Hospitality by heart, breathtaking views and unforgettable memories from the Alpine Style luxury hotel stay.
On a grey morning in mid-January, I got into the train that was heading to the beautiful jet-set town of Zermatt. To spend 2 nights at the famous Mont Cervin Palace hotel, together with my friend Yvonne. I have already visited Zermatt in the past and I had coup de coeur feeling when I first saw it. That is why I was so excited to return after over 3 years.
Zermatt is a world-famous town and attracts tourists from all over the world. Mont Cervin Palace Hotel is the place to stay and come back again and again. It’s iconic 5 stars luxury hotel with over 160 years of old tradition and world-class hospitality. I was happy that I could experience that one of the kind feeling that this place is giving to the guests. It allows guests to enjoy tranquillity, idyllic mountains and privacy.
My Zermatt diary starts with a moment when I arrived at the train station in Zermatt. An electric minibus from the hotel was waiting for me and took me to the hotel. Even though the hotel is within walking distance from the station. It’s just a nice ride, and these electric buses or horse carriages have such a lovely atmosphere to them. They are instantly identified with the warm welcome of this mountain town.
My stay in the hotel started with lovely lunch at Joseph’s Bar. It is a modern bar with a huge fireplace in the middle of the space, that creates a cosy atmosphere.
I. Room with a view at Mont Cervin Palace Hotel
Mont Cervin Palace offers rooms with different styles and arrangements to accommodate all guests. There are Alpine Style, Chalet Style and Family Rooms available. There are also different rooms configurations: single rooms, double rooms, suites and duplexes. Some rooms have kitchens and fireplaces, but they all are beautifully decorated and have the most stunning views. Either to the Zermatt town or Matterhorn mountain. The hotel welcomes everyone, from single travellers to large families. We have been invited to stay in an Alpine Style suite with a Matterhorn view and this room exceed our expectations. It was very spacious, with separate bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, we also had a long beautiful balcony with a mentioned before, iconic view.
The most interesting thing about the view is that on that afternoon when we checked in it was snowing and we couldn’t see anything. Late-night when we came back from dinner it was so calm outside and Zermatt looked magical. I was enchanted. However, the most beautiful moment was in the morning when we opened the curtains and the majestic Matterhorn was there! Right in from of our eyes. At this moment I realized how essential it’s to stay in a hotel with a Matterhorn view. It’s just an unforgettable experience.
We also had access to the Matterhorn Suite, a magnificent 180 square meters duplex suite with enormous windows. We couldn’t help ourselves and took many pictures over there, we even called it a Princess room, as many of them already stayed there.
The wellness centre at Mont Cervin Palace is currently open only to hotel guests and only a limited amount of guests can access it at once. It’ is in order to keep it safe and enjoyable for guests.
The most impressive are pools. There is a large indoor pool, an outdoor pool that can also be used in winter, a special pool dedicated for children (as a mom of a little boy I always look at that too) and 2 Jacuzzis. We enjoyed that part and spent a lot of time by the pool, relaxing on nice, comfy beds.
The facilities also feature different saunas:
- Finnish sauna,
- Bio sauna,
- Steam baths,
- Special sauna for ladies-only
- and a relaxation room.
What I really appreciated was a well-equipped gym. Since gyms are closed, I can only enjoy them during the hotel stays and I am sure that there are more people like me.
Wining and dining
First evening in Mont Cervin Palace we had a chance to eat at Grill Le Cervin. It’s a traditional charcoal grill restaurant with a cosy interior and 14 Gault-Millau points. We had the most delightful feast over there, with many dishes and wine pairing. The staff was so professional and friendly that it definitely added to the overall exceptional experience that we shared at Grill Le Cervin. We fished the evening in Joseph’s Bar, sipping wine and listening to live music performances.
The last evening we had drinks and dinner in Joseph’s Bar, again we enjoyed live music, that is so rare these days and there was even live cooking performance. Organized especially for us by the managing director of Mont Cervin Palace and CEO of Seiler Hotels Mr André Seiler. He invited Maitre d’Hotel Francesco to prepare Crêpes Suzette. It was not only a wonderful performance but also the best crepes I had in my life!
Hotel breakfasts/brunches are my favourite part of any stay and I love to enjoy that moment. The first morning we joined the breakfast room and marvelled buffet with many choices. The 2nd morning we decided to order breakfast to the room and eat it quietly while admiring the Matterhorn view.
Lunch with Matterhorn view
Mont Cervin Palace offers lunch boxes that can be taken to the mountains to enjoy snacks or lunch in nature. It’s handy now, during COVID as restaurants and bars are temporarily closed. Our picnic box was so impressive, it was a leather box with cutlery, plates, glasses and napkins inside. We have received a selection of local dry meats, cheeses platters, delicious bread and homemade little cakes and chocolates, of course in the Matterhorn shape. This experience wouldn’t be full if we couldn’t enjoy a glass of Michel Reybier – Brut 1er Cru Champagne. We were over the moon to enjoy that meal with the most stunning view and good company. All people passing us were taking pictures of us and saying cheers to us 🙂
What to do in Zermatt in Winter
Apart from activities that I already mentioned, like enjoying a nice Spa, delicious cuisine or live music you can also:
- Winter Hiking or Snowshoeing
- Visiting Zermatt Village and Matterhorn Museum (currently closed due to restrictions in Switzerland).
Behind the scenes
Bella Zofia’s Tips
If possible please make sure that your room has a Matterhorn view, it makes such a difference and it’s worth paying a bit extra for this unforgettable experience.
Photo Credit Yvonne and me.
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Telephone for reservations: +41 27 966 88 88
Email for reservation: [email protected]
Address: Bahnhofstrasse 31, 3920 Zermatt, Schweiz
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