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Baur au Lac

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#5 of 139 hotels in Zurich
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
The Baur au Lac has the discerning tastes of its guests to thank for the leading position it has maintained for more than 170 years in the international luxury hotel industry. Set in its own park, the hotel enjoys a unique location overlooking the lake and the Alps - and yet is still but a few minutes' walk from the Paradeplatz financial district and the Bahnhofstrasse, Zurich's celebrated shopping high street. While offering the ultimate in comfort and privacy, the rooms and suites have been equipped with every, yet hardly noticeable technical refinement. The large marble bathrooms with heated floor and daylight match up to the highest demands of comfort, design and equipment.
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Property amenities
Room service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Air conditioning
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Historic Hotel


Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
121Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
42Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
85Room tips
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We were back in Zurich at at the Baur au Lac on Holiday for five nights as part of a 3 week vacation and the suite was lovely! We arrived in early after nearly 24 hours of exhausting travel. Just like last time, reception welcomed us warmly and placed us in a suite to rest in while we waited for ours to become available! We had a one bedroom city facing suite which had recently been upgraded and it was spotless and beautiful. Room service is served "old school": as an example the soup is delivered in a silver tureen with matching ladle. Loved our entire stay- except for the rainy weather. A little disappointed but still had a great time. The Baur Au Lau special blend 1844 hot chocolate is the best hot chocolate and a real treat and shouldn't be missed. The flower arrangements thru out the hotel, and a walk thru the garden should not be missed. The bee hive is cute and the honey is delicious. Entire staff is friendly, smiling and helpful in every way. Thank you again for a terrific stay! We've done a tremendous amount of traveling over the past three decades and the Baur au Lac is easily in the top three hotels of the world to us!
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The rooms were old styled but well set up. The service was excellent throughout the hotel but the main event for me was the dinner service at the restaurant. The food was great but the service was what people dream of when visiting hotels.
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Another visit at this amasing hotel in Zürich. Probably the best hotel I have ever stayed at. Rooms are nice with beautiful decor and all in nice colours and materials. Absolutely beautiful! And what a breakfast!!! Could sit there the whole day and look into the amasing garden.
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When I have checked in it was the first disappointment. They had my reservation but with the wrong name and contact details, it took a long time to change this. Wifi was not working immediately only after I handed my phone to the lady at reception who had to log me in via a different URL. I found this kind of strange, especially when she told me that if the log in doesn't work with my lap top I should bring he lap top down to reception in order to be logged in. Since I stayed there by myself for 2 days , I missed the spa on the second day, because it got kind of boring. The terrace/garden outside is very nice, and if you like a hotel close to the city center and to the lake Zurich this is probably a good one. Rooms in standard category are nice.
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The rooms had been refurbished since my last stay here 3-4 years ago. Staff were friendly, efficient and helpful. It was a huge plus to have the garden terrace to enjoy the early summer sunshine, smoke my cigars and entertained clients. The biggest surprise however was the spectacular doubles story gym with a great view of the lake. Good equipment, and well spaced out. It even has a Concept 2 rowing machine. A very good stay.
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$615 - $1,819 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
baur au lac zürich
SwitzerlandCanton of ZurichZurich
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