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“Delightful!” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich
Ranked #4 of 133 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
London
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57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Delightful!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Great hotel of classic tradition, directly across from Rail Station; easily spotted by doorman sporting scarlet livery - so smart! Exceptional staff & service with an attention to detail that is such a credit to this hotel. Welcomed with refreshing wet towel, glass of juice & genuine smiles. Room compact but perfectly formed, luxurious furnishings & smart bathroom with a fabulous extensive range of toiletries (truly everything a girl could possibly need!) Good old fashioned turndown service, meant a return after evening out to find bed & room all nicely laid out with refreshments tray & few sweets etc. Delightful. Breakfast was served in bright airy room with starched white linen & more charming staff, produce was fresh, delicious & very good selection. Check-out efficient, friendly & again great attention to detail, train ticket to airport, bottle of water for journey & little gift of a few Swiss chocolates! And suggest the following demonstrates just how great the staff are... admired chic walking umbrellas in room & receptionist advised they were for sale, mentioned I'd rather like one but concern was perhaps an issue for airport security/hand-luggage on plane & she immediately called both the airport & the airline to check! No fuss, just did it... 10/10

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

My husband and I stayed one night here on a Railbookers train trip from London to Venice. We were very impressed with the welcoming service - we were met at the station by a hotel porter and received at reception with a room upgrade, offers of drinks and hot towels. Best of all, as it was my husband's birthday, not only were we greeted with "Happy Birthday" but there was a homemade cake (which was very tasty) and hand-written card in the room. There was also a bowl of perfectly ripe fruit and bars of chocolate, subsequently added to by the trolley service. The personal service made us feel like honoured guests rather than just another couple of punters - the latter being generally the experience that seems to be the norm irrespective of the cost of the hotel. The room was lovely and spotlessly clean and breakfast the next day was excellent. From going with the view of Zurich and the hotel being little more than a convenient stopping off point, we came away with a very positive feeling for both the hotel and for Zurich and a desire to visit again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Redcliffe, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

My husband and I recently stayed at the Hotel Schweizerhof, Zurich. We were made to feel welcome from the start. We were given a room upgrade which was very much appreciated. The room was spacious and beautifully appointed. Service was excellent in all areas i.e. at reception, room service and restaurant service. The hotel is centrally located. Walking distance to everything. Close to public transport. It was the little touches that made it a standout experience- chocolate from the butler in the evening, bottles of water to take with us on our departure. Ensuring our transfer was organised. Many thanks to all the wonderful staff.
Jennifer and Geoff Morris, Redcliffe Qld Australia.

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Kremenchuk, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I stayed at this hotel during my business trip to Zurich in September. I just don’t have enough words to describe it. Amazing hotel, nice and calm atmosphere, cozy rooms, and the most important thing - pleasant and welcoming, always ready to help staff. Thank you so much for your service and readiness to help!
It is also worth to mention –the location is very suitable, because as it is located just opposite main railway station – it is easy to get anywhere you want, and all shopping centres are located so close to hotel (same street). If you walk just few minutes from hotel –you can find as well there Zurich lake, what I consider to be wonderful, old town with its welcoming small cafes and narrow streets.
I hope to come back to Zurich, and I definitely know at which hotel I will stay!

Room Tip: I liked my room very much, though windows were facing central railway station, but I didn’t hear any...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Lucerne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

I stayed at this hotel for business in September and really liked this place. I drove to Zürich by car but recommend everyone to use the public transport as the Hotel Schweizerhof is located directly opposite the Zürich Main station. My room was looking to the train station but I was not disturbed by any noice. The breakfast was just perfect. The witer brought fresh orange juice without asking and the range of food at the buffet was perfect. I can highly recommend this place and would love to stay there again!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

we were travelling Europe by train for the fist time and RailBookers who prepared our itinerary suggested this hotel one advantage is its 20 metres from the main railway station and it was receiving excellent reviews. it lived up to its reputation in every way, staff always helpful, and fluent in English as sadly our german was almost non existent, we dined twice in the hotel main bar and had excellent food and drinks , even Hendricks gin for the much beloved, and the Bar manager was charming efficient and very friendly and helpful bedroom was as we wished, fruit, chocolates and a weather forecast, and a very wide range of food for breakfast walking into Old Zurich town and the Lake was quick about 15 minutes down the main shops-street

we would recommend this hotel to everyone

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Met by a porter at the station, two glasses of bubbles at check in, a lucky-dip gift for our 6yo, and so on.... the service and welcome was just perfect. And this continued for our whole stay. In the resturant for breakfast they went out of their way to all of us feel a special. And even on departure as we waited for our car to the airport (which they arranged without hassle); two more glasses of bubbles and some water bottles for the trip.

We had one of their new rooms; large for Zurich and very modern. The beds were spectacular (fully adjustable).

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich
Address: Bahnhofplatz 7, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#3 Family Hotel in Zurich
#4 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#8 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich 4*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Schweizerhof Zurich, part of WORLDHOTELS, is an exclusive 4* superior Hotel with an excellent 5* service at the best central location in Zurich. Opposite the main railway station and at the beginning of the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Shoppingstreet, financial district, the lake and the old town within walking distance. Every 10 minutes direct train to the International Airport of Zurich (10 minutes journey time). Very quiet thanks to triple glazed windows. ... more   less 
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