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Hotel National
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Matterstrasse 39, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #18 of 116 hotels in Zermatt
New York City, New York
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13 hotel reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Lovely hotel with friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

Just stayed with my entire family during the Christmas week break. The rooms were traditional and charming.
The bathrooms were very modern and sparkling clean. The rooms have great views of the Matterhorn .
The best part of the hotel was the amazing food. Breakfast included a huge variety of delicious cheeses , breads,cereals, yogurts,and more. Dinners were beautifully prepared with so many courses and of such high quality ingredients. We were in truffle heaven !
The staff was so accommodating in every way.
There is a comfortable ski room with great boot warmers .
Skiing in zermatt was wonderful !

Stayed December 2012
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

A last minute booking into this hotel and I mean last minute lead to a great experience. The hotel is well located in Zermatt as most are with it being a walking only town. The room was excellent and the service outstanding. I would not hesitate to stay in this hotel again when in Zermatt. The value of the last minute deal was also outstanding for Switzerland!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This hotel is clean , comfortable and has good service. The beds and pillows are good and the bathrooms are clean an modern. Loved the balcony overlooking the pretty little town.The staff are helpful and friendly. We really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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HotelNationalZ, Team Hotel National Zermatt at Hotel National, responded to this review, October 2, 2012
Dear LeanneL,

we thank you for taking your time writing this kind feedback!
We are happy reading that our services and facilities met your expectations. We hope getting the chance to welcome you again here in our Hotel National Zermatt very soon and, by then, surely be able to exceed your expectations.
Until then we wish you all the best and remain, with greetings back to New Zealand

Your Hotel National Zermatt Team
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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I stayed at the National for about a week. The room was comfortable and clean. You find wine and fresh fruit when you arrive, and a lot of other sweet things (there was even a welcome message on the door on the day of arrival...).
All employees very kind, polite, and clever. Superb restaurant, with a good choice of fine food (mostly Walais-inspired), and of course a wonderful beer at the bar. If you like to smoke, there is a quiet and elegant 'fumoir' in the bar area.
The hotel is very close to the railway to Gornergrat, but you hardly notice the sound of the train running.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

This hotel has good rooms and bathrooms, comfy beds and good pillows. Lovely to have a balcony big enough to relax on after a busy day. Breakfast was excellent, dinner okay (we were with a group with a set menu). The staff are friendly and helpful. I would happily stay here again. We loved the flowers, it is a beautiful place.

  • Stayed September 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

I stayed in this hotel with a group and liked it so much that I stayed for an additional night with my wife only.

First of all, the entire hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. Laurent and his team provide an excellent service in the restaurant. The meals are delicious and copious, the breakfast buffet comprehends continental and American breakfast.

The location is excellent, just opposite of the Sunnega lift. We had a quite spacious double room including a view to the Matterhorn. The rooms were clean and provided everything you expect.

There is a spa with a swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam bath, sauna. As I have not used the spa, I cannot comment on it.

The only minor point was the internet access that did not really work in our room (but in others it was apparently not a problem) because the connection switched from one access point to another and had to reconnect all the time.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

We stayed here as part of the 'Contrasts of Switzerland' Trafalgar tour and loved it! Service was excellent and the food was tasty, wholesome cooking - an absolute pleasure! If we go back to Zermatt, will stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel National

Address: Matterstrasse 39, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Valais > Zermatt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Zermatt
#11 Luxury Hotel in Zermatt
#19 Romantic Hotel in Zermatt
#28 Family Hotel in Zermatt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Hotel National 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All 54 of our rooms have a south-facing balcony, 41 of which offer an unimpeded view of the Matterhorn…you can be as flexible or spontaneous as you wish – simply book thenumber of sunsets you would desire, completely at your discretion with or without half-board (except public holidays)…you can enjoy your holiday regardless of the weather – our weekly schedule provides sporting adventure & fine dining both on and off-piste ... more   less 
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National Hotel Zermatt

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