Epic Europe



The oldest and original hotel in Zermatt, the Seiler Hotel Group has done a beautiful job modernizing and renovating the rooms and suites of the Monte Rosa, while preserving the rich history of Zermatt’s alpine culture.


The classic Monte Rosa is where the past meets the present, combining the beauty and allure of an Alpine belle époque hotel with the modern conveniences. The Monte Rosa was the mountaineering headquarters of Edward Whymper and his team, who were the first to summit the Matterhorn. The stylish Edward’s Bar-Café is a reminder of his alpine pursuits. Zermatt's oldest hotel breathes history from every corner, and has one of the most beautiful historic dining halls in the Valais. The guest rooms are all individually decorated, ranging from classic styling reminiscent of the belle époque period to the modern refurbished suites, with a mix of old and new.


SPA & WELLNESS: All guests have full access to the pool and spa at the Mont Cervin Palace, just a few steps down the road. There you will find indoor/outdoor swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and fitness area. A full range of massage and beauty treatments are available. 


FOOD & DRINK:  The Monte Rosa is part of the Seiler Hotel Group’s “dine around” program, with dining options at 9 restaurants; French, Italian, Thai, Japanese, and traditional Swiss specialties. Edward’s Bar, located in the hotel is a trip back in time, decorated with photos, maps and artifacts from mountaineering days gone by. 


LOCATION: In the center of Zermatt, across from the old church on the Bahnhofstrasse. 



  • Historic Zermatt 4 Star hotel
  • Zermatt's oldest hotel renovated extensively in 2008/2009
  • The mountaineering headquarters of Edward Whymper, the man who made the first ascent of the Matterhorn
  • Guests have full access to the pool and spa at the Mont Cervin Palace, just a few steps down the road
  • Modern penthouse suites offer a blend of history and boutique styling
  • Central location on the church square in the heart of Zermatt
Hotel Monte Rosa 4*+


Destination: zermatt
Experience options in: Zermatt


Epic Europe is a luxury experiential adventure travel operator based in the Swiss Alps.

Epic Europe specializes in private bespoke itineraries for small groups. Experiencing the best of each region, from interacting with the local people and enjoying authentic regional food and wine, as well as time-honored traditions and festivals, to recreating in the alpine landscape, and truly understanding why the Alps are the birthplace of adventure travel. From custom ski, hiking, or cycling trips to building in city tours, cultural itineraries, or gastronomic discovery, these award-winning, multi-dimensional trips are tailored to our clients' wishes every time, and are not packaged tours. From Switzerland, Italy, and France's Alps, to world-class cultural cities and larger towns, Epic Europe can design a tailored adventure that fulfills your every need. 

  • "Epic Europe has coordinated several corporate events for us over the past 5 years, and I cannot imagine a more professional operation to handle all of the details. From a team-building event for 50 people in a 17th-century castle atop a mountain pass, to marketing conferences and catalog shoots, their knowledge of the best locations in the Alps is second-to-none, and they are as good as it gets at being creative." - E.P., Lugano CH
  • "I have done trips in the Alps and surrounding regions with Epic Europe for the past 4 years, and every one has been unique and surpassed the last. The experiences that they deliver due to their personal relationships are a window into the real life in these incredible locations, and they share these friendships with us." - K.B., CT USA
  • "Epic Europe's custom road biking trip that they put together for my buddy's bachelor party was great - the right combination of killer rides, great hotels, and outstanding restaurants. Great guides, and overall a perfect trip." - A.S., London UK
  • "Hiking in the Alps has always been on my bucket list, but I wasn't sure that a typical trip was my style. Epic Europe designed a custom route for our group, staying in the best little inns and hotels, and we felt like we had the trails to ourselves. I will come back again and again to explore new trails with their guides every year that I can!" - R.B., NY USA
  • "I would have to say that Verbier and Zermatt might be the best places I have ever ridden a mountain bike, and I couldn't imagine going without the help of Epic Europe's guides. It was a dream trip for sure." - B.S., PA USA
  • "A day of heliskiing in Italy culminated with a sunset run off the Breuil saddle of the Matterhorn - one of the most thrilling runs of my life - and we left our tracks in a place where they remained for a week afterward, reminding us of the best day of skiing in our life!" - WG, CT USA
  • “The team at Epic Europe created the most incredible trip for us, where everything came together seamlessly, and we never had to think about what came next - it just magically happened as if it was meant to be. That takes real talent, and they make it look easy." - B.N., WY USA
  • "Our family spent last Christmas in Zermatt on a bespoke Epic Europe ski trip. The special thought and care that they put into our holiday made it our best yet." - L.M.; CA USA


Would you like more information, or to have us create a tailored trip for you? We would be glad to begin the design process for your ultimate experience in the Alps. 

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