The five-star Zermatterhof is an elegant hotel with a setting and service that will not fail to make an impression. Epitomising traditional Alpine elegance, the Zermatterhof has a refined and glamourous atmosphere and good spa facilities.
A Zermatt landmark, epitomising traditional elegance
Great location in the middle of the village, just a few minutes walk from Gornergrat railway
Choice of dining options from French-Italian cuisine to light Meditteranean cuisine
Rooms and suites are quite traditional in furnishing and style
One of Zermatt’s original hotels, the Zermatterhof has a refined ambience and oozes elegance at every turn. The rooms and suites are generally traditional in style, however, many have recently been given a make over to cleverly combine old and new.
Situated in the centre of the village and enjoying fantastic views of the Matterhorn, it is positioned back from the main high street in its own gardens. From the moment you arrive this hotel exudes traditional style. The hotel is within easy reach of the three main mountains and hiking areas.
Start the day with a hearty breakfast in the Prato Borni restaurant and enjoy a wide choice of French and Italian specialities in the evening. Al fresco dining at sunset or by candlelight is possible at the Lusi restaurant which serves light cuisine with a Mediterranean touch. There are 2 bars ideal for relaxing with a cocktail by the fire or listening to the pianist.
Relaxation facilities include a spacious pool, whirlpool, saunascape with sauna, steam bath, alpine grotto and ice grotto, or indulge yourself with a revitalising massage or beauty treatment in the spa. rooms.
Zermatt is a special place, 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. The resort itself lies at an altitude of 1620 meters. 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
Carvings of family crests feature on the dining room chairs, the hotel is very proud of these and they represent the crest of each of the 10 families who own the hotel
Positioned just back from the main high street, in the middle of the village, and just a 5 minute walk from the Gornergrat railway.
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.