Having visited Zermatt several times over the last 8 years I have seen the Iglu-dorf grow from its infancy to what it is today.
I've stopped several times to enjoy the fantastic white Gluwein they do there. This year I wanted to tick staying in an igloo off my bucket list.
All I can say was I wasn't disappointed.
The iglu-dorf can sleep up to 40 people which I could imagine being a very different experience to the 6 people that were staying the night we stayed.
Being alone skiing down the quiet slopes to the igloo was fantastic.
The view of the matterhorn as the sunset is something I will never forget.
In contrast to other reviewers I thought the fondue in the evening was great. cheese was good and bread was fresh.
What people need to get into context is that this is a temporary structure that is built every year. Running water is scarce and the toilets are posh portaloo's. I think being so remote however add's to the uniqueness of the experience.
The risk of getting cold was removed by regular activities throughout the evening. from a tour of the igloo, a session in the hot tub, to snow shoeing whilst the snowploughs did their work around us.
I could explain every detail about our stay but it would ruin the surprise for anyone planning to stay.
What I will say however is go. Its expensive but to me it was worth every penny, especially when you think it takes a month to build every year.
Don't forget your head torch, towel and swim stuff. Also decent snow boots are needed for the snowshoeing.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- As our guest you will be sleeping at an altitude of 2727 metersat the Gornergrat next to Switzerland’s most famous mountain. ... more less