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Hotel National

  • Switzerland, Zermatt

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Set in a quiet location, opposite the Sunnegga Lift the staff at this hotel has a genuine interest in your wellbeing and enjoyment during your stay. the management and staff ensure your memories last for all the right reasons. The bar area contains a warm wood-burning fireplace, which is a nice place to unwind before dinner and has ample space to play board games. The wellness centre is a wonderful oasis of calm and tranquillity ideally placed for a rest after a day on the slopes.

Rooms

  • No. of rooms: 54
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • No. of floors: 4
  • No. of interconnecting rooms: 0
  • Annex:
  • Official rating: 4.5
  • Comfortable bedrooms all have bath and balcony, and all have cable TV, free Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, hairdryer, safe and tea/coffee making facilities
  • 'Standard' twins are south facing and have balcony or terrace
  • 'Matterhorn' twins have Matterhorn view, Larger 'Superior' rooms with Matterhorn views sleeping (2-3) are available on request
  • Single rooms are south facing and have balcony or terrace

Bedroom facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar or fridge
  • Room safe
  • Tea or coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Wireless internet

Accessibility

  • Lift accessible: Yes
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Three steps at hotel entrance.

Meals

  • Extensive hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • 4 course evening meal with Swiss cuisine and choice of main dish
  • Christmas and New Year gala meal included
  • Dress code for restaurants:

    Informal

  • Breakfast service:

    Buffet

  • Dinner service:

    Waiter

Board basis options available

  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Diabetics - Insulin can be stored
  • Gluten Free
  • Vegans
  • Vegetarians

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 cable car 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 whole area 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 traffic-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
  • Beginners
  • Intermediates
  • Advanced
  • Snowboard
  • Cross Country

Mountain Facts
  • Ski area 360 km
  • Runs
    13
    42
    4
  • Longest run 21 Km
  • Snowparks

    2 snowparks (Zermatt, Cervinia)

  • Lifts Drag lifts 13, Chairlifts 9, Cablecars 8
  • Slope direction N,E,S,W
  • Ski/resort bus True

Things to do in resort

  • Full programme of 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 (supp. 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 and skydiving
  • ‘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 is traffic free
  • 'Elektro-bus' is Free with lift pass
  • Car hire is available 


For more information on travel and transport visit our Zermatt page

Extras

Winter 2018/19 Pre-bookable Lift Passes, Ski Hire & Tuition

SKI INCLUSIVE
Ski Inclusive – Save up to £92 per person

Book our Ski Inclusive bundle and save £s on your lift pass, skis / board and boots. See our Ski Inclusive page for details. 

Ski / Board Saver Packs
6 days whole area pass, 6 days 'Red' ski/board hire*
Adult £461

*  Does not include boots. All Saver Packs must be pre-booked in the UK and are not bookable locally.


Lift Passes Days Adult
20yrs+
Youth
16-19yrs
Child†
9-15yrs
International Pass 6 £356 £302 £178
Local Area Pass 6 £310 £265 £156

International Pass includes Cervinia and entrance to Glacier Palace. Local Pass includes Zermatt only (approx. Sfr45 per day for Cervinia extension). Beginners should book in resort for reduced prices. †Children 8yrs and under have free lift pass. Photo required for free child passes and any pass over 8 days.

Equipment (6 days) Description Red Black
Adult Skis £116 £159
Ski Boots £66 -
Snowboard £116 -
Snowboard Boots £66 -
Youth† (6-12yrs) Skis & Boots £92 -
Snowboard £59 -
Snowboard Boots £33 -
Child (2-5yrs) Skis & Boots £55 -
Snowboard & Boots £ -

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 £270 -
Ski 5 9am-noon - £287

Tuition starts Sun; 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

  • Excellent location with wellness area including indoor pool, whirlpool, steam baths and sauna.
  • Non supervised playroom
  • Swimming pool (indoor)
  • Whirlpool
  • Steam bath
  • Sauna

Inghams Plus

  • Early Booking Offer: Save up to £160 per couple (ends 30 Nov, for arrivals 15 Dec, 2, 9 Feb & 9 March)
  • Complimentary afternoon tea & cake

Special Offers

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Hotel National
Zermatt, Half Board
14/12/2019 - 7 nights
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