A charming car-free village which is included in almost every person’s bucket list, especially if they enjoy luxury, skiing and tranquillity.
Zermatt is located in the southern part of Switzerland and is recognized as the highest ski resort in Europe. It boasts about its numerous pristine ski slopes, the finest snow, high mountains and luxurious accommodation.
A town is a perfect place for everyone who is looking for a comfortable and glamourous ski holiday. There are tons of luxurious hotels, chalets, and apartments which offer wellness areas, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, good restaurants and majestic views of the Matterhorn.
This article is going to focus on the hotels, chalets and apartments which provide the best swimming pools in Zermatt.
5-star hotels with the swimming pools
If you are dreaming about world-class service, luxurious spa facilities and the best views in Zermatt, Riffelalp hotel will help you to make these dreams come true.
Only reachable by the mountain train and located 2 222 metres above the sea level, Riffelalp is considered as one of the best 5 stars hotels in Zermatt. It is also rated as one of the best spa hotels in the country.
Riffelalp has luxurious rooms and suites with floor to ceiling windows, balconies and unobstructed views of mountains. Guests will also like spacious and well-equipped bathrooms with designer toiletries.
The hotel has an exceptional quality spa – Spa 2222 – the highest spa in Europe. The highlight of the spa is an outdoor pool surrounded by the snowy Pennine Alps and with a direct view of Matterhorn.
The indoor spa area features a swimming pool, a bubble bath, sauna, steam room, relaxation room and lounge with an open fire. For guests who would like to improve their well-being and pamper themselves, the spa provides signature messages and Alpine-herb based treatments.
Riffelalp hotel is an ideal place for a mountain retreat. You will be able to recharge your mind and body while taking a break from the daily routine.
Grand Hotel Zermatterhof is another luxury Zermatt hotel which has an exceptional wellness area – Vita Borni. Established in 1879, this 5 stars traditional hotel is situated in the heart of Zermatt.
The hotel has elegant and tastefully designed rooms offering picturesque views of mountains and Matterhorn. Spacious bathrooms are also well-loved by guests staying at the hotel.
Beyond these top-class rooms, Grand Hotel Zermatterhof’s spa attracts the most attention from the guests. The spa was created to reflect the Alpine lifestyle where modernity blends with nature.
The wellness area has a fascinating heated indoor pool, deck chairs for relaxation after swimming, whirlpool and a modern gym. In addition, you will also find a hot-air sauna, steam bath, an alpine and an ice grotto, and a private spa for couples.
For the guests who would like to pamper themselves, Alpine spa offers massages and facial treatments with the best regional products. It is definitely a hotel you would want to choose if you are travelling for a mountain retreat.
Apart from the exceptional Vita Borni spa, the Grand Hotel Zermatterhof offers a free pick up services from the railway station, and you can choose to be picked up by the blue horse-drawn carriage. Doesn’t it sound like a line from a fairytale?
Opened to the public in 1851, Mont Cervin Palace is one of the best Zermatt luxury hotels which offers unique views of Matterhorn, central location, contemporary rooms and large spa area.
Situated in the heart of the town, a hotel is an ideal place for people looking for the glamour of a big hotel, convenience and relaxation. On your arrival at the railway station, you will be picked up by a red horse-driven carriage – a symbol of Mont Cervin Palace hotel.
As expected from the Zermatt resort hotel, the hotel’s spa boasts impressive size heated indoor pool, two whirlpools, kids pool and peaceful outdoor pool with views of Zermatt mountains. You can enjoy a warm water and fresh mountain weather while floating in the outdoor pool.
The wellness centre offers Finnish sauna, bio-sauna, eucalyptus-infused steam baths and soothing footbaths. Guests are also welcomed to use a relaxation room with heated loungers and a gym with the latest equipment.
Mont Cervin Palace spa offers one of the best massages and facial treatments which will help you to rejuvenate your mind and body. Especially, after a long day of skiing. If you are looking for a glamourous hotel with a swimming pool and spa, Mont Cervin Palace must be at the top of your list.
The last 5 stars hotel in this list is a tranquil and luxurious Omnia hotel, situated on the rock overlooking central Zermatt. The hotel offers fabulous rooms, gourmet restaurant, exclusive spa with swimming pool and breath-taking views of Matterhorn.
The guests can access the hotel from the village via a lift that leads straight into the lobby. Omnia hotel has modern rooms and suites equipped with tasteful furniture and photographs, as well as magnificent views of mountains and the village.
Hotel is also recognised as one of the best spa hotels in Zermatt. The wellness area offers an ultimate relaxation surrounded by mountains. The area has magnificent indoor and outdoor pools and outdoor whirlpool which has one of the most stunning views of the town and Matterhorn.
The spa also has a separate studio for pilates and yoga, massage treatment rooms, Finnish sauna, Turkish bath, caldarium, petal steam room, relaxation room and gym equipped with the latest gym equipment.
Omnia spa is only accessible for hotel guests, so you will be able to enjoy tranquillity and privacy while relaxing in soothing pools. If you are wanting to try various treatments, enjoy spa facilities and relax in the pools, Omnia hotel is a good choice.
4-star hotels with the swimming pools
Riffelhaus, established in 1853, has to be at the top of “the best 4 stars hotel with a swimming pool list”. It is also the highest 4 stars hotel in the Alps. The hotel is situated at 2500 metres above sea level offering up-close views of Matterhorn, a beautiful spa and top-level service.
All rooms offer fantastic views of Zermatt mountains panorama, world-class comfort and design, using only natural materials. Beyond, guests will be able to enjoy spacious modern bathrooms equipped with essentials.
Riffelhaus 1853 has a world-famous spa area with an outdoor whirlpool that offers the most picturesque views of the Matterhorn. During the evening, the spa pool is lit in different lights making it more romantic.
No wonder why Riffelhaus 1853 is the most popular among the couples.
The outdoor whirlpool is open all year round, and guests are welcomed to enjoy a fresh mountain year and a lot of sunshine. Who knows, maybe you will get a tan while relaxing in a whirlpool.
The Riffelhaus 1853 spa also has an indoor sauna and steam bath where guests can escape from daily stress and relax after a long day of hiking, exploring surrounding areas and skiing.
By choosing this hotel, you will receive mountains tranquillity, comfort, outstanding spa experience and attention to every little detail.
Situated in a quiet location, Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt is a traditional 4 stars Alpine-style hotel offering stylish and natural rooms, gourmet restaurant and garden with amazing views of Matterhorn peak.
The hotel has a perfect connection to the public transport as the bus for the Klein Matterhorn cable car stops near the hotel and other funicular stations are only a short walk away.
Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt has a massive indoor and outdoor wellness area equipped with indoor and outdoor pools, a sauna, a steam bath, Kneipp pool (walking pool) and a relaxation room with loungers.
In summer, guests can use outdoor loungers and enjoy Alpine sunshine.
The spa also has a massage room, a small gym, a reading lounge filled with various types of books in different languages and a kid’s corner where kids can play while parents are relaxing by the pool.
Alpenhotel Fleurs de Zermatt is a simple Alpine hotel focusing on your well-being, fresh mountain air, comfort and good service. It is perfectly suitable for spa and ski lovers, comfort seekers, families and couples.
Everyone will be able to find the ultimate comfort at this cosy hotel with a great outdoor pool.
Owned by the famous skier Pirmin Zurbriggen and located just 100 yards away from Matterhorn Express Cable Car, Suitenhotel Zurbriggen offers rooms and suites with mountain views, spacious and modern bathrooms, generous breakfast and sophisticated wellness centre.
Most of the rooms/suites have magnificent views of Matterhorn and other snowy alpine peaks. Guests will also have a chance to enjoy beautiful views of cable cars going up and down to the valley. Some suites offer a small kitchenette with essentials, so guests will be able to cook simple meals.
If you would like to adore a direct view of Matterhorn, come to the hotel’s terrace which is connected to the hotel’s spa. The wellness area compromises of sauna, indoor pool, whirlpool, outdoor swimming pool and outdoor spa pool with loungers.
The hotel is reviewed as one of the best hotels with outdoor pool in Zermatt.
Every room and suite includes a laptop where guests can select their breakfast preference. It means there is no food wastage since the hotel promotes sustainability and eco-living.
Suitenhotel Zurbriggen is a perfect hotel for people who visit Zermatt for winter sports, views, relaxation and retreat.
About 5 minutes walk from the railway station and 1 minute walk to the well-known mountain cable cars lies the Resort La Ginabelle Zermatt hotel. Due to its magnificent rooms, convenient location to the ski slopes and swimming pool the hotel is especially popular among skiers and couples.
It offers stunning well-equipped and spacious rooms with modern bathrooms, large windows, coffee maker, comfortable beds and soundproof walls. It is a dream hotel for people who like high standards, modern setting and convenience.
The hotel’s highlight is GinaSPA which offers sophisticated wellness programmes. The spa extends over 3 levels and includes facilities such as sauna, beauty treatments and massage rooms, whirlpool and swimming pools.
The new outdoor heated infinity pool is one of the main reasons why this spa and hotel are always packed with people. However, don’t worry, the pool is usually quite quiet, especially, during the evening.
In the summer, guests can use outdoor loungers by the pool and enjoy mountain sunshine. Apparently, it is a perfect spot for sunbathing, too.
The hotel has 3 restaurants which have a wide selection of the best wines in the world and serve traditional and international dishes. There is also a lovely lounge bar where guests can enjoy a strong coffee, a piece of cake or cocktails by the fireplace after a long day of activities.
Situated next to the bottom station of Sunegga Express lift, Wellness Hotel Alpenhof is a perfect place to stay if you are looking for well-being, individuality and connection to nature.
The hotel offers traditional and modern designer rooms and suites. Guests can also enjoy drinks at the piano bar with live music, social chats at the Cigar Lounge and traditional meals at one of the four hotel restaurants.
This well-being hotel also has a large wellness and spa area with natural light and great views of snowy peaks. Hotel guests will find a great indoor swimming pool, footbath, bio-sauna, steam bath, couple whirlpool, outdoor jacuzzi and cold water pool and a Finnish sauna.
Wellness Hotel Alpenhof also offers relaxation and treatment rooms where you can get Alpine herb oil massages and facial treatments. All treatments can be booked as a room package or after arrival at the hotel reception.
The hotel is a perfect place for couples who would like to stay in the modern Alpine-style rooms, enjoy privacy, and relax in the swimming pool. If you are travelling as a couple, you definitely won’t regret staying at this 4 stars hotel.
11. BEAUSiTE Zermatt
Centrally situated BEAUSiTE is a 4 stars hotel offering a quiet location, comfort, relaxing spa area with a swimming pool and views of Zermatt. Guests will be able to experience the best of Zermatt while staying at the BEAUSiTE Zermatt.
The hotel offers classic rooms at the main building or the Alpine rooms at the hotel villa. All rooms are furnished to the highest standards and have fantastic views of Matterhorn or of the other high mountains.
BEAUSiTE Zermatt is also known for having exceptional spa facilities which include a large heated swimming pool, two whirlpools with fascinating views of Matterhorn and sauna where everyone can relax their tired muscles after a long day of adventures. Guests will also find heated loungers by the pool.
Beyond, the spa offers a variety of massages that can be booked for an additional fee at the reception. Spa’s treatment rooms also have Turkish baths which will help you to get rid of daily stress and recharge your body.
If you are looking for a simple hotel with stunning pool and spa, BEAUSiTE Zermatt is a good choice as it focuses on simplicity, relaxation and comfort with a little bit of luxury.
A family-run relaxed and romantic 4 stars hotel is situated near Zermatt’s underground funicular to the Sunnegga Ski Area. The Christiania Mountain Spa Resort is well-known as having the biggest spa area with the largest swimming pool in Zermatt.
The hotel has spacious rooms, designed with love and care and furnished to the highest standards. Almost all rooms have panoramic windows with the view of Zermatt and Matterhorn peak.
The Christiania Mountain Spa Resort has a quite recently renovated wellness area which has been recognized as the biggest spa in Zermatt. It has a direct view of Matterhorn and ambient lighting for guests looking for some romance in their lives.
Guests will find swimming pool which is the largest one in town, warm jacuzzi, the Finnish and bio saunas, steam bath and ice cave. Relaxation area and quiet room with open fire will help guests to reconnect to their bodies and enjoy tranquillity after the busy day in the mountains.
To addition, the spa also has a fitness centre, beauty salon, and treatment rooms where you can receive professional massage and skin treatments. If you are travelling with kids, the wellness area has a separate pool for kids and a playground.
Are you looking for modern Alpine hotel with a great swimming pool and spa area? If so, the Matterhorn Focus Design Hotel is a perfect choice for you.
There is nothing better than forgetting about the stress and diving into a different world – a world filled with relaxation.
Matterhorn Focus Design Hotel offers comfortable, spacious, well-furnished and modern rooms with fantastic views of Matterhorn. Hotel guests can enjoy an unobstructed view of Matterhorn from the terrace on the ground floor.
To addition, Matterhorn Focus Design Hotel has a magnificent spa area which is well-designed and lit showcasing a mystical atmosphere. Matterhorn Focus Design’s wellness area has a relaxing spacious indoor swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, saline bath, Finnish sauna and caldarium.
If you want to relax in a peaceful area, the spa provides a relaxation room which has heated loungers – a perfect sitting area for couples in the winter.
Hotel guests can also book vitalizing body treatments and various full-body massages such as Alpine herbs massage, honey peeling massage, hot stone massage, anti-stress massage and more. Everyone will definitely find a treatment that suits their needs.
Matterhorn Focus Design Hotel is popular among wellness seekers, nature and comfort lovers, families and couples.
Hotel Ambassador Zermatt is quite simple and modern Alpine-style hotel situated in the central Zermatt, about 100 yards away from the railway station and close to the Gornergrat station. As a result, it is a perfect choise for couples, families, skiers and comfort seekers.
The hotel has various styles of rooms and suites with balconies and large windows which showcase panoramic views of Matterhorn and surrounding mountains.
For the ski enthusiasts, the hotel has a ski rental shop and ski storage room. Even ski passes are sold at the reception, in case you forgot to get before the arrival.
The highlight of the Hotel Ambassador Zermatt is an indoor 17-metre long heated swimming pool where guests can relax after a long day of skiing, walking and hiking. The swimming pool also has numerous massage jets that will make you feel extra comfortable.
To addition, the wellness area has a soothing whirlpool, 95 dry degrees sauna and cooling ice bath, which especially good for tired muscles and blood circulation.
After relaxing in the swimming pool, guests are welcomed to visit the exceptional hotel’s restaurant Tapas & Wine serving a wide selection of dishes and wines. You can also enjoy snacks and cocktails by the open fire at the Ambassador Bar.
15. Hotel Sonne
Located close to the town centre and ski lifts, Hotel Sonne was designed to make every guest feel at home. It is a perfect hotel for people who enjoy well-being, skiing, and tranquillity.
It is a modern 4 stars hotel offering a top-class service.
All rooms come with spacious bedrooms and bathrooms, complimentary toiletries, and lovely views of ski slopes and Zermatt town. Guests also will like stylish yet traditional design.
Hotel Sonne has three restaurants, a wine cellar, and the wellness centre where everyone can forget about their daily routine and stress. These are the reasons why more and more people are choosing to stay there.
Awarded ‘with the creative prize 2005 of the BSW’ and selected as one of the best swimming pools in Zermatt, the spa’s heated indoor pool with several massage jets is a perfect place to soothe your aching muscles after the day of hiking and skiing.
The guests will be able to relax at the indoor and outdoor jacuzzi surrounded by mountain slopes and ice. The spa also has a Roman spa equipped with the recreation room, adventure shower, steam bath and sauna. All wellness area is infused by essential oils that help to relax minds and bodies.
The treatments and massages are also available for an additional fee or together with a hotel package.
Backstage Boutique Spa Hotel is another central Zermatt hotel which is situated couple of minutes walk from the ski bus stop. The hotel offers individually furnished and high standards rooms, top-class After Seven by Ivo Adam restaurant, social bar and terrace with great views of the mountains.
The hotel is known for having modern and quirky wellness and spa centre with a theme of ‘The Story of Creation’ – the Genesis of the Old Testament. Upon the entrance, you will feel like you have been transported to a different world.
Just at the Backstage Boutique Spa Hotel, the ordinary spa can become something more divine and relaxing, away from daily routine. Hotel guests can relax at the library where they will find tons of books and headphones with the Bible reading recordings.
The spa has darkened and tropical climate steam rooms, cosmos-themed sauna, saltwater hot tub, swimming pool and meditation room. For the additional charge, guests can book a massage and facial treatments.
If you are looking for a different kind of spa hotel, Backstage Boutique Spa Hotel perfectly fits in those brackets. You won’t regret staying at this 4 stars hotel with an extraordinary wellness centre.
Situated in a busy and well-known Bahnhofstrasse in Zermatt, Hotel Schweizerhof Zermatt is a real Swiss quality hotel which is recognized as one of the best 4 stars hotels in Zermatt. It is a perfect place for everyone who enjoys good views, great food, comfort and a bit of glamour.
The hotel offers various kinds of rooms and suites. Almost all rooms have balconies with spectacular panorama and of course, the view of Matterhorn. This magnificent 4-star hotel also has four restaurants serving international and Swiss dishes, high-class cocktail bar, and a terrace where guest can enjoy fresh mountain air.
Beyond, the hotel has a wellness centre – The Spa by Schweizerhof – a simple yet glamourous spa that will help everyone relax and enjoy mountain culture. The spa offers a variety of massages, such as better-ageing, destressing, sports recovery and beauty treatments.
The Spa by Schweizerhof has a heated indoor swimming pool with massage stations, 60 degrees sanarium, dry Finnish sauna, steam bath, two relaxing whirlpools, a relaxation room with ambient lighting and fitness centre for people who love to exercise.
In the summer, guests can enjoy a beautiful garden, equipped with loungers for those sunny days.
Hotel Schweizerhof Zermatt guarantees a comfort, excellent wellness facilities, sophisticated restaurant and attention to the details.
Situated within 10 – 15 minutes walk from the well-known cable cars, Hotel Julen, also known as Romantik Hotel Julen, is one of the most loved spa hotels in Zermatt and a part of Julen Hotels brand. It offers a traditional tavern, a sophisticated restaurant, rooms with balconies and big spa, stretched through 3 storeys.
Hotel guests will like traditional Alpine-style rooms with modern amenities, comfortable beds and spacious bathrooms. It also has a restaurant that serves traditional and international dishes and tavern offering the finest wines from regional wineries.
Julen Spa is an impressive wellness centre with 17 metres heated swimming pool which is the highlight of the spa. Guests are able to enjoy pool from the afternoon till the late evening, so it never gets too crowded.
The wellness area also has a Finnish sauna, laconium with a heat of 55 degrees, 45 degrees caldarium and loungers at the relaxation room. Beyond, guests will also find a fitness room with modern equipment.
For people who would like to pamper themselves and experience the maximum relaxation, the Julen Spa offers various massages and treatments for the additional fee.
After experiencing spa facilities, you can enjoy delicious cocktails at the high-class bar with an open fire. There is nothing better than a heart-warming drink after spa treatments by the open fire.
If you are looking for a comfortable, stylish, and traditional hotel with a spa and swimming pool, you won’t regret choosing the Tradition Julen Hotel.
Chalets with swimming pools
19. Chalet Nepomuk
Tucked a bit away from the bustling central Zermatt and standing on the top of the hill, Chalet Nepomuk offers a great location for relaxation with the most beautiful views of Matterhorn.
The spacious and luxurious apartments are tastefully furnished and include everything that you might need during the stay, including a hot tub and free wifi. In addition to the amenities, almost every room in the apartments has clear views of Matterhorn.
There is also an outdoor heated whirlpool/swimming pool where you can relax after a tiring day and enjoy scenic views of the snowy mountains and Zermatt town. The outdoor pool allows privacy and romantic setting within mountains.
Indoors you will find a wellness centre with a sauna and a gym.
Chalet Nepomuk doesn’t have on-site dining facilities however the main street of Zermatt village is about 7 minutes away downhill. This 5 stars chalet hotel offers flexible check-in time and pick up from the railway station can be arranged before your arrival.
The chalet hotel is an ideal place for families, couples, and big groups which enjoy nature, intimacy, spacious rooms and swimming in the outdoor pool with picturesque views.
20. Chalet Shalimar
Commonly known as Zermatt’s hidden treasure, Chalet Shalimar is situated in the peaceful area of Winkelmatten which is about 15 minutes walk from the town’s centre. The bus stop to the main ski lifts and the village centre is located 5 minutes away from the chalet.
Chalet Shalimar has 10 bedrooms and can comfortably fit up to 20 people, so it is perfect for a large group of friends or big families. It also can be split into several apartments for smaller groups.
The chalet stands in a perfect position which allows unobstructed views of Matterhorn from terrace and rooms’ balconies.
As expected from a high-standards chalet, all bedrooms have the floor to ceiling windows, comfortable beds and stylish design.
The dining room on a top floor has an open fire and luxurious sofas. There is also a ski storage room. The chalet can be rented as a self-catered or catered, so it is a great choice for every budget.
The highlight of the Chalet Shalimar is a wellness area with a private indoor swimming pool which has lovely views of mountains and provides relaxation after skiing. The area also has a sauna and a hammam. Guests will find these facilities on the ground floor.
The chalet hotel is an ideal place for families, couples and big groups which enjoy nature, intimacy, spacious rooms and swimming in the outdoor pool with picturesque views.
21. Chalet Banja
Situated about 5 minutes walk from the Matterhorn Express gondola lift and 15 minutes walk from the Zermatt town centre, Chalet Banja is a newly built chalet suitable for 6 to 8 people. It is a part of luxury two-chalet development which focuses on Alpine luxury living.
The chalet stands in the quiet area of Winkelmatten area which offers nearby bus stops and a possibility to ski back to within 110 yards of the chalet door.
Guests will be able to enjoy comfortable bedrooms, well-equipped kitchen, spacious dining area, ski storage room and convenience as it is close to the ski lifts and slopes.
Furthermore, the Chalet Banja offers an in-house wellness centre with a private 10 metres heated indoor swimming pool, relaxing sauna and a small gym with the latest fitness equipment. Guests can relax after a tiring day and enjoy privacy in the wellness area.
Guests can select between self-catered and a fully catered luxury package. The catered package provides breakfast, afternoon tea, cocktails & canapés, and dinner from one of the best restaurants in Zermatt. This package is perfect for busy people and luxury seekers.
If you are travelling with your family or a small group, Chalet Banja is perfect accommodation which provides a 5 stars hotel’s facilities.
Apartments with swimming pools
Situated at the top of the rock, La Vue – Zermatt Luxury Living Appartements is a hotel apartment that offers 360-degrees views of stunning mountains and peaceful atmosphere. The hotel apartment is located in the quiet part of Zermatt, the railway station is about 10 minutes walk away.
There are six serviced modern apartments which have the latest technology, including Apple TV, DVD player and iPad. All apartments have at least two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and free wifi.
Some apartments have a terrace and a fireplace for the cosy evenings.
Daily breakfast and dinner can be prepared for you by well-known chefs in your apartment. The reception staff offers help with groceries shopping, booking tours and getting ski passes. All staff will go an extra mile to make your holidays tailored for your needs and comfortable.
La Vue – Zermatt Luxury Living Appartements’ guests will be able to find in-house theatre experience and messages for the additional charge. Guests will also have a chance to enjoy a free shared spa area which has a large swimming pool with massage jets, Finnish sauna and a steam bath. These facilities will make you feel like you are staying at the top-class hotel.