We have just returned home from one of the best and most enjoyable ski holidays ever!
Myself and three friends booked, at short notice a half board deal with Inghams and stayed 7 very comfortable and enjoyable nights at the Hotel Albana Real in Zermatt.
Having only now seen the previous review by "Discerning1001" I find it hard to beleave we have visited, and are talking about the same hotel, less than two weeks later!!.
Our recomendation to the world would be DO NOT AVOID THIS HOTEL, or you will be missing out on something just a little bit special in Zermatt!
We take a couple of ski holidays each year normally, and over the last 30 or so years have seen us in all the top ski areas in Europe, USA and Canada, so we speak with some knowledge of what is good and what is not so good, and the Hotel Albana Real and Zermatt are, take it from us very good. Yes a bit expensive for us Brits, but well worth it!
We enjoyed 6 days of skiing under sunny blue skys, with no long lift queues, stunning sceenery, and delightful mountian restaurants. Ok we had no new snow and it did get rather cold during the last couple of days of our visit, but over all it was brilliant skiing.
The Hotel Albana Real for us, is the best ski holiday hotel we have ever stayed in in Europe, spot on in almost every way. The welcome from the staff and owners, the food in all of the restaurants (we tried them all), the public rooms, the bedrooms, the wellness centre, the skiroom, even the little electric "milk float" that ran us and all our gear to and from the railway station, top notch service in every way!
Willy, Sophie and all their staff went out of there way to make our visit a very memorable and extremely enjoyable experience for our small party of friends.
Zermatt and especially the Hotel Albana Real are now firmly on our must do again list!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel Albana Real in Zermatt - A unique address at the foot of the Matterhorn The Hotel Albana Real in Zermatt welcomes you to a refined yet familiar atmosphere. The luxurious cosy rooms, expressing a touch of Art-Deco, invite you to enjoy tranquility and relaxation. Our stylish smoking lounge as well as our cozy bar boasts a superb collection of whiskies, wines, cocktails and cigars. Depending upon your mood, dine in an exotic atmosphere in one of our authentic Asian restaurants, « Rua Thai » or « Fuji of Zermatt ». To complete your stay, visit our spa and wellness area, the ideal place to unwind and revive yourself. ... more less
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