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“quiet comfortable stay, awesome view”
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Hotel Capricorn
Ranked #40 of 110 Hotels in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
Orinda, CA
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“quiet comfortable stay, awesome view”
Reviewed 9 April 2007

Our family of 4 just returned from a 5 night stay at the Hotel Touring for a ski vacation. We chose the hotel for its convenient "half board" meal plan, Matterhorn views, price, old world charm (pine paneled rooms with modern conveniences), and central location off the main thoroughfare. A bit of a walk to the ski lifts in boots but not too bad. We were not disappointed and we thank the initial Trip Advisor reviewer from England for the recommendation.

Positives: full views of the Matterhorn, tasty and artfully served multiple course meals, competent personnel, sparkling clean facilities. Easy to strike up conversations with other guests who are mainly from England and Germany or from other parts of Switzerland. Try the local white wine with the raclette dinner entree.
Quiet at night. Our boys raved about the hot chocolate and bakery rolls at breakfast.

Negatives: no elevator but we didn't mind the exercise. Watch the bar tab for dinner extras like house wine or an afternoon beer. $$ You can buy your own wine and they will serve it at dinner.
We required 2 rooms (2 teen boys, 2 parents) with no family discount for children ($120 swiss francs per night per person as initially quoted). Pricey but the breakfast and dinner included every day for a family of 4 made it a good value for Zermatt and we would return.

Rooms look to be as shown on the internet. We had rooms 19 and 22, both with baths, on the top 4th floor at either end, not connected--each had a small outside deck with 2 chairs for unobstructed, jaw dropping Matterhorn viewing. Room 22 has 2 sinks, a large bath/shower. Room 19 has a shower, toilet and sink. Bring your own toiletries like shampoo and lotion. Beds comfortable if not firm, quality linens, TV with multiple channels including morning weather updates, homey/charming decor, plenty of storage. There is a pleasant seating area downstairs with comfortable chairs, a large screen TV, and internet access. Owner will assist with shuttling you and your luggage to the train station in their electric vehicle.

  • Liked — charm, views, convenience, great meals
  • Disliked — No lift
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with family
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2007

Got a very unpleasant experience booking a room. The hotel prices actually differ from what they have on their web site. Moreover, the hotel staff were not very keen to help booking and basically were rude. I would not recomend booking a room there.

Stayed April 2007, travelled as a couple
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Kent, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2006

A warm, comfortable family run hotel that punches well above its class - well appointed rooms, stunning views of the Matterhorn, attentive service. The food as served to "pensionairres" is imaginative and varied. Within 6 minutes of the centre of town, but in a quiet location. A great place to stay.

  • Liked — Comfortable friendly atmosphere
  • Disliked — Best views of matterhorn mean more stairs to climb
  • Tips/Secrets — Go demi-pension!
  • Stayed September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Capricorn
Address: Riedstrasse 45 | 3920 Zermatt, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Touring )
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Zermatt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 110 Hotels in Zermatt
Price range (per night): RM725 - RM1,229
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Capricorn 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our hotel is situated in a quiet, car-free area. From our rooms you have a wonderful view to the Matterhorn, the surrounding mountains and the village of Zermatt. For relaxing we offer you a little spa area with sauna. WLAN is free in our hotel and in the rooms.You start your morning with a nice, traditional breakfast. Also in the evening you have the possibility to eat dinner with us. Zermatt has 3 destinations for skiing in winter or for trekking, hiking or biking in summer. Your reach these areas within 5-10 walking distance. ... more   less 
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