The salon of the Hotel Ambiance

Hotel Ambiance

Our hotel has been family-run since 1949. Now in its third generation, our family business is committed to looking after your every need and making sure you have a great stay in Zermatt. With its chalet-style charm and relaxing atmosphere, Hotel Ambiance is the ideal place for a relaxing getaway. Treat yourself to an unforgettable Alpine vacation.

Our hotel has been family-run since 1949. Now in its third generation, our family business is committed to looking after your every need and making sure you have a great stay in Zermatt. With its chalet-style charm and relaxing atmosphere, Hotel Ambiance is the ideal place for a relaxing getaway. Treat yourself to an unforgettable Alpine vacation.

Your stay

What you can expect from us

Rooms

Supreme comfort with view of the Matterhorn

Experience Zermatt

Discover the majesty of the Alps

Relaxation area

Rest & relaxation with a view of the Matterhorn

Leave the stress of your everyday life behind and enter a world of wellbeing. After an active day in Zermatt you can relax in our garden, sunbathe on our lawn, or head to our relaxation area featuring a Finnish sauna, therapeutic thermal bath and outdoor jacuzzi with a view of the Matterhorn.

Hosts

We’re passionate about your wellbeing
Family Köslich: Alain, Hannelore, Michèle, Alain

Partner

Simply the best: our business partners

Zermatt Unplugged

Zermatt Unplugged has been held since 2007 and attracts music enthusiasts to usher in the spring season. As the event’s official hotel partner, every year we offer attractive accommodation packages. Fabulous music, breathtaking Alpine views and cozy rooms make a visit during the festival more than worthwhile.

www.zermatt-unplugged.ch

Whisky Ship Lucerne

Whisky Ship Lucerne is the largest whiskey trade fair in Central Switzerland and the country’s second largest trade fair overall.

www.whiskyschiff-luzern.ch

Gilde

The Swiss Guild of Professional Chefs was founded in 1954. A guild restaurateur must be a qualified chef and pastry chef and have specialized skills in both national and international cuisine.

www.gilde.ch

History

Over 50 years in Zermatt

Opening of Hotel Abendruh

Monika Julen opens Hotel Abendruh together with her sister Seraphine. Things really take off in the 1950s thanks to their shared entrepreneurial spirit and enthusiasm.

1949

Wedding of Monika Julen and Hans Minnig

Hans was the concierge at Hotel Morgenrot. He passed by Hotel Abendruh several times a day with his luggage trolley. Monika always had her eye on Hans and one day offered him an Ovaltine during one of his breaks. This cup of Ovaltine marked the beginning of a beautiful love story…

1959

Birth of Hannelore

Their daughter Hannelore was born during the swinging sixties and the family couldn’t have been happier.

1961

Hannelore’s language study trip

During a one-year language study trip to Geneva, Hannelore met and fell in love with a young chef named André Köslich.

1980

Hannelore and André take over Hotel Abendruh

After their wedding, the young couple took over management of the hotel from Monika and Hans.

1985

Birth of daughter Michèle

Hannelore and André’s first-born child opens her eyes to the world.

1989

Abendruh becomes Abendruh-Ambiance

Hotel Abendruh is renovated and expanded to become Hotel Abendruh-Ambiance.

1990

Birth of Alain

Their son Alain arrives to complete the family.

1991

Change of name from Abendruh-Ambiance to Ambiance

1999

Installation of solar panels

Sustainability is writ large at Hotel Ambiance. The hot water in our hotel is heated directly by the sun.

2009

Renovation

We renovated the rooms, bathrooms, lobby and reception in a tasteful chalet-style with great attention to detail.

2014

Michèle and Alain are put to the test

During the 2014/2015 winter season, Michèle and Alain ran Hotel Ambiance with the support of the fabulous Ambiance team. This shared experience increased their awareness and passion for making sure everything is in just the right place.

2015
Book directly and benefit from these advantages
  • Best price guarantee
  • Welcome drink
  • Shuttle service from/to train station until 6.00 pm
  • 10% discount on ski rental
  • Higher floor (depends on availability)