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The Zermatt Lodge

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Zermatt | Bedrooms: 5 | Sleeps: 10 + 2

Rates: from £7,914 per week

Zermatt Lodge is luxurious and unique in style and is one of Zermatt's finest chalets.  It has a good position close to the main street and is also close to the Sunegga Express lift station. Every detail of The Lodge has been carefully thought through and meticulously finished, with wooden-beamed ceilings, aged wood floors and stylish yet cozy furniture giving a warm feeling of old-world charm with a crisp modern finish. Views over the roof tops are dominated by the impressive Matterhorn.

Zermatt Lodge is found on the top floor of an attractive and relatively new chalet building. It offers its guests 320m2 of very comfortable living space and there are five double bedrooms, four of which can be made as twins and all have en-suite bathrooms. The focal point of the spacious living rooms is a suspended wood-burning fireplace; adjoining it is a large dining room with a long table seating 12 comfortably. The kitchen is open-plan and professionally equipped; all these areas give onto a full-length south-facing balcony. The Lodge offers you every chance to relax and unwind. There’s an outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub which is perfect for soothing tired and aching limbs or grab a glass of bubbly and just take in the magnificent view of the Matterhorn. There is also a sauna and steam bath for you to enjoy. Or simply relax in the lounge in front of the fire curled up on a comfy sofa. The chalet includes all modern comforts by way of latest technology. With a Michelin star chef and further professional staff, food and service are as special as the chalet and you will be looked after extremely well.

lodge accommodation

  • 4 Double/Twin bedrooms with en-suite bathroom with either a bath or massage shower
  • Master bedroom with separate shower room, and a bathtub by its own fire stove
  • Living room with lovely designer fireplace and south-facing balcony
  • Dining area with south-facing balcony
  • Open plan kitchen
  • Study area with laptop
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi hot tub with Matterhorn view
  • Sauna & steam room
  • Studio for two additional guests

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.

lodge location

Distance to lifts (Sunegga Express): 4 minutes walk
Distance to resort centre: 8 minute walk
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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