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.
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
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 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. 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!
When to visit
Stay on half board in one of the Seiler hotels and enjoy having the choice of several different restaurants.
Situated in the heart of the village and just a 5-minute walk from the Gornergrat 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.