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Monte Rosa

Zermatt, Switzerland

Situated in the heart of the village with views of the Matterhorn, the Monte Rosa is Zermatt's oldest hotel, with a fascinating Alpine history. Full of charm and character, the Monte Rosa successfully combines modern comfort with its historical past.

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 an apres-ski cocktail

  • 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

Family, Ski

Insider's View

Stay on half board in one of the Seiler hotels and enjoy having the choice of 13 different restaurants.

Mike Harlow

Insider's View

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.

Katherine Gotla

Insider's View

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

Jenny James

Insider's View

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

Jenny James

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Description

Welcoming guests since 1839, the Monte Rosa is an historic alpine hotel situated in the heart of Zermatt. 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. An air of understated luxury pervades the hotel and the service is friendly and warm, a 'home from home'.

Rooms are all beautifully decorated and vary in size and style. Some have an 'historic' feel and others have a 'modern Alpine' 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.

Renowned for its cocktails, 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, with its ornate ceiling and traditional charm. 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 12 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. Zermatt itself 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

There are 41 rooms and suites at the hotel. 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

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 12 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.

Activities

Zermatt has plenty to offer guests other than skiing. 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 English church is a highlight, especially at Christmas and art exhibitions, concerts, films, walking tours are plentiful. 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

Finally, if all of this sounds exhausting, there are some top quality spas where you can be pampered to your heart’s content.

Location & Directions

Zermatt, Switzerland

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

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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