The Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is the high-end hub of resort life in the Alpine village of Zermatt, with the familiar Matterhorn as its backdrop. Arrive by horse and carriage, then enjoy indulgent comfort in the luxe rooms, gourmet restaurants and full-service spa.
Hotel Daniela offers a traditional Alpine experience in a Swiss-chalet-style hotel conveniently located in Zermatt. The outside of the building is unassuming, with warm wooden staircases and balconies overflowing with flowers. Inside the lobby, you’ll find a log fire, comfy chairs covered in red wool cushions and blankets made from the fleece of the hotel’s own sheep.
Combining Alpine design notes like timber-frame ceilings and stone accent walls with modern amenities like soaking tubs and flat-screen TVs, the rooms are focused on comfort.
The hotel is part of a collection of three hotels and three restaurants called Tradition Julen, run by a single family who are passionate about tradition, sustainability and the outdoors. In addition to the properties, they farm a flock of blacknose sheep and a small herd of cows, which you can visit if you wish.
Access to the Gädi Spa, with its night-sky lighting and central fireplace, is included in your stay. Two other spas and a swimming pool are available at the other hotels.
Hotel Daniela only serves breakfast, but its sister restaurants offer dining at a discounted rate for guests, and all are in easy walking distance in Zermatt, which is itself car-free.
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Hotel Daniela’s 23 rooms, which range from Budget rooms on the ground floor to the Alpine Roof Suites, all have mountain views. The Alpine Suites have two bedrooms plus a sofa bed, and can sleep up to six people under the wooden-beamed eaves.
Most rooms have large walk-in showers, and some also have bathtubs. The mirrors and shower doors are etched with Alpine scenes including the Matterhorn and Swiss people in traditional dress.
All rooms offer Wi-Fi, multimedia TV, minibars, balconies, international plug sockets and espresso machines. While the rooms have no air conditioning, it isn’t needed given the mountain temperatures.
Zermatt is a small village as it is, and Hotel Daniela is within a few minutes’ walk of all of its highlights. Just a block from the river but set back from the main street, the hotel is both quiet and convenient. You have easy access to a wide selection of restaurants, including three dining establishments and a pub at its nearby sister hotels.
Food and drink
- Only breakfast is served at the Daniela, which comprises a wide spread of hot and cold buffet items plus speciality dishes from around the world.
- The hotel’s sister restaurants, including Restaurant Schäferstube, Restaurant Alpenhof and Restaurant Julen, offer dining for hotel guests at a special price for a set menu.
- All three restaurants offer traditional dishes like fondue and raclette, plus extensive wine lists and gourmet food made with local ingredients.
- The larger rooms can accommodate families with up to two children.
Facilities and activities
- Complimentary electric shuttle transfer from the train station
- Each room is equipped with a backpack, available for use during your stay to take a picnic lunch up the mountain
- Spa with sauna, steam room and whirlpool tub
- Sister hotels have a pool that guests can use for free
- You can visit the family’s flock of blacknose sheep
The Daniela offers an authentic Swiss atmosphere, with friendly service and a relaxed approach. We love the use of natural wood, the comfortable atmosphere and having sheep right outside the hotel.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
The boutique, family-run Hotel Bellerive is an intimate, stylish and comfortable hideaway tucked into the middle of Zermatt. Enjoy balconies in every room, a locally made hearty breakfast buffet and a location convenient to the attractions around the Matterhorn.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The Glacier Express panoramic train meanders through the pine-covered valleys and barren mountain passes of the Swiss Alps between St. Moritz and Zermatt, and you can see it all while enjoying exceptional service on this day-long railway journey.
Explore one of the Alps’ most accessible peaks with a rack-railway ride to the top of Gornergrat, overlooking the mountains’ longest glacier. Take in the seemingly endless sea of peaks and then marvel at the Matterhorn’s reflection in Riffelsee.