Located at 2,500 metres above sea level, Riffelhaus 1853 offers panoramic views of the mountains around Zermatt from all rooms. Located right next to the ski slopes with ski-to-door access, it offers a traditional restaurant, a spa area, an outdoor hot tub with views of the Matterhorn, and free WiFi access.
The Riffelhaus is a historic mountain hotel dating from 1853 that was renovated in 2014. The traditionally furnished rooms offer satellite TV and bathrooms with bathrobes and hairdryers. From the balconies in the some room types, as well as from the sun terrace, guests enjoy direct views of the Matterhorn.
The restaurant serves classic Swiss cuisine. Guests can also enjoy a bar, a lounge and a library on site. The spa area features a sauna, a steam bath and a relaxation room. A ski storage room in winter and a bicycle storage room in summer can be used free of charge. The hotel has officially been rated as "Bike Hotel" by the Swiss tourism association.
Riffelhaus 1853 can only be reached by mountain railway from Zermatt. The ride takes 23 minutes.