This unusual place is perched on the Aletsch glacier, the largest in the Alps, surrounded by snowy peaks. It's a 20-minute walk from Belalp, a traditional, car-free village.
  Some ten years ago Jacqueline and John Wegink visited this hotel while on holiday. They found a disappointing hotel in a stunning location. Seeing its potential, they persuaded the owners to sell, and transformed it into an interesting crossover between Alpine apartment, house and hotel.
  In the main building there are 19 bedrooms and in two chalets nearby, named Heidi and Peter, there are 6 apartments that can sleep up to 6 people: this is a family-friendly place. If you take an apartment you can still use the hotel facilities: sitting room with stone fireplace, hot tub, whirlpool and sundeck.
  Bedrooms are individually decorated, with hand-made quilts and views of the surrounding mountains. The public spaces have just as much charming detail: antlers on the wall, chandeliers and candles. You can have breakfast in your room; lunch and dinner is served in the restaurant. The menu has local and international dishes. Recent guests have commented on the friendly staff, who help create a warm and homely atmosphere.
  The location is wonderful for summer mountain walks or in the winter for undemanding ski slopes. For those looking for more sophisticated skiing, Zermatt is about an hour's drive.