Zermatt

Over 2,200 years ago, Roman legions marched over the saddle of the Matterhorn home to Italy. Today skiers follow their route in ways unknown to the Romans and faster than they ever dreamed. However, in Zermatt you still get around like the Romans – á piède. In this historically rustic resort, the fastest moving vehicle is a horse drawn sleigh! That does not mean the comforts of modern life never made it up here – quite the contrary. There are wonderful hotels, shops, restaurants, spas, bars, a panoply of sports facilities, and cafés to enjoy while taking in the very cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Hit the gym before coming to the world’s 2017 second-best resort. Zermatt’s world famous skiing tests everyone’s mettle. Major construction and ongoing lift redevelopment have resulted in a highly integrated, efficient, and up-to-the minute system. With Italy’s Cervinia, 74 lifts, from underground trains to a 150-person cable car and high-speed chairs, whisk you to 240 miles of trails and extensive off-piste powder. The three interconnected areas are Sunnegga (with a new funicular), Gornergrat, and Klein Matterhorn and all accessible with the free ski bus. A 125-passenger cable car links Sunnegga and Gornergrat and another between Riffelberg and Furi. In spring, the most fearless try the Tiefbach or on a day at April’s end, do the 35-mile ski marathon with a 31,000-foot vertical. One family bonus is children under nine ski free. For those of us enjoying life at a slightly slower pace, relief from hunger and fatigue is never too far away: Zermatt has 56 mountain restaurants, many are gourmet, giving you an inkling of how European skiers savor their mountain lunch!

  • Train in Zermatt with Matterhorn in distance.
  • Downtown Zermatt.
  • Matterhorn behind Zermatt.

Gateway City: Zürich
Transfer Time: 3.5 hours
Via: 1st & 2nd Class Rail

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  • DISPLAY AMMENITIES (roll over icons)
  • A Best of the Alps Resort
  • Chic Shopping
  • Casino
  • English Spoken
  • Expensive
  • Family Resort
  • Fine Food
  • Fly Luggage
  • Glacier Express
  • Haute Route
  • High Season Lines
  • Long Season
  • Lots to do
  • No Cars
  • Olympic Resort
  • Party Town
  • Skier's Resort
  • Summer Skiing
  • Very Scenic
  • World Cup Races
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Hotels in Zermatt

  • Exterior of Hotel Bellerive in Zermatt.
  • Bar and lounge in Hotel Bellerive in Zermatt.
  • Spa in Hotel Bellerive in Zermatt.
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  • Room in Hotel Bellerive in Zermatt.
  • Room with Matterhorn view in Hotel Bellerive in Zermatt.
  • Room with Matterhorn at dusk in Hotel Bellerive in Zermatt.

HOTEL BELLERIVE

  • Superior

The Bellerive’s entry circles around an open fireplace with a wood paneled bar just steps away. The Notis’ hotel offers breakfast, has large south facing deluxe rooms and north facing standards. All 25 have Bang & Olufsen TVs, terry robes, and cozy sheepskin covered chairs on their balconies. Last year Katja and Mario Noti renovated eight rooms and two suites. Perhaps their attention to these finer points is what helped make them Trivago’s best three-star hotel in all of Switzerland for 2018. For those wanting a night in, dinner is possible at about $40.00/person. Topping things off, there’s a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath. No wonder the Bellerive, a member of Small Elegant Hotels, was rated the second best small hotel in Switzerland.

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  • Exterior of Europe Hotel & Spa at Zermatt.
  • Restaurant in Europe Hotel & Spa at Zermatt.
  • Bar in Europe Hotel & Spa at Zermatt.
  • Spa in Europe Hotel & Spa at Zermatt.
  • Sauna in Europe Hotel & Spa at Zermatt.
  • Bathroom in Europe Hotel & Spa at Zermatt.
  • Room and bath in Europe Hotel & Spa at Zermatt.

EUROPE HOTEL & SPA

Nestled on a side street, the Europe Hotel & Spa, is watched over by Marianne and Rudi Julen, and of course, the Matterhorn. This past spring the three generations of Julens renovated the remaining twelve traditional rooms so now all 38 are Alpine Design-Modern. Their black-nosed sheep theme is still omnipresent throughout the hotel. The spa has a whirlpool, Finnish and organic herbal saunas, steam bath, and more than ten types of treatments. Guests are still warmly welcomed, enjoy the beautifully Swiss pine-paneled bar and have dining experiences prepared by chef Hauke Pohl. But why the sheep theme, the Julen family is Zermatt’s most renowned shepherds of black-nosed sheep.

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Guests who stay a week, can have a partial massage

 

 

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  • Exterior of Hotel Mirabeau at Zermatt.
  • Lounge at Hotel Mirabeau at Zermatt.
  • Bar Hotel Mirabeau at Zermatt.
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  • Room at Hotel Mirabeau at Zermatt.
  • Room II at Hotel Mirabeau at Zermatt.
  • Room III at Hotel Mirabeau at Zermatt.
  • Room IV at Hotel Mirabeau at Zermatt.

MIRABEAU HOTEL

  • Superior

Rose and Sepp Julen’s 44 room hotel is designed with an eye to ecology as well as our creature comforts. Their rooms are in light honey and smoked oak woods, earth-tone woolens and granite baths. The pool compliments the Zen-like spa offering herbal and aromatherapy, a Tepidarium, steam bath, natural body treatments, and facilities for couples and families. Above the spa, the Alpine Residence has 17 luxurious junior suites. Joined by daughter Marie, the extended family has just the right personal touch with a warm welcome, sink yourself-into chairs around the fireplace, fresh flowers brightening the day, with renovated rooms, and their fine kitchen sending out culinary treats. Add two Zermatt firsts: their wine bar and deli. It’s no wonder the Mirabeau is continually selected as one of Switzerland’s 50 best!

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Stay 7, pay 6 during October 17 / December 22, 2018 &  January 5 / February 1, 2019

 

 

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GRAND HOTEL ZERMATTERHOF

  • Superior

The Zermatterhof’s five star doors have been open since 1879. Over the past 139 years, upgrades continue raising the hotel standards for Zermatt by blending history with our modern day: the just renovated lobby, crystal chandeliers, ceiling parquetry, paneled fireplace suites, canopy beds, and elegant dining. Their Prato Borni, one of three restaurants, is top rated by Michelin. Raphael Biner’s hotel has 77 rooms and suites offering eight different types of accommodations – each with a basket of fresh fruit to welcome you. The extensive spa facilities include several types of saunas, a whirlpool, hot tub, ice bath, and a glass enclosed infinity pool under the watchful eye of the Matterhorn. So experience the Zermatterhof – one of Condé Nast Traveler ‘s top 50 hotels in the world!

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Reservations confirmed by October 15th: Get a 10% reduction or a stay 4, pay 3 Sundays / Thursdays or stay 7, pay 6: From winter opening to December 22nd, January 5 / February 9 & then from February 24th to season’s end.

 

 

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