Hotel Excelsior

  • Switzerland, Zermatt

  • 3

    3 Rating

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Considered a hidden gem in Zermatt, the Hotel Excelsior is a cosy family-run hotel which prides itself on personal service and great views of the Matterhorn.

Matterhorn Views

The Hotel Excelsior is in a prime location just 250 metres to Zermatt's centre with plenty of shops and restaurants, and 400 metres to the Gornergratbahn and the Sunnegga Express funicular.  The hotel has incredible views of the Swiss Alps, many of the rooms have either village views or look out onto the iconic Matterhorn. We recommend opting for a Double South Matterhorn View room where you can watch the sunrise over the spectacular mountains.

Food & Wine 

Available on Half Board or Bed & Breakfast, the Hotel Excelsior has options for everyone. The restaurant uses seasonal and local produce where possible,  fuel up for the day at the extensive breakfast buffet with a variety of hot and cold options, when you return in the evening sample the four course menu inspired by the French and Swiss cuisines. Be sure to try out the restaurant's popular wine list with many bottles coming from the nearby Canton Valais vineyard region.

Added value

Welcome Drink


Even without its iconic Matterhorn, Zermatt would surely be one of the world’s top ski resorts. It has an excellent ski area at high-altitude, and the breath taking views of Europe’s most famous peak add an unbeatable and unique crowning glory. The village is car-free apart from electric cars and horse-drawn carriages. Just off the bustling Bahnhofstrasse you'll find quaint little streets, elegant boutiques, cosy bars and mouth-watering chocolate shops.

Skiing and Snowboarding in Zermatt

With direct access to the slopes in either direction from the village centre - you'll be on the mountain in no time! Travel via cable car, funicular or the famous Gornergrat mountain railway, which takes you on a spectacular ride up to 3089 metres, where you'll have the best views of the Gorner glacier. To reach the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, take the final stage of the 3S Gondola to Europe's highest mountain station at Klein Matterhorn 3883 metres. From the top, you can choose to ski over to Zermatt’s Italian neighbour, Cervinia, for the day on the International lift pass. If you're up for a challenge take on the Matterhorn Ski Safari - attempt to cover 10,000 – 12,000 metres of altitude without skiing the same slope or taking the same lift twice.

The new Matterhorn Alpine Crossing, opening in 2023, completes the continuous cable car link between Switzerland and Italy making it possible for non-skiers to travel between the two countries, as well as skiers in the winter.

Where to stay in Zermatt

We offer a variety of hotels and apartments in Zermatt in excellent locations in the village, with convenient access to the slopes, making it extremely easy to get onto this world-renowned ski area. With a choice of half board and self catered options you'll have the opportunity to enjoy some

Bars and restaurants in Zermatt 

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. 

What's included in an Inghams holiday to Zermatt

Flights, transfers and accommodation based on self catering, bed and breakfast, half board. Optional add ons include equipment hire, lift pass and tuition, please see the 'Ski extras' tab below for more information on these.

Skiing levels
Cross country

Mountain facts
Ski area 360 km
Runs 75 220 63
Longest run 0 Km
Lifts Drag lifts 0, Chairlifts 0, Cablecars 0
Slope direction
Ski/resort bus False
  • No. of rooms: 25
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • Official rating: 3

Local Fees and Taxes

Resort tax

Adults CHF4.00 per person, per day.

Children (9-15 years) CHF2.00 per person, per day. Under 9s free of charge.


Economy Village View Rooms are around 15m² sleeping two people. These rooms have twin beds, and a North facing view of the village.

Double Matterhorn View Rooms are around 22m² sleeping two to three people. These rooms have a double bed, and space for an additional bed plus a balcony with South facing views of the Matterhorn.

Single Village View Rooms sleep one and are around 13m² with a single bed, shower and a North facing view of the village - some rooms may have a balcony. 

Junior Village View Suites are around 31m² and sleep two to four people. These rooms have twin beds, and a lounge area with a sliding door which can accommodate two additional beds. These rooms have a balcony with North facing views of the village. Suitable for two adults and two children, or three adults. These rooms are available on request, please give our Reservations team a call if you would like to book this room type.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Satellite TV
  • Minibar 
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath or shower
  • WC



The Hotel Excelsior does not have adapted rooms available.

  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: No
  • Access ramp: Yes

The Hotel Excelsior does not have adapted rooms available. Please give our Reservations team a call if you would like further infomation.

Longitude: 7.74892
Latitude: 46.02091


  • 250 metres to Zermatt centre 
  • 400 metres to the Gornergratbahn and the Sunnegga Express funicular
  • 80 metres to nearest bus stop
  • Heated boot room
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Luna restaurant serving cheese fondue (pay locally)
  • Restaurant La Ferme
  • Ex-Bar and lounge
  • Views of the Matterhorn

The Hotel Excelsior is on either bed and breakfast, or half board. 

Each morning a varied hot and cold breakfast buffet is served. In the evenings you can enjoy a four course meal inspired by Swiss and French cuisine. 

The Hotel Excelsior has two on-site a la carte restaurants, the Restaurant La Ferme which specialises in traditional dishes and grilled meats, their house speciality is the  “Flambée Medici” – a tender beef fillet prepared for you at the table. There is also the Luna restaurant serving traditional cheese fondue.

The Ex-Bar is a great place to enjoy a drink or two, whether its after skiing or after dinner, there will be a drink to suit you.


  • No of restaurants: 3

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

The Hotel Excelsior can cater for special diets (vegan, gluten free and dairy free) on a request only basis. Catering for dietary allergies will need to be checked before booking, please inform us of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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