World famous for the postcard-perfect vistas that present themselves at every turn, Zermatt is a playground for alpinists and anyone after a chilled out nature break. Of course, the star of the show is the imposing Matterhorn, which guests can admire from virtually anywhere in the resort.
Arriving at the Riffelalp is an adventure in of itself, which adds to the remote and isolated appeal of the place. Guests can transfer on Europe’s highest tramway from the Gornergrat station Riffelalp in 5 minutes. The train ride from Zermatt to Riffelalp station lasts only 20 minutes.
Hotel’s ski-in / ski-out location has everything what a ski lover looks for. The ski slopes go directly past the hotel.
Rooms & Suites:
Boasting over 78 tastefully decorated guestrooms and an eclectic array of stylish suites, this opulent spa resort can accommodate groups of any size in utmost comfort. As a certified superior 5-star hotel, you can expect all of their traditional Swiss chalet style rooms to come complete with an extra cosy interior design. High tech amenities such as integrated entertainment systems and Nespresso coffee machines only add to the appeal.
The smaller quarters feature a lavish bathroom and inviting living and office space, while the grandiose suites boast private balconies.
Spa & Wellness:
There’s nothing better than soothing your aching muscles in a spa after a long day at the ski fields. And that’s pretty much what the Riffelalp is all about.
Known as the Spa 2'222 , this comprehensive highest wellness centre in Europe features 3 individual treatment rooms and heated outdoor and indoor pool. For those just wanting a relaxing soak at the end of the day, the Whirlpool Spa, Finnish Sauna, Schonbiel Cave, Steam Bath, and Chriiter-Grotta are your best bet.
After a bit more activity? A mini fitness studio gives you ample chance to burn a few calories. For a more relaxing spa experience, guests are welcome to make use of the tranquil massage room or work on their tan in the solarium.
Of course, it’s pretty hard to reach a zen-like state of blissful relaxation when you’re worried about the kids. Thankfully, the hotel’s child-friendly games room comes fully stocked with fun activities like table tennis, football, and a selection of consoles. Given the breathtaking natural splendour right at their doorstep, the little ones might well prefer to play outside on the playground and trampoline instead.
Other in-house entertainment options include a bowling alley and a billiards room. The real fun, however, can be found in the forested hills outside.
Food & Drink:
In winter you can choose from 3 restaurants and in summer the resorts opens 2 restaurants and a bar. Guests can enjoy a mouth-watering Italian feast at the Ristorante Al Bosco or sample a glass of local schnapps or two at the homely bar.
At night also myriad of mouth-watering culinary options open their doors to feed famished guests who’ve just arrived after a long day at the snow. Whether you choose fine dining at the exquisite Alexandre Restaurant or Swiss delicacies like Raclette at the traditional Walliserkeller, you’re guaranteed to eat well at the Riffelalp. In fact, the head chef and internationally renowned gastronomic chef Luigi Lafranco will personally make sure of it.
Of course, a good meal always tastes better with a glass of fine wine. And to find the perfect pairing for any occasion, the Maître d’Hôtel is on hand to recommend an excellent offering from Europe or further afield.
Even though the region’s ideal climate results in 300 days of sunshine per year, the Riffelalp is a seasonal resort. The hotel opens from June to September and December to April every year.
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