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Monte Rosa - Summer

Zermatt, Switzerland

From £1600 per person in low season
From £1800 per person in high season

based on 7 nights inc. flights

per person based on 2 people sharing a Alpenrose Double Room for 7 nights on a bed and breakfast basis including return first class train transfers.

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At a Glance

  • Zermatt's oldest hotel, full of charm and character

  • In a great location in the heart of the village, just 5 minutes walk to the Gornergrat railway

  • Rooms vary in size and style, and are individually decorated

  • The cosy and congenial bar is great for cocktails

  • Enjoy gourmet cuisine in the historic dining room, or for half-board guests, try one of the other restaurants taking part in the 'dine-around' system

  • Relax in style in the fabulous spa of the Mont Cervin Palace, a short walk from the Monte Rosa

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During the summer months, the daytime temperatures are generally warm and can be really quite pleasant, whilst the nights are cooler. The weather can change quickly in the mountains so it's always useful to be prepared with plenty of layers.

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Insider's View

The Monte Rosa was the first hotel in Zermatt and hosted Edward Whymper during his 5 attempts to climb the Matterhorn

The hotel features original paintings and wallpaper they discovered during the restoration which date back to the 19th Century

The Whymper Bar has original an wooden ceiling from 1850s recently uncovered during some renovations. So much history in one hotel - they offer a history tour each Thursday evening.

Stay on half board in one of the Seiler hotels and enjoy having the choice of several different restaurants.

Call us on 020 8682 5400 to start planning your holiday to Monte Rosa - Summer

Description

The Monte Rosa is a boutique hotel full of character and charm and is located in the heart of Zermatt with incredible views of the Matterhorn. As the oldest hotel in Zermatt the Monte Rosa successfully combines modern comfort with its historical past.

The Monte Rosa is an historic alpine hotel situated in the heart of Zermatt that has been welcoming guests for five generations. Edward Whymper, who took part in the first ascent of the Matterhorn, stayed at the hotel, and the hotel retains much of its charm and character from those bygone days. With a 'home from home' understated feel about it the hotel prides itself on warm and welcoming service.

All the rooms are decorated beautifully and vary in size and style. Some have an 'modern Alpine' feel and others have an 'historic' feel, so be sure to check with our sales team. Some suites have balconies, others have spectacular views of the Matterhorn. Interconnecting rooms and 2 bedroom suites are perfect for families.

The cosy Edward's Bar-Café is the place for a congenial pre-dinner drink before enjoying a gourmet dinner in the historic dining room. Photos featuring well-known personalities who have stayed at the hotel adorn the walls of the wood-panelled Whymper salon and the weekly guided tour of the hotel and its history is a must. The 'dine around' system allows guests on half board to dine at 14 different restaurants around the resort, ranging from traditional Swiss cuisine to Japanese delicacies and gourmet affairs.

All the facilities at the Mont Cervin Palace are open to the Monte Rosa guests, including the fabulous spa with its indoor swimming pool, a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, two whirlpools, a Finnish sauna, steambaths, an ice-grotto and a relaxation room. The MCP beauty spa offers a range of revitalising massage and beauty treatments.

The Monte Rosa is situated opposite the old church, just 5 minute walk from the Gornergrat railway. The resort itself lies at an altitude of 1620 meters at the foot of the world-renowned Matterhorn and surrounded by an additional 38 majestic peaks. Due to its southerly location, Zermatt shares part of its border with Italy and thus enjoys a mild climate with extended periods of sunshine. Although a beautiful and internationally renowned spot with numerous hotels, restaurants, bars and elegant shops, Zermatt has never lost any of its village charm and both in summer and winter remains an ideal spot for an active, refreshing or relaxing vacation.

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Accommodation

There Monte Rosa has 41 rooms and suites. The rooms are spacious and many have great mountain views, some have private balconies. The suites offer large balconies and some have spectacular views of the Matterhorn. All rooms have a private bathroom, telephone, radio, cable TV, minibar and hairdryers.

Alpenrose Twin/Double Room

The Alpenrose Twin or Double Room is a quiet and peaceful room at the back of the hotel, with 25m2 floor space there is adequate room for two. It can be made up to have a double bed or two twin beds as preferred. Includes: Private bathroom, telephone, radio, cable TV, minibar, hairdryer, and entrance to the pool and wellness area at the Mount Cervin Palace Hotel.

Edelweiss Deluxe Double

Edelweiss Deluxe Double rooms have stunning views of the Rothorn and Mischabel mountains. At 35m2 they also boast a generous bedroom with seating corner and sofa. Includes: Private bathroom, telephone, radio, cable TV, minibar, hairdryer, and entrance to the pool and wellness area at the Mount Cervin Palace Hotel.

Enzian Superior Double

Enzian Superior Double rooms have stunning views towards the east, north and west of the Zermatt mountains. Includes: Private bathroom, telephone, radio, cable TV, minibar, hairdryer, and entrance to the pool and wellness area at the Mount Cervin Palace Hotel. Some of these rooms also have a small balcony. There is also the option to add an additional bed to this room.

Open Suite

The Open Suites are refurbished rooms with spectacular views of the Zermatt mountains. Ranging from 40-55m2 floor space they boast a spacious open plan bedroom and lounge and two bathrooms. There is also a large balcony. Includes: two private bathroom, telephone, radio, cable TV, minibar, hairdryer, and entrance to the pool and wellness area at the Mount Cervin Palace Hotel. There is also the option to add an additional bed to these suites.

Whymper Suite 1 Bedroom

The Whymper Suites are the height of luxury with their sixth floor location allowing for spectacular views of the Zermatt mountains. Ranging from 75-115m2 floor space they allow for plenty of room to relax. There is a spacious bedroom, separate lounge, bathroom and separate toilet. There is also a large balcony with stunning views. Includes: two private bathroom, telephone, radio, cable TV, minibar, hairdryer, and entrance to the pool and wellness area at the Mount Cervin Palace Hotel. There is also the option to add an additional two beds to these suites.

Whymper Suite 2 Bedroom

The Whymper Suites are the height of luxury with their sixth floor location allowing for spectacular views of the Zermatt mountains. Ranging from 75-115m2 floor space they allow for plenty of room to relax. There are two spacious bedrooms, separate lounge, bathroom and separate toilet. There is also a large balcony with stunning views. Includes: two private bathroom, telephone, radio, cable TV, minibar, hairdryer, and entrance to the pool and wellness area at the Mount Cervin Palace Hotel. There is also the option to add an additional two beds to these suites.

Childcare

Several of the rooms and suites at the Monte Rosa have a connecting door which make them suitable for families and provide lots of space. Babysitting can be arranged and guests with children can use the playroom and children's pool at the nearby Mont Cervin Palace.

Facilities

Guests are invited to use the facilities at the Mont Cervin Palace which includes the fabulous spa with its indoor swimming pool, a heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, two whirlpools, a Finnish sauna, steambaths, an ice-grotto and a relaxation room. The MCP beauty spa offers a range of revitalising massage and beauty treatments.

The restaurant offers seasonal gourmet dining in the attractive historic dining room, and Edward's Bar-Café is a convivial spot for drinks, as well as offering coffee and croissants from 9am. The 'dine around' system allows guests on half board to dine at a number of different restaurants around the resort, ranging from traditional Swiss cuisine to Japanese delicacies and gourmet affairs.

Activities

Zermatt has plenty to offer in the way of activities as well as for those who just want to kick back and relax and take in all the views of the Matterhorn, lush green meadows and lakes. Zermatt offers superb hiking, biking and rock climbing for all abilities. Guests can even partake in a spot of summer skiing if they wish as the height of the glacier means skiing is available 365 days a year.

With its 'Families Welcome' award Zermatt is a family friendly place with plenty of things for children to do. There are playgrounds in the mountains, family friendly hiking trails, gondola excursions, snow tubing and the Forest Fun Park with zip wires. Zermatt also has it's own mascot 'Wolli' and children from 6-16 can take part in the supervised Wolli Summer fun programme. The village itself is a pleasure to explore and exploring the mountain is also straightforward with mountain railways and some wonderful walks, whether on foot, two wheels or in the air. If you would like a really close view of the Matterhorn, a helicopter flight around it is truly breathtaking. Zermatt is much more of a cultural centre than many other resorts. The Matterhorn Museum is a must-see with fascinating exhibits and there are plenty of art galleries and churches and chapels to see to get more acquainted with the history of Zermatt. There are also plenty more active possibilities including the fitness centre, indoor tennis and squash and gym.

Reviews

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Katherine Gotla (Staff)

This is the oldest hotel in Zermatt and with that comes some serious charm! There are features dating back to the 1850s and as a protected building there is no danger of them being removed. Beware the sloping floors that lend themselves to part of the appeal. Situated on the main street you couldn't be more central. I would recommend popping your head around the door of the church opposite as it is just as impressive inside as out.

Experiences

  • Dinner with the stars in Zermatt

    A breathtaking view with unrivalled scenery, the sunset dinner in Gornergrat includes an impressive ride on the highest open-air cogwheel train in Europe, followed by dinner on the terrace under the stars.

  • Gourmet Helicopter Tour of the Matterhorn, Zermatt

    Enjoy a spectacular helicopter flight around the majestic Matterhorn before landing at Unterrothorn and eating a delicious lunch at a mountain restaurant. Then return by foot along hiking trails or by cable car.

  • Helicopter tour of the Matterhorn

    Experience views of the Matterhorn from up high in this helicopter tour with spectacular views of the most famous mountain in Switzerland.

  • Mountain Biking in Zermatt - Scott Dunn Suggests

    Zermatt is paradise for mountain bikers offering a variety of terrains from the easy to the challenging on trails between 1,400 m and 3,100 m at the foot of the Matterhorn

  • Snow Tubing in Zermatt - Scott Dunn Suggests

    Great fun for all the family, snow tubing in Zermatt, Switzerland consists of whizzing down the slopes from a high summit station at Matterhorn glacier paradise.

  • Summer paragliding in Zermatt - Scott Dunn Suggests

    To get a different perspective on Zermatt, why not go for an exhilarating paragliding flight for the best view of the Matterhorn? Tandem flights are available throughout with different take off points around the resort.

  • Summer Skiing in Zermatt - Scott Dunn Suggests

    Skiing isn't just for winter in Zermatt. At 3,883 metres is a summer adventure in a bikini at the highest year-round ski area in Europe.

  • Sunrise breakfast, Zermatt - Scott Dunn Suggests

    By taking the Gornergrat Railway to the foot of the Matterhorn early in the morning you can experience the indescribable views. As the sun touches the peak and turns it into a golden, fiery red colour it truly looks majestic in all its glory.

  • Waterskiing in Schalisee, Zermatt - Scott Dunn Suggests

    Experience the thrill of waterskiing in the mountains. Visit Schalisee in Täsch, near Zermatt where you will find a 109 m, electric powered waterskiing lift to take you surfing through the largest lake in the Nikolai Valley.

Location & directions

Zermatt, Switzerland

Situated in the heart of the village and just a 5-minute walk from the Gornergrat railway.

How to get there

Scheduled British Airways flights from London to Geneva followed by a scenic first class train transfer of 3 hours 45 minutes.

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