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“Dysfunctional design” 3 of 5 stars
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Plattenhof Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plattenstrasse 26 | 8032 Zurich, Zurich 8032, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #38 of 123 Hotels in Zurich
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“Dysfunctional design”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Someone should shoot hotel architects who design glass bathrooms - and rooms without shelves, cupboards or drawers. This is a pleasant, friendly hotel with helpful staff, nice breakfasts, great location. HOWEVER.... There is no place to put anything away - so if a colleague stops by your room all your gear will be on display. And you have to live out of your suitcase (which is a drag if you are staying more than a day or 2. The worst, however, is if you travel with a significant other. I mean, ever sound made in that bathroom is audible because the door is a mere piece of glass on hinges. No privacy at all. If one wakes in the middle of the night, the light wakes the other.

Room Tip: Spectacular views of the lake, Alps form some rooms.
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  • Stayed November 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Varazze, Italy
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in this hotel for one night only and we found the accommodation very nice.
The check-in and check-out was quick and the personnel were very kind.

Regarding the room, it was not too small I though and very clean and quiet.

The best aspect to take into consideration is the position: 50m from the tram station. In 3/5 minutes you will be in the city centre!
Fantastic.

So, finally, I appreciate very much this hotel.

  • Stayed December 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This brought back some memories - I stayed here for an alumni reunion, as the hotel is in the middle of the university district.The room was clean and pleasant, with a lovely view across to the main building of the university. The bathroom was tiny but functional, and the futon-style bed very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely consider this hotel for future trips to Zurich.

  • Stayed November 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Monroeville, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very hard to fine, and perhaps the thinnest walls ever, not going into that. However the staff was wonderful, everything was in walking distance. When booking the room it said private shower and sink, I did not think a toliet would not be included. They were so wonderful and switched out room without charging more. Our room was roomy, comfortable except to thin walls. Breakfast was nice, better than expected. My 1st Pimm's Cup at the bar, fresh. The river was couple streets away, really if you want convince this is the place. Again I can't say enough about the staff, my mother in law passed away while staying here and the bartender gave us access to his cell phone and again we had to leave and they did not charge us for the nights we missed. Wonderful... they suggested we go to Luzern for the day for a quite non-stressful day. We would stay here again...even with thin walls

Room Tip: Make sure you get the room with toliet... even if say's includes private shower and sink..
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Broncett, thank you very much for sharing you positive feedback with us. I am glad to hear that our staff was taking good care of you during your stay. Sorry to hear that your first room (bath room) was not to your satisfaction. All our bath rooms have private shower or bath tub, sink and toilet, and therefor I don't understand your comment. However, we hope that we are able to welcoming you again upon your next trip to Zurich. Yours sincerely, Peter
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Nicosia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

This is a small and modern hotel, located in a nice and quiet residential area close to the University of Zurich. It is a 5 minute walk from the Kunsthaus art gallery and another 5 minute walk to the lake. It also has a tram connection that is very convenient, if one doesn't want to walk uphill on the way back to the hotel.

The room was very comfortable, clean and with a very large bathroom (I stayed in room 210). The staff is very friendly and willing to respond to any questions or concerns. The breakfast is satisfactory. The hotel also has a very nice and good priced restaurant, which is really convenient if one wants to dine in.

Next to the hotel there is a small deli selling hot lunch, sandwiches, fruits and vegetables, so that is convenient as well.

Overall I had a very nice stay and I will stay there again if I revisit Zurich in the future.

Room Tip: Room 210 has a very nice and big bathroom.
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  • Stayed October 2014, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Our stay for 2 nights was quiet peaceful. Hotel is located in residential area and it has tram connectivity from Zurich main rly station. Only 2 minutes walk from Platte tram station. Rooms are nicely decorated. Bathroom is small but with modern amenities. Breakfast is lavish and good. Hotel staff is nice and professional. It has nice bar also.

  • Stayed October 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Pradeep, Thank you very much for sharing your positive feedback with us. Its a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay. Looking forward to welcoming you back again. Yours sincerely, Peter Sidler
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

i have been here twice and will come back for sure. the money quality ration is more than fair.
it's located in a quiet, residential neighbourhood.
i personally like the cozy and familiar atmosphere at the plattenhof.
it is only a 10min walk from the center.

i like everything about this little hotel.
the only can is that it doesn't have enough parking spots.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, thank you very much for your positiv feedback. It's a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, especially the location, money quality ratio, our familiar atmosphere and our service. Guests who arrive by car are kindly asked to pre-book a parking space either in the nearby garage or at the hotel. both are available at CHF 20.- per night.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel soon again.
Yours sincerely, Peter Sidler
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Address: Plattenstrasse 26 | 8032 Zurich, Zurich 8032, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#38 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Plattenhof Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Design Hotel Plattenhof with its 37 quiet rooms lies in the heart of Zurich, tucked away in the quiet university neighborhood and only 10 minutes walking distance from the picturesque old town and the lake of Zurich. Museums, theaters, the opera, the university hospital, the ETH and a vast selection of restaurants and cafes are located in the area. The hotel offers free wifi internet access, an Italian restaurant Sento, a cozy bar, garden terrace, meeting facilities and parking garage. Our staff will go the extra mile to make you feel at home with us. The streetcar no. 10 Takes you straight to the airport in just half an hour. ... more   less 
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