Monte Rosa Hotel Zermatt Ski Transfer, Car service, Chauffeur and Limousine Service
|Milan Linate Airport (LIN)||City Centre|
|Milan Malpensa Airport (MXP)||City Centre|
Rates may vary according to hours required and distance travelled. Please contact Elite Limousines for an accurate quote to your requirements. All rates are inclusive of chauffeur gratuity and fuel surcharge. Other transfer rates are available on request. Additional Information - Please note all rates are indicative. For an accurate quote, please contact Elite Limousines on +39 347 6428915. Surcharges may apply according to time of day, day of the week, local public holidays or special events, please check at time of booking. Indicative rates quoted may vary according to currency fluctuations and do not include waiting time, parking, tolls or telephone charges. All time based journeys will be charged by the hour from the time the vehicle leaves the local office to the time it returns. Further terms and conditions may apply, please see our terms and conditions page below for details.
Among Zermatt’s historical buildings, it is the Hotel Monte Rosa that embodies the story of the first ascent of the Matterhorn. The resort’s hotel tradition also began here. The hotel has its origins in a building dating from 1839 in which a surgeon, one Dr Lauber, opened his “Laubersche Herberge”, with six beds for guests. In 1853, the Zermatt hotelier Alexander Seiler rented the wooden chalet, and soon after bought it outright. He had realised the potential of the Matterhorn as a tourist attraction very early on. After extensive renovation, Seiler reopened the hotel in 1855 as the Monte Rosa. It soon became the favoured haunt of the pioneering mountaineers who were flocking to Zermatt in order to conquer the surrounding 4,000-metre summits. Among them were many Englishmen – including Edward Whymper, who stayed here even before he made the first ascent of the Matterhorn in 1865. Whymper said of the hotel: “There was no need to advertise the house by the ordinary methods, for it was advertised sufficiently by its clientele.” The Hotel Monte Rosa was extended again in 1868, and once more in 1890 to offer a total of 110 beds. In 1960, the hotel opened for its first winter season.
Zermatt lies at the foot of the Matterhorn. The town's touristic development is closely linked to what is most probably the world's most famous mountain. The vacation destination is a car-free zone, has preserved its original character and offers nearly unlimited possibilities as far as excursions are concerned. The location of Zermatt at the foot of the Matterhorn and in the middle of an enormous hiking and ski region makes it one of the world's most attractive vacation villages. The ski region encompasses 54 mountain railways and lifts as well as 360 kilometers of pistes. The region called "Matterhorn glacier paradise" is Europe's largest and highest lying summer skiing region. Numerous national ski teams train here in the summer.