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.
All 4 Rapperswil hotels

Hotel Jakob

Hauptplatz 11, Rapperswil 8640, Switzerland
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Hotel Jakob to your Saves list
Hotel Jakob
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
You must enter dates to see the best prices.
86%
Ranked #2 of 4 hotels in Rapperswil
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
old-guy11 Portland, Oregon
  • Overview
  • Reviews (23)
  • Photos (14)
  • Amenities
  • Room tips (4)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

23 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    7
    12
    3
    1
    0
See reviews for
2
7
5
6
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 (4)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Portland, Oregon
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
49 hotel reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 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
EU
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

I stayed at the Hotel Jakob for 3 nights in September 2012. I had a double room with ensuite bathroom facing the lovely marketplace. If I remeber correctly, the house is a few centuries old and useed to be the post-station. So while all amenities and furniture in the room were quite new the floor is a bit tilted, which... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

For the first 2 nights of a 2 week trip, we picked a location that was an easy drive from the airport and some of the other areas we planned to visit. We found both the town of Rapperswil and Hotel Jacob to be delightful. You definitely hear the bells of the clock tower, but we were not bothered by... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hotel Jakob, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hotel Jakob? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hotel Jakob

Address: Hauptplatz 11, Rapperswil 8640, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of St. Gallen > Rapperswil
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, BookingOdigeoWL and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Jakob reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

14 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (13)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
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)

Amenities

Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Number of rooms
20

See which rooms travelers prefer