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“Good option in Zurich” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich

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Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Falkenstrasse 6, Zurich 8008, Switzerland (Seefeld)   |  
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Ranked #10 of 132 Hotels in Zurich
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“Good option in Zurich”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

Stayed here for four nights as a start to our European vacation. Staff was great and the room was nice. We arrived very early from Hong Kong but could not check in until 2pm but this was expected. Would have been nice to have the room earlier but the overall experience was good. Excellent (fast) Internet for hotel wifi. Great location for sightseeing. Coming back for the last night of our holiday.

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Dear Darcy M

It was a pleasure to read that you were satisfied with our employees, the free wifi and the location.

We are looking forward to your next visit!

Kind regards from Zurich,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Stockholm, Sweden
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60 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

A golden rule in business travel is to avoid hotels called “Excelsior”, “Ambassador” and the like – this hotel is clearly an exception to the rule! This hotel is conveniently located in the business district and should you need to go further the trap stops 100 meters away and the train station with S-bahn is just 300 meters away – very convenient to get to and from the airport (better than taxi!) or the suburbs of Oerlikon or further away like Winterthur. And then you are just by the Zurich lake with its nice walks.
Rooms can be on the small side, but beds are best in class, there is always a good desk to work at, and the whole facility is well kept. Some rooms have Nespresso machines. Internet access is free and works very well. Do not underestimate the Italian restaurant on the ground floor – both food and service is excellent. But ensure you make a reservation when you arrive – it is a quite popular restaurant.
If you are business in Zurich this is an excellent choice for getting a home away from home with excellent transportation opportunities.

Room Tip: Check for renovations - when I have been there over the past years, there has always been renovation...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich, responded to this review, July 19, 2013
We would like to thank you for this kind comment about our Hotel Ambassador. It was a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our location next to the lake, business districts and public transportation. Furthermore, we are delighted that you were satisfied with the room facilities, the internet access and our Restaurant Opera.

It would be great to welcome you soon back with us.

Kind regards from Zurich,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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California
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

I am overdue in writing this review, but stayed at this property in April and enjoyed it! I thought it was a great location behind the Opera house, and within walking distance of a many things. The Tram is also another alternative and very close by. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay at this property again.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich, responded to this review, July 18, 2013
Thank you very much for your comment about our Hotel Ambassador Zurich. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were satisfied with our location. Moreover, it was a pleasure to read that you appreciated our friendly and helpful employees.

It would be great to welcome you once back with us!

Best regards,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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Hong Kong
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91 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

The staff sat the hotel has been absolutely wonderful and friendly. They cater to your need and try to accommodate our requests. Clean and nice room! We are a family of 6 and taken 2 rooms. The restaurant at the hotel is excellent.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
Many thanks for your comment about our Hotel Ambassador à l’Opéra. It was a pleasure to read that you appreciated our friendly and helpful employees, our location and our Restaurant Opera.

We would be delighted to welcome you once back with us in Zurich!

Best regards,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

1) If you walk from the train station and up from the Lake, the hotel is at the very beginning of Zurichstrasse on the left side, but you will see no sign except a white sign with blue letters spelling hotel. You have to walk past the hotel and look back to see a sign for the entrance to the hotel.
2) Despite the prime location in the downtown area, most of the rooms are fairly quiet, as the windows look out into a courtyard rather than on the street.
3) The hotel is next to a mini-shopping-mall, which has inside it a Coop Supermarket. A great place for cheap chocolate and wine (and the Ambassador has a minibar in your room to keep it chilled).
All in all, a very nice 3 star for an attractive price.

Room Tip: see tip number two above.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich, responded to this review, July 5, 2013
Thank you for your comment about our Hotel Ambassador. It was a pleasure to read that you appreciated our location next to the lake and the mini-shopping-mall. Concerning your comment about our signalization: As our Hotel is in a historical, well preserved building and under city protection, it is not allowed to have big signs.

It would be great to welcome you once back in our 4 star hotel in Zurich.

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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Oakville, ON
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

We booked this hotel after searching through trip advisor for a hotel to book just for our first night stay of our driving trip through Switzerland and France. We weren't disappointed. We arrived into Zurich at 7am after an overnight flight from Canada. We were at the hotel by 9am. We had only to wait about 30 minutes for our room, during which tine we just sat in the small lobby lounge area and enjoyed a cappucino.
The room was lovely with a small balcony which overlooked the street and the outside area of the hotel's restaurant, where we enjoyed a glass of wine later in the day after walking around Zurich, exploring.
The location of the hotel is great for getting to the Old Town and a good shopping area.
Our car was valet parked for us. We had free wifi. And the staff were lovely and friendly and very helpful with telling us where to visit and what to see.
I would definitely stay here again should we ever be back in Zurich.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a balcony.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
We would like to thank you for taking your time to write this kind comment about our Hotel Ambassador. It was a pleasure to read that you were satisfied with your room and our location. Furthermore we are delighted that you appreciated our friendly and helpful employees as well as the valet parking and free wifi.

It would be our pleasure to welcome you once back with us in Zurich!

Kind regards,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

The staff was always there to help, my room was clean, I would recommend this hotel to anyone, and I will come. This Hotel offer good service for your money, you can walk along thee lake to reach the great shopping street, in walking distance to the train station, and great restaurants.
Tony Waldron

  • Stayed June 2013, 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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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich, responded to this review, June 19, 2013
Many thanks for your comment about our Hotel Ambassador. We are pleased that you were satisfied with our helpful employees and that you appreciated our location next to the lake, train station and restaurants.

We are already looking forward to your next visit.

Best regards from Zurich,

Rudolf E. Zehnder
General Manager
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Address: Falkenstrasse 6, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Seefeld
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#10 Family Hotel in Zurich
#10 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#25 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador a l’Opera Small Luxury Hotel Zurich 4*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With its unique location in the heart of Zurich, the Hotel Ambassador a L'Opera situated ideally on Lake Zurich has charmed guests for many years. The old town, the world-famous Bahnhofstrasse, the renowned Opera House, and the train station Stadelhofen with direct Airport link within 16 minutes are all just a few steps away. The privately owned boutique hotel in Zurich's Seefeld district is part of the former Uto Castle, which was built in 1898 in the neo-baroque style, and its unique roof terrace offers guests an exclusive retreat with breathtaking views of the Alps and Lake Zurich. The 45 comfortable and very individual hotel rooms, with complimentary WiFi and many other high-quality amenities, make for a memorable and eventful stay in Zurich. The electronically adjustable beds in all the rooms round off the hotel's offering and guarantee guests optimum relaxation coupled with a luxurious and restful night's sleep. The gourmet Restaurant Opera - winner of various awards - is a true haven of culinary delights. ... more   less 
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