Waking up to a view of the Matterhorn from your window is a dream. Even now that I’ve done it, looking at these photos still feels like another reality.
For our one night stay in Zermatt, we booked a room at Hotel Bristol. It was my first time in this part of Switzerland and I did a lot of research to find the kind of place that would give us lasting memories. I wanted it to be a cozy hotel with character, an authentic alpine vibe, a spa and, of course, a view, and this small family-run hotel had it all.
LOCATION: It’s a 10-minute walk from the train station, across a bridge that has this view:
So as your luggage bumps along the snowy road over the river you can already start imagining what you can see from your room 🙂
VIBE: The interior is cozy and welcoming, with a big fireplace in the middle where we huddled up and extended our frozen hands from -10C temperatures in the village.
FOOD: Breakfast was tasty and fresh, and I was so hungry that I forgot to take any photos 🙂 I think it was a mix of cheeses, cold cuts, breads, different types of eggs and fruits.
STAFF: in the evening and in the morning, the staff was very friendly. It actually felt more like a bed and breakfast than a hotel because of the cosy and welcoming atmosphere.
SPA: The spa is located downstairs and has several saunas, a steam room, an ice cold bucket shower and an area to relax. I didn’t tell the hotel that I was a blogger so I didn’t ask to take any “private” photos of the spa, but you can find more photos online (http://www.hotel-bristol.ch/index.asp?lng=en). We really liked it.
but wait, I saved the best for last. THE VIEW!!!
Imagine standing on your balcony, looking over the rooftops of Zermatt village and Matterhorn towering majestically above. Of course it costs a little extra for the rooms with a view. But it is 100% worth it!
So overall – I can warmly recommend Hotel Bristol if you are traveling to Zermatt because the view, the view, the view! And because you will have a lovely, comfortable stay 🙂
*note this post is based on our stay in December 2017.