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“A nice friendly place in need of an update”
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Hotel Elite Garni
Ranked #72 of 110 Hotels in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
Hertfordshire UK
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“A nice friendly place in need of an update”
Reviewed 8 January 2009

I stayed at the Elite for 3 nights in December. I booked last minute and it was the only place available with a single room.

The hotel location is right in the centre of town but still quiet. It is a bit of a schlep to the lifts for the slopes but I think most places are in Zermatt. You could walk about 15/20 mins with skiis and boots or just hail an electric taxi. Most journeys around the town were 12 CHF.

The overall impression of this hotel is that it could do with an update. The reception and my room were a bit 1970's. However the staff were really friendly and helpful and the hotel is very clean.

My room was basic but had a great view of the matterhorn. It was really hot and I had to sleep with the balcony door open.

I peeked into some of the double rooms and they looked a bit more modern.

The breakfast was good, typical Alpine food to fill you up before a day on the slopes.

My overall stay was OK but if I had more choice I probably wouldn't stay again unless it is modernised.

  • Liked — The staff were really helpful
  • Disliked — The decor
  • Stayed December 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 July 2008

Stayed for a night on one of the upper floors. The room was fine and had what would probably have been a good view of the Matterhorn –if only it hadn’t been covered by cloud! Bathroom had a shower attachment over the bath rather than a separate shower. Staff were very friendly and helpful, gave advice about walks, and were able to show webcam view of current mountain conditions on the PC at reception. Good value hotel, easy to reach from the station by going along the main street and turning left after about 200m

  • Liked — Helpful lady at reception, and ease of getting around from hotel
  • Disliked — Bathroom could have been more modern, but was acceptable
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled with friends
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Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2008

We stayed in this hotel for 3 nights. We had a gorgeous view from our balcony and the room appeared clean. Great breakfast selection! My only complaint is the constant smell of cigarette smoke throughout the hotel. Even with the windows open all the time, it was difficult to get the smell out of our room.

  • Liked — Breakfast selection
  • Disliked — Smell of smoke throughout building
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2008

Found this hotel via the tourist information office in Zermatt, for a one night stay on a ski trip over from Cervinia.

All was well, and we were very comfortable, until about 11.30, when the music from the "Pool Bar" started up... The pounding rhythms continued until 2am, by which time I had such a headache it took forever to get back to sleep.

Our room was on the first floor, which may have been a factor, but sadly this was one of the most uncomfortable nights I have spent in a hotel.

  • Disliked — The noise.
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with family
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2006

I would recommend Hotel Elite to anyone that is looking for quality and hospitality at a good price. The staff was extremely friendly, even booked our restaurant reservation as we did not speak German very well. The breakfast was great. I have no complaints with this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2006
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Property: Hotel Elite Garni
Address: Hofmattweg 3, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Zermatt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa
Hotel Style:
#44 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Zermatt
#45 Spa Hotel in Zermatt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Elite Garni 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Elite Garni is a small 3 -star hotel in the center of Zermatt . Near the train station and just 2 minutes from the nearest bus stop to the mountain railways to the ski areas. Various categories of rooms, some with Jacuzzi. In the hotel invites a small spa area with sauna / bio-sauna to relax. Interesting seasonal package offers , ideal for your summer and winter holidays . ... more   less 
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