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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I was on holidays in Switzerland recently and decided to book a room at Hotel California for our two night stay in Zürich. The hotel was in a great location and provided all the amenities for a cozy stay. Getting to the hotel from Zürich hauptbahnhof (the main train station) was easy as there is a direct... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear SehYong Thank you very much for your review. It makes us happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and recommend to other people. We hope to see you again in our hotel Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Lyon
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28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The entry to the hotel does not correspond with any norms – one has to climb a lot of steep steps to get to the reception which with luggage is quite difficult. The room is what one could expect from a 3 star Swiss Hotel. But if one wants to sleep better return to the room after 2 a.m. (yes,... More 

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Christian G, Leiter Front Office at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Lyon Thank you for your rewiev on trip advisor. We are once more sorry that you had a sleepless night. Unfortunately we have a bar in the basement, which is playing music in the night. If somebody asking for a quiet room, we give one in the upper floors, but we can't guarantee a quiet room. Like you already... More 

Ireland
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44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

The hotel is centrally located. Staff were pleasant & they responded to my e-mail queries. Check-in staff was very considerate to let my travel companion check-in early-Thank you! We were informed about the hotel's own bar and being in a busy location so I requested for a quiet room which they allocated to us (much appreciated!) Our room was clean,... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Catherdrals_Bookshops Thank you very much for your very nice review on tripadvisor. It makes us happy that you had such a pleasant stay with us. We try our best to do you stay as comfortable as possible and try to fullfil the wishes. We hope to see you again in our hotel. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

This was a great find in Zurich, perfect for our two night stay! Very close walking distance to most sites in old town Zurich and good food choices near by as well!! Would recommend for young couples or younger travellers looking for a comfy place to stay!!

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear leahkurt Thank you very much for the good recommendation on tripadvisor. It is nice to hear that you had a good stay with us and we hope to see you again. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Perfectly good hotel. Themed and colorful. I liked it a lot the lighting was pleasant. Only drawback was rooms were a little small. You enter in through a restaurant. Zurich is nice to walk in and I enjoyed feeding swans.

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear E F Thank you for your feedback on tripadvisor. Since we are in the middle of the old town, the room or space is not that big to have big rooms, but the good thing is, we are in the middle of down town Zurich. You get everything in walking distance. We hope to see you again in our... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Hotel was clean, staff was friendly, room was good size, Wi-Fi strong. Great location down in old part of Zurich at the mouth of the lake. Many of Zurich's sites within easy walking distance. Recommend.

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Zizzix Thank you for your recommendation and review on trip advisor. It is always nice to hear that our guest enjoyed the stay in our hotel. We hope to see you again next time you visit Zurich. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Basel, Switzerland
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110 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

For anyone visiting Zürich for the first time or also those who are already familiar with the city, the location of this hotel is superb! Inserted in the historic center, it is very close to the river, lake and its many bars and restaurants with outdoor seating! The Kunsthaus Museum is also at a short walking distance, and so is... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Dindi_SE Thank you very much for your good review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you had a wonderful stay with us and hope you will come again. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Temecula, California
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night before flying out of ZRH and overall very pleased. Fun and quirky decor. Had a room in front with decent view but offset by some noise at all hours, with the windows open for fresh air. Minutes to the lake, old town, and loads of restaurants too. Was the best price I could find near the river... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear JohnofTemecula Thank you very much for your review on Trip Advisor. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Situated in the nicer end of the old town. Perfectly located for a stroll to the lake or through the old town shopping area. Positives - location, price, security & free WiFi. Good shower, very clean. Nice staff. Negatives - we had a small room which was very dark. Air conditioning was ineffectual. Breakfast was ok. Overall - good place... More 

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Napperly Thank you for your review on tripadvisor. Concerning the air conditioning the city law is saying that we are not allowed to use the air conditioning when it's les than 25° degrees outside. If you come next time ask for a room facing the street, this are lighter than the one to the backyard. Best regards Ms Jessica... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

Room was large and hotel is located in a great location! The only negative was parking, which is expensive and far away. We did not try the Mexican restaurant below, but it looked popular. All staff were helpful and available. The Hotel California theme is carried out throughout the hotel, including room names (we were in the Santa Monica room).

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Christian G, Geschäftsführer at Hotel California, responded to this review

Dear Ted B Thank you for your rewiev on trip advisor. Unfortunately we don't have any influence on the parking Prices, but we are happy that you enjoyed the stay with us. We hope to see you again in our Hotel. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter Front Desk Manager More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Hotel California

Address: Schifflaende 18, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: £135 - £184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel California 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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California Hotel zürich
Hotel Style:
#28 Family Hotel in Zurich
#48 Business Hotel in Zurich
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“There are no quiet rooms!”
 of 5 bubbles Lyon, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Our room was on the third floor facing the street which was fine.”
 of 5 bubbles DanA720, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Although there is a busy bar downstairs, we were not disturbed by noise.”
 of 5 bubbles michele-flynn, 23 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Street facing rooms can be noisy at night, but we enjoyed watching the street scene.”
 of 5 bubbles Glewis333, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Our room had no view, other than rooftops. Bed was clean and comfortable. Nothing fancy, small, but well-designed. Good choice for brief stay.”
 of 5 bubbles 830wynnew, 20 May 2015 | Read review
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