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“Central and comfortable”
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Hotel City Zurich
Ranked #68 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Dresden, Germany
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Central and comfortable”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Nice hotel, which is very close to the main station (5min walking distance). The rooms are clean and comfortable. The bathroom is a bit small, but serves its purpose.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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zoe17
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206 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2012

This hotel is located about 5 blocks from the main train station, so all of the things we wanted to see and do in Zurich were within walking distance. And there was a large grocery store within a block of the hotel.

I had a single room, which was a nice size, and it overloooked a beautiful patio, where my travel partners and I had a picnic supper one evening. The hotel had air conditioning which worked well.

Hotel staff was very gracious in answering questions.

Breakfast was very good.

The hotel provided a computer for guest use, and it worked well.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed June 12, 2012

Conveniently located with respect to the train station, a 10 minute walk from the pedestrian old town. This means that the hotel is relatively quiet as compared to those along the busier pedestrian streets, but the restaurant options right around it are more limited. The walks to the other side of the river or to the tram or train station are all extremely convenient, however. The wifi is faster than my cable at home. The room sizes vary tremendously. I had a business single which was large, especially for a European hotel room, and comes with a sizable bathroom + bathtub; the standard single on the other hand is quite small, including a tiny shower stall. I don't know if they've renovated recently but in contrast to other reviews, my room had very effective A/C. There is a nice terrace on the top floor, a convenient meeting room, and a tasty breakfast. Very clean, friendly and helpful English-speaking staff. All in all, great value, especially for Zurich.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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Ireland
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

I stayed there for seven nights. My room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. They provide free wireless internet of reasonable speed and free papers. The location is very central, 2 minutes walk to a tram/bus stop for about 5 different lines and about 10 minutes walk to the central station. Everybody was very friendly and professional.

My only minor gripe is about the breakfast. There was almost no meat/ham, but apparently this is not uncommon in Switzerland. The croissants, rolls, etc were certainly excellent and made up for it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
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New York City, New York
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232 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2012 via mobile

My review of City Hotel, Zurich, is based on a long weekend stay for pleasure, rather than business. I'll keep it in categories for ease of reference.

Location: superb. Located minutes walking distance away from the main train station (Zurich HB) and all main tourist attractions are in easy walking distance or can be reached by tram - also within easy walking distance. One downside is that the hotel itself is located on a busy street so weekend nights can be noisy.

Comfort: not very good, I'm afraid. My biggest problem was being placed in a smoking room despite requesting (in my very early booking) a non-smoking room. When I asked why I wasn't accommodated, I was told it's not guaranteed. If that's the case, it should be in the terms and conditions AND I should be advised so I can make other arrangements. As it was, they couldn't change rooms for me until night two so I had a very poor night's sleep. This whole hotel also has no air conditioning so the tiny lift feels like a sauna and the hotel/rooms are stifling. The bathroom is minuscule with a shower cubicle fit for a Liliputian. The bed is only okay but I have a bad back so I can't judge it for sure. Walls are also paper thin. I can hear next door cough.

Service: mixed. I get a strong sense of efficiency but not really friendliness, perse. They definitely weren't rude, but they also didn't shine. My room change request was met first with an incredulous laugh then a sullen fulfilment of the request.

Cleanliness: as far as the room itself - good. The smoke smell? Not good.

Value: I guess CHF390 is value for three nights when you consider it's Switzerland but for this hotel? Not so much. I can't imagine what business travellers think of the standard.

Bonuses: free Wifi and free breakfast, which is satisfactory.

Summary: if I return to Zurich, I'll be choosing a different hotel.

Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 3, 2012

I stayed there one night due to a problem with the swiss railway (room was paid by SBB), i would probably have picked something nicer for myself, but it did the job for a few hours of sleep. Otherwise, it is not a really a "tourist-friendly hotel".
What i really dislike was the smell of smoke. It was really strong. I was too tired to ask for another room due to the fact it was so late. In case it was indeed a smoking-room, the receptionist should ask first. Otherwise, the cleaning service should not rent out a room before the smell is gone,

On the plus side:
Location is excellent, walking distance from the main station, and staff was really friendly (although i checked in at 2am). Wifi is free. Amenities are ok, apart from the dreadful smell, it was clean and relatively modern.

On the negative side (apart from the smell)
The single room is more like a cabin-hotel room, so small and the linen are really average quality. There is no A/C in the room, only a big fan that looks right from the 80s.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Bangkok, Thailand
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56 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2012

Coneveint stay
-closed to main station which means you can go anyway in Switzerland.
-friendly staff
-very clean
-closed to major attractions.
-recomend to see more reviews in booking.com (Hotel City Zürich-same hotel).

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Hotel City Zurich
Address: Loewenstrasse 34, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#36 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#46 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel City Zurich 3*
Number of rooms: 60
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