BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Zuercherhof,  Zurich

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Zaehringerstrasse 21, 8001, Zurich, Switzerland - See map
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The BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Zuercherhof is a small but charming hotel for both tourists and business travellers and offers best value for money. It is located in the centre of the historic old town and just a few walking minutes from the Zurich main railway station and the world famous shopping streets. Enjoy Swiss hospitality in recently renovated (2014), elegant, modern and quiet non smoking rooms with plenty of comfort. Here you will feel well and just like home. Especially convenient for business travellers. WLAN (HSIA) is available in all rooms and areas free of charge. You can also access the Internet through the smart TV. Enjoy your stay. A city tax of 2. 50 CHF per person, per day is to be paid directly at the hotel.

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  • 4
    « Much better than it looks :) »

    From it outside, it doesnt look like much but once you open your bedroom door, you will have a smile on your face. Lovely comfortable bed and spacious room. As much as i wanted to sleep with the windows open, the church bells will drive you nuts so dont do that to yourself. Your first 6 drinks in your mini bar are free (includes water, soda and a beer) which definitely classifies as a perk. But remember to check your bar when you checkin as i only had 3 (sad face) Bear in mind, that the restaurant leads into the foyer and they love a fondue/raclette grill which means that the foyer smells a bit like off cheese throughout the evening but doesnt permeat into your bedroom so dont worry. Definitely worth the money and the location is great. Its only a 20 minute walk to the ferry terminal and 10 mins in either direction to the museums. Its also only 8 mins from the Central Station and the tram to the airport is just around the corner. There is a supermarket nearby called Coop (its on the bridge when you walk over from the Central Station), so its ideal to go buy some cheaper food as Zurich is extortionately expensive.

    4
    « A hidden gem »

    Stayed here one night before heading to Lucerne with my wife and friends- the staff was super cordial and attentive - but I was a little concerned because the lobby looked very pedestrian. Got up to our room and was shocked in a very pleasant way. Virtually everything was new - including the bathroom fixtures. If quarters in the bathroom were a little cramped it was offset by GREAT design work. Typical Swiss- a place for everything and everything in its place. Would stay here again in a heartbeat ??

    5
    « Great location, great price, GREAT Service »

    We arrived into Zurich on a sleeper train around 8am, and wanted to drop luggage off prior to check-in. Front desk staff were very accommodating with allowing us to leave it with them so we could tour around Zurich for the day. On check-in, the desk agent advised us of the free breakfast starting at 7am, to which I replied that we would actually be leaving the hotel for a day-trip on the Bernina Express and would be out well before the breakfast started. He then offered and provided a bag lunch for my wife and I to take with us the next day. Very impressed with this! Room was on the 3rd floor, a corner room which was really spacious given our experiences thus far with hotel rooms in Europe. Free beverages in the minifridge, bed was comfortable, shower was great the next morning (bathroom was on the tight side, but still very functional.) and enough power outlets available (including one that stayed on permanently without the key in the master switch) to charge devices while you're out. We stayed in October, so did not need any air conditioning, which the hotel lacks, but made up for with fans in the room. Breakfast on the departure morning was very adequate, but the dining room it's served in is quite dark. Given it's not just for breakfast, one can understand that. If I'm ever back in Zurich, will definitely stay again.

    4
    « Great Location »

    Close to the main train station, old town Zurich, and river. Staff very helpful and friendly. Room was very comfortable with a nice size bathroom. Breakfast was very good. Had dinner in the restaurant as we wanted authentic Swiss cuisine and it did not disappoint. It was busy on a Saturday night, and not all the diners were tourists; that's a good sign.

    4
    « Excellent stay-9 Sep.16 »

    This Hotel was a great location, relatively close to lake A special shout out for the extremely warm and co-operative staff. Breakfast was limited but nice with a daily provision of apples at lobby and a minibar (completely free; included bottled water as well) All in all highly recommended The only thing we missed on was the fondue because the restaurant shut down at 10.

    5
    « Terrific Location »

    We stayed two nights in Zurich and this was an excellent choice. The hotel was clean and very comfortable. It was an easy walk to the train station, shopping, and restaurants. It was a wonderful jumping-off point for the rest of our vacation in Alsace.

    5
    « A great one week stay »

    I stayed here as a solo traveler while staying in Zurich for a week. My room was clean and comfortable, and a great deal for this city. If you are traveling alone, I recommend the single room. The room had all sorts of little things packed into it that I often don't find in fancier hotels- such as it had an outlet next to the bed for phone charging, plenty of counter space to set things on in the bathroom, fridge, teapot, shelf with an outlet next to the full length mirror, little balcony, storage corner for suitcase. The 6 included drinks in the minibar were a perk and the included breakfast was great and a good value since food is expensive in Switzerland. The breakfast staff was very nice and helpful and provided better service than most restaurants I went to in Switzerland. The front desk staff were very nice and the 1300 check in time was nice to be able to get in my room earlier than usual after the transatlantic flight. I found the location to be great- easy walk to the train station, bus station (where day tours met), many restaurants, and sights so it saved time and money from having to ride the streetcar many places. As a female traveling alone, I felt safe here. I know some of the other reviews mentioned the "ladies" working outside- while I saw a few outside, it was not bothersome at all and I've seen much worse in downtown areas in Paris or eastern Europe.

    5
    « Nice hotel in the old town of Zurich »

    This newly renovated Best Western hotel was a pleasant surprise upon arrival after a long day of travel. Friendly staff, nice restaurant, right in the heart of old town district. No air conditioning, but just open the windows and feel the nice cool clean air of Zurich Switzerland. A short walk from the train station. My wife and I will definitely stay at this hotel again when we return to Zurich.

    5
    « Perfect Spot to see Zurich! »

    We stayed only one night, but arrived into Zurich very early in the morning. They were able to get us into our room at 11:30am. It's a very comfortable, clean room! Don't bother complaining about the temperature. If it's warm out it will be a little warm in your room as none of these (or very few) hotels will have air conditioning, however, we had 2 fantastic stainless steel fans that kept us very comfortable in very unseasonably warm weather. The location is perfect!! We could walk and see all the sights and still be able to "stop into" our room to change clothes, drop off bags, etc. We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this hotel!

    5
    « Doesn't have cooler »

    Very kind and gentle staff at the front desk. Very fast Wifi. It doesn't have cooler (Air conditioner to get cooler). Usually it's very mild in Zurich but it's a little hard to sleep well because of hot temperature around 30 C when I was there. They prepare the fan for cooling though.

  • 3
    « Really great hotel with poor location »

    We spent 2 nights here recently. This hotel is clean and safe and very comfortable. Bed and pillows were clean and appeared to be new! The staff, particularly EVERYONE at the front desk are friendly, knowledgeable; warm and welcoming. The breakfast buffet was average but good. Across from our room was a tall building that sold books on many floors. It was closed at night. Between the hotel and that building is a pedestrian walkway that goes down to a much louder street and we could hear that till bout 2 am, unfortunately. This of course is not the hotels fault but tourists should know about it. They should also know that on that street and on the front corner across from the hotel on 3 sides are prostitutes ALL NIGHT LONG! They and their 'customers' can be loud and raucous and sometimes it seems the women were plying their trade directly behind the hotel, where there is a little patio and garage belonging to the next property. UGH! Again, this is not the Best Western's fault but if I was travelling with my kids, I would NOT want to suddenly discover this! (I wish more people had noted this on Trip Advisor in the past so we would not have been caught off guard.) Sunday morning brought something wonderful! The sounds of the church bell from 1 block away. It rang and rang and rang and echoed out and down the hill to and across the river Limmett. Oh, it was so very nice! And at the same time, it other churches in Zurich began ringing their bells as well. Loud but so melodic and so very lovely. I supposed though that some tourists might not like to wake up to that so again, I am just saying it here to let other people know. Let me say again that this was a really great hotel. Outside influences (as mentioned above) that are out of the hotel's control make choosing it something I would hesitate about should I return to Zurich.

    4
    « Good »

    Really good hotel. Although, only stay for 1 night very clean, friendly staff, rooms on small side but comfortable. Excellent location. Good Breakfast unfortunately no hot food vegans other than continental.

    3
    « Nice hotel, but far too hot »

    This hotel is in a great location, within walking distance of the train station, Limmat River, loads of restaurants and shops, and Lake Zurich. We were very happy with the location. The room was also very clean with modern furnishings. We also found the staff to be very friendly and kind. However, we found our stay absolutely unbearable due to the lack of air conditioning/any type of air ventilation in the building. We stayed in late-August and the temperature outside was approx 31-33 degrees C (which is about 90F). There is no ventilation system in the building at all, so our room was stifling hot! The windows opened up a few inches, but there was absolutely no breeze so the room was actually warmer than being outside. It was beyond uncomfortable. The hotel did provide a small desk fan, but that only blew the hot air around. I actually purchased some Swiss chocolate and had it in the room for a few hours while we were out -- and when we returned all of the chocolate had completely melted just from being in the heat of the room!! We could not sleep in this heat, so after the second night we actually had to check out and booked a new hotel with air conditioning. The hotel should seriously consider installing at least some ceiling fans in the rooms/hallways which might help circulate the air a bit. Paying over $270/night to sleep in a room that is 30C is not reasonable. If our stay was in the autumn or spring we would have been very happy with everything, but given the summer heat I would never recommend staying here during the summer unfortunately.

    5
    « Nice hotel »

    This hotel was in a great location with walking distance to main city only suggestion would be don't go walking at night with the family as its located in the res light district. The room itself was modern and spacious with a nice bathroom. Only downfall was the parking was expensive and at a external parking garage.

    5
    « Reasonable price, very clean & near everything »

    This booking was a last minute change from our previous place closer to the airport where prices are lower. This hotel was the cheapest one we could find and we feel so lucky to have chosen it. Our room like the rest of the hotel was spotless, bed comfortable, and staff very friendly and helpful. Like everyone else says the room was small but perfectly fine for 2 for 2 nights. The additional bonuses were 1. Being so close to everything we wanted to see and do in Zurich 2. The nice breakfast offerings which was included in the price 3. The free mini bar with beer, Coke products and mineral water in the fridge in the room ( you only pay if you want more than what was initially provided) 4. Bottled waters on ice in the lobby. If my travels bring me back to Zurich I would most definitely stay here again.

    4
    « a perfect location »

    the hotel is in perfect location but has no air condition the rooms are very clean all the rooms are renovated , breakfast is ok staff is helpful shuttle to airport 35euro the hotel is in a very good location but has no condition very clean all the room are renovated

    4
    « Good friendly hotel »

    Came for ironman Switzerland. Stayed in a south facing Solo room for the first few days weather outside was hot the room was hotter! It needs air con as the fridge in the room pumps out heat. Room was small but had lots of clever storage. TV on Wall turns into the room. Room also has a safe and free WiFi. Drinks in fridge are free you only pay if you want the fridge re stocked. Staff are nice and hotel is very clean. The hotel is in a good location not far from the main station or main shopping areas (10 mins walk). I would stay here again.

    4
    « Handy Location + Good Restaurant »

    This hotel has a very handy location to the train station and for walking through the city. Getting to and from the airport via the train with luggage was very easy and took maybe 40 minutes including the train ride and the walking, which is mostly flat with only a small incline at the end of the hotel's street. It's located in Old Town, which has lots of pedestrian-only streets, so exiting the hotel to explore on foot was ideal. We also did two walking loops further afield, and this hotel worked perfectly on those occasions, too. The rooms are nice - modern, tidy, big windows that open, desk fan, refrigerator, and a safe. The bathroom is really nice and seemed newly done - glass-enclosed shower, modern tiling, new sink and fixtures, and reasonably spacious. Breakfast was simple, but nice and in a very pleasant environment. They had bircher (a muesli concoction originating in the city - yum! - a must try) and a lot of local cheeses + hard-boiled eggs, breads, and other cereals. Tasty and filling enough to last the morning. Coffee was from a self-service machine that uses pods, which was actually quite good. One thing I wish I had realized is that the hotel is in what we heard is the legal red light district of Zurich. I read reviews of the hotel, but didn't catch this information prior to arrival. So, when the ladies of the evening appeared on the corners opposite the hotel on our first night, it was a surprise. There are a number of lively bars up the street, so there is a steady supply of potential customers and bar noise long into the evening. We had no problem with anyone during our stay and I would still have booked this hotel if I knew in advance and would book again in the future if opportunity arises to visit the city again.

    4
    « Festival of Festivals »

    Location is very convenient to train and old city. Staff was fabulous! Breakfast was very good with nice selection of local tradition and American standards. Only downside was third-person bed(roll out) was not very comfortable. But that was for my son, so he had to deal with it. Wife and I were just fine. Happened to hit Saturday of the Zuri Fascht, a festival held every 3 years. What a FANTASTIC treat!! Mark your calendar for the first weekend of July 2019!

    5
    « In the Middle of Old Town Zurich »

    Thoroughly enjoyed this hotel! On a 17 day trip in Europe, our previous location was an Airbnb, in Paris, it was ok, but really couldn't wait to get out of that place. Arrived in Zurich and checked into our room and I couldn't have been happier! Completed renovated, modern, with an excellent shower! The rooms are small (there were 3 of us) the hotel managed to created lots of space with the modern furnishings and cabinetry. We never felt cramped. Best of all, the bed was very comfortable, all amenities were available, great shower, breakfast in the morning, super friendly staff, everything was clean and fresh. I didn't want to leave!

  • 5
    « Great location and fantastic staff! »

    This hotel was located in a convenient location. We had an easy walk from the train station and, once settled, had a great starting point to explore the old town. The staff at this hotel went out of their way to provide excellent service. The room was modern, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent and included different types of cheese, breads and eggs. I highly recommend this hotel and would definitely stay at this property again!

    5
    « Best Westernish »

    Best Western properties always standout. Very convenient location, fast check-in and check-out, nice lobby, very professional reception staff, rooms: amply decorated and furnished, and good variety in the breakfast. Overall, a very nice experience..

    3
    « Not Worth the money »

    It was very hard to locate the hotel. I was there with my family for 1 night and we had book 2 rooms, but were given different type of rooms. One room was really small. Also, no fans and A.C in the rooms. It was too hot and when we asked for table fans, they said that they are out of stock. During the billing they gave us some discount but that doesnt justify the mistake and inconvenience. The breakfast was okayish. Nothing for Vegetarians but they gave us hot milk on demand.

    5
    « great location »

    the hotel is in a great position to explore the city and surrounding area , a few minutes walk from the train station and from the lake , the staff were excellent very helpful helping us get around the city. the room was very clean and comfortable , a great place to stay we will be returning

    2
    « Worst hotel i've been to lately »

    Apart from being next to the city centre, there's nothing much i can say about it. Wifi very limited, room pretty small, and ow my God, the smell! It seems that they have a sewerage problem, cause it literally stinks in the bathroom. On top of that, I made the stupid mistake of letting the shower and bathroom doors open in the morning, before heading out, so imagine my horror, when entering the room a few hours later...

    5
    « Great Hotel in a very expensive city »

    This hotel has all of the things a visitor to Zurich could want. The location, in the Niederdorf neighborhood, has a big selection of restaurants and pubs within a short and easy walk. The main train station is easily accessible, less than a 10 minutes walk. Also within a short walk is the famous Bahnhofstrasse, excellent for window shopping and strolling, eventually leading to Lake Zurich. We would give the location a 5+. Our room was impeccably clean and well tended. The room had a desk, large flat screen TV and very comfortable bed and chair. Internet service was good. The shower is a bit small by American standards, but not a problem at all. Breakfast, served from 7:00 until 10:00, included several choices. Eggs are made to order. Fresh fruit, breads and cereals, yogurts, cold cuts and cheeses are abundant and served in a very pleasing atmosphere. We could not have asked for a nicer staff. No matter who we spoke to, the attitude was "how can we help?" English is spoken throughout. We could not have been more pleased with the hotel and the location. If you plan to visit other cities, we highly suggest a Swiss Pass which allows unlimited and extensive train, bus, boat and tram passes and museum entrances. We chose an 8 day consecutive pass and traveled to five different cities and enjoyed three lake cruises. Awesome not to have to stop and buy tickets each time we boarded the different types of transportation. Zurich is a very expensive city, but the hotel was well priced and the Swiss pass allowed us to see the most at a relatively reasonable price. Hotel Zuercherhof is the place to stay for business or for pleasure.

    4
    « Good location small room »

    The hotel is located just at the center very near to the train station. The room is a bit small considering the high price but I guess thats not too bad for zurich standard. The breakfast in included and have standard choices. Wifi is extremely good and high speed wgich is very rare to find in a hotel.

    4
    « ok for Zurich »

    The location of the property is excellent. It is situated in the historical center, just 5 minutes away from the main train station. The area is very nice. close to the hotel there are plenty of restaurants and bars. The staff was friendly. The room was not extremely big, but it was ok for a short stay. The bed was comfordable. The breakfast was interesting, but nothing special. I also found very cute the small frog in the bathroom. The room was very clean. The price was quite high for the facilities offered (for example in Greece you may stay with this amount of money in a far better hotel) but in comparison to the rest of the hotels of Zurich the price was quite normal. There was a weird smell at the entrance of the hotel

    4
    « Cute, Clean and Covenient »

    Excellent location if you want to experience Old Town. Close to many pubs and restaurants. Staff is very helpful. The facility is clean and quiet. The area is very quaint and this location is within a 15 minute walk to almost everything you would want to see downtown.

    4
    « Convenient, comfy - but expensive »

    The hotel is only a few blocks from both the main train station and the Rhine, so it is fairly low-stress to arrive. Take the train from the airport (the ride is about 10 minutes and you can keep your bags with you) and just step off the train into the main square. Cross the street, go over the bridge, walk up the hill a few blocks and you are at the hotel. There is a good hamburger place (The Holy Cow) literally across the street, if you arrive late, cold and tired. The burgers are $10 each, but that is actually about normal for Zurich. (Food is VERY expensive here!!) The Zurich Public Library is one block down from the hotel, and the entire neighborhood is clean, pretty and perfect for walking. The hotel has a nice breakfast with eggs to order, different juices, yogurt, various kinds of toast and plenty of hot tea. Our room was small, but cozy and comfortable. The wifi is strong and free. Zurich is an expensive city and this hotel is expensive, too - but it is convenient, modern, spotlessly clean and quiet. We loved our stay and would come back again.

  • 5
    « Very good service »

    Good location, clean, comfortable, many restaurants around of that hotel, free wifi and good quality, good breakfast. Train station and Supermarket nearby! Very good option for travellers who want visit the city express!

    5
    « Excellent hotel in expensive Zurich »

    Very close to the river, in the city center, good position to visit the city by walk and five minutes walking from the main train station. Excellent breakfast, sweet and salt, staff very friendly. I even took a beer from minibar and it was for free Good Wi-Fi Super!!

    5
    « Great Place to Stay »

    The Best Western Plus Hotel Zuercherhof in Zurich made this vacation exceptional. The room was large and very modern and comfortable. The bathroom was small but very modern with everything was in perfect condition. The breakfast array was exceptional and delicious. This is a perfect hotel in a perfect location in Zurich. The staff were great. We couldn't be more pleased.

    4
    « In the heart of the city »

    I had spent two nights at this relatively inexpensive hotel (for Zurich and London anyway) during the last weekend of February. The hotel is extremely close to both the main bus and railway station - less than a 10 minute walk away. You will find a number of restaurants, shops and bars in close proximity to it. The female receptionist who I had encountered on both Saturday and Sunday was incredibly friendly and very helpful in directing me to places of interest and also in assisting me with my luggage prior to my relatively early morning check out. The room itself was compact and was adequate for my needs. If you are a slightly larger or a taller person then it would be preferable if you choose a double room rather than the single room that I was in (Room 100). The room had Ikea type furniture, a sufficiently large enough safe to put my electrical equipment in and a rather powerful shower. The night before I arrived in Zurich I had suffered a minor problem with my back and was in constant pain but after using the shower a free times my back problem significantly improved. The Wi-Fi was quick enough for my needs and the English speaking channels on the television was not only restricted to BBC World news and one or two of the American News channels. I only ate in the restaurant for breakfast. The food on offer was adequate - there were cold meats, boiled eggs, cheeses, bread, croissant, rolls, cereals, fruit, yoghurt etc NB: (1) The whiff of fondue was omnipresent when I first arrived at the hotel just before 20:30 on Friday; (2) The toilets in the restaurant are incredibly clean and for once, I have found toilets that have paper towels next to the door so that one can use them to open the door with; (3) I am a Londoner ( and so I am use to paying high prices) but Zurich is frighteningly expensive; and (4) I would recommend that you take public transportation to and from the airport (6.60 CHF). It is so easy and so economical to get to and from the hotel this way.

    4
    « Very comfy and good hotel »

    Spent one weekend in Zurich and found this hotel very comfortable, clean and very close to all amenities. Very good service and staff professional and kind. To highlight also the restaurant for a good fondue and swiss cuisine. Will definitely come back on my next trips to Zurich.

    4
    « Simple but comfortable. »

    I was there for a business travel, for two nights. I'd say that the hotel is, overall, a bargain, taking into account the prices in Zurich. My room was a single, very small, but also rather comfortable, with a simple but functional style, and very very clean. The breakfast is not overwhelming, but anyway decent. I got a bonus of 5 complimentary drink in my room minibar. The position is quite convenient, being a 5-10 min walk from the central station, and basically in the nice commercial city centre.

    5
    « Business visit to Zurich »

    Stayed at the hotel for three nights W/C 14th Dec. Overall view of the hotel is that it is very modern and although I only used the restaurant for breakfast it was always full and seemed very popular. The hotel is very central to the old town, it's only a ten minute, easy walk from the station and is easy to find. The room I got was a front facing corner room which was very very spacious wth nice decor and an excellent bathroom. The staff were very friendly and helpful. One minor plus point, the room has a euro/British socket outlet, ideal for charging phones etc, the Swiss have their own type of socket outlets. The breakfast buffet was typically European and I suspect they would cook omelettes or eggs to order. Overall very satisfied, not the cheapes of stays but I did book at the last minute and it was competitively priced with others that were available.

    4
    « Nice stay central Zurich »

    Pleasant staff, clean comfortable modern rooms, great location, good breakfast, well maintained, no problems with access or arriving a little early for room. The hotel is really in the centre of the city so it was very easy to walk everywhere (or take the tram) within minutes. Food was available if required but there are many great places to eat within 2 or 3 minutes walk. Recommended.

    4
    « Comfortable and well-situated »

    This is a hotel I would be happy to return to. The staff were helpful at the reception and in the restaurant; at breakfast I found them efficient and quietly attentive occasionally making a suggestion where a choice may have escaped my notice (they guessed correctly in my case). The hotel is well situated for a tourist with the Opera House within walking distance as well as many shops. The main train station is also close by. The room safe was too small for my laptop so that had to stay on the desk (although i wasn't concerned about security at any point). The room was very comfortable and clean

    4
    « Conveinient location but a couple of downsides »

    Nice hotel with clean rooms and great shower rooms. Very close to the old town, on a road without much traffic and only a couple of minutes from the main train station. The issues for me were a hot room with no air-con, there was a fan. I did try leaving the window open but had to close it again in the early hours due to the non-stop chattering of the prostitutes on the street only a few metres away. Also not a good place if you don't like the smell of cooked cheese. Their restaurant has a very good reputation for fondue and raclette but these create a distinctive aroma. has

  • 3
    « Good well modernised hotel in the the old part of the city »

    Well situated , close to the central station and most of the tourist attractions.Rooms small but clean, well modernised and well equipped. Good but expensive parking available nearby. Would recommend this hotel for both business and leisure visitors.

    4
    « The hotel is in the right position for all you want to do whilst in Zurich »

    Our small travel group decided that it was time that we looked beyond Spain, France, Poland and similar countries for short break holidays and head towards Switzerland, hence our recent trip to Zurich. We flew by Easyjet from Gatwick to Zurich Airport, a journey of about one hour fifteen minutes. I had made preliminary enquiries of the hotel to see how you got from the airport to the hotel. There are various methods, one of which is a private taxi organised by the hotel(as a cost).You can take the tram (which takes about 40 minutes) or you can use a taxi or get on the train. We opted for the train. It was all quite straight forward really. As we came out of the airport area, the signs easily led us to the train station where you can buy one way tickets. The fare from the airport to Zurich Main Station is 6.50CHF, whereas a taxi for four would have been somewhere in the region of 60CHF. Finding the right train was equally easy and the journey took some 15 minutes or so, with just three stops, Zurich Main Station being the end of the journey. We came into one of the platforms which are located downstairs under the main station concourse, so you need to get your bearings for the hotel, which is within walking distance. You need to come up onto the ground floor area and head towards the bridge crossing the river Limmat. It is a main trolley bus and tram terminal (ironically where the tram stops from the airport). As you cross over the bridge, if you look up above the sky line of the buildings to your right you will see a very tall pointed spire. That is where the hotel is located. After crossing the bridge you need to turn right along the river's edge and walk for about 300 yards after which you take a left down any of the side roads leading towards the spire.(There is a footbridge going over the river at the point where to turn left inwards towards the spire).This whole area is where the entertainment is to be found and numerous pubs, nightclubs and hotels. Zahringertstrasse where the hotel is situated is the second road in from the quayside road. The overall appearance from the street of the hotel is one of smartness and typical of a Best Western Hotel. The reception area is bright and clean and the member of staff who welcomed us was very friendly and obliging. He actually called us by name before we had even introduced ourselves! Having completed the booking in process which was seamless we went to our rooms on the third floor using the lift. There are stairs leading up to all floors from the main entrance area. Our room was excellent. It was bright, nicely decorated and very clean and a good size. The bed with all its white lined looked very inviting!There was a good sized shower and bathroom.There are tea making facilities in the room and a small bar with complimentary drinks. There is also a safe to keep your valuables secure.The window looked out onto the street below which we had walked along. During our stay, the reception personnel were most helpful and knowledgeable about where to go for restaurants, sightseeing and a host of other requests. The breakfast room is on the ground floor and was a delight to visit. Breakfast was included in our booking. There was a wide selection of foods and cooked breakfast was cooked individually at our request. Most filling! On the last evening, after having spent the whole day up in the mountains(which will be reviewed separately) we decided to eat in, in the restaurant. What a delight! The menu was fulsome with all kinds of dishes. We opted for a "hot stone meal" which is where you cook your own meats on a hot stone on the table in front of you. We had great fun doing that and the evening simply flew by.The staff who served us that evening were most delightful and fully engaged with us throughout the whole evening. There were several other diners and the atmosphere was very "buzzy". All too soon it was time to leave and make our way back to the airport. The booking out was seamless and we walked back to the station and caught a train to the airport. From leaving the hotel and making our way to the station and airport took some 40 minutes. We took the opportunity the evening before of buying our rail tickets from the Office of Tourism located on the concourse. It saved queuing up on the morning of our departure and meant we could go straight to the platform from where our train left . One small point about the hotel which I felt makes this experience "very good", rather than "excellent" is the fact there is no air conditioning in the rooms. The rooms were very warm and there was a need to open the windows to get some air. That allowed in some of the street noise. Not enough to mar the visit by any means, but it is a shame that when the hotel was fitted out(which seemed to me not that long along) they didn't go that extra mile with the air conditioning. Having said all of that, it would not put me off coming back when we return to Zurich (which we intend to do!). The hotel is in the right position for all you want to do whilst in Zurich.

    5
    « Excellent location newly renovated »

    Visited the city for business for a couple of nights. The hotel is well located and you can walk to more or less everywhere. The train stops are just a couple of blocks away so you can hope on and off with a day pass to more or less anywhere. The hotel is newly renovated and is very clean, quiet and the staff is really friendly and helpful. The room was hot very large but had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable, good room temperature and super quiet. Great big screen tv, with fast free wifi internet. The restaurant is very nice and also renovated. The breakfast offerings at first look poor but everything is there. The variety might not be huge but you got a bit of everything. The restaurant is also very good for dinner. I would certainly recommend it and stay again in my next travel.

    2
    « Powerful foul smell from drains in bathroom! »

    Hotel is very well situated in Altstadt and very close to main train station Furnishings are modern and comfortable. I had a serious problem with foul smells coming up from the shower drain. This made the bathroom virtually unusable. I complained to the front desk staff who were very helpful and concerned but unable to rectify the situation. I indicated that I thought it was a plumbing problem and not a dirty drain problem but they seemed quite convinced that housekeeping would rectify the situation the new day with a good cleaning. It reoccurred the next day. Review based on a two night stay

    4
    « Good location in Zurich »

    Stayed in a 3 person room and was very comfortable. Rooms were nice, very modern and large enough. Location is great - right in the heart of Zurich, within walking distance to restaurants, shops, and the train station.

    3
    « FIne location »

    The hotel is in a fine location , in the old town , near the station. The room was clear and very cosy ,with modern furniture and everything in order . The breakfast was poor and the front desk and the communal spaces spoil the whole image of the hotel.

    5
    « Right in the center »

    We stayed for a couple of nights in August. The hotel is clean, the service was great, I loved the ambience, the rooms were comfortable and the food was great. We were all more than satisfied! We loved that we were in the middle of downtown Zürich, right in the hub of the city.

    5
    « very nice »

    Hotel is in a great spot near the train station and plenty of things to do and good food and shopping close. It was a little loud with the partying going on in the area and like many European hotels it is not air conditioned so you must leave the windows open. Hottest day in the history of Switzerland taht night. I would certinaly stay there again but Zurich is a lot like New Your so be prepared for a more city experience than the hills of the country. Nice place and a good staff

    4
    « Great location - No AC »

    The rooms are very comfortable, clean and organized well. The bathroom is small, but very functional with a great shower. Located in the older part of town. Lots of restaurants within a short walk. Close to river with a great path. Staff is very friendly. Breakfast was included in our rate and was quite satisfying. Price was great. Would stay again, but not in the warmer summer months.

    2
    « Clean but loud »

    We stayed at this hotel for two nights toward the end of our Switzerland trip. Clean hotel, close to the Bahnhof and the cobble-stoned streets of Zurich (think restaurants, people, history, shopping...) walking distance to Lake Zurich, which is incredible. Restaurant attached to the hotel is known for fondue and has outdoor seating. The hotel staff was also good enough to let us leave a large suitcase with them toward the start or our trip (my husband was in country on business before I arrived) with no extra charge. Rooms are tiny--the shower looks like something that should be in a dollhouse. Still, they're making the most of limited room. The street, though, is a relatively busy one. You'll hear traffic early in the morning. We also realized that it was a working corner--there were hookers right outside of our window for both nights. That might be something to expect in a large city like Zurich, but it caught me a little off guard. We also realized that someone from the hotel was in our room after the room had been cleaned. We had two keys, one of which we left behind (you have to leave a key near the door for the power to work in the room) so that we could keep the fan running and cool off the room. Someone came into the room and reversed the key so that the power would shut down. Needless to say, we weren't happy. Linens are clean, but a bit scratchy. Know that most European hotels, including this one, do not have AC. During the summer, it can get hot at night. Daytime front desk staff was very helpful; nighttime staff seemed like they were just keeping the place afloat. When we asked a question, the standard answer was, "Come back tomorrow morning at 8." Overall, decent (somewhere between 2 and 3 stars). But I think I may have stayed elsewhere in hindsight.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: The main station. Walk over the Bahnhof Bridge, to the Central Square. The third street on your right is the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Zuercherhof. ·From: The airport. Take the train to Zurich main station or the shuttle, bus off Terminal B. Just ahead is the BEST WESTERN PLUS Hotel Zuercherof.