Riffelhaus 1853

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Located at 2,500 metres above sea level, Riffelhaus 1853 offers panoramic views of the mountains around Zermatt from all rooms.

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.



Riffelhaus 1853's facilities

Most popular facilities
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bottle of water
General
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi available in all areas
Business facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Pool and wellness
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Hot tub/jacuzzi
  • Hammam
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Pool with view
  • Heated pool
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Swimming Pool
Common areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Sun terrace
Miscellaneous
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
Activities
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Ski storage
  • Ski-to-door access
Services
  • Internet services
  • WiFi
  • Free WiFi
Safety & security
  • Smoke alarm
Reception services
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleanliness & disinfecting
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against Coronavirus
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
Food & drink safety
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Delivered food is securely covered
Safety features
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • First aid kit available
  • Access to health care professionals
Physical distancing
  • Cashless payment available
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Free toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Slippers
  • Bath or shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body soap
Room Amenities
  • Safety deposit box
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Clothes rack
  • Pool towels
  • Trash cans
  • Socket near the bed
  • Adapter
  • Feather pillow
Media & Technology
  • TV
  • Telephone
  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
Outdoor & View
  • View
Services & Extras
  • Towels
  • Linen
  • Key card access
Accessibility
  • Accessible by lift
Spoken Languages
  • French
  • English
  • German

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Good to know

workCheck in: From 16:00 Until 18:00
Check out: From 07:00 Until 11:00
groupGroups: When booking more than 3 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
wifiInternet: WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
local_parkingParking: No parking available.
petsPets: Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
child_friendlyChildren and extra bed policy:
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 2 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
  • Children up to and including 0 years old stay for free when using an existing bed.
  • Children from 3 years old to 7 years old stay for CHF 20 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • Children from 8 years old to 12 years old stay for CHF 95 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • People 13 years old and over stay for CHF 120 per person per night when using an available extra bed.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
  • Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
FAQ about Riffelhaus 1853
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


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