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“Spotlessly clean, helpful and friendly, and wonderfully convenient for the railway station”

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Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind
Ranked #67 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
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“Spotlessly clean, helpful and friendly, and wonderfully convenient for the railway station”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

We stayed just the one night, en route by train from UK to Venice. Arriving late afternoon we walked out of the station, over the river, crossed two streets… and there it was – a warm welcome only about 5 minutes away.

The desk staff gave us our free wi-fi details and we were shown up to our compact (but not tiny) room. Had we not already booked dinner in a nearby restaurant in advance, I’m sure we would have taken advantage of a discounted meal in the hotel’s highly regarded restaurant. Next time, perhaps!

Returning to the hotel later my wife and I enjoyed coffee and conversation with a bright and friendly waitress before turning in. All I can say about the room is that there was ample wardrobe storage, décor was modern and stylish with a hint of ‘cinema’, the bathroom was immaculate, and we slept like logs.

Our hotel highlight was undoubtedly breakfast, at an invitingly sunny window table with an amazing view over the busy streets below.

The ‘amazing’ part came when I suddenly spotted a little red tram shooting out of an office building to our left, then along a narrow bridge across the street directly in front of us at eye level (we were 2 or 3 storeys up). Was I hallucinating? Had my delicious boiled egg been ‘spiked’?

I was quite relieved to find that my wife had seen the little train too. Then discovered from another guest that it was a 100+ year-old tram service ferrying engineering students up the steep hill to the university. We spent the next 40 minutes over delicious coffee trying to catch it on camera, as nobody in Zurich could have asked for a better vantage point!

Breakfast, incidentally, was excellent and varied: meat, fruit, cereals, coffee, teas, juices, croissants, toast and boiled eggs.

In a nutshell, this little hotel was perfect for our brief overnight stay. In fact we would definitely return here were we to spend longer in Zurich in future. Brilliant, thank you everyone!

Room Tip: Be sure to grab a window table at breakfast!
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MalcMort
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dutheatre69, Manager at Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Guest

First of all we want to thank you for your detailed, witty and uplifting feedback. You can probably imagine how happy we all were to read your kind words, it sincerely made our day!

Since you loved the “Polybahn” so much we want to share some facts with you. The Polybahn was built 1889 back then it was water-driven and in 1897 it was converted to electric drive. Nowadays it transports every year approximately 2 million passenger, mostly students. It takes only 90 minutes to drive to the top but once you get there you are rewarded by a great view over the town and if the weather is good you can even see the Alps.

As you can see you have to come back for a longer stay and take a ride on this funicular. We are already looking forward to welcome you and your wife back to our hotel.

In meantime we wish you all the best!

Yours faithfully

Isabelle Schiegg
Manager
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

Stayed for one night before my flight back to SIngapore in December of 2009. Though the room I got is quite small (the size is similar to common japanese hotel room) but it is well kept. They also help arrange shuttle service to Zurich Airport. There is a small grocery shop nearby in case you want to buy food.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank wanderfoolife
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dutheatre69, Manager at Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for having taken the time to rate us. We take it as a very good sign that you remember us vividly after almost 4 years.

We hope you will get the chance to come back one day to Zurich, our doors are open for you at any time.

Yours faithfully

Isabelle Schiegg
Manager
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

hotel staff is very nice and helpful. our room is close to the street and the hotel has provided ear plug but we did not use it as there was no issue with the street noise. room is small but enough space for 2 of us and 2 big luggage. Room is very clean and comfortable and the hotel looks quite new.free wifi with good signal. location is good - 2 mins away from the tram station and within walk distance to the main train station and old town. We enjoyed the stay and will recommend to friends

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jenny X
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dutheatre69, Manager at Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for having taken the time to share your personal impressions. As you can imagine we are very pleased to hear that you had a great stay and that you are recommending us.

Last but not least we want to thank you for your feedback on our staff; it is always uplifting to get a feedback like yours and we will happily share it with them.

We hope to be able to welcome you back at the occasion of your next trip to Zürich.

Yours faithfully

Isabelle Schiegg
Manager
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

Stayed one night at this hotel, our room was on the top floor and we didn't have any issues with street noise or temperature in the room. Room was a dormer room but no problem with headroom, bed was comfortable, wifi was free and the signal strength was good. The hotel location was great, front desk staff very helpful, even bought our tram ticket from them for our trip to the airport. Would have no problem picking this hotel again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank sn0wb0under
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dutheatre69, Manager at Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Guest

First of all we hope you had a comfortable flight and got home safely. We also want to thank you for having taken the time to rate us on Tripadvisor and are overly happy that you had a good stay at our hotel.

We hope that you will find your way back to Zurich one day, our doors are open!


Yours faithfully

Isabelle Schiegg
Manager
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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stayed two nights there in mid-August during a business trip to Zurich, in a room on Level 2.

Good:
- Proximity to Zurich Main Station, Bahnhofstrasse shopping street and restaurants in the Niederdorf district
- Clean room

Bad:
- The noise coming from the street at night !!!

As mentioned by previous reviewers, there is no air-conditioning in most parts of the hotel (the lobby was very stuffy when I checked in on a warm Sunday afternoon). Although it would not have been a problem to sleep with the windows open as the nights were comfortably cool, throughout the nights, I could hear noises from people talking on the street below, car horns and emergency vehicle sirens (!!!). Normally I could still sleep well through minor disturbances, but I did wake up several times each night. I wonder how guests would cope during the winter months when it would be too cold to keep the windows open but stuffy with them closed (there were no air vents in my room - I checked).

Hence, if you're a light sleeper, I'd strongly suggest not to stay at this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank HkNoodleboy
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dutheatre69, Manager at Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback on Tripadvisor. It is vitally important to us, to receive honest feedbacks like yours.

Furthermore, we think it is very helpful for future guests to choose a hotel in the center of Zurich. It is true that due to the very central location we cannot offer quietness.

Moreover we are happy that you appreciated the cleanliness of our rooms since this a point where we can actually take control over.

We hope you will get us a second chance during the cooler month and wish you in meantime all the best

Yours faithfully

Isabelle Schiegg
Manager
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Bristol
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199 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Well situated hotel, close to the transportation links, tourist attractions and old town nightlife. Newly refurbished it was clean and comfortable and the wifi was free in the room.
The trams do start trundling past early in the morning and if you are a light sleeper as I am you will be roused early, even with the windows closed.

There is a restaurant, but when we asked to see a menu we were handed an A5 sheet showing a single choice for each course. I asked if they had another, larger menu. The receptionist smiled and said "Of course", looked in her desk draw and handed me an A4 sheet with exactly the same information on it.

We ate out.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank LuckyeddieBristol
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dutheatre69, Manager at Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your honest assessment about your stay in our hotel. Your feedback is very important to us. We are glad to hear that you found everything you needed nearby.
In order to keep the noise out we highly recommend you to close the electronic shutters and to use our free ear plugs.

It is true that our restaurant has a small but very exciting menu; our cook is changing the 6 course menu every 3 weeks and we hope you give him next time a chance to let you surprise.

We hope that you will be returning one day to Switzerland and to our hotel!

Yours faithfully

Isabelle Schiegg
Manager
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Panama City, Panama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed September 11, 2013

Ok, here's the thing. This hotel has everything going for it. The location is its biggest asset. The rooms are very nice and, I would assume, almost always comfortable.

Why, the always? Here's the first of the two issues. The room didn't have a/c (it's like in San Francisco, most of the hotels don't have a/c because of the cool nights), but our stay was during a not hot, but not cool night, so we had to keep the windows open.

Which brought us the second issue. The trams and buses (yes, perfect location I know) do go up and down the street quite often and they do make a lot of noise, so there went our level of comfort.

The rooms are very nice. Everything was clean and the mattress and pillows were soft. The bathroom had an adequate size and everything was functional.

The receptionists at the lobby were extremely courteous and helpful and always had a smile on their faces. We had free WiFi in our rooms and everything walking distance.

So I guess if I had gone in a cooler month I am sure my experience would have been much more pleasant. I would definitely stay in this hotel again, but it would have to be depending on the month I go to Zurich.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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dutheatre69, Manager at Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for having taken the time to share your impressions.

I think you said everything there is to say in a very good way from the reason for not having an AC to the possible noise due to the very central location.

Since these are points where we have little control we focus even more on our customer service and maintenance of the hotel and its rooms and we are glad to read that these points made a strong impression on you!

We hope to be able to welcome you back at another time of the year in order to convince you fully of our small hotel.

Yours faithfully

Isabelle Schiegg
Manager
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Property: Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind
Address: Seilergraben 69, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#56 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#61 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel du Theatre by Fassbind 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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