Riffelalp Resort – On Top Of The World Above Zermatt, Switzerland

Riffelalp Resort - Zermatt Switzerland

Built so close to the stars, it was tempted to catch them: Five stars adorn the “Riffelalp Resort” at 2,222 meters above sea level, the highest location for a luxury hotel of this kind in Europe.

As incongruous as it might seem, one can find oasises in the mountains. The Riffelalp Resort, located just above Zermatt in Switzerland, resides at an altitude of 2,222 meters above sea level, is such a place. Riffelalp Resort is definitely an oasis of calm and luxury awaits fortunate guests here.

The resort was built at the dawn of the new millenium, and offers every creature comfort one could wish for, such as various restaurants and bars, a wine bar, an indoor pool, a sauna, a solarium, and a gym.

But this luxury Swiss hotel also offers something that no architect or designer could make: unobstructed views onto the majestic Matterhorn mountain and pure, fresh air.

In winter, the hotel has ski-in facilities, due to its location halfway up the mountain. In summer, this advantage offers many thrilling mountain excursions right at the door. Or simply ride the jolly Riffelalp tram to the Gornergrat Railways and either go up to the Gornergrat or down into Zermatt. By the way, this nod to luxury has a prolonged tradition: the original Grandhotel Riffelalp opened its doors in 1884.

How to get there:
Drive or take public transportation from Lausanne or Bern to Zermatt via Brig/Visp. In Zermatt take the Gornergrat Railways to the Riffelalp. If driving: park car in Täsch and take train to car-free Zermatt.

Riffelalp Resort
3920 Zermatt
Tel. +41 (0)27 966 05 55
Fax +41 (0)27 966 05 50


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