Having seen pictures of the 3100 Kulmhotel for years, when it finally came time for a trip to Zermatt, a stay there was practically a requirement. Up at 3100 meters, you can feel the altitude, but I didn't find it overwhelming except when digesting dinner. If you have the chance, do look at the forward weather report before booking. I had a reasonably unobstructed view, which was spectacular. The rooms are plenty large with good bathrooms. The heater/dryer rack included was a plus.
Internet service was quite good, but I wish they had added streaming ability. Nights are quiet, and not being able to catch an NBA playoff game via Slingbox was too bad. But that's a minor complaint. The reason for staying up there is have the peace of being there.
The restaurant was pretty good, with a solid salad bar, two options for the entree, and a delicious dessert. The staff was pleasant, and it probably didn't hurt that the waitress had eyes more beautiful than the mountain itself.
The room was equipped with a small water heater. Bringing some tea was a good idea as it helped stave off any altitude effects. The small shops downstairs were pretty good (but close promptly at 5 to allow the workers to get the last trains down). Found some items there not seen down in Zermatt.
Price was reasonable for a hotel of this calibre set so far up a mountain.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- 3100 Kulmhotel Gornergrat Hotel Zermatt