Perfectly situated, friendly, anticipatory staff, excellent concierges, spotlessly clean room and bathroom, working shower with plenty of water pressure and hot water, air conditioning, free internet, and good chocolates at bedtime--what more could you want? Yes, you pay a little more for paradise, but it's worth it!
The window-shopping in the area is fabulous, with unique jewellers, lots of sidewalk cafes, and the big names like Max Mara and Prada mixed in with beautiful Swiss shops. The area is clean, safe, and never snobby.
The view from our room facing the river showed us swans, bridges, a carousel, the historic guild building with a stag atop--reminiscent of Lucerne, but without those clanging church bells to disturb your slumber!
If you don't stay at the Storchen, then at least go for a cocktail on their outdoor patio along the river's edge, and try their version of what seemed to be the hot new summertime drink (along with the Aperol Spritz): The Hugo. On a Friday afternoon there were lots of business types having drinks, and there were also Financial Times and Herald Tribunes to read.
Dinner there may also be recommended; the duck, outstanding! Breakfast is included, featuring homemade jams (the apricot-rosemary jam on a fresh warm croissant was divine!), home-smoked salmon--the works. The orange juice machine takes center stage and is quite addictive!
- 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