The small grand hotel

A grand hotel is built for living, not just sleeping. Modern hotels are designed for spending the night in. You check in to your room with its homogeneous interior, and go to bed. In between the night times, guests must leave their room and “experience” something. Not so in a grand hotel. Grand hotels are for the daytimes and evenings as well. They are for living in – for simply being. They are places for pleasantly letting time slip by without producing any results.


Free from everyday chores and obligations, and attended to by kindly souls careful not to burden you with troublesome matters. At the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof you can still experience all of that today. Here you do not need to feel guilty if you do not leave the hotel for days on end. Everything you need is here. Because real luxury is doing nothing at all. A holiday is meant to be an escape from the everyday, and the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is the definitive place to escape to. If, however, you do feel inclined to step outside the hotel, it will not be far to wherever you wish to go, and the journey back to your “own four walls” will be easily accomplished.

And when you get back, it is as though you had never been away

Better still, everything will have been attended to, leaving you to get straight back to the important business of relaxation. Doing nothing, achieving nothing, producing no results, simply being … this is the last true luxury, and is what grand hotels were built for. Today, you can still experience it here with us. And there is no better place to do it – or rather not do it – than far from all the hustle and bustle of modern living, in the small, compact village of Zermatt.

Zermatterhof: the small Grand Hotel

Zermatterhof: a hotel with history