Our Top 3 Boutique Hotels In Zermatt, Switzerland

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Zermatt is a beautiful, enticing place to visit with perfect snow conditions for skiing from the end of November to the end of April. It harbours a charm that rivals any luxury ski resort in Europe. Zermatt is one of the most coveted ski resorts in Switzerland, voted the best in a 2016 survey of 49,000 people. Once you have visited Zermatt, you can be sure you will come back!

People holidaying in Zermatt are often looking for luxury accommodation. If it’s boutique you want, you are spoilt for choice in the Zermatt area, with a huge selection of chalets and hotels to consider, each with their own unique styles.

Here at WA Destinations, we like to help clients sort through the myriad of hotels and chalets to find the right one for them. Since we are based here in Zermatt, and have lived here for years, we have the insider knowledge on the best luxury hotels around.

So, if you are looking for luxury hotels for your Zermatt skiing break, here are our top 3 boutique hotels…

1. Hotel Cervo

Hotel Cervo is one of our favourite boutique hotels here in Zermatt. Situated on a terrace above the village, this hotel has amazing views of the Matterhorn mountain and surrounding peaks. The centre of Zermatt is only a 10 minute walk away and the ski lift is just 2 minutes away in an elevator.

The hotel consists of 5 large chalets which have between 5 and 11 rooms within them, ranging from a Cosy Deluxe room to the Panoramic Suites which include a dining room and kitchenette. The chalets can be taken separately as rooms or booked as a whole, if there are a number of you in the group. Each room has amazing views, a private terrace, Wi-Fi and complimentary Molton Brown toiletries.

Luxury is never far away in Hotel Cervo with private spa areas in each chalet equipped with sauna, outdoor whirlpool, bucket showers, Kneipp basins, massage room and relaxation area.

In terms of dining, this luxury hotel offers two great choices – the Cervo Puro restaurant boasting alpine cosiness and 14 Gault-Millau points and Ferdinand, a more casual dining experience which is an architectural treat in its own right. We won’t give any more away!

2. Backstage Hotel

The boutique Backstage Hotel will certainly impress. Boasting their unique and quirky “Cube Loft Rooms” which come complete with bunk beds for children if needed, along with their Deluxe and Standard rooms kitted out with handmade furniture, the Backstage Hotel is going to create lasting memories.

Centrally located just minutes from Zermatt’s bustling high street with its fantastic array of bars, restaurants and shops and only 800m from the nearest ski lift, the Backstage Hotel is a good choice if you want to be right in the middle of all the action.

If you are looking to unwind after all the hustle and bustle or a day on the slopes, you cannot miss the Backstage Hotel’s unique wellness centre. Inspired by the story of creation, the centre is split into seven sensory cubes, including a dark steam room with pulsing light, a sauna projecting images from the Hubble telescope and a relaxation room with waterbed. It is an experience not to be missed!

In terms of dining, After Seven is an award-winning restaurant which boasts 2 Michelin stars and serves fine food across 4 to 7 courses via a “surprise menu” designed by celebrated chef Ivo Adams. Again, not to be missed!

3. Hotel Matthiol

If you are looking for a more peaceful skiing holiday in Zermatt but still with the luxury feel, you can’t do better than Hotel Matthiol. Situated in the quieter area of Winkelmatten on the edge of Zermatt, this hotel is a hidden gem in our view, offering ski-in ski-out, a wonderful restaurant, large spa and stylish bar.

Zermatt centre, with its village feel and busy atmosphere, is about a 20 minute walk from Hotel Matthiol and the nearest ski lift is about a 10 minute walk.

In terms of luxury accommodation at this hotel, there are 4 great room choices, from Standard Rooms to the Matterhorn Spa Double Room. Some rooms adjoin offering a great option for families or larger groups who wish to have connecting rooms. Touches of luxury come in the form of rain showers, stunning views from private balconies and in the Spa rooms, private saunas, hammams and freestanding bath tubs.

If you fancy a little relaxation after a hard day skiing, the Hotel Matthiol spa offers the ultimate relaxation haven with an outdoor whirlpool, Finnish sauna, herbal sauna and steam bath, as well as a luxurious list of treatments and massages. If you fancy more food after your amazing breakfast, you can enjoy some lovely tea and cake which is served in the afternoons!

As you can see, we know the ins and outs of luxury accommodation here in Zermatt and that’s why we offer a complimentary concierge service. We know what hotels have to offer, whether they can accommodate families, where they are located and what kind of experience they will deliver.

So, contact us now for a free concierge consultation – let us design the perfect ski holiday for you in our beloved Zermatt!