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“Sweet and Hip”
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Hotel Helvetia
Ranked #98 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
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“Sweet and Hip”
Reviewed December 20, 2009

Many hotels in Zurich are eye-wateringly expensive and I began to despair of finding a hotel that was acceptably priced that met my (quite high) standards. As a frequent business traveller and fussy holiday-maker, I searched in vain for many hours to find something that would suit a short trip to the City. This was a recommendation of the Guerlich, a design hotel, that was fully booked. The Helvetia is more of a bar and restaurant with rooms than a hotel. The bar and restaurants were buzzy and the food was really good. Don't expect the services or facilities of a business hotel, although the staff are friendly and helpful and there is wi-fi. The Helvetia bedrooms are fashionably modern yet comfy with well equipped bathrooms - the rooms NOT facing the river are bigger and I would recommend these. Best to go for the number 2 or 3 rooms on each floor. Well located, just ten minutes walk to the Banhofstrasse. I liked it - it has a really nice atmosphere and would go back.

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Property: Hotel Helvetia
Address: Stauffacherquai 1, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #98 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Helvetia 3.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Restaurant Helvetia - the name says it all! Nestled in the heart of Zurich, in one of the most elegant buildings in the city centre, our hotel offers its guests authentic Swiss-style hospitality. Our boutique hotel with its 14 charming rooms and two luxury business apartments in the attic floor is a real jewel nestled in the heart of the city. With a great love for detail, classic art nouveau elements have been combined with a modern interior to create a unique living ambiance. The family-run and individual Helvetia hotel offers a home from home in a globalised world to busy business travellers, city explorers and Zurich lovers alike. The hotel interior was designed by the renowned Zurich interior designers Atelier Zurich. ... more   less 
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