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“Good location. Over priced tourist hotel”

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Bristol Hotel Zurich
Ranked #43 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Tampa, Florida
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good location. Over priced tourist hotel”
Reviewed October 27, 2012

Because of the location. This hotel commands a high price for very small. But very clean rooms. The central train station is just minutes away. The staff is friendly. It is a very busy hotel. Not bad for one maybe two nights. Not a whole lot of other amenities. Just a place to sleep and a base to launch from.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Very close to the main train station - a short walk across the bridge or one stop by tram. The room was smallish but very clean and everything looked fresh. Free wi-fi in the rooms (get a text message with the password on your mobile or ask the front desk staff to help) and a flat screen TV with a lot of channels. No tea and coffee making facilities though.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. It was good but nothing special - cheese, sausage, muesli, boiled eggs, and some croissants. No hot options.

The hotel is on a quiet street but there are some construction works going on in the building next door so unless you are up by 7:00, you will be woken up by the noise.

The hotel is good value and I would recommend it to those who do not intend to spend a fortune on four-star accommodation in Zurich.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nyon, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2012

Look this hotel isn't going to win any design awards. To be honest the rooms resemble more of a hospital ward than a hotel BUT they are spotlessly clean, very spacious, the staff are very friendly and helpful and the location is incredibly convenient. My two sons (10yrs & 6yrs) and I easily managed the 5 minute walk from the train station (Zurich HB). Then, the tram to the zoo was 2 minutes away. FREE INTERNET is a great bonus. If I could give half ratings I would because this hotel is more than average but not quite in the very good category.
The Zurich Zoo is also worth a visit but remember to get your free entry card BEFORE you leave the train station (if you have one) because they won't give it to you at the zoo entrance. This applies to 1/2 card holders in Switzerland.

Room Tip: We were in 201 which has 4 single beds and is at the back of the hotel so quieter but door is right...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2012

Quite close to trams and central station. Near to city center. No-frills, no surprises, hotel. You go you sleep, have breakfast, repeat and eventually leave.
Smiley, polite staff, good breakfast. WiFi, very clean and quiet.
The room was a bit tight as well as the bed, but this is usual in Zurich at least at this price range. Little closet space. The bathroom was not stilish but nice and clean.
Good if you are not looking to pay much.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Room was a reasonable size for three adults sharing. Room was clean and free wi fi appreciated. A good breakfast. Staff were very friendly and happily chilled a bottle of wine for us. Well located with the old city on the hotel doorstep and the train station 5 to 10 minutes walk away.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

For Zurich, the Hotel Bristol is an excellent value. Yes, the rooms are small and simple and the breakfast is about the same as everywhere else, but it is clean, quiet, centrally-located, and very well managed. The rooms are well thought-out, with plenty of shelf space in the bathrooms, and hooks in the right places. We plan to return.

Room Tip: Ask for a quiet room--one not facing the street.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bristol Hotel Zurich

Property: Bristol Hotel Zurich
Address: Stampfenbachstrasse 34, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#39 Family Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bristol Hotel Zurich 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel offers modern facilities and amenities; centrally located, convenient for city exploring; staff is multilingual. ... more   less 
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