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3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat
Ranked #30 of 109 Hotels in Zermatt
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Simply stunning, awesome location a true once in a life time experience. Rooms were clean and modern, food in the restaurant was excellent and service from reception to waiting staff was attentive and first class

The scenery is breathtaking, you have to see to believe

Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

The Kulm Hotel Gornergrat is an experience not to be missed while visiting Switzerland. Just a 45 minute train ride from Zermatt - lies Gornergrat - like a cup surrounded by some of the highest peaks in Europe - it is a spectacular destination. Most visitors do Gornergrat as an excursion from Zermatt - but staying a night there is something special. Every single room has fantastic views of the mountains and the delicious sit down dinner is as romantic as things can be. If you enjoy a scenic calm and a different perspective to Switzerland - you must do this even if it means planning Zermatt around it

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the Duforspitze.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

A fascinating experience. You "climb" from Zermatt by funicular and reaches 3100m of altitude where is located this beautiful and cozy hotel. The views are fabulous, especially if you're on a sunny day. The rooms are simple but comfortable, the food is good, but nothing special, and the staff is receptive. The only drawback is that because of the altitude, is likely that you feel a certain weariness on arrival and some discomfort especially for sleeping. Still worth spending 1 or 2 nights at this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

The Kulmhotel truly has the most outstanding location and when visibility is good, the view is stunning. People just run around taking pictures.

The rooms are modest but good, furnished sparsely but comfortably with pine accents.

As the hotel is impossible to access after 7pm, the experience is that of a nice secluded getaway, with mountains and stars for company. The common area decor is very pleasant, there are lots of windows and candles are lit.

I found the bedding arrangement a little odd. Two twin beds bolted to the floor about 10 cm apart, with two sets of single bedding. I would have preferred a double bed. The bedlinen is crepe-y in style (not smooth).

Housekeeping was excellent (except when they knocked for the first time at 8.30am) - they give you a little bottle of water and welcome chocolates, which was a very nice touch.

Perfect location to ski down from in the morning, when you get the slopes largely to yourself. There is no ski hire at the hotel but you can hire equipment in Zermatt on the way up. You can ski over to the Italian side (Cervinia) and get back in the same day.

The hotel is high up and some people may experience some altitude sickness and need time to acclimatize. I found myself short of breath and digestion felt totally different.

Overall, service was extremely pleasant and accommodating to guests in a range of languages at the same time.

Room for improvement:

Meals. The hotel offers half-board (there is no other possibility for dining given hotel location). The food I would describe as form over function. Everything is served beautifully with some pomp.

However, the food is quite traditional (as in: heavy), and each evening there is a choice of meat or fish (no standard vegetarian option). It's four courses: salad bar, soup (fixed), choice of two mains, dessert (fixed). Drinks are extra.

I would have welcomed some lighter, healthier food options (unbreaded fish, fresh vegetables, less cheese and butter everything) in the main courses, especially at this altitude. The tastes were slightly incoherent. Desserts could be improved. One example was half of a blueberry muffin on its side on top of a criss-cross of pink and yellow coulis, with thin slices of pineapple and dusted with bits of pistachio. I am probably being picky. The other desserts during my stay were: fried dough and swiss roll (white with Grand Marnier cream filling). Maybe a dessert trolley is the way forward. Would have welcomed a creme caramel, chocolate mousse or apple tart or simply some fruit.

Breakfast was a nice selection. Would have welcomed a range of fresh fruit not drowned in syrup and homemade jams and local honey (rather than standard-issue factory stuff). Milk came in one variety. Fresh juice would have been a nice touch.

Other than that, it was wonderful. For info, breakfast is 8-10 in winter and dinner is 18.30-20.30.

Hotel rooms are given names of local mountains and numbered according to their altitude. This was a nice touch but made it difficult for people to remember their room number when ordering drinks. So, memorize your room number and check your bill at the end.

Service was extremely friendly and accommodating.

Room Tip: Matterhorn view is worth paying for - but only if there is no clouds in the way.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2013

If you're looking for the most breathtaking and quiet location in Zermatt, this is were you'll find it ! Surrounded by 29 peaks above 4'000m you'll enjoy views of Matterhorn, Breithorn, Duffourspitze (to name view of them), glaciers and the sparkling Monte Rosa-hut while appreciating a 4 course dinner or breakfast. You can choose from 2 menus at night and the salad-buffet offers a variety of appetising&fresh choice. The breakfast buffet is the best I've had in a long time, sweet & sour, eggs, different sorts of bread ... everybody will find something to get ready for the 1st slope. Skiing down from 3'000m to Furri, being the 1st person on the slope is definitely an experience which makes every skier's heart beat faster ... I'll definitely be back for more - maybe by then the ski-room will offer the possibility to actually sit down when putting on/off your boots for more than 2 people at the time (really, the only little "extra" to be added).
Very warm welcome and nice service also deserve an extra mention.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2013

It was my partner's wish to stay once at this hotel and the views did take our breath away! The hotel is to be reached by train on a 40 minutes ride from Zermatt. The hotel is a three star, it is comfortable and very clean. It is not a five-star resort - it would probably be quite difficult on 3'00 meters - but it provides its guests with well-kept rooms and amazing views. The staff was nice, the gentleman at the reception went up to the room with us when we checked in to explain all the peaks to us - very knowledgeable.

Once the tourists go down to Zermatt again after 6pm, the place becomes unbelievably calm and peaceful, and you can enjoy the unique alpine panorama and atmosphere. The sunset and the sunrise were unforgettable and worth alone booking a stay with the hotel. It was lovely to get up in the morning and go skiing straight away, we were the first people on the slopes and enjoyed it so much!

We also liked the breakfast very much which consisted of a great choice of breads, cheeses and müeslis as well as fruits and yogurts.

Two "negative points": the food served at diner was a bit boring, and one might struggle to fall asleep because of the altitude.

Generally speaking, we had an excellent stay and will come back.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

Take the Matterhorn Railway up to this unique hotel with breathtaking views. An overnight package includes a 4-course dinner and a delightful breakfast. The rooms are unique. Each is named after a mountain peak and the room number is its height. This is a great place for a romantic getaway. I've never seen so many stars! Our only regret is that we were there on a night when the observatory was not open. If you are in Zermatt, don't miss an opportunity to experience this luxurious and comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat
Address: Gornergrat 3100m, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Zermatt
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Ski-In / Ski-Out Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#19 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Zermatt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:3 star — 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Hotel like a research station: The Kulmhotel Gornergrat is in the middle of a high mountain range. At 3,100 metres above sea level, life is different to life down in the valley. Outside you are surrounded by the four-thousanders. Inside, checking in is easy and convenient. ... more   less 
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