Built in 1884, Riffelalp is the perfect isolated spot to get in touch with your inner European royalty.

Riffelalp occupies quite a spot at 2,222 metres’ altitude, and enjoys larger-than-life close-ups of the Matterhorn. The arrival is thrilling – first by the trundling Gornergrat mountain railway, then by snowmobile in winter or Europe’s highest tram in summer. It’s 20 minutes down to Zermatt, with trains running until 11.30pm, or the same up to the Gornergrat, where views extend over 29 summits. You can ski from the doorstep in winter, and in summer there are nice hiking trails, including the spectacular Five Lakes Walk.


The 72 rooms and suites have balconies with stellar views, sumptuous bedding, leather headboards, fresh flowers, and alpine wood details. In addition to the expected five star amenities, rooms have Nespresso coffee machines, smart tv and free W-LAN.  The Riffelalp is a member of the Sandoz Foundation Hotels (Beau-Rivage Palace, Lausanne Palace and Chateau d’Ouchy Lausanne and the Hotel Palafitte, Neuchatel) and can be used in combination for dual destination programs.

Meetings and Events

The Meeting Room at the Riffelalp Resort can accommodate 120 persons in 140 sq m room with high speed wireless internet access.


Ristorante Al Bosco, “Italianità under the Matterhorn”.  Chef Luigi LaFranco will pamper you with culinary delights.  Restaurant Alexandre is the five star Restaurant with a variety of local and seasonal fare.  Bar 2’222M is the cosy lobby bar to sit back and enjoy piano music while savoring your cocktail.  In Winter, the Restaurant Walliserkeller offers a chalet atmosphere with local specialties like cheese fondue, raclette and meat dishes cooked on hot stones.


Sink into a world of equilibrium, relaxation and vitality with massage, saunas, steam baths, saline bath, whirlpool, gym facilities, indoor and outdoor pools and variety of rest and relaxation areas.

Area Information

Zermatt is car free village offering a rich variety of mountain romance 365 days a year. And everything packed into a very small area.  Pulsing with life, Zermatt has shops cafes and bars with Alpine housing dating back 500 years.  Everything is within walking distance and all paths eventually lead directly to the peaceful yet wild mountain world at the foot of the Matterhorn.