Hotel National

  • Switzerland, Zermatt

  • 4.5

    4.5 Rating

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Making guests feel welcome is central to the Hotel National ethos. From the moment you arrive, you'll be made to feel at home.

Spectacular Matterhorn views

All bedrooms at the hotel have a balcony or terrace perfect for enjoying the views - you can choose either south-facing or Matterhorn view.

The hotel is situated opposite the Sunnegga Funicular and with bus stops to Matterhorn Paradise and the Gornergrat train station nearby, it's easy to get around. If you plan to venture further afield then the train station is less than a 10-minute walk (journeys as far as Randa are included in the pre-bookable Peak Pass).

Beautiful swimming pool and spa

The large pool and well-equipped spa are ideal for some R&R after a day of exploring the mountains and walking trails. Enjoy a Finnish sauna, hay sauna, steam room and feature shower. Massage and beauty treatments are also available to book locally.

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 30 Mar)

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 hotel rooms: 54
  • Official rating: 4.5


Standard Twin/Double Rooms are around 28m². These rooms are south facing and have a balcony or terrace. These rooms can be used on single use on request - please call us to book.

Matterhorn View Rooms are twin/double rooms with balcony and fantastic Matterhorn views.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Tea and coffee making facilities (replenished daily)
  • Minibar
  • Bath
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • 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).


  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • No. of steps into property: 3
  • Access ramp: Yes

All floors are lift accessible, but duplex rooms with have an upper floor which is accessible via stairs only.

Longitude: 7.7491176
Latitude: 46.0228255

  • Transfer time: approx. 3 hours 45 mins by train from Zürich or Geneva airport (your journey will involve changes). On arrival there is a hotel porter service
  • 200 metres to the centre
  • 50 metres to the Sunnegga lift
  • 50 metres to the nearest bus stop
  • 550 metres from the main train station



Spa & wellness facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Whirlpool
  • Finnish sauna
  • Hay sauna
  • Steam room
  • 'Experience' shower
  • Relaxation room
  • Gym
  • Beauty and massage treatments (payable locally)
  • Pool towels

Additional facilities

  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
Family Facilities
  • Costs and linen
  • Early meals available from 6pm

You'll receive a fruit basket in your room on arrival and the in-room tea and coffee facilities are replenished daily.

The hotel's delicious buffet breakfast has a large range of both hot and cold items and a juice bar where you can make your own fruit and vegetable juice.

The three course evening meal features Swiss cuisine (fondue is available!) and there is a choice of main course. One two days of the week, the half board meal is taken in the sister Hotel Schönegg.

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
  • Dairy Free

The hotel is not able to offer a vegan Half Board menu.

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

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21/09/2024 - 7 nights
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