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Hotel California

Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #35 of 122 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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Muscatine, Iowa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

İzmir
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel California-Zurich "Location: 10/10 : Ideal location between old town and city centre, at the center of old town Breakfast: 10/10: What an amazing breakfast. Definitely the best breakfast in Zurich. The best breakfast ı have ever had in eurepean countries. Staff: 10/10:Positive, open to communication, friendly and helpful staff. Especially Ivana, Martin and Bettina. Concept: 9/10: I liked hotel... More

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

Dear Mr Bilgehan G Thank you very much for staying at the Hotel Calfornia. We are really pleased to read that you enjoyed the Hotel so much. Our greatest matter of concern is that our guests always feel at home with us. We are glad to hear that you felt at home with us. The whole team is already looking... More

Bilbao, Spain
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I said: a terrible old, old Hotel, without renovation, the triple room very small, as well as the bathroom, withour space to put the luggage anywhere. Not very clean at all, the room, lift, recepción smell bad, without any ventilation. I will not recomended at all. Its a "mochilero" Hotel but the price is not of "mochilero".

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

Dear MAO1957 Thank you very much for giving us a feedback about your stay at the Hotel California in the city centre. Our guest satisfaction is our greatest matter of concern. We take your review really serious and ask you to write us a personal email with your booking period, so that we will be capable of improving ourselves. c.gamma@gastrag.ch... More

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When we arrived in Zurich we had to park about 10min walk away because the hotel is in a pedestrian zone. The hotel is above a Mexican restaurant which was very busy. We ordered a table and where shown to our room. We had Angelicka on reception who was very friendly and efficient. Once we (2adults and a child) got... More

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

Dear mad7791 Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, and that you have taken the time to share your detailed and positive comments with us. I was particularly pleased to read that you enjoyed your holiday with us and were very satisfied with our service and the ambience. We will gladly share your comments with our team as a further... More

Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 hotel reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 5 spent 3 nights here while traveling around Switzerland. First, the location is fantastic. It is in the old town part of Zurich and is surrounded by little restaurants, stores, chocolate shops and Starbucks. The breakfasts are very good. There is a continental buffet set up and you also get to order hot dishes from the menu.... More

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

Dear LynnDB Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, and that you have taken the time to share your detailed positive as well as negative comments with us. I was particularly pleased to read that you enjoyed our beautiful city and your positive statement about our hotel, the ambience, the breakfast and the friendliness of its staff. But first of... More

Queanbeyan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This hotel was in a quiet location as we stayed during the week it may have been noisier on weekends due to it being around the eateries on the street, the breakfast included was good and the close proximity to the trams was great the staff were excellent and helpful when asked Zurich is expensive but I found this hotel... More

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

Dear ricki475 Many thanks for your quick and honest Feedback and the hints. It is nice to hear, that you felt comfortable here with us. You are right, the public transportation is much cheaper than a taxi. In case you have heavy luggage, you also can take the shuttle Service. Is more or less the half of the taxi price.... More

Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Good located, right in the City center close to the lake. Room was nice and clean, stuff was very friendly and helpful. Breakfast was also good, even though we need some time to figure out that we need to order, but it's because of the restaurant set-up.

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear iRobot74 Many thanks for your feedback. We are happy to see that you felt at home here in the Hotel Calfornia. You are totally right, in the first moment it is not easy to see that we also have an additional breakfast menu, which is included in the Price. We are glad that you could enjoy all the delicious... More

Wollongong, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

While the location of this hotel is excellent, there were problems that made this a less than satisfactory stay. In the bathroom, there was only one soap dispenser that had to be moved from the shower to the basin each time in order to use it and the holders didn't work very well. The toilet seat was not secured to... More

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Ken L Thanks a lot for having the time to give us an honest feedback. It is really important for us to see what our guests liked and disliked. Only like this we constantly can improve ourselves. We immediately checked all the rooms and we are on the way to fix all the problems which made your stay with... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent two nights in this characterful and colourful little hotel, which provided everything we needed for a short stay. All very clean, with comfortable beds and a good shower. Fun decor with each room named after a Californian resort. Friendly staff. A good breakfast was included with a wide choice of items cooked to order, as well as the... More

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Grischa C, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear AnnaOxford A huge thank you for this great and comprehensive comet about the Hotel California. We are glad to see that you enjoyed the whole stay. And appreciate also the possitive statement. Hope to see you soon. Untill then the whole team wish you all the best. Kind regards Bettina Thaler Front Office Manager 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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