Zermatt offers a wide range of accommodation including an extensive selection of quality hotels, high class apartments and luxury ski chalets, but only a small proportion is ski-in, ski-out.
Where to stay in Zermatt
Some of Zermatt’s newer hotels are masterpieces of architecture and design offering luxury, comfort, wellness facilities, great food and stunning views of Zermatt and the iconic Matterhorn. There are more than 30,000 beds in the village and it’s still growing. Many hotels offer a complementary electric taxi service to and from Zermatt railway station, the car park in Tasch or the heliport.
A small proportion of the accommodation on the eastern side of the valley is ski-in, ski-out when the snow is good. When it’s not, it’s a walk down to the ski lifts in the morning and walk up again at the end of the day. A small amount of on-mountain accommodation is also available at Furi, a lift ride from the southern end of town.
For more normal requirements and easy access to town in the evening, a central location is good, though what’s well-placed for Sunnegga will be a long walk in ski boots to the lifts at the other end of town; the bus service is often crowded and certainly not as frequent as it needs to be, so the local (electric) taxis enjoy a humming end-of-day trade.
5-star Hotels in Zermatt
Leading 5-star hotels in Zermatt include the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof and Mont Cervin Palace, both traditional luxury hotels, and the splendid OMNIA Mountain Lodge Hotel perched on a rock ledge 45 meters overlooking the centre of Zermatt accessed by a private lift from the village. Higher still, literally, the 5-star superior Riffelalp Resort at 2,222 m – the height of luxury and truly in the middle of the skiing – is reached only by cog mountain railway (a 20 minute ride from Zermatt) and offers exceptional standards of luxury and service with unforgettable views of the Matterhorn and prices to match. The 5 star Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort hotel is also high up in the mountains.
4-star Hotels in Zermatt
Zermatt offers an excellent choice of 4-star hotels of varying size, mostly small to medium family owned hotels, notably the the impressive Matterhorn Focus Hotel with some of the best Matterhorn views in Zermatt, the genuinely romantic and charming Romantik Hotel Julen Superior, the Unique Hotel Post with more apres ski and dining options than any other hotel in Zermatt, the ever popular cosy Hotel Alex Zermatt with squash and tennis courts as well as the usual spa and wellness facilities. There’s also the historic 4-star Hotel Monte Rosa in the village square, from where Edward Whymper and his companions set off for their fateful ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865, now modernized but still strong on climbing heritage; and too many more to mention here.
3-star Hotels in Zermatt
For 3-star hotel accommodation in Zermatt, the Hotel Bellerive Superior, the Hotel Perren Superior and the Hotel Bristol are all recommended. Also of note is the family run Hotel Romantica, conveniently located just off the high street.
Budget Hotels in Zermatt
Yes, they do exist. Prices are higher than budget hotels in cheaper resorts, but so is the quality. Hotel Bahnhof near the railway station and Hotel Weisshorn continue to get good reviews from guests.
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