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Baur au Lac

#1 of 126 Hotels in Zurich
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Talstrasse 1, Zurich 8022, Switzerland
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful stay in a hotel which is not only beautifully decorated, but where every piece of art has its personal story. Our room had a view on the lake, overlooking the canal, and don't miss a delicious dinner in the Rive Gauche restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

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New York City, New York
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of Europe's great hotels. It has the right combination of old world charm and modern touches. The service is impeccable; the restaurants and bars are some of the best in the city. The views of the river are beautiful, enhanced by large windows.

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Lemont, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I enjoyed every minute of my stay at Baur au Lac and wish I could have stayed longer. It is a stunning property and the staff is very warm and friendly. Everyone makes you feel very much at home. The food was outstanding! I was there for the end of winter festival and the hotel management sent me a little... More 

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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Travelers of means will appreciate the history and luxury of this hotel. And all modern amenities, including WiFi and TV channels in some 10 or so languages, are included. If the budget allows it, this hotel is highly recommended. Everything is top class.

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Martin M, Thank you for having taken the time to write such a kind recommendation of the Baur au Lac. We are thankful to read that we were able to meet your expectations with our inclusive services and amenities. We would be pleased to welcome you back soon. Yours sincereley, Wilhelm Luxem General Manager More 

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great Hotel with great staff who made sure we have everything we need and went out of their way to make sure we're feeling comfortable. I would like to personally express my deep appreciation to Mr. Robert Boden & Mrs. Comelia Zimmermam for making our stay a pleasurable stay. I will sure come back to your hotel because I had... More 

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Ayman A, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write about your pleasant experiences at the Baur au Lac. We are always striving to provide a unique experience to every single one of our guests. Therefore it makes us thoroughly happy when our guests leave with so many positive impressions. It is a real pleasure to... More 

Manila, Philippines
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671 reviews 671 reviews
76 hotel reviews
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment we drove up to the front door, we were taken care of. A valet parked our car in their nearby garage. After a quick check-in, one of the staff brought us to our rooms. This personalized gesture was very nice. Our 2 rooms were connected. Our 3 children stayed in one room with the addition of a... More 

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Coellum, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We are very thankful about your positive words and will certainly share them with the entire team. A personal service is part of the Baur au Lac philosophy and it is our ultimate goal to make every single one of our guests feel... More 

Whistler, Canada
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448 reviews 448 reviews
69 hotel reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quite well-located near the end of Bahnhofstrasse, and as its name implies bordering Lake Zurich, the Baur au Lac has traditionally been a high-end favorite. My room was comfortable and well-appointed, though personally I prefer a more modern "look", especially for the bathroom. Some controls (lights, electric shutters) are hard to find/identify. The lounge, just off the reception area, is... More 

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Manny G2000, First of all thank you very much for taking the time to write about your stay and you restaurant visit. It is wonderful to read, that you enjoyed the location and the ambiance of the hotel. However, we noted your slight dissatisfaction regarding the room décor. Our 120 guest are very individually designed and we would like... More 

Hong Kong, China
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are just leaving this beautiful hotel today after spending two amazing nights here. Everything is perfect and just as a luxury hotel should be - it surpassed our expectations. It has a fantastic location and we enjoyed looking around the flower market (Tues and Fri). We walked everywhere and thanks to a stroke of luck with the weather, took... More 

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear HongKongFan, Reading your evaluation makes the entire Baur au Lac team profoundly happy! Thank you for taking the time to write about your stay with so much sympathy. When guests leave with so many positive impressions like yours, we feel very grateful. It shows our efforts and passion for hospitality are not only expected, but also very much appreciated.... More 

Fort Worth, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think this is one of the Top Hotel in the World of Travel. My wife and I travel a lot for both business and pleasure. I have been staying here since 1976 and the staff never fails to recognize us. They always give me my same suite.

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Jack M, Thank you very much for your kind words. We feel very privileged to count you and your wife among our long-time guests and would like to take the opportunity to thank both of you for your loyalty towards the Baur au Lac. Being considered the “Top Hotel in the World of Travel” is probably the best compliment... More 

Doha, Qatar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exceptionally well maintained property, very clean and tidy room with excellent services. The staff are skilled, friendly, and at your service all time. A luxury hotel that provides a 7 star accommodations, services, and dining. I will defiantly stay their when visiting Zurich next time. The overall hotel is ideal for business traveler as well for family. Highly recommended when... More 

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Ahmad M, Thank you very much for your feedback regarding your recent visit to the Baur au Lac. We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincerest thanks for your positive comments on tripadvisor. We greatly appreciate that you have taken the time to write about your experiences at the Baur au Lac and am delighted to... More 

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