Hotel Ambassador

  • Switzerland, Zermatt

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The Ambassador is a spacious hotel with good facilities and a variety of modern and stylish rooms and suites on offer. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and is located at the foot of Zermatt’s main street. 

Added value

Subject to availability

Early Booking Offer W 20/21: Save up to £240 per couple (ends 30 Sep)

W20/21 Free room upgrade to 'Matterhorn View' room when booking a 'Standard' room (ends 30 Sep, valid 19-25 Dec & 3 Jan-9 April for stays min 7 nights on Half Board)

W20/21 Free room upgrade to 'Standard 1 bedroom suite' when booking a 'Standard' room (ends 30 Sep, valid 9 Jan-12 Feb & 13 Mar-9 April for stays min 7 nights on Half Board)

W20/21 Free room upgrade to 'Matterhorn 1 bedroom suite' when booking a 'Matterhorn twin' room (ends 30 Sep, valid 9 Jan-12 Feb & 13 Mar-9 April for stays min 7 nights on Half Board)

W20/21 Free room upgrade to '2 bedroom Matterhorn suite' when booking a '1 bedroom Matterhorn Suite' room (ends 30 Sep, valid 9 Jan-12 Feb & 13 Mar-9 April for stays min 7 nights on Half Board)

Rooms
  • No. of rooms: 85
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • Official rating: 4

Rooms

  • 'Standard' 32m² twin rooms have shower and are north facing
  • South-facing 32m² twin rooms with balcony have Matterhorn view
  • Two room suites 63m3 sleep 1-4 have 1 twin bedroom and double sofa bed.
  • Three room suites 95m² sleep 2-6 with 2 twin bedrooms 
  • All recently renovated suites are south-facing with Matterhorn view and balcony and have shower, TV, telephone, telephone, safe, radio, minibar, hairdryer and separate lounge area.

Bedroom facilities

  • Cable or satellite programmes
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: No
Zermatt

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
Beginner
Intermediates
Advanced
Snowboard
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 360 km
Runs
12
43
5
Longest run 21 Km
Snowparks

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:
    • Great location, just 2 minutes' walk (200m) to the Gornergrat mountain railwayand ski bus
    • 3 minutes (300m) to the centre of Zermatt
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 200 km
  • Nearest Station:

    Zermatt

  • Distance to Station: 200
  • Distance to Resort Centre: 300 km
  • Nearest Lift:

    Gornergrat

  • Distance to Lift: 200 km
  • Distance to Ski School: 500 km

For more information on travel and transport visit our Zermatt page

Extras

Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SPECIAL OFFER ON EQUIPMENT HIRE
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
20yrs+
Youth
16-19yrs
Child†
9-15yrs
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
(6-14yrs)
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.

Facilities
  • Great location, just 2 minutes' walk (200m) to the Gornergrat mountain railwayand ski bus
  • 3 minutes (300m) to the centre of Zermatt
  • Indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna with plunge pool (free), massage (pay locally)
  • Modern lounge and bar with open fireplace
  • Refurbished restaurant/dining room
  • Popular à la carte restaurant Chi-ba-bou
  • Wi-Fi throughout (free)
  • Public PC with internet access (pay locally)
  • Lift
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Whirlpool (indoor)
  • Sauna
  • Lounge area
  • WiFi
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Meals
  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Half board is a daily evening 3 course set menu with occasional themed buffet evening
  • Christmas gala dinner and 8 course New Year gala dinner with live music and dancing are included
  • No of restaurants: 1
  • Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property:

    In hotel 

  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Casual 

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet 

  • Lunch service:

    Not included 

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter 

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians
Location in resort
  • Longitude: 7.9218
  • Latitude: 46.6072
  • Location Description:
    • Great location, just 2 minutes' walk (200m) to the Gornergrat mountain railwayand ski bus
    • 3 minutes (300m) to the centre of Zermatt
  • Nearest Bus Stop: 200 km
  • Nearest Station:

    Zermatt

  • Distance to Station: 200
  • Distance to Resort Centre: 300 km
  • Nearest Lift:

    Gornergrat

  • Distance to Lift: 200 km
  • Distance to Ski School: 500 km

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Hotel Ambassador
Zermatt, Half Board
20/03/2021 - 7 nights
6 adults
From London Luton
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