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Hotel California

Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #41 of 124 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

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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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
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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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 

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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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