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Get an overview of this hotelSki-in/ski-out hotel with a full-service spa



Located in the mountains, this Zermatt hotel offers ski-in/ski-out access within 3 mi (5 km) of Gorner Ridge, Furi - Trockener Steg Cable Car, and Riffelberg Express Gondola. Matterhorn Express II Cable Car and Furi Ski Area are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Hotel Features

Ski into Riffelhaus 1853, where you can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge, eat a meal at the restaurant, and enjoy comforts including a spa tub and a full-service spa.

Room Amenities

All 25 rooms feature thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find room service, free bottled water, and hair dryers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

After a day on the slopes, indulge in a treatment at the full-service spa or soothe your muscles in the spa tub. When the sun goes down, sip après-ski drinks in the hotel's bar.

The hotel offers a restaurant. A complimentary breakfast is offered. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This ski hotel also offers ski storage, a sauna, and a steam room. A total renovation of this property was completed in October 2014.

Riffelhaus 1853 is a smoke-free property.

  • Total number of rooms - 25 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Garden 
  • Library 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1853 
  • Sauna 
  • Ski storage 
  • Ski-in/ski-out access 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

  • Phone 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Slippers 
  • Shower only 
  • In-room safe 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 

Where to Eat

A complimentary breakfast is offered.

Onsite venue - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specializes in regional cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include ski-in/ski-out access, a spa tub, a sauna, and a steam room.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Sledding nearby 
  • Rock climbing nearby 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the hotel's full-service spa, Riffelberg Spa. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

  • Steam room in spa 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

This hotel is located on top of a mountain. Guests must ride the Gornergrat Bahn (surcharge) cable car from Zermatt to access the property. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.

  • No onsite parking is available.

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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.5 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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We should mention

Guests must transfer to the property via required shuttle and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. One child 2 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).

National Rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 3 stars.

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