Hotel Riffelhaus 1853
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Hotel Riffelhaus 1853
Why this hotel? A unique stay in the mountains at 2548m

Open all year

The Hotel Riffelhaus 1853 is perched peacefully on the side of the Riffelberg mountain at 2,548 metres, offering fabulous views of the Matterhorn. When it was bult in 1853, it was the highest hotel in Europe and in the years that followed was used as the starting point for ascents of the mighty Monte Rosa glacier. 

Breakfast and evening meals are included with your stay and you will find a menu of classic mountain cuisine and local delicacies, served with a glorious view. You could also treat yourself to a traditional Valais Platter for lunch on the sun terrace. The Riffelhaus 1853 offers its guests a sauna, steam bath and outdoor Jacuzzi, all with stunning views of the Matterhorn. In winter, the hotels recommends you cool off in the snow after your sauna session!  Bedrooms are cosy and decorated with fragrant pine wood. 

Discover the lakes and mountains excursions available in the wider Valais region here. 


Bedrooms: 25

C - Rooms with bath or shower and mountain view  

B - Rooms with bath or shower and side Matterhorn view  

A - Rooms with bath or shower and direct Matterhorn view  

Suites - Details on request  

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Contact us to book your tailor made holiday

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at


Your holiday price includes:

Booking Conditions
  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Zurich with SWISS including taxes and hold baggage
  • 2nd class return rail transfers (3 hours 30 minutes)
  • Return Riffelberg railway tickets
  • Twin/double room in the room category shown based on 2 sharing, with half board breakfast and evening meal
  • FREE Half Fare Card which entitles you to half or reduced price travel on most trains, PostBuses and boats
  • Personalised itinerary sent with all tickets
  • Financial protection (ATOL 3148)

2024 holidays

4 night guide prices per person

Please ask for details

Call 0800 619 1200 for bookings and more information. 

Supplements may apply for flights (as demand rises), as well as for alternative airports and single rooms. 

Ask us about flexible holiday durations and tailor made arrangements. We can also offer holidays with rail travel from the UK and holiday packages with no travel (accommodation and rail in Switzerland only). 

Glacier Express

Scenic rail holidays with this resort

Glacier Express - combine Zermatt with St. Moritz or Pontresina

Lötschberg Regio Express (via Brig) - combine Zermatt with Spiez or Thun 


Request your holiday quotation

Call us on 0800 619 1200 or email us at

Hotel Riffelhaus 1853

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Planning your holiday 2024

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  • Decide where you would like to stay
  • Choose your scenic journeys
  • 1st or 2nd class rail travel in Switzerland
  • How many nights in each resort
  • Decide on bed & breakfast or half board
  • 3, 4 or 5 star hotel accommodation
  • Plan visits with your Half Fare Card
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