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Hotel Platzhirsch

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Spitalgasse 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #8 of 39 Zurich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hong Kong, China
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are in Zurich for one or two nights, and in need of a central place to stay then this perfectly fits the bill. It's newly renovated and done by professionals so has everything needed. The lobby is non existing and the check-in counter a corner of the cafe/bar. There are no facilities, but still they thought of minor... More

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Vielen Dank für ihre wertvolle Meinung über unser Hotel. wir freuen uns, dass es ihnen bei uns gefallen hat, und... More

San Francisco
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

Super centrally located, very friendly staff, clean and quiet. We picked a room with a private toilet included, though the door to the toilet is clear glass and faces the door to the room, so it's not super private in that way. The room was small as other reviews have said, but frankly not worse than about 90% of other... More

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Grüezi aus dem PLATZHIRSCH Vielen Dank, dass sie sich die Zeit genommen haben um ihre Meinung aus zu drücken. wir... More

Neuchatel, Switzerland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014 via mobile

Nested in the old town of Zurich, this little hotel offers everything you need ! Cosy rooms with all the amenities you may need. Very comfortable bed as well. And the bar, a place to be, a must-seen, very friendly staff, great drinks & cocktails ! Enjoy your stay !

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Vielen Dank, dass sie sich Zeit genommen haben den PLATZHIRSCH zu bewerben. Das Lob gebe ich gerne an unser motiviertes... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Lovely hotel, very clean and modern. The rooms are a little small but the location is excellent, within walking distance to all the shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel has a lovely bar with a wide cocktail menu, which is perfect for a quick drink after a day of strolling around!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We booked this hotel because of the location and good reviews but room was tiny-the smallest room we have ever stopped in! The wardrobe space was way too small with only 4 coat hangers for 2 of us to share with 4 day's worth of clothes. However, despite feeling disappointed with the room we settled down to sleep thinking everything... More

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Vancouver, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We two women (seniors) booked eleven nights here during the Zurich Film Festival in late September/early October. It was in the most perfect location we could have asked for, the room (with the “surprise” ensuite bathroom) was spacious and comfortable, and our hearty breakfast each morning really set us up for the day. There was, as some have noted, a... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The hotel is in a great location in the charming Niederdorf neighborhood, but the Classic room with a balcony is very small. This petite room might be better suited for a single traveler. The quaint space has more of a B&B feel, especially since the reception area also runs the bar/café. The hotel's best asset is Sigi, a very friendly... More

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Foster City, California (San Francisco Area)
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30 reviews 30 reviews
27 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Stayed in this hotel while we were in Zurich. We were in Room 9 on the 2nd Floor. The Hotel Platzhirsch has a bar/lounge underneath the hotel and upon our arrival and being a bit jet lagged we didn't realize that there were two seprate doors to this establishment (one door said Bar above it and the other said hotel... More

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I stayed here in the twin bedroom during September. Service and location were great. Bathroom is very interesting. The shower is actually in the room with the shower door not offering much privacy and the sink is in a cupboard. Also the beds were very close - close to being like a double. It didn't bother my... More

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Lugano, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Just stayed there for a week overseeing a conference I was co-organizing. Great and convenient location. We had a "Superior" room, which was really pleasant and large - ideally for camping out there for a week, with lots of luggage. If you're sensitive to noise then this might not be the best location - it overlooks a busy pedestrian square... More

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Additional Information about Hotel Platzhirsch

Address: Spitalgasse 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Zurich > Old Town
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 39 B&Bs / Inns in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Platzhirsch 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy your stay in a historic landmark and stylish surrounding. Right in the city center, in the middle of the historic quarter called "Niederdorf", situated in a house built in the year 1879 in neoclassical style, our 24 rooms with Swiss Made design provide a perfect home base for your leisure or business trips to Zurich. The main train station, the lake side area and the world famous "Bahnhofstrasse" are only a few foot steps away. Access to Zurich's public transport system can be found in the immediate surrounding. Mark you territory become a PLATZHIRSCH! Translated into English the German word "Platzhirsch" means "the leading stag". The meaning is equivalent to a top dog or old bull. Our aim is to create a personal and individual rest area in a vibrating world city where you can feel at home and leave the world outside. Furthermore we assure you free WiFi as well as offer you iPads free of charge to stay connected with the world! ... more   less 
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