Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Zermatt

Backstage Hotel
Heinz Julen's Backstage Hotel in Zermatt boldly offers guests the chance to live inside art and replicate the story of Genesis in the spa.
Bayard Sport & Fashion
Bayard Sport & Fashion offers skis and snowboards aplenty; expect quality and service with a smile.
Brian Farqueson
Now one of the most highly respected ski guides in the area, Brian Farqueson will ensure you're more than ready to hit the powder.
Chalet Les Anges
Beautiful, luxurious chalet with stunning views of the Matterhorn appeals very much to an upmarket crowd.
Chalet Maurice
Sumptuous and exclusive chalet in a quiet part of town. Only for the really, really wealthy.
Chalet Zermatt Peak
A truly celeb-worthy stay; Chalet Zermatt Peak has all the makings of a Zermatt classic, where luxury comes as standard.
Chesa Valese
What Chesa Valese lacks in size it certainly makes up for in style, with a beautiful basement setting that offers a sauna, steam room, whirlpool and solarium.
Chez Gaby
Despite the lack of obvious kitchen, Chezy Gaby serves the kind of meat that would please even the most bloodthirsty of carnivores.
Chez Vrony
Looking for fine-dining on the mountain? Call off the search, Chez Vrony is here to cater for your every whim; expect mouthwatering mountain good and a wine list so extensive you're sure to stumble down the slope on the way home.
Christoph Petrig
Ski skills need brushing up on? Contact Christoph Petrig, who'll have you up and on those slopes in no time.
Coeur des Alpes
Coeur des Alpes is a beautiful bed-and-breakfast, with cosy interiors and impeccable service.
Elsie’s
Indulge in a platter of oysters and a flute or three of Champagne at Elsie's, something of an institution around these parts.
Findlerhof
Although Findlerhof may not be as renowned as Chez Vrony, it is certainly as good; a mouthwatering menu is backed up by razor-sharp service. What else do you want?
Five Luxury Ski Chalets in Zermatt
A round up of five of the best luxury ski chalets in Zermatt, one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the Alps sitting under the gaze of the Matterhorn
Fluhalp
Chalet chic is all the rage, and it's no more evident than at Fluhalp; with one of the best terraces in Zermatt, there's no better place to enjoy a sundowner.
Gandegghutte
Italian-inspired mountain food is the name of the game at Gandegghutte; highly recommended is the spag-bol.
Glacier Sport
Stock up on all-important ski essentials at Glacier Sport; if you can't find something here, you won't find it anywhere.
Gornegrat
Expect gorgeous views and gentle slopes at Gornegrat; that is, until they turn steep and test your carving technique.
Gornergrat Railway
The Gornergrat Railway is where you'll find the cogwheel train; as a functioning museum piece, it'll take you up the mountain in old school-style.
Grampis
Far from gourmet grub, Grampis offers perfect pizzas; forget about high-end and enjoy this place for what it is.
Heimberg
Wine shop-cum-bar-cum-restaurant Heimberg has a focus on wine, and then some. Expect to get sozzled.
Hg2’s Almost Tantalizing Train Trips
Eurotunnel Le Shuttle has won the coveted 2011 Guardian Travel Award as Best Train Company. It got us thinking about Hg2's Almost Tantalizing Train Trips...
Hohtalli
Hohtalli offers world-famous skiing for advanced skiers and snowboarders; adrenaline guaranteed.
Hotel Alex
The Hotel Alex has all the makings of an Hg2 favourite, with an in-house swimming pool and tennis courts; the rooms aren't half bad, either. In fact, they're rather lovely.
Hotel Bahnhof
Hotel Bahnhof is something of an institution in Zermatt, with a location beside the railway station and dormitory rooms that cater to the student crowd. Who said you can't ski on a shoestring?
Hotel Post
Young skiers flock to The Hotel Post for strong drinks and good jazz; a simple formula that's cemented its position on Zermatt's apres-ski scene.
Hotel Riffelberg
Stunning views and mouthwatering food. What more could you need? Check out the restaurant at Hotel Riffelberg for the cream of the slope-based crop.
Hotel Sonne
The Hotel Sonne is worth the steep slog up to its entrance; inside are fabulous four-star interiors and a real family-run vibe.
Klaus Tscherig
Klaus Tscherig is more than ski-savvy; if he can't get you sliding down the slopes, nobody can.
Kleine Matterhorn
Get high at Kleine Matterhorn, whose top reaches 3,320-metres; with thin air and super-steep slopes, even the most hardcore skier will be kept on their frostbitten toes.
Lanna Thai
Looking for tantalising Thai? Call off the search; Lanna Thai offers the best in the biz with awe-inspiring Asian, and then some.
Le Gitan
Meat is the thing at Le Gitan, where the mouthwatering menu would satisfy even the most bloodthirsty carnivore.
Lusi Restaurant
Despite the five-star pretensions of its parent hotel, The Lusi Restaurant is all about laid-back Mediterranean style; celebrity guests add to its cachet.
Mirabeau Spa
Mirabeau Spa caters predominantly to the hotel of the same name, but is open to the public, too; the Finnish sauna is its crowning glory.
Mont Cervin
Arguably the most lavish spa in Zermatt - if not Switzerland - Mont Cervin offers spa junkies 1,700-square-metes of awe-inspiring amenities.
Mont Cervin Palace
Mont Cervin Palace is the biggest hotel in town, and proves - once and for all - that size really does matter.
Monte Rosa
The Monte Rosa is a discreet, tucked-away hotel with five-star appeal; so good is it, in fact, that Winston Churchill used to stay here when in town.
Mountain Tracks Guides
Stay safe, improve your technique and explore further with well travelled guides.
North Wall
As the ultimate insider's hangout, the North Wall is where resort workers flock to unwind after long shifts tending to demanding ski bunnies.
Papperla
Expect live music and a boisterous crowd that spills out on the street outside at Papperla.

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