Posted Dec 10, 2016
I think the hotel is oriented mostly to a young, fit, wealthy, sophisticated ski crowd. If you are in a group of expert skiers, you will love it. If you are older and a non-skier you might feel more comfortable in a homely hotel in the town centre. The decor at the Matthiol is gorgeous, and several of the staff members are very sweet. Oddly, there is a lot of helicopter noise in the day times, as deliveries of supplies are made, and an otherwise silent landscape is disturbed by the motors. If you can afford it, get a room with a balcony. I got top floor which has lovely exposed wooden beams on the ceiling. Overall, a great hotel but quite far from the centre of Zermatt.