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Hotel California

#42 of 127 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
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Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Hotel California
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Ranked #42 of 127 Hotels in Zurich
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very nice people welcomed you.. Near to tram station & zurich lake.. Inside hotel room, it was really beautiful with large space.. Restaurant just below the hotel.. Lift provided if your room on top floor.. Highly recommended for travellers

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Levittown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly, helpful staff, clean room and bath, good free breakfast. Jorge was especially attentive to our questions about where to eat, reserving cab to airport, etc. He left picnic breakfasts in bags at our door because we had to depart hotel before 5 a.m. Two U.S.A. women, one middle-age and one elderly, were very comfortable here. Reception desk is one... More 

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15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed our stay, room small but suitable for 3 of us. Nice included breakfast at adjacent restaurant. Music loud at night so ask for quiet room if concerned. Great service from Jessica at front desk.

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful service and accommodation by Hotel California. Jessica was very helpful and nice to us. The place, although, a bit noisy as it is above a busy restaurant, was clean. It is situated at the heart of the old city where there are many restaurants and shops. It's about 20 min walk to the main train station.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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

Dear Mr. BillyAlicante, Many thanks that you taken the time to evaluate our Hotel California in detail. Your suggestion is very important for us. We constantly work to offer our guests the perfect house what they expect. The Reception team serves the breakfast in the morning, of course we do not hear how loud is it on the respective floors.... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
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 

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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 

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