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Bristol Hotel Zurich
Ranked #44 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
New York, USA
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great hotel, excellent location and service”
Reviewed December 12, 2013

The Hotel Bristol is a great choice for a moderately priced hotel in Zurich. The location is an easy five minute walk from the Zurich train station. Also, within a five minute walk is old town Zurich with its many shops and restaurants and cafes. Main city Zurich with its huge upscale shopping district is another easy walk across the river - probably a 10 minute walk at a leisurely pace.

Rooms and facilities are clean and modern, with free wifi, a business center, and free breakfast. If Beatrice is on duty when you check in you have hit the jackpot! She is a friendly wealth of knowledge and help for the first time traveler to Zurich. For us, her assistance in keeping track of the status of our lost luggage (courtesy of United Airlines) was invaluable.

We would definitely stay at this facility again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Madrid
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2013

The hotel is quite close to the main railway station.
The tariffs are the best in Zürich considering the localization (quite centric) and the quality of the hotel
It is possible to leave the luggage in the hotel while doing tourism and before moving to another town

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Burlington, Canada
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322 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2013

I have been here a number of times over the years and this latest visit confirms my previous thoughts. They can be busy so always reserve of course. The location is perfect for me since my client is very close as is the main train station, and downtown Zurich. You can easily walk to Bahnhofstrasse and see all the expensive stores while walking to the lake front. It is of course also close to the old part of town. Very handy and less expensive than the Marriott which is farther away. I was given a room near the end of the small hall so did not experience any noise from folks walking by which is handy as I am a light sleeper.
Rooms are typically small (mine was a slightly bigger one than usual at roughly 9x12 with a bathroom after that. Showers here are tiny so takes a bit of time to get used to not hitting the taps or wall while you clean. (We North Americans are far used to large places, Europeans of course would not find this unusual at all) . The feather pillows are nice but I like more substance under my head so asked for a second one. They have no restaurant but with so many close by this is not an issue for me.
TV is a problem for English speaking people as they have a couple of BBC channels and about 4 in total that are English speaking. Bring an ipad or something as they do now offer free WIFI

Room Tip: Try and get rooms at the end of the halls for a little extra quiet.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2013

The rooms are clean, although they are very basic, we don't have any problem with that.
Good breakfast, but the same menu every day. The hotel is a five minute walk from Zurich main train station, located on a quiet street. The staff is friendly and efficient. We would'nt mind staying there again.

Room Tip: Zurich is too expensive. Be careful....lol
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vigo
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141 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed November 7, 2013

This Hotel is very well located: a very short walk from Zurich main train station, in a calm neighborhood.

Rooms are small and very basic (IBIS style) but efficient and comfortable enough. I did miss some amenities (e.g. in-room safe, some pieces of furniture) and the furniture style is slightly bellow IBIS itself, but overall it was acceptable. Soundproofing is average. WiFi is free and of acceptable quality.

Breakfast is served in a small basement room. Options are limited and food quality is just average. Overall acceptable but nothing to write home about - a rather unpleasant "low-budget" feeling.

Checkin-checkout were fast, friendly and reasonably efficient.

Considering the low price (for Zurich standards) and excellent location I wouldn't mind staying here again, but there are more pleasant options nearby for longer stays.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2013

This hotel is within an easy walk of the railway station making it perfect for an overnight stay. The rooms are clean and functional and an adequate breakfast is provided. There is no restaurant but there are several eating places nearby.
Most of the staff behind reception are fine but we encountered one who was very rude when refusing to change a euro so we could buy a coffee from the machine in the foyer.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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New Hampshire
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2013

My husband and I were in Zurich for only one night and stayed at Hotel Bristol. It is a charming hotel with a great location....a five minute walk from the train station, but on a quiet street away from the main street traffic. We were greeted by Thomas, who was one of the nicest desk attendants that I have ever met! He was so welcoming and friendly. When he told us about breakfast, we said that we were leaving early in the morning, so we wouldn't be there for breakfast. He offered to have a package put together for us to take with us in the morning, and it was a really nice take away breakfast. It was waiting for us when we checked out. The morning attendant was also so friendly and gave us tokens for the coffee machine in the lobby, since we were leaving so early before breakfast. The room was very clean and comfortable. It is also a very short walk to the old town section of the city. If we return to Zurich, we would definitely stay here again. A really lovely experience.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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