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Hotel California

#42 of 133 Hotels in Zurich
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3.0 of 5
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Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hotel facilities are ok and value for money. But the main concern is the basement disco bar which does not allowed us to sleep till 2 am for two night of our stay. This is against the Swiss concern for the welfare of the human being as it closes its airport from 11 pm till 6 am every day... More 

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İzmir
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most advantage of this hotel is it's excellent location. hotel is located in the best and strategic part of old town. And, staff is helpful, problem solver and open to communication. And one of the most brilliant part of the hotel is unique breakfast. Hotel california deserves all appreciation for its excellent breakfast., When we compare with other european... More 

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

Dear Bilgehan G 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 

Randolph, New Jersey
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had previously booked Hotel Bristol for its proximity to train station, but in the week before our trip I noticed it did not have Air Conditioning and Switzerland was experiencing a heat wave. I booked Hotel California and it was excellent. I emailed just before we left the US to ask for early check in and they responded immediately... More 

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

Dear Judith G 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 

San Luis Obispo
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently spent 4 days at the Hotel California. Wonderful location, friendly helpful staff and clean. The location is in the old town near lake and river and close to all sights. Plenty of restaurants nearby. We had a 4th floor street front room, noise at night, but not bad and it was enjoyable to watch the... More 

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

Dear Glewis333 Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. It motivates us very to read your kind words. We are very pleased to welcome you once again welcome in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

St Helens, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Having been in a business hotel just outside the city centre, we decided to move to the Hotel California. The hotel is located less than 5 minutes walk to Lake Zurich and very handy for bus/tram links on the next street in front of the hotel. The staff made us feel very welcome in the hotel and always had a... More 

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

Dear Pete W Thank you for your kind words about our staff and hotel. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. We wish you all the best and hope to see you again in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Mechanicsville
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

You can't get a better location in Zurich. This is a very comfortable place to stay. Very friendly staff. It has free wifi, breakfast, 7 -9:30 am, the decor will keep you looking at everything. The price for this hotel is very good for the area. About 15 minutes from the airport, if theres no traffic. Shops, sidewalk dinning, very... More 

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

Dear porkchoptree Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. It motivates us very to read your kind words. We are very pleased to welcome you once again welcome in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

While it isn't a five star, the Hotel Caifornia has great staff, included breakfast, air conditioning, clean, hot water, comfortable. Centrally located in old town.. We were there the first week of July 2015. Temp was a 100 everyday and it was the only restaurant with a/c. Easy access to the bus, the lake, shopping,. We will always stay there.

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

Dear jahyellowbird Thank you so much for you kind words about our hotel and location. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay and hoping to see you again in the hotel California. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

I have just came back from Hotel California and my stay there was perfect. Staff is very helpful, location of the hotel is great for sightseeing. Rooms were cleaned daily and there were plenty to choose from at breakfast. I would highly recommend.

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

Dear Nikola M Thank you for your kind words about our staff and hotel. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel. 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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

Dear Fizrie A Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. We are pleased to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. It motivates us very to read your kind words. We are very pleased to welcome you once again welcome in Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Levittown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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

Dear Wynne W, Many thanks for your kind words to our stuff specially to Jörg. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel California. We will be glad to welcoming you again. Best regards from Zürich Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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