The 9 Best Hotels in Zermatt Switzerland
One of the most popular choices and arguably the best hotel in Zermatt today, the five-star Omnia is an architectural treat, built in a style that reflects the shape and majesty of the surrounding mountains. The hotel boasts a wellness centre, library with fireplace, sun terrace and lounge bar as well as an entertainment cavern complete with a cinema and nightclub. The Omnia is one of the region’s most state-of-the-art hotels with excellent business and meeting facilities.
A luxury choice that is just as good as the Omnia, the five-star Cervo Mountain Boutique Resort includes a choice of hotel rooms, suites and chalets. All the accommodation options, as well as the restaurants and spa, have been meticulously deigned with a fine blend of rustic and modern Swiss chic style. It is also one of the only resorts in the Zermatt area where visitors can ski-in and ski-out, making it the perfect choice for those who want to go straight from slope to après-ski.
Another five-star ski-in and ski-out resort, Riffelalp enjoys an enviable location in the heart of the Zermatt region, to the east of the main town. As the name suggests, this classic-style Alpine hotel is located at 2222 metres high where the air is fresh and clean. In addition to its many world class features including a stunning choice of rooms and apartments with Matterhorn views, it’s also one of the region’s more historic hotels, having opened in 1894 and welcoming the early cohorts of glamourous Europeans enjoying Alpine ski holidays.
A supremely elegant five start hotel with all the glamour and history of a grand Parisian or Viennese hotel. Even older than the Riffelalp, the Grand Zermatterhof was built in 1879. Today it has retained its old-world charm by embracing a vintage Art Deco style throughout its rooms and communal spaces. The Zermatterhof is not simply somewhere to sleep, it is an experience from the moment you wake.
A four-star hotel with fabulous views, home to a choice of chalets, suites and rooms. A modern, Alpine style building that incorporates plenty of glass to maximize views as well as locally sourced larch timber. Located at the edge of Zermatt village, it offers the perfect balance where guests can enjoy peace, quiet and access to hikes as well as a short journey to the vibrant town centre.
This four-star collection of aparthotels is perfect for those who want space for the family and the opportunity to prepare their own food. The six, self-contained apartments have been finished in a contemporary style. Guests have access to the onsite wellness centre which is complete with a sauna and hammam. Guests can also enjoy an extensive breakfast buffet before hitting the slopes, whilst the cosy bar is waiting on your return.
An absolutely charming and perfectly rustic classic Alpine style lodge hotel. Built in 1959 but recently renovated in an up-to-date Alpine chic style, this four-star hotel even boasts a wellness spa and a choice of room or suite. Further features include a beautifully landscaped garden, roaring fireplaces, balcony views and a rustic restaurant which serves wholesome locally sourced food, the Chesa Valese is one of the region’s most authentic Alpine hotels.
Firefly offers several four-star suites, each with their own unique character, ranging from the Junior Suite to the Maxi Balcony Suite as well as the Garden and Chalet Suites and even the fantastic super-luxury Skylight Loft. All rooms are styled in the latest Alpine chic and includes features such as real animal rugs, multiple bathrooms, TVs and wood burners. Guests also have access to the bar, spa, gym and wine cellar.
This four-star hotel has been built on the very mountains that visitors com to Zermatt to see. Built with larch wood and glass it blends well with its surroundings whilst guests have excellent views outdoors. The bright, airy and spacious interior of both the rooms and the remainder of the hotel make it popular with those who have come to explore the great outdoors, as does its proximity to terrific slopes and hikes. This top boutique hotel is surprisingly family friendly. It’s a pleasant ten-minute walk from the main centre of Zermatt in Switzerland.
The 3 Best Hotels with View of Matterhorn
This four-star hotel has been built in contrast to the traditional architecture of the region. Instead its stark modernism reflects the distinct shape of the Matterhorn itself, which is located a short distance from the hotel. The hotel has been constructed largely in glass to ensure that a fine view of the mountain can be experienced from much of the hotel.
The historic Riffelhaus is so proud of its heritage, it now includes the year of build (1853) in its name. Of all the historic hotels in the region it has one of the finest views of the Matterhorn, thanks to its location to the south of Zermatt town in the Rifflelap ski region, just 10 kilometres from Switzerland’s most famous peak.
Located a short train from Zermatt centre in nearby Gornergrat, the 3100 Kulmhotel is located an astonishing 3120 metres above sea level. The hotel’s secluded situation makes it popular with those who want to avoid the bustle of the town centre. An established expedition base, visitors can enjoy two observatories including a planetarium, as well as unparalleled views of the Matterhorn.
The Best Hotel with Spa & Pool
The five-star Mont Cervin Palace is the region’s best spa hotel, located in the very heart of the main area and dating from 1852. As well as an extensive spa, pool and gym, guests also have access to a personal trainer and a wide range of pampering services. Despite the unreserved glamour of Mont Cervin Palace, children are warmly welcomed and can enjoy a range of activities. It also offers conference facilities, unforgettable views and unique transit by carriage.
The 4 Best Apartments for Rent
La Vue is small building perched on a slope 40 metres above the main town, offering exceptional views of both the town and the surrounding peaks. This small collection of luxury apartments contains just six fully furnished units. Guests can choose to have the services of a private chef or use the fully-equipped kitchen.
Superbly located for easy access to everything that the centre of Zermatt where guests will find a range of shops, bars and restaurants. These apartments are also very close to Zermatt main train station. A collection of clean, fresh and modern apartments which are ideal for families or those looking for a home from home experience in Zermatt Switzerland. As well as a kitchenette, lounge and dining area within the apartment, guests also have access to a sauna, Turkish bath and their own balcony/patio area.
Guests at these five-star apartments have access to a heated outdoor pool, amazing views of the Matterhorn, free Wifi and the choice of a private chef. The real pull is that the three apartments are all very large, catering for up to 22 guests, making them perfect for families or groups who want plenty of space as well as a spot of luxury. Ideally located on a slope at the edge of the town.
Another collection of five-star chalets and apartments, at Mountain Exposure guests can create their own tailor-made holiday experience. The accommodation options vary in size whether there’s just 2 or you or 34. Even the designs of the chalet vary from the rustic to the design-led, making it easy to find the perfect choice for your holiday. Enjoy services such as childcare, fridge fills, personal chef and daily cleaning.
The Best Cheap / Affordable Hotel in Zermatt
This three-star hotel may be one of Zermatt’s most affordable options but it’s features and services are what you’d expect from a higher ranked hotel. It is home to its own wellness centre, offers guests a free transfer service, boasts a modern, chic look and a delicious breakfast buffet. Guests can also enjoy family friendly services, a Nespresso machine in every room and free Wifi as well as a concierge service and free hire of a sledge and hiking poles.