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Hotel Glaernischhof
Ranked #11 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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Longport, New Jersey
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58 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“4 star with 5 star service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

My girlfriend and I had a great 2 night stay in Zurich. It was our first time in Zurich and we loved it. Zurich is an expensive place and I thought we found value in this hotel. It's in a great location, but Zurich is small and everything is pretty walkable. It is also close to train station. Zurich is an extremely safe and clean city with a lot to see. The bed was really comfortable. I recommend this hotel for a couple nights.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Welsh Borders, UK
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216 reviews
99 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

Rooms in a decent Zurich hotel at under SF400 are usually ultra-tiny. We chose a "relax" room at Glaernischhof, at SF325 and it was spacious, quiet and well equipped. The hotel is set in a quiet street, within 5 minutes walk of most places you would want to visit. Trams 6,7,11 and 13 take you from the main station to Paradeplatz, 2 minutes from the hotel, quickly and cheaply.
There is free, fast wifi and friendly, helpful staff. Breakfast, included in the price, is of good quality, with lots to choose from.
We ate at their fish restaurant, with a good looking menu, but an unacceptable 40 minute wait between courses. Maybe Monday is not the best day for service.
All in all, this is a first rate hotel and excellent value, given its location.

Room Tip: Don't stint, choose the bigger, better equipped, "relax" rooms.
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  • Stayed August 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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RI
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

Impeccably clean, great staff, comfortable bed, terrific location. I had my pocket picked at the airport and arrived at the hotel with nothing but a reservation for one night. The staff could not have been more understanding.

Wi-Fi is fast. Breakfast is excellent.

  • Stayed August 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rio de Janeiro
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77 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2012

Zurich is veeery expensive, the airport downtown cab costing SF$ 65,00 for a 15 minutes ride, so your wallet can become pretty skinny in a blink.
If you are there for your own, in other words, if your company is not footing the bill, you may choose , for instance, the Hyatt one block of distance and pay SF$ 800,00 for the room or wisely opt for the Glaernischhof and pay SF$ 350,00.
It has an excellent downtown address close to banks and to the main shopping street, the Bahnhofstrasse.
The lobby is not plushy, but with a side saloon with enough armchairs for all your group rest during check in and etecetera.
The room is very clean and the shower, u la la , the shower has a real strong stream of water , different of the US hotels where water laws induce you to bathe in the dry-clean system.
Very thick towels, toiletries and a reasonable area make the bathroom very functional.
The TV set is tiny, so you must ask if they have real TV set on any rooms or just the computer monitor that I had in my room.
Breakfast is of good quality , bread, eggs and ,if you wish, custom made omelettes.
Silverware in breakfast is very beautiful- picture enclosed.
They have a fish restaurant but I did not try it.

Room Tip: Try rooms in the back as Claridenstrasse can be a bit noisy if you want to wake up late in week days...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank EyeDocBrazil
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

Very friendly staff and although the room was not enormous it was very well fitted out in a modern style. Very comfortable. Excellent dinner and breakfast. Three mins walk from the Lake and central to all the smart shops. Has its own carpark which they charge you for then it is Switzerland!

Room Tip: It is in a quiet road so no issues
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank judy011
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Key West
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

The Hotel is nice, clean and the stuff is very friendly. If I am on a business trip, I would stay there again. One positiv aspect - one of the reason I took it - free Wifi. Even if it should, thats not state of the art in many hotels!
The disadvantages:
The breakfast offered is ok if you are hungry, but I have seen better buffets - very small, no big choice - but its included / for free.
As stated on the info page the fitness center is "outside" - a real gym. +: a REAL gym, you have everything. -: if you want to just jump into the sauna after a long day, the gym closes at 22:00 :-/
Distance to center: you can reach everything per feet in Zurich, Bürkliplatz and Zuricher See are very near from the Hotel. But for the "center" Niederdorf there are enough other Hotels.

Room Tip: I was in the first floor. Ok with closed windows, if you prefer sleeping with open windows, ask for...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Erol A
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

Good, quiet, kind personal and great breakfast buffet!
A little bit expensive for the quality of the room, even if they are spacious.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Fabs71
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Property: Hotel Glaernischhof
Address: Claridenstrasse 30, Zurich 8002, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Enge
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 Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Zurich
#11 Family Hotel in Zurich
#11 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#14 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Glaernischhof 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The elegant four Star Hotel Glarnischhof is situated in the City Centre of Zurich. Nearby the Financial district the Bahnhofstrasse, the Kongresshaus, Tonhalle and to the lake of Zurich. Each and every room in the Hotel Glarnischhof is furnished stylish and contemporary. In all the rooms, our rich breakfast, the minibar selection, the whole Pay TV range, our Coffee and Tea assortment with our Tassimo Coffee machines and WIFI access are included in the room rates. Our 62 rooms are equipped with our comfortable and adjustable Airlux - Deluxe Mattresses and are responsible for a good and healthy sleep. To welcoming you at our hotel, we offer you a welcome drink upon arrival. On Top of that, you will find a plate with fresh fruits and a bottle of Mineral Water in your room. In add to make your stay even more remarkable, you have got free access to the adjoining Squash - and Fitnessclub "Luxor" inlcuding the use of sauna and steam bath. For guests who would like to make culinary experiences, we've got 2 different kinds of restaurant. At our "Restaurant Glarnischhof", you may enjoy our local cuisine with products from the region. This is where you will find delicate local food same as " Zurcher Geschnetzeltes " which is sliced veal served with Rosti, a potato specialty. In our Gourmet Restaurant "Le Poisson" we serve exquisite seafood and fresh fish courts. In case you don't want to eat fish, we of course also serve excellent meat menus. In the Restaurant Le Poisson, you receive 15% reduction as our hotel guests. The cozy ambience in our hotel bar, invites you to linger with a small snack, an aperitif or cocktails. ... more   less 
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Best Western Zurich
zürich Best Western

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