- A five-star hotel as stirring as its altitude. Piste-side Riffelalp seems in touching distance of the Matterhorn and oozes superlatives – including Europe’s highest pool and tramway. Three restaurants & a sublime spa complete the resort.
- At 2,222 meters above sea level and only reacheable by train, Riffelalp is situated on a tranquil alpine plateau and boasts eye-level views of the famed Matterhorn.
- Since the 19th century, guests have considered the Riffelalp as an exclusive place for peace and relaxation.
- In the summer, Riffelalp offers a typical Alpine scenery with meadows and cows. In the winter, the Riffelalp Resort is in the middle of the world famous Zermatt ski resort – the ski slopes go directly past the hotel – and is a perfect ski-in, ski-out hotel.
- Choose from two elegant restaurants at lunch and three at dinner, all with spectacular alpine views, or sample restaurants in town with the Dine Around offer.
- Europe’s highest wellness-center, outdoor pool with spectacular view of the Matterhorn.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
In summer our certified ski instructor and mountain guide Yann, will take you on 3 days a week to guided day trips, including easy hikes or an ascent of a peak of 4000 m (included in your room rate).Sporty visitors can hop onto bikes and embark on an impressive bike tour on wonderful trails. And those who want something more leisurely can walk through the meadows, where curious marmots sometimes accept food.
The hiking possibilities in Zermatt are infinitely diverse. The spectrum ranges from walking over alpine pastures and easy panorama walks to demanding mountain tours. The Riffelalp Resort is in the middle of the Zermatt hiking area. Short or long, easy or difficult, steep or flat: the possibilities are many.Set out with Yann, our hiking guide, on a discovery tour. In the summer, our certified ski instructor and mountain guide takes our hotel guests on guided hikes three days a week, or on accompanied tours through the world of the chamois and ibexes.
The mountains around Zermatt offer varying trails for every type of rider. With its incomparable scenery, Zermatt offers pure inspiration for beginners and advanced riders. There are fun routes for every riding style: comfortable or sporty, with a lot of flow, or steep and technical. For all-day bike tours or short afternoon trips, the mountains around the Riffelalp resort have everything to make a biker’s heart beat faster.Good to know: the varied bike offering, such as guided bike tours or the Sunrise Bike Ride, promise experiences that you will remember for a long time.
Zermatt is a Mecca for mountaineers and those who would like to be mountaineers. But climbing the Matterhorn immediately is not recommended. How about ascending your first 4,000-metre peak, climbing the Riffelhorn or taking the Mammut via ferrata route? It’s worth a look at our programme led by our very own mountain guide, Yann! Do you want to go even higher? Let our concierge book a tour for you with the local Zermatt mountain guide office.
In winter Bayard-Sports is conveniently located in our building; here you can rent skis, snowboards and other equipment (for hotel guests only).In Zermatt you can experience perfect ski days with many kilometres of slopes, cross-border runs, a lot of sun and fantastic snow. 360 kilometres of slopes in the international ski domain offer wonderful views, as well as atmosphere, culture and superior gastronomy. For skiers and snowboarders, in the winter season the Riffelalp is a dream.
On a small plateau above Zermatt, the Riffelalp Resort 2222m has the distinction of being Europe’s highest luxury hotel. Built in 1884 as a summer-only enclave, the property enjoys such a lofty location that it’s one of the few hotels in the world that is unreachable by car. Throughout the 19th century, Europe’s high society would check into the Riffelalp for six weeks at a time to relax and rejuvenate. Today, ski and nature lovers take advantage of the mild microclimate and unique location in the heart of the Gornergrat skiing and hiking area. The region has a nine-hole golf course. Dining options includes The Alexandre, Walliserkeller, Ristorante al Bosco, Mark Twain Lounge and Dine Around.
Arriving is an experience in itself. As the rack railway climbs and the commotion of the village is left behind, sit back, relax and enjoy the majestic view of the Matterhorn. In the summer, the highest tram in Europe waits at Riffelalp station to take you on what is probably the shortest tram ride in the world to the Riffelalp Resort. In the winter, our porter will be happy to pick you up on the skidoo. Or you can make use of the short walk through the picturesque forest to listen to the silence of Riffelalp for the first time.
All 70 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Guests will also find minibars, room service (during limited hours) and premium bedding.
Room Natur Grandlit
Room NATURE Grandlit. ca. 20-25m²,for 1 person, in the middle of the nature.
Room Natur Classic
Room NATUR CLASSIC, Ca. 26-30m2, In The Middle Of The Nature.
Chambre Matterhorn Classic
Room MATTERHORN CLASSIC, ca. 30-37m2, with view to the surrounding mountains and to the Matterhorn, bathroom with tub.
Chambre Natur Superior
Room NATUR SUPERIOR, ca. 37-43m2, in the middle of the nature.
Room Matterhorn Superior
Room MATTERHORN SUPERIOR, ca. 40m2, balcony and view to the surrounding mountains and to the Matterhorn, bathroom with tub and shower, separated WC.
Matterhorn Junior Suite
Matterhorn Junior Suite, ca. 48m2, balcony and view to the surrounding mountains and to the Matterhorn, bathroom with tub and shower, separated WC.
Suite Monte Rosa
Grandiose Suite «Monte Rosa», ca. 75m2, with balcony and view to the surrounding mountains and the Matterhorn, one bedroom with a king size bed, one berth with a bunk bed, living room, bath with separate shower.
Grandiose Suite « Matterhorn », ca. 104m2, with balcony and view to the surrounding mountains and the Matterhorn, 1 bed room with a king size bed, 1 separate bedroom with a queen size bed (1.40m), living room, bathroom with separate shower.
3,5 room apartment 600
Upper 3*-standard, in our “Alpenresidenz Augstkumme” (100m from the hotel). The “Alpenresidenz Augstkumme” is about 100m from the hotel. On the other side of the ski slope / of the garden, you will find the absolute calm. As we do not offer the room service in the apartments, you may choose upon arrival the “Minibar” drinks with which we shall fill your refrigerator.
3,5 duplex room apartment 601
The “Alpenresidenz Augstkumme” is about 100m from the hotel. On the other side of the ski slope / of the garden, you will find the absolute calm. As we do not offer the room service in the apartments, you may choose upon arrival the “Minibar” drinks with which we shall fill your refrigerator.
The Riffelalp Resort 2222m combines different types of gastronomy with one profile: Restaurant Alexandre, the mainstay for hotel guests. The Walliserkeller with its regional cuisine cooked on the open fire. Ristorante Al Bosco with its wonderful summer terrace: excellent gastronomy on the edge of the ski slope.
Ristorante Al Bosco
The Matterhorn stands on the opposite side of the valley, almost surreal. Both on the sun terrace and inside the cosy restaurant, here you can admire the exceptional view of the famous Swiss mountains and the panorama of the Zermatt. Right next to the Riffelberg – Schweigmatten ski slope, the Al Bosco is the perfect place in winter to refuel with a hot chocolate or to have a lunch break. In the summer, the sun terrace invites walkers and sun lovers to relax. Over evening dinner, the light and the weather provide a spectacular natural backdrop.
Restaurant Alexandre combines a cosy atmosphere and a spectacular view of the Matterhorn with the exquisite cuisine of regional and Mediterranean specialities. The dining room, at the heart of the hotel and with wood-panelled walls, exudes Alpine romanticism. The restaurant offers more than a quick breakfast or a brief evening meal. In the morning, enjoy a substantial breakfast with regional delicacies, a wide selection of healthy juices and freshly prepared scrambled eggs. In the evening, the Alexandre brings the Mediterranean to the mountains. Dining here is a must for anyone who loves fresh products from the sea, lakes or rivers, and meat lovers won’t feel short-changed at the Restaurant Alexandre either.
Bar 2222m is in the middle of the Resort and is the ideal meeting place at any time of day through to the early hours for stimulating conversation. Whether you want coffee in the morning, cold drinks and delicious snacks at midday, afternoon tea, a pre-dinner or post-dinner drink in the evening, our menu always has what you need. Huge windows stretching from the floor to the ceiling provide a breath-taking view of the Matterhorn and the outstanding nature, making you feel at one with the mountains. In summer, another highlight awaits: on our lovely terrace, the Matterhorn, the fauna and the flora feel even closer still. Cow bells ring not far away and alpine flowers adorn the surrounding meadows.
The Walliserkeller has a rustic and cosy chalet and mountain hut atmosphere, perched at an altitude of 2,222 metres, combined with delicious food. The perfect mix for a cosy winter evening as a couple or for a convivial gathering. The regional cuisine from the Pennine Alps spoils you with selected Swiss specialities such as cheese fondue, raclette and grills and guarantees a daily treat. Every winter, the smell of warm cheese attracts cheese lovers competing to be the next “Raclette Champion”. Whoever eats the most portions of raclette wins the title.
“Simply stunning!” are the first thoughts that come to mind when entering the Vinothek. A paradise for wine lovers and sommeliers that is like a little museum. Embedded in wood and stone, the wine bottles are laid down according to their origin. In winter, several wine tastings take place each week in our small vault, exclusively for our hotel guests. On Mondays, our Maître d’Hôtel or his assistant takes you on a journey through the Valais wine-growing region; on Wednesdays through the Italian wineries and on Fridays a trip around the world.
Escape the everyday routine and relax in the Spa 2222m while your gaze soaks up the beauty of the Matterhorn. For your well-being, we have a wide range of beneficial massages. Whether you want a soothing sports massage after a long day’s skiing, or a relaxing massage for your tired hiking legs, you can pamper yourself and recharge your batteries in a warm and cosy atmosphere. Put yourself in the magical hands of our trained massage team and enjoy the Alpine-herb based treatments or our own massage oilmade by our spa manager, Stefan. Our team is happy to advise you and to help you choose the right treatment for you.Inside our spa, further places of retreat are available, to allow your mind to relax.
You could take a dip in our large indoor pool with integrated bubble bath, warm up in our saunas or steam baths, or relax in the relaxation room or by the open fire. For a very special experience, our Chriiter-Grotta provides a special cave-like atmosphere with stones and water. If you want something more active, you can let off steam in our fitness area.
Europe’s highest outdoor pool.
In the highest spa in Europe, experience pure well-being and deep relaxation. A particular highlight is our outdoor pool, heated to 35ºC, surrounded with a wonderful panorama of the Pennine Alps and with a direct view of the breath-taking Swiss landmark, the Matterhorn. In the summer, the Zermatt panorama gleams in full splendour and offers the perfect backdrop for relaxing on a sun lounger. Enjoy the peace and nature in this dreamlike environment.
The Matterhorn Golf Club between Täsch and Randa has a nine-hole course and a wonderful view of the Breithorn. A new and unique concept in Switzerland is that you can play each hole off a different tee. This means you can play the course twice in different ways and thus play 18 holes.The golf course can be reached from Riffelalp with the Gornergrat railway and a short taxi journey. We would be happy to reserve your tee-off time for you. We can arrange the transfer for you, and your golf bag will be waiting for you in the “Welcome Parking” in Täsch.