These are the hotels we recommend in the eastern part of the Valais. We've selected them because of their central location near a train station, their amazing views of the valleys and mountains of the Upper Rhone valley, or because of their budget friendly rooms.
Larger towns such as Visp and Brig offer a wider range of shops and restaurants and also excellent train connections throughout the valley and other Swiss regions. If you prefer smaller towns, then look into hotels in Mörel, Fiesch, Münster-Geschinen, Ulrichen, Obergesteln or Oberwald.
If you want a hotel high up in the mountains, with superb panoramic views, check out the hotels in the car free villages of Bettmeralp and Riederalp. They can be reached by cable car only, so traveling times are longer from these villages if you plan to make day trips outside of the immediate area.
This hotel is situated just above the tree line and next to the Aletsch Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage area. It can only be reached via a cableway and a 30 minute walk. You'll be rewarded with magnificent views of the glacier and the Rhône valley. You can start skiing or hiking directly from the hotel. The hotel has a panoramic restaurant. Altitude: 2137 m.
Peace and quiet, wonderful views, hotel rooms with balcony and wellness facilities define Ferienhotel Waldhaus. It's located at walking distance from the village of Bettmeralp, at a sunny plateau above the Rhone valley. Several cable cars are within easy reach as well. The restaurant serves delicious dishes, including vegan and biological products.
Popular small hotel on the central square in the old town center of Brig. Completely renovated in 2015. It's at walking distance from the train station and the Stockalper Palace. The hotel offers a terrace and an honesty bar. There are plenty of restaurants nearby.
This hotel is situated just above the tree line and next to the Aletsch Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage area. It can only be reached via a cableway and a 10 minute walk. It's a beautiful area for extended walking tours or skiing. The hotel has a sauna, hot tub, whirlpool and an in-house restaurant. You can see the city of Brig deep down in the valley, and there are peaks all around you. A special place to spend the night! Altitude: 2040 m.
Very comfortable hotel just outside the center of town; ideal if you're looking for a quiet but central location. The hotel has an on-site restaurant and terrace.
This affordable hotel is located right across the train station. You can see the Glacier Express from your room! The town center, with plenty of restaurants, is just a few minutes on foot.
The affordable Schlosshotel offers a scenic view of the Stockalper Palace and its parc. It's located just outside the town center.
Hotel des Alpes is worth your consideration if you're planning a stay in the beautiful area of Fiesch. It's within walking distance of the railway station of Fiesch and the cable car to Fiescheralp and Eggishorn. After a day out, you can relax in your renovated hotel room, or have dinner in the on-site restaurant serving Swiss specialties. If you like beer, make sure to taste one from the large selection arranged by a beer-sommelier.
We recommend Hotel Elite in Visp for its very convenient location: right across the railway station of Visp. Zermatt, Saas-Fee and the villages of the eastern Rhone Valley can all be easily reached from here. The hotel provides comfortable rooms with private bathrooms, a restaurant and a bar.
Hotel Touring is located in Naters, the village next to Brig. Brig is just across the river Rhone, at walking distance. The hotel has its own restaurant. It also offers massages.