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“Extremely short walk to train station (Zurich Hauptbahnhof)”
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Walhalla Hotel
Ranked #36 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
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Folsom, CA
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Extremely short walk to train station (Zurich Hauptbahnhof)”
Reviewed June 19, 2011

Stayed at Walhalla Hotel for 2 nights in early mid May. From the train station, you can actually walk to the far end of the main area, and before going outside, hang an immediately left and walk along the far track until you can't stay inside any longer and there will be a crosswalk directly to your right. Cross here and the hotel is straight ahead on the next block. This inside passage is critical information when it's raining outside! The hotel itself is very clean and appears to have undergone a remodel pretty recently (especially the breakfast service area and dining room). 3 of us shared a room, but the was plenty of space with a single bed in the room immediately inside the door, then another double bed in the next main section of the room with a bathroom in between the 2 sections. The breakfast (included in the room rate) was excellent and the staff was very accommodating to ensure that there was never a shortage of any given item each morning. There was a computer in the lobby for guests to use, but it was a pay by the minute (or minutes) and was not working for the duration of my visit. Starbucks was in the same building, so free wi-fi could be had there. 2 stairwells serve the upper rooms as well as the tiny elevator. A little noisy at night due to the streetcar (tram) running directly in front of the hotel and the loudspeakers at the train station announcing arrivals/departures, but it was not overbearing (and this was with the windows open). The front desk staff seemed to be a little disorganized and slow to assist (seemed pre-occupied with administrative work behind the desk vs. being customer oriented), but I've had much worse service at other places, this is just a minor feedback point for the hotel to improve upon. Areas in close proximity to train stations can be less desirable and a bit seedy, however, I did not get that feeling here at all and would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

If you are popping through Zurich for a couple of nights and need access to the trains this is the hotel for you. Easy walk to amazing shopping, the old town and the lake.

  • Stayed June 2011
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 730 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2011

The Walhalla is in a great spot for the traveller, just a couple of minutes across from Zurich Hbf. Below is a Starbucks so finding it is simples! Staff were friendly, the reception area pleasant, but I found the room a tad basic and bland. Having said that, I slept well thanks to the glazing - there are buses and trams all over the place nearby too.

A handy spot for a stopover.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
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Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed April 15, 2011

The hotel is perfectly located: next door to the railway station, easy entrance to the city center, nice view to the river (optional)...Major set of facilities and basics are there. Staff is pleasant and helpful. At the same time the room (I stayed in single) is too tiny, the bed is located right next to the room entrance door. There is no refrigerator also (probably because the size of the room does not allow that). The price of stay is more or less average for this kind so I would prefer to have a bit more comfortable room.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2010

I stayed in the Walhalla for one night on my way to meet friends outside of Zurich. The location couldn't be better - literally meters from the Zurich HB, and withing walking distance of the Bahnhofstrasse shopping district and Niederdorfstrasse night life.
There are no cheap rooms in Zurich, but my single room was clean and comfortable, and of course very small. For a quick overnight stop, this was a great place. However, I would recommend either paying for the bigger size rooms or reserving a different hotel if you are planning on spending any time in Zurich.
The service was polite and professional. Breakfast was included with the room - nothing fancy here, but plenty of cereal, bagels, cheese, boiled eggs, juice, etc.
Overall I would reccomend this hotel to anyone who needs to make a quick stop while travelling through Zurich, or needs a clean place to stay on a reasonable (for Zurich) budget.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
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Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed December 13, 2010

We enjoyed our stay at the Walhalla and found the staff to be helpful. The room was clean and large for a european hotel. Updated. We were on the fourth floor with windows closed so noise was not a problem. The City Tour trolley leaves from across the street. Convenient walking distance to all downtown and tram line is at the front door. Cost was reasonable for Zurich.

Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 7, 2010

The location of the hotel is great and right next to the train station. It is also great that there is a starbucks right next to the hotel.

We stayed there for 1 night before joining our hiking group at the central station.

The hotel is also next to the tram line and it is pretty easy to go to the center shopping area.

The inside of the hotel is pretty basic and clean. There is not much character to the room.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Walhalla Hotel
Address: Limmatstrasse 5, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#15 Family Hotel in Zurich
#27 Business Hotel in Zurich
#29 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Walhalla Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our central location in the heart of Zurich, just a few steps from the main station, we offer the ideal location for you to do business or spend the weekend in Zurich. ... more   less 
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