I stayed at the Hotel Rex for 5 nights between 06/08/2012 - 11/08/2012 and this is the third time I have used this hotel during my numerous visits to Zermatt, Switzerland.
This trip was the first time I have not been given a room with a balcony at the Rex which was disappointing but the room I was allocated was large with a small kitchen area, acres of wardrobe space, a seating area and overall was very nice with a pleasant view of the garden and surrounding hotels.
Complimentary Wifi is provided although after the first 3 days I found it to be very slow and unreliable. I am guessing this was a one off network issue rather than the usual Wifi service. A PC with Internet access for guest use is provided in the reception/lounge area (which is a really nice area of the hotel to spend time in) although this was also quite slow.
The hotel has a spa suite which is great to use after a day of hiking and consists of a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, a massive jacuzzi, a number of showers (towels provided), sun loungers and excellent changing room facilities. Bathrobes and slippers are provided in your room.
The breakfast is terrific with friendly and helpful staff and a good selection of breads, cereals, fruit, meats and cheeses. Not a huge amount of hot food is available which is not surprising given this is a european hotel. Some of the best scrambled egg I have tasted together with baked beans (not together you understand) is provided and toast can be made. A full range of fruit juices, teas and coffee is served. The hotel does not have a restaurant but there is plenty of choice in the town.
Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Hotel Rex although not as seamless as my previous two visits but would highly recommend this establishment.
Zermatt itself is one of the most beautiful places I have visited and if you like hiking the trails are almost endless. Zermatt and Switzerland as a whole is not cheap but if you can accept this aspect, in my opinion, you are unlikely to find a country which offers such a diverse range of scenary/activities coupled with very friendly and intelligent people but then again I have been visiting Switzerland for years so am probably biased.
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- Also Known As:
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