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“Best location in zurich.” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Walhalla Hotel
Ranked #30 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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Patong, Thailand
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best location in zurich.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

More than 17 years we had been coming back to the Walhalla. Best location , clean room , very friendly staffs. It's our 2nd home. Will be back again and again.
And will surely recommend you to all our friends coming to zurich. Thank you.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2012

Absolutely a wise choice to stay in this hotel for excellent location.
Stone throw away from the main train station, city tour bus right in front of the hotel and tram stops too. Rooms are clean and well thought designed.
So glad to have booked this hotel then those in the old town or else where.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jericho7
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Swiss Alps, Switzerland
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

The hotel is very close to the main train station but there were no noise from the station. It was clean and well furnished. The breakfast was also good.
We had made a reservation for a standard triple room, but we were assigned a suite with two rooms inside.
Overall, I didn't find any negative point with the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Montreal, Canada
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32 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

Stayed here one night in July 2012. Booked it thinking it was in the heart of downtown, but it's actually on the more seedy side of the main Zurich train station (Zurich HB).

You have to walk a good 10 minutes to get to the touristy parts of downtown (like the Banhofstrasse). If you are a senior or have any mobility issues, this hotel will be way too far for you.

In its defense, the hotel has a Burger King 1 minute away, down the stairs to the Zurich HB, and a Starbucks 10 seconds away, if you're into that. And the staff of the hotel is nice.

But there are more drawbacks to this hotel, in my opinion, than there are pluses:
1) There is no central air conditioning. In the summer, the rooms can get hot (they give you a portable fan, but that is kind of ghetto, in my opinion)
2) The rooms/hotel is old.
3) There is a big parking lot for tour buses across the street that is annoying and unsightly.

If you want to enjoy downtown and stay in the heart of it, Walhalla is *not* the place to be. It's on the wrong side of downtown Zurich. For this kind of money, stay one or two train stations away from Zurich HB in a nicer newer hotel; or pay more money and stay right off the Banhofstrasse. If this place is cheaper, it's for the reasons outlined above.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank CanadianTimelord
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Paris, France
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36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

I stayed at this hotel on business, and it was perfect for my short trip. This was my second stay here and it was just as nice. The guy at the front desk remembered me and was very helpful. The room, albeit tiny, was impeccably clean and luminous, and the bed was comfortable.

I have nothing bad to say about this hotel. Given its location and price, I'd recommend it to those looking for a comfy, non-fussy, place to rest their heads for a short trip to the city.

Room Tip: As always, go for a room on one of the higher floors, away from the elevator.
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tarpon Springs, FL
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98 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

This was our second stay at Walhalla. We loved how close it is to the train station. Additionally, we found out how convenient it is to the street cars - a stop right around the corner. The room is was clean, the bed comfortable, nice little touches like slippers and other little amenities. The bathroom had double doors that opened out to a balcony! There was also a window in the bedroom. The breakfast is varied and very good, starting at 6:30 am to 10 am. The Walhalla Zurich is a good value. The only complaint was a bad odor outside in the hallway by our room.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Originalonso
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Lausanne
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2012

We were catering an event at the old Lowenbrau factory, and the hotels at the Limmatstrasse were a good choice for the location and price. We book 8 rooms for one night at this hotel.

We were given 6 rooms at the hotel and 2 rooms at the guest house, one block away from the hotel building. At the hotel, rooms were good as per comments from other colleagues. My room was at the Walhalla Guest House, and as per my experience from other hotels and locations in Switzerland, it is not a 3 star hotel room. The room was narrow and the basic confort was there if you're not claustrophobic and used to one star hotel rooms! The extra pillow on the cupboard had no pillowcase - impossible to use!!; The bathroom is a plastic box inside the room and has a toilet, lavado and shower. The lavabo is so small that we can't wash our hands without splitting water all over the place! The door to the bathroom is a glass door and gives no privacy if you're sharing you room (it was not the case!).
Also, if you're staying on the main building, you can buy chocolate bars and drinks from the show case next to reception. If you're staying at the guest house, you can buy it too, but need to walk on the rain to go to reception and get it!

Internet connection is free on both buildings but you should ask reception to give you an acess code. The receptionist in the evening told us to enter our cell phone on the welcome page to get an access code via SMS (if you're on rooming it is stupid to pay for receiving a code by SMS when you can get that code for free from reception!) We all got internet access codes from reception when getting back from dinner (it was a different receptionist!).

At breakfast, the basics are in there, but when visiting the buffet twice on a gap of 10 minuts, I found totally different choices of cold cuts or breakfast rools - either they have no standards at breakfast, either they're passing on the buffet whatever is left in the fridge! The only hot breakfast available appart from coffee or hot milk is boilled eggs!

To sum up, location is very convenient as it is one block away from the train station and walking distance to the Bahnhoffstrasse, Niederdorfstrasse and many Zurich attractions. Rooms, food and service are below the 3 star level announced at the door and are a real lotery depending on what you get at arrival and who's there welcoming you. On an "hotelier" language, severe service standards (like those from hotel chains - even budget hotel chains) should be implemented and followed as on a group paying the same rate and getting different levels of confort, it is just not fair!

Room Tip: location is good and convenient to get to the train station of to the shoping disctrict. If you want...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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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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