Hotel Butterfly

  • Switzerland, Zermatt

  • 3.5

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Welcoming and cosy, the Hotel Butterfly sits just behind Zermatt's main street at the north end of the town. It doesn't get much more convenient, with the train station and Gornergrat railway just around the corner. Less than a three-minute walk to the nearest bus stop means it's also easy to get to the Sunnegga and Klein Matterhorn lifts.

Rustic wood and cosy fabrics

Partially renovated in 2018, the use of warm fabrics and old wood gives the hotel a rustic alpine feel. Settle in and enjoy a drink or afternoon tea in the lovely bar, unwind in the sauna or steam room after a long day, or head out and explore the town.

A place you'll want to come back to

Great service, comfortable rooms, and excellent meals mean our guests return again and again to Hotel Butterfly. Rustic bedrooms are immaculately kept, with comfortable modern furnishings and tea/coffee-making facilities.

Added value

Early booking offer (book by 28 Feb)

Free night offer available (min stay 7 nights, valid on stays from from 18 May - 21 Jun and from 14 Sep - 14 Oct, discount automatically applied)

Free daily packed lunch and afternoon tea & cake

Inghams Guided Walks included from 4 Jun - 19 Sep (subject to availability)

Half price rail, bus and boat travel with the Swiss Half Fare Card (worth over £100 per person)

Swiss Family Card Included - free travel for children under 16 on mainline trains/buses/boats in Switzerland when accompanied by a parent

24/7 support & tailored advice from our local resort team

All holidays include flights or trains from the UK and train transfers


Zermatt is practically synonymous with the Matterhorn. This Swiss mountain town has long been a launch pad for mountaineers aiming for the notorious 4,478 metre peak – but the Matterhorn is just one of 38 mountains over 4,000 metres in the area, making for dramatic scenery perfect for exploring on footpaths weave from villages and valleys, through gorges and Alpine meadows to the rockier terrain above. It’s easy to get carried away exploring the spectacular surroundings, but ensure you make time for wandering the pretty town and enjoying the views from one of Zermatt’s many sunny café terraces. This is also the realm of cycling, climbing, high ropes, and via ferrata routes – even year-round glacier skiing.

Relax on holiday in Zermatt

Before the 19th Century race to climb the Matterhorn made Zermatt famous, the residents were quietly getting on with farming the green pastures here. Many of the old wooden buildings still frame the pedestrianised streets, window boxes overflowing with flowers. You can take your pick of bars, restaurants, and shops – and of the suntrap terraces made for sipping a coffee under the watchful eye of the Matterhorn. To find out more about how mountaineering transformed Zermatt, duck into the underground Matterhorn Museum.

Exploring the Matterhorn region

The highest cable car in Europe takes adventurers up to Klein Matterhorn (3,883 metres). It’s no relation to the actual Matterhorn, which lies just a few kilometres across the mountain pass but offers exceptional views of some of the highest glaciers and summits in the Alps, including Mont Blanc. Aptly named the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, it's an Alpine wonderland up here. The restaurant serves Alpine food and wine, while a cinema screens short films of Zermatt’s wildlife and mountaineering history. Get a glimpse of life beneath the glacier in the Ice Palace or take a panoramic trip on the new Matterhorn Alpine Crossing – a luxurious cable car that connects Zermatt with the Italian village of Breuil-Cervinia.

Beyond the Matterhorn: mountains, lakes and gorges

Despite what some might say, there are mountains beyond the Matterhorn. Dive into the challenging trails of the Rothorn or visit the chapel at Schwarzee, dedicated to Mary of the Snows; it’s something of a sacred touchstone for mountaineers. The network of lifts and mountain railways around Zermatt makes getting to the best viewpoints easy and there's every flavour of a footpath to discover. On the outskirts of town, staircases and boardwalks lead deep into the Gorner Gorge, which is a natural spectacle, showcasing the power of nature.

Family holidays in Zermatt: mini mountain adventures

Gornergrat is one of the most family-friendly mountains in Zermatt. For starters, you get to travel aboard a 19th-century cog railway with views of the Matterhorn and the Monte Rosa massif. At the top, you can meet the cute black-nosed sheep that graze on the pastures, admire the plants in the highest Alpine garden in Europe, or wander one of the many well-signposted footpaths. Alternatively, take the funicular up to the playgrounds and swimming lakes of Sunnegga.

Why book a summer holiday in Zermatt with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time at your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Zermatt's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Zermatt. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Zermatt include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team in the resort can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

  • No. of rooms: 65
  • Official rating: 3


Superior Queen Rooms are around 18m² and sleep up to two people. They have a generous south-facing balcony, and a walk-in shower. Rooms available for sole occupancy for a supplement.

Superior Twin Rooms are around 21m² and sleep up to three people (the extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have a south-facing balcony and walk-in shower. Rooms available for sole occupancy for a supplement.

Family Plus Rooms are around 28m² and sleep two to three people (the extra bed is a single sofa bed). They have a north facing balcony and a bath (with overhead shower).

All rooms have:

  • North or south-facing balcony
  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • Bath or shower
  • Hairdryer

General information

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • Check-out: 11am

Local fees and taxes

A resort tourist tax of approx. CHF 4.00 per person per night is payable locally (children aged 9-15 years pay a reduced rate of CHF 2.00 per person per night, and guests aged under 9 are exempt).


The hotel has one room with an adapted bathroom (on request only).

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: No
  • Steps into hotel: 0

Hotel is located on the flat, approx. 200 metres from the main station.
Lift width/depth approx. 90 x 70 cm.
Access ramp is not required.

Longitude: 7.7464849
Latitude: 46.0232637

  • Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 45 mins by train from Zurich or Geneva airport (your journey will involve changes). On arrival - there is a hotel porter service (8am-6pm) or a short walk from the station to the hotel
  • Central location, just off Zermatt's traffic-free main street 
  • 200 metres to the Gornergrat railway for access to the walking
  • 150 metres from the main train station 
  • 200 metres to the nearest bus stop 

Spa & wellness facilities

  • Finnish sauna
  • Infrared sauna
  • Turkish bath
  • Relaxation area
  • Spa towels
  • Solarium and massage treatments (pay locally)

Additional facilities

  • Sun Terrace
  • Billiards
  • Free Wi-Fi

Family facilities

  • Cots and linen
  • High chairs in restaurant
  • Early child meals available on request
  • Food preparation for babies

Hotel Butterfly offers an excellent range of hot and cold items as part of their buffet breakfast, including scrambled eggs and bacon.

Guests can have a free daily packed lunch (request locally), and every afternoon the hotel offers  complimentary tea/coffee and cake.

The four-course Half Board evening meal includes a choice of main dish, and includes a salad buffet.

  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

Please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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25/09/2024 - 3 nights
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