Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

  • Switzerland, Zermatt

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An elegant luxury hotel, offering a sublime setting and superb facilities in the heart of Zermatt. Built in 1879, this historic hotel offers modern facilities, excellent dining, and warm service. The unique restaurants prepare cuisine ranging from the traditional to the modern and you can enjoy the freedom of all the restaurants during your stay with a dine-around package (extra). A choice of dining options include the Alpine Gourmet Prato Borni (One Michelin star), offers à la carte Valais region dining with a new and imaginative twist, and Brasserie Lusi which serves the very best of French brasserie cuisine and international dishes.

There is also the Swiss Cheese restaurant for a perfect fondue night. Enjoy a relaxing evening with gentle piano music in The Stars Bar. The spa and wellness area offers a relaxing setting for a dip in the warm pool. There is also a Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, whirlpool, large indoor pool and a range of massages available.

Added value

Early Booking Offer: Save up to £250 per couple (bookings made at least 61 days before arrival, excludes arrivals 21, 28 Dec & 15 Feb)

Arrivals at 11:00am - 17:00pm transferred to hotel on horse and carriage, otherwise by electro vehicle

  • No. of rooms: 69
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 5
  • Official rating: 5


  • Individually and contemporary designed comfortable rooms have bath or shower, TV, telephone, safe, radio, minibar (with complimentary soft drinks), hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers and Nespresso coffee machine.
  • Classic twins have bath
  • Deluxe twins sleeping 2-3 feature single sofa bed and some have Matterhorn views.
  • Matterhorn junior suites have balcony and Matterhorn views.
  • Rooms for single occupancy are also available.

Bedroom facilities

  • Bathrobes
  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Wireless internet
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No

Even without its iconic Matterhorn, Zermatt would surely be one of the world’s top ski resorts. It boasts a huge ski area at high-altitude, and the breathtaking views of Europe’s most famous peak add an unbeatable and unique crowning glory. The skiing is accessible from the village centre in either direction, via cable car, funicular or the famous Gornergrat mountain railway, which takes you on a spectacular ride up to 3089m and rewards you with fantastic views of the Gorner glacier. The final stage of the 3S Gondola to the “Matterhorn Glacier Paradise” which is, in fact, the Klein Matterhorn or “Little Matterhorn”  is the highest in Europe. From the top, you can choose to ski over to Zermatt’s Italian neighbour, Cervinia, for the day on the International lift pass, or take on the challenge of the Matterhorn Ski Safari, where you cover 10,000 – 12,000m of altitude without skiing the same slope or taking the same lift twice! The charming village is car-free apart from electric carts and horse-drawn carriages and the quaint little streets offer a mix of elegant boutiques, cosy bars and mouth-watering chocolate shops. Zermatt is known for its excellent and plentiful mountain restaurants such as ‘Chez Vrony’ in the Sunnegga area, and for its lively and varied après-ski and nightlife. Don’t miss the museum!

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 360 km
Longest run 21 Km

2 snowparks (Zermatt, Cervinia)

Lifts Drag lifts 2, Chairlifts 9, Cablecars 8
Slope direction N,E,S,W
Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

  • Some après-ski events
  • Start your day in style with a private VIP gondola on the Matterhorn Glacier Express (approx. Sfr100 per gondola, incl. champagne)
  • Night sledging at Furi
  • Moonlight ski runs from Rothorn (booked locally)
  • Matterhorn Museum
  • Glacier palace 
  • Non-skiers ‘Peak Pass’ available locally approx. Sfr190 for 3 days
  • 50km of scenic winter walking paths
  • Tobogganing
  • Selection of mountain restaurants serving regional specialities
  • Curling & ice skating
  • Heli-skiing, parapenting 
  • ‘Zermatt Unplugged’ music festival takes place approx. 5-9 Apr
  • Ski kindergarten (4-5yrs) and non-ski kindergarten (3+mths) available locally. Booking in advance recommended 
  • Zermatt Unplugged Festival (takes place 14-18 April 2020) 
  • Zermatt is car-free
  • 'Elektro-bus' is Free with lift pass 

Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.9218
  • Latitude: 46.6072
  • Location Description:
    • Situated in the village centre
    • Just 5 minutes' walk (500m) to the Gornergrat mountain railway
  • Nearest Station:


  • Distance to Station: 800
  • Nearest Lift:


  • Distance to Lift: 500 km
  • Distance to Ski School: 500 km

For more information on travel and transport visit our Zermatt page


Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

Save up to £109 per person

Book your lift pass with us and we’ll give you 50% off equipment hire or carriage. See our Ski Bundle page for details. 


Lift Passes Days Adult
International Pass 6 £364 £309 £182
Local Area Pass 6 £324 £275 £162

International Pass includes unlimited use of all lifts/trains in the Matterhorn ski paradise (Zermatt, Breuil-Cervinia, Valtournenche) as per operating hours. Local Pass includes Zermatt only (approx. Sfr45 per day for Cervinia extension). Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices. †Children 8.99yrs and under have a free lift pass- Wolli Card. Passport copy is required to obtain free Wolli Card when an accompanying adult or youth purchases a multiple-day pass.

In the fight against the coronavirus epidemic, the Italian government has decided to close down various ski resorts in northern Italy as a safety measure. This also affects neighbouring ski resort Cervinia - Valtournenche. From Monday, 09.03.2020, the ski area Cervinia - Valtournenche is therefore closed until further notice. Purchased international ski passes can be changed into Zermatt ski passes as the ski area in Zermatt is open without restrictions.

Equipment (6 days) Description Red Black
Adult Skis £115 £157
Ski Boots £60 -
Snowboard £115 -
Snowboard Boots £65 -
Youth† (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots £90 -
Snowboard £78 -
Snowboard Boots £33 -
Child (2-5yrs) Skis & Boots £57 -
Snowboard & Boots £80 -

Please see here for a description of hire categories.†Youth snowboard 10-15 yrs.

Tuition Days Times Adult Child
Ski 3 9am-noon £260 -
Ski 5 9am-noon - £315

Please note adult and child lessons are supplied by different ski schools and can, therefore, have different meeting points. Tuition starts on Sundays; Group size is 3-6 guests. 

Prices and supplements are correct at time of publishing but may vary up or down; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking.

  • Situated in the village centre
  • Just 5 minutes' walk (500m) to the Gornergrat mountain railway
  • The hotel has an impressive large indoor swimming pool, and spa area with sauna, fitness room, Turkish bath and whirlpool (free), beauty treatments and massages (pay locally)
  • Elegant lounges
  • à la carte restaurant
  • Gym 
  • 2 bars
  • Wi-Fi (free)
  • Lift


  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Bar
  • Sauna
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • WiFi
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • Lounge area
  • Restaurant
  • Excellent hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • A superb and flexible hotel 'Culinary Pass' can be pre-booked and redeemed to the value of Sfr100 per person daily in any of the hotel’s restaurants, bars and also includes room service (credit can be accumulated each day).
  • Free complimentary mini bar of soft drinks in all rooms
  • The gourmet a la carte Prato Broni has been awarded a Michelin star 
  • No of restaurants: 2
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Jacket not required; except for Christmas & New Year Gala dinner where dark suites & evening dress are compulsory

  • Breakfast service:


Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.9218
  • Latitude: 46.6072
  • Location Description:
    • Situated in the village centre
    • Just 5 minutes' walk (500m) to the Gornergrat mountain railway
  • Nearest Station:


  • Distance to Station: 800
  • Nearest Lift:


  • Distance to Lift: 500 km
  • Distance to Ski School: 500 km

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Grand Hotel Zermatterhof
Zermatt, Bed & Breakfast
16/01/2021 - 7 nights
2 adults
From London Luton
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