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Seerose Resort & Spa
Certificate of Excellence
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
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Reviewed November 11, 2011

I was at the Seerose for a two-day seminar. The location is nice and quite, the staff is helpful, and the breakfast was very good.

The place is as clean as you wold expect for a five-star hotel. You may or may not like the stile of the interior. They tried hard to interface modern with classic, not always successfully, though.

My room (113) was a sheer let-down. Finding the light switches and operating the water tap was a bit of an IQ test. The bed was hard and uncomfortable, and I woke up early unable to fall asleep again. The desk was unpractical. Again it was hard to find the power plug, and the desk-light (also used as bedside light) works best if you are left-handed. Again, the (modern) stile of the room is debatable. I didn't like the (fake) tropical-looking wood.

Unfortunately our dinner was at the Thai Restaurant, which is only slightly better than average. Me and my colleagues felt that the rice was dry and hard (al dente, if we were talking pasta). The wine served (Amarone) with the food was a mismatch (I don't know whose idea it was, though). The background Thai music was a nuisance,

Hotel Seerose pretends to be an "extraordinary desing hotel", a claim which is not fully sustantiated. Not even the five stars are fully appropriate. I will not be here again unless I have to.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Seerose-Familie, Inhaber at Seerose Resort & Spa, responded to this review, November 17, 2011
Dear Hans L,

We would like to thank you for your detailed feedback regarding your stay with us. We feel quite honoured that you compare our hotel with five stars hotels! Our staff will be happy about your positive statements!

As you recognised and we agree with you, design is indeed purely a matter of taste. Therefore, we are glad to offer different styles in our two hotel buildings: the 17 rooms of our Hotel Seerose Classic are designed in the style of “natural chic”. Inspired by nature: sand, driftwood, stone, weathered wood and natural linen in perfect harmony. The incredibly subtle nuances of colours and materials found only in nature have the effect of making nearby Lake Hallwil appear even more blue. "Natural chic" - a style that avoids showiness in favour of natural, complementary materials. It helps you to relax and creates a harmonious atmosphere of wellbeing, allowing guests to get away from the everyday look-a-like while still enjoying modern creature comforts.

On the other hand, the Hotel Seerose Elements is designed after the four elements fire, water, earth and air. Your room was on the first floor, designed in the sign of water, beautifully reflecting blue shades. Set against the lightness of the bamboo floor, the flowing grain in the specially designed and real zebrano wood furniture subtly reinforces the theme of water, its warm tones providing the necessary counterpoint to the cooler blue and green tones of the walls and soft furnishings.
The bathrooms are equipped with tabs in the “quadro – design” by the famous italian company Gessi. They convince in style, but, as we agree with you, they are not very easy to handle. The two Artemide-lights can be used on both desk or bed sides and secure an ideal working- or reading light. Due to our philosophy and values, we are exclusively working with real designers and their furniture. However, we must admit that such design might not always be practicable to use.
In our new building, the Seerose Cocon (opening in May 2013), we will offer both rather soft and hard mattresses to fulfil all our customers needs and wants for a relaxing and dreamlike sleep.

We would be delighted to welcome you again in our 4 star design & lifestyle Hotel Seerose.

Best regards,

Felix Suhner and your Seerose Family
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Reviewed October 8, 2011

I stayed in Seerose 5 days to attend a seminar, real amazing location on lake (Hallwilersee), very cheerful staff, room space was comfortable and food was fine.
If you need a break for relaxation, for sure I recommend this small elegant hotel.

Room Tip: Choose room with lake view... really nice
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Seerose-Familie, Inhaber at Seerose Resort & Spa, responded to this review, October 20, 2011
Dear "Hossamaze"

Thank you so much for your positive feedback on Tripadvisor! The lake of Hallwil is a romantic seeting for short breaks also in winter time. Enjoy some time for yourself, a walk along the lake and culinary delights in one of our two restaurants: Restaurant Seerose with swiss-french cuisine or Restaurant Samui-Thai with royal-thai cuisine.

We look forward to welcoming you again in one of our hotels for one of your next breaks - just have a look at Sonne Balance Hotel or Hotel Bad Bubendorf.

Best regards,

Your Seerose Family
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Reviewed March 13, 2011

Conference hotel located snuggled in the hills with a beautiful lake to feast ones eyes on.

Staff: Friendly. couteous and helpful at all times

Rooms: Each floor has an "element" theme (Sun, Water etc) and is styled accordingly. Modern, quirky design with esoteric undertones - An oasis of comfort. Expresso machine, internet access...they really thought of everything....however, the only negative point - the toilet is located in the room and is seperated by a transparent curtain......if your sharing with someone, you will really get to hear and smell everything in dolby digital!!

Moving along swiftly, the hotel has two restaurants - one Thai (take time with you - food is excellent but it takes an eternity). The second restaurant, located in the old building by the lake, serves a wonderful and succulent variety of local produce - the fish is excellent. Breakfast in the morning is how a hotel breakfast should be. Broad and varied assortment of chesses, meats, breads...the works. Sets up up perfectly for the day.
Fazit: Highly recomendable. I've been there 4 times and will return

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Thank mcwilliam32
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Hotel_Seerose, Inhaber at Seerose Resort & Spa, responded to this review, March 23, 2011
Dear „Swiss Roll“

We would like to thank you for your kind report on Tripadvisor and your various visits at our hotel! We are grateful for any supporting feedback and are taking these truly serious. A continuous improvement and an exceptional business excellence are our main targets.

For your next stay with us, we will remind your wish to have a separate bathroom in your room when travelling with another person. At the “Elements”, separated bathrooms are available at the rooms within the element “air”. Or experience our new rooms at the “Classic”, decorated in the authentic style of “natural chic” – radiating an atmosphere of well-being and relaxation.

To secure a fast service at our royal thai restaurant Samui-Thai, please mention your wish for a fast service while ordering and enjoy the unique atmosphere and excellent food of Thailand on the banks of Lake Hallwil.

We would enjoy having you with us again at the Seerose Classic & Elements!

Best regards from the Seerose-Family

HOTEL SEEROSE Classic & Elements

Felix Suhner, Entrepreneur
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Reviewed July 15, 2008

This is a beautiful resort right on a lake. I stayed in the 'Classic' section of the hotel which means it has traditional decor. I loved my room and bathroom and especially loved the in room expresso maker. The front desk staff were very helpfull and accommodating. The restaurant was very nice and overlooks the lake. I was there on business during the winter but would love to return with my husband for a vacation. It looks like it might be fun place to be in the summer.

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  • Disliked — expensive
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled on business
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Property: Seerose Resort & Spa
Address: Seerosenstrasse 1, Meisterschwanden 5616, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Aargau > Meisterschwanden
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Hotel Class:4 star — Seerose Resort & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A hotel rich in tradition. The Seerose Resort & Spa offers everything you need for a stay on the shore of Lake Hallwil. The Hotel consists of the Seerose Classic in style of natural and chic, the stunning tower hotel Seerose Elements, built and furnished according to the four elements: fire, water, earth and air. The Seerose Cocon in style of a boathouse with the Thai Spa as the heart of our spa area. 91 modern and charming hotel rooms, up-to-date conference and banquet rooms, restaurants in all the three design venues, including the Thai restaurant Samui-Thai, the stylish Restaurant Seerose with Swiss-French cuisine, and the Restaurant Cocon, where the focus is on SwissThai fare - a blend of local products suffused with the culinary diversity of Thailand. ... more   less 
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