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Hotel California

#40 of 126 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
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Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Ranked #40 of 126 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
39 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Perfect location in the old town. Geat service. Good food. Clean, high standard and lots of space in the room. Zurich is expensive, and given the price of other hotels, this hotel gives you great value. I cannot praise enough the great staff. They are always smiling and always do their best to help you. I mentioned in my booking... More 

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

Dear Colaen, Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. 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. We look forward to your next visit and wish you a good time. Best Regards Christian Gamma... More 

Limassol, Cyprus
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 via mobile

what this seemed to be an acceptable hotel to stay in the already overpriced city of Zurich, turned into hell, as the song " hotel california" mentions. Friday night and the music at the club/ restaurants plays until 03:00 and its soooo loud that you cant sleep or relax. Ofcourse conveniently there is no receptionist at these hours to complain.... More 

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

Dear Adorno a, Many thanks for taking the time to review the Hotel California. Your review is very important for us. We're very sorry that you had to spend a sleepless night in our house. Since our restaurant Papa Joe is in high demand and we are in the middle of Zurich, it is especially on weekends difficult to avoid... More 

boulder, colorado
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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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

Dear Mwilson3937, Many thanks for taking the time to rate us on TripAdvisor. Zurich is unfortunately a very expensive City for tourists. We are still very pleased to hear that you have really liked the location and room. We would be very happy to see you again. Best regards Christian Gamma Manager Hotel California & Restaurant Papa Joe`s More 

HERTFORDSHIRE
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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