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About Andermatt

Andermatt is a small, pretty village set amongst a huge backdrop of alpine peaks and mountain passes, nestling in the heart of the Urseren Valley. The highest stands at 2400metres, while Andermatt also stands high at 1400metres. The views are magical and the best places to stay in Andermatt make the most of these.

As far as skiing goes, Andermatt is a great place for freeriding, and for intermediate level skiers. Considered by many to be the new Verbier, Andermatt is connected to Sedrun by pistes and the lift tickets are valid across both resorts, including on the Gemsstock Cable Car. The Andermatt Ski School is run by a team of dedicated, fun-loving professionals who make for the perfect instructors for first-time skiers, and many of them also double up as hiking guides in the summer. The après-ski in Andermatt ticks along nicely, and there are some lovely bars and restaurants, most of them in hotels - many in our pick of the best places to stay in Andermatt.

In summer the area is transformed, blooming green and wide and decked with wildflower, becoming the perfect place for hikers and climbers and for mountain bikers who really want to be tested to the peak of their potential. Trek up Oberalp Pass to the very top where you can find a cafe and drink in the breathtaking panoramic views of the valleys sweeping lush and green beneath your feet. In town is the Talmuseum Urseren, a fascinating folk museum detailing the history and culture of the region.

What not to miss

  • If you're a first-time skier, be sure to book lessons with one of the instructors of the Andermatt Ski School.
  • During the summer, go hiking through the lush green valleys.
  • Enjoy an apres-ski at one of the many cafes, bars and restaurants scattered throughout the village.
  • Head up the Gemsstock Cable Car and enjoy the spellbinding views.

Andermatt is great for first-time skiers and weathered professionals. Fast-becoming the new Verbier, it has an authentic charm unrivalled by other Alpine villages in the region. Check out our collection of the best places to stay in Andermatt to start planning your trip.

The best places to stay in Andermatt

For the town centre

  • The River House occupies a beautiful, 250-year-old building in the heart of Andermatt. There are just eight traditional style rooms but there’s also a lovely bar and patio.

For Luxury

  • The Chedi is quite special, nestled into the Urseren Valley, but not far from central Andermatt. There are 106 modern alpine style rooms, an indoor and outdoor pool, a vast spa with a fitness centre, sauna and steam bath and two restaurants.

For value for money

  • For around £100 per night, you can get one of 20 rooms at the Hotel Crown, a centrally located hotel with generously sized rooms - many with a balcony - and contemporary, alpine character.
  • For a little more you could opt for the Baren Restaurant & Rooms, which has just six rooms and a seriously gourmet French/Italian restaurant. The rooms are bright and modern but feature alpine-style wood panelling.

For an apartment or chalet

  • Our partner has a wide range of chalets and apartments in the nearby area.

Travel information

  • Fly to Zurich-Kloten Airport, get a train directly to Andermatt, which takes roughly 2 hours.
  • If you want to rent a car we recommend contacting our partner Rentalcars.
  • If you're coming for the skiing, go between January and March; during the summer, the temperature ranges between 8 and 17 degrees,

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Best Hotels in Andermatt

  • Hotel Crown Andermatt 20 rooms from £104

    Local exploring  -  Ideally located for getting about the slopes

    The Hotel Crown brings together contemporary living and Alpine character, with its generously sized, tranquil rooms, of which most feature a balcony. Sat in the heart of Andermatt, it is he ideal place all year round, being within close proximity of the mountains many ski slopes and bike trails. See More

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  • Baren Restaurant & Rooms Andermatt 6 rooms from £121

    Foodies  -  Enjoy the award winning restaurant's French and Italian cuisine.
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
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    In Andermatt's traditional Alpine setting, The Baren Restaurant's bright rooms bring together tradition and modern life with its quirky clean cut furnishings and Alpine wood paneling. For those who like gourmet food, sample the range of French/Italian cuisine from the award winning restaurant. See More

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  • The River House, Andermatt Andermatt 8 rooms from £156

    Fishing  -  Excellent fishing nearby.

    The River House is a 250 year old building providing cosy Alpine rooms in the heart of Andermatt. The traditional wood furnishings and individually styled rooms give The River House its charm alongside its bar and patio, which welcome you in from a long day on the slopes or exploring the town. See More

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  • The Chedi, Andermatt Andermatt 106 rooms from £558

    Romantic Break  -  Utterly spoiling - the ultimate couples getaway
    5* Luxury  -  Quite simply the best of the best
    Spa  -  Extensive spa and wellness facilities are available, with a fitness centre, sauna, steam bath, and massages.
    Restaurant  -  A selection of two restaurants within the hotel, serving both European and Japanese Cuisine.
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    Nestled in the Urseren Valley The Chedi is a Swiss gem. The modern, luxuriously designed rooms hold a true Alpine character, and allow visitors every comfort. Two pools and a vast spa provide relaxation from a day in the mountains, before an evening spent in one of the hotel's two restaurants. See More

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