually slow time to give you longer vacation days, but with Your 30-Hour Day package youll receive six extra hours for your hotel stay each day. Check in at 5pm and stay for three nights, and youll get a fourth night free. Standard rates start at about $386 per person, per night, but drop to $289 per person, per night with the free night added in. Book for stays through December 23.
The Catch: Fall is technically off season in this part of Switzerland. Most ski resorts will open in late November.
The Details: 011-41-33-828-28-28; www.victoria-jungfrau.ch
For general trip-planning information, see our Switzerland Travel Guide.