based on 7 nights inc. flights
per person based on two people sharing a double room (renovated) on a half board basis including return airport transfers.
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
Best time to Visit
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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.
To start planning your holiday to Alpenhof
Zermatt, home of the Matterhorn, is also home to the family-run Alpenhof hotel. Enjoying a central location, the traditional Alpenhof epitomises Swiss hospitality – gourmet cuisine, a warm welcome and a relaxing spa with swimming pool awaits.
The traditionally Swiss exterior of the Alpenhof houses a luxurious hotel with individually-decorated rooms.
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!
The 62 rooms and suites are all well-equipped offering every modern comfort including a docking station, multimedia TV system, complimentary WiFi, minibar, bathrobe and slippers, safe, coffee machine and hairdryer.
|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".
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.
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.
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.
|Deluxe Double Room||
A modern, comfortable double room consisting of a large double bed, desk and a sofa bed, ideal for a child. Also has a bathroom with shower, a dressing room and a balcony. Ideal for two adults and one child.
|Design Double Room||
Features a large double bed, most rooms have balcony with seating area. Bathroom with shower or bath tub. For two guests.
|Design Superior Room||
Larger than the Design Double Rooms these rooms can accommodate up to three adults on a large bed and a sofa bed in the living area. The bedroom and living area can be separated by sliding doors.
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.
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 savour 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.
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 centre 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 centre, indoor tennis and squash, gym, heli-skiing, ice skating, paragliding, stunning walking tours, gorge adventures, ice climbing and tobogganing.
Georgie Berghaeger (Staff)
Despite the eccentric decor...! The Alpenhof is an excellent hotel, with great service and really great food. The rooms are comfortable and cosy, and you can relax in their wellness centre after a long day on the slopes. It has a great location just across the road from the Sunnegga lift, as well as a short walk from the Gornegrat railway.
Ski the Matterhorn before anyone else is out of bed! Take the lift on a Thursday morning with the pisteurs and have the entire mountain to yourself (and maybe a few friends).
If you are flying into Switzerland and taking the train to your chosen destination, take the hassle of struggling with all those extra bags and FlyRail them all the way to the railway station, where they can be collected at your leisure.
Billed as the highest glacier palace in the world, this ethereal attraction is well worth a visit. Mysterious sounds accompany you as you discover this glacial world, and there's even an ice slide.
Gourmet Helicopter Tour around the Matterhorn, Zermatt
Enjoy a helicopter tour around the mighty Matterhorn, take in all the breathtaking views of the most imposing mountain in Switzerland, land on the Unterrothorn to enjoy lunch at a mountain restaurant, before skiing back down.
Helicopter Tours around the Matterhorn in Zermatt
Take in a bird's-eye view of the wonder of the Matterhorn with a helicopter tour in Zermatt, Switzerland. A thrilling sightseeing flight, ideal for a special occasion or treat.
Visit Zermatt's igloo village at the top of the Gornergrat railway, at 2,727m. A unique experience to dine or even sleep overnight in an igloo.
Paragliding in Zermatt
An exhilarating and spectacular view of the winter wonderland that is Zermatt and the Matterhorn from the heady heights of paragliding. Tandem flights are available throughout the winter months with different take off points around the resort.
Zermatlantis in Zermatt
Try to find time to visit Zermatlantis - an underground museum close to the church which gives you a fascinating historic tour of the village.
Location & directions
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.
How to get there
Scheduled British Airways flights from London to Geneva take 2 hours followed by a scenic first class train 3-hour transfer to Alpenhof.
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