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“Not bad for one night”
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Hotel Marta
Ranked #1 of 47 Zurich B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Moscow, Russia
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Not bad for one night”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

I have chosen this hotel because I needed a suitable place to spend one night before my flight from the Zurich airport. The hotel is clean, 8 minutes walk from the Zurich railway station, breakfast is included in the price and the stuff is friendly.
Anyhow I would never stay there more than one night. First and foremost - the street is very noisy, the sound of trams from one side and a very busy street with bars on the other do not allow you to sleep without earplugs. During summer time it is very hot. The interior of the hotel is poor and a bit depressive, with bare walls which could be easily decorated with some photos of Zurich or posters.
At last when I arrived I found out that one of the sockets in my room did not work and the sink in the bathroom was clogged.
So, it was OK for one night but if I was staying longer I would look for another hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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New York City, New York
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

We had booked our reservation last month for a six-night stay with a baby and came to Zurich only to find out that they didn't actually hold our reservation. They acknowledged that the reservation was made but that their system cancelled without warning us. They felt no responsibility to honor their reservation or find us an alternative place to stay. Staff was incredibly rude and cold.

Stayed July 2014
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Salerno, Italy
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Hotel located in a central area of Zurich with very friendly staff. Zurich is expensive, but this hotel has low-level standards. Rooms have no frigobar (no glasses or teapots even) and no air conditioning (only a fan). The TV channels are only in German. The hair-dryer has to be requested at the reception. The breakfast is good and we should help ourselves, but then you also have to place dirty plates and glasses. In practice, only when you get there you find that it is a 2-star hotel. Many travelers may not consider such services as important things, but I do think that the level of services offered by this hotel should be clearly stated when booking a room.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank NunzioR1960
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Geneva, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
69 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2014

We took a big room (18m2) which was actually quite nice, with large windows, one big bed, a good shower, and the hotel is in an excellent location just next to the Central tram stops or 5 minutes on foot from the train station across the river.

However: for 170CHF I would have expected at least a little bit more. It was a July day but not even too hot, but the room gets very warm and there is no aircon, just a fan. Unfortunately you can't really open the windows as the street is really loud all night. If your room faces the other side you have more silence, except on the weekend when bar goers are hanging out outside until 2am.

The breakfast is OK but nothing special.

All in all I can recommend the place, and the additional 40CHF for the big room are certainly worth the investment, but it's not really cheap and even in Zurich you can find better places at that rate. Maybe it was only the missing aircon and loud traffic that makes you sleep in a hot room with a fan in summer but I didn't really enjoy it although the design and the location are really excellent.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Found this hotel on Trip Advisor. Although we didnt get a room with a good view, it was functional, small (enough space to unpack 2 medium suitcases. It was clean, bright and airy. Breakfast was included, one of the best so far. Wifi was complementary. Highly recommend for a short visit. A 3min walk from Zurich Main Station and located in/near Limmaquai. Great job to the staff at Marta ! Keep it up !

Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hereford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2014

We really enjoyed our overnight stay at Hotel Marta. The receptionists were most professional, helpful and efficient, both beforehand in booking a disabled access room and for making a restaurant reservation for us, and when we were staying too, of course. The room was perfect, with space for my husband's compact mobility scooter, and a disabled access bathroom. Absolutely spotless. Slept soundly - nice and quiet. Lovely big window too. Breakfast was plentiful and the croissants delicious. So convenient to both the main Zurich station and only about 15 minutes walk down to Lake Zurich. And, finally, it was great to be able to make hot drinks in the lobby to take up to our room whenever needed.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tilbury, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
175 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014 via mobile

Easy walking distance from the train station and old town. Innumerable restaraunts and shopping venues in close proximity and very cost effective for Zurich. Basic accommodation in a small room but up to date with a decent breakfast. Would stay again without question

Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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3 Thank Keith B
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Property: Hotel Marta
Address: Zaehringerstrasse 36, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 47 B&Bs / Inns in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Marta 2*
Number of rooms: 39
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