Hotel Ambiance Zermatt

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

Breakfast

Strengthened your day

Pleasure in Ambiance

Single Malt & wine lounge and Honesty Bar

Wellness

Wellness at the Hotel Ambiance

Guest information

Everything for your best days

Find out in advance about excursion and leisure tips for your stay in Zermatt and about the offers in our hotel. We are looking forward to your visit!

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Hosts

We’re passionate about your wellbeing

Your hosts: Hannelore and André

Team

Alain

Marketing

Stephanie

Receptionist

Matilde

Receptionist

Lara

Service employee breakfast

Cristiana

Housekeeping

Safety measures

Enjoy the winter with safety

We have taken various protective measures at our Hotel Ambiance – without you having to forego a warm atmosphere and well-earned rest. We comply completely with all specified protective measures. But that is not enough for us: we have also developed a comprehensive and detailed security concept. Ensuring the health of all our guests and employees is our highest priority as a family-run and hotel.

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History

Over 70 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.

1950

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…

1960

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

Opening single malt and wine lounge

Everything is in motion and changes, restaurant will be closed but the panorama lounge with a very large selection of single malts an domestic wines will await you. Also the lift will be after 30 years renewd and will drive you now until the romantic suite too.

2019

70 years of joy and passion

1st generation for 35 years and 2nd generation for 35 years, gives 70 years of joy and passion. At the beginning as hotel Abendruh and today as hotel Ambiance.

2020

Renovation

In autumn 2020, we freshen up our Junior Suites
and the Romantic Junior Suite
– they shine in a new look.

2020

Opening Honesty Bar

Spring brings new ideas:
From our salon, the Honesty Bar.
A lounge for our guests, equipped with drinks to end the evening.

2021

Massage Room

For more relaxation and recreation, we are expanding our wellness offer with a massage room on the 4th floor.

2021

Our new Outdoor Whirlpool

Even more space for relaxing together: our new whirlpool with a view of the spectacular mountain panorama with the Matterhorn. Thanks to drinking water quality, relaxation is kind to the skin and the environment, with no chlorine smell at all.

2021

Sustainability

The beloved sun terrace is now also getting something old – new:
the slates from the old Abendruh roof
are being reused as terrace flooring.

2022

Wedding of Michèle & Christoph

On the most beautiful summer day in July,
Michèle and Christoph say “I do”.

We wish them all the best for their future!

2022

Partner

Simply the best: our business partners

Cheese factory Zermatt

The new cheese factory "Horu-Käserei" exists since 2003, two young people started with 7 cows. The domestic diary products you can have on our breakfast buffet.

www.horu-kaeserei.ch

Brewed beer from Zermatt

A beer unique like the mountain wilderness around Zermatt with passion and enthusiasm for the taste.

www.zermattbier.ch

Cercle Chef de cuisine Zermatt

An association of Zermatt's kitchens chef, share experience an cultivate friendship.

www.cccz.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
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  • Including ambience breakfast buffet
  • Welcome gift
  • Higher floor (depends on availability)
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