Hotel Bellavista Zermatt
Bella Vista is a small, family-run hotel with magnificent views toward the Matterhorn. The property exudes traditional Swiss style, a five-story stack of balconies rimmed by bright flower boxes. With just 21 rooms, the hotel offers a warm ambiance, where every nook and cranny is filled with thoughtful detail. Outside, you’ll hear Zermatt’s clippety-clop of horse-drawn carriages and the quiet whirring of electric cars. Embellishments in the individually decorated rooms range from traditional painted furniture to chalet-style pine. Rooms have plank wood floors and plush down comforters, and en suite bathrooms. From your bedroom’s private balcony, watch sunset or moonrise over the mountains. Plus, there’s a communal terrace for awe-inspired mountain gazing, plus an inviting indoor lounge with ample couch space, a fireplace and library. Spend a quiet moment in the spa with its sauna, infrared sauna, steam room and a relaxation room with a view of the Matterhorn. In the morning, enjoy homemade bread and jams, freshly prepared eggs and juices, cold meat and sausages, and yogurt and cheese made by Bella Vista’s neighbors. You can also enjoy traditional Swiss specialties like peppermint and lemon balm tea from the garden.