Schweizerhof – Zermatt
An established Zermatt favourite, the Schweizerhof welcomes back skiers and their families year after year. This is undoubtedly down to the warmest of Swiss hospitality, simple luxury and an atmosphere so relaxed, you could be at home. And since its neo alpine renovation in 2018 – with its brief to embrace luxury and refined living – it rightly sits amongst the best hotels in the resort. It’s the friendliness of the staff and the exceptional restaurant choice that we love so much. And its central location is a big plus. The hotel’s electric taxis can take you to the lifts slightly further from the heart of the village then pick you up at the end of the day, and you’re only moments from Zermatt’s atmospheric streets, gourmet restaurants, wine bars and shops.
Wooden paneling and floors, cool marble bathrooms, and little traditional Swiss touches – a cow bell here and a Matterhorn throw there – all the rooms and suites are sophisticatedly designed and furnished. High tech appliances such as iPads, Dyson hairdryers, enormous flat screen TVs and Nespresso coffee machines are all added bonuses. Nearly all the rooms and suites come with a balcony or terrace with views across the village or best of all, the Matterhorn. The Cosy Rooms are just that. Twin or a queen size bed, they are better suited for one person. The Double Rooms are more spacious, with twins or a king size bed, and are exceptionally comfortable. The Junior Suites and slightly larger Family Suites can accommodate up to four people with a king size bed, living area and large sofa bed. The best views of all can be found in the large Attic Suites. Sleeping up to four, with a king size bed and a large sofa bed, they also have their own wood burning stoves for that essential mountain comfort.
Families have been known to never eat out when staying at the Schweizerhof – the food is that good. You can start your evening at the cocktail bar, then choose from three very different restaurants. At Le Schweizerhof Kitchen your dinner is prepared in front of you and pizzas are cooked in a wood burning fire. La Muna serves exquisite Asian and Peruvian fusion cuisine that’s often a welcome antidote to mountain eating. And for hearty, traditional Swiss fare, the Cheese Factory is a stübli style eaterie, with fondue and raclette made from local seasonal cheeses. When the live folk music starts up, so does the waltzing!
The Schweizerhof could not be more family friendly. The Kids Club is enormous and one of the best in the resort with supervised activities including a climbing wall and full of toys and games. There are children’s menus available as well as a babysitting service on request.
One of the joys of staying at the Schweizerhof is that everything you could possibly need is on hand. The in-house ski shop has all the latest equipment and clothing, and staff will advise you on the best skis for you, then fit them. The Spa, with its very large pool, saunas, steam room and Jacuzzis can individually tailor treatment sessions and offers some peace and quiet after a day on the mountain.
- Cosmopolitan 4* family hotel in the heart of Zermatt village
- Minutes from Gornergrat Station and the Sunegga Express lift
- Modern chalet style rooms and suites
- Three restaurants with international themes and a lively bar to be enjoyed by all
- Well-established kids club
- In-house ski shop and rental
- Spa with indoor pool, sauna, steam room and jacuzzis
- Open in the summer
- Low season price from €325 B&B (per room, per night)
- High season price from €390 B&B (per room, per night)