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Hotel California

Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #35 of 123 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to everything. Not the greatest for the money but EVERYTHING IS EXPENSIVE here. Restaurant downstairs is just ok if you like 10$ beers and 27$ hamburgers. Definitely not a 4-5 star hotel but the rooms are clean and have everything you need.

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HERTFORDSHIRE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Zurich is beautiful enough at the best of times, but with lights, trees, brass bands and Christmas markets it was wonderful. the hotel is convenient for most of the city centre, is clean efficient and attractive. The quirky theme of America's west, or Native American tribes on the doors is not really carried on inside. The rooms are a good... More 

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

Dear Ms NANNYTURTLE, Thank you very much for your positvie Statement about us. We are really glad that you enjoyed the stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Undtill then we wish you all the best. Kind regards Christian Gamma Geschäftsführer More 

Athens, Greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Right in the centre of the old town of Zurich, not so expensive as other hotels are... and with excellent and not typical breakfast (you have the opportunity to order from a menu). What else do you need in one of the most expensive countries of Europe?!!

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Vassilistraveler Thank you very much for your comment. It is always really motivating for the whole Team to hear such nice words. We hope to see you again here in Zurich. Kind regards Bettina Thaler Front Office Manager More 

Frankfurt, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Óne of the best Hotel in Zürich for such Price and central Location. The Breakfast is really delicious and fresh. you may order many choices from the menu and Service is just in time! Rooms are also enough for a Long stay, free wifi is working properly. Top!!!

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Deniz_FB Thank you very much for your positvie Statement about us. We are really glad that you enjoyed the stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again. Undtill then we wish you all the best. Kind regards Bettina Thaler Front Office Manager More 

Millinocket, Maine
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Wife and I stayed two nights on our way to Vienna. Zurich is expensive. That being said the Hotel California seemed a bargain. Our room was nicely sized, clean, with a mini bar. It's above a restaurant (where breakfast is served) but we didn't hear anything from it. There is an elevator. From the inside you wouldn't be able to... More 

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Tim E Thank you for your honest Feedback on Tripadvisor. We are really proud of our wide selection which we offer our guest for the breakfast. You are right the whole menu is included in the room rate and we really appreciate that you enjoyed the Mornings with us. We hope to see you soon for your next vacation.... More 

Geneva
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34 reviews 34 reviews
4 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I am doing myself a disfavor by disclosing this excellent deal because it may be fully booked next time I need it....but on the other hand I need to give good feedback for people who deserve it.... In summary, this is a SUPER value hotel in^a great spot (old town of Zurich) about 10-15 minutes walk from the train station... More 

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear KermitCarpaccio Thank you very much for your positive statement. We appreciate your nice and honest words on Tripadvisor and hope to see you soon again. Kind regards Bettina Thaler Front Office Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were there for three nights Good location, kind staff, clean and good size rooms The breakfast was included and very delicious you can choose every meal and deserts from menu, for free it is special american meals don't miss it ! It takes 10 min walking from central station and in the heart of old city

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Majid G We hope you had a good journey back home?! Thanks a lot for your positive statement about your experience here at the Hotel California. Yes, you are right, all our guests should definitely make sure to be hungry for the breakfast to try all our delicious american meals. We hope to see you again and wish you... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Started from the taxi driver, he was very kind and told us stories about Zurich, he dropped us exactly at the right location and when we found the hotel, the staff were kind and approachable, when we saw our room, we were happy because the money we paid is worth it, even if it is affordable but the place was... More 

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Mylene Grace R Many thanks for your nice words on Tripadvisor. We always appreciate a positive Review of our guests. You are right, for the breakfast you can order all the additional dishes from the menu free of Charge. We offer all our guests an extensive American breakfast to start the day full of energy. We are looking forward... More 

Muscatine, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We stayed here for a night after arriving form the states prior to continuing on to Lucerne. The location is great , in old town, and easy walk to the lake. I picked this hotel after consulting TripAdvisor and was not disappointed. The hotel is eclectic with a bar/restaurant on the ground floor. If you are looking for a 5-star... More 

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear cclawhead Thank you very much for choosing the Hotel California and for rating us on Tripadvisor. We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with your choice of the Hotel. It is always a huge motivation for the whole team to hear that you appreciate our Service. We hope you had have a good time in Switzerland and... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The pros: the location is excellent, close to the main downtown attractions, lake, train station, restaurants, shopping. Staff seemed eager to please, everyone speaks English. The cons: Average hotel, it is 3 stars, but really nothing special. We weren't sure the sheets were changed, as we found crumbs. Bathroom is average, seemed clean, but not modern. Hotel itself seems old... More 

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear D L Thank you very much for rating us on Tripadvisor. We are really pleased to read that you enjoyed our central location as well as the friendliness of the whole Team. You are right; our Hotel is located in one of the most expensive Cities in the world. We wish you all the best and hope to see... More 

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Address: Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
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#30 Family Hotel in Zurich
#44 Business Hotel in Zurich

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