The best welcome I have ever received at a hotel from Mr. Schneider. Genuinely welcoming not the artificial welcome one usually gets (if that). Went out of his way to make dinner recommendations with candid and accurate assessments of the various possibilities.
"One very happy and surprised customer! 4.5 Stars."
I have been traveling to Europe for the last 30 years but this is the first time I have been to Zurich and Swissotel's staff, service, amenities, cleanliness and location helped to make my stay in Zurich even better than I had hoped for. All staff can easily and fluently switch between English and German (Swiss) with the greatest of ease, anything I asked of them was never too much and they were always willing to know more for everyone. The restaurant serves excellent meals throughout the day, breakfast was superior to all other places I have stayed (not free but worth paying for).
The swimming pool and spa area are located on the 32 floor with magnificent views of the valley. sadly there is no view of the lake or river, but still a great view.
The facility is very clean and modern feeling, the rooms were excellent and size was perfect (NOTE: not American oversized).
I would recommend this hotel to everyone, keeping in mind it is a short and easy 5 minute train journey into the city center with Oetliker Banhof (Train Stn) right across the street. The airport is only 5 minutes from the opposite direction of the city center. All transfers are very easy.
Zurich is my new favorite city and my stay at Swissotel definitely contributed to my experience in a very positive way.
I would rate this hotel with 4.5 Stars out of 5, a 4.75 Star rating if it was within walking distance of the city center.
Super friendly, pleasant and helpful staff, a wonderful breakfast and quiet location. Although the hotel is slightly out of town, the hotel is close to both the streetcar and train, which can get you where you need to go quickly and economically.
Traveller from Canada
This 3 star hotel offers all the comfort and charm of Swiss hospitality. The hotel is conveniently located on the outskirts …More
This hotel is great we had a lake view room with a balcony on the 5th floor. It was easy to get to by using Train S24 from Zurich HB main station to Ruschlikon. Although I would recommend you then take bus 165 for 3 stops (about 2-3 minutes) to get to the top of the hill the hotel sits on (we walked uphill once you can get there in about 10-15 minutes but will be out of breath most of the way unless you are ultra fit). The room was very well facilitated and the design was very modern. Sauna and Gym were free to use. Breakfast was nice but expensive at 28 Francs per person.
Excellent staff offering helpful service. Excellent breakfast offering the usual hot and cold foods. The room was spacious although the bed might have been a bit small for two people (I was on my own). They will alter the firmness of the Airlux mattress if you ask (mine was fine). Get tram 7 from the station to the Stockerstrasse stop (about 10 mins). Trams are around the corner from the hotel and it's only a short stroll to the Lake past the Congress House. I defy anyone not to enjoy Zürich - it's a wonderful place where everything works!
The building itself is in an amorphous corner block, but inside is fine, and with so much to see and do in Zürich, the outside look is irrelevant.
Mr.B from London
The hotel Glärnischhof in the center of Zurich is located next to the famous Bahnhofstrasse, the congress hall, music hall …More
A lovely hotel with fantastic views, staff very helpful and polite. The restaurant menu is not extensive but the quality of the food is top class with reasonable prices and a good selection of wines. The room was very comfortable and clean, the beds very comfortable. Not sure how the local AC unit will cope in hot summer days (No central Air Conditioning system). There is excellent and frequent travel connection to Zurich city centre comprising of a Cog-Wheel rail car that stops just outside the hotel entrance; this in turn connects you to trams Nos. 3, 8 and 15 all of which will take you to city centre. Enjoyed our stay in May 2014.
Location perfect! Took train from Luzerne right to hotel in late morning. Had planned to just drop off luggage and then take train back to Zurich for day of exploring. Fortunately, room was available so we checked in and then had plenty of time to make a trial run to our departure check-in point for our 7am flight the next day. Then off to Zurich (12 minutes) for lunch and an long afternoon of shopping and exploring. My only complaint is that our dinner in the hotel restaurant was frightfully expensive even for Switzerland! However, the meal was excellent, the room was large and well appointed and the hotel location is unsurpassed.
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