A designer Alpine lodge that stands in awe of the majestic Matterhorn, this place ties the cosiness of mountain living with a chic clubhouse vibe.
The CERVO Boutique Hotel is youthful with great dashes of fun and modern interpretations of Alpine style, created by architect Michael Lauber. Here the perceptive owners have kept true to the vernacular traditions of the Alps, mixed with a healthy respect of local naturalness - then you start to sense the design of this smart lodge - modern takes on original building methods blend seamlessly while rustic fabrics, materials and Alpine elements present a youthful combo that is firmly embedded into the landscape.
Just as with the setting, the Hotel & Chalets lend an undoubtedly fresh approach and are, in a nutshell, thoroughly modern lodge suites mastered by traditions for both you, me and us.
The CERVO hotel is the beating heart of Zermatt and as such it excels in the gastro scene with a couple of tasty options. The breakfast is a treasure trove of everything local, from a buffet to an egg and muesli menu, morning foodie options here get you going for a day in the mountains both in winter and summer. Guests at the CERVO get to enjoy not only magnificent views of the Matterhorn, but they also have the opportunity to sample some of the most exquisitely prepared food in the region.
At CERVO Mountain Boutique Hotel there are two distinct restaurants to choose from: Restaurant Puro serves up tempting but unpretentious cuisine in a casual dining experience, recently crowned as one of the best in the region.
Meanwhile hip sister restaurant - Ferdinand, pays homage to a selection of hearty Swiss comfort food - expect original favourites like Fondues, Charcoterie, Raclettes and BBQ meats.
Should you get bored with the choice there's also the terraces and lounge bar serving bistro foods to keep you well fed during your stay in Zermatt.
Being so close to the Matterhorn is in itself as satisfying as curling up post-sauna reading a good book. Unlike so many ski resort hotels where the Après-Ski crowd dominate the space quickly, here each of the chalet clusters has its own private Spa Suite - which means you are either sharing with just a handful of peeps - perhaps even your whole family or a group of friends.
Each Chalet House sports a sauna and an outdoor jacuzzi with views to the Matterhorn included, as well as Kneipp foot baths, a fireplace and resting chillaxing sanarium zone. Massage is to order from a team of on-call therapists.
For the fitness junkies - CERVO Boutique Hotel has sourced the best in personal trainers and have created a programme of butt-busting workouts, either indoors or in the great outdoors - this is training with a capital T. CERVO is not a spa resort as such, however it smartly provides a more bespoke antidote to Après- Ski with mountain hikes, berg cycling and adventure sports... boosting tired little bodies with the right amount of respite, before starting all over again.
If you want it all private in the lap of luxury - opt for the designer Owner's Chalet.
A family friendly hotel and ski crowd hotspot of a holiday, CERVO caters for younger guests with baby cots, children’s menus, babysitting and a little outdoors playground. Wolli Land at Sunegga – Zermatt’s sheep mascot - is also a fab place to take the kids when not enjoying the ski slopes.
Nostalgic Modernists could perhaps best describe the creative minds behind the CERVO Mountain Boutique Resort and this is the duo that have captured the deliciously warming essence of rustic with the contemporary; meet Daniel and Seraina Lauber.
“When you can trace your family roots back through village life for more than a couple of centuries, you had better build something that the locals approve of, as you are bound to be related”.
CERVO is a culmination of the traits from their Alpine childhoods taken up a notch by travels and adventures around the globe.
They run the place like a country-club where everyone is a treasured member and you see them everyday doing what hosts do best – chatting to you.
Overlooking Zermatt in arguably the best location in Zermatt, the CERVO is opposite the elevator for the Sunnegga funicular and the ski run down ends virtually on the door step of the hotel's terrace.
Getting into town from the hotel is equally easy with the lift or with a stroll into the main highlights of Zermatt and the train station.
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