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Carmen

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Zermatt | Bedrooms: 4 | Sleeps: 8 + 2

Rates: Rates available on request.

Carmen is a superbly situated duplex attic apartment in a chalet which is perched on a hilltop overlooking the village. The entrance is located just 200 meters from the bottom of the main ski run into the village at the foot of the Klein Matterhorn lift station, thus making it one of the rare 'ski-in' chalets in Zermatt, with a ski lift very close to its doorstep.

The apartment is accessed by a tunnel with a lift bringing you directly to the front door of the apartment. The entrance is located just 200 meters from the bottom of the main ski run into the village at the foot of the Klein Matterhorn lift station, thus making it one of the rare "ski-in" chalets in Zermatt, with a ski lift very close to its doorstep. The church square with its boutiques and restaurants is just five minutes away in the other direction. With its sloping wooden ceilings and extensive paneling, this cozy duplex attic chalet apartment offers 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (two en-suite, one with Jacuzzi bath), a high ceilinged living room with wood fire, an open plan kitchen with dining and bar area, a mezzanine floor with a second living area, and sunny south and east facing balconies with plunging views to the river. Three of the bedrooms have beds which can be made up as doubles or twins, while the mezzanine has a sofa-bed if you need extra capacity. Carmen envelops her guests in a lovely authentic Alpine charm! Guests of the chalet can use a shared wellness area with a sauna and a Jacuzzi hot-tub.

Apartment accommodation

  • 2 Double/twin bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms (one with Jacuzzi bath)
  • 2 Double/twin bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom 
  • High ceiling living room with wood fire
  • Open plan kitchen with dining and bar area
  • Second living area on mezzanine floor
  • Sunny South and East facing balconies
  • Shared Wellness area with sauna and Jacuzzi hot tub

December

  • Snow shoe hike near the Matterhorn
  • Moonlight descent

January

  • Horu Trophy – winter sports competition

April

  • Zermatt Unplugged – winter music festival

ACTIVITIES IN ZERMATT

  • Winter walking trails
  • Extensive Cross country skiing
  • Glacier Hiking
  • Curling
  • Ice Skating
  • Ice Hockey
  • Ice climbing
  • Indoor climbing wall
  • Bowling
  • Tobogganing
  • Helicopter Tours & Heli-Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Indoor Swimming pool
  • Fitness Centre
  • 6 Indoor Tennis courts
  • Horse drawn sleigh rides
  • Igloo Village

TIME ZONE
GMT + 1 hour

LANGUAGE
French and German is spoken in Switzerland. French is the predominant language in Verbier.

CURRENCY INFORMATION
CHF (Swiss Francs)

MONEY MATTERS
Travellers cheques are widely accepted for exchange or purchase in major cities, but in more rural areas, visit a bank to exchange them for Euros. Major credit cards are widely accepted here and ATM access is widespread. Exchange currency only at authorized outlets such as banks and hotels, and exchange only what you think you will spend in the country. Coins cannot be reconverted on departure. Save all receipts from any currency exchange transaction. You may be asked to produce them when you exit the country, and they are required if you intend to reconvert local currency.

TIPPING SUGGESTIONS
In restaurants a service charge is built into menu prices. However, it's customary to round up amounts when paying the waiter or waitress if you're happy with the service. This means that you might hand the server CHF 50 for a CHF 47 meal. If you're paying by credit card, hand the server a cash tip of up to 5%. For Taxis as in restaurants, round up or add 5% when you're happy with the service. Tips to your chalet staff are entirely at your discretion.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE FORMALITIES
Travel documents are your responsibility. In general you should have: a signed, valid passport that will remain valid for at least 6 months beyond the completion of your trip. Your passport must have enough blank pages (excluding amendment pages) available for entry and exit stamps issued when entering and exiting immigration points. Visas are required for certain nationalities and you are strongly advised to check your status allowing plenty of time for visa application. EU nationals are only required to hold a valid national ID card.

NEAREST AIRPORT
The nearest airports to Zermatt are:

  • Geneva (236km)
  • Zurich (237km)
  • Sion (82km)
  • Milan (197km)

WEATHER
Switzerland's winter temperature range is -2 °C (28 °F) to 7 °C (45 °F), with the snow remaining in the Alps until around April. The alpine climate is cold and visitors should wear warm, waterproof clothing at all times when outdoors during the winter. Hats and gloves are also essential to prevent frostbite. Sunglasses or ski goggles are also necessary to reduce the glare of the sun on the snow.

HEALTH
It is advisable to contact your doctor before you travel if you have any specific health concerns and imperative to take out appropriate travel and medical insurance. Winter sports involve a high degree of risk and you should be in good health and carry adequate medical insurance in case of winter sports accident, including cover for air ambulance.

ELECTRICITY
Electrical service in Switzerland is supplied at 220-240 volts/50 hertz.



DRIVING INFORMATION

  • Traffic from the RIGHT has right of way, except at roundabouts or if their road has a white line across it.
  • You should always be carrying in the car your Passport or national ID, driver's licence, the car insurance papers and ownership (rental) papers.
  • National speed limit on motorways is 120 km/h, on open roads 80 km/h and in towns 50 km/h.
  • In Switzerland you pay an annual motorway tax, even if you're only using the motorways for an hour or two. A vehicle sticker, or vignette, must be displayed on the windscreen by all vehicles. Of course, if you don't need to use a motorway you don't need to pay, although it's difficult to cross the country without doing so.You can for example buy them in Switzerland from customs offices at the frontier or service stations, garages and post offices.
  • There are strict laws concerning drinking and driving. Anything over 0.08 per cent and you could face anything up to imprisonment.
  • Snow chains are recommended to be carried everywhere in Switzerland during winter, and if you do not carry and fit them when conditions demand the police can prevent you continuing your journey.

apartment location

Distance to lifts / slopes: 200m
Distance to resort centre: 5 minute walk

LOCATION TO AIRPORTS:
Sion Airport: 1 hour and 30 minutes / 80km
Geneva Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes by train or 2 hours and 40 minutes by taxi / 240km
Zurich Airport: 3 hours and 30 minutes by train or 2 hours and 40 minutes by taxi / 260km

  • Please note that the location on this map is an approximate guide, normally to the closest town/village.

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Availability Information

  • Chalets are normally rented on a Sunday to Sunday basis throughout the year. Christmas and New Year dates can vary, please see rates tab for further details. However, shorter breaks and/or alternative arrival days are available at some chalets during Low and Mid seasons.
  • There may be some variations on the above dates at selected chalets, details of which can be provided by your Abercrombie & Kent Villa Consultant.

Rates Information

  • Please note that villa only prices are according to self-catered or B&B packages as described on the fact sheet
  • A&K Hosted prices are according to catered or half board packages as described on the fact sheet
  • The above rates are on a per chalet, per week basis. For further information on Catered and Self-Catered Options please contact one of our A&K Chalet Travel Consultants who will be happy to discuss your specific holiday needs – simply complete the quick ‘Make an Enquiry’ form or call us on 0845 618 2205.

Inclusions

  • SELF-CATERED:
  • Full concierge service.
  • Complimentary arrival and departure pickup from Zermatt train station.
  • Wi-Fi Internet.

  • CATERED:
  • All of above.
  • Dedicated service from the chalet staff and welcome assistance.
  • Champagne Reception.
  • Tea and coffee in bed each morning.
  • Daily breakfast and afternoon tea (6 x cooked breakfasts & 1 x continental on staff day off).
  • Children's supper as requested.
  • An open spirits bar and range of soft drinks.
  • Champagne and canapés each night.
  • Evening meal on six nights.
  • Carefully selected house wines.
  • Housekeeping on 6 days per week.
  • Mid week towel change.
  • Pre arrival menu consultation.
  • Fresh flowers.
  • Newspapers on request.

Extra Services

  • For Self-catered bookings Maid service can be arranged for CHF 350/ day.
  • Extra Maid service available at CHF 45/ hour (for catered bookings).

The villa

Because everyone’s concept of a villa holiday is different, we have created a formula designed to offer privacy, flexibility and the freedom to run your own holiday or call upon us to help open up a world of possibilities. Our villas are normally rented on a villa-only weekly basis and are ideal for those seeking independence and privacy. We’re on call in case you need us and we provide a change of towels and bed linen during the week, but otherwise there no inclusions. 

A&K Concierge upgrade

For additional support, comfort and a slice of pampering why not upgrade to our A&K Concierge service. Included is an airport welcome on arrival with assistance for onward transportation; the services of an A&K Concierge – whose local knowledge provides you with invaluable assistance and recommendations; an orientation of the local area; a fully stocked drinks fridge; maid service; the ingredients for your first evening’s supper and breakfast delivered on the first morning of your stay. For full details of concierge inclusions speak to an A&K Travel Consultant on 0845 618 2205.

The finishing touches

Ever dreamt of driving through the Chianti hills in a red Ferrari, or along the Moyenne Corniche to Monaco in a Bentley? How about sailing along the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez in a private yacht or speed boat? Sometimes the home is all that you need, but if you're lured into culture, excitement, activity, improving your cooking or simply dabbling in landscapes, then speak to one of our Villa Specialists for an insight into what we can arrange. These are what we call our ‘Finishing Touches’.

The list is by no means exhaustive and we always welcome requests, however obscure you may think they are! Our local offices enable us to control the quality of the services on offer and the depth of knowledge our local teams have is impressive. Our aim is to provide guests with the authentic sights, flavours and experiences of the region they are staying in.

If you would prefer to discuss your specific requirements, whether it’s in relation to the property or about your stay in general, please do contact us using the Enquire page or please do give us a call for a chat.


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Features:

  • CD Player
  • Central Heating
  • DVD Player
  • Internet Access (Wireless Broadband)
  • Jacuzzi (Private)
  • Library (CD's/DVD's)
  • Sauna
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)

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Reasons to book your holiday with us

  • Over 50 years' experience
  • 24/7 support before, during and after your stay
  • All of our properties have been hand-picked and visited by a member of the team
  • Travel Consultants are based in the UK with local offices to assist with planning every detail of your stay
  • Option to upgrade to a Concierge stay to make the most of your visit
  • Option to book additional trips and services via our local offices


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