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“Best small business hotel in Zurich” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Helmhaus
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Schifflaende 30, Zurich 8001, Switzerland (Old Town)   |  
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Ranked #6 of 126 Hotels in Zurich
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“Best small business hotel in Zurich”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012

This was my second stay; perfect location, squeaky clean, comfy bed, no noise, great full English breakfast buffet. Rooms are a reasonable size, and a compact hotel has many advantages. Also free Wi-fi, TV with CNBC & Bloomberg. Why spend three times as much for less? I have stayed at all the luxury hotel in Zurich at some point or another but will stay at Helmhaus from now on. The ony downside is lack of room service, but Kronenhalle is a few minutes' away.

  • Stayed March 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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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Grüezi MatureBusinessTravel
Nice to know that we could convince you during your first stay with our service and that we could welcome you a second time. Thank you for sharing your positive thoughts, it shows us that with our newly refurbished facilities and our promise of „Quality, not Quantity“ we can reach business guests and private travellers alike.

It would be nice to welcome you back in the future to our small and traditional hotel, and we wish you all the best!

Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Helmhaus. The location was perfect, literally a few paces away from a tram stop and to the river with great views of the city. Rooms were spotless and the people were top notch, very welcoming and friendly. Thanks to Andre, Anja, Bakusa, Mario for the tips and the nice birthday treat! We would definitely be looking forward to coming back.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Grüezi chris_explorer

Thank you for your positive feedback, it is nice to read that you had an enjoyable time with us. „Feeling home away from home“ is what we want to achieve for our guests.

All the best for you and your wife, and we look foward to see you again at one of the oldest and most traditional hotels in Zurich.

Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Visited again after 1 year and this hotel was even better. Excellent room, really good service, friendly staff and a great visit from start to finish. Can't wait for my next visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Grüezi sunny126

It is nice to read that you stayed with us again after one year and that you enjoyed your time even more – thank you very much for both.
At the end of February we have just finished the last step of the extensive renovation works which we have conducted between 2010 and 2012.
Our guests appreciating our efforts and welcoming them back are the best compliments we could get.

We wish you all the best.

Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

This hotel was in easy access to the public transportation system. The hotel staff was just wonderful! Very friendly and helpful. The room was beautiful, and the bathroom was probably the best I've seen in a hotel. The staff was very kind to let us keep our luggage stored past checkout. Great location, close to everything. Would definitely stay here again!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review, March 22, 2012
Grüezi b p

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your stay with us.
After extensive renovations in January and February 2012 you were the first ones to enjoy the newly done bathroom in your room. Your positive opinion about it shows us that our efforts have paid off and that we have met our credo of „Quality, not Quantity“.

We wish you all the best and look forward to welcome you again to the smallest and most centrally located Four-Star hotel of Zurich.

Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

Stayed here last winter during a 3 day break with my wife. The staff are very friendly and helpful, as they are all over the city, and the location is superb for sightseeing and for evening entertainment. However, the room was very small and we paid A LOT of money for the privilege. Having said that, we didn't have any major complaints and loved our trip despite almost breaking the bank in the process!

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review, January 23, 2012
Grüezi Rorski1

It is nice to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, thank you for sharing your thoughts.
Our Hotel Helmhaus is a small boutique hotel in the oldtown of Zurich with its small medieval houses and guildhalls. Having a hotel in one of those wonderful, traditional and historic buildings puts restrictions on the size of the rooms. But we encourage every guest to visit our homepage or to contact the hotel directly to inform themselves about our rooms.

We wish you all the best for the new year.

Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

These are the outstanding qualities of this hotel, which is a tiny hotel extremely well located, at walking distance from almost any touristic location in Zurich. We never walked more than 20 minutes (how good is Zurich to walk when you can not do it in your own home town). The hotel is basically a place to sleep,and to have breakfast before heading out, but it has this nice feeling of welcomeness as you get in.The rooms are tiny, as well as the bathroom, but very clean. The breakfast (included in my case) was a very assorted buffet with mainly healthy food (of course you will find scrambled eggs and bacons), but fruits, yogurts and cereals are there waiting for you. Just in front of the hotel there is a small boulevard which is your starting point to either start walking Zurich, or if you prefer, take the tram. The public transportation in Switzerland is outstanding, and in my opinion you don't even need to take a taxi to move around (in fact we did not take one single cab)

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review, January 23, 2012
Grüezi Oscar Rojas

Thank you for having been our guests, it is nice to know that you had a good time in Zurich, and that it was even more enjoyable by staying in our little Hotel Helmhaus. Lots of our guests value the location and the closeness to the most major sights.
Even if one spends only the night and breakfast time in a hotel, this attributes a lot to the comfort of a guest's stay. We are glad that we have achieved this for you.

We look forward to welcome you back in the future to one of the most historic and traditional hotels in Zurich.

Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

I was greeted warmly after a very long journey and immediately felt at home. Reception staff were exceptionally helpful. Breakfast was plentiful and delicious, the immaculate preparation area visible from the tables. Beautiful, spotless surroundings, a very good night - what more can one ask?

  • Stayed September 2011, 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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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review, January 23, 2012
Grüezi Francophile004

Thank you for having been our guest and for sharing your positive thoughts about your stay with us. To read that you appreciated our facilities, the breakfast and our service – what more can we ask?

We look forward to welcome you back one day to one of the most traditional hotels of Zurich, and we wish you all the best.

Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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Address: Schifflaende 30, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Zurich
#6 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#6 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#7 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Helmhaus 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Look forward to Zürich’s smallest and most centrally located 4-Star hotel. Each of our 24 rooms has just recently been completely renovated. A high quality design interior, comfortable bathrooms in warm colours, an individually adjustable air condition system for the summer time and new sound-proof windows promise a relaxing sleep.At the Hotel Helmhaus history and modern comfort connect in a remarkable way. ... more   less 
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