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Riffelhaus 1853, Zermatt, Switzerland

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Riffelberg 2500m, Zermatt, VS, 3920, Switzerland

4-star ski-in/ski-out hotel with ski storage, near Matterhorn Ski Paradise
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Great location
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Delicious food
Bar could improve

Riffelhaus 1853, Zermatt, Switzerland

from Rs27,956
  • Double Room
  • Double Room, Mountain View (Matterhorn View)
  • Junior Suite, Mountain View (Matterhorn View)

What’s around Riffelhaus 1853, Zermatt, Switzerland


  • Matterhorn Ski Paradise
  • Gornergrat Station - 41 min walk
  • Gorner Ridge - 42 min walk
  • Furi - Trockener Steg Cable Car - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Riffelberg Express Gondola - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • Furi Ski Area - 3 mi / 4.9 km
  • Matterhorn Express II Cable Car - 3.1 mi / 5 km

Getting around

  • Geneva (GVA-Cointrin Intl.) - 80.6 miles/129.6 km
  • Sion (SIR) - 25.4 miles/40.9 km
  • Riffelberg - 1 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 25 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 4 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM.
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. This hotel is located on top of a mountain. Guests must ride the Gornergrat Bahn (surcharge) cable car from Zermatt to access the property.
Zermatt is in a car-free zone and can be reached only by train.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Things to do
  • Sledding on site
  • Snowshoeing on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1853
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).


On Site

  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Sledding on site
  • Snowshoeing on site


  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Riffelhaus 1853, Zermatt, Switzerland’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Riffelberg
  • Riffelhaus 1853 Hotel
  • Riffelhaus 1853 Zermatt
  • Riffelhaus 1853 Hotel Zermatt
  • Hotel Riffelberg Zermatt
  • Riffelberg
  • Riffelberg Hotel
  • Riffelberg Zermatt
  • Riffelhaus 1853 Hotel Zermatt
  • Riffelhaus 1853 Hotel
  • Riffelhaus 1853 Zermatt
  • Riffelhaus 1853


The hotel offers only a set menu for dinner (surcharge). The hotel advises that guests will be unable to have dinner off site in Zermatt due to the limited cable car schedule in the evening.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 3.00 per person, per night for adults; CHF 1.5 per night for guests aged 6-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for CHF 120.0 per day

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 51 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Excellent food, fantastic location, amazing views!!
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Sensational beauty and good quality lodgings
The location is amazing and the quality of the breakfast and dinner is high. Staying up in the ski area is really worthwhile.
ilRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hotel up in the mountains
Located up in the pistes, this is the ultimate ski in/ski out hôtel. Not for big party goes as access to town is more limited. Rooms are clean and simple. Food is good but could be better. Spa is excellent with an amazing view of the matterhorn
Yu-Miao, gb7 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
We didn't go for the skiing so looking back on the visit, I would have stayed in Zermatt and just visited the top of the mountain. The hotel was a skiing paradise but nothing luxurious. Rooms were nice,clean and spacious. Spa was excellent. Staff was helpful but not doing things that were reflective in the price we paid for the stay. I was opposed to having dogs sit in the dining area while eating a four course dinner.
Stephen, us1 night romance trip

Riffelhaus 1853, Zermatt, Switzerland

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