Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
• Zayetta 54, an apartment with something for everyone, has a special and indefinable feel to it. The charming wood panelled interior and open fire place, together with a 'gemutlich' newly furnished living room, offer a warm, welcoming and comfortable respite to a hard day on the slopes.
• The south facing balcony, with its unimpeded views over the rooftops of Zermatt and a small paddock where horses graze lazily in the Spring, provides relaxed sunbathing for non skiers and spectacular views of the stunning Matterhorn amphitheatre.
• Be first on the slops, with the famous Gornergrat mountain railway only a 3 minute walk away, or take the 2 minute meander down to the bakery for fresh croissants.
• The apartment is wonderfully located in the car free centre of Zermatt and next door to the renowned Alex Hotel with its mouth-watering array of facilities for relaxation & fun when off the slops. When the weather comes in, what a joy, leaving boots and coats behind, to walk past the exotic Alex pool on your way to a delicious lunch in the ' Garden Room ' conservatory, while the snow pours down outside.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Geneva or Zurich or Milan 220 km, Nearest railway: Zermatt|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Further details indoors|
Situated on the fifth floor with lift, the apartment has 3 bedrooms
A large en-suite double bedroom with satellite TV - ideal for snow reports on the region
A large twin bedroom with generous sofa
One small double bedroom (140 x 200cm bed) situated off the living room
2 tiled bathrooms - one full bath with hand shower & one smaller bath/ shower
The open plan living/dining room has a well equipped kitchen, dinning for 8, 2 sofas, a south facing balcony, TV/music system with Ipod connectivity, WiFi and some paintings by the owner, portrait painter Arabella Dorman.
|Further details outdoors|
On the ground floor there is access to the laundry room (two washing machines & two tumbler dryers) and the ski room. You will need one franc and 20 centimes coins to work the machines.
From the spacious entry hall, there is immediate entry to the luxury Hotel Alex with its spa/dining facilities. A real bonus - the wonderfully atmospheric bar and cosy secluded sitting areas are a joy for all while the gastronomic feasts offered at the restaurant makes it a perfect holiday for those not wishing to shop & cook.
There are two additional charges on top of the listed weekly rental:
The final clean and laundry @ ch f 120 for 6 guests & the local Swiss tourist tax
We do not charge for wifi or the cot and high chair.
£300 refundable deposit to be paid prior to arrival or by special arrangement in cash on arrival as security against any damage to the property.
The Swiss Alps region
Since getting married in one of Zermatt's mountain side chapels nearly 40 years ago, we have continued to revel in Zermatt's unique charm and varied skiing. This enchanting village is surrounded by 38 of Europe's 76 four-thousand-metre peaks and lies at the foot of the majestic Matterhorn in the South of Switzerland. Zermatt is connected to the ski area of Cervinia in Italy via the Theodul (3,300m) and Testa Grigia (3,480m) passes and from the top of the Klein-Matterhorn cable car you have a magnificent view of the hightest mountain in Europe, Mont Blanc (4,807) which lies just across the French/Italian border.
The hightest peak in Switzerland is here too, the Monte Rosa with its Dufouspitze (4,634m) named after one of Switzerlands most famous generals. Journeys by train or car around the Valais area are full of spectacular views and vistas, but perhaps best of all is a day spent on the Zermatt to St Moritz Glacier Express.
For guests travelling by car from Geneva, a stop at Martigny is not to be missed, where the Fondation Giannada has not only a permanent art exhibition but antique cars and other exciting short term exhibitions. Zermatt, whether in Summer or Winter, is a paradise for the sporting - but there are concerts too and the Zermatt Chamber of Music Festival in September and other activities such as glamorous shopping, dining in first class restaurants appeal to all tastes and ages and gastronomic adventurers.
Quaint, cobbled streets among traditional rustic chalets and small wooden barns - where animals living below once provided central heating for Zermatt's farmers living above the animals - are still to be explored in the very centre of this world famous resort and all of this enjoyed without the pollution and nuisance of cars. Silent electric vehicles or horse drawn sleighs are the taxis in this idyllic village where even bicycles are not allowed to disturb the joy of a stroll down the unchanged traditional main street, lending an intimacy and enchantment reminiscent of yesteryear. Mountain bikers must circle round Zermatt before attempting the many challenging specially designated mountain bike trails!
Be sure not to miss the new excellently presented Zermatt museum.
For the skiers, Zermatt is blessed by her altitude and the glaciers which offer skiing in winter and summer. But more importantly, even in a bad winter when snow is scarce in the Alps, Zermatt has more snow making machines than any other resort in Europe, so it is always possible to find good skiing. There are 313 km of runs of all standard to choose from, and once back in town, there are many spas to rejuvenate those weary limbs. Even in winter some hiking is possible, though it is usually to meet skiers at one of the many mountain restaurants that offer a high quality of both time-honoured Swiss cuisine and more innovative dishes - indeed which restaurant to ski or walk to has always been a subject of much discussion. There is simply too much choice!
Other winter attractions include: cross-country skiing, ski touring (the official Haute Route goes from Saas Fee to Zermatt to Chamonix), tobogganing, ice climbing, skating, curling and heli-skiing (or heli-sight- seeing) with Air Zermatt's hightly experienced pilots. You can even visit an igloo, and you should not miss the ice schulpture museum at the top of the Klein-Matterhorn.
In Summer apart from, the skiing, tennis and mountain biking, there are 400 km of well marked footpaths through the pine-scented mountain forests, past Alpine lakes. You can even scuba dive under the glacier! But not to be missed, for even those who have never climbed is a day out with a mountain guide in the 'Gorge'. This spectacular tour takes you down a deep ravine, where you spring with fixed ropes from one side to the other - yet always feeling secure! Another adventure, the Klettersteig where you climb vertical rock faces while securing yourself to fixed wire and, if you have a mountain guide, you can go much further and end up being belayed 300 m down a vertical drop back to the higher paths of Zermatt - even if you have never climbed before! And if you are lucky, Swiss horns will serenade you on your return. If this does not appeal, a ten minute train down to Tasch will take you to the Matterhorn Golf Club.
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27 Dec 2013
"Ideal Place for adaptable British"
We really enjoyed our week skiing in Zermatt, okay the sun was out and the slopes where not crowded but the apartment was also a big part of that enjoyment. This is a much loved family owned and used … More
29 Jul 2013
"Not the ideal place for spoiled Americans"
I re-read the other review before I posted this and I'm glad I did. Their assessment is really accurate. But, as a spoiled American, there were things that didn't sit well with us and we wou… More
We are grateful for this review which has alerted us to 'keep up with the times" We love our pine panels, but in reality they have now become a little out of date and the apartment is full of objects collected over the 40 years we have owned the flat!
As a result, we are going out to Zermatt at the end of November to de-clutter & modernise Zayetta 54.
2 Mar 2013
"Ideal place to stay in Zermatt"
Two of us stayed a week at Zayetta 54 for our February skiing holiday. Throughout the booking process the owner, Pauline Dorman, was friendly and helpful and provided very full and detailed informatio… More
Thank you for taking the trouble to write a review of your stay with us. Following our two reviews we are going out to the apartment to give it a face lift, get rid of some of the clutter and we will certainly look for creaky fittings! So your review has been most helpful.
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