22 Summits – Zermatt
Hotel Type: An intimate and sophisticated family-run boutique 4* hotel.
Location: Situated in a well-connected region of Zermatt, nestled between peaks in the Swiss Alps. Minutes away from the Matterhorn Express lift and the town centre on foot. Zermatt is 4 hours by train from Geneva airport. Zermatt itself is a car-free village. You can drive up to Täsch and park there to get the train into Zermatt or a transfer.
Style: Trendy and alpine design with a casual ambience.
Rooms: 22 stylishly-furnished double rooms and suites.
Ideal For: Those looking for an excellently located, relaxed and comfortable place to stay. It’s the perfect for unwinding or adventuring, and probably less suitable for young ones
Dining: 22 Summits only serves breakfast. However, it is a short walk away from the local restaurants and the atmospheric bar and cocktail lounge is the perfect place to relax in the evening with exquisite drinks.
Spa: Choose from a range of treatments, or simply relax in the two-storey wellness centre. This includes a Finnish sauna, the Vitarium, an alpine hay bath, outdoor whirlpool, and modern fitness room for anyone with extra energy.
Activities and Experiences: Zermatt is nestled at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn which provides a whole host of things to do here. Including: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, helicopter tours, ice-skating, paragliding, swimming, scenic train rides, walking the world’s longest suspension bridge, après ski, glacier rides, museum visits and shopping in the village.
Winter low season price from: €418 per night in the Double Room with morning sun-facing mountain views.
Winter high season price from: €568 per night in the Double Room with morning sun-facing mountain views.
Open: All year-round. Please note summer rates are cheaper. (€310 per night in August in the Double Room with morning sun-facing mountain views).
Your hosts at 22 Summits have a wealthy history of Zermatt hospitality and have left no stone unturned with their new venture, making guests feel at home from the word go. Opened during the 2018/19 season, at the top of the village, it’s a designer retreat with the feel of a luxury chalet. We love its aged timber walls and floors and the minimalist decoration – and above all, the relaxed and intimate vibe. Before heading into the village for dinner, the bar and lounge are convivial places to mull over the day and sip a cocktail made from regional ingredients. And for those who want to get their skis on as soon as the lifts open, the 22 Summits’ location doesn’t get much better. You can access the entire Zermatt and Cervinia ski areas from the Matterhorn Express, just a short walk away.
With exceptionally comfortable beds, cool lighting, floor to ceiling windows and spacious bathrooms (with either a shower or a bath), the rooms and suites at 22 Summits have undoubtedly some of the best views in the resort. The “Morning Sun” Double Rooms look out over the village itself, giving you the first rays of the day before you head out for the day. The slightly larger Double Deluxe Rooms “Matterhorn” speak for themselves, and you could never tire of that view from your bed or balcony. The most spacious is the Suite “Morning Sun”, with its mezzanine layout and pull out sofa bed. Our favourites are the Suites “Matterhorn”, again with a mezzanine level and balcony and quite spectacular views.
22 Summits only serves breakfast, which is fresh, delicious and plentiful. For dinner, the bars and restaurants are just a short walk into the centre of the village and maybe an electric taxi back!
We think this is more of a grown up hotel, or for families with older children. There are no facilities for children, although there are larger suites that will sleep up to three people.
Built into the mountainside, with the rock exposed, and lit in dazzling colours, the Spa is a chic sanctuary. It’s takes up two floors and is huge, with a whirlpool bath on the terrace outside, sauna, Vitarium and a gym. We recommend the hay bath – a typically alpine treatment.
Zermatt truly comes alive in the summer. You’ll find this mountain haven bursting with different activities, including climbing, hiking, or mountain biking! Even better, it’s all surrounded by stunning the scenery of the Swiss Alps, with staggering glacial peaks overlooking vast and beautiful lakes. Rising above it all is the famous Matterhorn, inviting relaxing excursions and experiences. Zermatt village is equipped with everything you might want. Simply strolling through the classically alpine streets is invigorating enough, but why not try your hand at football, tennis, and even beach volleyball with a mountain backdrop! There are tons of events held each year, like guided tours and museum exhibitions, with plenty to keep the children entertained too. Look to inhale the clean, alpine air with 22 Summits today!