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“A precious pearl” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Storchen Zurich
Ranked #5 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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Washington, DC
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A precious pearl”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

You won't find a pool or a gim, but location and service here are unbeatable. Experienced staff is the secret.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, August 23, 2012
Dear Guest !

To be called a precious pearl is such a great compliment for which i thank you very much !
It is our great pleasure to polish and take care of this pearl to keep up its shine and joyful charisma.

Best regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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65 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2012 via mobile

Very good location for exploring Zurich, habe a look at the "Tabaklädli" even if you don't smoke, they always habe one of a kind windowdisplays.

  • Stayed December 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your rating and we wish you all the best and great holdiays.

Best regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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NYC
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

The hotel sits right by the river and is within walking distance to the central station and all notable attractions in the old city. While my room did not have a view of the river, I enjoyed the river view while having breakfast and dinner in the hotel restaurant and whenever I stepped outside of the hotel. The room was comfortable, very quiet at night, and there are speakers for the TV in the bathroom so you won't miss the morning news while washing up. The staff was very helpful, from providing very much needed directions to help making dinner reservations.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, December 11, 2012
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind and professional rating.

We hope to welcome you soon again.

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2012

This hotel is top class. It is very old, well maintained and the location is excellent. The views from my room were stunning - right on the river and very picturesque. Rooms are spacious, comfortable well maintained and serviced. I found the staff to be helpful, and prompt in all requests. I stayed for almost a week and wished I could have been there longer. There is a little fluffy Stork given to guests, and requests to travel with you and have photos taken all over the world. I took mine and he is already well travelled and photographed! I highly recommend this hotel for all its ammenities - I cannot class it highly enough.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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joergarnold, General Manager at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you so much for your kind words and we are happy that we were able to make your stay a memorable positive one.

Hope to see you soon again and all the best to you and your family

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Bangalore India
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62 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2012

The hotel itself ishundredsof years old. I've used it for 32. Having tried the others several times I can say with authority that the Storchen surpasses the rest.

I was there twice in the last ten days in a richly renovated suite. Superlative space, facilities and ambience on the river.

GM Jorg Arnold is doing a great job assisted by Ms Regula Hanny who is perhaps the most efficient Front Office Manager in Suisse.

And Concierge Gennaro Arcdiacono is a miracle worker indeed. Trained by the best of the best, he is alert, devoted and effective.

Storchen is a gem in the heart of Zurich owned by the great Buhrle family now headed by Mrs Anda Buhrle, the indefatigable sister of the great Swissindustrialist Dr Dieter Buhrle who owns the finest art collection in that country and is now 90.

The Storchen is backed by perhaps the greatest hotel tradition ever; competition pales...

Stay there. You won't regret it. I know.

BG KOSHY
CMD KHPL
DIRECTOR, PRESTIGE GROUP
INDIA

Room Tip: Riverside is best. No question!
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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60 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2012

We stayed for just the one night whilst in transit, and we're upgraded to a corner suite. The room itself was spectacular, views over the river and the city and very modern. Very well maintained with excellent staff, especially the reception staff who were very friendly. Hotel is in a good location and only 10 minutes by taxi to Railway stations.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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110 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2012

This hotel remains a favourite. Few frills but quiet quality throughout. Breakfast on the balcony overlooking the river is special, drinks out front on the Weinplatz in the afternoon is fun and good for people watching. Zurich is small enough to allow most hotels to be convenient for most purposes, and this is not different. Being able to walk to the old part of Zurich for a meal is a bonus. The negative is perhaps the price, but then good hotels in Zurich all suffer from the same problem.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Storchen Zurich
Address: Weinplatz 2, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Zurich
#4 Business Hotel in Zurich
#5 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#7 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Storchen Zurich 4.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Storchen Zürich is a traditional first class establishment with 67 stylishly elegant rooms and suites in the heart of the old city. Whether at the reception, at the Conciergerie, in the Rôtisserie or on the Terrasse, in the classical Storchen Bar, in our trendy Barchetta, in the Boulevard Café or even in our elegant hotel lobby, our long tradition of hospitality, together with our warm and personal service, can be enjoyed throughout the hotel. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Storchen Zurich Hotel
Summit Zurich
Hotel Zum Storchen a Summit
zürich Summit

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