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“The best hotel in Zermatt IMHO” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Parnass
Vispastrasse 4 | Postfach 189, Zermatt CH-3920, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #17 of 116 Hotels in Zermatt
Northumberland
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“The best hotel in Zermatt IMHO”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

First found this hotel in 1997 and since then have been back many many times. Perfect for winter skiing (ski bus stops outside the hotel) and just as wonderful in the summer. Theresia and everyone at the hotel make you so welcome. The food is delicious, everyone smiles and wants to make your stay enjoyable. In the heart of the village and a real family hotel. Always delighted to arrive and always sad to leave for The Parnass is such a magical place in the wonderful village of Zermatt.

Room Tip: Pay a premium for a Matterhorn view: it's worth it
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  • Stayed January 2012, 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 January 12, 2012

We've been to a few ski resorts in Europe but Theresia and her Hotel Parnass made our week in Zermatt very special. Since the reservation back in June/2010 she has been very helpful, even warning us that the small room we planned to rent could be too small for two people, so that we wouldn't be disapointed. The city is wonderful and plenty of things to do. The skiing is excellent.

  • Stayed January 2012, 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
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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

Coming to stay at Theresia's(that is the owner's name)is like going back home.The asome view of the Matterhorn and the Vispa River is simply beautiful.The hotel is great value for the money.The food is good and varied.I always recommend this hotel friendly and homy.I have been coming to Zermatt for 50 years so I do Know.I have come to stay in winter and in the summer.The little field in front of the hotel is great to relax after a long day of serious walking.Everyone in the team tries their very best to make you feel at welcome.Do try!!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a Matterhorn view with Balcony room
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

I really enjoyed my stay here and it was a very nice way to round off my trip to Zermatt.

The hotel was friendly, clean, well-organised and good value. It is also very conveniently located in the heart of Zermatt just a short walk from all the attractions.

My room had a wonderful view of the Matterhorn and it was lovely to sit there and watch the sky slowly darkening around the mountain. You could even see the lights of the various mountain huts from time to time. If it concerns you, you do need to check exactly what type of room you are getting because it cost about 20 Swiss francs extra for the Matterhorn view, and some rooms have the W/C in a separate room. The W/C is still only available to you (and is in a room which can only be opened with your room key) but it is in a separate room just outside you room door. This might bother some people, but it didn't bother me at all.

Breakfast was delicious. There was a small electric car which took us and our bags to the train station which I think cost 5 or 10 Swiss francs.

Zermatt is a wonderful place and there are some great things to do there, most notably the Kleine Matterhorn cable car which takes you up to the highest easily accessible point in Europe at 12,800 feet.

Room Tip: It's worth paying a few Swiss francs extra to get a room with a view of the Matterhorn.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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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.

Room Tip: Take a balcony room with a view. You won't be disappointed!
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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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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
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Address: Vispastrasse 4 | Postfach 189, Zermatt CH-3920, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of 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:
#7 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Zermatt
#10 Best Value Hotel in Zermatt
#16 Family Hotel in Zermatt
#31 Romantic Hotel in Zermatt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 32
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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