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“Beautiful, Elegant Hotel in a great location”
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Storchen Zurich
Ranked #3 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
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Northumberland
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36 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Beautiful, Elegant Hotel in a great location”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for one night on our way to Italy. We were very impressed and wished we could stay longer. We will certainly return. A wonderful location on the banks of the Limmat River with so many of Zurich's attractions close to hand. Our room was large, immaculate, tastefully furnished and very comfortable. The staff were attentive and helpful in every way. Dinner in the restaurant, overlooking the river, was a real treat with excellent food and wine.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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joergarnold, General Manager at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, July 14, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your Kind words and it is great to see that you plan to come back and that you really enjoyed your stay in Zurich and The Storchen.

Have a wonderful summer and all the best !

Regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2013

The location of the hotel is great, next to the Limmat River and about 200 yards from the lake front where you can catch a ferry to do a sunset cruise. The hotel is within walking distance to the train station. It is close to the Fraumünster Church which you should see. There are some fancy (and expensive) shops around the hotel. The front desk and restaurant staff were friendly and helpful. The brunch and breakfast were great, and so was dinner. The room is on the small size but this is Zurich. In any case, definitely the hotel to stay if you are in Zurich.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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joergarnold, General Manager at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, June 17, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words and your comments. As a professional "rater" it is a most valueable compliment we are getting.

Best regards and we are looking forward to welcomeing you soon again

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 7, 2013

nothing is too much trouble ... delightful service and magical terrace on the river
excellent dinner for us when we arrived late .... not at all a problem and were given happy charming service till very late on the terrace
good wine list at reasonable prices
pretty staff on reception
helpful concierge team

Room Tip: take a room overlooking the river ... delightful .... or room 414 overlooking the little squre outsi...
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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joergarnold, General Manager at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words and we are looking forward to welcomeing you soon again in the Storchen.

Best regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Geelong, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2013 via mobile

We arrived after 24 hours of traveling. Our welcome was warm and we could not have been better cared for or made more comfortable anywhere.
"A Room with a View" - just perfect!
What a pity we could stay only one night

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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joergarnold, General Manager at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, June 11, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words and great to see that you had a great start !

Looking forward to welcomeing you soon again.

Best regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Marbella, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2013

The service is fantastic, the location couldn't be better, views from the room over the limmat amazing, but i can't remember the last time i came across such a ridiculous sized bathroom - come to think of it - the toilet/shower spa on emirates A380 is bigger!!
Yes, Zurich is expensive but you would at least expect a certain standard when charged 700 Swiz franc for a night.
There are plenty of other great properties in Zurich for the same amount or less - I, for one, shall never return to Storchen.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your time to give your comments on our Hotel. I am really happy to see that our Service is fantastic. And of course your remarks on the bathroom is true for some rooms but fortunately not for most of our rooms.
Our Hotel history goes back to 1357 and the building is under monument protection which means it is very difficult to restructure the building always in the way we would love to. I understand that the needs for space of guests have changed in the last years enormously and your standards in Dubai in new build Hotels makes it difficult for us to keep that up.
Nevertheless we try to compensate with fantastic service and lots of details to surprise our guests which makes us proud to have a huge number of happy repeating guests.
I understand your critic points but could assure you a room with a bigger bathroom for a next chance you would be willing to give the Storchen.
Best regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Ultra service, ultra comfort, ultra restaurant. Deluxe suite. Nothing could have been done better. Views out onto the river from restaurant very relaxing. Restaurant seating not cramped. Wide-ranging international menu... not just Swiss specialities. Perfect European experience for this major life occasion.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear Guest

thank you very much for your kind words and it is fantastic to see that we were able to your so important visit to Zurich to Keep it in positive memories.

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2013

My husband Alfredo and I spent eleven wonderful days at this outstanding facility in the month of May. It was a very special trip to Zurich, all the way from Panama, as part of our 45th wedding anniversary celebration. Needless to say that the staff, facilities and environment, at the Storchen Hotel, Zurich,made this our finest hotel stay ever. The degree of care; the charismatic approach of all employees, always with a friendly smile and aiming to assist; coupled with the concern of the managerial staff towards all around satisfaction for its customers, and the Storchen´s outstanding and modern facilities, made it all happen. From the moment we arrived, to the sad but cheerful (managerial staff present) goodbye moment when we departed, we really felt at home, as if surrounded by family, always concerned about our well-being. Our special thanks to the Storchen hotel staff, and in particular to Mr. Jörg Arnold, general manager, and his team, for every smile, every concern, every detail, such as daily room service and fresh flower decoration, anniversary celebration, and exquisitely prepared box lunches, whenever requested. Every morning and evening we would open our balcony doors and enjoy the sound of bells, and other city sounds, together with the incredible view of churches, bridges, historic buildings, and the mighty river flow. We hope other travelers, looking for the just perfect Zurich hotel stay, decide to go our route, and find what excellent service and customer satisfaction is all about, “ Storchen Style”, as you will definitely not regret it! We also want to thank Ms. Regula Hänny, and Mr. Gennaro Archidiacono for their sincere interest and daily planning assistance, in helping us achieve this very important 45th anniversary objective. Special thanks also to the staff at the warm and historic Storchen breakfast lounge, which afforded us incredible moments to remember, having breakfast overlooking the Limmat river. We are definitely determined to return!!!

Room Tip: Reserve room overlooking Limmat River - Outstanding views!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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joergarnold, Geschäftsführer at Storchen Zurich, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dearest Guests,

Wow ! Thank you so much for your most kind words which embarrass me but make me proud of all my staff as well. To have made your stay as great as you describe it is the most wonderful compliment to all my Folks in front and back of the Scene.

It was and hopefully will soon be again our greatest pleasure to make your stay as pleasant as possible and we wish you a wonderful summer.

Warm regards

Jörg Arnold
General Manager
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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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Storchen Zurich Hotel
Summit Zurich
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zürich Summit

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