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Hotel Christiania - Luxury holidays to Valais

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  • About this holiday

    The four star Hotel Christiania is a prestigious spa hotel in Zermatt. With stunning views of the Matterhorn from most guestrooms, the poolside, and from the restaurant, guests are encouraged to constantly appreciate the sublimity of their location. Spend a few nights here as part of a rail touring holiday before moving on into the Bernese Oberland, towards Lake Geneva, or east into Ticino.

    The journey and how you get there

    Complimentary

    Included in your holiday

    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

    EXH1399

    Our opinion

    One of the most luxurious hotels in Zermatt, Hotel Christiania aims to indulge each of its guests with fine cuisine, superb wellness treatments, and sensational views.

    Hotel description

    The four star Hotel Christiania is a family-run establishment that has gained a reputation for being one of the most sought-after and prestigious hotels in Zermatt through years of excellent service and impeccable facilities. The Franzen family prides itself on the character and individuality that the Hotel Christiania has to offer. First impressions are guided by the homely chalet appearance and overflowing with pink flowers, contrasted by blue shutters and a striking glass-fronted ground floor. The interior is warm and welcoming, with an abundance of light wood that affectionately reflects the hotel’s stunning natural surroundings. Low, golden lighting and wide, roaring fireplaces create the feel of a home-from-home, where guests can relax in a soft armchair with a drink or a book. An authentic and beautifully carved wooden bar, lined with traditional-style stools, is reminiscent of that which you might find in a mountain lodge. Polished panelled ceilings and simple chandeliers give the room a warm glow. The restaurant takes advantage of the building’s vast windows, encouraging a great appreciation of the panoramic views while guests enjoy Swiss delicacies made with locally-sourced ingredients. The layout and design of the dining room follows the same light blue and wood colour scheme and design. Candle-holders crafted out of stripped wood subtly add to the natural focus. Alternatively, dine on the terrace with forested mountain slopes rising on either side of you. One of the highlights of your stay at the Hotel Christiania will be the luxurious spa. Here, you will find the largest pool and most well-equipped wellness centre in Zermatt. The Jacuzzi, sunk into the floor, and the pool both have stunning views across to the Matterhorn, which enhances the sublime feeling orchestrated by the floor-to-ceiling windows. Comfortable loungers and sofas line the pool edge, facing both into and out of the room, and a traditional chalet-style sauna is complimented by the unique ice cave. Together, the spa facilities provide a quiet refuge after a day tackling the natural landscape of Switzerland. Stay at the Hotel Christiania for the perfect balance of authentic Swiss style, characterful warmth, and state-of-the-art spa facilities.

    Location

    In the centre of Zermatt.

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    144 miles

    Closest airport

    Geneva Airport

    Room types

    72 rooms with wifi, television, telephone, minibar, safe, and hairdryer.
    Single Room Classic North
    Single Room Superior Matterhorn
    Double Room Classic North
    Double Room Panorama Matterhorn
    Double Room Superior Matterhorn

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant, bar, spa and wellness centre with swimming pools, garden, and terrace.

    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 mountains.

    Children

    Children are welcome, and extra beds can be added to most rooms. There is a separate children’s pool and a play area.

    Minimum stays

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