Top things to do in Zermatt, Switzerland

The Matterhorn

Absolutely fantastic experience going up the cable cars. The views were just awesome and picture perfect. The glacier experience, the ice cave, all of it was just amazing.

Gornergrat Bahn

At the top of this scenic train ride you will feel that you are on top of the world. The views are 180 degrees and the Matterhorn is viewed from the other side than from the village of Zermatt.

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Matterhorn Glacier Paradise

This is so high up, you get to see just mountains all over. It's absolutely stunning and worth the trip up (which is an experience itself!).

Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise

Whether you are going skiing or just going for the view, you cannot go to Zermatt and not go all the way up to the Ski paradise.


It's a ten minute walk from the station following the signs. The funicular runs frequently and is a lot cheaper than many of the other lifts if you just go to the first station. The ride takes three minutes and there you are with a spectacular view of the Matterhorn in front of you, and a decent cafe to sit in and take in the view.

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Top 5 budget hotels in Zermatt, Switzerland

Best budget hotels in Zermatt, Switzerland

Hotel Cima

Address:  Seilerwiesenweg , Matterstreet Area, Zermatt, Switzerland
Price: from 94$
Comment: The hotel is less than 10 minutes from the train station.The hotel is old, but well-maintained and clean. The bathrooms in the rooms look as if they were recently spruced up.

Haus Darioli

Address: Bahnhofstrasse 64, Matterstreet Area, Zermatt, Switzerland
Price: from 95$
Comment: The hotel is located Centre in the town, only 5 mins walk from the station. Many restaurants and shops nearby. This is good value for money.

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Mountain Exposure - Good Value Apartment

Photo by Agoda

Address:  Schalpmattgasse 14, Bachstreet Area, Zermatt, Switzerland
Price: from 92$

Viscaria Zermatt

Address: Viscaria Zermatt, Suburbs, Zermatt, Switzerland
Price: from 80$
Comment: When visiting Zermatt, you'll feel right at home at Viscaria Zermatt, which offers quality accommodation and great service. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Apartment Zermatt 2

Address: Waterfront Area, Zermatt, Switzerland
Price: from 75$
Comment: Experience high quality room facilities during your stay here. Some rooms include shower, balcony/terrace, DVD/CD player, refrigerator, satellite/cable TV, provided to help guests recharge after a long day. Besides, the hotel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Whatever your reason for visiting Zermatt, the Apartment Zermatt 2 is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.

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Top 7 luxury hotels in Zermatt, Switzerland

Best luxury hotels in Zermatt, Switzerland

CERVO Zermatt

Address:  Riedweg 156, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Price: from 402$
Comment: Super friendly and professional staff, the lift right outside of the hotel that brings you to the village is excellent, we ate at the restaurant twice. Rooms were nice, free soft drinks in the minibar.

The Omnia

Address: Auf dem Fels, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Price: from 316$
Comment: The hotel is situated hillside overlooking Zermatt, perfection! The views from our baclony were stunning including the Matterhorn and we spent many hours enjoying this. The spa facility/ indoor outdoor pool is amazing. Bring your swimsuit! Breakfast was excellent in the stunning restaurant. A buffet of Swiss cold cuts, cheeses, fruit, pastries etc. eggs and pancakes cooked to order. All were delicious. The rooms was very spacious with a large bathroom including spa bath and Aesop toiletries.

Europe Hotel & Spa

Address:  Riedstrasse 18, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Price: from 196$
Comment: This hotel offeres a really good service - nice breakfasts, great staff, perfect location! The standard room size could be a bit bigger but then - that's not really a big problem when you spend most time outdoors.

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Hotel Firefly

Address: Schluhmattstrasse 55, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Price: from 312$
Comment: Waking up at 1600 meters above sea level and a perfect view at Matterhorn from down the valley is just wonderful start of the day. The hotel will serve you breakfast in your room as always. Just put on your ski clothes and walk up to the piste and the imagination is your limit.

Parkhotel Beau Site

Address: Brunnmattgasse 9, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Price: from 248$
Comment: Brilliant hotel, very professional staff whom were very helpful, room was cleaned in the morning then tidied up later in the day with a printout of the weather forecast and events which are happening on the bed each day. Great location with amazing views, a good selection for the breakfast. Hotel pick up from train station.

Romantik Hotel Julen

Address: Riedstrasse 2, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Price: from 232$
Comment: The Hotel is loved and managed by the Paul Marc Julen family. They have added a spa and indoor pool since my previous visit plus added on to their dining room with redecoration of the hotel. The owner family and the staff are so above most places that I cannot say enough good things. Every wish seems to be provided for. The views of the Matterhorn from many rooms are magical. Try the drink called a "Hugo" and you will be forever enchanted! The food was wonderful with a very complete breakfast buffet all 4 days of our visit.

Hotel Matterhorn Focus

Address: Schluhmattstrasse 131, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Price: from 256$
Comment: The main focus was the Matterhorn its splendor was so obvious from the main bedroom and living room. The breakfast was adequate. Everything was clean and the indoor outdoor pool was very nice. It is very near the Gondola that takes you up towards the Kleine Matterhorn 3800m above sea level and the Glacier Paradise, amazing walking underneath and glacier.

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Top 5 attractions in Cape Town Central, South Africa

Best attractions in Cape Town Central, South Africa

Table Mountain National Park

Grab the chance while the top was clear to take the cable car to the top. Views were amazing. The thing that really struck me was how easy it was to get away from the crowds and how quiet and serenade the mountain was - great place for a bit of quiet contemplation of this amazing natural site.

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens

Lovely location to spend a few hours strolling around the gardens. They are set out at the base and lower slopes of Table Mountain. Amazing diversity of trees and plants, and of course lots of butterflies and birds are attracted to the area.

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Table Mountain Aerial Cableway
A great way to see Cape Town looking down over the town and coastline and across to Robben Island. You can spend a few hours walking around on top, and if you are there for the sunset if you are lucky it is stunning.


Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

A large area with a shopping mall, fun for kids and adults. Also great just to sit around and people watch.

Two Oceans Aquarium

The clown fish and shark expo were really awesome. Very child friendly place and a lot of fun!

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Best budget hotels in Cape Town Central, South Africa

Top 7 budget hotels in Cape Town Central, South Africa

Holiday Inn Express Cape Town City Centre

Address:  101 St. Georges Mall, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Price: from 100$
Comment: Location is good for the city centre but a taxi was needed for the Waterfront. Room was fine and staff were excellent. Good breakfast available. The only issue is getting to the hotel by car.

Parliament Hotel

Address: 9 Barrack Street | Cbd, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Price: from 60$
Comment: This is a comfortable midrange hotel right in the heart of Cape Town, near St. George's cathedral, the train station, and several museums. A great place to start your walks in and around Cape Town from. The waterfront is about twenty minutes by foot. Staff were helpful, polite, and quick to respond. Breakfast was good with many selections, hot and cold. Room was very clean and spacious.

Hotel on St Georges

Address: PO Box 8412, Rogge Bay, Cape Town, Cape Town Central 8000, South Africa
Price: from 45$
Comment: This is prolly the best location you can get on a budget. The hotel is very clean at all times.
The ground staff are very helpful in directions and info regarding the places to visit and costs with public and private transport.

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De Waterkant Village

Address: 137 Waterkant Street | De Waterkant, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Price: from 66$
Comment: This is the place to stay when you in Cape town. This aria has the best restaurants and accommodation in the aria. The evenings is great here. Lots of small places to have something to eat and even just to spend time outside the pub having a drink and chatting to friends on the pavement. The vibe here in the evening is unbelievable. You must try it out.

La Splendida

Address: 121 Beach Road | Mouille Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Price: from 90$
Comment: The rooms are ok and also the bathroom but they are not great. It's clean and spacious enough. Breakfast is a bit poor, and if you want to have more than you have to pay. It's a good place to visit the main attractions in Cape Town, it's close to the waterfront f.e. But if you want to stay here than make sure you have a room on the top floor.

New Kings Hotel

Address: Piazza Da Luz | 94 Regent Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Price: from 71$
Comment: Friendly staff, clean rooms, wonderful atmosphere - very good location, close to everything you might need.

Cape Town Ritz Hotel

Address: Corner Main & Camberwell Roads | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Price: from 66$
Comment: Good value for money, great location. Rooms are still old, The views are great from all the rooms.

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