We have just walked (most) of the Haute Route and arrived very early, tired and dirty having spent the night before in a "hut". We were warmly greeted at hotel reception and in spite of the fact that we were in shorts and thongs and "unwashed" (and looking like hobos) they didn't miss a beat - so a great start.
In fact we passed the time in the lounge having great coffee and working on the laptop (excellent wifi) and we only found out later that shorts and inappropriate shoes were not welcome in that area - and nor should they. But they were aware of our situation and incredibly gracious, warm and welcoming and it wasn't brought up as there was no-one else around as it was early morning. I mention this because that's the kind of hotel it is, welcoming - which is what a hotel SHOULD do - but so many don't.!
The room in the Residence was sensational, (highly recommended) the open bath wonderful and a grass patio/backyard affair that was perfect for my husband to indulge in a cigar before dinner.
Dinner was nothing short of sensational, the kitchen is really top notch as is evidenced by the VERY full dining room. These were clearly locals and repeats and people from other hotels as well as in house guests. Everyone looked very happy and well fed (and with good reason) and service was exceptional but friendly. That sums up the Mirabeau, exceptional yet friendly and the host makes a point of going from table to table and seemed to remember every detail about everyone. Classic "Mine Host" owners and very "hands on", manning reception and taking the time to talk whilst ensuring everyone is comfortable (They do a stellar job) .
Breakfast was equally good, in fact excellent, you couldn't ask for more. The same delightfully friendly waitress was there from the night before, and that was pretty nice and personal.
We've been to Zermatt previously and enjoyed the other (also 4* hotel), but if you want a well positioned, extremely well run hotel (with that personal touch), supremely comfortable with a stellar dining you can't go past this place. We would certainly not hesitate returning.
They had all the usual facilities, pool plus a wellness centre that we didn't get to indulge in, too busy soaking in the bath and relaxing!
We were dropped off at the station in the hotel carriage by the porter, who entertained us for the whole 2 minutes around the corner. They go the extra mile, literally! Really enjoyable experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- ..Welcome to a magical place! Hotel Mirabeau is a third generation family owned and managed property in Zermatt, Switzerland. The hotel is located in the calmer part of the town, with a majestic view on the Matterhorn and the surrounding Michabel Mountains. With our restaurant ZerMatta, and the 15 points Gault Milliau and Michelin featured gastronomic restaurant Corbeau d'Or as well as our bar and the Joseph's Wine Lounge our guests can enjoy fantastic Food and Wine - the fine art of living. The design of our two buildings is stylish yet alpin and our mountain spa features several saunas, steam baths and relaxation rooms, a newly build pool and jacuzzi as well as a large array of treatments; from couple wine-therapy to chocolate massages. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mirabeau Hotel Zermatt