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“from another era”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Limmathof

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Limmathof
Ranked #87 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2013

An old hotel in the city centre. Clean rooms (we asked for a non smoking room) and it was nice and warm while it was freezing outside. We had a room at the backside which was not that noisy. Free Wifi does not work in all the bedrooms but does downstairs in a library room.
A real nice breakfast place just next to the hotel and many more in the area. Many restaurants in the neighbourhood. If you only need a bed this is an ok place to stay.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I know that Zurich is expensive, but I guess maybe I did expect a little more of Limmathof on the aesthetics side.
The pros:
-Location is great - close to the train station and main local lines.
-The room was clean
-The price was better than most we could find
-The place felt safe and secure

The cons:
-Friday night was super loud!! So loud! But we did expect that after seeing the nearby surroundings that day. I put in some earplugs and fell asleep easily. For some reason, Saturday night was not loud.
-Don't expect more than a dorm room for ammenities. There is a bed, a closet, a tiny bathroom and a desk. No extra lights, no extra outlets, no decoration. If you don't plan on hanging out there long, then it's no big deal.

The so-so:
-There are two separate mattresses to make a 'double' bed. Not too comfy, but not terrible.
-Even in cool weather our room was very warm. We tried to open the windows when we could, but on Friday night the volume outside was a little prohibitive on that.

For the price in comparison to the rest of the city, I think it was an ok deal. Our friends stayed at the Best Western about a mile away and their place was much nicer, even though the same size. They did pay a little more than us though.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Trento, Italy
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 2012

First, the room was very clean, which I think is one of the most important things in a hotel.

Unfortunately, the mattress had some uncomfortable lumps in bad places, so a good night's sleep was not to be had.

WiFi was free and available from the lobby. I was also lucky and could get a signal in some places in my room.

My biggest complaint is the lack of sound isolation. I could hear several other televisions and the elevator was just outside my door. The hotel quieted down significantly after midnight, but still, the TVs were a bit annoying.

The bathroom was also clean, but I prefer a shower that doesn't let the water escape to the rest of the bathroom --- in this case, the shower basin was a depression in the tile floor and there was a simple curtain that did not reach the ground. OK, the sink didn't get wet, but the floor in front of the sink did, and I took what I think was a reasonable shower.

The staff was kind and efficient and spoke very good English.

The location across from the train station is almost unbeatable. It's also next door to the funicular to get up to the main building of ETH and the trams are just outside. Similarly, one of the main downtown walking streets with plenty of restaurants starts at the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Hotel Limmathof is in a great location central to Zurich. The train station is within walking distance, and there is a public transportation stop right at the corner of this hotel. The hotel charges you for WiFi access, but you can get a free connection at the Starbucks right next door. Our room was on one of the higher floors facing a side street, so it wasn't as noisy as it would have been facing the main street. There are a lot of restaurants and shops near the hotel, and Co-op supermarket is right across the bridge which is handy for cheap foods & snacks. It's a budget hotel but clean and comfortable. I felt secure in the building and in the surrounding neighborhood.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Grover Beach, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2012 via mobile

This hotel was in a great location near the Bahnhof. Convenient to most of the transportation and sights in Zurich. Staff (especially Marcus) was very friendly and helpful. Room was dated, but extremely clean, comfortable, and quiet. We had arrived from the US early in the morning and our room was ready. Nothing fancy, but was perfect for sleeping and sightseeing. Definitely a better rate than most of the other hotels in Zurich.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Hotel Limmathof is a very comfortable hotel, very tidy rooms, close to all services, e.g shops, amenities, transport, railway station, and tourist areas, e.g. Lake Zurich. Very friendly and helpful staff. Reasonably priced.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Limmathof
Address: Limmatquai 142, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #87 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Limmathof 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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