Hotel Ambassador, Zermatt

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4.4 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
We all enjoyed staying here! The food was good and the staff in the restaurant were very friendly. We had a half board holiday and ate in the hotel, we ate out on the mountain one day but it was dead expensive so we didn’t eat out much. One of the things we really enjoyed was the dinners. All the food was grea... + more
William Moody, Liverpool
5 out of 5
A really great hotel. You’re very close to the centre, literally 3 minutes from the rail station. Despite this, the rooms were very quiet because Zermatt has no traffic, only electric cars, so we slept very well. Both the lift and bus are 3 minutes from the hotel, the Gornergrat Bahn lift goes all the way up t... + more
Ivan V
5 out of 5
We had a brilliant holiday and the hotel was really good. The rooms were a little bit dated and could do with being re-done (we had a double) but the foyer, swimming pool and sauna area were all very modern. We had morning and evening meals in the hotel, breakfast was reasonable (what you’d expect from a conti... + more
Mr Chauhan, Kings Langley
4 out of 5
Everything with the hotel was fine – I can’t really fault it! The room we had was fine and we were on half board (food was OK, not brilliant but then you get that with ski holidays). They did a buffet in the mornings where you had hot choices as well, and in the evenings the meals were served to your table. T... + more
Patricia Clarke, Lisburn
4 out of 5
The hotel was great! The reception area, spa and pool are all very beautifully designed, with really sleek Scandinavian design. You come into a really nice area when you walk in the hotel but when you come off the lift into the corridor to the bedrooms, everything is very dated and 70’s which was a little disa... + more
Anna Mackay, London
4 out of 5
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Package - what's included - what's included & available - what's included plus available extras - what's included & what extras are available

Accommodation
Bed & Breakfast
Flights Included
Transfers
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location - where is Hotel Ambassador

  • Distance to ski lift: 200m
  • Distance to village centre: 300m
  • Distance to ski hire shop: 300m
  • Name of nearest ski lift: Gornergrat

Overview - hotel description - Hotel Ambassador description

The Ambassador is a spacious hotel with good facilities and a relaxed atmosphere, located at the foot of Zermatt’s main street. The public areas and swimming pool have recently been refurbished in a modern style.


Families - any extra notes for parents with children

Family friendly facilities: • Highchairs in the restaurant • Hotel Family friendly • Early meals available in restaurant • Child's menu • Cots and linen


Facilities - Hotel Ambassador features

  • Newly-refurbished indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and sauna with plunge pool (free), massage (pay locally)
  • Modern lounge and bar with open fireplace
  • Newly-refurbished restaurant/dining room
  • Popular à la carte restaurant
  • Wi-Fi throughout (free)
  • Public PC with internet access (pay locally)
  • Lift

Facilities: • Bar • Breakfast restaurant • Dinner restaurant • Internet access • Laundry service • Lounge area • Swimming pool - indoor • Sauna • Ski room

Swimming pool - indoor:No of indoor pools:1 • Opening hours:0700-2000 • Swimming caps needed:no

Special attractions:

  • Great location, just 2 minutes' walk (200m) to the Gornergrat mountain railwayand ski bus
  • 3 minutes (300m) to the centre of Zermatt

Room Types - bathrooms beds & sleeping

  • Bedrooms: 92
  • Old style twins have bath, radio, TV, telephone, hairdryer and minibar
  • South-facing rooms with balcony (some with Matterhorn view) are also available at a supplement

  • No of rooms: 92
  • Number of rooms on ground floor: 17


Meals - food and drink in Hotel Ambassador

  • Hot and cold buffet breakfast
  • Evening meals are a good 5 course set menu including salad buffet
  • Weekly raclette buffet
  • Christmas gala dinner and New Year gala dinner with music and dancing are included when booking half board
  • When booking Bed & Breakfast, Christmas gala dinner is included, but a supplement applies for the New Year gala dinner
  • Weekly welcome drink
  • Free tea and coffee daily (12-6pm) (Winter 2015/16 only)
Distance to nearest restaurant serving dinner outside of property: In hotel
Dress code for restaurants: Casual
Breakfast service: Buffet
Lunch service: Not included
Dinner service: Waiter (if pre-booked)
Board basis options available
Half Board
Bed & Breakfast
This property caters for the following special dietary requirements
Gluten Free
Vegans
Vegetarians
We update Hotel Ambassador's details often, but facilities do change. e.g. some extras listed by the supplier as "free" or included might only be for the first time you use them, or for one time per party, then charged for further use. If any specific feature is essential to your holiday, make sure you ask us to confirm the details of it before you book your holiday.

Availability - dates & airports - dates & departure airports - hotel dates & departure airports - Hotel Ambassador dates & departure airports

Price per person with: Prices shown are per person based on: Prices shown are per person based on: The prices shown here are per person and based on the following criteria:
Fri 16 Dec 201616/12/16
Sold Out 
Fri 23 Dec 201623/12/16
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Fri 30 Dec 201630/12/16
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Fri 06 Jan 201706/01/17
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Sat 07 Jan 201707/01/17
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Sun 08 Jan 201708/01/17
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Sat 14 Jan 201714/01/17
£1069£849
Sun 15 Jan 201715/01/17
£1098£1008
Sat 21 Jan 201721/01/17
£1069£979
Sun 22 Jan 201722/01/17
£1098£1008
Sat 28 Jan 201728/01/17
£1089£1009
Sun 29 Jan 201729/01/17
£1118£1038
Sat 04 Feb 201704/02/17
£1109£899
Sun 05 Feb 201705/02/17
£1258
Sat 11 Feb 201711/02/17
available Heathrow, Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Bristol, Belfast Int, Without Flights, Dover Ferry(Self drive), Folkestone Ferry(Self drive)
Sun 12 Feb 201712/02/17
available Heathrow, Birmingham, Manchester, Without Flights, Dover Ferry(Self drive), Folkestone Ferry(Self drive)
Sat 18 Feb 201718/02/17
£1289£1189
Sun 19 Feb 201719/02/17
£1367
Sat 25 Feb 201725/02/17
£1039
Sun 26 Feb 201726/02/17
£1068
Sat 04 Mar 201704/03/17
£1049
Sun 05 Mar 201705/03/17
£1078
Sat 11 Mar 201711/03/17
£1009
Sun 12 Mar 201712/03/17
£1038
Sat 18 Mar 201718/03/17
£1059£989
Sun 19 Mar 201719/03/17
£1059£1018
Sat 25 Mar 201725/03/17
£1039£1029
Sun 26 Mar 201726/03/17
£1058
Sat 01 Apr 201701/04/17
£1209
Sun 02 Apr 201702/04/17
£1387
Sat 08 Apr 201708/04/17
£1229
Sun 09 Apr 201709/04/17
£1307
Sat 15 Apr 201715/04/17
£1229
This package holiday to Hotel Ambassador in Zermatt, Switzerland departs Saturday 14th January 2017, for a 7 night stay on a "bed & breakfast" board basis. A local tourist tax (Taxe de Sejour or Kurtaxe) is levied by many councils in European ski resorts. It varies by standard and type of accommodation and is age dependent, so not everyone is charged. It's not included in the basic price of your holiday and is usually paid locally. For reference, the average charged in winter 15/16 was between 50p and £2 per person, per night.
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Resort - about Zermatt - about holidays in Zermatt - about ski holidays in Zermatt - about ski holidays in Zermatt Switzerland

glacier skiing high altitude terrain stunning panoramic views Swiss chocolate box architecture

Stay in the world capital of alpinism and ski beneath the Matterhorn - the greatest alpine town in Switzerland and quite possibly the world, Zermatt has the perfect mix of snow sure conditions on the Matterhorn glacier, a vibrant mountain town (with après from super chic to super lively) and some of the most jaw-dropping scenery on the planet.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Groups Off-piste hiking heli-skiing

Zermatt webcam

Snow Report: Top 105cm, Bottom 20cm

Snow Forecast: 2cm expected this week

Snow History: December average depth 104.17cm

Zermatt trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Geneva (GVA)260km, 3h
Zurich (ZRH)240km, 3h50
Region:Switzerland, Alps.
First opened:1928

Zermatt lift pass price last reported as Zermatt: 371CHF
International lift pass (Zermatt-Cervinia) 423CHF (adult 6 day). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel Ambassador.
Night skiing: Yes
Zermatt has N, S, E, W facing slopes.
Usually open for skiing November - April.

Town altitude: 1,620m
Top of slopes: 3,899m
Bottom of piste: 599m
Vertical drop: 2,300m
Total length of trails:200km
Longest piste:25km
Situated in the Valais canton and rubbing shoulders with the Italian Alps, Zermatt sits at the foot of the Matterhorn (a national landmark of Switzerland) surrounded by nearly a third of the 4,000m peaks in the Alps. As a ski resort, it’s hard to see what Zermatt is lacking. With alpine charm, snow sure altitudes, world class slopes, breathtaking scenery, off slope entertainment and a huge pisted area with efficient lift system, this legendary ski destination seemingly has it all. Home of mountaineering and ...
There are 200km of runs in the local area alone and a massive 360km overall if you count the Italian side of the Matterhorn too. Together with Cervina, Zermatt forms the "Matterhorn Ski Paradise" where Sno lovers of all abilities are blessed with high altitude terrain - and lots of it! If you’re a keen beginner you will love Zermatt, which has convenient nursery slopes, lovely wide pistes to practice on and much more once you’ve conquered the snowplough. Wolli’s Park is a great learning area for children a...
Zermatt was voted the world’s best après ski resort by the World Snow Awards in 2012, making it a popular (and wise) choice for those seeking amazing après ski. In Zermatt’s 9 nightclubs and 35 bars, you’ll find a range of scenes where you can soak in the atmosphere until 3am. Designed to look like a boat, the Snowboat Cafe offers a cosmopolitan scene with some fantastic cocktails. Papperla and Hennu Stall have a crowded and lively atmosphere while the Hotel Post pretty much covers all après ski needs with...

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"Great food, helpful staff, convenient location"

William Moody, Liverpool
5/ out of 5
We all enjoyed staying here! The food was good and the staff in the restaurant were very friendly. We had a half board holiday and ate in the hotel, we ate out on the mountain one day but it was dead expensive so we didn’t eat out much. One of the things we really enjoyed was the dinners. All the food was great with lots of different things you wouldn’t usually choose... but was always lovely when it came. The staff were dead helpful with my mate’s wife as she couldn’t eat certain things – the chef would go away and cook a special dish for her and it was never a big deal to cater for her. We found the rooms clean and comfortable and the pool was nice too. Overall everything was good value for money. I know other people have moaned about the colour scheme of the rooms and said that the bathroom was dated but I don’t know what they’re bothered about, it was dead warm with loads of hot water and we didn’t need anything else. The Ambassador is quite handy for the lifts and things like that. For the slope access for the train it’s just around the corner about 5 minutes away. The Sunnegga Funicular is a bit more of a walk and to go up on the glacier you have to take a bus ride (which can get quite busy).

"I would highly recommend the Ambassador!"

Ivan V
5/ out of 5
A really great hotel. You’re very close to the centre, literally 3 minutes from the rail station. Despite this, the rooms were very quiet because Zermatt has no traffic, only electric cars, so we slept very well. Both the lift and bus are 3 minutes from the hotel, the Gornergrat Bahn lift goes all the way up the mountain and the bus brings you to another ski area. Our room had been recently redecorated with new furniture. If I was being really fussy I would say that the bathroom was on the small side, but overall there’s absolutely nothing that I could complain about. The whole place was very clean. Breakfasts were great (continental and English buffet). The staff, especially Ljubo, were so helpful bringing us the coffee and tea we wanted. We used the swimming pool and the sauna after skiing, the sauna was probably a little on the small side (room for 5-6 people) but it wasn’t ever busy so we didn’t have any problems. The hotel has a ski room where you can rent skis and boots; you just go there, pick up your equipment and set off to the slopes. The cost of rental is good and it was very convenient. Overall, highly recommended.

"Fantastic pool & sauna"

Mr Chauhan, Kings Langley
4/ out of 5
We had a brilliant holiday and the hotel was really good. The rooms were a little bit dated and could do with being re-done (we had a double) but the foyer, swimming pool and sauna area were all very modern. We had morning and evening meals in the hotel, breakfast was reasonable (what you’d expect from a continental breakfast) and at dinner time the food was generally pretty good. The Ambassador’s location was fine for us as there are bus routes into the ski resort, with the buses very close by and easy to use. It has a good location in the town itself as well. I was staying here with my wife but there was a pretty mixed bag of people staying there, so I’d recommend it to anyone.

"Nothing negative – great value"

Patricia Clarke, Lisburn
4/ out of 5
Everything with the hotel was fine – I can’t really fault it! The room we had was fine and we were on half board (food was OK, not brilliant but then you get that with ski holidays). They did a buffet in the mornings where you had hot choices as well, and in the evenings the meals were served to your table. The location is ideal as the bus literally stops on the street when you come up the ramp and out of the hotel; you’re also 5 minutes from the centre of everything in the town. If we were going back to Zermatt we probably would stay here again as it’s great for value for money.

"Great hotel, loved the lobby"

Anna Mackay, London
4/ out of 5
The hotel was great! The reception area, spa and pool are all very beautifully designed, with really sleek Scandinavian design. You come into a really nice area when you walk in the hotel but when you come off the lift into the corridor to the bedrooms, everything is very dated and 70’s which was a little disappointing and our actual rooms didn’t really reflect the lobby and the rest of the hotel. Our room was spacious enough bit basic – the rest of the hotel was definitely 4* but not the room. It’s a ski holiday anyway and you don’t spend much time there at the end of the day, the beds were comfortable enough which is what’s important! Having a balcony was a nice bonus as we could sit out and relax which was good. The food was excellent with really good portion sizes – there wasn’t so much that you felt you’d overdone it by the end of the week. We had no problems with the location and it was very easy to get around, it’s a good point to make that although you’re very close to the lifts, bars and restaurants it’s very quiet and we had no issues with noise. I’d definitely recommend the Ambassador to friends and family.
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