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“A Grand Hotel at a Reasonable Price”
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Hotel Rothaus
Ranked #123 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Rochester, New York
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“A Grand Hotel at a Reasonable Price”
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Seems like everything in Zurich is expensive and to find Hotel Rothaus at a reasonable price, makes a trip to Zurich more manageable for the budget travelers. My recent travels in the Swiss, Austrian, and Italian Alps led me to this hotel, as I was on a budget and didn't want to break my bank. Hotel Rothaus is fairly inexpensive for a hotel in Zurich, but it's still pricey when comparing it to my other hotels in Innsbruck and Bozen/Bolzano. The hotel is situated near the Zürich Hauptbahnhof HB (main railway station) and the city center. It is very easy to get around for sight-seeing and traveling in/out of the city. Also, want to mention that Hotel Rothaus is close to the lively entertainment district. Be aware of this, as it may be too noisy and busy for families with young children. The hotel is nicely designed and the rooms are spacious. Almost forgot about the breakfast. The breakfast is really delicious, especially if you like fresh fruits and dried fruits. Come to think of it, the breakfast area was also where I met Bryan Nelson from Whisker Wars on the Independent Film Channel IFC. He was traveling through the Alps with his family and we had a jolly good time discussing our travels. Plain and simple Hotel Rothaus is the way to go if staying in the capital city of Zurich.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I found it on Trivago, totally by accident. A very important reason for me was the attractive price and the location - very close to Zurich Main Railway Station. It means the transportation to and from the Airport is very easy and the train connections to the countryside are by hand. I was told by receptionist, hotel is operating in this brick old fashion house just 6 years. Before it was a red light meeting place. Now the rooms, corridors and the groundfloor restaurant are renovated. The bed cloths are fresh and settle , rooms are not to spacy ( but enough) , similar to 2 star Ibis rooms, the bathrooms are clean, towels are fresh and really white. You can choose between american breakfast and full breakfast. Every meal, breads, eggs, yoghurts, milk, coffee, tea, juice - everything was freash. One minus - during the nights the area is noisy because of surrounding night bars and 24-hrs open shops. But the atmosphera of the hotel is lovely.. With pleasure i will return here.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

10 mins slow walk from Zurich HB train station, rooms spacious (we stayed in a triple room), toilet decent, lift available, breakfast quite good, staff very helpful, decent bar, wifi available, lots of eateries around and heart of Zurich is quite close. Value for money

  • Stayed June 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Booked one night as good reviews and close to main station. Due to extensive roadworks around this area it was a little difficult dragging cases for the 10 minute walk. However learned the 31 bus goes right by the door so thereafter used it.

Arrived early - no availability for early checkin - left bags - enjoyed a good coffee before venturing out for the day. Upon checking in staff friendly and efficient. Due to older building with added lift go to floor above and walk down stairs. Just one of those quirky things. The room was very large but sparsely furnished. Just a few hooks for hanging, bedside shelf and counter - plenty of room to put baggage on floor. Bathroom quite tiny though - not much room at all. No added extras but I was able to borrow a hair dryer.

With window open lots of fresh air and street sounds - we closed it to sleep - double glazing meant minimal noise = good sleep. Large comfortable bed. Really clean room.

We had the breakfast with small choice of good food - cereal with yoghurt, cold meat and cheese, great breads, juice and good coffee. Good value and service with a smile.

Yes the area is bustling with activity and it is interesting to stand outside and take in the atmosphere. I did not feel unsafe.

So my opinion is that I had a good experience - it is a budget hotel which is clean with good service. However it is quite a distance to the old town and main tourist area but if you are fit it is walkable or you can use public bus / tram easily.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

I have been staying here since 6 years whenever I am in Zürich.
The hotel is nicely refurbished, superclean, the beds are perfect. And I love the neighbourhood!
Too bad for the slow wifi, but they told me it will be fixed.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

The hotel is clean with ok size rooms. Sometimes it gets a bit noisy but not too bad. The hotel is 15 minutes from the center of Zurich with either the tram or the bus. If I was to come again I would probably stay here again for business.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

We had booked a one night stay at the Hotel Rothaus based on price and proximity to the train station. The only good thing I can say about this hotel is that it is in fact close to the train station. The location is clearly centered in a red light district with prostitutes and drug dealers walking the street and if you venture out at night to find a place to eat, you can count on being approached and followed by them. It gave us a very unsafe feeling. If that were the only problem, I would have given a higher rating and suggested you just stay in after dark. But, the loud noises on the street from the numerous bars continued to all hours of the night as the hotel permitted a loud party to go on in one of the upstairs rooms. For the longest time, we assumed this was noise from the street which is bad enough but at some point in the morning, we realized the noise was coming from within the building. The worst of all of this is that when we complained in the morning, we were called liars and offered no satisfaction of any kind. All we were looking for was a decent night of rest and I can tell you, this is not the place to stay if that is what you are looking for...trust me.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Hotel Rothaus
Address: Sihlhallenstrasse 1, Zurich 8004, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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Ranked #123 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Rothaus 2*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Central location and personal serviceThis island in the lively Langstrasse district of town offers open and personal service, thus ensuring the comfort and wellbeing of guests.A warm welcomeCentrally located and easy to reach - this is the ideal place to socialize, make contacts and discover urban Zurich. ... more   less 
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