Riffelalp Resort 2222m

Riffelalp, Zermatt, 3920, Switzerland

Set at 7,288 feet amid open fields and dense forests, this mountaintop option has direct views of the Matterhorn—especially breathtaking in the orange glow of early morning. Guest rooms have enchantingly stylish Heidi-esque woodwork, rich fabrics, sumptuous sofas, and whirlpool tubs. Rates include dinner at the hotel and at the two sister Seiler hotels (Monte Rosa, Mont Cervin) and three other affilliated restaurants (Japanese, Mediterranean, and Italian); dining options within the Riffelalp range from a wood-paneled restaurant and a stone-trimmed tavern to a terrace where you can enjoy a "Matterhorn pizza." Bliss out with chilling footbaths and organic saunas in the spa, which is crowned by an indoor pool that is a whirlpool extravaganza and an outdoor pool that is Europe's highest. Even transit is memorable, as you can ride a private restored tram to and from the train station.

PROS

  • far from the village hubbub
  • no better skiing location in Zermatt

CONS

  • seven-night minimum in winter season and 10-night minimum over New Year's
  • dinner not included in summer rates

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 027-9660555

HOTEL DETAILS

65 rooms, 5 suites, 2 apartments
Rate Includes: Closed mid-Apr.–late June and Oct.–mid-Dec.Some meals

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