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Dolder Waldhaus Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Kurhausstrasse 20, Zurich 8032, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #39 of 126 Hotels in Zurich
London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2007

A lovely, lovely property a little tram ride away from Zurich (about 10 minutes from city centre). On the hills in the Dolder region where the residential homes are. This makes the area absolutely quiet at night. We LOVED the views from our balcony to the Lake and the chirping of birds in the forest. BEAUTIFUL mist over the forest and the lake in the mornings and the gorgeous sunset at night.

Breakfast was okay. The room itself is a little old but spotlessly clean. Front desk was helpful. More like an apartment than a hotel. Never too busy. They have a charming little car/carriage that drives you to the city centre once in 15-30minutes I think. There are literally no where to eat in the area so we had our meals in the city every day or got some takeaway from the department stores and ate on our balcony. A DELIGHT and the best kept secret in Zurich.

  • Liked — Views, the quiet, friendly front desk
  • Disliked — Nowhere to eat in the area
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2006

found the Waldhaus on Trip Advisor and although the price was much more than I would pay on vacation (I like the <$50 per night gasthauses), it looked great and offered free golf at the nearby course

the room was very well done, parking no problem and the views of Zurich and the lake amazing - in the morning brewed some tea and sat on the deck watching the city awake

played the 9 hole course just up the road (played twice for 18 holes) - short by US standards but fun and not anything approaching a par 3 course - there were some long holes. and golfing early after a 12 hour flight the previous night was a great wake-up

paid $250 for 2 of us with breakfast and golf included; people were paying $75 for a round of golf and breakfast was an easy $15-20 worth, so that would leave around $35-40 per person for the room - tremendous value

  • Liked — value
  • Disliked — price
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2006

We have stayed in a lot of Hotels worldwide, however the Dolder Waldhaus has to rate as the best, OK it is expensive and when you first arrive it does not look like anything special, that is where the impression is wrong. From the first contact on reception you will find everything is so organised and the staff so helpful and friendly, straight away we managed to organise a tour to Mt Tiltlis (81/2hr day trip), then when you get to the room it is spacious and has a fantastic view of the lake and mountains from the balcony. There is a complimentary drink at the bar on arrival and then you can eat in the indoor/outdoor restaraunt where the staff are also fantastic. The beds are really comfortable and the bathroom has everything anyone could need, the rooms are more like suites as they have .lounge suite and tables so very spacious. The hotel is not central but an easy train trip from the Dolder to the Tram number 3 which takes you right in to central Zurich about 10-15mins. If you are looking for a special place then this is for you. The drawback is they do not have a hotel bus from the airport and the taxi fare is between 55-60 swiss francs, still it is worth the expense... Great Place and if we wereI rich it would be a regular holiday destination.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Kurhausstrasse 20, Zurich 8032, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Zurich
#24 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#30 Family Hotel in Zurich
#33 Business Hotel in Zurich
#37 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dolder Waldhaus Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in an elevated location on the Zurichberg yet only a few minutes away from the city centre, the Dolder Waldhaus offers a wonderful panoramic view of the city of Zurich, the lake and the Alps. The ideal setting for business trips and city breaks if you wish to combine peace and relaxation. ... more   less 
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