With its dazzling backdrop dominated by the mighty Matterhorn, Zermatt is one of the most unique alpine landscapes in Europe. It attracts mountaineers, skiers, and hikers year after year and they’re treated to astonishing accommodation experiences in this chic Swizz resort. From cosy, Alpine boutiques to exquisite spa resorts, here are my favourite cool and fun hotels in Zermatt, Switzerland…
Backstage Boutique SPA Hotel
Towering over Zermatt, this Heinz Julen masterpiece has a captivating, Instagrammable façade, and its theatrical rooms are brimming with eccentric creativity.
Backstage is a mirrored pine structure situated off the bustling main street ‘Bahnhofstrasse’, and boasts everything you could ever dream of in a resort, from a cinema to ski rental to a vivacious club, and a wellness center inspired by the story of creation.
Gold velvet-upholstered chairs, tumbling chandeliers of violins, and a cacophony of stucco work bisected by white-painted steel beams give this boutique hotel a stately home-meets-urban chic vibe.
The 19 guestrooms feature huge framed monochrome photos and high ceilings upholding hanging feather-trimmed chandeliers, evoking an air of luxury.
Chic radiant decor
Skiing and hiking activities
Limited 3-9 pm spa timings
Not all rooms have a mountain view
No microwaves in rooms
CERVO Mountain Resort
Boasting 7 lodges and 54 guestrooms all in a world of their own, Cervo Mountain Resort is an idyllic base station for expeditions into the mountains of Zermatt.
Nomad, Alpinist, and Huntsman form the lodge categories at this stunning resort, each featuring a timelessly modern design and resonating mountain elements in a warm, naturally enthused atmosphere.
Inspired by the lively markets of the East, the on-site ‘Bazaar’ is a special place where nomads, explorers, and locals get together in a relaxed atmosphere.
A direct ski-in area at the resort is designed to end your day on the slopes in style, where a curated programme promises special evenings and delicious drinks.
Striking upscale decor
Mesmerising mountain view
Adjacent to hiking trails and ski slopes
2 serene pools
No wheelchair-accessible rooms
No hot tubs in the rooms
No available parking
This serene mountain hideaway is perched on a wooded ledge, hewn into a conifer-studded crag, towering over Zermatt. Blending American modernism with a sense of alpine chalet, every detail at the Omnia has been designed by New York architect Ali Tayar.
The clean-cut larch-and-glass façade invites guests to an enhanced hospitality experience which exudes luxury in the form of a Michelin-starred restaurant, a hot whirlpool with Matterhorn views, and curated-to-perfection guestrooms.
Offset by a premium photography collection featuring nature-inspired images, the soft lighting and shelves heaving with arty hardbacks provide an exuberant, chic welcome in the communal areas.
Scenic mountain hideaway
Sophisticated chic decor
Michelin starred restaurant
Winter sports area
No ACs in rooms
Inviting guests to slow down and counterbalance their everyday stresses, The Rex brings you closer to nature through an immersive hospitality experience.
Designed to enhance all the senses through delicious flavours, scintillating views, charming scents, and a cacophony of natural sounds, your attention will be totally shifted onto the pristine surroundings.
Rejuvenate mind, body, and soul at the nature spa, before stepping out onto the lush garden grounds to soak up the glorious sun rays amid the mountain air. End your day in the beautiful on-site restaurant, where primarily organic products sourced through close relationships with local farmers will treat you to a replenishing dining experience.
Bedrooms are re-imagined with wood floors and natural materials, connecting you to the serenity of the present moment.
Shops and restaurants nearby
Some rooms don’t offer a Matterhorn view
No pets allowed
Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel
Slick interiors coalesce with a fabulous mountain-facing spa and optimum slope access at Matterhorn Focus, a cool design hotel which greets guests with the warmest of Valais welcomes.
An idiosyncratic design evokes a rustic chic vibe, topped with floor-to-ceiling glass views of the stunning ‘Toblerone Mountain’. Industrial elements, muted colours, and flamboyant touches embellish the interiors, from backlit, patterned bedsteads to chandeliers made from Sunday glasses resulting in a decadent aesthetic.
The 30 rooms are individually appointed, yet all boast beautiful oak floors which complement the soft colour tones.
The spa is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, featuring a herb-scented caldarium alongside many heated loungers and a saltwater tub, peering out over the mountain tops.
Relaxing warm ambiance
Cosy aesthetic rooms
Mountain view from the spa
Ski and hiking areas nearby
No boot dryer in the ski room
No ACs in rooms
Pets are only allowed in 1 building
Wellness Hotel Alpenhof
Renovated with a brand-new ski room and lift, presenting opportunities for you to enjoy the slopes immediately on arrival, The Alpenhof is the perfect option for adventure seekers.
A completely redesigned ground floor with bar area, lobby, reception, and dining room will greet you to a chic Zermatt welcome, and a new pellet heating system echoes the hotel’s proud sustainability measures.
An outdoor adults-only spa area boasts a Finnish sauna and a steam bath in the log cabin, while the indoor wellness area which features a stunning fireplace is the ultimate spot of bliss.
The cosy alpine ambiance radiates into all of the designer rooms and suites, which are backdropped by the stunning Valais mountains.
Located in Zermatt centre
Ultra chic decor
Eclectic piano bar
Tranquil indoor pool
Not all rooms have a fireplace
Only Alpin Chic rooms have bathtubs
22 Summits Boutique Hotel
Nestled between the enthroned peaks of Valais is this graceful boutique hotel, a unique hospitality experience which will enchant you with a trendy alpine design, blissful comfort, and awe-inspiring views of the Matterhorn.
The lavish rooms and suites are laden with natural materials and modern earth tones, inviting you to relax in the backdrop of snow-capped peaks and unruffled natural surroundings.
The two-storey wellness area, Finnish sauna, and the alpine hay bath are the perfect spots to allow your body and mind a well-deserved rest.
Fresh regional ingredients fuel the hand-crafted preparations at the bar area, where you can relax and linger alongside other adventure enthusiasts.
Magnificent mountain hideaway
Hand-crafted drinks in the bar
Adventurous ski slopes
Two-story wellness centre
Some rooms don’t have balconies
Centrally controlled room temperature
A quiet, intimate atmosphere radiates through the luxury apartments on offer at Suitenhotel Zurbriggen, where a charming décor brimming with glasswork and local larch wood is complemented by the comfort of a lavish well-being service.
The spacious accommodations are stylishly furnished with a large living area, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, and tech-forward amenities.
The sense of hearty hospitality invites you to feel at home as you breathe in the fresh mountain air and escape from the hectic pace of the city.
The spa experience offers pure refinement and boasts trendsetting wellness initiatives including counter-current massage jets, a heated brine pool, an ice grotto, and many more.
Bright romantic ambiance
Panoramic mountain view
Two serene pools
Occasional snowing activities
No fitness centre
Firefly Luxury Suites
This family-owned boutique is grounded in the mission to guide its guests to feel as independent and free as they do at home. Full of charisma and eccentricity, the four-star ‘Firefly’ evokes the principles of the four elements, fire, water, earth, and air.
The 16 suites are individually assigned to an element, and each offer a unique character. All, however, boast granite countertops, designer ceramics, and are suffused with pampering fragrances.
A delicious meal using locally sourced produce can be delivered to your room, so you can begin your day in your complimentary bathrobe as you tuck into an exquisite breakfast.
Utterly tasteful guestrooms
Tranquil indoor pool
Adventurous ski activity
Junior suites have a town view
Hotel Eden Wellness
Suffused with an ever-so-radiant glow of nature, the glamorous Hotel Eden Wellness invites you to enjoy wonderful days of relaxation, as you delve into the beautiful mountain splendour.
Thirty gracefully renovated rooms and suites await you with a charming Italian design and alpine chic ambiance, topped with light-toned décor, wooden hues, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The on-site spa with aroma grotto is an idyllic spot to pamper your senses and rediscover harmony of body and mind, featuring premium access to the garden loungers.
A waterfall, bubble bench, and various jets have been gorgeously fitted into an indoor adventure pool, offering the perfect place to relax your tired muscles after a day of skiing.
Colourful funky ambiance
Many rooms have balconies and great views
Indoor pool in the spa
Warm fireplace in the bar
Not all rooms have balconies
Nomad by CERVO Mountain Resort
Owing to its chic design and flexible room layout, Nomad by Cervo invites you to the ultimate base camp for diving into the mountain world of Zermatt.
The ideal spot for pioneers, explorers, and adventurers alike, the property boasts an elegant outdoor area with a swimming pond, as well as a permaculture garden.
In the contemporary, intimate rooms, you will find everything that makes a short visit to the Zermatt mountains unforgettable, with breathtaking views blissfully complementing the artsy décor, natural materials, and plush seating areas.
This contemporary alpine style evokes a sense of casual luxury, in a melting pot rooted in traditional values while embracing modern, international influences.
Monochromatic appealing decor
Luxurious chic ambience
hiking and cycling activities
Refreshing sauna and hammam
No internet access
Not all rooms have a tub
No on-site parking
The Christiania Mountain Spa Resort
A wealth of comfort and warmth awaits you at this graceful family-run hotel, where a cosy informal atmosphere offers a unique charm of tradition meets modernity.
Combining an industry-leading wellness offering with a personalized service, The Christiania provides a dreamlike serenade to your alpine adventures.
Boasting the largest spa in Zermatt, you are invited to relax in an oasis of peace amid the authentic, natural scenery. Rustic furnishings bolster the friendly, down-to-earth feel in the guestrooms, which have been inspired by local cultural traditions, and combined with touches of modern luxury.
The high-quality culinary selection on-site features locally sourced ingredients, delicious wines, and an extensive bar.
steam bath and ice cave
Stunning indoor swimming pool
The largest spa in the city
Close to ski resorts
Seasonal tennis court
Sauna closes at 8 pm
Limited gym instrument
Unique Hotel Post
A smooth alpine aesthetic permeates this hip four-star 1875 property, famed for its après-ski parties, three exquisite mountain restaurants, and well-appointed spa.
A seductive low-lit ambiance is fused by a sophisticated blend of stark black paintwork and soft oak, topped with a modern hip vibe. The 29 guestrooms come in the form of swish log cabin-style sanctuaries and are branded by their sandblasted wood walls, tweed detailing, quirky design elements, and luxurious extras.
The candlelit spa exposes stone and oak, and features a warm whirlpool, sauna, and steam room, while offering a sports massage employing eucalyptus oil, perfect for after a day of skiing.
Warm toned decor
Three onsite restaurants
steam bath and a hot tub.
Adventurous skiing activity
No swimming pools
Combining the spirit of a mountain hut with all the conveniences of a five-star hotel, this design & lifestyle hotel echoes a sustainable ethos to promote the beautiful, the organic, and the good.
Embracing the work of local artisans, Carina is teeming with regional products and natural materials to create its sleek design. Forming a blissful sanctuary focused on well-being, a caring, convivial environment is emanated down to the smallest detail.
The guestrooms offer plush Swiss bedding, unparalleled functionality, and are individually catered to travellers of all budgets. Throughout the property, many guest corners are appointed to help you withdraw to a simple sense of bliss and immerse yourself in total refinement after a day of activity.
Suites with a warm fireplace
Breathtaking Matterhorn view
Close to ski slopes
No ACs in rooms
No bidet in toilets
Not all rooms have balconies
Located at the foot of the Matterhorn, The Schweizerhof blends the essences of alpine and urban into a luxury hospitality experience characterized by simplicity, tradition, and sophistication.
Designed for travellers who are willing to let go and live life to the full, the 95 rooms have seen a bespoke re-imagination, with a chic, Swiss-chalet ambiance flowing through the charming décor.
A deep dive into a fine world of culinary delights awaits you here, with an open show Kitchen offering live preparations of international-style cuisine.
You can choose from American BBQ charcoal grill dishes, or indulge in iconic Peruvian-Asian and Swiss cuisines at this eclectic diner.
Soft minimal decor
Open preparations in the kitchen
Private kids club
Some rooms don’t have balconies
No fans in the rooms
No shuttle to reach the ski lift
Matthiol Boutique Hotel
Unobtrusively designed to blend in with the landscape, this traditional Swiss chalet style construction is comprised of natural timber, granite, and slate, combined to create an elegant ambiance for the discerning traveler.
The commodious guestrooms are teeming with natural wood and boast spectacular mountain views. Beyond the refinement of the boutique guestrooms, state-of-the-art spa facilities enhance the hospitality experience at Matthiol, offering a blissful space of opulence to rejuvenate body, mind, and soul.
Meanwhile, the menus of the on-site restaurant are based on an innovative combination of traditional recipes and local ingredients, offering a sumptuous experience to relish with loved ones.
Restaurant and breakfast with nationally sourced ingredients
Complimentary spa services
No heated smoking rooms
No swimming pools
Not all rooms have a Matterhorn view
Established in 1907, this stunning hotel has undergone a recent reinterpretation of its pioneering days, which has seen vibrant interiors and contemporary décor added to an already charisma-filled property.
The 67 rooms and suites mostly feature breathtaking views of the Matterhorn and invite guests to a comfy, lavish space to rest up after an epic day in the alpine.
The spa experience guides adventurous spirits through a mountain cave area and winter garden zone, and into a mind space where they feel re-energized and ready to take on the next adventure. You can choose from an energy massage, hot stone massage, or a herbal compress unless you want to go off-piste and customize your own treatment plan.
Whatever path you choose will be accompanied by carefully curated natural products.
200 metres from the Sunnegga Cable Car
Warm fireplace in the piano bar
Complimentary flavorful breakfast
Skiing is extra
Outdoor pool closes at 8 pm
This grand, ostentatious hotel is a living testament to the golden age of alpinism and has transformed over the decades from a mountaineer lodge to a luxury hotel, without losing the ambiance of its pioneering days.
Set at a whopping 2548 metres on the side of the Riffelberg mountain, the hotel has housed many famous mountaineers in its century and a half of operation.
The magnificent Matterhorn can be viewed from both the spa and the 25 opulent rooms and alpine suites. Decorated with fragrant pine wood and topped with state-of-the-art amenities, a stay here transcends your typical perception of a Zermatt stay.
Classic mountain cuisine and local delicacies are served in the on-site restaurant & terrace, accompanied by a fine glass of local Pinot Noir with the backdrop of the Matterhorn.
Located right next to the ski slopes and ski-to-door access
Scenic outdoor hot tub
Spa with Matterhorn view
No hot tubs in the rooms
Costly train rides
Limited dinner menu
SchlossHotel Zermatt Active & CBD Spa Hotel
The Matterhorn beckons at this stunning hotel, which echoes a simple philosophy rooted in well-being. Offering limitless access to the outdoor activities that characterize the cult-classic mountain village of Zermatt, Schloss Hotel has reinvented itself as a place pulsating with life, designed for those who relish both adventure and opulence.
Breathe in herbal aromas at the new 630 m2 wellness center, the only Zermatt spa that utilizes hemp products to create a soothing experience.
You will find an idyllic refuge for relaxation in the stylishly rustic rooms and suites, which come equipped with plush Jensen beds. Savour some of Zermatt’s gastronomic highlights in the hotel’s breakfast, which begins your day with traditional, hearty offerings.
Traditional chic decor
Unique CBD herbal Spa
Indoor Swimming Pool
Chalet-style breakfast room
Some rooms don’t have a mountain view
Not located on the main street
No dinner service is available
Top 19 Hotels in Zermatt Compared
The table compares the top 19 cool and fun hotels in Zermatt.
Hotel Name Location Price Range (per night) Fitness Facilities Distance to Attractions (km) Nearby Restaurants
Backstage Boutique SPA Hotel Hofmattstrasse 4 $1227-$1366 Yes 0.3 1
CERVO Mountain Resort Riedweg 156 $1668-$6965 Yes 0.7 3
The Omnia Auf dem Fels $672-$730 Yes 0.1 3
the rex Riedstrasse 9 $782-$1802 Yes 0.3 3
Matterhorn FOCUS Design Hotel Schluhmattstrasse 131 $1019 Yes 0.6
Wellness Hotel Alpenhof Matterstrasse 43 $497-$567 Yes 0.6
22 Summits Boutique Hotel Zen Steckenstraße 4 $414-$436 Yes 0.4 3
Suitenhotel Zurbriggen Schluhmattstrasse 68 $1071 Yes 3.6 3
Firefly Luxury Suites Schluhmattstrasse 55 $1729-$6604 Yes 4.0 2
Hotel Eden Wellness Riedstrasse 5 $229-$387 Yes 0.3 3
Nomad by CERVO Mountain Resort Riedweg 156b $397-$872 Yes 0.7 3
The Christiania Mountain Spa Resort Wiestistrasse 7 $226-$338 Yes 0.7 3
Unique Hotel Post Bahnhofstrasse 41 $310-$364 Yes 0.1 3
Backstage Hotel Serviced Apartments Oberdorfstrasse 134 $1180-$1452 Yes 0.4 3
Carina Untere Wiestistrasse 12 $357-$767 Yes 0.8 3
Schweizerhof Zermatt Bahnhofstrasse 5 $623-$1233 Yes 0.4 1
Matthiol Boutique Hotel Moosstrasse 40 $750-$931 Yes 1.0 3
BEAUSiTE Zermatt Brunnmattgasse 9 $630-$3403 Yes 0.4 2
Riffelhaus 1853 Riffelberg $437-$559 Yes 2.5 3
SchlossHotel Zermatt Active & CBD Spa Hotel Bahnhofplatz 18 $434-$532 Yes 0.6
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