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Hotel California

#42 of 132 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
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Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Hotel California
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Ranked #42 of 132 Hotels in Zurich
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
Pete W St Helens, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been in a business hotel just outside the city centre, we decided to move to the Hotel California. The hotel is located less than 5 minutes walk to Lake Zurich and very handy for bus/tram links on the next street in front of the hotel. The staff made us feel very welcome in the hotel and always had a... More 

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Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Pete W Thank you for your kind words about our staff and hotel. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Mechanicsville
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't get a better location in Zurich. This is a very comfortable place to stay. Very friendly staff. It has free wifi, breakfast, 7 -9:30 am, the decor will keep you looking at everything. The price for this hotel is very good for the area. About 15 minutes from the airport, if theres no traffic. Shops, sidewalk dinning, very... More 

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Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear porkchoptree Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. It motivates us very to read your kind words. We are very pleased to welcome you once again welcome in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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29 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While it isn't a five star, the Hotel Caifornia has great staff, included breakfast, air conditioning, clean, hot water, comfortable. Centrally located in old town.. We were there the first week of July 2015. Temp was a 100 everyday and it was the only restaurant with a/c. Easy access to the bus, the lake, shopping,. We will always stay there.

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Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear jahyellowbird Thank you so much for you kind words about our hotel and location. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hoping to see you again in the hotel California. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have just came back from Hotel California and my stay there was perfect. Staff is very helpful, location of the hotel is great for sightseeing. Rooms were cleaned daily and there were plenty to choose from at breakfast. I would highly recommend.

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Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Nikola M Thank you for your kind words about our staff and hotel. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very nice people welcomed you.. Near to tram station & zurich lake.. Inside hotel room, it was really beautiful with large space.. Restaurant just below the hotel.. Lift provided if your room on top floor.. Highly recommended for travellers

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Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Fizrie A Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. It motivates us very to read your kind words. We are very pleased to welcome you once again welcome in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Levittown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Friendly, helpful staff, clean room and bath, good free breakfast. Jorge was especially attentive to our questions about where to eat, reserving cab to airport, etc. He left picnic breakfasts in bags at our door because we had to depart hotel before 5 a.m. Two U.S.A. women, one middle-age and one elderly, were very comfortable here. Reception desk is one... More 

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Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Wynne W, Many thanks for your kind words to our stuff specially to Jörg. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel California. We will be glad to welcoming you again. Best regards from Zürich Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Las Vegas
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Enjoyed our stay, room small but suitable for 3 of us. Nice included breakfast at adjacent restaurant. Music loud at night so ask for quiet room if concerned. Great service from Jessica at front desk.

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Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear jzirkel, Many thanks for your kind words to our stuff specially to Jessica. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel California. We will be glad to welcoming you again. Best regards from Zürich Mr.. Christian Gamma Manager More 

Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Wonderful service and accommodation by Hotel California. Jessica was very helpful and nice to us. The place, although, a bit noisy as it is above a busy restaurant, was clean. It is situated at the heart of the old city where there are many restaurants and shops. It's about 20 min walk to the main train station.

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Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Brianmikelim, Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. It motivates us very to read your kind words. We are very pleased to welcome you once again welcome in Zurich. Best regards Mr. Christian Gamma Manager More 

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40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Zurich is a difficult city to find good quality hotels at reasonable prices. Hotel California achieves both with a no frills efficiency that is refreshing. On arrival at the hotel, which is situated on a street adjacent to the river close to the lakeside, you have to carry your luggage up a short flight of stairs to the reception. Be... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Mr. BillyAlicante, Many thanks that you taken the time to evaluate our Hotel California in detail. Your suggestion is very important for us. We constantly work to offer our guests the perfect house what they expect. The Reception team serves the breakfast in the morning, of course we do not hear how loud is it on the respective floors.... More 

China
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The hotel cannot be reached by car as it's located in the pedestrian zone of Zurich Old City. But that's the only disadvantage. The assets are: - excellent service-driven staff (1 guy even went with me to the outside parking garage to help me with my heavy luggage - good rooms - excellent Mexican/American restaurant (should be THE In-bar of... More 

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Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Tobias, Thank you for your review of our Hotel California and Restaurant Papa Joe's. For your kind words to our staff, we would like to sincerely thank you, which really motivated us. Also, we are very pleased that you were able to enjoy a pleasant stay, and our Restaurant with Bar has promised you. We look forward to... More 

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