We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hotel Jakob

Hauptplatz 11, Rapperswil 8640, Switzerland
Hotel amenities
Hotel Jakob
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Rapperswil
A recent review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015
muflone Helsinki, Finland
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    10
    15
    4
    1
    0
See reviews for
3
8
5
10
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (5)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (30)
  • Mar-May only
    (5)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (16)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (6)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (3)
All months
Helsinki, Finland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

The staff in this hotel is extremely friendly and welcoming, the hotel is located in the very centre of Rapperswil. The rooms are very basic but clean and tidy, though the walls are very thin so you may hear your noisy neighbours. The free wi-fi connection is fast, the breakfast selection a bit limited but overall of good quality.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston
Level Contributor
13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We spent two nights in Rapperswil with our teenage daughters. This is small, traditional but modern inside hotel, in a really charming town on Lake Zurich, only about 40 minutes from the airport - a great place to stop after arriving or before leaving. It is worth a night or two to visit this quaint waterfront town. There are great... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed in Rapperswil 2 nights, as a base for visiting the larger area. This hotel is at the center of town, and was very comfortable. It lacked some amenities, such as public computers for guests, but was clean and friendly. We enjoyed a corner room, overlooking the central platz.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

With an exceptionally friendly staff this hotel is recommendable for travelers who stay one or a couple of nights in Rapperswill. The rooms are sufficiently equipped although the bathrooms should deserve some attention. Especially the rooms on the upper floor are not very suitable for guests who are tall like myself because of the cross beams running through the room.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brighton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Staff were really welcoming, decent price which included a nice breakfast, very central, lovely, clean room with free wifi and TV. Definitely would recommend. Gorgeous wooden banisters in the bedroom with comfortable beds.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Really nice location with hotel in the picturesque central square. The rooms are a little tired but overall it was a very good place to stay. I was only there for 1 night on business. The welcome at reception was very friendly and helpful. I ate dinner in the bar which was very quiet but again friendly service and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cork
Level Contributor
115 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Comfortable single room with clean bathroom. Great location in atmospheric town centre. Be aware that there is no aircon & the church bell chiming.Excellent breakfast with good coffee. Wifi available throughout. Bar closes relatively early mid week

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Valais, Switzerland
Level Contributor
75 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

LOCATION: JAKOB Hotel am Hauptplatz is located at Hauptplatz 11, in the heart of the Old Town and right at the foot of Schloss Rapperswil. The pier (whence cruises on Zürichsee depart) and the famed rose gardens are all easily accessible on foot. There is a Saturday market selling fresh local produce in the town square, just outside the Hotel.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Windsor, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

This beautifully town has been a destination of our vacations, many many times,I would recommend Best Western SPeer across the road from Train Station as a GREAT ,Friendly place to stay ,being Sold Out! They arranged Hotel Jakob for my place to stay for the week,WOW a quaint unique place with a sit ting lounge for a drink,GREAT Food restaurant... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

Nice and charming hotel, very friendly staff. The rooms are correct. The food served in the restaurant is excellent, especially the fish menus. This hotel is located closeby Lake Zurich, Rappersville castle and at walking distance from the railway station.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

16 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (1)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (2)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Rapperswil
0.1 mi away
BEST WESTERN Plus Hotel Speer
0.1 mi away
Hotel Schwanen
Hotel Schwanen
#4 of 4 in Rapperswil
3.5 of 5 stars 61 reviews
0.1 mi away
Hotel Hirschen
Hotel Hirschen
#3 of 4 in Rapperswil
4.0 of 5 stars 31 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.1 mi away
Seedamm Plaza
Seedamm Plaza
#1 of 2 in Pfaffikon
4.0 of 5 stars 137 reviews
1.0 mi away
Hotel Restaurant Rossli
6.1 mi away
Hotel Swiss Star
Hotel Swiss Star
#1 of 1 in Wetzikon
4.0 of 5 stars 52 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay