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Hotel California

Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Niamey
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The hotel is far from luxurious, but has all necessities. A mexican restaurant is conveniently located in the hotell, which has drecent food. Location is just fantastic, close to the lake, Altstadt and everything. Altogether, very good value for money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We flew from Australia to Zurich for our honeymoon and spent the first two nights of our European trip at the Hotel California. They were very friendly and the hotel is fantastically positioned. We were in one of the rooms over the street which others, in previous reviews have said is noisy. Despite it being a Friday night with crowded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is situated above an "American/Caribbean" bar. Everything is Mexican or desert themed, and very cute. When we arrived we were sad to see a long flight of stairs, but a girl popped her head out of the restaurant and offered us use of the elevator. Then she let us store our luggage until our room was ready. When... More 

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Ballwin, Missouri
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52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like to sleep at night, then this is not the hotel for you. While the location of this hotel is good in Old Town Zurich, and fairly easy to get to from the main train station via tram #4, the noise level is unreal. Stayed here two nights and the music went on all hours.

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King, North Carolina
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent a week here. The staff (Jorg, Meret, and Jessica) were the best, always accommodating, courteous and friendly. Jorg even offered us an umbrella when it was raining. The breakfast which was included with the price of the room was outstanding. It is not of the normal continental fare. You get to order from a menu! The Veggi Toast... More 

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Thank Dan A
Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Dan A Thank you very much for your nice review of our Hotel California. We are very happy to hear, that you enjoyed your stay with us. It motivates us very to read your kind words. Especially the nice word to our staff motivates us. We are very pleased to welcome you again welcome in Zurich. Best regards Ms... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice, clean, hotel in the heart of Zurich. There is a restaurant/bar under the hotel, so if you are on the first floor, it is noisy until about 2am. Breakfast was not included. Very good value for Zurich. Would stay here again.

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Thank Emily L
Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Emily L Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. On Friday’s and Saturday’s our restaurant is open until 2 o’clock and the bar in the basement longer. On these days we can’t guarantee quiet rooms, but If you want to stay here again, ask us for a quiet room in the higher floors. We offer breakfast every... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

Room above restaurant is a bad move if you want to sleep . Make sure they allow you to turn on the air conditioning ( it was forbidden for us ) because you won't be able to sleep with the people outside and thumping music from the bar . I didn't even sleep with a fan . A basic need... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Sonya B Thank you for your review of our Hotel California. Concerning the air conditioning. Unfortunately we have a law in Zurich that says when outside is less than 25° degrees, where are not allowed to start the air conditioning to cool. The problem was, that we had weather around 20° to 23° degrees and a lot of raining,... More 

Athens, Greece
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Super location, very close to Bellview. Very friendly staff, but the breakfast area needs a revamp. The Breakfast is fine but nothing to brag about. The rooms are smallish but clean and do the job just fine. Each room has a kind of theme. Value for money though, offering cheap accommodation in a very expensive city.

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Thank Alexander T
Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Alexander T Many thanks for your kind words to our stuff. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel California. We will be glad to welcoming you again. Best regards from Zürich Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Serbia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

The hotel staff were very kind and helpful. Breakfast was excellent, much better than I expected. Restaurant is very interesting place, so unusual to me in positive way. Price is really good among all the hotels in Zurich. And last but not least, rooms are clean and spacious.

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Thank unusualguy
Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Wynne W, Many thanks for your kind words to our stuff and that you liked your breakfast. It’s nice to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our Hotel California. We will be glad to welcoming you again. Best regards from Zürich Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Bern, Switzerland
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

The hotel is average, wouldn't say that it's good or bad. But the fact that they charged 150CHF because I checked in after midnight is simply terrible. There are hundreds of ways to avoid this, not sure saying "it's written in your booking reservation" and enforcing the rule (which doubles the price of my stay) is the way to go.... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Pablo F Thank you for your review. Since we are a small hotel of 18 rooms, we don't have a night portier and the reception is closed from 23.30 until 6.30. In this time a check-in is possible but with an extra cost of CHF 150.-. This is because we have an external company, which is doing the check-in... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Minibar
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: Schifflande 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: $177 - $239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
California Hotel zürich
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Zurich
#48 Business Hotel in Zurich
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