Considered a hidden gem in Zermatt, the Hotel Excelsior is a cosy family-run hotel which prides itself on personal service and great views of the Matterhorn.

The Hotel Excelsior is in a prime location just 250 metres to Zermatt’s centre with plenty of shops and restaurants, and 400 metres to the Gornergratbahn and the Sunnegga Express funicular.

The hotel has spectacular views of the Swiss Alps. We recommend opting for a Double South Matterhorn View room where you can watch the sunrise from your balcony over the iconic mountain.

Food & Wine 

Available on Half Board and Bed & Breakfast, the Hotel Excelsior has options for everyone. The restaurant uses local produce wherever possible and has influences from French and Swiss cuisines. Try out the restaurant’s popular wine list with many bottles coming from the nearby Canton Valais vineyard region.


  • 250 metres to Zermatt centre
  • 400 metres to the Gornergratbahn and the Sunnegga Express funicular
  • 80 metres to nearest bus stop
  • Transfer time: approx. 3 hour 50mins by coach and train from Geneva airport and 3 hour 40mins by train from Zurich airport.

Hotel Excelsior Rooms:

  • No. of rooms: 25
  • No. of buildings: 1
  • Official rating: 3


Economy North rooms are 15m² and have a shower and North facing view. They can sleep two adults.

Double South Matterhorn View rooms are larger at 22m². They have a bath or shower, seating area and balcony with views towards the Matterhorn. They can sleep up to three.

Junior Suite North rooms are 31m². They have a shower, seating area and North facing balcony. They can sleep up to four and are available on request.

Single North rooms are 13m² with a shower and North facing balcony.

Bedroom Facilities

  • Cable / satellite TV
  • Minibar / fridge
  • Safe
  • Hairdryer
  • Lift accessible: No
  • Lift serves all floors: Yes
  • Access ramp: Yes


  • Lounge and bar area
  • Heated boot room
  • WiFi


Breakfast is a hot and cold buffet

Dinner is a four course meal mostly inspired by French and Swiss cuisine

  • No of restaurants: 1

Board basis options available

  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Half Board

This property caters for the following special dietary requirements

  • Vegetarians

Special diets (vegan, gluten free and dairy free) are available on a request basis. Catering for dietary allergies will need to be checked before booking.

Hotel Excelsior Ski Holiday Prices

From Prices based on 2 sharing. Supplements may apply