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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Everything was perfect. The hotel has been redone with every modern convenience, but retains its beautiful old world ambience. The location is perfect, right on the lake and convenient to everything from the train station and the national museum to the fancy shops and the opera. And the Swiss chocolate shops were close by, too. The staff couldn't have been... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bar Au Lack Hotel is outstanding in every possible way - it is at the top of the list worldwide in our opinion From the location, quality of service and accommodations. And the food is truly outstanding. Not inexpensive... but worth every penny

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40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was expecting fantastic. The location is marvelous. The staff is wonderful. The rooms are very comfortable. The small terrace with a view of the canal and Lake Zurich is special. The service and food in the breakfast area is almost tragic. The room is beautiful. The food, some nice cheese and other dairy you would expect at any fine hotel... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is located at the center of Zurich, great location, very convenient and within walking distance to many attractions in the city. Every aspect of this hotel is simply amazing: great staff, fantastic room, outstanding food, and high-quality amenities. There are two things that set Baur au Lac apart from the other luxury hotels I've stayed at: 1. the... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So beautiful, really a fantastic hotel. I know it is expensive but if you can splurge for a night, enjoy every minute. Also, the food is fantastic. The orchids everywhere were beautiful. Also a great location in the heart of Zurich. I would come back here.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed 2 nights in this Grand Hotel with a long history. The location is perfect very close to the lakeshore and in the middle of the centre. We received an upgrade to a junior suite with a large separate living room. The design and facilities in the room were state-of-the-art. The overall-service in the hotel was impeccable. The first... More 

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear 152BasRi, We would like to thank you for staying at the Baur au Lac and for sharing a review about your experience. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Zurich and with us. It makes us even happier you had the chance to join our legendary Rive Gauche Summer Party 2016. An atmosphere of quality... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Baur Au Lac last month for a weekend whilst I took part in a sporting event and I have to say I couldn't fault it. From the first moment of our arrival at the airport where we were greeted with our driver to flying out 4 days later it was an experience that hasn't been matched. Our driver... More 

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear DazzaTri, First and foremost, we would like to thank you for your wonderful and kind words. They really put a smile on our faces. Our roots lie in the passion for hospitality and for more than 170 years the owner family of the Baur au Lac has passed on their commitment for a personal and unique service to their... More 

Doha, Qatar
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's one the best hotels near the city , the location is nice , but the style of the hotel between classic and modern, the room really great and nice , the worst thing in the room was the Pillow in the bed , very thin , not comfortable , overall nice experience

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear LN A, Thank you for having taken the time to write about your recent stay at the Baur au Lac. It makes us truly happy to learn, that you enjoyed your stay with us. However we are deeply sorry to learn, that you felt our pillow to be uncomfortable. With pleasure we will present you our pillows from our... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

One of the finest hotels in Switzerland. Pure elegance with wonderful accommodation in a beautiful location walking distance to the lake and the old part of Zurich. The staff are superb with great attention to detail. They cant do enough for you to ensure you have a wonderful stay. The hotel has been one of the finest for many years... More 

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear DamianRoberts1965, Thank you very much for having taken the time to write about your recent experience at the Baur au Lac. We are more than touched by your kind words. It has always been one of our top priorities to provide a personal yet discreet service – ever since Johannes Baur opened the Baur au Lac at the lake... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

Love the outdoor terrace for drinks and people watching. The summer cocktails are delightful and the experience is refreshing. The outdoor vibe is classy and view of the lake is very relaxing. When in Zurich, a must place to enjoy a drink or two.

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Hotel_at_Lake, Manager at Baur au Lac, responded to this review

Dear Anna T, Thank you very much for having chosen the Rive Gauche Terrace. We appreciate to hear that you have enjoyed the summer cocktails with us. It is a pleasure reading your positive feedback. We very much hope that we will have the pleasure to welcome you again in the future. Meanwhile we remain with best regards from the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Baur au Lac

Address: Talstrasse 1 | 8001 Zürich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Price Range: $626 - $1,343 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Baur au Lac 5*
Number of rooms: 120
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Also Known As:
Baur Au Lac zürich
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Zurich
#3 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#4 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#5 Family Hotel in Zurich
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