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Riffelalp Resort 2'222m Zermatt
Zermatt, Switzerland
Great spa facilities • Off the beaten path • Unique setting
Encircled by spectacular snow-capped peaks, the ski-in/ski-out Riffelalp Spa Resort brings the very latest in health and wellness technology to Switzerland’s most stunning surroundings. Featuring world-class pampering, aquatic, and relaxation salons, its Spa 2'222 rates among the finest in the nation. And when better to indulge in such pleasures than after a long day skiing the runs outside?

Location:

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.

Special Info:

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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Reasons To Go

Great spa facilities/Off the beaten path/Unique setting/Scenic mountain views/

Hotel Overview

Heated outdoor pool/Indoor pool/Fine dining/

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General Hotel Information

  • TV & Internet

    Free wifi in all rooms

  • Reasons To Go

    Great spa facilities / Off the beaten path / Unique setting / Scenic mountain views

  • Hotel Overview

    Heated outdoor pool / Indoor pool / Fine dining

  • Extras

    Direct online booking / Pay on arrival / Exclusive perks for Premium Switzerland guests

  • Spa and wellness area

    • Facilities

      Jacuzzi / Sauna / Indoor pool / Gym / Treatment rooms / Steam room / Heated outdoor pool

    • Spa treatments

      Range of massages available

    • Family

      • Services

        All children welcome / Kids club

      • Facilities

        Family rooms / Playroom / Cots available

      • Food

        Early dining hours for families / Children's menu

      • Islamic travel

        • Food

          Pork-free cooking arrangements

        • Bedroom

          Non alcoholic minibar / Arabic TV

        • Eco-friendly Travel

          • Protection of natural resources

            Conscious waste reduction / Separation of waste for recycling / Energy conservation measures

          • Food and toiletries

            Food from local sources

          • Chinese travel

            • Food

              Tea as a welcome drink (if a welcome drink is offered) / Kettle in bedroom

            • Facilities

              Slippers available in room

            • Fitness

              • Facilities

                Cardio machines

              • Skiing & Hiking

                • Distance to the slopes/lifts

                  On the slopes

                • Ski lessons

                  Private lessons available

                • Ski Concierge

                  Ski equipment for rent available / Ski & lift passes can be arranged

                • Romance

                  • Reasons To Go

                    Perfect hideaway / Peaceful surroundings / Romantic atmosphere / Perfect for proposals

                  • Boutique Hotel

                    • Reasons To Go

                      Cosy & personal / Stylish interior

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While our trip was cut short by the Coronavirus, the staff was fantastic as usual. We always feel at home at the Riffelalp. This was our 8th year and we look forward to returning next year.

D. L.
70%

We're big fans of the Riffelalp Hotel - the location is wonderful, the rooms are beautiful, and it's a unique experience to be able to ski in and ski out so easily. We were quite surprised by the front office team on arrival, who did everything to accommodate our special wish of being in a matterhorn-facing room in the main building (vs. the historic building where the rooms aren't as cozy and the spa is further away). Lea went above our expectations, and that simple room change made our overall experience so much better. However, what is a shame was the check out with Hannes: After spending CHF 2'000+ for two days, we were not asked how our stay was or our time in Zermatt. It was a very strict procedure to pay the rest of the invoice that had to be paid. But he was kind so I just let it go.... However, after a day of skiing and 2.5 hour drive back home ahead of us, I asked for two bottles of water as we receive in each hotel upon check out (even the 3 and 4 star!) The answer? It costs an extra CHF 3 per bottle... I have to say that was really shocking after the amount we spent. It kind of felt like now that we paid we were no longer important, we could just leave. The hotel should really rework their check out policy as this is the last memory a guest holds of the hotel... and even if the rest of the stay was wonderful, this can really stain the experience. Moreover, what will clients tell their friends and family? This anecdote.

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all good

W.
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We had a wonderful time. The staff was welcoming and accommodating.

Scot A.
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Experience Impeccable

100%

We could not have enjoyed ourselves more. the staff are excellent, the rooms superb, the food delicious, the hotel facilities and spa outstanding.

John
100%

very comfortable stay, the staff is very friendly, the food is good.

Elena A.
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