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Hotel Platzhirsch

2.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Spitalgasse 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #7 of 40 Zurich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week 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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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a hotel of character situated in old Zurich, the Platzhirsch certainly filled the bill. The Hotel is situated in a lovely tree lined street in the old part of Zurich and had great character, atmosphere & ambience. The friendly staff with Manager Sigi and with Bay at the bar gave us a great feeling of confidence.... More

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wir können nur auch sagen, dass wir die WM Zeit mit unseren Gästen und dem Fussball nachfiebern vor und in... More

Milan, Italy
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The hotel is located centrally in the Old Town Niederdorf area. Walkable from Zurich HB station. The rooms are clean. Staff was really helpful. Special thanks to Ms Nadine for excellent guidance on how to explore the old town and its attractions.

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Danke, dass sie sich Zeit genommen haben, nach ihrer Abreise den Aufenthalt im PH zu beurteilen. Wir freuen uns sehr,... More

Atlanta, Georgia
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148 reviews 148 reviews
45 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The best hotel I ever stayed at in Europe, everything in the hotel focuses on quality, I had a very large modern room with private bathroom (not all rooms have private ensuite) numerous amenities, free Wifi and snacks/drinks free of charge, the breakfast was excellent with an emphasis towards quality products and superb coffee. The location is in the middle... More

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Lieber PLATZHIRSCH FAN, ich danke sehr für die lobenden Worte und die Anerkennung unserer Leistung für unser Produkt, sowohl für... More

Hong Kong, China
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Address: Spitalgasse 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Platzhirsch 2.5*
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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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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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