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Bristol Hotel Zurich
Ranked #43 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Camulodunum
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Value in an expensive city”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Chose this hotel for price,location and convenience. Not disappointed on any aspects. Arriving by train, this hotel was easy to find if you follow the Trip advisor instructions and leave main station via platform 16. Then no more than 5 minutes. The hotel is basic in terms of rooms but they are clean, beds are comfortable, rooms ventilate well - important in the summer as Swiss dont usually boast aircon, bathrooms are small but nice. The hotel is in a quiet area given its proximity to most of what you might want to sightsee in Zurich. Also very convenient for the old town - a vibrant night life with restaurants of every ethnicty and music to go with it. Breakfast is adequate although should all guests arrive pretty much together, its a bit of a squash!

Room Tip: Watch out, coffee in the lobby looks free, it isnt! Staff in lobby spoke none of English French, Ger...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Bristol Hotel is good if you just want a basic hotel for sleeping. The hallways are narrow and dimly lit, and the rooms are quite small. The hotel gets five stars for cleanliness and friendly staff. I found the rates a bit too pricey but I assume it's because of the highly convenient location of the hotel. It is walking distance from basic establishments and the central station, so one could easily travel to other areas without any hassle.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Pelotas, RS
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

A great Hotel, near of main station of Zurich, in a good localization. Staff nice and helpfull. Good breakfast.
We can walk alone to go shopping, is a safe and quiet neighborhood.
If you have time and money buy a suisse watch.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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florence
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012

we have been staying for 3 nights at this very basic hotel.
rooms and hotel very clean and in a good location but that's it.
the room looks very basic and very minimal as the breakfast.
I would definetely choose another option for my next stay in zurich.
the staff at the hotel was not very helpful either.
the only good part is that they have family rooms up to 4 people.
but nothing special at all.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Tampa, Florida
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
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 63 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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9 reviews
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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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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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