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“Clean, great location and a decent breakfast included”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Sorell Hotel Rutli

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Sorell Hotel Rutli
Ranked #34 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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Hove, United Kingdom
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“Clean, great location and a decent breakfast included”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

I stayed at the very centrally located Hotel Rutli for 2 nights in July 2013 and had a positive experience...

Perfect location in the old city, only a 2 minute walk from the tram stop Central and within a 10 minute walk to Zurich Station. Well positioned for touring the city on foot or by tram, the hotel is surrounded by bars and restaurants. You basically can't get a better location as a tourist.

The room was very well appointed and spotless. I also appreciated the free wifi and quality towels and linens in the room.

Breakfast was a nice treat, as it was plentiful and not over-crowded! Also very good coffee on demand.

I would stay here again based on the overall condition of the property and the unbeatable location. Recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear guest

Many thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.
We are very glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay.

We hope to see you again.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Spent three days here. Location is great, close to train station and old town of Zurich. We walked everywhere. Rooms were smallish but clean. Staff were reserved but helpful. Breakfast was ok but not as good as other ones we had. It is by a bit of a red light district at night. Kinda pricey but that's table stakes in Zurich.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Dear guests

Many thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.

We know the problem in the street, we are a small group of hotels and stores try to do something against it, but it is not easy.

We hope to see you again.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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Boca Raton, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I stayed at the Rutli for 3 nights on a solo trip to Switzerland. It was a 10 minute walk to the main train station which made it very convenient and central. My room was small, but clean and comfortable and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was modern and nice. The breakfast was simple but very good and the service was efficient, although not overly friendly. For the price, I thought it was a very good value and I would recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear guests

Many thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.

Hope to see you again.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

I was pleasantly surprised as this hotel has had some mixed reviews but I am happy to say I had a great stay. My room, a superior single, was spacious and nicely cool (the aircon worked perfectly) and there was also free high speed wifi which was great. The hotel itself is in a great location, in the centre of town by the river and 10 minutes walk from the lake and the train station. The staff were also great and very friendly.

I would definitely recommend this hotel and I will certainly be staying there next time I am in Zurich.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear guests

Many thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.

Hope to see you again.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

Stayed two nights on a business trip. Room was basic and not well prepared. Safe was locked open and not functional, ac not functioning, only one coffee capsule and basic toiletries with no shampoo or flannel. The wifi password had to be requested from reception not available in the room. Whilst all minor things not what you would expect and cumulatively resulted in an average rating. This did not feel like a home from home.

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, July 15, 2013
Dear guests

Many thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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Moama
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2013

We stayed for 4 days in a standard double room.The hotel was a short walk from the centeral train station. The hotel is located in the old Historic area of Zurich. We loved wandering the streets near the hotel and river each day and visiting historical sites.
The room was clean large and modern. It contained a huge king size bed. It had a coffee machine in each room and this was re stocked daily. The room also had a small fridge. The bathroom was of a good size ,modern and very well stocked. [ Shower only.....no bath ]
We found all the Hotel staff were kind, helpfull and very considerate.
The included breakfast was basic but was well presented and plentifull.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear guest

We are very glad to hear that you had an enjoyable stay.
We hope to see you soon in our hotel.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2013

Stayed at this hotel on a train trip through Switzerland and Austria ending in Budapest. Hotel room was very clean, front desk staff were very helpful and a good location close to the train station. We walked to the hotel and to the historic area of Zurich. Breakfast was very nice and had no issues with staff as others had reported. We only stayed one night in Zurich which was plenty to walk the Niederdorfstrasse and Bahnhofstrasse exploring churches and historical sites along the way. Ate at Zeughauskeller which was great.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, July 1, 2013
Dear guest

We are glad to hear that you were satisfied with us.
We hope to see you soon again in our hotel.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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Additional Information about Sorell Hotel Rutli

Property: Sorell Hotel Rutli
Address: Zaehringerstrasse 43, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Zurich
#40 Business Hotel in Zurich
#41 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sorell Hotel Rutli 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Zurich, at the entrance to the charming Niederdorf (lower town). Business and leisure guests will be pampered and surprised by our attentive host team. Especially relaxing of course is a stay in one of our Premium rooms. The hotel is surrounded by boutiques, restaurants, bars, museums, cinemas and theatres. Even the lake promenade and Zurich main station are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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