Luxury hotel holiday Hotel Butterfly Zermatt

A traditional Swiss ski chalet, the three star Hotel Butterfly offers a rustic charm in the middle of the enchanting village of Zermatt, surrounded by sublime snowy peaks. Though the comfortable, warm, and welcoming rooms attract enthusiastic skiers, this quaint hotel is perfect when accompanied by other traditional, or more modern, hotels elsewhere in Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Italy, or France as part of a luxury rail touring holiday.
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Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Butterfly, Zermatt

Hotel Butterfly is a 3-star boutique hotel, a peaceful haven amidst sublime Alpine surroundings. Delicious dining options and comfortable accommodation make it an ideal resting spot after enjoying the delights of Zermatt.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 3

Location The hotel is located on the edge of Zermatt, deep in a mountain valley

Closest airport Geneva Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is under 3-hours' drive from Geneva Airport

Closest railway station Zermatt Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is 3-minutes' walk from Zermatt Station

Hotel facilities and services

Piano Bar, Lounge with Fireplace, Restaurant, Wellness Facilities including Finnish Sauna and Steam Bath.

Out and about nearby

The best attractions in the Zermatt area are without a doubt the natural land formations. The world-famous Matterhorn is highly recommended for skiers, hikers, or those looking to witness one of Switzerland's sprawling glaciers. A museum also sits on its slopes, separated into 14 smaller huts to mimic the formations of the original mountain villages. Other challenges for hikers include the Hohtälli, the Unterrothorn, the Breithorn, the Theodul Pass, and the Riffelhorn, among many, many others. The Parrotspitze on the Monte Rosa massif is a beautiful and surreal summit above the clouds. After visiting the glacier on the Matterhorn, you may wish to seek out the Findel Glacier, or take the scenic Gornergrat Railway up through the mountains, past sensational birds-eye views across the village, to the Gornergrat summit and the Gorner Glacier. The railway, however, is an unmissable experience in itself. An alternative to the railway, however, is the cable car that takes visitors up to the Trockener Steg mountain station, which also has a nearby glacier. The Schwarzsee, or 'Black Lake,' is a small but beautiful lake near Zermatt. Walk along the decked promenade as it extends out across the water, and look across the shimmering blue, the forested green hills, and the white mountains further behind. For something a little different, visit the futuristic Monte Rosa Hut, with its interior almost solely built from locally-sourced light wood. This hut acts as a refuge for hikers who have just followed the glacier trek. Visitors who are not looking for an active holiday will find an abundance of quaint charm in the village of Zermatt that will keep you mesmerised for days.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

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Holiday Code EXH1423

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Butterfly, Zermatt

Room descriptions

Hotel Butterfly has 60 rooms with private bathroom, telephone, hair dryer, work desk, television, safe, Wifi, and coffee and tea making facilities.

Economy Room
Classic Room with balcony
Deluxe Room with balcony

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1423

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Butterfly, Zermatt

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel Butterfly in Zermatt, our clients usually fly to Geneva airport and then take a train from the airport to Zermatt, changing in Visp. The journey time is just under 4 hours. The hotel is a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in Zermatt but the hotel can collect you and your luggage if advised of the arrival time. If you are visiting this hotel as part of a tailor-made touring holiday by train of Switzerland, you may arrive on the Glacier Express from Chur.

Additional information

Other information: Zermatt is a car-free zone. Parking is available in the village of Tasch, and transfers to the hotel can be arranged, though we would recommend arriving by rail.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1423

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel Butterfly, Zermatt

Highlights of Valais

During your stay in Valais, you will see lush meadows, rivers, and 4000m high mountain peaks topped with all-year ski slopes. Between these peaks, creaking, radiant-white glaciers mould to the gradients of the slopes and filter into the craggy valleys. The most famous mountain in Valais, and possibly the whole of Switzerland, is undoubtedly the Matterhorn. Its distinctive silhouette can be appreciated from miles around, but perhaps best from Zermatt. Take the Matterhorn Glacier Paradise cable car from Zermatt up to 3883m, making it the highest cable car in Europe, to the Panoramic Platform to look out across the other neighbouring 4000m high mountains and glaciers. Before returning to ground level, admire the mesmerising ice sculptures hidden within the Glacier Palace, a series of stunningly carved ice tunnels. Zermatt is an Alpine village known for its winter sports, being as it is one of the most popular skiing destinations in Switzerland. In the summer, when some of the snow has melted, Zermatt is a peaceful community of chic bars and cafes and quaint and characterful chalets. It comes highly recommended to those who enjoy hiking, walking, or simply the sight of those dramatic Alpine panoramas outside your hotel window. Those looking to experience the undisrupted beauty of the landscape but without the strenuous exercise of the hiking routes may wish to take advantage of the excellent local railways and connections. The Gornergratbahn, for example, is Europe's highest cogwheel railway, and its characteristic red carriages take visitors up to stunning Gornergrat. From Zermatt you can also board the Glacier Express to St Moritz in Grisons, which is a continually popular and iconic route. In the north of the Canton of Valais is the Aletsch Glacier, the longest in the European Alps and with the greatest volume. Reaching from the Bernese Oberland to the Rhone River, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a vast expanse of twisted, mottled ice which navigates sharp spikes of rock and thick clusters of pine forest. Between Bettmeralp and Riederalp, to the southeast of the Aletsch Glacier, is the Aletschji-Grunsee Suspension Bridge. Over 124m of thrilling high-altitude metal bridge hovers above the Massa Gorge, affording the brave and adventurous among us phenomenal, unparalleled views of the glacier. Northwest of Zermatt, towards Martigny, is Verbier, a luxurious ski resort known for attracting very elite clients. If you have the chance, it is worth spending a night here so as to take the first Medran cable car up to the summit of Mont Fort at 3329m to see the sun rise over the mountaintops. At Saas Fee, the Mittelallin funicular railway climbs underground to 3500m, where a revolving restaurant looks out across the Allalin Glacier and others that sit at 4000m.

Cultural highlights of Valais

Sion, in the northern half of Valais, is home to chateaux and palaces galore. Chateau de Tourbillon has a magnificent hilltop position looking down over the Rhone Valley. After a fire in the 18th century, mainly the brooding exterior walls remain, though the site offers a breath-taking, intriguing place for a walk. Opposite the Chateau de Tourbillon, on an equally majestic hill, is the Chateau de Valere. Originally started in the 11th century, the castle was built around an ancient basilica. Today, the castle church holds carved stalls, an apse with beautiful frescoes, and the oldest playable organ in the world, which dates from 1440. While visiting, take a tour around the castle museum, and, in the summer, enjoy one of the concerts held here. Another small castle in Sion houses the Musee d'Art, exhibiting works by artists such as Oskar Kokoschka, Caspar Wolf, and Ernest Bieler. For even more prestigious art collections, visit the Fondation Pierre Gianadda in Martigny, which houses works by the likes of Van Gogh and Picasso, and the Fondation Pierre Arnaud, which is a strikingly modern building with a mirrored exterior and a dramatic mountainous location in Crans Montana.

Festivals in Valais

Popular destinations and cultural cities lend themselves to high profile celebrations and festivals, which crop up around Valais at various points in the year. In Sierre, the Marche des Cepages in early September sees residents and visitors walk through the vineyards around the town, while drinking the produce and socialising with the winegrowers themselves. From the middle of August to the middle of September, the Festival de Sion sees international classical artists perform at many local stages, violinists compete, and many smaller free-entry stages pop up. Two weeks at the end of July see Verbier truly live up to its sophisticated reputation with a classical music festival. During the summer months at the Chateau de Valere in Sion, in the evening the castle walls are lit up with colour as part of the fascinating sound-and-light show. Something more unique is the Foire au Lard in Martigny, otherwise known as the Bacon Fair. Held in December, this festival has been around since 1801. In Riederalp, an unusual but very traditional festival takes place, the Chuefladefascht. Local residents throughout history would smash up cow pats and spread it as fertiliser across their fields; now, the game is to strike as many with your weapon of choice as possible and pluck out tombola prizes written down on paper and hidden inside.

Gastronomy in Valais

Valais the largest wine-making region in Switzerland, with plenty of wineries and vineyards open for tastings and tours. Other speciality ingredients include the huge range of savoury spices that grow here, including saffron. These local spices ensure that every dish in Valais' many gourmet restaurants will be seasoned and spiced to perfection. As with much of Switzerland, a very popular dish is the raclette, made using the best Alpine cheeses. For a heartier, homelier meal, seek out a dish that utilises the rich flavour of the local chestnuts, or choose to begin your meal with some fresh rye bread.

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