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“A good choice” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Marta
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Zaehringerstrasse 36, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 42 Zurich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Kardzhali, Bulgaria
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“A good choice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

It's my third time at this hotel and it's the third time that I stay here for quite a long period. We can start with the good location of the hotel - it's situated at the old part of the town, really close to the Central tram station and the central train station, making it extremely easy to get to any part of the city or the country really fast.

The staff at the hotel is really nice, I can't complain about bad service. Everyone is really helpful, friendly, kind and constantly with good attitude. Definitely a must-visit hotel for the people who appreciate the good service.

Breakfast is simple, but I believe it's enough to meet the requirements of many people. Food and drinks are always fresh.

The rooms design reminds of the the Japanese style - really simple, with only the most needed furniture - desk, big (and quite comfortable) bed, a table and a really big chair that I just fell in love with. I haven't had any troubles with my staying so far. Room is always warm and yes, it is quiet. It's possible that you can hear the tram passing by but it's not as bad as described on some of the others reviews.

The WiFi is free and covers all the areas of the hotel, so you shouldn't have troubles with that. The traffic of the connection is okay and it's perfect for working and exchanging huge packets of information.

And last, but not least - the cheap price. The quality of the hotel outweighs the price for a night in times. Considering the expensive prices in Switzerland in general, this hotel is the place where you want to be if you want to spend some good time at a really good price.

Room Tip: Try to pick a room facing the street in front of the hotel - they're much quieter than the ones...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Singapore, Singapore
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

The breakfast is quite simple, but nice... and it comes with golden eggs! YES! Eggs in golden color... and I love eggs! :)

Free wifi in the room and lobby. Nice clean and comfortable bed. Nothing that I don't like. Consider the cost of living in Switzerland is so expensive... this hotel is one of the better ones I've found which is only 5-10 mins walk to Central Train Station and shopping areas..

Room Tip: Try to choose higher floor and you maybe able to get a nicer view...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

Ideally located at the top end of Old Town, thus makes it easy to walk to all the sights, even reasonably close for walking to the shopping strip at Bahnofstrasse. Hotel Marta is a modern boxy minimalist style hotel that looks a bit out of place in an older area of town.

However, after the renovations, everything works well. Our room was smallish (they're all small apparently) but not cramped. All facilities worked fine and free wifi was a treat. There is no mini-bar and a hair dryer needs to be requested at the front desk. There are no tea/coffee facilities but there is a complimentary hot water tea/coffee bag service in the lobby.

Downstairs in the lobby there is a PC with printer available FOC...that was handy for printing off itineraries and online tickets. The included breakfast was the usual continental style and fine.

Staff were fluent in English and also friendly and helpful. All in all, a pleasant stay of 2 nights.

Room Tip: Higher floors have a better view. We were on the 7th floor (highest one).
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Hotel Marta, Zurich. Charming, swanky & clean budget hotel with matchbox size rooms. Staying here for the 3rd time. They have renovated the hotel & it's even better now. 24 hrs reception is a big plus. Central location. Free wifi. Simple, but excellent breakfast. Not sure if the hotel falls in "budget" category, considering the room price starts at around CHF.110. But, switzerland is expensive!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Hotel is perfectly fine in center of the City near to the lake.. Plenty of resturant nearby including Starbucks next Door :)

Only Negative Point Phone not available in the room if you need to check something with reception you have to walk down to receptionist...

Room Tip: Everthing is perfect !!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

spent a very nice weekend staying in this hotel in central zurich. It is expensive but not by zurich standards.The hotel has recently been refurbised and is very well maintained. The rooms are basic but have everything you need if you are only using it as a base. The breakfast choice is limited though the free wifi gets it the thumbs up

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Basic, but clean and comfortable Hotel in a great location, next to Zürich Central and only a couple of minutes away from central station. The staff was very friendly, but overall the place felt more like a modern hostel than a 100+ euro/night hotel facility. The exceptionally clean room was under the pitched roof with new furniture and a newly renovated bathroom but a cold and unadorned atmosphere. Breakfast somehow makes it up for this with fresh fruits, cereals and a high, light-flooded breakfast hall. But even for Zurich price levels the hotel seems somehow overpriced.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Zaehringerstrasse 36, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 42 B&Bs / Inns in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Marta 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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