Outstanding hotel with a view of the Matterhorn
Posted Aug 9, 2013
After the train ride up the mountainside from the picturesque village of Zermatt and a short tram ride from the station, we arrived at the one-of-a-kind, five-star hotel with beautiful accommodations and breathtaking views of the Matterhorn. Our charming room with detailed woodwork and walls of floral fabric, featured two balconies, both with an incredible view of the mountain. The tranquil setting, far from cars and buses, encouraged rest and relaxation.
Seemingly limitless numbers of hiking trails were available from the resort or by taking the train to other stations on the Gornergrat railway. After a day of hiking, the "world's highest outdoor pool" provided relief with it's constant temperature of 95 degrees and multiple forms of bubbling action. The unique grotto in the spa area featured saline baths and waterfalls. We enjoyed dinners at Ristorante al Bosco and the breakfast buffet each morning.
The beauty of the Matterhorn cannot be overstated. We left with wonderful memories of the Matterhorn at sunrise, the Matterhorn at sunset, the sky above the Matterhorn filled with thousands of stars, the alpine meadows lined with trails within site of the Matterhorn, and lying in the bubbles in the pool with a view of the Matterhorn.
The lovely accommodations, the peaceful environment, and the beautiful location blended luxury and nature into a fabulous experience!