Riffelalp Resort


CHF 670 per day

Starting Based on 2-3 people

  • Category: Hotel
  • Location: Mountains
  • Standard: Luxurious
  • Style: Traditional

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Zermatt has no shortage of luxury hotels. The Riffelalp Resort stands out, however, as the only option located on a 2,222-meter/7,290-foot summit with front and center views of the Matterhorn. Accessing the hotel requires a 20-minute ride on the Gornergrat train, but the tradeoff is that guests enjoy a reprieve from the sea of tourists in town. The atmosphere is upscale, but not so fancy as to lose the connection with the mountain setting. Guest rooms are cozy and well-appointed. There’s a playground, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, and two excellent restaurants onsite. Limitless outdoor activities begin right here.

Favorite Features

  • Baby Ready: Crib and highchair available
  • Toddler Fun: World’s most scenic playground
  • School Age Action: Near long list of age-appropriate sports and activities
  • Cool for Teens: Near long list of age-appropriate sports and activities
  • Extraordinary location perched on a mountain summit
  • Peaceful mountain atmosphere set apart from bustle of town
  • Cozy and well-appointed guest rooms
  • Excellent onsite dining
  • Limitless outdoor activities begin right here

Families Should Know

  • Hotel is 20-minute train ride from Zermatt village
  • Rates include half-board in restaurants and train arrival/departure
  • Year-round heated indoor/outdoor swimming pools
  • Outdoor pool is small and geared toward adult relaxation
  • Casual restaurant is best for kids
  • Babysitting 25 CHF+ per hour
  • WIFI is free
  • No cars allowed in Zermatt – fee-based parking near train station in Tasch
  • Minimum stay of 7 nights during the winter high season (school holidays in February, March and Easter)
    and a minimum of 10 nights over New Year.

Ciao Bambino Recommends For Ages:

  • Baby Ready
  • Toddler Fun
  • School Age Action
  • Cool for Teens

More To Know & Do

Sports + Activities

  • skiing
  • hiking
  • shoeshoeing
  • sledding
  • paragliding
  • bike riding

Local Excursions

  • Zermatt village
  • Breuil village (Italy)


  • rooms, suites, and apartments
  • TV/DVD player
  • mini-fridge/safe/hair dryer
  • balcony for most rooms
  • WIFI in rooms and public areas
  • twice-daily housekeeping
  • room service
  • disabled access
  • two onsite restaurants/bars
  • indoor/outdoor swimming pools and whirlpools
  • spa
  • fitness room
  • outdoor playground
  • bowling alley
  • babysitting on request
  • concierge