Hidden gem, nothing else to say! Amazing views, excellent food and location
- Bed and Breakfast
- 400m to slopes
- 250m to Resort Centre
- Spectacular views
- Excellent value for money
Considered a hidden gem in Zermatt, the Hotel Excelsior is a cosy family-run hotel which prides itself on personal service and great views of the Matterhorn.
The Hotel Excelsior is in a prime location just 250 metres to Zermatt's centre with plenty of shops and restaurants, and 400 metres to the Gornergratbahn and the Sunnegga Express funicular.
The hotel has spectacular views of the Swiss Alps. We recommend opting for a Double South Matterhorn View room where you can watch the sunrise from your balcony over the iconic mountain. Available on Half Board and Bed & Breakfast, the Hotel Excelsior has options for everyone. The restaurant uses local produce wherever possible and has influences from French and Swiss cuisines. Try out the restaurant's popular wine list with many bottles coming from the nearby Canton Valais vineyard region.
250 metres to Zermatt centre
400 metres to the Gornergratbahn and the Sunnegga Express funicular
80 metres to nearest bus stop
All rooms have a cable TV, minibar, safe and hairdryer.
Economy North room -sleeps 2- are 15m² and have a shower and North facing view.
Double South Matterhorn View room -sleeps 2-3- at 22m². They have a bath or shower, seating area and balcony with views towards the Matterhorn.
Junior Suite North room -sleeps 3-4- are 31m². They have a shower, seating area and North facing balcony.
Single North room -sleeps 1- are 13m² with a shower and North facing balcony.
Lounge and bar area
Heated boot room
Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet
Optional upgrade to half board: dinner is a four course meal mostly inspired by French and Swiss cuisine
Special diets (vegan, gluten free and dairy free) are available on a request basis. Catering for dietary allergies will need to be checked before booking.
Zermatt, according to some reporters, is as near as anywhere to perfection, so long as you are an intermediate or advanced skier. With vast and varied skiing that extends via a link with Cervinia into Italy, along with awesome scenery, Zermatt really is a great resort. Let's be honest, there are better choices for complete beginners, but Zermatt DOES have beginners' slopes and a very good ski school, so don't believe those who will try telling you it's not possible to learn to ski here.
The more experienced skiers will love the 400+km of pistes and complete snow guarantee that comes with the high altitude. The Klein Matterhorn cable car is Europe's highest ski lift station at 3,820m. Ski over into Italy for a cruise around Cervinia's well maintained slopes, before heading back to the Hennustall for an apres ski beer or three!
Zermatt ski resort
With amazing restaurants both on and off the mountain, a beautiful town that is traffic free apart from the electric taxis and great nightlife to suit all tastes, life down in resort isn't too shabby either. The traffic free village is a joy to stroll around and there is high end shopping, drinking and eating to suit all! Whisper it, Zermatt even has a McDonald's...
Accommodation in Zermatt isn't just limited to 4 and 5 star hotels, lower budgets are catered for here but, in truth, Zermatt is not a destination for the penny pincher! All around, this is Switzerland's number one resort on many levels, and another destination that any serious skier must tick off their bucket list.
Choice of Restaurants
Good For Non-Skiers
Good For Snowboarding
Large Ski Area
Lively Night Life
Lively and Young
• Hofmattstrasse 38, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
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