Located at 9 feet 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.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.6 for a two-person trip.

Riffelhaus 1853 has been welcoming Booking.com guests since Sep 14, 2010

Nearby Ski Lifts:
  • Riffelberg - Gifthittli - 550 feet

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.6)

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet



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Room Type
Bedroom :
2 twin beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Property questions and answers
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  • Hi. I will like to book a room from 9 to 11 Dec. My wife, my son and myself will like to be in one room. Do you provide extra sofa bed options?
    We reopen for winter on 10th December. In Double Rooms we can add an extra bed and all Junior Suites are equipped with a sofabed.
    Answered on 17 November 2021
  • Hi, are there any snowshoeing routes from the hotel? Also is the restaurant open for evening meal?
    Good day, there is a snow hiking trail starting at the hotel and leading you up to Gornergrat, the top at 3100m altitude. More hiking trails are aroun..
    Answered on 10 March 2021
  • Hello, Is it possible that we reserve this Junior Suite for a family of 2 adults and 2 children? Thank you
    Yes, there is a sofa bed where can prepared for 2 children.
    Answered on 11 January 2021
  • Can we stay 2 adults and 1 child in 1 room? How much for the kid. (No extra bed)
    We have several rooms with the possibility to add a child bed. Until 8 years there is a supplement of CHF 20.
    Answered on 25 March 2022
  • Hi, we are a group of 3 adults. Can we add an extra bed to the room? How much for additional charge? Thank you.
    We have in several rooms the possibility to add an extra bed. For the 3rd person we have a supplement of CHF 120 per night incl breakfast and dinner.
    Answered on 28 April 2022
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Hotel area info *
1 Restaurant On Site

    Restaurant Riffelhaus 1853

    Food: Italian, Local, European

Amenities of Riffelhaus 1853
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Slippers
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • View
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Ski-in, ski-out access
  • Ski storage
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
Living Area
  • Desk
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/Champagne
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Pet bowls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Baggage storage
  • Fax/Photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Currency exchange
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Smoke alarms
  • Key card access
  • Safe
  • Smoke-free property
  • Heating
  • Chapel/Shrine
  • Carpeted
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Pool with view
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/Beach towels
  • Locker rooms
  • Spa/Wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/Relaxation area
  • Steam room
  • Spa facilities
  • Turkish/Steam Bath
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
Languages Spoken
  • German
  • English
  • French

House rules

Riffelhaus 1853 takes special requests – add in the next step!


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM


7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib upon request
3 - 7 years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 20 per child, per night
8 - 12 years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 95 per child, per night
13+ years
Extra bed upon request
CHF 120 per person, per night

Prices for cribs and extra beds aren't included in the total price. They'll have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the option you choose. Check your selected option for more info.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.


When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa JCB Diners Club American Express Riffelhaus 1853 accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Please note that Zermatt is car-free. You can only drive as far as Täsch and then reach Zermatt by train. The station of the Gornergrat mountain railway is right next to the train station.

Please note that the hotel can only be reached by railway. The last train leaves Zermatt at 19:24 (seasonal schedules vary; please consult a timetable).

The “Swiss Postcard“ is accepted as payment.

Please note that the on-site restaurant is the only restaurant in the area.

FAQs about Riffelhaus 1853

  • The prices at Riffelhaus 1853 may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at Riffelhaus 1853 can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free
    • Buffet

  • Riffelhaus 1853 offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Spa
    • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
    • Sauna
    • Turkish/Steam Bath
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Skiing
    • Spa/Wellness packages
    • Locker rooms
    • Steam room
    • Swimming pool
    • Spa facilities
    • Spa lounge/Relaxation area

  • Room options at Riffelhaus 1853 include:

    • Twin
    • Suite
    • Double

  • Riffelhaus 1853 is 2 miles from the center of Zermatt.

  • Yes, there's a hot tub. You can find out more about this and the other facilities at Riffelhaus 1853 on this page.

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. See details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • Riffelhaus 1853 has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant Riffelhaus 1853

  • Check-in at Riffelhaus 1853 is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.