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“Great Location and Close to Train Station” 3 of 5 stars
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Limmathof
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Limmatquai 142, Zurich CH-8023, Switzerland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #93 of 123 Hotels in Zurich
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“Great Location and Close to Train Station”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

This hotel was a 5-10 minute easy walk from the train station (so long as you come out of the main front entrance) and 10 minutes walk from the down town area. We were welcomed and check in was okay. There is a wi-fi code although we had to ask for it. Wi-fi is only avalable in the lobby area. I thought sound proofing was okay but my partner was woken up at 2am by music playing. The beds were comfortable, shower powerful and hot and there was an air conditioning unit. The hotel was a bit dated but it was the cheapest place we could fine that was close to the airport. Cleanliness was okay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We stayed for 2 days as I had to attend a conference here. It’s a no frills place, rather functional but the location is excellent. You can wheel your luggage from the Bahnhoff. The coop across the bridge is excellent for buying anything from breakfast to clothes, detergent etc. The reception is always manned by young and polite people. Especially Nils, he’s sweet and considerate; let me use his cell phone to fix an urgent meeting. Its little gestures like this that makes an otherwise bare minimum (not even glasses in the rooms or hangers in cupboards) worthwhile to stay in. The old quarter has very lovely restaurants though expensive buts the atmosphere is great. All in all a fantastic location and no down side as such. Oh, yes, the bathrooms are large and very clean and airy.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

I stayed only one night at this hotel before leaving for another place and I wanted a hotel that was close to the central station and city centre... couldnt have been closer. Yes you can notice the age on this hotel, but really... if you wont be spending too much time in the hotel (which you shouldnt because Zurich is a stunning place) then it is just the place to stay (esp. if you dont want to pay a fortune for a room).

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

I spent six nights staying at Limmathof hotel. This hotel is reasonable for budget travelers, especially for those visiting or attending a conference at ETH, since the station of Poly Bahn connecting to the university located up-hill is just next door.

Location is the most advantage of the hotel, since it is at just working distances from the Central train, tram, bus stations, Coop supermarket, old town, and Zurich lake. There are also Starbuck cafe, Chinese and Western restaurants, as well as souvenir shops nearby.

If your room is at front side, the view down to the street and the river is quite interesting. Don't worry about the noise since the insulation quality of the window is good.

Some points that the hotel owner may need to consider to improve their service:
1. Wifi should be provided to hotel rooms, instead of only at the lounge located at the first floor;
2. Kettle should be equipped for each room;
3. Although they are helpful, it will be better if the staffs, especially of the hotel restaurant, are more friendly.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

This is NOT your hotel if you are looking for peace and quiet. It is however a great place to stay if you are going to experience downtown Zurich, and would like to experience the nightlife. It is smack in the middle of the old town, and walking distance to the train station. You can literally be there 30 minutes after you get off the plane!
The rooms are clean but dated (the old radio in the room looked nostalgic).
In room bath and toilet (you never are sure in Europe??) were sparkling clean.
Staff were very helpful and friendly.
Oh yes, the Wi-Fi worked Great from my room on the third floor - although the reception said that in some rooms reception may not be good.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Limmatquai 142, Zurich CH-8023, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #93 of 123 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Limmathof 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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