Zermatt Hotels are up with the best


Every year, the Sonntagszeitung newspaper publishes a hotel guide ranking the best hotels in Switzerland in different categories. This year, the guide includes thirteen Zermatt hotels.

125 best hotels in Switzerland. Thirteen of these are in Zermatt. Here are the details, including last year's ranking:

The 35 best holiday hotels

11. Riffelalp Resort (same as last year)
18. The Omnia (same as last year)
19. Zermatterhof (+ 7)
23. Cervo (– 2)
26. Mont Cervin (– 2)
32. Alex (+ 2)
35. Chalet Hotel Schönegg (new)

The 35 best top value hotels

9. Backstage Hotel Vernissage (– 3)
14. Unique Hotel Post (– 3)
16. Mirabeau (– 2)

The 15 best family hotels

7. Romantik Hotel Julen (new)
11. La Ginabelle (– 3)

The 15 best "Trouvaillen"

  • 22 Summit Boutique Hotel

A special mention goes to Zermatterhof, which has gone up by seven places and is now hot on the Omnia’s heels. The Romantik Hotel Julen and the Chalet Hotel Schönegg are also new in the top hotel ranking for this year.

How are the hotels assessed?

Karl Wild and his team, comprising 16 hospitality and tourism experts, plus experienced travellers, visited all 125 hotels. They rated them according to the following categories: Holiday hotels, top value holiday hotels, wellness, city and family hotels and "Trouvaillen". To ensure a level playing field, only hotels with at least twelve bedrooms and their own restaurant were included.

Assessment criteria

  • Evaluation of the relevant hotel and restaurant guide
  • Quality control of leading hotel associations
  • Investment activity
  • Hospitality
  • Charm / innovation of hotelier
  • Character / originality of building
  • Location / leisure activities
  • Value for money
  • Category-specific packages
  • Guest feedback
  • Tester’s subjective impression