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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
Ski-in/ski-out hotel with a restaurant
9.4 out of 10 Exceptional
9.4/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
Riffelberg 2500m, Zermatt, VS, 3920

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMatterhorn glacier paradise11 min drive
  • Popular LocationRiffelberg Express Gondola15 min drive
  • Popular LocationMatterhorn Express II Cable Car16 min drive
  • AirportSion (SIR)73 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Zermatt, Riffelhaus 1853 is in a rural area and in the mountains. Walser Museum and Guia Gold Mine are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Matterhorn glacier paradise and Gorner Ridge. Explore all the area has to offer with mountain biking, rock climbing, and hiking/biking trails.

What's nearby

  • Matterhorn glacier paradise - 11 min drive
  • Zermatt - Furi - 11 min drive
  • Riffelberg Express Gondola - 15 min drive
  • Matterhorn Express II Cable Car - 16 min drive
  • Zermatt-Furi Gondola - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Riffelberg - 3 min walk
  • Sion (SIR) - 73 min drive


  • Old Zermatt - 52 min drive
  • Schmuggler-Höhle Zermatt - 20 min drive
  • Buffet & Bar Riffelberg - 1 min walk
  • Bergrestaurant Blatten - 19 min drive
  • La Taverne - 20 min drive

About this property

Riffelhaus 1853

4-star hotel in the mountains
You can look forward to a free breakfast buffet, a terrace, and a garden at Riffelhaus 1853. With amenities like ski-in/ski-out access and ski storage, this hotel is a great place to hit the slopes. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or the steam room. The onsite Regional cuisine restaurant features garden views and al fresco dining. Enjoy onsite activities like snowshoeing and sledding. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a library and dry cleaning/laundry services.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Luggage storage, multilingual staff, and smoke-free premises
  • Free newspapers, an elevator, and a front-desk safe
  • Wedding services
  • Guest reviews say good things about the dining options, helpful staff, and location
Room features
All 25 rooms boast comforts such as bathrobes, in addition to thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Coffee/tea makers, daily housekeeping, and phones


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • Library
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Ski storage
  • Ski-in/ski-out access
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Limited-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Wedding services


  • Garden
  • In the mountains
  • Terrace


  • Elevator


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


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


  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water


  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 4 PM - 9 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

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.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of CHF 20 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 3 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for CHF 120.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 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.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: CHF 20 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 120.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
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.

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 4 stars.

Property is 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 have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Riffelhaus 1853?

As of Jun 7, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Riffelhaus 1853 on Jun 29, 2023 start from $465.15, 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.

Is Riffelhaus 1853 pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of CHF 20 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Riffelhaus 1853?

This hotel doesn't offer parking.

What time is check-in at Riffelhaus 1853?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 9 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Riffelhaus 1853?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Riffelhaus 1853 located?

Located in the mountains, this Zermatt hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access and is within a 5-minute walk of Zermatt-Matterhorn Ski Paradise, Furi - Riffelberg, and Furi Ski Area. Riffelberg - Gifthittli and Cervino - Sci Estivo are also within 5 minutes. Riffelberg is only a 3-minute walk.




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10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was absolutely beautiful, and the staff was extremely kind and helpful. 10/10 recommend staying here!
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Put this place on your bucket list . Has a can’t beat location, staff is amazing, great food and stunning views.

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Awesome views. Awesome food. Hidden charges not totally revealed

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
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!!
Stayed 8 nights in Jan 2022

10/10 Excellent

ann, Tampa

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2021

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

10/10 Excellent

Brandon, England

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
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
Stayed 5 nights in Feb 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Business traveler, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice place make sure you arrive early enough to catch train to hotel or your screwed
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2020