Centrally located in the heart of Zermatt, the 5* Mont Cervin Palace has an extensive range of facilities and excellent accommodation options for families, making it an ideal base for experiencing Zermatt in the summer months.
An historic hotel of Zermatt, welcoming guests since 1852
Wonderful variety of rooms and suites, offering every modern comfort
Great choice of dining options, including a 'dine-around' system for half-board guests
Superbly situated in the heart of Zermatt, just a few minutes walk from the Gornergrat railway
Exuding an air of understated elegance, the Mont Cervin Palace is one of the historic hotels of Zermatt. The excellent facilities and discreet service ensure its place among The Leading Hotels of the World is well deserved. The hotel has a great choice of rooms, suites and apartments within 4 inter-connected sets of accommodation, making it particularly appealing for families. The Mont Cervin Palace hotel and the connected Villa Margherita have rooms with an elegant alpine style, the Residence has roomy family apartments and Le Petit Cervin has cosy, wooden chalet style rooms. Varying in style from rustic to modern, much of the accommodation enjoys stunning views of the Matterhorn.
On arrival in Zermatt, you will be met at the station and transferred in style via horse and carriage or electric taxi as Zermatt is a car-free village.
The fine international cuisine in Le Restaurant is complemented by an impressive choice of wines from the wine cellar (gentlemen are required to wear jackets) or, for a more informal atmosphere, choose market-fresh produce and delicious fish dishes in Le Grill Cervin. The hotel also offers a fabulous 'dine around' system with its sister hotels, allowing guests on half board to dine at 12 different restaurants around the resort.
For relaxation, soothe tired limbs in the stylish spa, with its heated indoor and outdoor pools, two whirlpools, Finnish sauna, steambaths, ice-grotto and relaxation room, or enjoy a muscle-relaxing massage in the beauty salon.
Children are well catered for with the 'Mini Cervin' playroom, children's pool and a children’s dinner menu served at 6pm. Babysitting and baby equipment such as cots, baby monitors and bottle warmers available upon request.
The Mont Cervin is perfectly located in the very heart of Zermatt, just a few minutes 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.
When to visit
The extensive spa has outdoor Jacuzzis and a good size swimming pool
Zermatt is located in the Valais Alps, in the south of Switzerland. The village is at 1600m and the Mont Cervin Palace has a central location just off the main street.
The nearest international airports are Geneva and Zurich. Zermatt is best reached by train from each of these airports - with travel times of 3.5 - 4 hours, with one change en route.
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.
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 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.
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.