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“A Perfect Nesting Place” 5 of 5 stars
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Storchen Zurich
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Weinplatz 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 123 hotels in Zurich
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“A Perfect Nesting Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Perfectly situated, friendly, anticipatory staff, excellent concierges, spotlessly clean room and bathroom, working shower with plenty of water pressure and hot water, air conditioning, free internet, and good chocolates at bedtime--what more could you want? Yes, you pay a little more for paradise, but it's worth it!
The window-shopping in the area is fabulous, with unique jewellers, lots of sidewalk cafes, and the big names like Max Mara and Prada mixed in with beautiful Swiss shops. The area is clean, safe, and never snobby.
The view from our room facing the river showed us swans, bridges, a carousel, the historic guild building with a stag atop--reminiscent of Lucerne, but without those clanging church bells to disturb your slumber!
If you don't stay at the Storchen, then at least go for a cocktail on their outdoor patio along the river's edge, and try their version of what seemed to be the hot new summertime drink (along with the Aperol Spritz): The Hugo. On a Friday afternoon there were lots of business types having drinks, and there were also Financial Times and Herald Tribunes to read.
Dinner there may also be recommended; the duck, outstanding! Breakfast is included, featuring homemade jams (the apricot-rosemary jam on a fresh warm croissant was divine!), home-smoked salmon--the works. The orange juice machine takes center stage and is quite addictive!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you so much for your kind and professional comments. We are happy to see that you really enjoyed your stay in Zurich and the Storchen.

Have a wonderful fall !

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We have been coming to the Storchen hotel for 40 years. Most romantic place to have a glass of wine and watch the Limmat flow by. The lobby is small and not meant for lingering. Small lounge to the side provides drinks and snacks for guests.
Our room, this visit, overlooked the terrace dining which was packed with Zurichers enjoying the waning days of summer.
Hotel is well located in old town with a wonderful view of the Gros and Frau Munsters churches which are beautifully lighted at night.
Each room is different and very clean with cloud like duvets and plump pillows. Included for your comfort are water and fruit and free wifi.
We think water and wifi should always be complimentary in $$$ hotels.
We will return

Stayed September 2013
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest

Visiting the Storchen over 40 years says it all ! Thank you SO MUCH for your loyality and fidelity and it is such a privilege for us to have such wonderful guests.

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

When ever I have been to Zurich, I have always insisted on Zum Storchen as 'my' hotel! In the past my travel agent knew for certain where I would stay. Service is very efficient, hotel is Swiss Clean and food is excellent! An easy walk to all fine shoppes and to the lakeside. A wonderful hotel!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your loyality and we are happy to see that we can offer you at any stay the Services you like.

We look forward to welcomeing you soon again.

Best regards

Jörg Arnold
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had been here once previously and had a terrific time. Welcoming staff, spotlessly clean, lovely blue and white decor in the room. We were going to be in Zurich for less than 24 hours and it crossed my mind to book a less expensive hotel. But the location can't be beat. I believe it's the only hotel directly on the river, and it's quite convenient to the charming shops and cafes of central Zurich. So I decided to spring for the Storchen again, though for a standard rather deluxe room. While I missed the additional space and light of the larger room, I was quite happy with the accommodations. And there's no substitute for being able to sit by the window and watch the boats go by. I understand that there is a huge suite on the top floor with a large balcony. If I ever win the lottery, that will be one room on my Grand Tour.

Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you so much for your kind rating. It is a great Motivation for me and my team to see that we are on the right track to make the stay of our guest a pleasant one.

We hope to see you soon again and please let me know as the suite sometimes is ready for a upgrade.

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We stayed here two nights, in a very comfortable corner room on the second floor, overlooking the square out front. Everything about our stay here went well. The staff was courteous and comfortable working with English speaking guests, the food in the Rôtisserie restaurant was great (not to mention the view from the outdoor seating), and the room was well appointed and immediately felt like home. Being located near a bridge across the river gave us easy walking access to the many attractions on both sides, including the rat's maze of twisting narrow streets filled with all sorts of hidden gems.

Having been there, I can't imagine ever going back and staying anywhere else.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words and it is great to see that you enjoyed your stay in Zurich and the Storchen.

Best regards and we look forward to welcomeing you soon again .

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Stayed at the Storchen for 3 nights whilst on a business trip.

The staff were extremely friendly and helpful at all times. The room was clean and comfortable, great bathroom and not forgetting the amazing view of the river. It was quite hot, so the air conditioning certainly made it comfortable.
Only ate once at the hotel, which was most enjoyable in a lovely atmosphere on the terrace and the staff were most attentive.
Hotel is in a great location, central to everything one would want. Would recommend to others and hope to stay again, for at least a week next time.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your rating and your kind words. It is great to see that you enjoyed your stay in Zurich and the Storchen.

We look Forward to welcomeing you soon again !

All the best and warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We had the pleasure of being guests at the STORCHEN this week as part of a wonderful trip to celebrate our 52nd anniversary. We arrived quite early from our flight and had sent an email letting the hotel know we would appreciate it if they were able to allow us to check in early as, at our age we tired a bit more than in our youth. With the age reference I mentioned our upcoming anniversary. We arrived at 10am without our luggage and a bit frazzled. The hotel had a lovely room ready, took all our lost luggage info and told us they would follow up. We settled in, went for a walk on the lovely river, returned for lunch on the terrace, came to our room to discover a charming basket of goodies with a sweet note congratulating us on our anniversary. That night our luggage was brought to our door. The rest of our stay was graced. With similar kind service. This is perhaps more extraordinary because we had reserved on a rare extremely discounted rate which generally does not generate this level of solicitisness from hotels. Thanks to the Storchen for being a wonderful part of our anniversary journey.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, August 28, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words. I am very happy to see that you enjoyed your stay and it was a nice part of your anniversery. We hope to welcome you soon again and wish you all the best.

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Also Known As:
Storchen Zurich Hotel
Summit Zurich
Hotel Zum Storchen a Summit
zürich Summit
Address: Weinplatz 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#3 Business Hotel in Zurich
#3 Family Hotel in Zurich
#4 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Storchen Zurich 4.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Storchen Zürich is a traditional first class establishment with 67 stylishly elegant rooms and suites in the heart of the old city. Whether at the reception, at the Conciergerie, in the Rôtisserie or on the Terrasse, in the classical Storchen Bar, in our trendy Barchetta, in the Boulevard Café or even in our elegant hotel lobby, our long tradition of hospitality, together with our warm and personal service, can be enjoyed throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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