Hotel Monte Rosa

Discover Matterhorn history at Zermatt’s oldest hotel, a boutique-style ski retreat with 41 different guestrooms and access to its equally luxurious sister property down the road.

Why you'll love it here

  • Experience the historic surrounds of the oldest hotel in Zermatt, dating back to 1839
  • Wander down the road for access to the pool and spa at Cervin Palace
  • Cosy up in Edward’s Bar, named after the first conqueror of the Matterhorn
  • Ski many of Europe’s best runs located on the hotel’s doorstep

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  • Honeymoon, Family,


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Steeped in tradition, the Hotel Monte Rosa was the first hotel to open in the Matterhorn village of Zermatt.

The property’s past is its unique selling point, welcoming its first guests back in 1839. It then played a huge part in history by hosting Edward Whymper, the first conqueror of the Matterhorn. No other hotel is connected to the birth of this mountain village quite like the Monte Rosa, and you can see renovated parts of the original building during your stay here.

Today that storied past is woven into the luxury hotel’s very fibre, from the naming of the suites to the decor in the main restaurant.

Just 41 individually designed guestrooms give the hotel a boutique feel where service is personable. But thanks to sister Hotel Mont Cervin Palace just a few minutes’ walk away, you still get access to the facilities and restaurants of a much larger ski resort; including its spa and indoor swimming pool.

You’ll start each day in the hotel’s Belle Epoque restaurant, where breakfast is served under crystal chandeliers and walls are adorned with historic paintings. The cosy Edward’s Bar serves Alpine tapas with cocktails.

Right in the very heart of the village, Hotel Monte Rosa is a few hundred yards from Zermatt’s ski lifts, and there are shuttles to the train station.

There are just 41 bedrooms at this historic hotel and each one is unique. Pick whether to have a balcony to sit on overlooking the snow-topped buildings of Zermatt, or with a picture-postcard view of the Matterhorn from your window. Cosy furnishings offer a place to relax with a drink from your mini-bar, with suites having Nespresso coffee machines. Whichever you pick, all of these en suite rooms include WiFi and transfers to and from Zermatt train station.

Alpenrose Standard Room

Alpenrose Standard Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults

These cosy rooms at the back of the hotel don’t have views, but are very quiet and peaceful. Your mini-bar includes complimentary soft drinks, and all guests receive transfers from Zermatt train station.
Enzian Superior Room

Enzian Superior Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Some of these rooms offer a small balcony to survey the mountain views from the east, north or west sides of the hotel. Plush bathrooms have a bath for a post-ski soak in the tub.
Edelweiss Deluxe Room

Edelweiss Deluxe Room

Sleeps: 2 Adults

These 35m2 guestrooms have views of the Rothorn and Mischabel mountain chain. Their generous size means there is space for a sofa to relax on with a complimentary soft drink from the mini-bar.
Monte Rosa One Bedroom Suite

Monte Rosa One Bedroom Suite

Sleeps: 2 Adults

A large suite with views of the Zermatt Mountains, they have been recently refurbished to boast a spacious open-plan bedroom and lounge, and two bathrooms.  
Matterhorn One Bedroom Suite

Matterhorn One Bedroom Suite

Sleeps: 2 Adults

As its name would suggest this suite has stunning views of the Matterhorn. The 50m2 space affords room for a bedroom, lounge, bathroom, separate WC and a balcony.  
Whymper Suite One Bedroom

Whymper Suite One Bedroom

Sleeps: 2 Adults

Views of Zermatt Mountain from this suite are some of the best at the hotel thanks to its position on the sixth floor. Outside there is a large balcony, and inside a cosy living space, bathroom and bedroom.
Whymper Suite Two Bedrooms

Whymper Suite Two Bedrooms

Sleeps: 4 Adults

The option to connect a Whymper Suite with another guestroom allows additional space and the option to sleep a further two guests.


  • Gym/fitness centre 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Interconnecting rooms 
  • Spa/wellness


Befitting of the boutique-style of the hotel, there is a restaurant for breakfast and a bar for cocktails and light meals. But thanks to its sister hotel down the road, and a Wine & Dine concept, the food and drink options if you’re staying at the Hotel Monte Rosa go far beyond its walls. 

The Belle-Époque

The Belle-Époque

An elegant, romantic room awaits each morning, where a buffet breakfast is laid out in a space that will transport you back in time.

Edward’s Bar

Edward’s Bar

This cosy space takes its name from the first person to climb the Matterhorn. On the menu are cocktails, Alpine tapas, hearty soups and classics like fish and chips, Caesar salad and club sandwiches.



Next door to the hotel and under the same group is this new fine dining, chalet-style restaurant housed in one of Zermatt’s oldest buildings. Speciality dishes are made on the Josper charcoal grill, like Iberico pork with peanut, chilli, peach palm and corn.

Wine & Dine

Wine & Dine

When you’re a guest at Hotel Monte Rosa there are 11 restaurants and bars from Michel Reybier Hospitality to be experienced in Zermatt thanks to the Wine & Dine concept.


Zermatt is undoubtedly one of Europe’s best ski destinations, with consistent snow thanks to its altitude and plenty of peaks and pistes to discover.

At the base of the Matterhorn, the ski slopes from Zermatt go across the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise, with slopes for beginners as well as seasoned skiers. Ski and snowboard equipment can be rented directly from the hotel.


When you’re a guest of the Hotel Monte Rosa you’ll have access to the facilities at sister hotel Mont Cervin Palace down the road. That means the option to have a swim in the large indoor pool; work up a sweat in the fitness area; warm up after a morning of skiing at the sauna, steam and foot baths; or book a relaxing spa treatment. Facilities include two whirlpools, a separate children’s pool, and an outdoor pool for the summer months.

Explore Zermatt

Set as it is on the main street, there is much to explore straight from the front door of the hotel. Highlights include a wander around the Matterhorn Museum; a journey on the Gornergrat Railway which takes its passengers up the Matterhorn for incredible views; a visit to the Glacier Palace in Zermatt to see its incredible sculptures and tunnels; or simply a walking tour around this traffic-free village.

Zermatt Ski Holidays Ski Holidays Essential Information

Resort Altitude:1620m (5310ft)

Winter Season:Nov - May

Area:Swiss Alps

Ski Area:Schwarzsee-Klein Matterhorn

Nearest Airport:Sion, Geneva, Zurich and Milan

Transfer Time:2 hours from Sion, Geneva 3 hours, 10 mins

Linked Lift Resorts:Cervinia, Italy

Highest Lift:3899m (12,792ft)

Number of Lifts:53

No of Pistes:75





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