we just returned from a wonderful holiday in zermatt, and the coeur des alpes was certainly the highlight of our trip. it is a cozy yet immaculately designed hotel, professionally run by the owners and their team of very friendly and helpful staff. as for skiing, it is perfectly located 5 mins walk from the matternhorn lift. there are ski lockers in the basement of the hotel, or else you can carry your skis and lock them at the matterhorn station.
we stayed with 2 other families with young kids, and it felt like we had our own chalet as the living area was very relaxed and the kids just hung out and played while we sipped on wines or complimentary hot tea and cakes after a day of skiing. there was also a computer in the living area, a very convenient touch despite the free internet within the hotel.
we stayed in a suite with a fantastic view of the matterhorn, imagine waking up to the sun rising beyond the matterhorn.... you have to see to believe. the suite had ample shelves and counter space unlike other design hotels where there is no where to put anything. we also had a standalone bath tub in the middle of the room, which i found it a bit tricky to shower without my 5 yo son splashing water all over the floor. they put a very comfy single bed for him in the living room without any charges.
the breakfast was the best, fresh eggs any style, smoked salmons and meats, fruits, freshly squeezed orange juice, cereals, youghurts, breads and spreads..... simply amazing. we also went to the outdoor hot tub to watch the sun set over the mountains, and then a dip in the heated pool before dinner every nite. they made some great recommendations from dinner and were very helpful with all the restaurant reservations.
this is certainly a gem of a place, our friends were also blown away as i had told them it was just a b and b when i booked it. this place is so much more, and we will surely be back in the near future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a little unique hotel in Zermatt with a wonderful view to the Matterhorn. The artist Heinz Julen our brother made a fantastic boutique hotel for us. We love to make you happy. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Coeur Des Alpes Zermatt
- Coeur Des Alpes Hotel Zermatt