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Hotel California
Ranked #87 of 137 Hotels in Zurich
Reviewed October 2, 2007

Different type of place... staff available and helpful! Excellent location except the bar downstairs when they continue to live it up and we had a room above the bar one night. Ear plugs took care of that nicely. Otherwise their room Euro sized smalling area was fine and we enjoyed Zurich and the surroundings. Plenty of restos and cafes around, the tram is right in front and bus terminal for outer tours is nearby. Good place to stay for the money, hard to beat in Zurich. Can't be the location for the price and service a very polite and speedy, helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 3, 2007

This hotel is excellent. The location is great, close to all of the tourist attraction, less than 5 minutes walk from the Bellevue tram stations, basically one block away from the riverside. The hotel is owned by the famous Papa Joe's restaurant, so you can have direct access from your room's floor to the restaurant. Staffs are friendly and fun, but the most important thing is the room. The room is simple, but at least you got what you need the most - TV, hair dryer, mini bar, and above all...it is very CLEAN.

  • Stayed: August 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 17, 2006

Hotel is located above PapaJoe’s restaurant. The staff at the reception was friendly and spoke English. The hotel has a modern lift, accessed through the restaurant. It is not run down.
Our 2-bed room was medium sized and clean. It was not noisy even though we were above the restaurant. It was equipped with mini-bar, safe and TV with CNN.
The attached toilet was medium sized, clean and hot water worked efficiently.
The beds were comfortable and firm.
Breakfast buffet: Coffee/Tea, hard rolls, cereal, jams.
View: Our room faced other buildings.
Surrounding: 5-minute walk to supermarket/departmental store. 10-minute walk to covered car park up a gentle slope. Restaurants and shops at door step. The main churches (Grossmunster, Fraumunster, St Peter’s Church) and Zurich Lake all within 6 – 12 minutes walk.
Limitation: hotel is not near train station. It also does not have its own car park. You will need to park your car at Hohe Promenade car park and drag your luggage to the hotel (gentle slope and half the journey on cobble stone streets). The parking charges is steep at CHF40 per 24-hours.

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Reviewed February 20, 2006

We were really pleased with the Hotel California Zurich. Check in was a breeze with the lovely, friendly Michele at the desk who very kindly explained everything we needed to know about the hotel. The room seemed newly renovated with a great comfortable bed and nice big bath to soak in. The room was very clean and peaceful overnight (we stayed for 3 nights) and breakfast was good too, as much as we could eat, hot & cold. The location was excellent, right near the river, tram stops, restaurants, shops etc. We made our way with heavy bags from the train station via tram easily using the instructions given to us by the hotel. Free internet station in the lobby certainly was handy.

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Reviewed January 30, 2005

It's slightly tacky, with Eagles lyrics printed everywhere, but has character and certainly can't be accused of being bland. There is an American restaurant on the ground floor which is run by the same people as the hotel, so if you go in after about 3pm chances are noone will be at reception. You have to dial through on the phone, but the staff are always there quickly and ready to help you with anything. The room we stayed in was very comfortable, an older but decent, functional bathroom (good shower), cable tv, nice pillows (the only time in Europe I got good pillows!) and plenty of literature on Zurich. The hotel's strong points are it's location - brilliant, in the old town, very beautiful area, close to the Niederdofstrasse where there is great shopping, restaurants and bars. Despite this the hotel was very quiet. Also a short walk to the station, Banhofstrasse and all major sights. Another strong pont - free internet access for guests. Very handy. Last strong point - great staff, the manager was just wonderful and really helped us out. We had a problem with an injury and had to talk to travel insurance ppl, airlines, doctors and travel agents and she was fantastic in trying to help us sort it out. I'd definitely stay there again, though check ----- to get better rates.

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Stayed: October 2017, traveled with family
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  • Stayed: April 2017, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: Schifflaende 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#29 Family Hotel in Zurich
#48 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range: $177 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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