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Hotel Bristol in Zermatt

View of Zermatt Matterhorn from Hotel Bristol

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:

Matterhorn view from bridge in Zermatt village

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.

Lounge area at Bristol Hotel in Zermatt

Breakfast area at Hotel Bristol in Zermatt

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 ( 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.

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