Simply take a break from everyday life…
Arrive, feel comfortable, enjoy and relax at the foot of the Matterhorn – this is a big priority for us! Take the time to take in the unique mountain world, to feel every ray of sunshine and to experience the alpine charm of our village Zermatt.
At our family-run Aristella Swissflair hotel you will enjoy the many amenities of a charming, modern 4-star hotel in the most popular district of Zermatt. We look forward to contributing to your first-class holiday experience in Zermatt: with a (Swiss) flair for something extraordinary featuring warm hospitality.
We will pamper you with creature comforts at our ‘Spycher’ restaurant. The Zermatt executive chef Helmut Bauer celebrates creative, down-to-earth and light Swiss cuisine with a passion.
We look forward to your visit!
Katja and Bernard Perren-Tenisch
Arrive and feel comfortable
Our rooms highlight the different characters of Switzerland in accordance with the Swissflair motto. Every room is dedicated to a canton, and every floor highlights a different region of Switzerland. Their furnishings combine modern design linked with the traditional elements of a bright and warm atmosphere.
We have different types of rooms varying in size, furnishings and style, entirely geared to the needs and wishes of our guests.
Some rooms offer a fantastic view of the Matterhorn.
Your home in Zermatt
Book one of our holiday apartments in the centre of the village or outside the village. The apartments in Favorita House with a beautiful view of the Matterhorn and in Vispa Süd House are centrally located in the village and provide pleasant comfort for relaxation.
The Alpsegen House is located at 1,800 metres near the middle station in Furi and is accessible by cable car – make your holiday something very special. Different sizes, furnishings and views are geared to the wishes of our guests. All apartments are equipped with free WiFi.
Island of wellness in the Valais Alps
At the “Aristella” you will find a place which is ideally suited to end an active holiday in the most pleasant manner: our wellness oasis! The design of the spa complex is a tribute to the alpine lakes. Warm wood elements characterise the facility.
Our “sauna with a view” vies with the uniqueness of the relaxation room, where you can also enjoy a wonderful view of the beautiful village of Zermatt and the magnificent Matterhorn from its ergonomic lounge chairs.
But before you take a rest you can splash around: two whirlpools, a steam bath, heated footbath, bucket shower and a splash shower are great for the body and soul – so you can enjoy the evening while feeling invigorated and relaxed!
We gladly and proudly run this cosy four-star hotel in our hometown of Zermatt. We feel deeply connected to Zermatt and all of Switzerland, and that is why we gladly uphold local traditions – in everyday hotel life as well as privately! For example, we are active members in the Fife & Drum Association, and we also belong to the organisation known as “Zermatt Alphorn Friends”.
As locals, we know the most exciting stories about our village, its most beautiful corners, the best ski slopes in the area and the greatest excursion destinations like the back of our hand – we will gladly share valuable tips with you! If nothing else, Bernard Perren’s training as a qualified Swiss snow sports instructor should be quite helpful.
We have also been able to augment the advantages of our hotel through the extension and renovation implemented in 2010. With great passion and professionalism we do our utmost every day so that you enjoy a beautiful stay. We look forward to inspiring you with our passionate enthusiasm for Zermatt!
Hotel Aristella was built in 1964 by Elsbeth and Manfred Perren, Bernard’s parents. They ran the then-3-star hotel with great love and dedication. Then in 2010 we decided to renovate and extend the hotel. After a short but intensive construction period, we were already able to welcome the first guests in December. During this time we change the style of the hotel into a stylish 4-star hotel, and at the same time we were able to follow in great footsteps as a very young family.
Zermatt is a popular mountain village for skiers, climbers and hikers. The village is located at an elevation of 1,600 metres at the foot of the famous, majestic Matterhorn, surrounded by 29 other 4,000-metre mountains in the southern German-speaking canton of Valais (Wallis). On Bahnhofstrasse, the main street in Zermatt, you will find boutiques, restaurants and smaller shops to discover while taking a stroll. Together with Cervinia in Italy we offer skiers or snowboarders the suitable slope, with about 360 kilometres of ski slopes in total. In addition, there are public, unroofed rinks for ice skating, curling and ice stock sport.
Gourmets get their full money’s worth year-round here in Zermatt. In the village as well as in the mountains you can enjoy a gourmet offer like hardly any other. The hearts of connoisseurs quickly beat faster here!
In the middle of hectic Bahnhofstrasse, the trail turns to the west at Hotel Post in the direction of Edelweiss. It leads somewhat steeply upwards. Soon you will reach the last houses. After another 7 minutes the trail turns to the right, and you reach the sound site at the last “Gädi” (historic old barn). Here you can blow the alphorn in the direction of the rock face and enjoy the echo. I will gladly play a few pieces with you!
We take the easy hike from Schwarzsee via Stafelalp and Zmutt to Zermatt several times during the snow-free period. The panorama from Schwarzsee is breath-taking and offers a beautiful panoramic view, while the Matterhorn casts a spell over you. During a rest in the cosy Restaurant Stafelalp you can really enjoy the breath-taking view of the Matterhorn north face as well as the Zmutt Glacier. After admiring the high alpine natural surroundings you now hike relaxed and further through the forest and meadows over the small hamlet of Zmutt back to Zermatt. At the entrance to the village you can take another photo of the Matterhorn and walk satisfied back to Aristella.
The "Gornergrat Zermatt Marathon" leads through the deepest valley in Switzerland from St. Niklaus to the Riffelberg on the Gornergrat. This is one of the most demanding marathon routes in Europe. If 42 kilometres and a good 1800 metres of altitude difference are not enough for you, you can take part in the Gornergrat Zermatt Ultra Marathon.
What began on a small scale in 1969 has now grown into the largest cultural summer event in Zermatt. Clubs from all over Switzerland show their traditions with music, traditional costumes, dances and colourful costumes from nostalgic times. The big parade through Zermatt on Sunday is the highlight.
Every third weekend in January, over 300 curling players travel to Zermatt. They meet for the Horu Trophy, one of the largest open-air curling tournaments in Europe. Curling is not only a game of skill, but also a game in which tactics play an important role.
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The flambé & grill restaurant “Spycher” stands for quality and individuality. The successful blend of down-to-earth quality and innovation is not only reflected in the menu, but also characterises the elegantly rustic furnishings. Our attentive service personnel speak the languages of our guests and ensure culinary pleasure in a warm, cordial atmosphere. Enjoy traditional dishes of Switzerland as well as superb meat dishes. We will gladly flambé and carve the delicacies selected by you on the table. In addition to popular classics as well as wild game and fish specialities, our “white brigade” will also gladly serve vegetarian dishes and unusual cuisine.
Select wines, whisky, beer or Ronnefeldt tea – you can count on first-class quality! You can bring an eventful day of holiday activity to an end by the crackling fireplace in the cosy “Aristella” lounge.
Table reservation: Tel. +41 (0)27 967 77 41
Dear Aristella friends
Unfortunately, due to the current situation, we have to end the season early and will close our Hotel Aristella swissflair and the Restaurant Spycher with immediate effect, probably by 30 April 2020.
The whole Aristella team would like to thank you all for the wonderful moments and a unique winter season.
We wish you and your loved ones much strength and health and are looking forward to welcoming you in summer!
Katja and Bernhard