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“Peaceful with great view of the lake” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Meierhof
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bahnhofstrasse 4, Horgen 8810, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Horgen
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Peaceful with great view of the lake”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Very clean and well located hotel. Outside Zurich but only a short train ride. The hotel is right opposite the train station. Free wi-fi that even covers the next door restaurant. Very helpful staff and topped off with wonderful views of lake Zurich from the top floor dining area.

Room Tip: Get a room towards the back to avoid any noise from the train station
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

Directly across the road from a train station we were afraid the lake (and train) facing room would be loud but were proved wrong. Horgen is a cozy place to stay just south of the city center and a quick train ride into Zurich city center for a lively afternoon or evening. The breakfast is worth the $$ and the hotel staff was very accommodating despite the fact that we don't speak German. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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57 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

A nice clean hotel near station which has pro and con, easy to go everywhere by train ( just crossed the street) con: really noisy ( no sleep at all)
Room really hot and no aircon or fan, I requested extra pillow and first they said I have to pick them up downstairs and when I was there got message they were running out the pillow, NICE 
Horgen itself quite a distance from Zurich, if you want to be near the town, try to find a hotel near the centre.
Breakfast was good and lots of choice ( also fresh fruit) to bad the juice tasted like chemical and the coffee as perfect, the reception on arrival was really nice, efficient and informative but the check out staff was rude
Didn’t even ask why I decided to leave a day earlier ( by lack of sleep, too noisy and too hot) , I am not sure if I would recommend this hotel to my close friends as for me to have a good night sleep is really important .

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Meierhof, Manager at Hotel Meierhof, responded to this review, November 29, 2012
Dear Ephie

Thank you very much for your honest evaluation and we feel very sorry that we could not achieve your requirements.

Our sincere apologies for the misunderstanding with the pillow situation at the desk.
In general we do have enough pillows around for every guests wish.
The breakfast department is informed about your input concerning the fruit juices.
And of course we will train the situation you had at the your check out time with our staff strongly.

It would be a great pleasure for us to welcome you again in our hotel and to prove you otherwise.

Murat Baki (Mr.)
Front Office Manager
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Saipan, Mariana Islands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The best hotel during our round-trip in Switzerland: quiet, modern, elegant. This hotel was a home-base for visiting Zurich, offered the most attractive rates around it! Located across the street from the train station Horgen, the town that has very frequent and fast (ca. 20 min) train connection to the city centre of Zurich (and further to the Airport). The hotel offers no luxuries, but FREE parking, coffee, tea, fruits, internet and water-bar, with still and sparkling water 24/7, are the "cherries" of the hotel. Decent breakfast, good in variety and quality, accompanied with the lake-view served in the restaurant on the top floor. Remarkable service and staff! In case you need some drinks and snacks the grocery store COOP located in 30m distance.

Single rooms are quite small, but equipped with all basics you need to stay for a couple of days/nights. While twin rooms are very spacious to stay in total comfort. All types or rooms were impeccably clean and well maintained. Room with a lake-view is the "medal with two sides": from the one side it opens a beautiful panorama of the lake, but from the other side it directs to the train station which, of course, generates a lot of noise and this might cause a problem for a light sleeper even if the window is closed.

Internet is certainly a field for improvement, probably more powerful hardware should be installed:I had stable internet connection only in the corridor.

Conclusively, very satisfied! would certainly recommend this hotel for Zurich visitors.

Room Tip: Twin/Double is the best option to stay, do not rush for lake view it might become a disappointment b...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

This hotel is located practically on lake Zurich, right opposite the train station and close tO excellent restaurants. I stayed here for business. Breakfast was great, the view from the 5th floor breakfast lounge was great. Rooms were clean. Pillow was feather soft. I'd you prefer hard pillows, you'll need to have abackup. Staff were friendly.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington, UK
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177 hotel reviews
Reviews in 133 cities Reviews in 133 cities
307 helpful votes 307 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

I chose this hotel as it has very good transportation options, in particular a direct train to/from the airport, even late at night. The hotel is directly opposite the station at Horgen. Check in was quick, the hotel did not seem particularly busy - I received the key for my single room which was really much smaller than expected. I don't understand why hotels wouldn't upgrade you to a better room if they are empty, then there's more chance you would actually return or recommend it.

I did have a problem with my travel adapter and I was given one by reception but it didn't work. My room was too hot, there was no air conditioning, which I do find unusual in a four star hotel. Breakfast was plentiful and is a self service buffet, the view over the lake was fantastic! Found the area a little bit noisy, but then I slept with the window open. Free wifi worked quite well which was appreciated!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, West Virginia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

Liked this hotel, and enjoyed our stay very much. If my husband and I didn't stay in one hotel in Horw (a small town very close to Luzern), this hotel would be our favorite one. Hotels in Switzerland are not cheap; we stayed in Meierhof 3 nights in a row with GREAT value (promotion happened going on during our stay). We didn't check train schedule online before we went to the hotel, it turned out there are two Horgen(s), one is Horgen, another is Horgen Abdorf or whatever. And Horgen didn't show up on any stop of train station, but the other Horgen *** showed up as one stop; so it took us long time to find the right one the 1st day we arrived there. It turned out it's not difficult to find the right one as long as you check your schedule or route before taking the ride.
Anyway, this is a lovely hotel on a GORGEOUS location, quiet and beautiful, especially the view while eating breakfast. Also easy and convenient to get anywhere you want. There is a cute park just opposite the hotel, we spent much time sitting on a bench watching swans, seagulls, or just enjoying the color and wave of the Lake Zurich. I guarantee you would enjoy there as much as we do.
The only thing we don't like there is hotel's pillows, too soft to bother to put one there. We asked firm one next day, it's not firm, but better. The restaurant downstairs isn't good at all; none of us liked the food.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Bahnhofstrasse 4, Horgen 8810, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Horgen
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Horgen
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Meierhof 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Holiday Hotel with modern amenities and breakfast room; situated along the shores of Lake Zurich opposite the railway station. ... more   less 
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Hotel Meierhof Horgen, Switzerland - Canton Of Zurich

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