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“Attractive hotel, great location, great city” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Alexander
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Niederdorfstrasse 40, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #37 of 123 hotels in Zurich
Canberra
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“Attractive hotel, great location, great city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

The recently renovated Alexander has a lot going for it. It's in a great area, only a few minutes' walk from the Central Station, the river and the lake. The streets outside are lively, day and night, but there were no noise problems in my room. My room was ultramodern, sleek and comfortable. I loved the room's simple, bright, minimalist style, the crisp linens, the super cleanliness. The bathroom was excellent. I appreciated inclusions such as the continuous power supply with power sockets for UK, French/German, and Chinese/Australian plugs. Breakfast was just what I was looking for, and the staff, in the breakfast room and in reception, were welcoming and helpful. The room rate, booked on the hotel's website, represented fine value in a very expensive city.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

... and a special thanks to the the friendly and helpful staff - from the first moment we arrived to the moment we had to leave! Happy to rest in a clean modern and air conditioned room - even more so after a rather bumpy ride on a night train...
Could have stayed in the room all day - yet the great location, the river and lake nearby beckoned - and all amenities so conveniently located.
First had concerns about possibly noise disturbance (Niederdorf), however no problems whatsoever - and yes, we will stay again at "The Alexander" on our next whirlwind trip to Zurich!!

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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Hotel_Alexander, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
Thank you very much for your stay at the hotel Alexander and your motivating review. It is a great pleasure for us to read that you liked your stay very much. We are very glad that you were satisfied with our service. This should be the kind of service we are aiming to give and it is great to see that it works. Your feedback does encourage us very much - thank you!

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

Kind regards
Patricia Geerdens
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Salem, India
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

The hotel is a cozy little hotel ,located near the main station about 5 minutes walk from the Main station. The Street itself is a happening place with lot of cafes and restaurants ,shops .One of the famous lane of Zurich,
The checkin was a breeze and rooms are ultra modern and new renovated rooms which was classy .But the room was bit small for the price you pay .Though comfortable .

The breakfast on the second floor in a small restaurant is very basic and lacks choice .

overall enjoyed the place .

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review, July 28, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to give us a good feedback following your stay at Hotel Alexander.
We welcome and use your open and justified feedback concerning our breakfast. Our breakfast is a traditional swiss breakfast but we are always trying to improve it.
Again I thank you for feedback and we hope to welcome you again at the hotel Alexander.

Kind regards

Patricia Geerdens
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

...from the fresh apples, a refrigerator, and free bottled water in the rooms to Nespresso cafe and croissants offered "on the go" at the main entrance for busy tourist and businessmen who do not have time for their traditional breakfasts. This newly renovated hotel is located in the perfect spot to reach trams, the shopping district, the lake and the Hauptbahnhof (HB) aka main train station. Tram 4 is 20 feet away and only takes 2 mins to the HB that can take you to the ZRH airport in about 10-15 mins.. Very convenient, friendly and the multi-lingual staff is very pleasant. Be sure to purchase tram/train ticket for the airport at the Reception desk. Also if you are loaded with luggage, there is a service that will take you to the airport directly (CHF 40) but they need as least one hour advance reservation. Obviously a reservation made earlier (over night) is better.

Room Tip: I got a first floor room. Recommend a higher floor as some sounds from the (pedestrian only) street...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Dear Javanut4673

We are very pleased to notice that you have enjoyed your stay in our Hotel Alexander. Thank you very much.

We continuously focus on enhancing our service to fully meet customers’ requirements. It is thus even more pleasant to notice that we are being on the right track.

Thank you very much for the compliment you’ve paid us. We acknowledge it with big pleasure. For us, there’s nothing more rewarding than happy customers.
Your compliment means very much to us. It motivates us and shows that we are doing a good job.

We wish you to have a good time and look forward to seeing you again soon.

The team of the Hotel Alexander
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012 via mobile

We have visited Zurich many times in the past and stayed at various hotels. We were first worried as we saw the small, narrow entrance and a small reception desk. But our opinion changed from the time we started our interaction with the hotel staff. They were very friendly and efficient, looked genuinely happy to have us.

It seemed as though the hotel had been renovated, the paint fresh, with modern amenities, clean and stylish.

As for the location, it was perfect with the neighbourhood packed with cafe's, restaurants and lot of shopping.

We would definitely stay there when we visit Zurich again and would recommend this compact, stylish hotel to anyone.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Dear chennaibis

We would like to thank you very much for having taken the time to write a review about your stay.

We have totally renovated all our rooms at the beginning of this year and are more than happy our guests like them.

We work each day to provide you a comfortable and cleaned room. This is very important to us. But even more important for us is to make our guests feel at home. Your compliment on our staff is motivating us to do our best work for our guests each day.

Thank you again for your compliments and we hope to see you soon again.

Have a nice day and kind regards from Zürich.

Kind regards
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

Over the past couple of years, I have travelled to Zurich on business about 4 times each year. I've been rotating throughout the various moderate-price, small hotels. Hotel Alexander has recently been modernized. All the rooms have a clean modern look, with nice lighting accents. The beds and bedding are comfortable and the bathrooms very clean. OK, two people cannot share the bathroom at the same time, unless they want to be very friendly.

The hotel staff are friendly and helpful. They provide free WIFI access. The included breakfast buffet is your basic European fare. The price depends on the time of the year, but even in the middle of the summer a room is about 200 francs, which is good value for Zurich. A small Migros food stare is next door and you're surrounded by all types of restaurants and stores (although if you're shopping for clothes or shoes, the prices are definitely scary, but the selections are often unique!)

So no surprises with the hotel and you are in the middle of the old town within walking distance of everything that makes Zurich special. I would recommend this hotel to all.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review, July 12, 2012
Dear JohnS1952

Thank you very much for your kind review concerning your stay at the hotel Alexander.

It is a big pleasure for us to hear your compliments about cleanness of our bath room and the comfortable beds. We definitely share your comments with our diligent housekeeping.

Thank you again for sharing your experience and we hope to welcome you again on your next trip to Zürich.

With our kindest regards
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

The rooms are nice and comfy, The reception is helpful, fast and friendly.

  • Stayed July 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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Additional Information about Hotel Alexander

Address: Niederdorfstrasse 40, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#52 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alexander 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our owner-managed hotel is ideally located in the middle of Zurich's Old Town - at just 5 minutes walking distance from the Central Railway Station.Virtually everything of interest is within short walking distance. Not just only Zurich's well-known landmarks but also the business quarters with the banks and shops, the high-end shopping district «Bahnhofstrasse», the university quarters, amongst them the ETH «Federal Institute of Technology», the car-free lake- and riverside promenades and many Cafés, bars and restaurants.The Hotel Alexander, renovated in February 2012, has more than 41 lavishly appointed and well tended non smoking rooms. Energy saving LED bulbs, a much enhanced panoramic view of the historic center thanks to its new windows, comfy beds and bright modern bathrooms turn your stay into a very enjoyable event. ... more   less 
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