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Zermatt Holiday Accommodation in Switzerland   by Paul Johnston
ZERMATT in Switzerland - Home of the MATTERHORN. The Swiss mountain village of Zermatt is one of the prettiest holiday spots in Europe!

Easily accessible from all points in Switzerland and beyond, Zermatt has become a very special location to enjoy walking, hiking, skiing or just a relaxing holiday away from it all! The famous Matterhorn at almost 4,500 metres high, towers majestically above the village and whether in full sunshine or covered in snow, it is easily the biggest talking point for visitors and residents alike. 

The Matterhorn is Switzerland's most famous landmark - it's the most beautiful mountain in the world and is considered by many mountain climbers and skiers to be their 'peak of all peaks'.

Matterhorn Seen from Zermatt, Zermatt, Switzerland

Getting there 
Swiss railways must be ranked among the best in Europe, if not the world, and by choosing Zermatt as your holiday destination you'll find you are in safe hands, knowing they are usually spotlessly clean and that all trains run to time! Depending on your initial travel arrangements to Switzerland, onward train travel is ideal from Geneva or Zurich as they both have stations within the airports, with just one change at Visp required en-route to Zermatt. Travel times do vary, approx 3 hours from Geneva and around 4 hours from Zurich, but the journey won't seem that long with so much scenery to enjoy along the way. Upon arrival you'll find the train station is in the main street and there is ample opportunity there to make contact with the holiday apartment owner for your collection.

Zermatt is a 'car-free' area, only 'electrically driven' vehicles are permitted in Zermatt and some of these may be Taxis, although most hotels seem to have their own vehicle for the 'pick up' service. Zermatt is enjoyed best on foot, as there is no problem with noisy or congested traffic.

Motorists who drive to this region must use the 'Matterhorn Park Haus' at the nearby village of Tasch to park the car for the duration of their stay, and then catch the shuttle from the new train station, for the very short journey into the resort of Zermatt.

Holiday Apartments in Zermatt
Really the size of a small town, Zermatt is a delightful place which now provides almost 1600 Holiday Apartments that are available for holidaymakers to rent throughout the year. Apartments to rent are modern, comfortable and suitable for all your requirements. For the first time visitor it will seem like a "home from home" holiday. Most apartments are fully equipped, furnished with every conceivable necessity and generally accommodate from 2 to 10 or more holidaymakers. With such a comprehensive choice on offer, they are ideal for both summer and winter visitors, especially those in groups or with families who may not wish to stay in hotels.

Zermatt, and the Matterhorn, Swiss Alps, SwitzerlandWinter in Zermatt
In winter, 'picture postcard' Zermatt is popular with skiers, snow boarders and cross- country walkers who arrive from all over Europe. They enjoy everything that Zermatt has to offer, including the snowy mountains, alpine sports and dining out. The village has numerous shops and pretty boutiques, selling more fashion wear and the latest designs in winter sports clothing and ski-wear than you could imagine. Although many newcomers discover skiing and snowboarding in Zermatt each year, they all find good holiday rental accommodation quite easily and often it's close to the centre of this picturesque resort. For experienced skiers arriving in Zermatt, the challenging ski-runs and off-piste powder snow conditions that surround the famous Matterhorn are just 2 of the big attractions. The Italian resort of Cervinia is great to visit when skiing for the day. Take the route to ski via the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, it's a very possible stop for lunch.

The Mountains
All year round, there are several points at which to access the mountains, either by train, cable-car or gondola. The local Tourist Information office will provide you with the very best maps, guides and train timetables for use during your holiday, most completely Free of charge. You'll find at least 3 main routes from which to enjoy an 'adventure' directly into the mountains.

Route 1 - Zermatt-Sunnegga Paradise-Rothorn Paradise Route 2 - Zermatt-Rifflealp-Riffgleberg-Gornegrat Route 3 - Zermatt-Furi-Schwarzee Paradise-Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

Winter visitors just need to purchase a ski pass and / or train ticket for any chosen destination and can generally get on and off at any station along the route. Most high mountain areas provide suitable rest areas and good catering facilities. Don't forget your camera!

Summer in Zermatt
The spring and summertime in Zermatt is generally a beautiful time to visit, and it feels invigorating just to breathe in the pure clean and fresh mountain air. The summer temperatures are much warmer than other parts of Northern Europe and the need for sun protection is just as important, but when walking at higher altitudes it's advisable to carry an extra jumper or fleece as the high mountain air can be cooler.

Getting around is easy for most holidaymakers, and being a 'car-free' zone with only electric vehicles, taxis, utility and service vehicles allowed into the village, visitors are not restricted in anyway. All the main thoroughfare and surrounding areas are mostly on the level, with good roads and pathways for walking, but higher areas can be reached either via steps, taxi, the Gornergrat train service or some next level lifts adjacent to the ski lift / gondola stations. Summer visitors can just take things leisurely, sunbathe in a comfortable spot or simply stroll around the shops and restaurants gradually getting to know the village and its people. To access the mountains, just purchase a train / gondola ticket for each chosen location. As in winter, it's generally permissible to get on and off at any station along the route, at no extra cost. Most high mountain areas provide really good rest areas and catering facilities. Once again, the camera is a must!

Adults and children of all ages can and do enjoy the endless opportunities that Zermatt has to offer. It's a great place for families to spend time together, in a relaxed and unhurried region that's full of fantastic sights and spectacular scenery.


About the Author - View these links for further details concerning chalets in Zermatt and the tourist information centre at: www.zermatt.ch
Alpenroyal Swiss Q Hotel Zermatt
Alpenroyal Swiss Quality Hotel enjoys one of the most beautiful locations in Zermatt. It offers fantastic views over the Matterhorn and pure relaxation. Located directly at the end of the Rothorn ski slope, you can reach the Sunnegga and Gornergrat valley station in just a few minutes. The hotel offers among its facilities a restaurant, a bar and a wellness area with whirlpool, sauna and swimming pool. The hotel offers comfortably furnished guestrooms, all featuring an ensuite bathroom with hairdryer. Each room is furthermore equipped with cable TV, direct dial phone, ISDN Internet access and safe. Antiallergic rooms and accommodations for disabled people are available on request. 
Appart Hotel Hemizeus Zermatt
The family-run Apparthotel Hemizeus in Zermatt offers you undisturbed views of the Matterhorn mountain and you can ski right from and to the doorstep. The Hemizeus hotel is only a 15-minute walk away from the main street of Zermatt. Enjoy tasty Swiss and international cuisine in the traditional restaurant or in the charming wine cellar.  Wireless internet access is available free of charge. The sauna and the steam bath invite you to relax after a day out in the mountains and for the little guests there is a playground in the garden. The Matterhorn Ski Paradise offers fine slopes especially for intermediate and advanced skiers and includes the interconnected ski areas Rothorn Paradise, Gornergrat , Matterhorn Glacier Paradise and the Schwarzsee Paradise. There is also a connection to the Breuil-Cervinia / Valtournenche ski area and to the Val d'Aosta. The longest ski run extends over a distance of 21 km (difference in altitude: 2279 metres) from the Klein Matterhorn down to Zermatt. Car-free Zermatt has a busy centre featuring fashionable shops and lots of après-ski bars. The summit of the Klein Matterhorn is the highest-situated lookout in Europe.
Hotel Bellerive Zermatt
The Hotel Bellerive Zermatt is a traditional mountain ski chalet located at an altitude of 1620 and situated in the centre of Zermatt, 300 metres from ski slopes and lifts. The 24 modern guestrooms have light-wood furnishings and carpeted floors. A pleasant atmosphere for Hotel Bellerive Zermatt guests, with excellent service. Natural, uncomplicated hospitality. Fair rates and prices. Continuous quality control and optimization within the scope of Hotel Bellerive Zermatt abilities. The Hotel Bellerive Zermatt is a mid-range hotel that offering more than one would generally expect. Hotel Bellerive Zermatt welcome any ideas and suggestions from guests and staff.
Mont Cervin Palace Zermatt
Located in Zermatt, Switzerland - the ski lift and resort centre are 500 metres away, and the ski slopes are 1 kilometre away. Set in the resort centre and spread over four buildings, the Mont Cervin Palace occupies a traditional mountain-style property with an ornate turret-topped facade, and opens to rustic-influenced interiors. There is an outdoor pool with waterfalls, and a separate children's area, and the multilingual concierge is on hand to offer sightseeing assistance. Further amenities include room service, laundry facilities, and complimentary wireless Internet. The Mont Cervin Palace houses an elegant restaurant, spread over two rooms and characterised by wood-panelled ceilings and chandeliers. The informal Grill Le Cervin specialises in charcoal-grilled meat and fish dishes, and snacks are served on the sun terrace. There is a piano bar in the hotel lobby, and guests can enjoy cigars and rum at the Havana Bar which hosts live regular live music. A complimentary buffet breakfast is provided. The nearest ski lifts are located 500 metres from the hotel and form part of the Zermatt resort. This resort features 313 kilometres of piste and a total of 67 runs.



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