From the moment you arrive in Taesch - the staging-point for the final 10 minute train ride train to Zermatt - you are a customer of the massive commercial organisation to provide for skiing in arguably one of the greatest ski-resorts in Europe. A massive indoor multi-storey parking lot will house your vehicle; you load your luggage onto baggage carts which wheel right onto the train and off at the other end.
You will need a pre-reserved hotel, and usually from Saturday to Saturday, as that’s all they accept in this town, and from Zermatt Bahnhof you will be swiftly transported to your chosen hotel or apartment by electric taxi. The town has hundreds of them but almost no cars are allowed.
Arriving at the Pollux, you will like its location, right on the main shopping street, but the outside doesn’t look anything eye-catching. However, get inside and you will find just after the reception, the Chami Bar, a cosy open fired leather settee sort of a place that is just great for all ages. Apres Ski starts here, and it’s also a wonderful place for after-dinner drinks.
There is a dancing bar for the youthful, and two restaurants, which currently serve the same menu, the informal Pinte, and the slightly more traditional Arvenstube. Both are nice clean places, with a good variety of local and International dishes, at medium prices.
The rooms are modern design using rustic materials. Wood and stone are used in ways typical of modern Swiss architecture. Our room was on the top floor and was a large attic space room. However it was far from cramped and the dormer windows had been made into a feature above the bed where you could sleep watching the stars. Sofa, chairs desk, all fitted well in addition to the twin large beds. Free Internet worked well.
The prices at this hotel are medium, and drinks etc are not extortionate or excessive. The location is one of the best in town, and I can think of no better small 4 star hotel to stay in. I have been coming back to Zermatt for 25 years and the Pollux is definitely one of my favourites.
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- Also Known As:
- Pollux Hotel Zermatt