Hotel Romantica Zermatt
The 3-star Hotel Romantica is a delightful traditional property located bang centre Zermatt. With just 15 ensuite rooms, this homely family run garni hotel offers a really comfortable haven of peace just 50m from the high street at great value, in what is now one of the most expensive ski resorts in the Alps.
The pretty and charming Hotel Romantica has long been a hidden gem of Zermatt’s extensive hospitality scene. Its loyal clients have been coming back here over the years. Located just 50m up a sidestreet off the centre point of Zermatt’s tight pedestrian high street, you find this cosy, quiet and petite Swiss hotel. So you are hard pressed to find a better position for near equidistant access to each of Zermatt’s lift stations and immediate access to Zermatt’s lively apres and restaurant scene. That’s called position A.
This boutique 3-star chalet balconied property has just 15 rooms, which includes two cottage suites (contained within two dark timbered ‘stadels’ set in front of the hotel), a cosy front porch for boot changing (how civilised) and a cosy lounge bar and breakfast room. It is has been family-run over generations and is now managed by daughter, Michele Cremonini. In terms of service nothing much has changed over the years here – this is homely traditional Swiss hospitality at its best. The rooms, many with balconies looking out across town to the mountains, have been smartly refurbished over time with pleasing modern decor and smart ensuite bath and shower rooms. Really comfortable beds, coffee machines, flatscreen TVs, room safes and sensible wardrobe and hanging space for skiwear finish what is a really excellent accommodation offering.
A generous buffet start to your day is provided in the homely breakfast room. A good selection of hot choices, including bacon, eggs, sausages is complemented by pastries, cakes, and Swiss cereals with locally made yoghurt and preserves. In the evening, you are within 5 minutes walk of any number and different types of restaurants.
The skiroom is just on the street immediately below the hotel, so you can collect your skis on the way out for the day. There is free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
The Romantica is a truly great accommodation option for the money. If you want proximity to the action, but peacefully, and you don’t need 5 star frills, then the Romantica punches well above its weight. But keep it quiet – we can’t all stay there!
Hotel Rooms: 15
Hotel Romantica Zermatt