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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof - Luxury holidays to Valais

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  • About this holiday

    The five star Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in Zermatt is an example of true elegance and luxury, with French, Swiss, and Italian influences in the cuisine, design, and furnishings. Just a few minute’s walk from the hotel will bring you to the idyllic Matter Vispa, Zermatt’s many gourmet restaurants, and the forests and cable cars of the Alpine slopes. We would highly recommend the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof as a five star deluxe option to include on your rail touring holiday around Switzerland, or for slightly longer, single-centre stays.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof 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 couple of minutes from the railway station. The hotel provides a complimentary buggy transfer from the station to the hotel.


    Access to Alpine Spa, soft drinks from the minibar and fresh fruit on arrival.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof 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 Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is a stunning luxury property, well-suited to spa breaks, long weekends, and two or three night stops on a touring holiday.

    Hotel description

    The five star Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in Zermatt is possibly the most prestigious address in the town. Its majestic façade, flanked by the hotel wings, has been rendered a pale cream. Accompanied by the wooden frames of its windows and the balconies, the building achieves a faintly French impression that sets it apart from others in Zermatt. This grand image is topped with gold lettering and fluttering red flags. Traditional themes, with French and Swiss flare, are continued inside. The dining room of the Prato Borni Gourmet Restaurant reflects the excellent Alpine ingredients that it serves. Beautiful crafted wooden chairs and tables are dressed with white and natural green cloth, while glass chandeliers hang above. An open kitchen allows guests to watch the impeccable design of their food come together under the hands of expert gourmet chefs. Brasserie Lusi enhances the French touch, but with the influence of the meaning of its name: in Zermatt, ‘Lusi’ is the name for the lantern that climbers used to take with them up the mountainside. The restaurant is therefore light, airy, and fresh, with mirrored walls framed by light polished wood and lilac flowers in the centre of the tables. To taste the most authentic local cuisine imaginable, enjoy the fondue at the dedicated Cheese Restaurant, which celebrates the most prosperous product of the Alps. In the two hotel bars, guests can choose between old-world Swiss style and bright modern interior design while they enjoy a specially crafted cocktail or a glass of wine from the vineyards of Valais’ southern border. The guestrooms have the kind of individual detail and luxurious comfort that is associated with five star hotels, as each one seems to have been taken from a regal Swiss stately home. Warm-hued wooden furnishings are accompanied by neutral bed covers, bold golden cushions, rich fabric curtains, and subtle, homely ornamentation. Large windows look out onto wrought iron French balconies decorated with pink flowers. The overall effect is one of warmth, comfort, and light. There is space enough here to spend a few hours enjoying peaceful, private relaxation at the end of a day exploring Zermatt. The Alpine Spa is perfect for whiling away a few hours one afternoon or morning; equipped with swimming pool and waterfalls, soothing treatment rooms, a cosy lounge, an intriguing ice grotto, and a range of saunas that promote different aspects of wellbeing. Guests are sure to finish their stay here feeling rejuvenated and revived. The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is recommended for those looking for a relaxing, indulgent few nights at the foot of some of Switzerland’s most popular mountains.


    Near the centre of Zermatt.

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    144 miles

    Closest airport

    Geneva Airport

    Room types

    All 69 rooms have wifi, minibar, kettle, tea, Nespresso coffee maker, television, telephone, mineral water, and fruit bowl. Some rooms have balconies.
    Queen Bed Double Room
    Classic Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room
    Junior Suite
    Deluxe Suite
    Chalet Suite at the top of the building, with vaulted ceiling

    Hotel facilities and services

    Prato Borni Gourmet Restaurant, Brasserie Lusi, Swiss Cheese Restaurant, Ruden Bar, Stars Bar, Smokers' Lounge, Alpine Spa with sauna, steam room, ice grotto and jacuzzi, concierge, wifi, and pick-up service at the station by horse-drawn carriage or hotel bus.

    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.


    Babysitting services are available. Some higher room categories interconnect and have sofa beds. Extra beds are provided free of charge for children 8 years or younger staying on bed and breakfast basis in a Deluxe Room or above.

    Minimum stays

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