Hotel Schönegg

  • Switzerland, Zermatt

  • 4.5

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Beautifully furnished throughout in rustic chalet style, the Schönegg has panoramic views of the Matterhorn from its elevated position above Zermatt. A private elevator takes you down to the river level, and from there the village centre and Sunnegga funicular are just a short walk away.

Magnificent Matterhorn views

Whether you're standing on the balcony of your Matterhorn View room, relaxing with a drink on the Infinity Terrace, or enjoying your evening meal, it's hard not to be bowled over by the views of the majestic Matterhorn.

For lovers of food and wine

From the fruit basket on arrival to the excellent buffet breakfast and the delicious half-board evening meal - it's easy to see that the small touches matter at Hotel Schönegg.

The hotel is family-owned and, as vineyard owners themselves, are proud to offer an extensive wine list that includes over 80 wines from the Valais region. Wine is a Swiss tradition but little of it is exported. With the sommelier's expert advice you'll be able to sample some of the finest wines Switzerland has to offer.

You can also eat once a week at the sister Hotel National if you fancy a change. 

Added value

Early booking offer available (book by 31 Dec)

Free night offer available (min stay 10 nights, discount automatically applied)

Fruit basket and mineral water in room on arrival

Use of the indoor pool at Hotel Alpenroyal or National

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: 48
  • Official rating: 4.5


Boutique Twin/Double Rooms are around 22-30m² and located in in main building. They sleep two people and are available for sole use on request (supplement applies). These rooms have a bath with showerhead.

Boutique Matterhorn View Twin/Double Rooms are also around 22-30m² and sleep up to three (the extra bed is a single sofa bed). These rooms have a balcony or terrace with south facing Matterhorn views, and a bath with showerhead.

Chalet Matterhorn View Rooms sleep two people and are located in the Petit Chalet annexe. These rooms have a balcony or terrace with south facing Matterhorn views, and a bath or shower. These rooms are on request only, so please call us to book.

All rooms have:

  • TV
  • Minibar
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Safe
  • 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
  • Access ramp: No
  • Steps into hotel: 0

This hotel is not recommended for wheelchair users.

Longitude: 7.7526591
Latitude: 46.0217492

  • 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 (available until 7pm)
  • The hotel can be accessed either by the hotel's own private lift from village level, or via the road from the upper level.
  • Village centre is less than five minutes walk from hotel's lift.
  • The nearest lift is 230 metres away (the Sunnegga Funicular)
  • The nearest bus stop is 350 metres away

Spa & wellness facilities

Please note that the spa & wellness facilities in the Hotel Schönegg will be closed during summer 2024 due to renovations. Guests can use the indoor swimming pool, spa and wellness facilities in the neighbouring Hotel National at no extra cost. Beauty and massage treatments are available (payable locally).

Additional facilities

  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi

Family facilities

  • Cots and linen available
  • Early meals for children can be arranged locally

On arrival you'll receive a welcome fruit basket and mineral water in your room.

During your stay you can start the day with the delicious buffet breakfast with a range of hot and cold items. 

In the evening, enjoy the three-course Half Board dinner and fantastic views over Zermatt from the hotel's Saveurs restaurant. The meal is a set menu, although alternative options can be arranged. Once per week, you can choose to eat your evening meal in the sister Hotel National.

In the afternoons, the Infinity Terrace is perfect for enjoying the spectacular Matterhorn views. The hotel also has an à la carte restaurant which is open in high season (July - September) and a cosy and rustic lounge and bar area.

  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Dress code for restaurants:


Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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

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