The Zermatterhof is Hotel of the Year 2021


The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof has been named Hotel of the Year by Karl Wild, author of the renowned Swiss hotel ranking. Other Zermatt hotels make it into the list.

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The jury particularly emphasised the innovative spirit with which Hotel Director Rafael Biner and his team have developed the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof in recent years. Those who checked into this historic hotel 20 years ago found themselves in a palace that made a rather staid impression, recalls hotel expert Karl Wild. Things are very different today.

The guests now feel completely at home at the many different bars and eateries, such as the in-house gourmet restaurant Prato Borni, the “saycheese!” Swiss cheese restaurant and the Stars Bar. The facilities of the hotel have also been continuously expanded, Wild continues, and the services and service quality have developed in terms of both quantity and quality. The Zermatterhof has succeeded in expanding the circle of regular guests and is also attracting a new audience. Karl Wild: “The Zermatterhof is a jewel of an establishment that today is counted among the very best that the Alpine hotel industry has to offer”.

The following Zermatt hotels are also among the best in Switzerland:

The 35 best holiday hotels
13th place: Riffelalp Resort
14th place: Zermatterhof
17th place: The Omnia
23rd place: Cervo Mountain Resort
27th place: Mont Cervin Palace
32nd place: Schweizerhof

The 35 best top value hotels
7th place: Backstage Hotel Vernissage
19th place: Unique Hotel Post
26th place: Mirabeau Hotel & Spa 

The 15 best family hotels
6th place: La Ginabelle

This is the 25th time that the hotel ranking has been published. Wild and his team, which consists of 16 hotel industry and tourism specialists, test all the hotels themselves. They base the evaluation on criteria that include standards of hospitality, value for money and the results of quality controls carried out by leading hotel associations. The list of The Best 100 Hotels in Switzerland is published in the SonntagsZeitung and as a book (Weber Verlag).