Zermatt Holidays by Rail

O nly a few miles from the Italian border in southern Switzerland, Zermatt has found fame as a mountain resort, offering access to world-class skiing and mountaineering. Switzerland’s highest peak (Dufourspitze) and arguably its most famous (the Matterhorn) tower above this picturesque town. All combustion engines are banned from the town and several of Switzerland’s most spectacular railways are connected to Zermatt, including the Glacier Express and Gornergrat rack railway.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Zermatt

Hotel Pollux

Only 200 metres from Zermatt’s train station, the Hotel Pollux is a welcoming family-run hotel in the heart of town. Residents have a choice of two restaurants and a comfortable bar in which to relax and the 35 rooms are modern and well-equipped whilst retaining rustic mountain charm.

Astoria Hotel

This small, but elegant and cosy hotel offers welcoming guest rooms with satellite TV, a safe, and a minibar, as well as balconies overlooking the village or the surrounding mountains. The Astoria Hotel also has a bar and an on-site restaurant, as well as a wellness area with a sauna and a steam bath.

Romantik Hotel Julen

In a large, wooden chalet, Hotel Julen fulfils all of your escaping-to-the-Swiss-Alps fantasies! From the red shutters and steeply pitched roof on the outside, to the warm, pine-panelled rooms inside, you will feel as though you’re enjoying an authentic Swiss experience. Moreover, the hotel’s owners are a local family who are happy to organise a wide-range of unique activities for you in Zermatt, from spas to electric bike tours.

Mont Cervin Palace

A member of “Leading Hotels of the World”, the Mont Cervin Palace was opened in 1851. It is situated in the heart of Zermatt, boasting a pool and 1700 m² wellness and spa area where guests can indulge in a wide range of treatments. Most of the guest rooms face south and have a balcony or a patio with views of the Matterhorn.

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof

First opened in 1879, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is one of Zermatt’s top luxury hotels, located right in the centre of town. Guestrooms all boast panoramic mountain views, Nespresso coffee machines, complimentary mineral water and soft drinks . There are also three restaurants to choose from as well as a spa area with swimming pool, sauna and treatment rooms.

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