For those who love breakfast , this is a great little hotel. We were three family members staying two nights in Zurich, and given how expensive the hotels are here, we tried to find a place where we could share one room. Our room at Plattenhof was large, although it was a little cramped with the extra bed. The room was well equipped. The beds were very comfortable and firm, nice quality bed linens. Two large windows overlook a quiet residential street. The location is excellent; we could walk to the top of the Altstadt in 5 minutes, and we could walk to the tram stop in just two minutes ( to get to the Hauptbahnhof and from there to the airport.) Because it is right near the University/ ETH, many of those frequenting the hotel restaurant and bar are academics. Our room rate included breakfast, and we very much enjoyed the ample and healthy breakfast buffet. A friendly waitress immediately takes your coffee order and you can have cappuccino or espresso. The tea set up is excellent, with piping hot water and Twining teas in a good-sized pot. There are many choices of cereals, including crunchy granola and muesli. You can add toppings like walnuts, dates, or sunflower seeds. You can boil your own eggs, which we did both days. There was lots of fresh fruit available. The buffet included yogurts, wursts, ham, several cheeses, brown breads, and crisp croissants. Also lots of good homemade jams. After a breakfast like this, one might not need lunch. Overall, the service at the hotel is very good and the staff are friendly. They helped us with tram tickets and directions. They are happy to provide extras for no charge, like an iron, mini-fridge, or electric kettle. For Zurich, this is a good value. But given the awful exchange rate, a newcomer needs to adjust expectations. For just over 300 in USD terms, you would get a 5-star hotel in the US or even much of Europe. But in Zurich, this amount buys you a 3 star hotel. Hotel Plattenhof is a good 3-star hotel with comfortable rooms, good service, an excellent breakfast, free wifi, a great location, and overall a good value.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Plattenhof Hotel zürich