We have just returned home from a fantastic week in the Swiss ski resort of Zermatt.
My wife and I stayed at the Hotel Butterfly and we can honestly say it was the most welcoming hotel we have ever stayed in.
The hotel is in an ideal location minutes away from the Gornergrat mountain railway, ski bus stop and the main railway station into the village.
The hotel was spotlessly clean throughout our stay.
Our room was very spacious and although it had yet to be modernised, as part of the hotels revamp, it did not look tired and had everything needed, including a fabulous balcony over looking the mountains. The beds were the most comfortable of any hotel we have stayed at and the shower was amazing.
The day started with a very extensive breakfast selection and ended with a varied five coarse dinner menu with a wine list to match, both of which were amazing for the entire week.
The town, unlike some of the purpose built resorts has a lot of character and has bars and restaurants to suit everyone's tastes and moods, from lively apres ski to relaxed evening out.
The town is nestled in the middle of some fantastic mountain scenery and of coarse is over looked by the mighty Matterhorn.
The ski area of Zermatt is amazing, well linked, well maintained and more than enough to keep one busy for the entire week add the link over into Italy and it has convinced us that we need to go back and back and back.
In short, Zermatt is fabulous and if you want to have a trip there, which we recommend, the Hotel Butterfly is the perfect base for your stay.
We would like to take this opportunity the thank the Hotel Butterfly's Manager and staff, for making our ski holiday unforgettable.
Russell and Suzanne less