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Romantik Hotel Julen - Luxury holidays to Valais

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  • About this holiday

    The four star Romantik Hotel Julen is a traditional and homely chalet hotel in Zermatt that offers its guests a blend of rustic character and cosy luxury. Its own spa facilities and restaurants, combined with those of its sister properties and eateries, make this a convenient hotel for long or short stays in Zermatt as part of a rail touring holiday or single-centre stay.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Romantik Hotel Julen in Zermatt can be visited in its own right as a fly-drive, self-drive or rail holiday. It can be visited on its own or combined with one or more other hotels in Switzerland.
    This hotel is featured as a hotel to stay at on our suggested touring holidays of Switzerland by rail. The hotel is located a few minutes from the railway station. The hotel provides a buggy transfer from the station to the hotel.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Romantik Hotel Julen in Zermatt. Your holiday price will also include travel arrangements depending on the method of travel you have chosen: flights or rail travel.

    Holiday prices

    This hotel is usually included as part of a rail touring holiday, so prices therefore vary. Please contact one of our personal travel specialists for up-to-date details and offers.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Romantik Hotel Julen is a popular chalet hotel with a boutique ambience in a stunning location in Zermatt.

    Hotel description

    A traditional wooden building, with a homely, welcoming ambience, the four star Romantik Hotel Julen captures the best of Swiss hospitality near the centre of Zermatt. This family-run business still carries the ethics and values of its founder, Meinrad Julen, who put the wellbeing and comfort of his guests at the forefront of his ambition. The dark wood panelled façade, complete with red shutters and colourful window boxes, introduces you to the traditional style of the interior, inspired by the ‘Tradition Julen’ that the owners pride themselves on. The rooms have a distinct chalet feel, with wooden walls and ceilings, colourful carpets, and rich textures and fabrics. Warm, golden lighting illuminates the space around the beds, and wide windows offer views across the mountains and icy peaks in the distance. Higher room categories have more individual details, such as wrought iron candle holders and emerald tiled chimney breasts. The Julen Spa provides guests with a sanctuary in which to unwind after a day hiking across the mountains or exploring the pretty streets of Zermatt. A pool, equipped with waterfall and bubble bench is refreshing after a spell in the Finnish dry sauna. A caldarium relaxes muscles with its hot, bubbling water, and a laconium offers a cooler alternative to the sauna. On the walls, scenes of the ancient Egyptian landscape have been painted to contrast the turquoise tranquillity of the pool. Guests can also enjoy the atmospheric spa at the Hotel Alpenhof, which has additional Kneipp basins. Restaurant Julen, on the ground floor of the hotel, proves continually popular with local residents, serving snacks and light lunches until 2pm, and gourmet cuisine in the evenings. We would recommend reserving a table to ensure you are able to dine here during your stay. The decoration of the restaurant reflects the homely, friendly atmosphere of the hotel, with embroidered cushions, characterful details, and rustic wooden tables. Guests are also free to use any of the restaurants and bars at the Julen family’s other Zermatt hotels: the Hotel Alpenhof, and the Hotel Daniela. The brand new Papperla Pub, just across the road from Hotel Julen, for example, is the perfect place to spend the evenings, with live music, international guests, and a lively atmosphere. The Romantik Hotel Julen offers an authentic and memorable taste of traditional Swiss lifestyle, with many quirky characteristics and a very welcoming vibe.


    Just outside the centre of Zermatt.

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    144 miles

    Closest airport

    Geneva International Airport

    Room types

    All rooms include wifi, minibar, a Nespresso Coffee Machine, hairdryer, radio, television, telephone, and safe. Some rooms have a balcony.
    Chalet Single Room
    Chalet Double Room with balcony
    Romantik Double Room with Matterhorn View and balcony
    Superior Room with sitting room and balcony
    Chalet Suite with Jacuzzi and sitting room

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant Julen, Papperla Pub, restaurants and spa at Hotel Alpenhof and Hotel Daniela, and Julen Spa.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Take in the views of the icy Matterhorn, and wander along some of the 400km of walking paths that vein the landscape around Zermatt, Tasch, and Randa. Perhaps even enjoy the sights from the small railways that can take you as high as 3000m above sea level. The Glacier Paradise cable car will take you to Europe’s highest viewing platform, while peaks such as the Gornergrat offer views across the 38 surrounding mountains. Consider visiting the famous Hornlihutte, where climbers have stayed for decades before advancing up the sides of the Matterhorn, via the Hornli Ridge, the Zmutt Ridge, or through the north wall. Perhaps take a tour or cable car up to the many local glaciers. To witness more of the sublime and intriguing history of the area, visit the Zermatlantis Matterhorn Museum, an archaeological site that has been faithfully recreated. Zermatt is also home to a uniquely high concentration of gourmet restaurants, providing a wide range of culinary options for lunch and dinner.

    Sports nearby

    Walking, hiking, and cycling in the nearby mountains.Walking, hiking, and cycling in the nearby mountains.


    Minimum stays

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