I booked this hotel last minute and chose it mainly based on price, since it was by far the cheapest with a triple available. The hotel website isn't very impressive, so wasn't sure quite how it would end up, but it turned out to be a comfy little place! Please keep in mind I stayed here in summer, so can't comment about what it's like during ski season!
This is a comfortable but not luxurious hotel. The decor is very "ski cabin"-esque with lots of wood. Our triple was a decent size (3rd bed was converted couch and the other two were side by side), with quaint sloping walls. I wouldn't say it was spacious but for a night or two it was fine. The room included a mini-bar, tv and probably one of the cleanest bathrooms I have ever seen. Our room also had a small balcony with a view of the Matterhorn. There is a *tiny* elevator to bring you upstairs and while the hallways are a bit dark, the rooms are light and bright.
Breakfast was a bit of a disappointment and not really worth investigating. We did eat dinner at the hotel restaurant one night - the food was decent but the seating area outside is awkwardly arranged and cramped, which was slightly uncomfortable.
As far as location, this place is seconds from the train station and Gornergrat railway, which is great since you have to walk everywhere in Zermatt. It's an easy stroll down the one main pedestrian street to see all the shops and sights in Zermatt. Noise was definitely not an issue, as our room faced the back courtyard, unless you count the birds chirping away in the morning.
Staff were very friendly and welcoming as well. Overall, this seems to be a great value in an expensive town and I'd definitely recommend it.
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