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Top 10 Ski Hotels In Zermatt, Switzerland

Published Oct 26, 2018

Home to the famous Matterhorn that inspired the logo of Toblerone, it is not a surprise to why Zermatt, Switzerland is one of the most popular ski resorts in the European region. Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the town boasts scenic views known to mountaineers and skiers alike. However, if the ice is not necessarily your idea of recreation, catch a cable car and marvel at the beautiful scenery or visit the world’s longest hanging suspension bridge! If you are looking to kick back, chill out at one of the town’s many gorgeous cafés or reconnect with your buddies at an apres ski bar. Complement your unforgettable trip with a relaxing stay at one of Zermatt’s crown jewel accommodations — ski hotels. Here is our list of top 10 ski hotels in Zermatt, Switzerland!.

1. Hotel Matterhorn Focus Superior (from USD 192)

Revel in a hotel where modern architecture and nature collides! Located close to the village centre of Zermatt, the Hotel Matterhorn Focus Superior does not only boast an exceptional location but also boasts unbeatable views of the Matterhorn. The largest ski and hiking area can be reached in a few minutes via a cable car, placing guests close to the ski slopes. After a long day, guests can enjoy a wide variety of amenities including a Finnish sauna, an indoor and outdoor hot tub and a relaxation room with warm loungers. This place has been raved by couples for having breathtaking views of the Matterhorn and for immersing them into the perfect getaway.

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2. Riffelalp Resort

Located exactly 2,222 metres (7,290ft) above sea level, the Riffelalp Resort is a highly popular resort in Zermatt that has gained its 5-star ratings for reasons that are no mystery. Boasting luxurious rooms, the finest restaurants and a wide array of facilities, the resort is filled with endless activities that are catered to everyone ranging from adrenaline junkies to guests looking to let themselves go in nature. Explore the wonders of Zermatt and go on a guided mountain tour available in the summer by the resort or ski down the slopes with a professional ski guide! If you are looking to just kick back, check out the St. Trop Alp Spa equipped with a solarium and a whirlpool that will definitely not fail to disappoint.

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3. Matthiol Boutique Hotel (from USD 209)

Situated in the district of Winkelmatten where the village meets the forest, the Matthiol Boutique Hotel is the perfect getaway. This chalet-style hotel is designed with alpine details evident through its interior of rustic wood plastered across the rooms. Enjoy your stay at the hotel’s various double rooms where guests can be surrounded by the rushing trees and enjoy a good night’s sleep on the king-sized bed. If you are looking for a private retreat, upgrade your room to a Spa Double Room to make your space a wellness refuge and get access to the balcony overlooking the panoramic scenery of the forest. Other than superb facilities, the hotel’s close proximity to many attractions makes this place an ideal base for adrenaline junkies looking to hike to the Matterhorn or go heli-skiing, making this the ideal hotel for all guests visiting Zermatt.

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4. Petit Chalet Schönegg

Nestled in the mountains, Petit Chalet Schonegg is a chalet-style ski hotel designed to immerse you into a relaxing experience. With direct access for guests to ski in and out of the hotel, guests can kick back and luxuriate in the hotel rooms overlooking the Matterhorn after a long day of skiing down slopes. For the active explorer, they will be pleased to hear that historical sites such as the St. Mauritius Church and Mountaineers Cemetery are located just a mere 10 minutes away. Guests will also be pleased to hear that the accommodation is situated in an ideal location, located just five minutes away from the Swiss Alps and Matterhorn Ski Paradise. Featuring solid wooden beds and wooden walls, these modern rooms are adorned with Alpine-style furniture to make you feel like you are at home with a hint of luxury to your experience.

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5. Alpenlodge (from USD 171)

If you are looking for a room with affordable rates and jaw-dropping views, check out the Alpenlodge! Located in a quaint district on the sunny hillside of Zer Bännu, the views of the Matterhorn and the village from the Alpenlodge are truly a one-of-a-kind. With its exceptional location, the station of the Sunnegga cable car and the bus stop to the Matterhorn cable cars are located 10 minutes away from the hotel, making the ski slopes easily accessible for guests. Guests are also welcomed to go mountain biking by renting a bike at the reception. If you are looking to shut off, visit the Zen Spa which also offers an amazing view of the Matterhorn. Guests can enjoy the view of the Matterhorn and kick back on the terrace to marvel at the scenery from all the rooms, excluding the standard double room.

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6. Riffelhaus 1853

Travel back in time and experience Zermatt in its golden age. Built in 1853, Riffelhaus 1853 holds the title of being the second hotel in Zermatt to open its doors to the public, making it no surprise that the hotel boasts a rich history of the mountaineering age. With its location, the hotel boasts beautiful sights to see where the best-blossomed flowers of the Alpines are at during the summer. If you are looking to venture into the outdoors, Riffelhaus 1853 also holds winter and summer specials where guests can go skiing with professionals or hike the Matterhorn with a guided tour! If you are looking to just relax, you can visit the spa or soak in the outdoor pool with a panoramic view of the Matterhorn.

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7. Relais & Chateaux - Schönegg

Feel like you are at home while reconnecting with nature! Relais & Chateaux - Schönegg is a family-run hotel that can be found perched atop in the mountains that exudes a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Designed with an Alpine touch, the interior is plastered with raw materials and wood to show its Swiss authenticity. Most rooms have a private balcony available for guests to view the surrounding forests and mountains from their room. However, if you are looking to be put close to the Matterhorn, consider upgrading to the double room accommodation. Guests can also check out the hotel’s very own restaurant ‘Uncorked’ where guests are spoilt for choice with a sophisticated cuisine and an 80 strong wine list.

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8. Silvana Mountain Hotel

A fusion of modern ski culture and rich tradition of the Swiss Alps, the Silvana Mountain Hotel is a Valais-style hotel found at the foot of the Matterhorn that is guaranteed to elevate your skiing experience. Founded in 1968, the hotel has been running for three generations, proving themselves to be the pioneers of ski hotels in Zermatt. Hailed by former guests for its authenticity of staying in an Alpine-style accommodation, the rooms are adorned with oakwood that exude a cosy atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a wide array of facilities in this hotel which has gained the title of one of the best three-star hotels in Switzerland including an all-new Silvana Mountain Spa with a great leisure pool, making you feel like you are having a spa day under the aurora lights.

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9. Hotel Alpenroyal (from USD 108)

The Hotel Alpenroyal is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the fast-paced lifestyle. Located 12 minutes away from the heart of Zermatt, the country-style holiday hotel is known for offering an authentic experience of the Swiss Alps with no frills. Even though the location may be a little farther away, the relaxing experience guaranteed by the friendly staff definitely does not fall short. Unlike most three-star hotels, guests are able to enjoy access to a swimming pool with a whirlpool in the in-house wellness area. Guests will also not be disappointed by the view of the Matterhorn and Zermatt which can be viewed from all rooms excluding the standard rooms.

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10. Hotel Hemizeus & Iremia Spa (from USD 192)

A cosy and tranquil hotel located in the southern part of Zermatt, Hotel Hemizeus & Iremia Spa is a quaint hotel that boasts unspoilt panoramic views of the Matterhorn at an affordable rate. If you have the money to blow, check out the Suite Chalet ‘Stella’, a two-level room that offers a luxurious experience with the addition of viewing the beautiful Matterhorn. If you are more budget-friendly, don’t worry! Guests will still be able to enjoy a luxurious experience by kicking back at the in-house wellness spa with a Biosauna and a Roman-steambath.

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Let yourself go in Zermatt

In Zermatt, there is sure to be something for everyone. Regardless of your budget, it will not take away the fact that you will have one of the most unforgettable times with the town’s scenic views and its endless amount of activities. Ski your way through Zermatt, Switzerland and book your dream stay now!

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Misa is a freelance writer based in Singapore. She has a profound interest in travelling and is always on the lookout for places that make her feel like a #crazyrichasian for a day. In her free...Read more

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