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“Great staff and location”
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Plattenhof Hotel
Ranked #61 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
San Luis Obispo, California
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great staff and location”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

We just stayed here for 2 nights in March. Great location - right next to two tram stops going to the old downtown area. The staff was wonderful. For our first time in Zurich and neither of us knowing German, they were very friendly and helpful. Definitely a great stay for a good price.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thomas S, Owner at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Thank you so very much for you kind words. We will pass on the nice compliments to all our staff. Hope to see you again soon.
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Cape town
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Just got back from my last trip to zurich. This Hotel is well located that it made it so easy to go arround town. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The staff is ever so fiendly. You have to try the italian Restaurant. I'll be back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Thomas S, Owner at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Google Translation
Besten Dank, dass Sie sich die Mühe genommen haben eine Bewertung zu schreiben. Gerne werde ich die netten Worte an unsere Mitarbeiten weitergeben.
In der Hoffrnung Sie bald wieder als Gast begrüssen zu dürfen wünsche ich Ihnen eine gute Zeit.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 1, 2012

Stayed here 2 night for a conges at the ZUrich University, which is located only five minutes away. Hotel is only short hop from tram-station and good accessible with public transport.
The hotel itself is rather small and quiet. My room was small, with a (surprisingly) futon bed, which made me feel as if I was almost sleeping on floor-level, The bed itself, however was good. Small bathroom with shower. As an extra there is a Playstation (or Nintendo) in the room; in the lobby you can get DVD (free of charge?) to watch in your room. Breakfast was decent.
The hotel is nice enough for a couple of nights for a business trip in Zurich, but if I were on holiday I would prefer something else.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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Thomas S, Owner at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, March 20, 2012
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write your comment. We are taking these very seriously. I am going to pass on your niced complimnet to our staff. Hoping to see you again soon at our hotel.
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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed November 25, 2011

In the heart of the university area of Zurich, the Plattenhof is a nice boutique hotel with a trendy restaurant. The room was a little small though very adequate. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was fine. Wifi worked perfectly until 1am when it seems that everything in Switzerland goes to bed. Breakfast was very nice and the staff was very friendly. I look forward to staying again on my next trip to Zurich and to exploring the area a bit more.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, April 20, 2012
Thank you very much for your postive comment. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are happy to offer all our guests FREE INTERNET ACCESS to our high speed wifi which has just been upgraded in March 2012. Looking forward to welcoming you soon again at our hotel.
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

If you have any business with the ETH (Switzerland's MIT) or The university hospital, there is no better location. I have stayed here for many years and it is a real unfussed home from home. The staff are wonderfully friendly and cannot do enough for you. Claudio the chef makes sure that you eat what you want, menu or not.
It is a small boutique like hotel with very originally decorated rooms. The nearby tram station takes you everywehre in no time. My last visit was last Tuesday 25.10.2011, the more often you go the better it gets. The simplicity without fuss is what I appreciate.

Room Tip: Take a high floor 3 or 4th, I like room 310
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

We recently spent 4 nights at this hotel and the experience was good. The hotel was just as we expected from the reviews on here. Clean and functional. Location was excellent, just a quick walk away from 2 tram stops and a jump and a skip from the old town. Staff was helpful. I would like to take this opportunity to extend a special acknowledgement to Julia who went out of her way to give us tips about Zurich and the surrounding areas. We had no plans to go to Lucerne but based on her recommendation we took a ride out there and it turned out to be the highlight of the whole trip. We enjoyed our stay in Zurich and Plattenhof was a good choice.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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Houston, Texas
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66 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 1, 2011

Being at a meeting at the University, I appreciated the convenience of 1-2 block walks, the rates were considerably higher than the meeting had published, but I had I believe an upgraded room. The decor is decent and almost sophisticated, the staff at the front despite other comments were very helpful. The prices though are for Americans just out of sight, ridiculous, in part because of dollar exchanges. The breakfast is better again than most comments, certainly ample.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Plattenhof Hotel
Address: Plattenstrasse 26 | 8032 Zurich, Zurich 8032, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#29 Business Hotel in Zurich
#38 Family Hotel in Zurich
#39 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Plattenhof Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Design Hotel Plattenhof with its 37 quiet rooms lies in the heart of Zurich, tucked away in the quiet university neighborhood and only 10 minutes walking distance from the picturesque old town and the lake of Zurich. Museums, theaters, the opera, the university hospital, the ETH and a vast selection of restaurants and cafes are located in the area. The hotel offers free wifi internet access, an Italian restaurant Sento, a cozy bar, garden terrace, meeting facilities and parking garage. Our staff will go the extra mile to make you feel at home with us. The streetcar no. 10 Takes you straight to the airport in just half an hour. ... more   less 
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