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Sorell Hotel Rex
Ranked #37 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Tel Aviv, Israel
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71 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“What to expect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

I have been staying in this hotel for 40 years on my visits to Zurich, now under new ownership. I was usually happy but this time the new owners probably re modeled the rooms. Double simple room was acceptable but the single room occupancy we were assigned was not fit for occupation. Seems they realized it and gave us a nice rooms 5th floor that apparently are the best 3 rooms in the place (501-503). You will have to fend for yourself for non 5th floor rooms. Besides this, the hotel gives fair value for money: Location, breakfast, parking, public transport, helpful staff. Just insist on the room. Breakfast is good and plentiful, no restaurant.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JosefLav
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SRieprich, Manager at Sorell Hotel Rex, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear 358Joe123456
Thank you for the time you took to write a review about our hotel.
We are happy to hear that you are coming to stay with us for a long time now. And we are sorry that you were not happy with the rooms you received when you checked-in. Those rooms haven't been remodeled in the last 5 years but they are well-appointed. Those are standard single and double rooms, the rooms on the fifth floor are superior double rooms which are bigger and better equipped than the standard rooms but also more expensive. To make the best out of your stay in our beautiful city you should reserve a superior room and enjoy a large room with wooden floors, coffee machine and balcony with a great view over the city.
We are looking forward to welcoming you again in Zurich.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

This small business-style hotel is handily placed for Zurich centre being on a main tram route. The double room we had (no 502- right at the top of the building) was clean, large, well-appointed and comfortable, with a balcony and great view over the city and mountains. The room had a Nespresso machine with plenty of pods, renewed daily. Breakfast was good. Only gripe was the somewhat tortuous method of accessing the free wi-fi (you need to send yourself an SMS- which obviously is no good if you don't have a mobile phone with you). There is no lounge or central meeting place other than the small lobby and there is no restaurant service so you would need to go back into town to eat. But, the B&B room rate was very reasonable for a hotel so close to Zurich centre- so all in all I would strongly recommend it.

Room Tip: No 502 is a large room with balcony and is located in the attic roof (might be very hot in summer bu...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JimC2013
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SRieprich, Manager at Sorell Hotel Rex, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Jim,
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel.
The wifi-access through SMS log-in is for security reasons but we also have vouchers available for guests who do not have a mobile phone.
Our restaurant unfortunately only serves (a rich) breakfast but to have lunch or dinner we have some restaurants nearby so our guests do not need to go back to the old town, in the summer time we also offer some snacks to enjoy on our terrasse or lounge.
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London, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

The hotel is clean, efficient and offers a good breakfast. Location requires 3 stops (5 minutes) with the tram (number 7 and 15) from the Zurich main station. The hotel did not have a restaurant open in the evening, however, there is a very authentic and simple italian restaurant a 2-minute walk from the hotel.

Room Tip: Chose a room away from Weinbergstrasse as the noise is bothering by early morning trams.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Canvazz
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SRieprich, Manager at Sorell Hotel Rex, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Canvazz,
Thank you for leaving a comment about your stay in our hotel on tripadvisor.
As you wrote we do not have a restaurant at the hotel but we do have some good restaurants in 5-10 minutes footwalk or you could take one of the trams to the city center (3 stops) and enjoy a stroll through the old town. We might not be right in the middle of the city but very conveniently located on a main tram line in a quiet area.
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Moscow, Russia
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49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Nice small hotel, very friendly and helpful staff, free parking and wifi. Breakfast was simple but ok. Location convenient, very close to a tram stop, few stops away from the center. We spent two nights here and really enjoyed the stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Ainur_kaken
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SRieprich, Manager at Sorell Hotel Rex, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear Ainur_kaken,
Thank you for your positive comment on tripadvisor.
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We would be happy to welcome you again soon.
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stuttgart
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140 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

I chose this hotel for free internet and parking at a low price for Zurich. parking is first come first serve with only about 8 spots but I had no issue as most people arrive by train. The hotel is clean and the rooms relatively spacious. Staff is helpful. Breakfast is lacking a little as there is no hot food but the rolls and cheeses were delicious. Location is optimal as downtown and Hauptbahnhof are only 1-2 km. The tram service runs just in front of hotel Value for Money.
As others have said, it can be quite noisy. I heard the cars and people on the street very late into the evening.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank WaywardTravelor
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SRieprich, Manager at Sorell Hotel Rex, responded to this review, April 24, 2013
Dear WaywardTravelor,
Thank you for the positive review which shows that you enjoyed your stay with us.
Parking spots around the hotel are free of charge but limited (9 places), to have guaranteed parking you can reserve a spot in advance for which we charge CHF 10.-
Since we are located close to the city centre we have a major tram line running past the hotel but we do have new sound proof windows so you do not hear the traffic noise when the windows are closed.
Hopefully we can welcome you again in our hotel in the future. We are looking foward to it.
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Accra, Ghana
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77 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

Nice clean rooms, brightly lit, relatively spacious and clean bathroom.Friendly staff. Nice location - just 1 km by walk from the central station of Zurich. The tram service runs just in front of hotel door and after 2 stops you reach the central station. Complementary Breakfast and free internet add to the value provided by hotel at around 170 usd. Zurich is expensive for lodging. Nearby attraction to hotel include Zoological garden and swiss national museum. Efficient staff for a quick check in and check out. Business Like. Value for Money.

The only problem that I faced was to eat dinner late in night outside is a long walk in cold for a decent bite.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PravalUpadhyay
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SRieprich, Manager at Sorell Hotel Rex, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear PravalUpadhyay,
Thank you for the positive comment you wrote after your stay in our hotel. We are always happy to hear that our guests enjoy their stay with us.
To have a nice dinner we have to recommendations in the close vicinity, one is Italien, one European food. Our front desk is happy to help with directions.
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earth
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65 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

I chose this hotel based on price and free parking/breakfast, as I was only spending 2 nights here. Zurich can have some expensive lodging, and although this hotel isn't cheap by American or German standards, by Zurich standards, it is a nice price. The building is probably 100 years old, and has some quirks (tiny elevator, lots of creaks), but is comfortable and clean. Breakfast was good quality and well maintained. Hotel is on a tram line, 2 stops to main station, or walk down the hill and take the tram up. Staff were friendly. Other hotels in the same area can cost 50%++ more, this is a deal for the area.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank heckflosse
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SRieprich, Manager at Sorell Hotel Rex, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear heckflosse,
We are happy to read that you recommend our hotel due to a good value for what you pay. Hopefully we can welcome you again in our Sorell Hotel Rex. Usually we offer some special deals on our homepage so feel free to have a look at those. See you soon!
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Property: Sorell Hotel Rex
Address: Weinbergstrasse 92 | 8006 Zürich, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#37 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#41 Family Hotel in Zurich
#56 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sorell Hotel Rex 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A small but intimately managed house, a real gem in the heart of Zurich, right next to the ETH and the university. This has already impressed a lot of guests: the Sorell Hotel Rex scores with its 4-star ambience at 3-star prices. And in the perfect location. ... more   less 
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