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Hotel California

#55 of 132 Hotels in Zurich
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3.0 of 5
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Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On a three-day business trip to Zurich in freezing January weather, I did not have to use transport once. The hotel is centrally located in a charming part of Zurich and not more than 15 minutes walk away from everything. There are trams and taxis on the doorstep, and the train station is 5 minutes away. Once past the slightly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights, location is in center of the fascinating old city near from everything with beautiful neighborhood. Staff are so friendly and helpful. Room is spacious with vey good and equipped path room. Breakfast is delicious. For their good price compared to how everything is so expensive in Zurich, I got more than expected in return. Definitely... More 

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Thank amira e
Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear amira e Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our breakfast and thank you for the nice words to our stuff, it motivates us. We are very pleased to welcome you once again in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Sao Paulo, SP
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76 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The hotel was a great surprise. First because of the location (very close to city center and old town, with very easy access to public transportation). The rooms are clear and big, with brand new bathrooms. Internet is free and has good quality. Decoration is typical and linked to the name of the hotel. Don't expect nothing classic. It is... More 

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

Dear Marcelo_Scarcelli Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope you will come again. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Singapore, Singapore
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200 reviews
156 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The hotel is just off the Limmatquai, a short walk (a bit less short if you have luggage!) from the main station, on the edge of the picturesque/atmospheric old town. It's been renovated with a faux-roadtrip US theme, cheesy but fun. Coming off an overnight flight, we could check in first thing in the morning, which was a blessing. The... More 

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

Dear hoboesque Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. 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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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

I stayed only one night on a business trip to Zürich. At a relatively reasonable price compared to other hotels in the area, it is well located in the old city. However, I would not recommend it for a business trip, the room are quite basic with a hard bed, the hotel is relatively noisy all night, it is never... More 

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

Dear Fabrice F Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We have a lot of business travellers in our hotel and they are satisfied with it. We recommend to ask for a quiet room when you do your booking. Since we are in the middle of the old town, there is always a little bit of a noisy... More 

Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

This hotel is a little gem located within easy access to the haupbahnhof (main station) and is surrounded by quirky shops and lots of cafes and restaurants right outside the door. In fact Papa Joe's, which is a bar and restaurant, is located downstairs. Yes, the decor is very kitch but despite the many pictures of desert and cacti it... More 

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

Dear michele-flynn Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. And thank you for your kind words to our stuff, it motivates us. We are very pleased to welcome you again in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Rome, Lazio, Italy
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We stayed at the Hotel California in a triple room. The location is perfect for walking around the city center and the price is reasonable considering that Zurich is one of the most expensive city in the world! Breakfast is AMAZING! You can order anything from the menu and is included int he room price! I w8ill certainly go back... More 

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1 Thank Emanuela F
Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Emanuela F Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially our breakfast. We are very pleased to welcome you once again in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Frenštát pod Radhoštěm
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The room was a little bit small, but clean, nice and quiet. Very good accessibility from mainstation, a lot of restaurants in surroundings, very good location for town excursions by walk, excellent breakfast, very friendly and willing staff.

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Thank Ivo S
Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Ivo S Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. And thank you for your kind words to our stuff, it motivates us. We are very pleased to welcome you again in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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46 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is designed American- style. The rooms are spacious, full of U.S. posters, photos and paintings. The stuff is polite and affable. Breakfast is included in price, but is not very delicious. You'll have to ask for toothpaste and other toiletries at reception.

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Thank Julia O
Christian G, Manager at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Julia O Thank you for your review on tripadvisor.com It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. Unfortunately you didn’t like our breakfast, we try to cook everyday fresh and à la carte and hope to serve a nice breakfast for our guests. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again... More 

Loudonville, Ohio
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

Zurich, Switzerland is my new favorite place to visit. Why? Shopping everywhere, day trips to the most beautiful mountains and countryside, the best food ever, and we had a perfect hotel. Hotel California was easy to find and located within walking distance of Lake Zurich and all the sights. We bought the Zurich card 3 days for 48 francs and... More 

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

Dear dspreng_12 Thank you for your kind words about our staff and hotel. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel and Zurich. 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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