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“New Year festivities at the Stork's Nest”
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Storchen Zurich
Ranked #3 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
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“New Year festivities at the Stork's Nest”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

In previous visits to Zurich we have always admired The Storchen's excellent location on the river in the old town, and we resolved to stay at the Stork's Nest when we planned a short break to take in the New Year holiday. We found the hotel to be the most fabulous and friendly establishment with great food and amenities, and all of the staff went out of their way to make our stay the most enjoyable experience.
We would have no hesitation in recommending the Storchen to anyone thinking of staying in Zurich, and my wife and I are very much looking forward to our next visit.
Shaun Smith

Room Tip: We found our room with a view overlooking the river to be very comfortable and relaxing.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Mr and Mrs Smith

thank you so much for your kind words and it is always our great pleasure to give our best and see that people like you honour our efforts.

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

The Storchen is a fabulous hotel and our address in Zurich every time that we stay there. The service is incredible, the location fantastic, and the food wonderful. Their concierges are particularly helpful.

-Brian Rose

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words. Words like yours are the best motivation for my staff to continue in their daily challanges to do the best possible.

I wish you all the best and kind regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

The Hotel has been consistently, over the past 10 years, a great experience in hospitality, friendlyness and travel assitance to us. Top location in the middle of the CBD in Zurich. A great stop over in this beautiful city.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, January 16, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind rating and your fidelity to the Storchen. We are happy to be able to have your confidence over all these years.

All the best to you and best regards

Jörg Arnold
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Abu Dhabi
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Reviewed December 30, 2012

Hotel's location is excellent. The room was fabulous and spacious, and the staff were all exceptionally nice. Impeccable service from check-in to check-out. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay. My recommendation - thinking of staying in Zurich - Storchen is the first and best choice !

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words and your rating. It is our daily motivation to surprise our guests with great quality and perfect services.

Thank you indeed and we wish you a fantastic 2013 and hope to welcome you soon again in the Storchen.

Jörg Arnold
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Lexington, South Carolina
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

I did not know what to expect from this hotel, and in my mind "took a chance" because of the excellent reviews here. I was NOT disappointed, and so happy that we stayed in this hotel. The location could not be better; right across the river from old town, and right in the middle of world-class shopping within blocks of the hotel. Literally 100+ restaurants to choose from within a 5-10 minute walk all around the hotel.

We had the corner room on the 4th floor overlooking the river and with a beautiful view of the lake and alps. Everything in Zurich is VERY expensive so we decided to stay in one of their best rooms, since we wanted a memorable experience. We certainly got that and more! I still think of the amazing breakfast with what was equal to the best, if not the best, croissant I ever had....equal to the best in Paris, and that's saying something! They had an automatic orange juice machine, which I have seen on cruise ships, and I saw my first honey dispenser.... Very cool! Choice of (3) different honeys....leave it to the Swiss!!

The room was spacious and newly redecorated with perfect furnishings, amazing linens and beds, and they even had a separate walk-in closet with Nespresso machine. We had a sofa, lovely desk area and wrap-around views of the city. They refreshed our coffee/tea machine daily as well.

My ONLY complaint is that I smelled cigarette smoke out in the corridor and I had to put a towel down at the bottom of the door to keep the smell of smoke out of the room at night. I am so accustomed to hotels being non-smoking that I did not think to ask about it. I will definitely stay here again even if it remained smoking/non-smoking, however if they want to get an absolute perfect score from me the only thing they will have to change is the smoking status. The lobby looked quite dated too, but it's Europe and an "old world" hotel so I guess it fits that description. Our room was rather modern, however and quite inviting.

Room Tip: Splurge for a junior suite with balcony or a corner room.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your very detailed rating and your nice words. It is indeed a daily challenge and commitement trying to fulfill the expectations after so many good ratings. But it is our motivation to give our best every day. Thank for the input about the smoke smell.

Thank you very much and we all wish you a fantastic 2013 and hope to see you soon again.

Best regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

The room drives the 3 rating - rooms are small, bed/pillows/decor nothing special - I'd compare to most Marriott Courtyards in the US, but at a much much higher price (that's Zurich for you). Unfortunately, this last time I was stuck with a smoking room (always request NON); had to open the window to sleep. Perfect location, excellent service - always personally greeted by every single staff member, and each proactively seeks to make your stay in town more enjoyable. A darn good breakfast - great selection of breads, cheeses, meats, salmon, and the orange juice tower is entertaining to watch.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your rating.

We wish you a great 2013 and all the best to you and your family.

Best regards

Jörg Arnold
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Ramsey, New Jersey
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

Once or twice a year I travel to Zurich on business with clients and we often stay at the Hotel Storchen. Everything about this hotel is first class; a great location on the river and near great shopping and restaurants, comfortable bedrooms, a wonderful restaurant and very helpful and professional staff. I've probably been there 20 times and never had a bad visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the river.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, December 18, 2012
Dear Guest

thank you so much for your rating and the kind words. These words are more than motivating to us as we see that we can do a great job over the years. My staff and I wish you wonderful holidays and hope to be able to convice you for many more years to come.

Warm regards

Joerg Arnold
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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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#4 Business Hotel in Zurich
#7 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Storchen Zurich 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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Summit Zurich
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