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“Great view of the Matterhorn from our corner room” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel La Ginabelle
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Vispastrasse 52, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #34 of 116 Hotels in Zermatt
Surrey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Great view of the Matterhorn from our corner room”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

We were very lucky to have a second floor on the corner of the hotel which gave us a stunning view of the Matterhorn from our balcony. That gave the hotel the edge in terms of our experience. The food was very fancy - delicious and quite adventurous in terms of presentation and dishes. The venison was fabulous on one of the nights with all our party getting second helpings! Plenty of choice at breakfast too. The spa and pool were a pleasant extra and enjoyed by the children especially in our group. The sound of the glacial river right outside our window was a little odd at first, but didn't disturb our sleep and we enjoyed listening to it before going to sleep. Our corner room gave us a dual aspect with two sets of windows which made our room nice and light too.

Room Tip: The second floor corner room gave us a great view of the Matterhorn, plus dual aspect windows.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Excellent hotel. We've stayed at three hotels in Zermatt and this was the best. The level of service and care was second to none as it was on a personal level. The owners chatted to us on most nights, adding to the personal touch. Our balcony view was the Matterhorn perfectly framed. Would definitely recommend this hotel and would hope to return.

Room Tip: Ask for a south facing balcony
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheserex, Switzerland
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15 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

We had book a room at the Swiss Alpine Hotel Allalin, but something goes wrong with our reservation and the Hotel Allalin book for us a room at La Ginabelle. Very good support and excellent surprise when we arrive at this hotel, everything was already prepared for us, as if nothing happened. The hotel was really great, the service excellent and room with the view at the Cervin really great. Something I really recommend if you spend only one night in Zermatt. What amazing when you wake up in the morning with this beautiful view on the Cervin. I can only recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask a room with the view on the Cervin, a little bit more expensive but really great.
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  • Stayed August 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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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Location is somewhat off the center of Zermatt but its a pleasant walk. Rooms are comfortable, clean and the service is superb. Would love to stay there again. It was the best of all the 5 hotels we stayed at in Switzerland.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Toronto, ON
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42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012 via mobile

My friend and I booked this hotel based on reviews and advice from friends suggesting that we'd sleep better away from the main shopping streets. We were lucky we listened to this advice. While the hotel was easy walking distance everywhere in town, we felt slightly removed from the hustle and bustle. We slept beautifully in the comfortable beds, tired and refreshed in the crisp mountain air. Our room on the second floor had a brilliant view of the Matterhorn. Since we hadn't really planned ahead, we felt lucky to book spa treatments. My friend had a 55 minute facial and I had a 25 minute massage with Swiss herbs. We relaxed before and afterwards in the spa area, where we enjoyed the pool, sauna, steam room and water beds complete with headphones playing your choice of relaxing or invigorating music. Staff recommended a good and relatively inexpensive lunch spot (Bakerei) and were cheerful and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and plentiful. My friend had only one small suggestion -- that the chocolate left on our pillow should have been Swiss and not a small Milky Way bar. If that is the only criticism we can level, I guess it was a pretty phenomenal place. Don't miss the Gorengrat. We are not even particularly fit and still managed a satisfying hike downhill between two stations.

Stayed August 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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135 reviews 135 reviews
107 hotel reviews
Reviews in 85 cities Reviews in 85 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

We were put up at this hotel by SBB where we booked our hotels as a package deal. The hotel was lovely, four-star, and our room had a brilliant view right up to the Matterhorn. Breakfast was very nice and staff friendly. It was a little hard to find, but next time we would call the hotel for a pick up from the station (as we had luggage). It's only an 8 minute walk away, but we didn't realize we had to go "backwards" rather than in to town to reach the hotel.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a view of the Matterhorn!
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Los Angeles, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

We stayed in the newer part of the La Ginabelle. It was excellent. The rooms were quiet and immaculate. You could not hear your neighbors. The bed was comfortable and the breakfast buffet was fine. I would recommend anyone to stay here. The owner of the hotel lives in a suite on the top floor.

Room Tip: Ask he size of the room and if iti is in the newer addition. If it is warm open your windows, becau...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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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Additional Information about Hotel La Ginabelle

Address: Vispastrasse 52, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Zermatt
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 116 Hotels in Zermatt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel La Ginabelle 4.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chalet-style Hotel, tastefully decorated rooms and suites, fine dining; near the village center, rail station and ski lift. ... more   less 
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