Luxury hotel holiday Parkhotel Beau Site Zermatt

The four star Parkhotel Beau Site is situated just 5 minutes from the centre of the Alpine resort of Zermatt, making it the perfect accommodation choice for those wanting to explore this quaint village. Stunning mountain panoramas, including views of the Matterhorn, give this hotel a highly enviable location. Choose between stylish modern accommodation in a chalet-style building, or more classic Swiss style in the grand main hotel for your short stay in Zermatt as part of a longer luxury rail touring holiday.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Fly-rail with scheduled flights and rail tickets
  • Rail travel from London back to London as option
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Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Parkhotel Beau Site, Zermatt

Parkhotel Beau Site is a 4-star hotel with sublime views of the Matterhorn. With excellent wellness facilities and a range of comfortable accommodation, this comfortable and elegant hotel is the perfect base for exploring the town and the mountains.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 4

Location The hotel is located in the heart of Zermatt

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 about 10-minutes' walk from Zermatt Station

Hotel facilities and services

Beau Site Restaurant, Lounge and Terrace, Piano Bar, Swimming Pool, Sauna, Massages, Hammam, Beauty Treatments, Whirlpools, Winter Garden, Lawn.

Out and about nearby

Take in the views of the icy Matterhorn, and wander along some of the 400km of walking paths that vein the landscape around Zermatt, Tasch, and Randa. Perhaps even enjoy the sights from the small railways that can take you as high as 3000m above sea level. The Glacier Paradise cable car will take you to Europe's highest viewing platform, while peaks such as the Gornergrat offer views across the 38 surrounding mountains. Consider visiting the famous Hornlihutte, where climbers have stayed for decades before advancing up the sides of the Matterhorn, via the Hornli Ridge, the Zmutt Ridge, or through the north wall. Perhaps take a tour or cable car up to the many local glaciers. To witness more of the sublime and intriguing history of the area, visit the Zermatlantis Matterhorn Museum, an archaeological site that has been faithfully recreated. Zermatt is also home to a uniquely high concentration of gourmet restaurants, providing a wide range of culinary options for lunch and dinner.

Sports nearby

Walking, Hiking, and Winter Sports.

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 EXH1954

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 Parkhotel Beau Site, Zermatt

The four star Parkhotel Beau Site in Zermatt brings a touch of grandeur to the Swiss chalet style. With views of the Matterhorn, the hotel stands in a privileged elevated position overlooking the Alpine village below. The facade of the main hotel building combines golden stone, a cream plaster, and the glass of the conservatory through which you enter. Wrought iron balconies adorn almost every storey, and in the centre at the top, the semi-circular window of the hotel's grandest suite adds even more architectural interest. Initial impressions are of elegance and a pervading sense of luxury. Beside the main hotel building stands a more traditional wooden chalet, in-keeping with the design of many of Zermatt's houses. Here, guests will find the Alpine Chic rooms, an excellent option for those looking for extra privacy and the exclusivity of a boutique hotel. The Classic suites and guestrooms have been designed in a way that blends cosy, warm Swiss style with large, light, airy spaces. White walls and wide windows keep the rooms fresh and cool, but rich carpets and fabrics and wooden panels and furnishings remind guests of their location. Higher room categories, situated in the roof, feature striking light wood beams, and introduce a complementary dark blue in the plush sofas and bed linen. In the Tower Suite, a glass spiral staircase takes centre stage. Alpine Chic rooms feature a more modern colour combination of red and silver or charcoal grey. Dark wood still makes an appearance, as do the stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. Dine in the elegant Beau Site Restaurant on at least one evening. Fresh Swiss cuisine is served either in the grand main dining room under chandeliers and beamed wooden walls and ceilings, or in the more relaxed dining room, which has the distinct feel of a cosy mountain lodge. Here, two-storey wooden-panelled walls are delicately carved, and the vaulted ceiling is atmospherically lit by warm hidden lights, which add to the homely feel of the mezzanine level. After dinner, enjoy live music in the Piano Bar, furnished with comfortable leather armchairs and vintage bar stools. The ambience of the bar is completed by the arched ceiling and doorways, and the unique style of wooden floor. Guests are also free to use the Wellness and Beauty centre, complete with large swimming pool, two whirlpools tucked away under an exposed rock wall, and tranquil treatment rooms. Relax in the sauna, looking out across the mountains, or beside the panoramic windows of the winter garden in one of the large armchairs. A stay of a few nights or a week at the Parkhotel Beau Site gives you plenty of time to relax and enjoy the facilities available at the hotel, the comfort of your room, and to then explore the walking trails and village of Zermatt.

Room descriptions

Parkhotel Beau Site has both Classic rooms and Alpine Chic rooms. Alpine Chic rooms and suites are situated in a chalet, built in 2010, situated next to the main hotel. Each has a range of modern amenities, including television, tea and coffee making facilities, sound systems, and telephone.

Classic Single Room with small sitting area
Classic Double Room with sitting area; most rooms have balcony
Alpine Chic Double with sitting area
Matterhorn Alpine Chic Double with balcony or terrace and sitting area
Matterhorn Double Room with balcony or terrace and sitting area
Panorama Double Room with balcony or terrace
Classic Family Room with sitting area and sofa bed
Matterhorn Junior Suite Roof on the 6th floor, with sitting area and sofa bed
Matterhorn Alpine Chic Junior Suite with balcony, sitting area, and sofa bed
Matterhorn Alpine Chic Suite with lounge with sofa bed and bunk beds, and two bathrooms
Matterhorn Beau Site Tower Suite on two floors with two bedrooms, lounge, and two bathrooms

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 EXH1954

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 Parkhotel Beau Site, Zermatt

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Park Hotel Beau Site 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 10 minute 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

Children: Children under the age of 9 can stay in an additional bed for free.

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 EXH1954

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 Parkhotel Beau Site, Zermatt

About Valais

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Valais incorporates the region stretching from the southeastern-most shore of Lake Geneva to its borders with Ticino, Italy, Uri, and Bern. Perhaps most famous for the icy Alpine resort of Zermatt, Valais is a canton that captures a blend of those Swiss mountain resorts and northern Italy's flourishing wine-producing vineyards. This mix is complicated further by the dual-language of the canton; the west of Valais speaks French, and the east speaks German. Terraced vineyards cloak the slopes of southern Valais, uniquely watered by glacier run-off, channelled through ‘bisses,' which are historic irrigation channels. The various and diverse ‘terroirs’ have led to the cultivation of a great number of grape types. Older varieties, such as Amigne, Petite Arvine, and Cornalin, are still carefully grown alongside more robust varieties, such as Chasselas, Gamay, and Pinot. Valais is also popular amongst cycling, mountain-biking, and hiking enthusiasts. Over 8000km of marked hiking paths line the mountainsides, and well-maintained and well-marked cycling paths are combined with high-altitudes to establish a network that is unrivalled in Switzerland. Cycle from mountain to mountain, passing thrashing rivers, trickling streams, tranquil lakes, and thick forests to gather, in just a few hours, a vast perspective on Swiss natural beauty.

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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