The charming 4* Hotel Monte Rosa has remained in the same family for some six generations, and in the intervening years the Seilers have refined hospitality to a fine art.

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The hotel might not exude the same glamour as Zermatt's grande dame establishments, but the 41 rooms and suites exude a low-key charm (with Alpine touches) that has only been enhanced since a complete overhaul in 2009. Some of the rooms have balconies, most have mountain views, and the best have the iconic Matterhorn in plain sight.

The main restaurant and bar area, Edward's, is named after one Edward Whymper, a wimp in name but not nature as he was the first alpinist to conquer the Matterhorn. This eminently cosy setting sees the Monte Rosa's gastronomic team serve up simple but delicious dishes, alongside cocktails and nightcaps.

For spa treatments, saunas and the chance to swim in a sizeable pool, guests have access to the facilities at the Monte Rosa's sister property the Mont Cervin Palace a short walk away. Similarly, guests with children can use the playroom and children's pool at the Mont Cervin, and some of the rooms at the Monte Rosa are interconnecting.

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The Hotel Monte Rosa's sister hotel is the Mont Cervin Palace nearby, and thanks to the properties' Dine Around concept, guests from the Monte Rosa can enjoy the wide range of restaurants at the other hotel that offer Italian, Japanese, Mediterranean and, of course, Swiss cuisine.

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Key Info

Number of rooms

41

Location

Zermatt

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