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Alpenhof

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn, is also home to the family-run Alpenhof hotel. Enjoying a central location, the traditional Alpenhof epitomizes Swiss hospitality – gourmet cuisine, a warm welcome and a relaxing spa with swimming pool awaits.

At a Glance

  • Family-run hotel with a friendly atmosphere and warm hospitality

  • Excellent food and an extensive selection of wines

  • Ideal location opposite the Sunnegga Express funicular and close to the Gornergrat railway

  • Spa facilities include indoor swimming pool, Finnish sauna and steam rooms

  • Beauty and massage treatments using Alpienne products

  • Outdoor spa facilities include a log-cabin sauna and an outdoor Jacuzzi

  • Sophisticated cigar lounge

  • Good for couples and families alike

Family, Ski, Spa & health

Insider's View

This traditional hotel is in one of the best placed - close to the main lifts and a short walk from the main high street

Jenny James

Insider's View

The outdoor hot tub and sauna is the perfect place to unwind after a long day on the slopes, especially when the snow is falling!

Jenny James

Insider's View

This quirky but cool hotel is just a stones throw from the Sunnegga lift and the Gornegrat railway.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Alpenhof

Description

The traditionally Swiss exterior of the Alpenhof houses a luxurious hotel with individually-decorated rooms. Rooms are well-appointed with colorful furnishings and bright fabrics.

The hotel is well-known for its gourmet cuisine. A luxurious champagne breakfast is on offer with an array of goodies (including fabulous home-made jams) and a delicious half-board menu is served in the main restaurant. ‘Le Gourmet’ restaurant, awarded 15 Gault Millau points, features à la carte ‘Alpine Mediterranean’ cuisine. The convivial lounge is perfect for relaxing in front of the roaring fire and swapping stories after skiing, or for digestifs after dinner.

The spa facilities are amongst the best in Zermatt and an array of treatments is available for après-ski relaxation.

The Alpenhof's position overlooking the river and opposite the Sunnegga Express funicular makes the hotel a great choice for quick and easy access to the slopes and to the multitude of boutiques and bars in the village!

Zermatt is a special place that every skier must visit. Steeped in Alpine history and overlooked by the iconic Matterhorn, in our opinion, car-free Zermatt has more charm, sophistication and romance than any other Alpine resort. Added to this, the ski area is extensive, varied and complemented by the finest mountain restaurants in the world. There is plenty going on!

Accommodation

The 62 rooms and suites are all well-equipped offering every modern comfort. No two rooms are alike. Classic and Alpine rooms have a homely, comfortable feel, and the suites are spacious and luxurious. Bright colors abound! A lovely feature of the refurbished ‘Fire and Ice’ rooms is a freestanding bathtub in the open bathroom. All rooms have internet access, cable TV, minibar and hairdryer.

Double Room

There are three types of double room: Classic, Alpine and Avantgarde. Classic double rooms have rustic wooden ceilings and timber walls, offset with elegant white handmade furniture, gives the room a fresh touch. To add to this the luxurious floral fabrics provide the room with a cosy feeling. The Alpine type Room is decorated with pine furniture that compliments the pine ceiling. The furnishings are in relaxing blues and greens that flatter your surroundings. The Avantgarde type consists of natural hand-made white furniture alongside soft furnishings decorated with a wonderful tulip pattern, leaving the room feeling somewhat noble, dignified, yet fashionable, spacious and luxurious.

Double Room Fire & Ice

Double rooms fitted with an open bath area, with a separate shower and discrete WC. A double bathtub, together with a double washstand made from acacia wood with two glass sit-on basins is installed. The acacia wood together with the cool glass sit-on basins and glass walls act together with the brushed, oiled acacia wood floor and the very exclusive fabric from the Designer-Guild Kusumam like "Fire & Ice".

Junior Suite

The Junior Suite is about ca. 40 m², with a large bedroom, direct dial phone, radio, cable-TV, safety-box, minibar, seating corner and balcony.

Suite

The Suites are about ca. 60 m², with bath/WC, direct dial phone, radio, cable-TV, safety-box, minibar, living and bedroom area, seating corner and balcony.

Penthouse Suite

Our penthouse suites are about ca 120 m² with living- and bedroom, fire-place, two bathrooms, direct dial phone, radio, cable-TV, safety-box, minibar, seating corner and balcony.

Childcare

Children are welcome but there are no specific facilities, except a children’s menu served from 6pm in the main restaurant.

Baby sitting in the evenings is available on a request basis and is approximately 15 Euros per hour until midnight after this time the charge is 20 euros per hour which is payable locally.

Qualified (CACHE trained or similar) nannies who are recruited for their mature but fun approach to childcare. Scott Dunn offers pre-season training, which includes a comprehensive first aid course. Nannies provide a structured day including food, entertainment and transport to and from lessons.

Facilities

The fine gourmet cuisine is served in the main restaurant and in the ‘Le Gourmet’ à la carte restaurant and complemented by an excellent selection of wines from the wine cellar. The sophisticated cigar lounge is a perfect ‘home-from-home’ in which to savor a Cuban cigar. After an exhilarating day on the slopes, unwind in the hotel’s spa, with its heated indoor pool, Finnish sauna and steam rooms as well as a bubbling outdoor Jacuzzi and log-cabin sauna. Relax and revitalise with a choice of massage and beauty treatments, using only natural herbal products.

Activities

Zermatt is part of the Matterhorn Ski Paradise area, home to 350km of pistes, with a connection to Cervinia in Italy. There’s enough to keep skiers of all standards amused. The village itself is a pleasure to explore, whether on foot or in a horse-drawn carriage, with a wealth of shops, restaurants and historic buildings to enjoy. Exploring the mountain is also straightforward with mountain railways and some wonderful walks, whether on foot or on snowshoes. 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 center than many other resorts. The Matterhorn Museum is a must-see with fascinating exhibits and the English church is a highlight, especially at Christmas. Every April, the Zermatt Unplugged music festival attracts big name acts.

There are also plenty more active possibilities including the fitness center, indoor tennis and squash, gym, heli-skiing, ice skating, paragliding, stunning walking tours, gorge adventures, ice climbing and tobogganing.

Location & Directions

Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel Alpenhof Zermatt is in a prime location in the heart of the village, just opposite the Sunnegga Express funicular and a couple of minutes’ walk from the Gornergrat mountain railway.

Geneva 244km, Zurich 267km, Turin 307km.

When to go

Zermatt offers excellent conditions throughout a long season. Skiing is well under way by early December and even late November due to high altitude glacial terrain around 4000m. As the season progresses, lower runs offer great conditions too and the skiing below 2000m is appealing when it gets really cold. By April when other resorts can be knee deep in slush, Zermatt will have the best conditions in the Alps. Check out the Zermatt Unplugged music festival in April too.

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