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“Nice Place but no Air Conditioning”
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Altstadt Hotel
Ranked #108 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Reviewed August 21, 2006

We stayed at the Alstadt Hotel because someone from Zurich recommended it to us. I would stay there again but not in the summer.
I thought that the rooms were cute and charming. Each room is decorated by a different artist and they all have that Bauhaus feel to them which I like. Our room even had a painting on the ceiling.

My biggest complaint about the hotel was the lack of air conditioning. We were there in August and there was a heat wave! I had made the reservations though another service and they told me that it was air conditioned. When we arrived we were surprised by our lack of cool air.

The staff was very nice and helpful making us reservations for dinners around Zurich. The hotel is in a great location and the breakfast was good. The bar downstairs was a little loud but not so much that it kept us up. We will stay there again.

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  • Stayed: July 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 1, 2005

I stayed at Hotel Altstadt for 3 nights in February 2005, and was very happy with the experience.

The bar downstairs was definitely smokey, and the smell drifted through the lobby and in the upstairs hallways a bit, but my room did not smell like smoke at all. It's possible that the windows that seperate the bar from the hotel weren't there in 2003, and so the smell was much stronger then. Or It may have just been my room...

The room was not big, and not charming enough to be called cozy, but it was comfortable, functional, and clean. The bathroom (which looked like it had been redone in the past year or so) was in excellent condition and everything ran well. The towels, blankets, sheets, pillows, etc. were all very clean.

The location is excellent. The train station, Niederdorf, Bahnhofstrasse, and lake are just a few minutes at most by foot.

Although certainly not the best value in Europe, the price was quite reasonable for Zurich, which is an expensive city.

I had a great trip, and will stay at Hotel Altstadt next time I am in Zurich.

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Reviewed October 12, 2003

We stayed at this hotel for just one night in Sept. 2003. The location was good, about a ten minute walk from the main train station. The room, however, was very smokey, since the the ventilation from the hotel's cafe downstairs, seemed to go right upstairs to the hotel rooms. The beds were clean and the staff was nice. The rooms and bathrooms were in need of updating. I would not stay there again.

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Reviewed July 2, 2017
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Stayed: June 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 8, 2017
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Room Tip: ZImmer an der Südseite sind relativ ruhig.
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  • Stayed: March 2017, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 8, 2016
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Room Tip: quarto piano davanti alle torri del Grossmuenster
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  • Stayed: October 2016, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2016
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  • Stayed: June 2016, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Altstadt Hotel

Address: Kirchgasse 4, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#65 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range: $206 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Altstadt Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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