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Whymper Residence, Zermatt

Quick Facts

Sleeps: 8 - 12

Bedrooms: 4


Low season from CHF16,000/week

High season to CHF26,000/week


Balcony with Matterhorn views

Central location

Shared pool & spa access

Wood burning fireplace


Sleek and modern, this luxury ski chalet in Zermatt is a breath of fresh air. The apartment is located on the third floor of a majestic building, next to the ice rinks (and tennis courts in summer) and has fabulous views of the Matterhorn, too.

A lift whisks you straight to the stylish entrance, and inside, spacious living areas mean there’s always room for everyone to gather together or find a quiet little nook for themselves. The open-plan living space is made up of a comfortable dual-aspect lounge area with a roaring fire, where you can relax with friends and family after a day out on the mountain. This opens onto an intimate dining space and a modern kitchen with a bar area so you can sit and chat to whoever is working on dinner.

A small TV lounge/study gives you a place to escape to or for the kids to watch a movie in the evenings undisturbed, but this room can also be configured as a fifth bedroom.

All the bedrooms are simply but beautifully designed – the window seat in the master bedroom is a particular treat – and there are also five separate bathrooms, so there’s no waiting for a shower in the morning before you head out to the snow.

In the afternoons, after an energetic morning on the slopes, take the secret tunnel from your building over to the Hotel Schweizerhof’s spa. Guests of Whymper Residence have access to the hotel’s wellness area during peak winter and summer, with an indoor swimming pool, sauna and indoor Jacuzzi.

Even the practical details have been thought of here, with a utility room with shower and laundry facilities, and all the gadgets you could need in the well-equipped kitchen, to make your stay completely stress free.

But beautiful though the interiors of Whymper are, one of the highlights here is the chalet’s proximity to everything you might want to see and do. Step out into car-free Zermatt and you’re just a minute from the ski lift but also moments from the shops, bars and restaurants and a happy morning’s people-watching if that’s what you feel like doing. It’s so easy to make the most of this most magical of locations.


Wood-burning fireplace



Laundry facilities

Lift access

Separate TV room

Matterhorn views

Central location

Flat screen cable TV

Free access via short tunnel to Schweizerhof hotel’s indoor swimming pool and spa facilities (available during peak season winter & summer)

Ski and boot room in building

What’s Included

Please call us on +44 (0)203 432 7784 for rates and the latest availability.

Rates include:
Firefly pre-arrival concierge service
Welcome basket (for bookings of 5 days or more)
Bed linen, towels, guest amenities on arrival
End of stay cleaning
In-resort concierge service

Rates are based on up to 10 guests (additional guests carries a supplement charge).


This luxury ski chalet in Zermatt is perfectly placed for everything you want to make the most of Zermatt.

Whymper Residence is set right in the heart of the village, next to the ice rinks in winter (tennis courts in summer) and just a minute’s walk from the shops and two minutes from the mountain railway. It’s a minute from the Gornegrat ski lift and the train station, too.

Zermatt is a car-free resort which has a railway station, so guests often arrive by train.

Geneva Airport is approximately 3 hours drive away.


Whymper Residence can accommodate up to 9 adults (or up to 12 guests with kids combined) across four bedrooms plus a TV room.

Bedroom 1:
Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom and walk-in wardrobe.

Bedroom 2:
Double/twin bedroom with shared bathroom and shared balcony.

Bedroom 3:
Double/twin bedroom with shared bathroom and shared balcony.

Bedroom 4:
Double/twin bedroom with en-suite bathroom. This room also has integrated extra fold-out beds to accommodate 4 guests (suitable for children).

TV room (bedroom 5):
Can be closed off to create additional bedroom with sofa bed and adjoining guest shower room.

Please note that rates are based on up to 10 guests (additional guests carries a supplement charge).


Whymper Residence is a self-catered apartment with an open-plan kitchen, designed with everything you could need, including a Nespresso machine for those ‘straight out on the slopes days’.

With an easy stroll into the centre of town, you’re perfectly placed to explore the many wonderful restaurants Zermatt has to offer and the resort staff will be happy to help with restaurant bookings.

We love local institution Chez Vrony, for a lunch on the mountain. For an evening meal you can’t go wrong with the Peruvian/Asian fusion La Muna for its amazing sharing plates menu.


Firefly pre-arrival concierge service

Chalet staff include:
In-resort concierge service

Additional staff such as nannies and massage therapists can be arranged on request.


The open-plan layout of Whymper Residence lends itself well to families and there’s plenty of room for children to play.

Kids of all ages will enjoy using the private tunnel to the Swizerhof Hotel’s swimming pool. You’re also well placed right next to the ice-skating rink in the winter, which is transformed into tennis courts in the summer.

While the adults catch up over drinks in the evenings, children can snuggle in the separate TV room in front of their favourite movie.

Most of the bedrooms can be configured as either doubles or twins and bedroom 4 has integrated fold-out beds too, so it can become a family room or kids’ room to sleep four.

Nannies and babysitters can be arranged on request.

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