I recently stayed at the Hotel Daniela for two nights. The hotel is located near the river just a few minutes walk from the main street through Zermatt. Upon arrival in the late morning, we were greeted by two young ladies who were very cheerful and welcoming. Our rooms weren't ready, but they suggested that we have breakfast (no additional charge) in the adjacent breakfast room while we waited for our rooms to be prepared. The breakfast room was bright and cheery with beautiful Swiss decor. The breakfast buffet consisted of hot and cold options including scrambled eggs, cold cuts, smoked salmon, cheeses, fresh fruit, yogurt, a variety of breads and pastries, in addition to coffee, tea, fresh orange juice, and a variety of other juices. The staff in the breakfast room provided excellent service.
I was assigned a corner double room on the second floor. The room was very spacious and cozy with a "rustic" feel but with contemporary decor. There was an accessible deck that wrapped around the outside of the room. The room had a flat screen TV with several English language channels. There were two cabinets with plenty of space to store clothes and other items.
The bathroom was of good size and was clean, although the fixtures were quite dated. The only thing I disliked about the bathroom was the shower curtain that needed to be replaced as it was discolored and had mildew along the bottom of the curtain.
Overall, I really enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Daniela. As others have mentioned, the most redeeming quality of this hotel is it's staff, especially the ladies who worked at reception. They were very helpful in providing information about Zermatt and were always cheery with smiles. They always said hello whenever they saw us. Add to this the cozy and comfortable rooms at reasonable rates (especially for Switzerland) and you can't do better than the Hotel Daniela!
The hotel offers free shuttle service from the railway station. Either make arrangements with the hotel in advance or simply call reception when you arrive at the train station and someone will come to pick you up. Alternatively, you can take a taxi (about 17 Swiss francs) or you could even walk if you don't have much luggage. When you exit the train station, turn right and walk up Bahnhof Strasse (the main shopping street) until you reach Hofmattstrasse (there's a deli / butcher shop on your left). Turn left and continue down the street and across the river. This street is Zurn Steg. Walk about 100 feet and turn right on Steinmattstrasse. The hotel is about 200 yards further on your left.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Daniela may be small, but it has a lot to offer. Situated just 10 minutes away from the mountain lifts and the train station in a quiet location, the 24 cozy single, double and family rooms are all equipped with their own bathroom/WC, minibar, telephone, radio, WLAN, cable TV and safe. The bathrooms all have a hairdryer, free cosmetic articles and bathrobes, free of charge. The generous breakfast buffet will set you up for an exciting day and free coffee, tea and cakes can be taken in front of the fireplace in the lobby throughout the day. Dine Around in the Tradition Julen: Half-board guests can have the best of both worlds and have their evening meal either in the Romantik Hotel Julen, where a 5-course selection menu is served, or at the Hotel Alpenhof, where a 5-course selection menu is served. Those who prefer ,,A la Carte" can enjoy local specialties in the traditional Schaferstube restaurant or they can enjoy delicious dishes at the Restaurant Julen. Wellness Around Tradition Julen: Guests staying at Hotel Daniela have free entry to the Julen SPA in the Romantik Hotel Julen or the Alpenhof SPA in the Wellness Hotel Alpenhof. Every Wednesday during the high season the family run business offers you a free visit to their herd of black nose sheep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Daniela Hotel Zermatt