8 of the Best Hotels in Zermatt

Zermatt attracts a wide array of people, all drawn in by postcard-worthy buildings, picturesque mountain ranges and the towering Matterhorn. This charming mountain resort pulls in adventurers, lovers and anyone looking to explore. It’s easy to fall in love with Zermatt, where you’re surrounded by views that are truly second to none.

In this article, I’m going to be sharing eight of the best hotels in Zermatt with you. Hopefully they fill you with inspiration for your own trip.

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Choosing the Best Hotels in Zermatt

When choosing my favourite hotels in Zermatt, I tried to include a little bit of something for every type of traveller. But, it is worth noting that Zermatt can be one of the most expensive areas in Europe when it comes to winter sports. 

In the winter, there are hundreds of miles worth of pistes to explore across several distinct areas, but it can also be wonderful to just relax and soak in the beauty of the surrounding snow-capped mountain ranges. In the summer, there are more adventures waiting for you than I can count, ranging from hiking along beautiful trails to climbing some of the most challenging peaks in the world.

1. Cervo Mountain Resort

Do you love postcard-worthy resorts? CERVO Mountain Resort was the first accommodation option that popped into my mind when planning this article. It’s a resort that holds a fond spot in my memories. This gateway to the mystical Alps has been designed to offer the ultimate experience, from breathtaking views to alpine elements peppered around the hotel.

The team here is incredibly knowledgeable and ready to offer insight when it comes to exploring Zermatt. They can point out some of the most idyllic hiking trails, tell you where to venture off-piste to have fun and let you know where their favourite slopes are.

Staying here can be incredibly relaxing, with plenty of options available. You can meditate, start the day with yoga or follow a holistic spa experience. When it comes to the rooms, there are lots of different types to choose from. It’s worth having a look to see if any match your taste. In my opinion, the Huntsman Triple Suite is truly spectacular, where you can bathe while soaking in a view of the Matterhorn.

Learn More: CERVO Mountain Resort (Official Website) | CERVO Mountain Resort (Booking.com)

2. Mont Cervin Palace

For more than a century, Mont Cervin Palace has stood as an idyllic accommodation option for travellers in Zermatt. Here, you can find storied luxury that somehow makes you feel like you’re right at home.

From detail-oriented housekeeping to knowledgeable staff who are ready and waiting to help you plan trips in Zermatt, no stone has been left unturned at Mont Cervin Palace. The ski room facilities here are wonderful. If you don’t ski or snowboard, don’t worry, Zermatt is full of beautiful activities. There are several snowshoeing trails that offer unforgettable views of the Matterhorn.

After a long day of fun, the Finnish sauna, biosauna and steam baths can all be welcome sources of warmth. The rooms in this historic property are all a little bit different, with something for everyone. Some offer views of the surrounding mountains, while others offer a view of the Matterhorn itself. They’re all incredible, to say the least.

Learn More: Mont Cervin Palace (Official Website) | Mont Cervin Palace (Booking.com)

3. Matterhorn Focus

Offering one of the most prestigious locations in Zermatt, the views from the Matterhorn Focus are some of the best. This hotel really hones in on the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape, while floor-to-ceiling windows help you to make the most of it.

From here, it’s incredibly easy to reach one of the best viewing points in Switzerland. The Matterhorn Focus can be found right next to the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Station, the highest cable car in Europe. When you reach the summit, you can see incredible views of the Swiss, French and Italian Alps.

Each of the rooms here were designed by Heinz Julen, a local artist, architect and designer. They’re all unbelievable, with as much light as possible flooding in. Every room is modern with a rustic edge, effortlessly blending a luxury hotel with a hidden lodge.

Learn More: Matterhorn Focus (Official Website) | Matterhorn Focus (Booking.com)

4. Hotel Firefly

Are you looking for a boutique escape in Zermatt? Hotel Firefly is one of my favourite boutique resorts in the region, home to just sixteen suites. Blending a modern resort atmosphere with a family-owned alpine lodge, it’s easy to see why this hotel is loved by those who frequent it.

After a long day on the slopes here, you can throw your boots straight in the ski room and head to the sauna. There are two steam rooms, a heated pool and an outdoor jacuzzi that offers otherworldly views of the mountains. There’s also a steam bath and a salt grotto, but those craving the cold might want to head to the ice room instead.

Each of the luxury suites at Hotel Firefly have been designed with all four elements in mind, creating unique spaces with different atmospheres. All of the suites are completely different sizes, catering to parties of 2 – 12 guests. I personally love those that have been designed with water in mind, as water always helps me to relax.

Learn More: Hotel Firefly (Official Website) | Hotel Firefly (Booking.com)

5. Matthiol Boutique Hotel

With just thirty-three boutique rooms spread across four different categories, Matthiol Boutique Hotel is an exclusive lodging. It consists of two timber and stone chalets, both of which have the charm to match Zermatt and the Swiss Alps perfectly.

If you’re travelling to Zermatt to ski or snowboard, you’ll be happy to hear that the ski lift itself is just a short walk away. This little corner of paradise is away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of Zermatt, but it does take a little over twenty minutes to walk to the centre because of this if you decide to walk.

This hotel is one I would recommend to those looking for a quaint alpine experience, an alternative to the modern rooms that can be found at some other hotels. From exposed wooden beams to premium private saunas, there’s a room for every type of traveller. I would highly recommend asking for one with a view of the Matterhorn at the point of booking if that’s something you’re interested in.

Learn More: Matthiol Boutique Hotel (Official Website) | Matthiol Boutique Hotel (Booking.com)

6. Resort La Ginabelle

A family-owned wellness resort in the heart of the Alps, Resort La Ginabelle offers a relaxing atmosphere and impressive views. Within minutes, you can be on the slopes or exploring the centre of Zermatt by foot.

Just a short walk from the resort, you can find the Gornergrat Railway, one of the most scenic lines in Europe. Climbing the tracks while you can see the Matterhorn towering behind is amazing. You can take your equipment with you and go find some beautiful stretches of snow.

Wellness can be found at the core of Resort La Ginabelle, where the spa area is spread across three floors. You can find three indoor and outdoor pools, including an infinity pool. There are also saunas, steam baths and relaxation rooms. Everyone is welcome here, with areas for both families and adults only.

Learn More: Resort La Ginabelle (Official Website) | Resort La Ginabelle (Booking.com)

7. Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

Ready to dive into the history of this alluring mountain resort? The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof was a concept originally dreamt up by a vicar for some of the oldest families in Zermatt. His vision was brought to life in 1879, and has stood as a popular destination for travellers ever since.

Whether you’re hoping to have a relaxing break or embark on some adventurous outdoor pursuits, there’s something for everyone in Zermatt. You can hit the slopes throughout the year, enjoy the illumination of sunrise at Gornergrat and enjoy a horse-drawn carriage journey from the train station to your hotel.

When you walk down Bahnhofstrasse, you can see the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof all lit up. From the outside, it looks like a large, luxurious hotel, but there are only seventy-seven rooms here. There’s a lot to discover inside, from meals by a roaring fire to afternoons spent enjoying the spa.

Learn More: Grand Hotel Zermatterhof (Official Website) | Grand Hotel Zermatterhof (Booking.com)

Special Pick: The Omnia

In each of these articles, I like to include a special pick. This is always somewhere unique and somewhere I would happily go back to. For me, the hotel that truly captures the beauty of Zermatt and the essence of the surrounding mountain peaks would have to be The Omnia, positioned overlooking the mountain resort.

Just a stone’s throw away from Bahnhofstrasse, a glitzy shopping street, The Omnia is incredibly easy to reach. You enter in a style befitting James Bond, traversing a spotlit cavern and working your way up to the hotel by means of glass elevator. Right behind the hotel, you can find an array of hiking trails, and the ski bus stop is just in front. 

There are just thirty rooms at The Omnia, where no two are the same and each oozes sophistication. They’re incredibly modern and many have balconies. In my opinion, it’s worth asking for a view of the Matterhorn. The pool here also offers views of the towering mountain peak, where you can swim from the indoor pool to the outdoor pool and enjoy the outdoor whirlpool.

Learn More: The Omnia (Official Website) | The Omnia (Booking.com)

Staying in the Best Hotels in Zermatt

It’s safe to say that Zermatt is one of the prettiest mountain resorts in both Switzerland and Europe as a whole. The foot of the Matterhorn offers a perfect base for adventurers, couples seeking a secret escape and lovers of winter sports. There’s a little bit of something for every taste in Zermatt, especially when it comes to accommodation.

I hope that my picks for the best hotels in Zermatt have helped to fill you with inspiration.

Do you have a favourite place to stay in Zermatt or a hotel that you would love to share? I would love to hear about it in the comments below.