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Central Plaza Hotel
Ranked #42 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Thessaloniki, Greece
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“Great hotel with great location”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We got a free upgrade to a suite on the 4th floor, beautiful view from all the windows. Great location near the train station and within walking distance of all the good places in town.The room was very big and the bed was super comfy. Limited breakfast for the money, better to get something from down the street.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Espoo
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Very well located hotel in downtown Zurich just by the station but far enough so it was quiet and nice. The room was a bit on a smaller side but bed was comfortable and room spotlessly clean. The flat screen tv was really big for that size of the room and there was also a minibar but not other "extras". Bathroom was big enough but if you love powerful showers you might be disappointed. Bed was comfortable and it was super quiet during the night so all in all I'd recommend the hotel even thou it's pretty expenseive - anyway everything is in Switzerland. We checked in very early and to our great surprise the room was already ready. Lots of nice shops and restaurants just a few steps away so it's an excellent base for your stay. Trams just in front in case you need to go a bit further. Staff were very friendly and helpful and made use feel welcomed.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leverkusen, Germany
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Reviewed September 18, 2013

I stayed for one night here on a short business trip to Zurich, arriving quite late in the evening and departing again early the next morning. Thus my impression of this hotel was based on the quality of my room, the reception area and the breakfast corner. Starting with my room it was certainly nothing special and quite pokey. The bed was comfortable enough, I had free WiFi (which worked!), a flat screen TV and a reasonable, if rather nondescript bathroom. No tea/coffee making facilities but a bottle of free sparking water.
The check in was friendly and efficient as was the check out the next morning. My shock at seeing the price for the room was greeted with an explanation that I was paying the corporate rate and that Zurich is expensive. OK, but...
I skipped the breakfast (extra charge!) but had an overly priced cup of coffee and croissant in the breakfast area. I did not get to enjoy any of the other apparent positive features of this hotel and will probably look for another hotel if I have to return to Zurich.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Absolutely wonderful location. Next to the Zurich lake , close to various restaurants , shopping areas , and transportation which are all stones throw away from this great hotel.

The staff were very helpful and considerate. Infact I had inquired with them about how to get to the airport early in the morning. They gave me almost 3 options and helped me with it.

Will definitely stay here in my future stops.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I normally stay in a different hotel when in Zurich on business but as my fiancé was joining me on this trip i figured a place in the centre would be better for her for shopping and site seeing.
The hotel is in a lovely location, right by the river and excellently located near the restaurants and train station and a close walk to the old town.
The staff were very friendly and helpful, particularly one young man whose name I didn't get.
The rooms are ok, nice big tv but restricted view of the river as all we could see was the hotel name from our window.
Bathrooms are nice but the showers are awful. Terrible. No pressure, scolding hot to freezing in seconds.
Breakfast not included in price and what was on offer for the money was not worth it. Head to a nearby cafe. Eggs were overlooked, bacon overlooked and toast cold.
Use as a base, eat elsewhere and take a bath rather than the terrible shower and you'll be ok.
The fitness suite? Is ok, a bit basic for a proper weights work out. I didn't bother after the first morning.
I will look elsewhere for a hotel when I am next in zurich.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
Reviewed August 5, 2013

Our room was perfect for the 2 of us - each with own bed that was super comfortable. Room was clean, good size and well maintained throughout our 4 day visit. Public spaces also terrific with 2 outdoor sitting areas that were wonderful. Staff very accommodation also regarding arrival and departure times.
Great location.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Sutton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 2, 2013

Good location but dated rooms

The hotel is housed in a historic building with a beautiful façade and located right in the centre of town by the river, opposite the main train station.
The old town and shopping in Banhoffstrasse are a couple of minutes walk away.

The hotel restaurants with its live music seem popular with guests and the locals.

However the rooms themselves are clean but dated. They look like something out of a 70’s French movie. The quality of the bed, lighting and toiletries products provided do not feel 4 star.

Ok, to crash if you want to stay a day or two but for the money you can get better value even for Zurich from 3 star hotels in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Central Plaza Hotel

Property: Central Plaza Hotel
Address: Central 1, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#67 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Central Plaza Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome to the heart of ZurichThis is as close to the heart of Zurich as it gets. The four-star Central Plaza Hotel is located directly on the River Limmat, only a few minutes' walk from the railway station. Bahnhofstrasse the most famous shopping street in Switzerland, the shores of Lake Zurich and the charming old town with its boutiques, restaurants, and bars, all are in easy walking distance. And to delve into culture, all you have to do is step right outside – a wide variety of cultural events awaits you, at the Opera House, at the Schauspielhaus (Zurich Playhouse), and more.We are looking forward to showering you with comfort and hospitality. ... more   less 
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