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Swissotel Zurich

This is a 4 star hotel in Zurich
Am Markplatz Oerlikon Schulstrasse 44, Zurich, Switzerland
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Near the Oerlikon Train Station, features a rooftop pool with a view of the Alps
Pros 
  • Free breakfast with select rooms
  • Many guests found the location convenient for exploring the city by public transit
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their attentive service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurants
  • Several guests enjoyed the rooftop pool
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and modern
Cons 
  • Several guests complained about the additional fees for Wi-Fi (29.90 CHF per day) and parking (36 CHF per day)
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Editor's Analysis

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Updated on Jun 10, 2013
Overview
This property is situated across from the Oerlikon Train Station, and is within an 8-minute walk of Hallenstadion, an arena and concert venue. Promoting itself as a luxury hotel, this property is well suited for guests who prefer more upscale accommodations.

This property is 100% smoke free and all 347 rooms and suites include a safe, a flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a mini-bar, a hair dryer, a desk and ergonomic chair and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with one twin bed, one queen bed or one king bed.

Executive Suites provide more spacious accommodations and include separate living and sleeping areas, video game consoles, an iPod docking station, a sound system and a free breakfast. Suites are furnished with one king bed. A presidential suite with two bedrooms is also available.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the property for an additional fee of 29.90 CHF per day (or about $32.70 CAD per day). Parking is available on site for an additional fee of 36 CHF per day (or about $40 CAD per day). Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of 30 CHF per pet, per night (or about $33 CAD).

There are multiple on-site dining options. Le Muh Prive and Le Muh Leger both serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, while Le Muh Bar serves alcoholic beverages. There is also a Starbucks on site and a pastry shop.

Other on-site amenities include a spa, a hair salon, a rooftop infinity pool, a fitness centre, convention space, a 24-hour business centre, 24-hour concierge service, a house florist, a dry cleaning service and a kid's room.

The Zurich International Airport (ZRH) is about 12 minutes away by car or 6 minutes away by public transit, while downtown Zurich and the Lake Zurich waterfront are about 15 minutes away by car. The downtown area features the Zurich Opera House, the Swiss National Museum and the Rietberg Museum. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Many guests seemed impressed with this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. The most complimented aspect of this property was the customer service. The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly, attentive and knowledgeable service.

Many reviewers found this hotel well located for accessing public transit, restaurants and shopping on foot. Many guests also mentioned that the airport was easy to access via the nearby public transit.

Many guests praised the food at the on-site restaurants, particularly breakfast.

Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and well appointed with modern furnishings, while several other guests enjoyed the rooftop pool. One reviewer mentioned that pool area provided breathtaking views of the Alps.

A few guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money spent. However, some reviewers expressed concerns about the room rates and additional fees (see below).

The Bad
Some guests were disappointed with the room rates and additional fees at this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial.

Several guests complained specifically about the additional fees for parking (36 CHF per day) and Wi-Fi (29.90 CHF per day). A few reviewers thought that the room rates were expensive, while a couple of guests mentioned that Zurich, as a city, was expensive in general.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.4 out of 5, with 93% of 275 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #14 out of 121 hotels in Zurich, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 712 reviews.

Guest Reviews

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151.59 CHF - 0.00 CHF Swissotel Zurich
Rating:
7.0
Good
Ranking:
#3
Out of 125 hotels
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.0 / 10

No. of guest ratings: 4
No. of guest comments: 4
Guest Recommended: Yes
Popularity Ranking Explained

Rating: #3 out of 125 hotels in Zurich ranked by guests.
Guest Recommendations
Verified Guest from Tokyo, JP rated Swissotel Zurich 9 out of 10 on October 17, 2006
Verified Guest from Yokohama, JP rated Swissotel Zurich 6 out of 10 on October 14, 2006
"We loved how the kids room was decorated with toys. This really showed the extra appreciation towards the little guests. My wife and I enjoyed telling our friends about our stay!"
Don from Herrieden, DE rated Swissotel Zurich 9 out of 10 on June 16, 2006
"Great hotel. I would have like to have stayed there again the following week, but it was fully booked up. Would be great, if the system could send out a reminder requesting if I want to rebook for the next visit with available options (i.e. the following week)."
Phillip from London, GB rated Swissotel Zurich 10 out of 10 on January 07, 2005

Amenities

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Swissotel Zurich

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Concierge
  • Valet Parking
  • Tour Desk
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Sauna
  • Mini Bar
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Bath / Hot Tub
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Photocopier
  • Ticket Service
  • Salon
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Bathrobes
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Coffee Shop/Cafeteria
  • Packed Lunches
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Souvenirs/Gift Shop
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Shoe Shine
  • Self Laundry

User Contributed Info

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Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/Swiss˘tel-Zurich/323875033624
Fax +41 44 317 33 11
Listing Type Place
Place Activities Sleeping / Lodging (hotel, chalet, B&B, cabin...)
Place Email zurich@swissotel.com
Place Status Open at this location
Public Access Open to the General Public
Twitter twitter.com/swissotelzurich
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