The BEAUSiTE Zermatt, with its belle epoque design, boasts a prime location and stunning views of the Matterhorn. Providing guests with colourful and eclectic interiors since 1907, it has become a favourite among luxury travellers. Is this boutique hotel worth the stay? Read on to find out.
BEAUSiTE Zermatt essentials
Preferred mode of transport: Train. Motorised vehicles are not permitted in central Zermatt.
Nearest railway station: Zermatt train station
Address: Brunnmattgasse 9, 3920 Zermatt, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 27 966 68 68
Notes: The hotel organises a pick-up in their electric vehicles.
The BEAUSiTE Zermatt is in the heart of Zermatt, a picturesque Swiss village at the foot of the iconic Matterhorn. Its central location ensures easy access to local attractions, the main train station, and the Sunnegga Cable Car, just 200 years away.
Decadent, indulgent and vibrant interiors in the modern sections and heavy wood panelling of the original parts ensure guests leave with an experience to savour. Not opulent or ostentatious but luxurious, the BEAUSiTE retains a homely feel. Something is reassuring and comforting about returning to this hotel after a long day on the slopes. The warm, open fire and the encompassing bar draw you in.
Characterised by a harmonious blend of traditional Swiss architecture and modern design elements, the BEAUSiTE Zermatt exudes alpine charm. Rich woodwork, stone accents, and cosy interiors make guests feel instantly at home amidst the mountain surroundings.
Facilities and services
Guests are pampered with a range of top-notch facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, a wellness centre with a spa and sauna, and a fully-equipped fitness centre. The BEAUSiTE Zermatt also offers a dedicated ski storage area, free Wi-Fi, and a concierge service to assist with local activities and reservations.
One standout feature is the relaxation area consisting of a spa, outdoor sauna, and a large, glass-lined panoramic swimming pool. An indoor swimming pool in a conservatory with sun chairs facing the Matterhorn and two whirlpool jacuzzis helps ease sore muscles. The service and personal touches are exemplary, as one would come to expect from a hotel of this standard.
The 85 rooms at the BEAUSiTE Zermatt seamlessly merge comfort with elegance. They are outfitted with plush sink-in bedding, modern bathrooms with heated flooring, and plenty of storage space. Many rooms boast private balconies, offering breathtaking views of the Matterhorn and surrounding peaks. Subtle extras include BEAUSiTE mini cakes before bed and replenished teas.
Being in Zermatt, skiing is a major draw for guests. The hotel provides easy access to world-class ski slopes suitable for all levels, from beginners to seasoned pros. Ski passes, private lockers and boot warmers, equipment rentals, and lessons can be arranged directly through the hotel, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
The mesmerising views are one of the hotel’s standout features and a significant selling point. From almost any point in the hotel, at any time of the day, guests can soak in panoramic vistas of the iconic Matterhorn, complemented by the rolling snow-covered alpine landscape. The Matterhorn was first climbed in 1865, standing at 4478m tall presenting a perfect backdrop at sunrise and sunset and is visible from at least half of the rooms.
Food and drink
The hotel’s in-house restaurant serves a delectable mix of Swiss and international cuisines, emphasising fresh, local produce. The well-stocked bar is the perfect spot to unwind with a drink, whether a traditional Swiss schnapps or a signature cocktail, after a strenuous day on the slopes.
Breakfast offers a vast selection of yoghurts, breads, cheeses, meats and made-to-order omelettes. Lunch rolls into tea time from 1500 to 1700 daily for champagne and cakes in the lobby. Dinner is served in The Grill, where meat, fish and vegetables are prepared on a traditional wood fire grill. The food is cooked to your specifications and is delicious.
Value for money
BEAUSiTE Zermatt offers a luxury experience at a competitive price point. With its amenities, prime location, and impeccable service, guests will find the hotel provides excellent value for money. A double room with a Matterhorn view starts at around £400 per night and suites from £1000 per night in low season. Breakfast, spa access and an electric shuttle from the station are included.
Shopping in Zermatt
Zermatt’s charming pedestrianised streets, lined with boutique stores, high-end luxury outlets, and local handicraft shops, are just a stone’s throw away. Guests can indulge in retail therapy or pick up unique souvenirs without straying far from the hotel. The town also has plenty of fine restaurants along with independent cafes for coffee and delicious cakes.
The verdict – BEAUSiTE Zermatt
Nestled in the heart of Zermatt with the breathtaking Matterhorn as its backdrop, the BEAUSiTE Zermatt is a haven of alpine elegance. Guests are treated to a blend of traditional Swiss charm and modern luxury, from cosy rooms with panoramic vistas to world-class skiing facilities. Its prime location allows easy exploration of local boutiques and culinary delights. With unmatched amenities and exceptional value for money, the hotel promises an unforgettable mountain retreat.
Cabin Bags Only rating: 9/10
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