CERVO BOUTIQUE RESORT
Positioned in a stunning setting as natural as the materials found throughout, CERVO is a stylish design hotel in an Alpine wonderland. A magical collection of six chalets, housing 36 rooms and suites, which sprouted from an original family retreat into an award winning resort. The creative visionaries have executed a seamless integration of a modern ski lodge into the traditional landscape of the Alps. Ski-in, ski-out or stay awhile.
Rarely am I so easily swept away into another world while visiting a hotel, but every detail of CERVO was like sugar plums dancing in my head. The interior is simple and clean with natural wood and vintage decor paying homage to the ‘hunter’. Clear and concise positioning of the hotels branding (‘Cervo’ is Italian for deer) is tastefully scattered throughout various corners of the hotel. There is a warmth in the atmosphere and a welcoming embrace from the moment you step inside. While many accommodations claim to be a home away from home, I truly believe CERVO has achieved this very difficult feat.
ROOMS & SUITES
I had the pleasure of staying in the Roof Deluxe Room. Located in the attic and offering a truly breathtaking view of the Matterhorn. While each room features a balcony or terrace looking out over the village and iconic mountain, the additional elevation provided a unique perspective that only few will witness. I was mesmerized by the twinkling lights of Zermatt below and took full advantage of the opportunity to watch the sun rise and illuminate the peak of the Matterhorn in the morning.
Each of the charming chalets feature their own private spa areas, allowing maximum comfort with minimum exposure. Equipped with a sauna, massage rooms and an outdoor whirlpool all guests have exclusive access to relaxation.
FOOD & DRINK
Zermatt is a food lovers paradise, a condensed gastronomy playground with the largest selection of culinary experiences in the Alps. Not surprisingly, two incredibly fine dining choices are within the CERVO grounds. Both inheriting their ancestors traditional qualities while focusing on sustainably sourced ingredients and sophisticated local recipes.
Puro offers a more upscale experience with menus updating several times throughout the week. The interior has recently been renovated, while the restaurant boasts an impressive 14 Gault-Millau points. More casual dining can be enjoyed at Ferdinand, a traditional swiss experience with classic fondue and BBQ options amidst a stunning mountain backdrop.
For snacks, meals and drinks throughout he day you can hit up the CERVO lounge and get your fix in a cosy atmosphere as the fire crackles beside you.
A breakfast buffet is served in the Puro restaurant with a wide selection of local delicacies, fresh meats and cheeses, pastries and juices. Hot meals are made to order, and Egg’s Benedict is an automatic must have to start the day. Decadent hot beverages warm the soul before hitting the slopes, and I can recommend consuming both a delicious cappuccino and hot chocolate before stepping out into the crisp mountain air.
The CERVO philosophy rings true in the simple fact that it is not just different, but better. The environment is exquisitely Alpine chic while shaking the pretentious and ostentatious elements that may be associated with a mountainous luxury escape. It is deep rooted in tradition with a clear focus on quality and sustainability for the future. It is, undoubtedly, one of the best hotels I have ever visited.
THIS IS NOT A PAID ADVERTISEMENT | nadaCliché was invited as a guest.
As always, the opinion is that of the author.