Hotel & Appartements Alpenstern

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Untere Mattenstrasse 39, Zermatt, 3920, Switzerland
Fleurs de Zermatt
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Satisfaction Excellent
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 174% more than similarly rated 4 star hotels

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Good For Couples
  • Families100
  • Couples100
  • Solo100
  • Business0

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Self catering in Zermatt

by julin

Although we stayed in a very nice hotel(Alpen Resort) in Zermatt in June this year we thought we would rent an apartment next June.Any ideas? It must be central,not too many stairs,not too noisy and good quality accomodation.

RE: Self catering in Zermatt

by Ritchie_Lionheart

Hello June,

First a question: does it have to be Zermatt? Zermatt is expensive and does not have too many family flats.
Then my proposal: REKA, originally a sicoal non-profit association to enable families to have a well-merited and reasonably-priced holiday in the mountains. Today it has become more of a normal travel office with arrangements not only in Switzerland, but also in Mediterranean countries. One thing that has not changed, it still caters mainly for Swiss customers, so the website is in Swiss languages only: German, French and Italian. But it is still worth a look at this site, because the flats and resorts are of excellent quality, inspected and at very reasonable cost.
Thie site:
If you need any help, please let me know.
Good luck, Richard

RE: RE: Self catering in Zermatt

by julin

Thanks Richie but yes it does have to be Zermatt.We are not looking for very cheap as our stay for 5 nights at The Alpen Resort Hotel this year cost about £600.We just thought we could stay a few days longer if we rented an apartment.We are just a couple(over 60) no children.

Re: Self catering in Zermatt

by agassi

You must be English!

Re: Self catering in Zermatt

by julin

Yes I am English and my husband is Scottish.We actually returned to Alpen Resort Hotel in 2007 because we knew we would be comfortable there.We are still deciding what to do this year.It is very tempting to go back to Zermatt as we love it but think we may go to Interlaken.We want to keep it simple because of health problems.Last year we went from Zurich to St Moritz then Glacier Express to Zermatt.We had a day in Geneva on the way home.

Travel Tips for Zermatt

Beware of the wolf? (Alpine fauna)

by Tripack

If somebody whistle for you on the Alps, don't worry it is certainly a marmot. You will able to observe some typical Alpine fauna during your stay as marmots, ibex, chamois, mountain hares, white fieldmouses, hawks, eagles,…

More about the marmots, which eat the different types of grass growing at this altitude in the mat-like vegetation and alpine meadows. They hibernate in winter in their tunnelled burrows, living on the fat reserves they have accumulated during the summer. The dry leaves they collect to line their nests make their homes extremely cosy. Marmots are solitary animals and emit a short, piercing alarm call (danger on the ground) or a long drawn-out call (danger from above). The golden eagle is their greatest enemy.

Another Alpine athlete, the chamois can run along a 60° steep rockface, jump down easily from a height of 8 metres and overcome an altitude of 1,000 metres in 15 minutes, a trained person would take 3 hours to do the same thing.

Lately we have a polemic especially about the reintroduction of the wolf (and soon bear?) in our Swiss Alpine region due to repetitive attacks against local sheep herds. So do not be surprise to met some around, although you will be very lucky ;-) Alpine fauna

Monument to Thomas Woodbine Hinchliff


On one of our hikes we found the Thomas Woodbine Hinchliff Monument by chance. It is neither located near one of the main hiking trails nor did we see any signs.

Thomas Woodbine Hinchliff was born in in 1825 in England and died in 1882. He was a mountaineer, writer and president of the Alpine Club from 1875 until 1877.

The Monument to Thomas Woodbine Hinchliff can be found somewhere northwest of the Riffelalp, just inbetween the Riffelalp and the tracks of the Gornergrat train.

Train from Visp

by jnyvegas

Even with free parking in Visp it is not worth taking the train from there if you have a car..Drive to Tasch and pay the parking, the train ticket from there is only 15chf round trip compared to 65chf from visp. I believe the parking in Tasch is 8chf a day

Not many tourists here...

by Maryimelda about Restaurant Weisshorn.

This is definitely a locals hangout as you have to climb over the "beer after work" crowd who sit right in front of the entrance. The restaurant itself is quite lovely. Friendly staff, good service. I chose the Veal with Creamy Mushroom sauce and I was served a very hearty and tasty meal which came accompanied by loads of beautifully steamed vegetables. With my standard glass of red, the bill was 24 CHF.

Pfarrkirche Zermatt St Maurizius outside...

by Maryimelda

The Catholic church is situated in the main town square and dominates the skyline of Zermatt.
I couldn't find out much about its history, but it was a beautiful both on the inside and out.
I loved hearing the bells ringing from my hotel room two blocks away.


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