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Hotel Platzhirsch

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Spitalgasse 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Travelled in June as a couple. Remodeled hotel with an excellent location. Room was nice but wasn't just small, it was tiny!!!! I had paid extra for a bit larger room knowing this issue about smaller rooms from previous reviews. And yet we got a much smaller than average room. To make things worse, the bathroom was so small you... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at Hotel Platzhirsch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write this review. the neoclassical building from 1879, where our Hotel is located in, does not allow to change the size of rooms. Even the strong protection of the building did not allow us to fit in airconditions, which you are surely used to. We try to do the best service every day with... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room 20. Large bay windows facing the square. Roomy by European standards and clean. The included mini bar and the nespresso machine are nice. The girl who checked us in was so friendly and helpful! Be aware if you are in a room facing the square you will hear music and noise till late at night. However... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at Hotel Platzhirsch, responded to this review

thank you for taking time to write your review. we are happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We also say thank you- we do enjoy every day with our guests! have a good time and see you soon back! More 

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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I arrived at Platzirsch at about 10pm, aware that the entrance was separate for the hotel and bar. The staff that check you in are the same, so I pressed the bell for the worker who came over and checked me in. I was told if i booked directly with them I would've got a free breakfast. I booked a... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at Hotel Platzhirsch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your stay with us. We are happy you enjoyed your stay in one of our economy rooms. yes, they have their own shower and sink, only toilet to share. therefore we can offer them for a reasonable price (for Zürich pricerange :-) hope to see you back oneday in our... More 

West Hlls, Ca
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a very friendly and charming hotel, located nicely in an open courtyard in Old Towne. They are within walking distance to the ZurichHB station. The rooms were tidy and had comfortable space. I loved our view overlooking the courtyard with open windows embracing the ambiance. Nearby is Kuntshaus Musuem -which I highly recommend standing in front of Rodins's... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at Hotel Platzhirsch, responded to this review

thank you for taking time to write about your stay with us. we are happy you enjoyed your time in Zürich- downtown. it's always only a few steps from the hotel to all the attractions, even to the lake- which is phantastic in summer time. be back! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This hotel was a bit more than we frugal travelers normally spend, but it was a good deal for the cost. We could not find an affordable Air BnB apartment of similar quality for one night in the area, which is how we ended up staying here. But our stay was lovely. We paid a bit more for a room... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at Hotel Platzhirsch, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to share your impressions with others. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. we are happy to welcome you for the next time. book directly with us, breakfast is for free! More 

San Jose, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

It was because of TripAdvisor reviews that I decided we should stay here, we were looking for location and value and Hotel Platzhirsch exceeded our expectations in every way! We booked online and got a stellar deal, 2 nights for the price of 1, breakfast each day (an amazing spread of breads, meats, cheese, eggs, cereals, grains, and everything in... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at Hotel Platzhirsch, responded to this review

So happy to hear, that you have really enjoyed your stay with us. We love to indulge our guests. Since we are a small and private place we always tryt to have the Little extra for you. so we hope to see you and lots of your friends soon. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Very nice hotel. nothing fancy but clean, well organized, with a nice cafe, located in a great area of Zurich. Many very good restaurants were very close by. The hotel cafe was very nice with many seat in the square. We would stay there again.

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at Hotel Platzhirsch, responded to this review

hello from sunny Hirschenplatz, thank you for taking time to write your review. looking foreward to welcome you again! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It must be said: Zurich is expensive. Once you swallow that, Hotel Platzhirsch is a good value, especially if you book through their website and get breakfast included. The bed was extremely comfortable! Our room was very nice and we stayed on a level with a small balcony. It provided a great place to enjoy our take-out bratwurst and chocolates,... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at Hotel Platzhirsch, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us! We are happy to hear, you enjoyed Zürich that much, being in the middle of the old town, easily to reach everything even by walking. looking foreward to your next stay with us. More 

Orlando, Florida
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63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Granted, we only stayed here the one night before we were due to fly back to the US so I was grumpy. We knew what we had reserved as Zurich is a notoriously expensive place to spend the night. Add the fact that during our stay the German football team of Monchengladbach was playing in town and about a thousand... More 

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vielen Dank für ihre Zeit die sie sich nehmen um ihren Eindruck des Aufenthaltes zu beschreiben. ein Aufenthalt mitten in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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181 reviews
67 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

I stopped here for one night, on the basis of location and value, which were both excellent. The staff were friendly and efficient. The room was quiet and clean but smelled of smoke, which may have been my fault for not specifying that I preferred non-smoking.

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at Hotel Platzhirsch, responded to this review

thank you for staying for a night with us, getting to know us accidently. Our Hotel is located in the very Center, so it happens quite often that people passing by and discovering us. hope to see you soon back! More 

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