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What we love

The Riffelalp is a wonderfully unique hotel. Only accessible by railway, far from the hustle and bustle you can enjoy the true sense of being in the mountains. The perfect choice for a magical Winter holiday.

Riffelalp Resort *****

70 Rooms & Suites

Setting the scene

The Riffelalp Resort is situated at 2,222m above Zermatt. Part of the experience of staying here is reaching the hotel by the Gornergrat mountain railway - a feature which really adds to the exclusive feel of the hotel and is enjoyed by all.

This property has all the qualities for a memorable stay, with an ideal ski-in, ski-out location in the Riffelalp ski area, gastronomic restaurant and relaxing sun terrace, extensive spa area plus both indoor and outdoor pools and mini-fitness centre. The Riffelalp is an exemplary self-contained resort in itself and even features its own bowling alley! 

The hotel is especially suited to families with young children. It has a supervised playroom (during the winter) welcoming children from two to eight years, that is open Sunday to Friday from 3:00pm to 10:30pm. Here older children can play on the Playstation whilst the younger children can enjoy toys, games as well as arts and crafts available.

Rooms and Suites

65 Rooms:
'Nostalgie' Double room (29 sqm) with and without views to the surrounding mountains. 'Nostalgie' Double Superior room (31 sqm) all with views to the mountains
'Chalet' Double room (37 sqm) with and without balcony and view to the surrounding mountains

5 Suites:
'Chalet' Junior Suite (48 sqm) with balcony and view to the surrounding mountains
'Monte Rosa' Suite (74 sqm) contains master king-size bedroom, area with bunk beds, bathroom with bath tub, separate shower, living room and balcony
'Matterhorn' Suite (104 sqm) contains two bedrooms, bathroom with bath tub, separate shower, living room and balcony

Spa and Wellness

The 'St Trop Alp Spa' is one of the highest altitude spas in Europe. The spa offers guests extensive facilities including an indoor pool with whirlpool, Europe’s highest outdoor pool with water jets and views of the Matterhorn, solarium, steam bath, Finnish sauna, organic sauna, Schönbiel cave with steam bath, Saline bath and grotto.

The Spa also offers a selection of massage treatments and has both a small fitness centre and relaxation areas.

Dining and Après Ski

Ristorante Al Bosco is an elegant restaurant with sun terrace open for lunch and dinner with a predominantly Italian cuisine.

The Mark Twain Lounge is the exclusive sun terrace where you can enjoy a relaxing lunch. Open during the daytime only.

Restaurant Alexandre is the 5-star restaurant available for dinner. This restaurant seats 120 and offers delicious set menus, à la carte dishes, weekly buffets and soirees set against a spectacular view.

Restaurant Walliser-Keller has just 35 seats, for those seeking a warm and homely atmosphere in which to sample the local specialities. It offers regional cuisine from the open fire. 

The Bar is a cosy but spacious bar area, the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail while enjoying the piano music.

Vinothek offers wine tasting with the knowledge from one of their Maîtres d’Hôtel, providing the opportunity to taste some of the finest wines from around the world.

A further attraction is the traditional 'Dine around' with a choice of 15 different restaurants across Zermatt offering a variety of cuisines from classic French, Swiss and Italian through to Japanese and Thai.


  • Distance to piste: Ski in/out access

Distance To Airport

  • Sion (SIR): 1h 30m / 80km
  • Geneva (GVA): 3h 15m / 240km
  • Zurich (ZRH): 3h 40m / 260km


Winter 2020/21 Pricing

Price upon request. Please contact us on +44 1993 899422 for more information and live availability.

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