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.


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.


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.


  • Lola

    This is absolutely breathtaking! The location, interior design and THAT view of the Matterhorn is simply wonderful. I have wanted to visit the Alps FOREVER, I think I might press the button soon heehee

    • nadaCliche

      Blast off!! Hope you get to visit soon Lola!

  • Laura

    Gahhh take me away to this magical place. I went on their site and checked out the owners lodge, it looks unreal! I’m working on gathering a group of people for next Christmas 😉

    • nadaCliche

      Oh ya the owners lodge would be an amazing pad with a group of friends/family. Best of luck planning, hope it all works out for ya Laura.

  • Eric

    This looks like an amazing resort but I don’t know how people can shell out thousands of dollars for a weekend ski trip

  • Larry D

    The land of Toblerone Mountain LOL love the interior design!

  • Donna Williams

    Divine simplicity…love it. Hospitality is so overthought and complicated these days, classic luxury is timeless. Zermatt is in my top 3 bucket list destinationsright now. I believe XMAS 17 may be the time. Best, Donna.

    • nadaCliche

      Couldn’t agree more Donna! Best of luck on your 2017 adventure, Christmas is a magical time in Zermatt.

  • Tory

    I dined at Puro on my last visit to Zermatt, splendid cuisine, amazing service and an elegant setting. I always recommend a meal or two to friends whilst they are in town. I have yet to stay at the hotel, I plan on it one day.

  • Robert G

    Wow that view of the Matterhorn was from your room? Looks incredible – uninterrupted. Breakfast looks on point too haha Cool spot!

    • nadaCliche

      Shot straight from the balcony!! Got me up early to watch the sunrise – thats rare for me 😉 The eggs benny was delicious!!!

  • Tonya

    A classic cabin in the woods with everything a modern traveller could ask for. What else do you need? Am I right?

    • nadaCliche

      You are very right Tonya 😉

  • Daniel

    Exquisite property. Bravo on your shots of the horn.

    • nadaCliche

      Thanks Daniel!

  • Damian

    Very slick looking spot hombre! Hope you enjoyed Switzerland

  • Lance

    Zermatt is my favourite European destination, I have visited many times. You have captured the Matterhorn wonderfully. Best luck place in the future. Great CERVO. – LM