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Riffelhaus 1853

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#58 of 109 Hotels in Zermatt
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Having never visited Zermatt we stayed with the family for 8 incredible days of skiing and could not have been happier with our choice of hotel. The location is unbeatable with direct access to the slopes and wonderful views of Matterhorn. What really made the stay special was the restaurant with a great breakfast and excellent set of menus for...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed only for one night in Riffelhaus in January. Hotel is very nice, at a high altitude. Complete relax and amazing views in the morning, like nowhere else. New and very nice SPA. Such a calm and peaceful place. We will come back next year for more days. Good breakfast. The only negative point that when we checked in...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 15 times coming back to this lovely hotel it still is not boring. Nothing can replace the incredible view from the restaurant in the morning. You must make personally experience using the outdoor whirlpool with -20 degree temperature and seeing the mountains top in afterglow. We say thank you to Raymond and his crew for the job they do,...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riffelhouse is centrally placed on the mountain (2500m) next to several lifts. You can thus easily be the first on the snow without having to fight other early skiers for the lift in the morning. The hotel has recently been renovated - and we found the junior suite to be very nice and comfortable (other than the pillow). The spa...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably one of the best hotels in Zermatt especially if you're skiing. There is nothing around you except snowfields and mountains and literally one other building which is a restaurant.The views are simply spectacular. Seeing the sun rise turning the Matterhorn golden was my photographic highlight of the trip, and sunset is magical too, with the stars glittering...

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Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Entering the place, we loved the paronamic view. We ordered a "gulasch" soup an onion soup and a salmon Tarte. Tarte: OK, we ate it. Gulasch soup: This was a huge pot of very liquid brew without much inside. The meat was so overcooked that only tiny strings of it were floating around. Onion soup: oversalted, unedible. I pointed this...

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MyMatterhorn_com, Management at Riffelhaus 1853, responded to this review

On behalf of the management and the staff of the Riffelhaus 1853 I thank you for your important feedback. I sincerely apologize for the dishes, which did not please you and the insufficient behavior of the waiter. I assure you, that we will make a big effort to improve the situation right away and therefore hope to welcome you back...

Trier, Germany
Reviewed December 25, 2016 via mobile

Love this hotel for a few solid reasons: first, the location is beyond incredible! The Matterhorn is captured in full view at all times. Sitting on the outside patio with those views will remind you how wonderful life is. Second, the spa is a perfect little spa with outstanding services, a jacuzzi worth the admission price alone and of course,...

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Lajeado, RS
Reviewed November 5, 2016

We stayed at the hotel Riffelhaus 1853 at the end of August. The spot is idyllic, with fabulous frontal view of the Matterhorn, imposing and beautiful.  You reach the hotel via Gornergrat train from the center of Zermatt to the third last train station. The train ride is amazing, with great views of Zermatt, the Matterhorn and the mountains and...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful mountain hotel in Zermatt. The view from Hotel is unreal. Matterhorn mountain is just in front of you and looks awesome. Breakfast buffet is nice and dinner is fine. Hotel is located middle of the ski slopes. They have a sauna with a perfect Matterhorn view.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Excellent retreat for mountain biking and chill down. I found really what we were looking for in excellent service and down time after mountain biking and active location. Super nice view and hot tub.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riffelhaus 1853

Address: Riffelberg 2500m, Zermatt 3920, Switzerland (Formerly Hotel Riffelberg)
Location: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Zermatt
Price Range: $329 - $614 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riffelhaus 1853 4*
Number of rooms: 25
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Also Known As:
Riffelberg Hotel Zermatt
Hotel Style:
#37 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Zermatt
#38 Luxury Hotel in Zermatt
#39 Spa Hotel in Zermatt
#47 Romantic Hotel in Zermatt
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“Junior suites have views to Matterhorn and sunrise. Beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles hbj1973, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Rooms with Matterhorn view, ideally with balcony (especially in summer)”
 of 5 bubbles pyromania7, Aug 10, 2016 | Read review
“Room 201 is great! Some of the room have only lateral Matterhorn view. It worth paying a bit more and getting the frontal view.”
 of 5 bubbles Anietta18, Feb 11, 2016 | Read review
“A room with a view of the Matterhorn!”
 of 5 bubbles CHCH50, Aug 27, 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the end with views of the Matterhorn”
 of 5 bubbles pilotgirl_17, Jul 16, 2015 | Read review
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