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Hotel Parnass
Vispastrasse 4 | Postfach 189, Zermatt CH-3920, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #21 of 116 hotels in Zermatt
Lucerne, Switzerland
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“Great hotel with great views of Matterhorn”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

Great hotel right downtown Zermatt. Views of the Matterhorn (not just a little view, I mean the whole mountain) from front side. Took some excellent full moon shots of the Matterhorn right from the balcony. Breakfast was very good as well. Great location, 5 minutes walk from train station. Easy to get to the mountain trams/railways. Thersia is a great owner, always checking if everything is OK, quick to offer tips and ideas in town. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

This is our favorite hotel in Zermatt and we have stayed with them several time over the last 10 years. our latest stop was last month with a group of friends. Beautiful place with fantastic views from the balcony. The breakfasts are ver nice but the dinners are really special. Our host, Thersia Noll is warm and very friendly and she has a great staff. Only a short walk from the train station.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

How nice to find a reasonably priced hotel within walking distance to the train station and downtown. Helpful owner was always there to answer questions. Free Wi-Fi in the comfortable lounge. A treat to have a balcony with a fabulous view of the Matterhorn. Nice to hear the babbling river from our balcony. Large bathroom. Good breakfast and dinners.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Pacific Palisades, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2011

The Parnass is within easy walking distance of the Main train station. Cross the street, walk past the Gornergrat Rail Station, follow the tracks then cross the Visp River and turn right. The Parnass is on the left side at the next bridge. The new experience was having a sink and shower in our twin-bedded room (#49) but NO W/C, which was down the hall. We had never encountered this bathroom arrangement before, but it was OK and the price was right. Our room view looked north down the Visp Valley. The cold breakfast buffet is quite adequate and the view of the Matterhorn on a clear day is amazing. Clean, quiet, convenient hotel with friendly staff.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

This is a modern, attractive, very comfortable hotel, with exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, and just a short walk into town and the train station. We had a room with a balcony, and after three rainy, cloudy days, finally had a magnificent view of the Matterhorn on our last day there. Breakfasts were bountiul, beautiful, and delcious, and we overlooked a lovely garden in the front of the hotel. There is a very comfortable and attractive lounge on the main floor, which was always quiet and welcoming, and offered a large assortment of books to borrow. You can have drinks and snacks served in the lounge. They also have a massage room, and I had absolutelky the best massage I've ever had, with massage therapist Ruth. The one drawback for us was that internet access was only available in the lounge, not in the rooms. We did not eat in the restaurant because the full meals were more food than we wanted, but staff recommended some very good places nearby. Try Vieux Valais, about 2 minutes away, for good Italian food, and watch pizzas being cooked in the wood-fired brick oven.

Room Tip: Rooms with a balcony offering "a perfect Matterhorn view" were worth the extra money to us...
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

A very nice family-run hotel right in Zermatt with fabulous views of the Matterhorn. The rooms with a balcony and a view of the Matterhorn are worth the extra charge. We were very happy with the 4-course dinner in the half pension, which was reasonable for a nice dinner in Zermatt. The food served is thoughtfully prepared, beautifully presented, and delicious. The dining room has a nice view of the mountain. Breakfast included a selection of breads, juices, pastries, cheeses, meats, and cereals. The room decor is nice, not luxurious, but nice. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The hotel has an electric car that will pick you up at the train station for 5 chf. The hotel is right on the river and a short walk to the center of town, bahnhof, etc.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2011

This is a very pleasant hotel that is well situated and an easy walk from the train station. The rooms that face the Matterhorn have an unobstructed view from the balcony. The staff could not be more pleasant. We had dinner there twice and both times were a treat. It's a family run place sand it shows it. I wouldn't hesitate lot sty there again.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Vispastrasse 4 | Postfach 189, Zermatt CH-3920, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Valais > Zermatt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Best Value Hotel in Zermatt
#10 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Zermatt
#15 Family Hotel in Zermatt
#27 Romantic Hotel in Zermatt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family run hotel in Zermatt's best location. Delicious food and fine hospitality, personal and friendly. Non smoking dining room in cherry wood, cozy lounge with fire place. Stunning MATTTERHORN VIEW from all balcony rooms and garden. Excellent value. The place for restful relaxation for tomorrow's adventures. ... more   less 
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