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Since 1855 | 3920 Zermatt (VS)

Hotel Monte Rosa

The Monte Rosa is not only a hotel but a state of mind, a mood, an attitude to life. Welcome to Zermatt, land of dreams!
The original Seiler Hotel is erected on the foundations of the legendary "Lauber Inn", which established Zermatt's hotel keeping in 1839. In 1855 Alexander Seiler opened the Hotel Monte Rosa here, in the centre of the village.
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The original Seiler Hotel is erected on the foundations of the legendary "Lauber Inn", which established Zermatt's hotel keeping in 1839. In 1855 Alexander Seiler opened the Hotel Monte Rosa here, in the centre of the village.

For over one and a half centuries the most traditional hotel of Zermatt has accommodated visitors from around the world. The membership in "The Leading Small Hotels of the World" vouches for the high quality of services. Experience the charm of the alpine "Belle-Époque" hotel and at the same time enjoy the comforts of a modern infrastructure.


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Hotel classification

4 Stars

Opening Hours

December to April / May to September


Banquets/Weddings, Active/sport, Family/child friendly,


Sophie Specht has been part of the Monte Rosa family since 2018 and has now also been there for her guests as host and resident manager since summer 2022.
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In 1839, Zermatt's doctor, Josef Lauber, first started to offer accommodations in his private home to a growing number of foreign visitors. He thus laid the foundations for the village at the foot of the Matterhorn to become a world-famous tourist resort. But it was Alexander Seiler (1819-1891), an immigrant from the neighboring Goms, who made the decisive contribution.
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In 1851, at the instigation of his older brother who was chaplain in Zermatt, the trained soap and candle maker came to Zermatt for the first time. He was immediately taken with the unique scenery. Two summers later he returned, taking over the lease for Lauber's inn, which Lauber had already started calling Hôtel du Mont-Rose and which now had a competitor, the Hôtel Mont-Cervin. After the second summer season of his lease, Seiler was able to buy the old wooden building. He immediately set out to transform the inn into an imposing stone edifice and then expanded it several more times. It still has at its core various parts of the original wooden structure as well as the stone staircase from the 1850s. The British illustrator Edward Whymper (1840-1911) first stayed at the Monte Rosa in 1860. It was also his home base when, with the help of local mountain guides, he was the first person to reach the summit of the Matterhorn in 1865. The Monte Rosa thus became the local headquarters for numerous British mountain climbers. The hotel was only fully winterized in 1960, when central heating was added; before that, it was only open in summer. Recognizing the Monte Rosa's significance as the parent hotel of the Seiler hotel dynasty, the hotel was completely renovated in the summer of 2008. The large dining room with its stucco work is particularly impressive, still largely preserved in its original form going back to an 1891 overhaul. The Monte Rosa became a founding member of Swiss Historic Hotels in 2004.

Rooms & Gastronomy

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Rustic or somewhat modern, with balcony or without, with a view of the Matterhorn or the Zermatt mountains, romantic or modern - but always cozy. Our 41 rooms are all different. Find your favorite.
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Take a culinary journey through time to the Brasserie Belle Époque and enjoy the wonderful afternoon tea or visit Edward's Bar where the first climber of the Matterhorn stayed. If a tasty change of pace takes you to South America, then Restaurant 1818 is the place for you. Excellent products are enhanced by the smoky aroma of the Josper grill.


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Das berühmteste Bergdorf

Zermatt is the mountain village of superlatives. The Matterhorn, 38 four thousand-metre peaks and world-class gastronomy. Limitless skiing 365 days a year. The place to be for alpinists.

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Hotel Monte Rosa
Bahnhofstrasse 80, 3920 Zermatt (VS)

+41 27 966 03 33


Zermatt is car-free.

Access for private traffic is only permitted as far as Täsch (5 km before Zermatt). The road Täsch - Zermatt is closed to public traffic.

In Täsch you can use our Welcome Parking or T: +41 (0)27 967 01 70.

There is a taxi service to and from Zermatt as well as shuttle trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn every 20 minutes.

Limousine, bus and taxi transfers are available on request.

Make the journey feel like a holiday and take in the scenery. The electric car will pick you up at the entrance to the village or the train station in Zermatt and drive you to your hotel.


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