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Hotel Butterfly - Luxury holidays to Valais

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  • About this holiday

    A traditional Swiss ski chalet, the three star Hotel Butterfly offers a rustic charm in the middle of the enchanting village of Zermatt, surrounded by sublime snowy peaks. Though the comfortable, warm, and welcoming rooms attract enthusiastic skiers, this quaint hotel is perfect when accompanied by other traditional, or more modern, hotels elsewhere in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, or France as part of a luxury rail touring holiday.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Hotel Butterfly 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 service from the station to the hotel.

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Hotel Butterfly 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

    We recommend staying at the Hotel Butterfly as part of a longer touring holiday. It can be added to existing tours, or included in more personal, tailor-made holidays.

    Zermatt is featured in the following touring holiday:

    Tour of Switzerland with the Glacier Express -
    Prices from £1,675 per person for 3 and 4 star accommodation and standard class rail travel, with stops in Lucerne, Zermatt, and Bern.

    Hotel code

    EXH1423

    Our opinion

    In the pretty village of Zermatt, Hotel Butterfly is a peaceful haven amidst sublime, dynamic surroundings. Zermatt is an absolute must in Switzerland.

    Hotel description

    The three star Hotel Butterfly is nestled into a steep mountain valley in Zermatt, Switzerland. A popular destination for skiers, this town is often shrouded in a surreal snowy blanket. The Hotel Butterfly, therefore, has been designed with all the romantic features of a traditional ski chalet in mind. This picturesque wooden building has balconies across its full width, a shallow and sometimes snow-dusted roof, and colourful hanging baskets. Inside, the rustic feel is continued with the roaring fire and dim lamps of the lounge. Cosy armchairs, stone floorings, and dark wood furnishings welcome guests at the end of the day. The warm and homely restaurant serves delicious breakfasts and evening meals, and has an adjoining piano bar that will make your after-dinner drink that bit more relaxing. The rooms are equipped in a suitable, in-keeping way, with comfortable furnishings built out of the same dark wood as is so prevalent downstairs and intricate illustrations across the walls. Balcony rooms offer phenomenal views across Zermatt, wooded areas, and the jagged mountains beyond. This hotel works well as a one- or two-night stop-over on a longer rail touring holiday.

    Location

    On the edge of Zermatt, deep in a mountain valley.

    Official star rating

    3

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    Closest airport

    Room types

    60 rooms with private bathroom, telephone, hair dryer, work desk, television, safe, Wifi, and coffee and tea making facilities.
    Economy Room
    Classic Room with balcony
    Deluxe Room with balcony

    Hotel facilities and services

    Piano Bar, lounge with fireplace, restaurant, Wellness facilities including Finnish sauna and steam bath.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    The best attractions in the Zermatt area are without a doubt the natural land formations. The world-famous Matterhorn is highly recommended for skiers, hikers, or those looking to witness one of Switzerland’s sprawling glaciers. A museum also sits on its slopes, separated into 14 smaller huts to mimic the formations of the original mountain villages. Other challenges for hikers include the Hohtälli, the Unterrothorn, the Breithorn, the Theodul Pass, and the Riffelhorn, among many, many others. The Parrotspitze on the Monte Rosa massif is a beautiful and surreal summit above the clouds. After visiting the glacier on the Matterhorn, you may wish to seek out the Findel Glacier, or take the scenic Gornergrat Railway up through the mountains, past sensational birds-eye views across the village, to the Gornergrat summit and the Gorner Glacier. The railway, however, is an unmissable experience in itself. An alternative to the railway, however, is the cable car that takes visitors up to the Trockener Steg mountain station, which also has a nearby glacier. The Schwarzsee, or ‘Black Lake,’ is a small but beautiful lake near Zermatt. Walk along the decked promenade as it extends out across the water, and look across the shimmering blue, the forested green hills, and the white mountains further behind. For something a little different, visit the futuristic Monte Rosa Hut, with its interior almost solely built from locally-sourced light wood. This hut acts as a refuge for hikers who have just followed the glacier trek. Visitors who are not looking for an active holiday, will find an abundance of quaint charm in the village of Zermatt that will keep you mesmerised for days.

    Sports nearby

    Children

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