Climb, Dine, Hike, Shop, Ski or Just Relax in Zermatt

By   January 15, 2020

In Switzerland’s Valais canton southern area is Zermatt, the mountain resort of all mountain resorts everywhere. With 1,600m elevation, the view is stupendously beautiful; the enormous Matterhorn is an ever-so-present in all its majesty. Here, you can climb, dine, hike, shop, or ski in any direction from the center of Zermatt. Or simply just relax and enjoy the peaceful beauty of it all in any of the Zermatt hotels, each having its own charm and flair.

Like the Romantik Hotel Julen Superior

A short walk to the cable cars will get you to anywhere you want to go within Zermatt, a car-free resort area.  With so much convenience here, you may not have the desire to ever leave here. This is one of the Zermatt hotels that offers a spa, except for this one being a three-story and has an indoor pool for winter enjoyment. 

The large spa center also offers a fitness room with Technogym products, sauna, solarium, steam baths. For an additional cost, choose from a wide selection of spa treatments to help you relax after a day on the slopes. 

The rooms are cozy with Alpine interior, flat screen television with cable channels, free Wi-Fi and a private, spacious bathroom equipped with bathrobes, hair dryer, and beauty products. Have your meals in the on-site restaurant where you can choose from local traditional dishes or international cuisine. Relax in the afternoon in the tavern with a local wine or have your cocktail at the fireplace. 

Or the Hotel Schweizerhof, in the Bahnhofstrasse

Fine dining and concierge service is at your convenience. Fully renovated in 2019, the rooms and the suites have gorgeous views of the Matterhorn from a balcony. There is free WiFi in each room and in the lobby, there is an open kitchen servicing international dishes and cocktails each day. 

Like most Zermatt hotels, the Schweizerhoff has a wellness center with a fitness center and an indoor swimming pool. If your visit here involves business, there is a conference room as well. The Gornergratbahn station is within a short walk from here. 

Another of the many Zermatt hotels is the Hotel Schwarzsee

A top pick of returning visitors, the view of the Valais Alps is one to behold and never forget!the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise Ski Area is convenient from the hotel door via the Schwarzsee Gondola Lift. Free boot-drying and ski storage facilities on site and if you’re not in ski mood, there are many hiking trails that put you right in the beauty of all the slopes and Zermatt village.  Each morning, fresh ingredients of traditional foods are ready in a buffet style breakfast.