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Riffelalp Resort 2222 m
Ranked #50 of 109 Hotels in Zermatt
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
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34 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“simply awesome”
Reviewed 13 September 2011

This is a fantastic hotel in a fantastic setting. With the Matterhorn right out your balcony, and elevated above Zermatt, you cannot beat the setting or view. The service was fantastic, the food great, the room charming, and you the heated therapy pool has to be experienced.

We happened to be there on Swiss National Day, and the concert, reception, fireworks, and bon fire (complete with champagne) all put on by the Hotel free of charge were a special bonus.

It takes an effort to get to the Rifflealp, but that is part of its charm, and worth the inconvenience.

Rated it down on value, just a bit, due to the Swiss Franc, which is beyond the hotel's control.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2011

This was the cosiest resort we ever stayed in. Located high above zermatt with personalised views of the Matterhorn you couldn't ask for more. Lovely rooms and great food and service. Great place to stay if you like to walk out on a trekking path or want to ski right out of the hotel. I wish they upgraded our room as they had promised though.. But nevertheless it was a great place to stay and we will be back next time.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2011

We stayed out the Riffelalp in early July for 3 nights. The Matterhorn Suite is unbelievable with fantastic views of the mountain and top of the line electronics including remote control lights, windows etc....
We ate in both restaurants and each were very good, with the Alexander room being more formal. Service was polite and efficient.
If you can afford it, this is one of the great hotels to visit. Hiking is at your doorstep, spa, pool and tennis court are right outside your door except you at 7300 feet.
Our family was able to paraglide(arranged by the hotel) and is not to be missed.
This is one of the great hotels we have visited anywhere in the world.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2011

This resort definitively deserves its Swiss 5 stars rating.
We had a "chalet" room in the main building; perfectly kept, great bathroom, wood-panelled and soberly decorated; efficient gadgets to manage the lightings and the curtains; kind "welcome" bottle of wine at arrival
Only the view on the Matterhorn from the balcony is worth the travel.
Fine breakfast and meals at the main restaurant, "Alexandre" with a good wine list. I was disappointed by the Italian restaurant "Al Bosco"; it does not taste like Italy.
For those who enjoy a cigar, there is a "fumoir".
Large inside swimming pool and outside jacuzzi with sunbathing area.
Reception and service in general are close to perfection; the manager, Mr Walther, is very present and has a word for each guest.
The hotel is at the start of some good hiking trails; indeed, one must leave its car outside of Zermatt, what implies some time devoted to transit if you want to start a hike from another area.
This brings us to the arrival at Riffelalp : if you come by car, you must leave it at a parking (booked by the hotel) in Täsch; from there you take a taxi to the outskirts of Zermatt; then, you are transferred to an electrical car to reach the Görnegrat Bahn train station; the train takes you to the Riffelalp station, some 600 meters above Zermatt; and there, in the end, you take a private tramway to the hotel; the whole process is seamless and efficiently managed; hotel staff takes care of your luggage all the time.
I warmly recommend to test a stay at Riffelalp; it is an unforgettable memory..

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

Fantastic Hotel ,go stay at this wonderful resort, brilliant the best, sell your kids, sell your wife, sell your husband, just go.Just pay what ever it takes.Spent my 50th with my wife and 5 friends at the Riffelalp.We skied,sunbathed ,mountain biked and did a trip around the Matterhorn with Air Zermatt fantastic all in 5 days .

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Riffelalp Resort 2222 m

Property: Riffelalp Resort 2222 m
Address: Zermatt 3920, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Swiss Alps > Canton of Valais > Zermatt
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Family Hotel in Zermatt
#9 Business Hotel in Zermatt
#22 Romantic Hotel in Zermatt
#30 Luxury Hotel in Zermatt
#33 Ski-In / Ski-Out Hotel in Zermatt
#35 Spa Hotel in Zermatt
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€€
Hotel Class:5 star — Riffelalp Resort 2222 m 5*
Number of rooms: 72
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