Riffelhaus 1853

Rated 9.3 in 449 reviews. 25 rooms.


Hotel Riffelhaus is living testimony to the golden age of mountaineering. Mountain climbing and hotel history were written here. In 1853, the hotel on the Riffelberg was the second hotel in Zermatt. It opened even before the Gornergrat railway was built. The beams and stones were hauled up the mountain by mules and using a lot of manpower. Over the course of the decades, the initial mountain climber accommodations developed into a comfortable mountain hotel, without losing the atmosphere of the pioneering days.

Located at 2,500 metres above sea level, Riffelhaus 1853 offers panoramic views of the mountains around Zermatt from all rooms.

Spa Facilities

  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Hammam
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre

Available Rooms

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Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places nearby Riffelhaus 1853

  1. Riffelberg

    Depuis que Mme Pinkwart est partie, l'hotel a perdu de son charme... À bas le MATTTERHORN GROUP...

    104 m from hotel
    Gornergrat Mount

  2. Buffet & Bar Riffelberg

    Try spaghetti carbonara - simple but very delicious. And Riffelberg coffee as a final point - also nice.

    105 m from hotel

  3. GGB - Zermatt Gornergratbahn


    164 m from hotel

  4. Zermatt, Switzerland

    Beautiful place

    165 m from hotel

  5. Klein Matterhorn

    The most photographed point in the Alps.

    336 m from hotel
    Piccolo Cervino

  6. Chemihitta

    Good food, great drinks, nice people. Expensive, but on par with rates in the rest of Zermatt...

    0.9 km from hotel

  7. Iglu Dorf

    Staff Party was great...thx

    0.9 km from hotel
    Gornergrat (2727m)

  8. Restaurant Alphitta

    The trout salad has an entire fish on it. Light lunch option.

    0.9 km from hotel

  9. Riffelalp

    Try Zermatt Festival - Great Concerts!

    0.9 km from hotel

  10. Zum See

    Good Foud Great Wine

    2.2 km from hotel
    Zum See

  11. Chez Vrony

    The best place in Zermatt for me.

    2.3 km from hotel

  12. Gornergrat

    Best place to take pictures of the Matterhorn and easy to reach from Zermatt with the highest open-air rack railway in Europe!

    2.5 km from hotel
    Gornergrat (3089 m)