Two of us stayed a week at Zayetta 54 for our February skiing holiday. Throughout the booking process the owner, Pauline Dorman, was friendly and helpful and provided very full and detailed information.
The apartment, on the 5th floor of a block called "Zayetta 1" just behind the Hotel Alex, was delightful. I had feared that an apartment in a block might be noisy, but we never heard a sound from other occupants and a good night's sleep on the very comfortable beds was the result. Two large bedrooms, one of them en suite, plus a further small bedroom and another bathroom were more than adequate for our needs. The lounge benefited from a glorious view over the rooftops of Zermatt to the mountains beyond, and it was great to come back after skiing and have a coffee while watching the last of the afternoon sun illuminating the summits.
All the equipment worked properly, including a high-quality sound system and DVD player, the internet access was fine, and we were particularly pleased to note that we could use the shower in one bathroom and the bath in the other simultaneously without the hot water supply faltering.
One or two of the fittings were a bit creaky, but we found everything clean and ready for use. The apartment was also pretty warm, so much so that we made only limited use of the open fire in the lounge. Had there been any problems---which there weren't---the concierge Brigitte could easily be contacted as she lived on the ground floor of the same building.
The location in Zermatt was just about perfect. Two minutes walk to a bakery, three to the Co-op supermarket, the train station and the Gornergrat mountain railway. Ski buses for the Sunegga funicular and the Matterhorn area at the other end of the village ran from outside the mountain railway station. A black mark, however, to the Zermatt authorities who made no effort to keep the roads and pavements safe to walk on: the ice was a far greater hazard than any we encountered on the mountains!
Throw in perfect snow conditions and a week's sunshine, and you will understand why we thoroughly enjoyed our week---even if the wallet did take a bit of a battering!
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