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“Best value central hotel in Zurich” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Hotel Arlette Beim Hauptbahnhof

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Hotel Arlette Beim Hauptbahnhof
Stampfenbachstrasse 26, Zurich, Switzerland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #60 of 123 Hotels in Zurich
surrey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Best value central hotel in Zurich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Good value compared with other Zurich hotels. Central but quiet position. Stayed here 6 or 7 years ago. Furnishings much improved since then, and especially the breakfast which is now very substantial.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christiansted, St. Croix
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Family owned and run, staff were pleasant and caring. Our room was on the 4th floor, accessed by a tiny lift, but at least there was a lift. When I asked for a quiet room, I was told they had none, but the bit of street noise in the morning did not bother us, and noise from any nightlife was far enough away not to disturb. Bathroom was small but clean. Bed was adequate. Extra pillows provided, as requested.

The decor is a bit dated, even tired, but clean and adequate for our 2-night stay. WiFi worked well. Breakfast consisted of minimal breads, juice and coffee.

For the money, for the location, this hotel was just what we needed in Zurich.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

A short walking distance from the train station. Clean, friendly, good breakfast, good room and a fair price. Quick to help with questions about trains, maps, etc. It is in the center of the city with plenty of shops, attactions, restaurants, etc. It has a local feel- not a chain hotel.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

I missed the last train to Geneva and tried over 10 hotels around the station, but all were full or too expensive. Finally found hotel Arlette and a very kind night concierge who found me a single room that was clean and comfortable for the few hours before the morning train. He even phoned me in the morning to make sure I didn't miss my train, and gave me a discount because I missed breakfast. It was 2 minutes to train so very convenient and cheaper than other similar hotels that were more 'red light'. However during this 'adventure' I did meet many kind night concierges who even offered me a couch for the night when they were full, to keep me off the streets!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rehovot, Israel
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

The hotel is a two-minute walk from the main train station, and is at short walking distance from the city center, museums and shopping streets.
The room was clean and cozy, included an air conditioner and a mini bar, a desk and a very comfortable bed. Despite the central location, it was very quiet.
The breakfast was simple but sufficient- breads and spreads.
The stuff was very friendly and helpful (e.g. when i asked to store my luggage after check-out).
Overall- highly recommended, especially for short visits when proximity to the center is valuable.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Loved the fact that it is so close to main train station.Centrally located and walking distance from important sites.Staff very helpfull and friendly and always replied promptly to my emails and sent me a map of how to get to the hotel from station.A map is also available in room of all the important landmarks walking distance from hotel.Super clean rooms and there is really nothing to complain about.I stayed there again after a train trip from Zurich to Milan and back.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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88 reviews 88 reviews
46 hotel reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My wife and I chose this hotel by its proximity to the train station and TripAdvisor ratings. The rooms are terribly over-priced in my opinion, but that is simply the way it is in Zurich AND this hotel was among the least cost ones I could find close to the train station.
The room size was adequate and was very quiet. The front desk folks were friendly and helpful. Wireless Internet was free, but required separate logins/passwords for each electronic device (bit of a nuisance). Among our few complaints were a) too few electrical outlets, way too soft pillows, and a spartan complimentary breakfast (bread, juice, coffee/tea).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Arlette Beim Hauptbahnhof

Address: Stampfenbachstrasse 26, Zurich, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
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Ranked #60 of 123 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 309
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