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Hotel St. Gotthard
Ranked #32 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
new york
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
63 hotel reviews
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“bland hotel”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

The best thing that I can say about the hotel St. Gotthard is its proximity to the train station. The hotel is so plain that I walked right past the entrance. I was there for one night and really it was so average that I can only say just that. It was fine for a quick overnight stop in Zurich if you want to be close to the main shopping street and the train. Not a hotel that you want to spend anymore time then that in.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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msa821, Manager at Hotel St. Gotthard, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Nyer9,

thank you for your comment on Tripadvisor and we are glad that you liked our location on the world famous Bahnhoftrasse.

with our best regards

Martin Santschi
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Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

The Hotel is in the heart of Zürich city, just 2 min from the main train station on the main shopping street. Rooms are spacious and clean, maidservice each day. Great little Italian bar downstairs. I was impressed by the fact that the porter did carry my bags :)

  • Stayed January 2013
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msa821, Manager at Hotel St. Gotthard, responded to this review, January 20, 2013
Dear Ireland2010,

thank you for your kind comment on tripadvisor. We are glad, that you liked the location and the new Italian Bar "Manzoni". We hope to welcoming you during your next stay in Zürich.

with our best regards

Martin Santschi
General Manager
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Southern california
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

We stayed at the St. Gotthard after a long flight from LA and it was fine for a night. No thrills, small lobby with a very funny little bar. Beds were fine but the linens were fairly minimal and you could see through the bottom sheet to the mattress cover. As was the case everywhere we went in Europe there was no top sheet, just a duvet but they were clean and comfortable. The room was very small and we had informed them that we had three children in the second room but when we arrived there was only one bed and absolutely no room for a rollaway. We were exhausted and made do but it was not what was promised. The location is excellent. Quick walk to the train station and the area around the hotel was beautiful for strolling around the night we were there which was the day after Christmas. Zurich has done a lovely job with their holiday lights and we all enjoyed it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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msa821, Manager at Hotel St. Gotthard, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Deare Lovethelux65,

thank you for your kind comment on Tripadvisor. Wer are glad that you liked the location.
We checked again your reservation, we received through a reservation system, and unfortunatelly the information of 3 children was missing. We appologize this inconvenience.

with our best regards.

Martin Santschi
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed January 13, 2013

We stayed at the hotel St Gotthard for 2 days over christmas. The hotel itself is located right in the central shopping area and about 200mtrs away from Zurich's main train station.

The front desk staff speak limited English but as we had arrived from a 13 hour flight into Zurich at 7am, we were able to check in early and get a room to sleep in for a few hours which was very good service.

The rooms are very quiet and clean and well presented. The heating could be turned down a bit during winter, but not a biggie.

Breakfast downstairs has a wide selection of pastries, cereals and breads.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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msa821, Manager at Hotel St. Gotthard, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
Dear bizotravaler,

thank you for your kind comment on tripadvisor. We are looking forward to welcoming you during your next trip to Zürich in the Hotel St. Gotthard.

with our best regards

Martin Santschi
General Manager
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Allison Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We stayed one night at the St Gotthard, extending our tour of Switzerland. The staff was happy to accomodate our early check in request and upgraded us to a beautiful room overlooking the Bahnhofstrasse. The bus stopped right across the street, could not have been more convenient. We strolled the Bahnhofstrasse for hours. When we departed the next morning we were able to roll our suitcases one block to the train station to the airport. Saved an expensive taxi ride(about 65 Euros) for a short train trip of 8 Euros. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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msa821, Manager at Hotel St. Gotthard, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear Ms Marry Ellen B.

thank you for your great comment on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you liked the hotel St. Gotthard and its location.

we are looking forward to welcoming you again during your next trip to Zürich.

with our best regards.

Martin Santschi
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

We have stayed at the St. Gotthard numerous times and every experience has been good. We stay at this hotel because it is just a stone's throw from the HB train station. It's so easy to get in from the airport or on to your next destination, whether it be by plane or train. From the hotel it's just a short walk to anything along the main street or down to the lake.The tram runs right by the hotel too and the public transit system in Zurich is fantastic. We asked for a quiet room and were given one on the first floor at the back overlooking the restaurant, okay no view but nice and quiet and we didn't have to wait for the elevator, but could just dash up and down the stairs. Room was a decent size for a european urban hotel (though the bathroom was a tad on the small side) and the beds were super comfortable. Everyone on staff was cheerful and friendly. We didn't eat at the hotel as we only have a small Continental breakfast. We ate dinners at various favourite restaurants around town. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in Zurich.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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msa821, Manager at Hotel St. Gotthard, responded to this review, December 30, 2012
Dear Mirey,

thank you for your kind and excellent comment on Tripadvisor. We are looking forward welcoming you during your next stay in Zürich.

The whole Hotel St. Gotthard Staff wishes you a Happy New Year!

with our best regards.

Martin Santschi
General Manager
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Reading
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Reviewed December 17, 2012

Stayed here for one night on December. We chose the St Gotthard mainly due to it's location right by the train station, only a 3 minute walk.

I made the reservation direct with the hotel and found them very helpful. Having read some of the comments about the noise I asked for quiet rooms and we were given two rooms overlooking the courtyard. Didn't hear a sound all night despite having the window open.

Check in was friendly and efficient.

The lifts are the smallest I've ever seen, 3 people with luggage only just fit in the bigger of the two.The rooms had recently been renovated and were very nice but the beds were odd. Two very large singles pushed together, with 2 seperate duvets. Never seen that before.

If you are planning on staying for more than 1 night it might be worth asking if they have rooms with bigger wardrobes, by the time we had hung two coats up there was no more space.

Having spent the day travelling we opted to eat in the hotel bar and restaurant. This wasn't the most inspring place, but it was a Sunday night and very quiet. Despite this the food service seemed slow and disinterested. The barman was friendly and helpful though.

For breakfast we found a local cafe that was very good.

Overall a good hotel for a short stay. I'd go back but would probably choose to eat out.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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msa821, Manager at Hotel St. Gotthard, responded to this review, December 23, 2012
Dear TandSReading,

thank you very much for your comment on Tripadvisor. We are glad that you appreciated our location that most of our customers like.
During our refurbishment this year, we installed well isolated windows and air condition in all rooms. We offer on Sunday 2 Restaurants: The Lobster- & Oysterbar, No. 1 on Tripadvisor, actually where we serve the best fish and seafood in town, and also meet and vegetarian dishes and the Lobby Bistro, where you have international cuisine. On Suday evening it is usually calm, and also the piano - player is off, because he works from Monday to Saturday.

thank you for your comments and hope to welcoming you during your next trip to Zürich.

with our best Holiday Greetings.

Martin Santschi
General Manager
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Property: Hotel St. Gotthard
Address: Bahnhofstrasse 87, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#27 Family Hotel in Zurich
#27 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#31 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#38 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel St. Gotthard 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel St. Gotthard, built in 1889, has been owned and managed by the Manz family for over a century. Recently refurbished, modernized and enlarged with great attention to details, it can be considered a true architectural achievement in itself and one of the leading business hotels today in Zurich. The five-floor building provides a free Wireless Internet access for all 143 spacious rooms, including 11 Suites. With its three restaurants and the newly designed Lobby and Front Desk area, the Hotel St. Gotthard meets all the expectations of the demanding traveler. The Hotel lies directly in the heart of the city, located on the world famous Bahnhofstrasse, within 10 minutes walk from sightseeing, the business district and Lake Zurich. Caspar Manz, the founder’s grandson, established the famous Lobster and Oyster Bar in 1935 and since then it has been a culinary institution amongst gastronomic circles. Pleasant piano live music will welcome you for your aperitif at the Lobby Bar and will accompany you through the evening. The hotel also has 5 state of the art conference rooms with a capacity of up to 100 people for successful meetings and elegant receptions. ... more   less 
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