Riffelhaus 1853

4.0 star property
Zermatt ski-in/ski-out hotel with spa and ski storage

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Riffelhaus 1853

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Outdoor spa tub
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; Regional cuisine, garden views

Overview of Riffelhaus 1853

9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Pet-friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
Riffelberg 2500m, Zermatt, VS, 3920
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Outdoor pool
  • Ski storage
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa tub
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Library
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker

Room options

Superior Double Room

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Junior Double Room

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Single Sofa Bed

Junior Suite, Balcony, Mountain View (Matterhorn)

  • 24 sq m
  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room (Matterhorn View)

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Double Room, Mountain View

  • Mountain view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Sion (SIR) - 77 min drive
  • Geneva International Airport (GVA) - 80.5 miles/129.5 km
  • Zermatt Station - 2 min drive
  • Zermatt (QZB-Zermatt Train Station) - 2 min drive
  • Riffelberg - 3 min walk


  • Buffet & Bar Riffelberg - 1 min walk
  • Riffelhaus bar - 1 min walk
  • Restaurant Riffelberg - 2 min walk

About this property

Riffelhaus 1853

With ski-in/ski-out access, Riffelhaus 1853 allows you more time for sledging. The restaurant is a perfect spot to grab a bite to eat, and guests returning from the slopes can relax at the hot tub or enjoy après-ski drinks at the bar/lounge. This upmarket hotel also features an outdoor pool, a sauna and a steam room. Ski storage is also available.


English, French, German, Italian

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 25 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM until 9 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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 may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Sledging
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Ski storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1853
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in reception
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Lift


  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Ski storage
  • Snowshoeing
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Skiing lessons nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Ski hire shops

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa.


On-site venue – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in Regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 4.00 per person, per night for adults; CHF 2.00 per night for guests aged 9-16 years old. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for CHF 120.0 per day


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property accepts credit cards and cash.
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.

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Riffelhaus 1853 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riffelhaus 1853 does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riffelhaus 1853?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Riffelhaus 1853?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Riffelhaus 1853?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Riffelhaus 1853?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Riffelhaus 1853.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riffelhaus 1853?
You can check in from 4 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Riffelhaus 1853 and nearby?
Have fun with on-site winter activities such as snowshoeing and sledging. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. Riffelhaus 1853 also has an outdoor pool and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Riffelhaus 1853?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers al fresco dining, Regional cuisine and garden views.
What's the area around Riffelhaus 1853 like?
Riffelhaus 1853 is a short 3-minute walk from Riffelberg and 3 minutes' walk from Gifthittli Gondola.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

We arrived at night and the staff were waiting for us at the train station to help us with the luggage. During the stay, everything was clean, calm, quite, and safe. The outdoor jaccuzi facing the matterhorn is something else, you site there and forget the timing. The staff were super friendly and one thing to notice is they work with each other as family. On top of that, Juliana was a big help to us and made our stay easier. This place is really recommended and I will come again every year for sure.
JIMMY, 5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best alpine location I have visited
Amazing location, excellent staff, really enjoyed the stay. Ski in and out with the best views of the matterhorn
philip, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was absolutely beautiful, and the staff was extremely kind and helpful. 10/10 recommend staying here!
Rebecca, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Put this place on your bucket list . Has a can’t beat location, staff is amazing, great food and stunning views.
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10/10 Exceptional

Awesome views. Awesome food. Hidden charges not totally revealed
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10/10 Exceptional

N., 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The best hotel experience
The location was amazing, the hotel is quaint and one of a kind. The views of the Matterhorn are amazing. The staff all went above and beyond expectations. I can’t wait to rebook!!
Serge, 8-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

What an amazing experience! The hotel property and the views make for a memorable experience. I could not have been happier with the hotel! Amazing.
ann, 1-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

I absolutely love the secluded location and outstanding views of the Matterhorn. What really lifts this hotel above and beyond are the staff and how welcoming, warm, and hilarious they all are. They really do make this place a cherished memory indeed. Also the food is amazing! High quality and lots of choice. Breakfast is also delicious with bacon, scrambled eggs, sausage, porridge, unlimited hot drinks. All included in the price
Brandon, 5-night romance trip
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