Hotel Excelsior, Zermatt

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Half Board
Flights Included
No Lift Pass
No Ski Rental
No Boot Rental
No Ski School

Location: where is Hotel Excelsior

    • 250 metres to Zermatt centre
    • 400 metres to the Gornergratbahn and the Sunnegga Express funicular
    • 80 metres to nearest bus stop
    • Transfer time: approx. 3 hour 50mins by coach and train from Geneva airport and 3 hour 40mins by train from Zurich airport.

Overview: hotel description: Hotel Excelsior description

Considered a hidden gem in Zermatt, the Hotel Excelsior is a cosy family-run hotel which prides itself on personal service and great views of the Matterhorn.

Matterhorn Views

The Hotel Excelsior is in a prime location just 250 metres to Zermatt's centre with plenty of shops and restaurants, and 400 metres to the Gornergratbahn and the Sunnegga Express funicular.

The hotel has spectacular views of the Swiss Alps. We recommend opting for a Double South Matterhorn View room where you can watch the sunrise from your balcony over the iconic mountain.

Food & Wine

Available on Half Board and Bed & Breakfast, the Hotel Excelsior has options for everyone. The restaurant uses local produce wherever possible and has influences from French and Swiss cuisines. Try out the restaurant's popular wine list with many bottles coming from the nearby Canton Valais vineyard region.

Transfer time: approx. 3 hour 50mins by coach and train from Geneva airport and 3 hour 40mins by train from Zurich airport.

Distance of Hotel Excelsior to Ski Lifts

See which Zermatt ski lifts are nearest to Hotel Excelsior.

  • Zermatt - Furi cable car - 826m
  • Eisfluh chair lift - 1221m
  • Patrullarve chair lift - 1589m
  • Sunnegga-Blauherd mixed lift - 1666m
  • Findelbahn chair lift - 2006m
  • Kumme gondola - 2481m
  • Matterhorn Express gondola - 2511m
  • Riffelberg-Express gondola - 2529m
  • Furi - Trockener Steg cable car - 2550m
  • Blauherd - Rothorn cable car - 2873m
  • Gifthittli chair lift - 3015m
  • Gant - Hohtälli cable car - 3261m
  • Hublot-Express (Gant - Blauherd) chair lift - 3337m

Navigating in Zermatt can vary, as distances from Hotel Excelsior to ski lifts are in a straight line.

Facilities: Hotel Excelsior features

  • Lounge and bar area
  • Heated boot room
  • WiFi

Room Types: Hotel Excelsior bedrooms

  • No. of rooms: 25
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • Official rating: 3


Economy North rooms are 15m² and have a shower and North facing view. They can sleep two adults.

Double South Matterhorn View rooms are larger at 22m². They have a bath or shower, seating area and balcony with views towards the Matterhorn. They can sleep up to three.

Junior Suite North rooms are 31m². They have a shower, seating area and North facing balcony. They can sleep up to four and are available on request.

Single North rooms are 13m² with a shower and North facing balcony.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Minibar / fridge
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes

Meals: Hotel Excelsior food & drink

Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet

Dinner is a four course meal mostly inspired by French and Swiss cuisine

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Special diets (vegan, gluten free and dairy free) are available on a request basis. Catering for dietary allergies will need to be checked before booking.

We update Hotel Excelsior'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.

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This package holiday to Hotel Excelsior in Zermatt, Switzerland departs Saturday 6th April 2024, for a 7 night stay on a "half board" 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 2024 was between €1 and €3 per person, per night.

Resort: about Zermatt: about holidays in Zermatt: about ski holidays in Zermatt: about ski holidays in Zermatt Switzerland

High-altitude skiing Europe's highest slopes Picturesque Ski in Zermatt & Cervinia

Stay in the world capital of alpinism and ski in sight of the Matterhorn: the greatest mountain destination in Switzerland and quite possibly the world, Zermatt has an unbeatable mix of dizzyingly snow sure slopes, a delightful old mountain town and some of the most jaw-dropping surroundings you'll ever set sight upon.

Beginner Intermediate Advanced Snowboard

Great for Groups Off-piste Luxury Heli-skiing

Zermatt webcam

Snow Report: Top 219cm, Bottom 5cm

Snow Forecast: 63cm expected this week

Snow History: April average depth 182.83cm

Zermatt trail map

Approx. airport transfer times depend on conditions:

Geneva (GVA)260km, 3 hrs
Zurich (ZRH)240km, 3 hrs 50
Region:Switzerland, Alps.
First opened:1928

Zermatt lift pass price last reported as 380 CHF (6-day Zermatt pass)
434 CHF (6-day International Zermatt-Cervinia pass). Ask for a quote when booking Hotel Excelsior.
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
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