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Riffelhaus 1853

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Outdoor spa tub
Outdoor spa tub
Junior Suite (Matterhorn View) | Terrace/patio
In-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Riffelhaus 1853

Riffelhaus 1853

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

9.2/10 Superb

72 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
The price is CA $575
Price available on 12/07/2022
Riffelberg 2500m, Zermatt, VS, 3920

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Sion (SIR) - 78 min drive
  • Geneva International Airport (GVA) - 80.5 miles/129.5 km
  • Zermatt Station - 1 min drive
  • Zermatt Gornergratbahn Station - 1 min drive
  • Riffelberg - 3 min walk


  • Aroleid - 17 min drive
  • Brasserie Uno - 20 min drive
  • Stadel - 21 min drive
  • Le Cervin Grill - 21 min drive
  • Waldhaus - 21 min drive

About this property

Riffelhaus 1853

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


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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

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

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer 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 - 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 onsite parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Sledding
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • 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 lobby
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Elevator


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian


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

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

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

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • 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).

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 and collected at the property. Exemptions or reductions might apply. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • 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 9 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 sanitizer.


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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Riffelhaus 1853?
As of 5 Dec 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riffelhaus 1853 on 7 Dec 2022 start from CA $575, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
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 sanitizer, 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 onsite 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 onsite winter activities like snowshoeing and sledding. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the outdoor pool. Riffelhaus 1853 also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Riffelhaus 1853?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining, regional cuisine, and garden views. Nearby restaurants include Aroleid (2.8 mi), Stadel (3.9 mi), and Le Cervin Grill (3.9 mi).
What's the area around Riffelhaus 1853 like?
Riffelhaus 1853 is a short 3-minute walk from Riffelberg and 3 minutes' walk from Riffelberg - Gifthittli. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

N., 1-night trip
Verified guest review

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
Verified guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

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
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice place make sure you arrive early enough to catch train to hotel or your screwed
5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The view is just amazing , we definitely coming back
Victoria, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent view of the town from above and right in front of Matterhorn. Can’t get anything better than that. A good breakfast selection and wellness to relax 4 course dinner spread was also good
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful location and facility. The staff are exceptional and hotel upgrades very well done. Paradise for a skier as it’s truly ski in and out! 25 minute train ride into town so plan accordingly. Thanks to the team at Riffelhaus for a great stay!
Stephen, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The isolated location, the staff and the views are the stand out things about this hotel.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review