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“No frills - comfortable and cozy”
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Hotel Bristol
Ranked #40 of 110 Hotels in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 May 2010

The town of Zermatt is very small and can be covered by foot from end to end in about 10 minutes. Bristol Hotel is an old charming Chalet close to the river near the Town Church. Views from most of the rooms are fabulous. From some rooms you can see the Mt. Matterhorn ! The rooms, breakfast and other comforts are basic and with no frills. There is a small play area for children outside the hotel.
I found this small convenience store right next to the hotel where every thing is so cheap.

The staff were not very friendly but did their job in a 'matter of fact' kind of way.

No shortage of restaurants in the area. Beware all shops close by 6 PM and Restaurants by 10 PM.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 May 2010

Centrally located and very charming hotel. Rooms were very neat and just 10 mins walk from the station which is the center of town. Breakfast was sumptous. Helpful staff, Would say it was definitely worth what we paid for and would stay there again.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank vidhusagar
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Reviewed 18 April 2010

I selected the Hotel Bristol because it offered well-priced suites with Matterhorn views. I was not disappointed - it is a very comfortable hotel in a convenient Zermatt location. My suite was one large room with a sitting area and a long, narrow balcony with an excellent view of the Matterhorn. You can lie in bed and gaze at the Matterhorn, which is endlessly fascinating. The hotel is not fancy and a bit rustic. Hallways are dark and the bathrooms could use updating. The staff was friendly and efficient and helpful when asked for assistance. I was in Zermatt for summer hiking, and it's a nice 10-15 minute walk to the train or ski lifts into the mountains. It's also just a short walk to the main area where most shops and restaurants are located, but adjacent to the hotel is a small grocery store and there are several pretty good restaurants only a few steps away. Still, the location is quiet and away from the "nightlife" of Zermatt, so you can be assured of a good sleep especially on the Matterhorn side of the building. There is also a decent restaurant in the hotel, but it looked like only full board guests were dining there most nights. Breakfast is nothing special. Other hotels I've used in Zermatt provide more lavish breakfast choices, but Bristol's was sufficient. I recommend this hotel for anyone wanting a nice, not too fancy but pleasant experience.

Stayed: August 2009, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 December 2009

We had a great time in Zermatt while staying at Hotel Bristol. The hotel staff were friendly, and accommodating. The picked us up at the train station and dropped us off when we were leaving. The driver carried our bags up and down the stairs. They even provided a bag of ice when my wife banged up her leg while skiing.

We requested and received a room with a view of the Matterhorn, which was very nice to look out each morning and gauge the weather conditions up on the mountain, but I would probably pass next time on the room with the view in exchange for a lower price or a larger room.

A nice variety of breakfast items are available, from cheeses, breads, croissants, fruits, yogurts, eggs, sausage, cereals, juices, pancakes(crepes?), more than enough to have a big breakfast each day before skiing.

The deal with the ski shop in the building is currently 20% off rentals and 10% off purchases if you are a hotel guest and the staff there are also very accommodating. Ski and boot storage is easily accessible from a door right off the street.

Getting to the gondolas was a little challenging, as it is just a little too far uphill to walk, especially in ski boots. If you are carrying skis, walk down the stairs and across the river to the green bus, as you cannot take skis on the red bus. Taxis are unnecessary.

Visit Papperla Pub around the corner for a few drinks post skiing - always a party.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank MatthewFromChicago
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Reviewed 28 July 2009

Good location, modest rooms, well worth it to get a room with Matterhorn view...breathtaking! JUST DONT BUY YOUR LIFT TICKET THERE, I bought a 3 day pass and lost it the first day on the slopes, and the mountain could not cancel it and issue me with a new one even though i had the receipt!! The hotel could have done it, if they kept better records of the tickets they sold(the receipt i got was not for my ticket ) To be safe buy the ticket at the mountain, then you can spend your money on apreski fondue rather than a second ticket!
p.s.
Breakfast is crap, good idea to make a sammy and save it for the slopes :)

  • Stayed: January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Darioli12
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Reviewed 26 July 2009

hi,

stayed in this hotel for 1 night. quite a distance from train station, though a pick up can be arranged if you inform the hotel in advance.

room was nice and big with a blocked partial view of Matterhorn mountain from the balcony. management was nice as they gave me a free upgrade to junior suite and hence had a big balcony from where the mountain was visible.

bathroom was big and nice with a bath tub .
bed and pillow were awesome, loved them.
No coffee machine in the room.

zermatt in summers is a busy place due to skiers coming from all over the place and hence i believe hotels here are little expensive. buffet breakfast was standard nothing exceptional. didnt tried the restaurant though.

asked the hotel guys for a drop back to station and they asked me for 10 CHF :(

overall experience with the hotel was good, no complains as such.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank gaurav2203
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Reviewed 12 March 2009

I've been in Bristol only for a night, but my impressions are only good.
special note - the manager Francis hospitality and responsiveness. when we just arrived there - it was a beautiful sunny day and Francis told us:
"Guys, you should faster go to you room and prepare you equipment shortly to catch the good weather. we will loose half an hour to make a formal check in, so let's do it next morning. now, here is your keys :)"
he also gave us 2 ski-passes and let to pay for all next morning. you know, i was pleasantly surprised by such a friendly behaviour. the rooms was ok and the break fast was very ample and tasty (especially the variety of cheeses).

location - in the centre, but quiet enough.

i wish all the best to the hotel staff and recommend it to TA members.

  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel Bristol

Address: Schluhmattstrasse 3, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Zermatt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Spa
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Zermatt
#30 Spa Hotel in Zermatt
#33 Romantic Hotel in Zermatt
Price Range: £115 - £310 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Bristol 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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