Very Special Location
Posted Mar 25, 2015
Stayed here between Christmas and New Year 2014, just after it reopened after refurbishment. Fabulous hotel with truly amazing views of the Matterhorn (definitely worth paying for a Matterhorn view room). It's about 100m walk (down the ski slope, so wear stout shoes in winter!) from the Riffleberg stop on the Gonergrat railway. Great for skiing as you can get a first run down before the lift open and have the mountain pretty much to yourself for half an hour, and I imagine it would be great for walking holiday too. Food in the restaurant is good, the spa is large and excellent and the staff are very friendly, oh rooms are good too, not huge but comfortable and well furnished. I'd really recommend it for a short break rather than a full week, as the location means that you have to eat at the hotel each night (as the last train up is 9ish in summer and 7.30 ish in winter). All round, very special experience.