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“Accessible only by mountain rail or path, the Riffelalp is Europe's highest five star resort. Traditionally styled rooms feature pine clad walls and large glass windows. Expect a unique and breathtaking panorama facing the Matterhorn, plus three restaurants, spa and luxury as standard. ”

“Accessible only by mountain rail or path, the Riffelalp is Europe's highest five star resort. Traditionally styled rooms feature pine clad walls and large glass windows. Expect a unique and breathtaking panorama facing the Matterhorn, plus three restaurants, spa and luxury as standard. ”

Hotel Review

At 2222 m, this traditional, grand yet welcoming resort hotel, opened in 1884, stands “high above the worries of the world” at the second stop on the cog railway that winds up from Zermatt to Gornergrat at 3089 m. Accessible only by rail or by mountain path from the town far below, the hotel is reached on foot or by quaint tram through stone pines and stands on a sunny plateau, with breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, right by the ski slopes. A gracious, dignified and romantic refuge in summer or winter.
Recommended for
  • Spa breaks
  • Pamper and indulge in the on site spa with schonbiel cave, Finish sauna, massages and Chriiter-Grotta.
  • Active Holiday
  • Endless adrenelin fuelled activities in the surrounding area plus many inhouse activities.
 

Written by Fiona Duncan

Recommended For

  • Spa breaks
  • Pamper and indulge in the on site spa with schonbiel cave, Finish sauna, massages and Chriiter-Grotta.
  • Active Holiday
  • Endless adrenelin fuelled activities in the surrounding area plus many inhouse activities.
  • Skiing
  • One of Switzerland's best ski resorts. The hotel is located in the heart of the Gornergrat skiing district.
  • Trekking
  • Hikes begin from the doorsteps with miles of stunning mountain trials to be explored year round.
  • Other Activities
  • There are several excellent dining options from Japanese to Italian and even pizza.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Billiards and bowling available at the hotel, perfect for an after dinner game.
  • Wedding license
  • Views
  • Hills & mountains
  • Full of character
  • Romantic
  • Luxury
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Chic
  • Gym
  • Pet friendly
  • Village
  • Child friendly
  • Wellbeing
  • Traditional

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor and Indoor.
  • Hot Tub
  • In all rooms.
  • Wedding license
  • Bar
  • Views
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Massage
  • Wifi
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Suites
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • In room music system

Activities

  • Skiing
  • One of Switzerland's best ski resorts. The hotel is located in the heart of the Gornergrat skiing district.
  • Climbing
  • Take the challenge and climb the Matterhorn, but be warned only experienced climbers will be allowed.
  • Trekking
  • Hikes begin from the doorsteps with miles of stunning mountain trials to be explored year round.
  • Other Activities
  • There are several excellent dining options from Japanese to Italian and even pizza.
  • Hotel Entertainment
  • Billiards and bowling available at the hotel, perfect for an after dinner game.

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