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Storchen Zurich
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Weinplatz 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #4 of 123 Hotels in Zurich
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
“Exceptional!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

A marvellous experience! The staff at reception, concierge, restaurant and housekeeping are like a family who couldn't do enough to make my stay of a total of 8 days so memorable. They displayed genuine pride and pleasure in their work and attended to every detail. The meals were exceptional and served in beautiful surroundings. Centrally located, the hotel was only steps away from shopping,conducting business or enjoying the many sights that Zürich has to offer. I always looked forward to returning to my tastefully decorated and ultra clean room overlooking the River Limmat--like a sanctuary. I returned to Canada, having purchased one of the Storks--it serves as a reminder of the exceptional experience at the Hotel Storchen.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest !

thank you so much for your kind words and it is so great to see that we made your stay as comfotable and enjoyable as possible. We wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again.

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Wonderful hotel with great views in a great location on the river. You just had to walk across a bridge right by the hotel to get to old town. There were many nice stores right by the hotel. The staff was more than helpful. The rooms were large with large bathrooms and nicely appointed. There was fruit, water and candy in our room. The dinner at the restaurant was delicious as was the breakfast buffet. We were very glad we stayed there.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 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, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your rating and your kind words. It is our motivation to see that guests enjoyed their stay in our Hotel.

We wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again

Best regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Port-au-Prince, Haiti
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Thank God I chose the Storchen!!! Couldn't be more right. I love the old city, the views of the Zurisee, the people, the glamour of these old streets and excellent shops. This hotel has the perfect location.

And of course, the service, my room, the meals... outstanding.

Mariano HM Zwicky (Haiti)

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words and it is our great pleasure and motivation to see that we are pushing the right buttons to make you feel comfortable in the Storchen.

Best regards and hope to see you soon again.

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Dorset, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We concur with all the 5 star ratings and wouldn't stay anywhere else! The location is perfectly situated to explore the charming narrow streets of shops and restaurants by foot and many of the historical landmarks of Zurich. Our extremely comfortable room on the second floor overlooked the river and we loved having our windows wide open in evenings to enjoy the spectacular views. The included breakfast had abundant offerings and by the third day, the staff remembered our preferences for cappuccinos. The hotel staff at the front desk were very willing to help with dinner reservations and questions we had, and most impressively remembered which room we were staying in. A small but wonderful touch. We did not eat at the hotel beyond breakfast but thoroughly enjoyed their attentive and personalized approach at breakfast. Would, without hesitation, stay at the hotel again. Worth every CHF.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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 30, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words and we are happy to see that you had a very pleasant stay.

We hope to see you soon again and wish you all the best !

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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14 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Very pleasant and helpful staff --clean and quiet rooms -- excellent breakfast -- the only negatives are the dinner where the waiting staff were a bit offhand and gave the impression that they would rather be somewhere else --but the food was well cooked. But there are a number of very good restaurants close by the hotel.

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  • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your rating and your kind words though i see that we have potential for improvement.

I wish you all the best and hope to see you soon again.

best regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This hotel is truly amazing. The rooms are comfortable beyond belief, the beds are extraordinary, they gladly provide hypo allergenic bedding. The air conditioning works well, the shower is a rain shower with perfect regulation. The view of the river is stunning. The staff left a little Storchen to greet my daughter (per a request) and made her feel welcome and at home. The breakfast buffet is beyond perfection--elegantly presented, each food cooked to perfection. The home made smoked salmon rivals the best New York has to offer, the baked goods are amazing and the staff kind and nice. The rooms are tidied in the evening too and small chocolate treats (my daughter calls them the queen of England's peanut butter cups) are left at night.
The location is perfect and the concierge as helpful as reviews have said. Never has it been so nice to stay at a hotel. The only downside is that your next stop will never measure up.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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 10, 2013
Dear guest

thank you so very much for your kind rating and we are happy ou enjoyed your stay in Zurich and the Storchen. Your daughters remark about the chocolate i send to my chocolate supplier, a great and fantastic and young chocolatier.

Best regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Dunmore
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Address: Weinplatz 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > 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:
#2 Business Hotel in Zurich
#2 Family Hotel in Zurich
#4 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#7 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Storchen Zurich 4.5*
Number of rooms: 67
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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Also Known As:
Storchen Zurich Hotel
Summit Zurich
Hotel Zum Storchen a Summit
zürich Summit

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