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Hotel California

Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)
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Ranked #32 of 123 hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Houston, Texas
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92 reviews 92 reviews
65 hotel reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Queanbeyan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Parker, Colorado
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

If you book this hotel, ask for the San Diego room number 42. It is the inn keepers favorite room. On the top floor. In the winter time you can see the lake from the window. Just duck you head when taking a shower. The roof curves in and make it tight. The after hours access control is a little... More

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

Dear Larry J A huge thank you for your detailed description on tripadvisor. I`m sure this will be helpful for future guests. We are really happy to hear that you liked the American Flair here in the old town of Zurich. For your next stay you should definitely try our extensive "all you can eat" American breakfast. Don`t miss it.... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Located in Old Town, this hotel's primary selling points are location, price and an incredible breakfast. Room we had (312) was a bit smaller than others we stayed in on this trip, but the cost savings were quite significant. Staff friendly and helpful

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

Dear Wijram Thank you for your comment. You are right, our Hotel is located right in the City Center of Zurich. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the stay with us. For your next stay at the Hotel California, ask direct for a bigger room, so that we will be able to bring your stay to perfection. We... More

Thunder Bay
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights in April and found in to be a very friendly place. The rooms were clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, the break was more than adequate. The restaurant serves a good variety of food and drinks. We were close enough to see a lot of the historical sites and to do... More

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

Dear Marsha C First of all we want to say thank you. We appreciate that you took the time to give us such a lovely and nice rating on tripadvisor. It is always nice to hear that you enjoyed the whole stay with us. We are looking forward to welcoming you for your next stay here in Zurich. Best wishes... More

Austin, Texas
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Have stayed here about 4 times generally for 1 night only before moving over to Baur au Lac for further time in Zurich. Great location and price. If you can get over being in a hotel located in a restaurant then for the price and convenience, you cant beat it. Staff if very friendly and responsive. Have only been in... More

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

Dear Global_travler803 Thank you very much for rating the Hotel California. We are glad to read such a positive statement. We are looking forward to welcoming you in October again. Have a good time untill then and take care. 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): $$$
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