Way up the hill, just like I like it.
Posted Nov 5, 2014 on Hotels
Completely amazing view of the Matterhorn from the balcony, which goes around the corner to cover two sides of the corner room, 306. The other window faced an adjacent hotel. I was there in November, and as such there was no snow to ski down to the gondola which I assume is possible in the winter. 30 francs for an electric taxi from downtown, otherwise it's a walk uphill, steep for the last half kilometer (that half kilometer starts at the Gondola). Didn't bug me, but I know some people it would. Plenty of climbers have stayed here.
The bathroom floor had been repaired and it wasn't such a prorfessional job. Some of the finish on the bathroom windows (also Matterhorn view) was waering off.
Service is simple. Breakfast is very basic - I recommend hitting the grocery store by the train station and keeping a "cooler" on the balcony. ...eat health and save the calories for Fondue ;)
Other than that my concerns for ski season are space. The rooms are a good size for a little trip, but with equipment and drying ski clothes it would get tight in there.
It's one of my favorite hotels, actually.