At first I was a bit shocked at the rates here, but all of the top hotels in Zurich were around the same price, so I chose the Baur au Lac for the in-town location and more classic design. It was absolutely fantastic in every way.
Our room was an unusual (almost round) shape and had a fabulous marble bathroom. The location of the hotel is very convenient for walking around to shops and restaurants. Service is exceptional, and at all times I felt like the staff to guest ratio was 5:1. Breakfast in the gorgeous dining room was top-notch. We loved dinner and drinks in the more causal of the two restaurant/bars, which has a very luxurious and sophisticated feel without being stuffy. Again, expect $20 drinks, but this comes with the territory in Zurich.
If your budget allows, this truly is one of the best hotels in all of Europe and worth the splurge.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Baur Au Lac zürich