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San Gwann, Malta
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this small hotel recently and found it to be clean, run by dedicated staff and also conveniently located. We would recommend this hotel to anyone seeking value for money, and needing a practical solution, especially in terms of location and ease of use.

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

Dear PaulEllul Thank you for your recommendation on tripadvisor. We hope you had a wonderful stay with us and will coming back to us. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager

Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

booked in advance for 2 nights entrance by narrow door and steep staircase or via lift in next door café :( was aghast when shown room at top of building -- it was freezing cold and claustrophobic when I went back to reception they offered to show me alternative / better room -- why had I not been shown this...

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

Dear MatureCouple55 Thank you for your review. First of all we want to apologize for the unfortunate start in our house, but on that date you booked a double room in our house. So we reserved you a double room in a higher floor, since these are more quieter. Why we didn't show you the alternative room as from beginning,...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Three single beds that practically touch each other in order to fit in this very small room with a galley kitchen, small desk & cocktail sized table. The kitchen is poorly equipped-- not one sharp knife to prepare a meal, or salt & pepper. Close to the tram to downtown. Wouldn't recommend this place for a family.

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

Dear BRadish Thank you for your review on tripadvisor. Since we are a small hotel in the middle of the old town, our rooms are not the biggest ones. But therefore you in the middle of the city and don't have to go far for the most sightseeing points in Zurich. We actually don't have any kitchen in the room,...

Singapore, null, Singapore
Reviewed November 28, 2016

My wife and I was on holidays in Switzerland recently and decided to book a room at Hotel California for our two night stay in Zürich. The hotel was in a great location and provided all the amenities for a cozy stay. Getting to the hotel from Zürich hauptbahnhof (the main train station) was easy as there is a direct...

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

Dear SehYong Thank you very much for your review. It makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and recommend to other people. We hope to see you again in our hotel Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager

Lyon
Reviewed October 31, 2016

The entry to the hotel does not correspond with any norms – one has to climb a lot of steep steps to get to the reception which with luggage is quite difficult. The room is what one could expect from a 3 star Swiss Hotel. But if one wants to sleep better return to the room after 2 a.m. (yes,...

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Lyon Thank you for your rewiev on trip advisor. We are once more sorry that you had a sleepless night. Unfortunately we have a bar in the basement, which is playing music in the night. If somebody asking for a quiet room, we give one in the upper floors, but we can't guarantee a quiet room. Like you already...

Ireland
Reviewed October 26, 2016

The hotel is centrally located. Staff were pleasant & they responded to my e-mail queries. Check-in staff was very considerate to let my travel companion check-in early-Thank you! We were informed about the hotel's own bar and being in a busy location so I requested for a quiet room which they allocated to us (much appreciated!) Our room was clean,...

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

Dear Catherdrals_Bookshops Thank you very much for your very nice review on tripadvisor. It makes us happy that you had such a pleasant stay with us. We try our best to do you stay as comfortable as possible and try to fullfil the wishes. We hope to see you again in our hotel. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk...

Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This was a great find in Zurich, perfect for our two night stay! Very close walking distance to most sites in old town Zurich and good food choices near by as well!! Would recommend for young couples or younger travellers looking for a comfy place to stay!!

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

Dear leahkurt Thank you very much for the good recommendation on tripadvisor. It is nice to hear that you had a good stay with us and we hope to see you again. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager

Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Perfectly good hotel. Themed and colorful. I liked it a lot the lighting was pleasant. Only drawback was rooms were a little small. You enter in through a restaurant. Zurich is nice to walk in and I enjoyed feeding swans.

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

Dear E F Thank you for your feedback on tripadvisor. Since we are in the middle of the old town, the room or space is not that big to have big rooms, but the good thing is, we are in the middle of down town Zurich. You get everything in walking distance. We hope to see you again in our...

Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Hotel was clean, staff was friendly, room was good size, Wi-Fi strong. Great location down in old part of Zurich at the mouth of the lake. Many of Zurich's sites within easy walking distance. Recommend.

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

Dear Zizzix Thank you for your recommendation and review on trip advisor. It is always nice to hear that our guest enjoyed the stay in our hotel. We hope to see you again next time you visit Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager

Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed September 25, 2016

For anyone visiting Zürich for the first time or also those who are already familiar with the city, the location of this hotel is superb! Inserted in the historic center, it is very close to the river, lake and its many bars and restaurants with outdoor seating! The Kunsthaus Museum is also at a short walking distance, and so is...

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

Dear Dindi_SE Thank you very much for your good review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and hope you will come again. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager

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Amenities

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

Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: Schifflaende 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: $162 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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California Hotel zürich
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Zurich
#48 Business Hotel in Zurich
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“There are no quiet rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Lyon, Oct 31, 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the third floor facing the street which was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles DanA720, Jun 29, 2016 | Read review
“Although there is a busy bar downstairs, we were not disturbed by noise.”
 of 5 bubbles michele-flynn, Oct 23, 2015 | Read review
“Street facing rooms can be noisy at night, but we enjoyed watching the street scene.”
 of 5 bubbles Glewis333, Aug 10, 2015 | Read review
“Our room had no view, other than rooftops. Bed was clean and comfortable. Nothing fancy, small, but well-designed. Good choice for brief stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 830wynnew, May 20, 2015 | Read review
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