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Plattenhof Hotel
Ranked #55 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Munich, Germany
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4 reviews
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“a place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

Hotel Plattenhof is located close to the famous university of Zurich and the even more famous Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule as well as the University hospital. It offers very nice rooms, modern bathrooms, excellent beds (!) and opulent breakfast. The staff is extremely friendly. I especially liked the evening bar, a little something before going to sleep.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, November 11, 2013
Dear guest,
we thank you very much for sharing your about our hotel with others. It's our pleasure that you enjoyed our comfortable beds, the breakfast, the bar and our staff. Hopefully we can welcome you soon again to our hotel.
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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013

This hotel was very easy to find and very convenient to Old Zurich. The staff were very helpful and spoke English. They have a bar which serves both inside and out. The room was very large and clean. the bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast was amazing! It was about a 10 minute walk to Lake Zurich and many different places to eat.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Annette,
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel and for sharing your feedback. It is a pleasure to hear that you enjoyed the location, the staff, the bar, the free wifi and especially our free breakfast.
As you booked one of our deluxe rooms, you were able to enjoy the largest room.
We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again to our hotel.
Peter Sidler
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a well managed (mute point in switzerland?) cozy hotel ideal if you have business in the area of the Universities as it is conveniently located.
Very courteous staff and decent breakfast.
My room was small, but comfortable. Not sure whether it was just my room but the bed sits very low, almost on the ground.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest
We thank you very much for staying with us and for your positive feedback. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed our service, the location near to the city centre and the university, and our staff and breakfast.
Some of our rooms have futon style beds, and many guests do love these beds. But if you prefer a "regular" bed please do not hesitate to ask for it when you make your next reservation.
Looking forward to welcoming you soon back to our hotel.
Best regards
Peter Sidler
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

Well located hotel near tram stops and ten minutes walk from the city centre. Beds a bit uncomfortable and pillows too soft and saggy. Clean rooms and excellent breakfast - all round a good hotel but nothing amazing. Very convenient if visiting the university hospital,

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for staying at our hotel and for your feedback.
We are sorry to hear that you found our pillows too soft. Our rooms all have two medium filled pillows, however we offer "hard filled" pillows upon request. So please do not hesitate to ask for them when you stay with us again.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.
Peter Sidler
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Cheshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

We stayed here following personal recommendation. It's about ten to fifteen minutes' walk from the hub of the Altstadt which when we stayed was not a bad idea as the Zuri-flaesht was going on meaning the city centre was very busy and noisy. It is located in the University area of the city and is just a couple of minutes' walk from a tram stop.

The hotel is clean and small. I would not describe as boutique; perhaps boutique-aspiring. The room we stayed in was small compared to equivalent hotels. The futon-style bed rather took us aback. There was no air-conditioning which we found surprising given the summers Switzerland gets. That made sleeping difficult.

The breakfast was satisfactory if a little basic and standard but nonetheless filling. We ate in the hotel restaurant on one evening (open only Monday-Friday) and were impressed at the quality of the food served.

The welcome we got from the member of staff on reception was less than friendly although all other members of staff were happy souls. The reception area opens up into a small but quiet bar area and there is also an atrium where one can sit.

In terms of value-for-money, nothing in Switzerland is cheap and I suppose for the price we paid it was reasonable for what it was in context.

Would I stay there again? Maybe, but not automatically. It is a 3* establishment; no more.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest
Thank you very much for your feedback, which helps us to improve our services.
Being located in a historic townhouse building we are not allowed to install air-conditioning into our hotel, however we always provide ventilators during summer to keep the rooms cool. Zurich's hot days with temperatures over 30 degrees celsius are not very numerous, which eases the problem.
We will focus on our training for our staff to have them providing a more ambitious and passionate service for all of our guests.
Looking forward to welcoming back to our hotel soon.
Peter Sidler
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Turku, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2013

A nice and cozy hotel in a quiet area, but only a few steps from the center of the city. Lobby is small, but cozy with a nice bar. My room was nice with windows on two sides. Bed was low futon type bed, I slept well, but I prefer regular beds. Bathroom was nice and clean. WiFi is free. Breakfast was good, a nice selection of hot and cold food. Service was friendly.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Guest
We thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel, escpecially the quietness of our rooms, the free wifi, the comfortable bed (some of them are futton-style) and the free breakfast buffet.
We are looking forward to welcoming you back to our hotel upon your next trip to Switzerland.
Peter sidler
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Haifa District, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

we stayed in this hotel for 5 nights, its small hotel in the middle of zurich, not a 4 star but the service is very good, rooms are clean although a bit small, the breakfast was ok but limited choice , the location is excellent just a few steps away from a tram station and 1 station away from the cental station and from there you can practically get anywere in zurich. all in all its a good 3 star hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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PeterPlattenhof, Manager at Plattenhof Hotel, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear guest
We thank you very much for your feedback and are happy to hear that - all in all - you enjoyed your stay at the Plattenhof hotel. We will try to improve our breakfast choice and added some new products from local farmers, such as local cheese and local yoghurt.
We hope to meet your expectations better whenever you come back to our hotel.
Best regards
Peter sidler
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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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