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“Smal rooms, but otherwise excellent, and good value” 5 of 5 stars
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Opera Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dufourstrasse 5, Zurich 8008, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #29 of 123 Hotels in Zurich
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7 hotel reviews
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“Smal rooms, but otherwise excellent, and good value”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Good locaton close to the lake, but easy access to the rest of Zurich. Good quality hotel and good breakfast. Rooms are somewhat on the small size, but this is true of many swiss hotels, so i do not consider it an issue. Its also a very good price compared to many other Zurich Hotels. I had a very good deal at 188CHF including breakfast, but its easy to pay up to 400 CHF elsewhere. Friendly staff as well, in all an excellent choice.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Opera Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2013
Many thanks for your comment about our Hotel Opera Zurich. We are delighted that you were satisfied with our location, our breakfast and that you appreciated our friendly employees. Concerning the room size: our Hotel disposes of different room categories with different room sizes. Our reception would be pleased to help you at your next reservation to find the convenient category for you.

We are looking forward to your next visit!

Best regards from Zurich,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Outside noises seem to penetrate more than average, one night I was awaken by people returning to their room (on the 1st floor) and could hear every sound they made. As RichardDixon pointed out, rooms are tiny, and there were no coffee maker inside. Front desk staff was very helpful, but the place could be better.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Opera Hotel, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Concerning your comment about the noise: Please accept my apologies for the inconvenience you experienced with the outside noises.

Regarding your comment about the coffee maker: Please inform our Reception at your next reservation that you would like to have a coffee maker and we will be pleased to equip your room with a Nespresso coffee machine.

It would be great to welcome you once back with us to show you that we can do better.

Best regards from Zurich,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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Le Mont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Very practical if one assists at an opera the evening; just about 200 m walk from Opera to Hotel. Reception very friendly, professional. Relatively small, but pleasant room on the fifth floor, functional, with a balcony with splendid view over the city and part of the lake. Nice bathroom, would be perfect if it had handles over the bathtub for elderly people that we are. We got an invitation to take our apéro on the rooftop of the sister hotel Ambassador close by but did not use it being late. Seeing a dozen people on this rooftop from our balcony we got the impression that they had fun up there.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Opera Hotel, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Thank you very much for this kind comment about our Hotel Opera. We are pleased that you were satisfied with our location, your room with balcony and that you appreciated our friendly and professional employees.

We are looking forward to your next visit.

Best regards from Zurich,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The hotel is centrally located, just behind the Opernhaus and close to Bahnhof Stadelhofen and Bellevue. It's great for business in town and/or city tourism.
Although the neighbourhood offers an abundance of restaurants, I dined at the hotel's restaurant which is actually across the street. I was not disappointed.
My room was next to the elevator. However, the room was spacious and insulated, so that I was never bothered by the elevator or street noise.
Hotel Opera is a small, but it seems well-managed and very hospitable. I would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Opera Hotel, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
Many thanks for your comment about our Hotel Opera Zurich. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were satisfied with our location, our Restaurant Opera and the spacious room.

It would be great to welcome you soon back with us in Zurich.

Kind regards,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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63 hotel reviews
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94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

So, it's not massively roomy, neither a boutique nor a 5-star. But for the price and location in a very pricy city, this was fine. Breakfasts good, rooms small but impeccable, good wifi. And the staff were incredibly hospitable always. Gathered from colleagues that some rooms were quite noisy (best avoid the ones either side of or opposite the lift).

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Opera Hotel, responded to this review, July 4, 2013
We are delighted that you appreciated our location, the breakfast, the free wifi and our hospitable employees.

It would be our great pleasure to welcome you once back with us.

Best regards from Zurich,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

You could touch the walls both side of the room at the same time, and the bedding was poor. Room right next to the noisy lift. I stay here because my company has it within their rate policy, based on my experience so far I'd never spend my own money on it,

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Opera Hotel, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
I felt sorry to hear that we could not fulfill your expectations. Please note that our Hotel disposes of different room categories. Our reception would be pleased to help you at your next reservation to find the convenient category for you.

It would be great if you give us a second chance to welcome you once back with us.

Best regards,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

hi i am in this hotel last week in room 451 a.h.alghamdi it was good days.thanks to manager for partty thanks to all staff and thanks to manager to his party . soory to every one was apset from me see you next time

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 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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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Opera Hotel, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and it would be great to welcome you soon back with us!

Kind regards in Zurich,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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Additional Information about Opera Hotel

Address: Dufourstrasse 5, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Zurich
#17 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#24 Family Hotel in Zurich
#37 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Opera Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL OPERA, a name that will be music to your ears! Our private boutique hotel with a traditional atmosphere harmonizes perfectly with its classical surrounding. Located next to the famous Opera house, just a few steps away from the lake of Zürich, which is the perfect place for an early-morning jog, and the shopping mile „Bahnhofstrasse“, offering shopping at its very best. The airport and business centers are quickly and easily reached by public transportation. ... more   less 
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