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Silvana Mountain Hotel
Ranked #43 of 110 Hotels in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed March 2, 2014

This hotel is on the mountain just above the Furi station so it's truly ski in/out. It takes about 5 minutes to walk uphill from Furi so if you're on skis, go up to Schwarzsee and take trail 15 down which passes the hotel. In the spa they have the mix just right so both kids and adults are catered for. They have a ski and boot room with heated boot dryers. Only negative was that I thought the pool was a bit cold - but that just meant I was in the sauna a bit sooner.
Dinner options are limited in Furi, but the a la carte menu here is excellent. There's also a half board menu which is good value if you want 4 courses but the quality is less. There are other restaurants nearby which may be open on Tuesday or Thursday because of the gondola/sledge special, or they might open if you ask them in advance. I would definitely stay here again if coming to Zermatt.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

Spent a week with Danny Biner and his wonder staff. The food is out of this world - rooms are well laid out and very comfortable. Has a breakfast room, dining room, and a very nice-small bar. Get the soup at dinner-diferent one every day. Would go back in the minute - in fact, we are going again next year!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

Nice hotel with beautiful views and nice rooms. However, the hotel is far from downtown and requires an expensive gondola ride to get there. The owner was also rude and unaccommodating. The food was fair. I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Sylvana is probably the best restaurant on the ski slope. You can access the resto either from piste 51 from schwarze or 5 minutes wlak from furi tele cabin. Menu is varied with lots os traditional swiss products. I had a delicious lamb fillet while my wife had great macaroni with swiss cheese and dried meat. The dining room is well decorated as a swiss chalet.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Dany B, Manager at Silvana Mountain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Dear Cyrille Fabre

Thank you very much for your nice assessment.
We are happy, that you enjoyed our swiss food.

We hope to see you again.

Best regards

The Silvana Team

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

By stark contrast to the Zerms of Zermatt (term for describing waiting staff who really see your visit to their restaurant as an interference to the working day) the waiting team at this restaurant were genuinely interested in everything about our visit. It was not one individual but the whole team who shone through. Our waiter was thrilled to serve us, the food, atmosphere and genuine attendance to detail and service delivery was exceptional. The food was brilliant, the location is wonderful and the sledging back from Furi to Zermatt was additional dessert. If you go to Zermatt, this was by far the best restaurant of all I tried.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Dany B, Manager at Silvana Mountain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Dear JohnWoburn

Wow, thank you very much for your assessment and for your time with us. We are glad, that you had a good journey in our restaurant gitz-gädi.

We hope to see you again.

Yours sincerely

The Silvana Team

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Reviewed February 19, 2013

Embarking on the sledging evening from Zermatt (Tuesdays and Thursdays from Matterhorn cable car 19.30) we dined at above restaurant in the Hotel Silvana. The friendly atmosphere and welcoming to our teenage children was lovely and they were extremely accommodating splitting menus for them to try and share. The food was of an excellent standard and delicious. The sledging back into Zermatt under the bright moon finished off a perfect day !!!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Dany B, Manager at Silvana Mountain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Dear AlfieR

Thank you very much for your wonderful assessment. We are happy, that you had a perfect evening.

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Reviewed February 1, 2013

The hotel has so much potential, but just fails in so many ways. The breakfast buffet is so poor with not enough choice. They only offer slices of bread in the morning, white or brown. Really? That's so cheap. No pastries like pain au chocolats or croissants, ... The fruit juices and yoghurt are not chilled. On the buffet they place a boiling pot with eggs on a heater, so dangerous with kids running around. Breakfast is only from 7 untill 9.30. People are on holiday, schedule it at least untill 10AM.

The half board food for hotel guests was of such poor quality and cheap, while the à la carte food is really good. Coming from the same kitchen, it should be at least the same quality. One night we were given rösti with raqluette cheese on top, that's it. While someone from the à la carte restaurant was given the same dish with a sausage on the side and onion sauce. Is it really that difficult to just add some meat or sauce?

The hotel expects you to dine at 7PM and when you are a bit late the manager is so rude. He called to our room to say we had to come down for dinner and one evening we were sitting at the bar having a drink he suddenly said the following 'people, can you go to the table'. First of all, do not address us wih 'people' and be a little more polite! We do have a family name!

The staff on the other hand were so friendly, special thanks to Anne, Jacob and Christopher. They made our holiday. The manager can learn a lot from his staff! Normally it should be the other way around. The rooms inside are okay, but the isolation of the rooms is the worst I've ever experienced. We could hear the people next to us talking and the water pipes were so noicy during the night. When the people above us flushed the toilet, we heared everything. You would expect high in the mountains to sleep quietly, but sadly that wasn't the case.

We will never stay at this hotel again. There are much better hotels in Zermatt for a much better price.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Dany B, Manager at Silvana Mountain Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2013
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Guten Tag Charelle

Vielen Dank, dass Sie sich die Zeit genommen haben, um eine Hotelbewertung über unser Hotel Silvana zu schreiben. Dies hilft, uns stetig zu verbessern.

1. Frühstück
Wir entschuldigen uns, dass wir nicht Ihren Geschmack getroffen haben. Wir sind ein Dreisterneberghotel und es ist logistisch eine grosse Aufgabe alle Produkte auf’s Furi zu transportieren. Wir liegen 300 Meter oberhalb von Zermatt. Unserer Meinung nach, haben wir ein abwechslungsreiches Frühstücksbuffet. Wir nehmen Ihre Anregungen gerne auf.
Herzlichen Dank, dass Sie uns aufmerksam gemacht haben, dass Eierstation an einem gefährlichen Ort steht. Wir werden eine Lösung suchen.
Wir sind ein aktives Sporthotel und damit unsere Gäste möglichst einen langen schönen Skitag erleben können, können die Gäste bei uns zwischen 7.30 und 9.30 Uhr das Frühstück geniessen. Sicher haben Sie bemerkt, dass es auch um 10.00 Uhr noch Frühstück gab.

2. Abendessen
Bei unserem Abendessen können Sie immer zwischen zwei Hauptgängen (eines mit Fleisch und ein vegetarisch) wählen. Bei der Rösti haben Sie die vegetarische Variante gewählt. Gerne hätten wir Ihnen, auf Ihren Wunsch hin, etwas Fleisch und Sauce hinzugefügt.

Es stimmt, bei uns fängt das Abendessen immer um 19.00 Uhr an. Damit unsere Mitarbeiter zur rechten Zeit Ihren Feierabend geniessen können und nicht zu viele Überstunden leisten müssen und damit zufrieden und freundlich bleiben.

Unser Chef ist ein fürsorglicher und herzensguter Patron und wir vom Team finden es schade, dass Sie ihn derart kritisieren.

Es tut uns leid, dass Sie im Zimmer die anderen Gästen gehört haben, baulich wird es schwierig dies noch zu verbessern. Unser Hotel liegt mitten in den Bergen auf knapp 1900 Metern und so müssen wir leider einige Kompromisse eingehen und Nachteile einräumen, die in einer Stadt oder in einem Touristenort nicht auftreten. Im Gegensatz dazu werden unsere Gäste mit Berghüttenromantik und mit einer unvergleichlichen Atmosphäre entschädigt.

Wir hoffen trotzdem, Sie wieder einmal vom Gegenteil zu überzeugen.

Alles Gute und vielleicht bis zum nächsten Mal.

Das Silvana Team

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Additional Information about Silvana Mountain Hotel

Address: Furi 265, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Zermatt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Zermatt
#28 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Zermatt
#31 Spa Hotel in Zermatt
#50 Family Hotel in Zermatt
Price Range: $195 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Silvana Mountain Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The unique hotel Silvana is located 300 meters above the town of Zermatt and easy to reach with the Matterhorn-Express-Gondola in 10 minutes. It offers all the comforts you can expect. 21 cosy rooms, wellness spa with indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam bath, native lounge, bar and an unique restaurant with open fireplace, personal and familiar service and plentiful food. Let’s make our home your home away from home! ... more   less 
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