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KINDLI Hotel
Ranked #74 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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Edmonton, Canada
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“Couldn't find better anywhere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

The Kindli is a beautiful small hotel, run by the most gracious people! We first arrived after flying overseas, and were totally exhausted when we arrived, at 10 in the morning. Of course, our room was not ready, but we were given a spare room, and left to clean up and sleep as long as we liked. We could not believe their generosity and thoughtfulness to offer this to us! The desk staff, Roman and Dominique were always ready to help us in any way possible. Our room was decorated in Swiss style, and clean as a whistle. We have never slept on a more comfortable bed - it was fantastic! Both my husband and I have physical issues which makes it difficult for us to sleep well in beds other than ours, but this bed was a complete exception. We loved the location of the hotel, right in the heart of Old Town, with a lovely view down onto the quaint streets. The breakfasts were fresh and tasty, and served in the hotel's lovely restaurant. The day we left, we had to catch an early train, requiring us to leave the hotel before 6:30 a.m. Roman normally begins his work day at 6 a.m., but came in an hour earlier that day, to prepare coffee and breakfast for us, as well as packing us a wonderful lunch of sandwiches and fruits to go. This service was totally beyond anything we could have asked for! If we ever have the pleasure of visiting Zurich again, we would not consider staying anywhere else, and I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to others. The Kindli is a very classy establishment.

We had dinner at the restaurant one evening, and the service and food were excellent. Thank you, to everyone at this wonderful gem of a hotel, for making our stay in Zurich extra memorable.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

We spent three nights at the hotel in early August 2013. The hotel is very close to the shopping area, but the room we had was very quiet. Also, there is a parklet just above the hotel with excellent views of the city. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was included and excellent. The staff was courteous and helpful at all times. Although it was warm while we were there, the hotel had several fans in the room that kept things cool. I would highly recommend the hotel.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

The Kindli is an excellent small boutique hotel, very comfortably furnished, and staffed by welcoming and always helpful personnel. In the reception area there are light refreshments. The rooms are charming; ours had a view over the square in front of the hotel, and beyond to the spires of churches. Recommendations for restraunts were just what we wanted: great food at reasonable prices (for Zurich). The location is near the river, just a nice walk from what is surely the most impressive shopping district in Europe, but quiet. It was a pleasure to return to the Kindli every evening. Breakfast in the restaurant that opens onto the square was generous and very good. We had dinner there one evening and would have returned but wanted to try other restaurants as it was our first time in Zurich. We definitely recommend the Kindli and will stay there if we are able to return to Zurich.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2013

You may not know that the Kindli has business appartments in a separate building a minute´s walk away from the hotel. It was the only thing available when I had to overnight recently in Zurich. The price was CHF 380, but for that you got a cozy one room appartment with kitchenette and sofa, armchair, desk etc. with a partial view of the river. The appartment has been attractively decorated, in a modern style that still respects the age of the building. If you need a single room for business, or even for a short stay in Zurich for pleasure, this is a real alternative, in the middle of the old town, near Rennweg close to the Limmat, to the slightly sterile and standardized chains offered by the usual suspects.

Room Tip: Go for a room on one of the upper floors, even though you´re going to have to carry your luggage ups...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Austin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2013

We are returning to the Kindli for the third time this year because of the location (in the heart of the oldest part of Zurich), the lovely way in which the cozy rooms are decorated and wienerschnitzel! The location is perfect for easy walking to historical sites as well as the Bahnhofstrasse. During our first visit we spent two days searching for the best wienerschnitzel (only to be disappointed). During our last night in the hotel we ate in the Kindle restaurant. And WOW! If you like your potatoes golden crispy, the veal tender and the sour cream mushroom sauce perfect you will love this dish. On our second stay at Kindli (frankly to eat the wienerschnitzel!) we were disappointed to learn that it isn't always on the menu. However, the restaurant manager said that if we would provide advance notice they would be happy to prepare it for us. So, if you love this dish with that wonderful Swiss white wine you should email/call ahead. Bon appetite!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

This is a great place to go if you want to feel like you are staying at your grandma's house. By that I mean, it is very warm, comfortable and inviting. The rooms are average size for Europe and well equipped. We stayed here a week and loved it. Right around the corner is a Starbucks and across is a nice restaurant and great shopping. It's a short walk to the train station and to other attractions. We had a room that had windows that opened out to look down the alley and we could see out across the town area which was beautiful. I would definitely stay here again for a nice romantic visit.

Room Tip: Try to get a room that is mid level, elevator was small and the staircase winds a little bit. If yo...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Claremont, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2012

The Hotel Kindli is a lovely property located on a side street of the upscale shopping district of Zurich. It is very near the train station, an easily walk able distance even if you're pulling a sizeable suitcase, as I did. It is a luxury boutique hotel on the small side, but unlike othe reviewers, i did not find the room to be small. Ours was quite commodious and extremely comfortable. On the corner of the hotel, the third floor, we had windows that looked out on to the adjacent streets and a nice view of the surrounding Swiss apartments. there are all kinds of sights to enjoy within walking distance of the Kindli,mincluding Lake Zurich, the center of the Zurich triathlon the day we were there. The neighborhood is also home to some very nice restaurants, including one famous for serving typical Swiss cuisine. I'm sorry I can't recall it's name, but the Kindli staff will know which it is. Excellent sausages and FABULOUS potato salad, all served with big steins and glasses of beer.

The Swiss are famous for their neat and tidy country and the Hotel Kindli expresses those values. Our room was decorated in neutral colors, the bathroom in white. Everything was on tip-top condition. Very nice Kiehl bath products in the latter. The furnishings are all first-rate: the bed has a down mattress and duvet that made for a restful night's sleep.

The breakfast was standard for Europe: croissant, fruits, cheese, coffee or tea, but very nice offerings, nonetheless. My sweet husband got a tray from the helpful uoung woman at the front desk and brought it to me in the room.

It's a bit on the spendy side, but Zurich was recently identified as one of the most expensive cities in Europe, so the Kindli's rate is in line with the relatively high costs there. Still, we loved the Kindli. It's worth scrimping on other parts of a visit to Europe to enjoy the comforts of the Kindli at the end of your trip as we did at the end of our month-long visit to the continent.

Room Tip: We had a room on the corner of the third floor. It was not small in the least.
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: KINDLI Hotel
Address: Pfalzgasse 1, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#19 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#42 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — KINDLI Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The KINDLI is situated by the Lindenhof in the middle of Zurich’s old town, within short walking distance of the famous Bahnhofstrasse and elegant boutiques. Our charming city hotel conveys the atmosphere of a private residence to all its guests. Twenty rooms and six business apartments, are individually designed and convey simple elegance and warmth. The greatest care was taken to provide our guests with every comfort for a good night’s rest and a great start to the day with an excellent breakfast. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Haus Zum Kindli zürich

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