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“Truly unique”
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Widder Hotel
Ranked #2 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Truly unique”
Reviewed 25 July 2013

One of the best hotels I stayed in. And I stayed in hundreds of hotels in my live.

Quite ordinary looking from the outside but outstanding design inside. Every room is different. Modern design mixed with traditional swiss style. Very stylish.

Our room had dark wood paneling on the wall and ceiling, furniture was glass and metal. Bang and Olufsen audio.

Great service too!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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West Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2013

Once you find the hotel, you will be pleasantly greeted by the kind and professional staff. The room we had was at the very back of the hotel with a nice view of the street outside, the room itself was open and spacious, the work desk could be separated from the bedroom by a curtain which is perfect for when my husband gets up early to work. We had a nice living room area in the room, tv, stereo, closet space, everything was really nice. The attention to detail is impeccable. The breakfast room is bright with a glass roof, unique and wonderful again. The Widder Bar is a must experience especially if you like your scotch! I highly recommend experiencing this hotel! If I find my photos I will add them later.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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126 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2013

This hotel is very posh and expensive hotel. Interior is very nice and modern with Bang and Olufsen equipment. The breakfast is very good.The bar in the hotel is excellent with life music.Service is perfect.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Lucie R
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Brisbane, Australia
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52 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2013

The Swiss do service beautifully but our previous experience of Zurich hotels style is that they are traditional or conservative and that boutique sophisticated design is difficult to find. The Widder Hotel is the exception. It is a careful and stylish balance of an amazing old set of buildings with contemporary furniture and it works delightfully well. Our room with a loft bedroom for our son was beautiful, interesting and well appointed. We were jetlagged and ordered room service and the food and service were also excellent.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank CNMItravels
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Dubai
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349 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 232 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2013

“An oasis of tranquility, where luxury and style are matched by the warmness of the welcome.” We couldn’t agree more. My wife and I spent a total of four nights at the Widder in early June. We stayed here as part of a tour package (so I’m not certain of the rate), but online prices looked like our Superior Double Room was probably between 650 and 800 Swiss Francs ($694 or 525 Euros to $854 to 646 Euros). The stay was flawless – from our pickup at the airport, our stay, and back to the airport again.

The positives for this place begin with the fantastic service from the warm, friendly staff. Everyone knew our name no matter where we were in the hotel. There was always a greeting or an offer to assist in some way or another, for example, a towel and bottle of water waiting for me at the front entrance after returning from a run. (A running map was in the room so I had new options each day for my run.) The location in Old Town/Altstadt is ideal whether you are here for shopping, history or museums. It is just a block off Bahnofstrasse (the main shopping street), a five minute walk from the main train station or a five minute walk down to Lake Zurich. I assume it has a good location for business as well since there were definitely business people staying at the hotel. In addition, there are some good restaurants close by but not so much foot traffic that makes the room noisy. The gym is open 24/7 and is a bit small but had everything necessary. The wi-fi is included with your stay as well as the mini-bar (water, beer, juices). We enjoyed coming to the room each afternoon to have a cold drink and some nuts and chocolate before we headed out to dinner. A bit of a side note, my wife was particularly impressed with the quality of the hair dryer and the amenities in the bathroom.
We enjoyed the Widder bar as well, also with great customer service. The piano player provides a great atmosphere to socialize and relax. The bar features an extensive collection of whiskeys and scotch which we enjoyed sampling.

The negatives…there are none. We don’t have a single bad thing to say about this hotel.

Overall, a classy place to stay with great staff.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank drjandthemissus
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Zurich, Switzerland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

Excellent service; excellent job on the architecture and interior design combining heritage with modernity, cozy and romantic rooms (though depending on expectations a bit small, we were lucky to get a room with an oriel and a little sitting area in it, which was extremely cozy); superb location in the heart of the city being right behind Bahnhofstrasse and being part of the old town. And best of all, the Widder Bar is right downstairs.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank yves i
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Toronto
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76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We enjoyed a lovely few days this spring at the Widder Hotel in Zurich. Located in the heart of the historic district, the Widder provides access to the many charms of Zurich. Breakfast was served in a brightly lit conservatory with a wide arrangement of lovely food and beverage. The rooms were well appointed and comfortable

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Young0252
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Property: Widder Hotel
Address: Rennweg 7, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#3 Business Hotel in Zurich
#3 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#9 Family Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Widder Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 49
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