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California House

3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   Asylstrasse 125, Zurich 8032, Switzerland
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Ranked #6 of 26 Specialty lodging in Zurich
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a residential area maybe around 15-20 minutes walking from old town. We got a room that really didn't look like the pictures on the website. Staff not always present. You have to do the check-in with the machine and if you have any problem, no one can help you. When we arrived in the room we had only... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This hotel is a bit out of the way but on a tram and only a short trip to the city. The staff weren't that friendly, quite abrupt, maybe a cultural difference. The room was well equipped with a kitchenette and balcony but no tea bags etc. After a week of travelling the free laundry facitiies were a bonus. The... More

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Milan, Italy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

WORST CUSTOMER SERVICE EVER, RUDE STAFF. False advertising, room not as described and in picture! Wifi not working! I saw some other negative reviews before booking but thought that was just poor luck for them. Well, same service for me. DO NOT GO HERE, not worth it.

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Orlando, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had some trouble finding the hotel even with the address and phone GPS because their signage is bad; turns out they are upstairs from a restaurant. But other than that issue when we first arrived it was a very pleasant stay. The room was nice, comfortable and very clean. However there was no elevator (not a problem for us,... More

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Sitges, Spain
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100 reviews 100 reviews
81 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I found this hotel online and really choose it for the price and location. It is a great central location and with the trams outside it is 10 minutes into the centre of Zurich. As this is an expensive city and I was on a budget this was a good option and the rooms offer self catering facilities which again... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

The apartments were straightforward to travel to from the centre if Zurich with trams 3 or 8 which takes about 10 minutes or 40 minutes on foot. We were visiting friends in Zurich who assisted us with finding the apartments for the first time, otherwise we might have found it more difficult from the tram stop. They are on the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

I have stayed at California House twice now and it is, almost, a perfect find. Good value, comfortable hotels in Zurich are hard to come by so California House seemed to fit the bill. Admittedly it's not in the city centre and there is no receptionist after 5pm - but it wasn't hard to reach by tram from the central... More

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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

On short notice, we booked California House because of its decent price. Unfortunately, we got what we paid for. The airport information attendant sent us to the Hotel California instead of the Hotel California House which was a much farther distance from the airport. After we found our way to the apartment style hotel, we tried checking in at the... More

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Seoul, South Korea
12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I was surprised by the kidness of the receptionist who gave me a chance to check-in way before the 5 pm that was listed. The room was very nice and included a whirpool bath, a small kitchen area with plates, silverware, etc. Good location.

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Address: Asylstrasse 125, Zurich 8032, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — California House 3*
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