Hotel Schweizerhof is an alpine-chic and elegant hotel in the heart of Zermatt, close to the Gornergrat railway station. Its informal atmosphere and facilities make it a good choice for families or couples looking for understated luxury.
Central location, just 2 minutes walk to the Gornergrat railway
Relaxed and informal atmosphere, warm and friendly service
Great choice of dining options, with three on site restaurants
Recently renovated by French hotelier Michel Reybier
The newly renovated Schweizerhof is located on the main bahnhofstrasse high street of Zermatt, 2 minutes walk from the Gornergrat railway. The hotel opened in late 2018 and is the project of Michel Reybier, the concept of the hotel is a new take on the art of mountain living, reinterpretating a guest-friendly hotel experience, designed to be distinctive.
The hotel has an elegant relaxed feel with a large lounge and bar area with a cosy open fire. All the rooms and suites are bright and spacious, with many of the suites offering magnificent views of the Matterhorn.
There is a choice of dining options in the hotel, a deep dive in a culinary world tour, from the Schweizerhof Kitchen with open show BBQ kitchen with wood oven and grill to La Muna, a South American cerviche corner with Asian influence. For Swiss specialties the Cheese Factory offers a brasserie style concept.
Children are well catered-for with the on site supervised Schweizer Kids Club. A children’s dinner menu can be served early and a babysitting service is available on request.
The resort of Zermatt 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
You’ll notice the décor around the hotel which has been selected from fleamarkets from all across France.
The Schweizerhof is in a prime location, in the village center, a 2 minute walk to the Gornergrat railway and 5 minutes from Zermatt Train Station.
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.
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.