If you take your skiing with sugar and cream, Zermatt is the resort in which to stay - provided, of course, you have both the wherewithal and the luck to find a vacant room in a tourist centre that has no low season at all. Arriving by train from Täsch is a breathtaking experience - you are greeted by stunning mountain scenery, dominated by the Matterhorn. At the station, backpackers mingle with socialites; all are equally awestruck by the setting.
Undoubtedly destined to become an icon of the luxury market, this incredible, beautifully styled property occupies a landmark position with breathtaking panoramic views across the village and mountain ranges as well as uninterrupted views of the iconic Matterhorn, yet is only minutes from the village.
Built for aristocrats touring Switzerland on the Grand Tour, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in Zermatt is now an elegant refuge for royalty and rock stars, Hollywood actors and leading politicians.
The Hotel Mont Cervin Palace in Zermatt has entertained royalty since 1852. A member of the "Leading Hotels of Switzerland", it combines great sophistication with slightly less formality than most hotels of this standard.
Breathe deeply on your private balcony at The Omnia. There is modern magic in this mountain lodge.
An amazing 2,222 meters above sea level, the Riffelalp Resort 2222m in Zermatt, offers a unique Alpine panorama and microclimatic condition. In the heart of the Gornergrat skiing, this grand hotel treats its guests to all the services and amenities befitting its five-star designation.
Shallow eves blanketed with snow and balconies draped with icicles, the Alex Schlosshotel Tenne in Zermatt captures the cheery hedonism of skiing.
Newly opened in December 2009, the 4 star Cervo Hotel in Zermatt is situated in a natural surrounding beside the slopes, a mere 20m from the Sunnegga Express funicular railway.
The Firefly is right in the heart of Zermatt, nestled within the impressive mountain ranges surrounding the Matterhorn. Just gazing out of our high windows and glass doors will take your breath away.
Typically Alpine in style, the Schönegg offers superior accommodation and has panoramic views from its elevated position (ski back to hotel, conditions permitting). Reached in 30 seconds via a lift from the village, it is just 3 minutes from the Sunnegga lift.
The centrally located Hotel Alex in Zermatt is for skiers who like to have fun. The first hint is the Sunset bar, just outside the hotel, always crowded with guests and visitors.
As much a part of Zermatt as the Matterhorn itself, the Hotel Monte Rosa started life in 1839, when the local physician used it to host mountaineers, including Edward Whymper, the first man to conquer the Matterhorn.
The very central Hotel Schweizerhof is located on the main pedestrianised street.
The small, friendly Hotel Sonne in Zermatt offers a relaxed and comfortable base rather than a "Grand Hotel" experience. This doesn't mean it's short of comfort: it's a place in which you can be pampered and rejuvenated.
Just a few minutes' walk from the village centre and the Gornergrat mountain railway, the Mirabeau is a comfortable hotel, well-known for its fine cuisine and its 'spa' facilities.
This Zermatt apartment chalet is at the top of the building and the accommodation is spread over two floors. All the rooms have balconies and the bedrooms are all ensuite.
The charming and comfortable Hotel Butterfly is located in a quiet position just one minute from the centre of Zermatt, and two minutes from the Gornergrat mountain railway.
The Hotel Perren in Zermatt is a friendly, family-run hotel with a relaxed, traditional atmosphere.
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