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“Nice little Hotel in a noisey area” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel Alexander
Ranked #40 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Florida
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice little Hotel in a noisey area”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

Stayed at the Hotel Alexander for two nights. Really liked the location during the day, as it was convenient to sightseeing, restaurants and shopping. But at night it was VERY loud until all hours. I would have a hard time staying there again because of the noise. Too bad, because the room was nice, with wood floors and a modern bathroom.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank FloridaEsther
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Hotel_Alexander, Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review, July 27, 2011
Thank you very much for your performance appraisal in our favor. We are happy to see that you enjoyed your stay at our Hotel Alexander. At the moment we plan the rennovation of our rooms. In the same time we also exchange our windows. With it we hope to improve the noise protection in the rooms. We look forward to see you again with us.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Long Beach, California
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51 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2011

This is a nice, clean hotel with a decent breakfast (included) and helpful and friendly staff. But the location of the hotel's annex on Zahringerstrasse is unfortunate. The hotel proper and annex are conveniently located close to the bahnhoff and dozens of eateries, shops, a few steps from the Limmat River and 5 minutes walking distance from the Grossmünster. But there's nothing more disheartening than navigating past the droves of prostitutes at night to get to our room, or wading through the flotsam of spent condoms on the way to breakfast in the main hotel. I have nothing against the profession, but the prevalence of the ladies and their debris paints an otherwise satisfactory hotel experience in a REALLY bad light.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ratboy1
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2011

For what it offers this hotel is utterly overpriced (like everything in Zurich - - don’t go unless you must). The room we had for approx. 235 Euro/night had an incredibly small bathroom (even for European standards), no air conditioning, and was extremely noisy even during weekdays (the area wasn’t one for us…bars and striped bars, with people screaming all night long and the store next door starting to unload stuff very early in the morning). Breakfast included was very, very basic. (Just as a side for 195 Euro/night, we stayed in the same trip in Milan at Principe Di Savoy, a truly luxury five star hotel). My plan is to ask for some money back.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrei_Calgary
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Singapore, Singapore
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268 reviews
209 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2011

Average hotel - not in the nice part of town - near red light district. But clean, convenient. The price is not cheap, but reasonable in Zurich.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank bankergirl1016
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Melbourne, Australia
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94 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2011

The staff do what they have to but are not very friendly or helpful, I asked for assistance in making a phone call home to family and they wouldn't help me
Location is suberb, however the room is very basic but larger than a lot 3 star hotels in Europe.
Hotel staff communiction is very poor as well bit of an attitude issue I think which was a shame because it ticks all other boxes

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Susan D
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Hotel_Alexander, General Manager at Hotel Alexander, responded to this review, January 6, 2011
Thank you for giving us a feedback of your stay at our hotel. We acknowledge your recommendations for improvement and will try to amend the service at the recpetion. Thank you for the other good ticks you gave us and hope to welcome you again in our hotel.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2010

We booked a room in their guesthouse, but were offered a room in the main hotel because they were full.
Since everything is so expensive in Zurich, this was the most reasonable hotel for us. Heater in the room was poor and the air register vent could not be turned off, hence cold air blowing 24/7. We were told by the hotel staff that there was nothing that could be done, so we shoved newspapers into the vent to block the draft.
There's a refrigerator in the room; laptop with free internet in the lobby.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jofalcone
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2010

If you want a nice room or good service, look elsewhere. If you don't mind that the TV doesn't work and the front desk is not very helpful with anything, this place has a good enough location to make it worth the price (remember, every hotel in Zurich is overpriced). Easy walk from the main train station, even with luggage.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MikeyMaine
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Property: Hotel Alexander
Address: Niederdorfstrasse 40 | 8001 Zurich, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#42 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#47 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alexander 3*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our owner-managed hotel is ideally located in the middle of Zurich's Old Town - at just 5 minutes walking distance from the Central Railway Station.Virtually everything of interest is within short walking distance. Not just only Zurich's well-known landmarks but also the business quarters with the banks and shops, the high-end shopping district «Bahnhofstrasse», the university quarters, amongst them the ETH «Federal Institute of Technology», the car-free lake- and riverside promenades and many Cafés, bars and restaurants.The Hotel Alexander, renovated in February 2012, has more than 41 lavishly appointed and well tended non smoking rooms. Energy saving LED bulbs, a much enhanced panoramic view of the historic center thanks to its new windows, comfy beds and bright modern bathrooms turn your stay into a very enjoyable event. ... more   less 
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