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Apartmenthouse Goldenes Schwert

3.0 of 5
Spitalgasse 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Ranked #32 of 41 Zurich B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

I stayed at the Goldenes Schwert for one night in October 2012. The hotel is located right in the heart of one of the gay districts of Zurich. Standard is decent 3 star, they have EVERYTHING you need to fulfill a 3 star standard and a little bit more even. This is a pure gay hotel/ "Hey we are going... More 

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Etoy, Switzerland
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10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

Horrible experience at the Golden Sword! Arrived after midnight, reception closes at 5, but the 'bartender' from the club came and provided a key! I already found the club guest/couples lusting in front more desperately in need of a room than me. The overwhelmingly unbearable lobby and corridor smells followed me to the room and made their way into my... More 

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Perth, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights on our way to Geneva. Our suite was large and well appointed, Nespresso machine & spa shower were a bonus. The hotel has a bar and nightclub in it which is good but......Saturday nightclub music can be heard on the room, they do supply ear plugs which does the job. All in all a... More 

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Cannes, France
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66 reviews 66 reviews
41 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Smack in the Niederdorf, the medieval part of the city of Zurich or just one bridge to cross to reach the Bahnhofstrasse, Europe's most elegant shopping street and business center, this hotel offers a great deal of possibilities, restaurants, nightlife, you name it. From Zurich airport, where trains leave for Zurich main station about every five minutes, you can walk... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2011

This place is completely outdated and the music level of the next door club is just terrible. I am writing this review in the middle of the night as it is just simply impossible to sleep. Use this hotel perhaps to store your suitcase but do not seriously consider to get decent night rest. I am a frequent traveller and... More 

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Lido Di Camaiore, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

Small but nice hotel in the middle of the old pedestrian area of Zurich. Rooms are simple but confortables, breakfast is served at your scheduled time in your room. Free wireless internet, frigo bar at good prices and satellite tv. A good choice to visit the old town and a very friendly place to stay for few days. Prices are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Do not stay at this hotel if you are looking for a good nights sleep and required to get up early - this is the worst hotel experience we have ever had. We were booked at the "sister" hotel the Platzhirsch and when we arrived after a long day of train travel & walking quite a ways with all our... More 

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Wien
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2011

The hotel is a small and (for Swiss standards) less pricey alternative. The rooms are simple but cozy (especially the ones on the top floor facing towards the pedestrian area. As a standard breakfast is served in the room! The location is right in the center of the old town, many restaurants, bars and picturesque strolls nearby. One complaint: a... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2011

This hotel has a great location in the "old town" of Zurich. You can easily walk to all sights within the old town and the hauptbahnhof(train station). My breakfast was included and it was the "old" fashion way of ordering before you go to bed and hang it on the door. I couldn't fault the breakfast and it was quite... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2010

I would say if you don´t mind partying this hotel is OK as the location is good in the old town. We did not have the trouble others had with being booked in a different builidng i.e. we got exactly what we booked and the receptionist was friendly on arrival. We had an ensuite and breakfast brought to our room... More 

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