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Hotel Alexander

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Niederdorfstrasse 40, 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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Chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is about a 10 minute walk from the train station. The prices are very good (for Zurich), the beds are quite comfortable, free internet access is excellent, breakfast not extraordinary but quite satisfactory. TIPS 1. If you are arriving at Zurich airport you can take the train to the Zurich Main Train Station (Hauptbanhof, or Zurich HBF on... More 

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tucson
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is across the river from the main train station, an easy walk. (No parking, so this is not a hotel if you are driving, but great if you are using train). Very friendly staff, nice décor, good value for money considering how expensive Zurich is. Rooms are a bit small, but not as tiny as some I have seen... More 

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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review

Dear cheetahguy Thank you very much for your stay in our hotel Alexander. Thank you also for the time taken to write us such a good review about our hotel and the friendliness of your staff. When we renovated the rooms functionality was very important to us. As we are located in the old town the rooms were not built... More 

Almaty, Kazakhstan
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183 reviews 183 reviews
60 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The two big advantages of this hotel are the good friendly staff and great location. The hotel itself is on rather budget side. The building is so small that even a small renovation of the reception area that was on during our short stay made the whole place look abandoned . Our room was clean and warm but small and... More 

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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Oleg K Thank you very much for your stay in our hotel Alexander. We apologize for the inconvenience caused because of the reconstruction of the lobby / front desk. But we would also like to thank you for the compliments written about our staff. We try our best to serve all costumers needs also under different circumstances. We wish... More 

herzeliya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The hotel is undergoing renovations and on arrival we were told that if the noise is too much for us they would understand if we want to change hotels. As a matter of fact the renovations did not affect us. Most of the time we were outside touring so apart from a slight inconvenience when coming back at night (you... More 

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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Sigipooh Thank you very much for the time taken to write such a nice comment about your stay. We are delighted you had a memorable stay with us. We also would like to thank you for your kind comments about our staff. I am pleased to share your positive feedback with all our team members and we are glad... More 

Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
12 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

After coming out the wrong end of the main train and being directed to jump on the number 4 tram, we easily found the hotel, but not the reception. At the moment it is next door, whilst the normal reception is being renovated. We were delighted with our triple room... It was surprisingly large. The bathroom had everything you needed.... More 

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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Aliyore Thank you very much for the time taken to write such a nice comment about your stay. We are delighted you had a memorable stay with us. We also would like to thank you for your kind comments about our staff. I am pleased to share your positive feedback with all our team members and we are glad... More 

Sydney, Australia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

My partner and I stayed for two nights in January at Hotel Alexander. The rooms are small, but are modern and well thought out from an efficiency perspective; unless you're planning on spending a lot of your waking hours in the room, this should not be an issue (as there is a lot to see in Zurich!). WiFi speed was... More 

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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Elmo_Aus Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a nice feedback. It satisfies us greatly that you have had an enjoyable stay at the Hotel Alexander. As the building is very old, the room size is, unfortunately, a little bit limited. We are glad that our room design has proven itself worthy by making... More 

Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 via mobile

The hotel is located at a great spot, in the center of Zurich and just a few minutes walk from the train station (approx. 5-7 minutes walk with luggage from train station). It is clean and recently renovated with very friendly staff. The breakfast was good, with good variety. The room was a bit small but was comfortable and had... More 

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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Anthi S Thank you very much for the time taken to write such a nice comment about your stay. We are delighted you had a memorable stay with us. We also would like to thank you for your kind comments about our staff. I am pleased to share your positive feedback with all our team members and we are... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Picked this hotel at last minute through hotels.com. Short walk across the river from Zurich main train station to the 'old town'. Apparently this used to be a red light district but apart from a couple of obvious 'hostels', this is now a very quaint part of town. Hotel reception was a little out dated but the room was excellent... More 

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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review

Dear GaryWhite063 Thank you for the time taken to write such a nice comment. We are delighted you had a memorable stay with us and will make sure to forward your compliments to the team. We wish you a nice day and hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards The team from Hotel Alexander More 

Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I recently stayed for three nights at the Hotel Alexander. It was a perfect place to stay, central and handy to everything. We stayed in one of the recently renovated twin rooms in the hotel. Clean, comfortable, great value. It's not luxurious, but neither is the price. The staff were always friendly and helpful, and spoke excellent English. Breakfast was... More 

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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Louise T Thank you for the time taken to rate us on Tripadvisor. We are delighted you had a memorable stay with us. We also would like to thank you for your kind comments about our staff. I am pleased to share your positive feedback with all our team members and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed... More 

Rochester NY
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90 reviews 90 reviews
11 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We really liked this hotel a lot. The room was very nice and there was room to move around. The air conditioning was so nice, especially at night. The location was central and we walked forever all over Zurich. We ate dinner at the hotel restaurant and the food was very good. We would stay here again.

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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review

Dear Dorothybear We thank you very much for your feedback. We are very pleased to notice that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Your evaluations have an enormous motivating effect on our team, and they support us in our daily work. We always endeavour to give our customers a sincere, obliging and professional service. We wish you a pleasant... More 

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