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“Pretty Good”
Review of Hotel Opera Zurich

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Hotel Opera Zurich
Ranked #42 of 137 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 July 2014

While on a break from some work in Oberammergau, Germany my wife and I stayed at the Opera Hotel. Our experience was simply pretty good. Over all we enjoyed our stay.

The hotel has a very nice ambiance and is in good repair. Our room was rather large and was clear. The bathroom was large and clear as well. As I was only at the Opera for one night I can’t tell you too much about it, but I will say that the staff was friendly and the buffet breakfast, while a little pricy, was good.

This is a pretty good hotel for Zurich and if I were back in the city I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rudolf_Zehnder, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Opera Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2014

Dear “Roger L”.

Great to hear that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the clear room and the large bathroom. Moreover, we are delighted that you were satisfied with the buffet breakfast and our friendly employees.

Kind regards from Zurich

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We chose this hotel because it had great reviews in Trip Advisor and the reviews were all correct. This hotel is centrally located near the old part of town, the Opera house, the Lake, and an easy Tram ride to the Banhoffstrasse for shopping, and the train station. We also chose this hotel because we had tickets for the Opera. The hotel is close to many good and excellent restaurants and cafes. The rooms we had were very comfortable, air conditioning works very well, and modern bathrooms with stall showers which was very welcome. The staff was friendly, very helpful, who were always willing to take time to give us information about Zurich and other parts of Switzerland we wanted to visit. The buffet breakfast was well worth the extra we paid for the room. It included all kinds of cheeses, fruit, breads and rolls, meats, and for Americans it even had scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, etc. All of the food was delicious and they put a pot of coffee on the table for each person. It was good for about 2 cups but if you wanted more they will bring it to you. The young woman who managed the breakfast nook was also the one waited on the tables and she was very friendly and accommodating. The Opera Hotel was a great find and if I return to Zurich I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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1  Thank d28drk
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Rudolf_Zehnder, General Manager at Hotel Opera Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2014

Dear "d28drk".

Many thanks for your time to post this nice comment about our Hotel Opera and giving us this excellent rating. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our location, your room including the air conditioning and the shower, as well as the buffet breakfast which has a lot of regional products. Thank you for the comment about the friendliness of our staff. We are of course delighted to pass this to our employees. We truly hope to welcome you once back with us for an Opera show or to visit the city.

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 7 June 2014

Returned to the Opera Hotel for the 5th time! it really is a lovely Boutique Hotel with great proximity to everything I came to Zurich for... the lake, The Opera House, the old part of town, shopping, Stadelhofen (transport to airport)...
The staff are always welcoming and helpful!
Can't wait to return.... when Ballett Zurich are next performing Romeo und Julia!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Rudolf_Zehnder, General Manager at Hotel Opera Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear “Lochness18”.

Thank you very much for this 5-star rating! It is a pleasure to read that we had the chance to welcome you for the 5th time at our hotel and that you are satisfied with our location. Furthermore, we would like to thank you for your kind comment about our welcoming and helpful employees.

We are looking forward to your next visit!

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 22 April 2014

I have stayed at the Ambassador many times and now at the Opera, it's sister hotel. Both offer a good level of comfort for business visitors, and the location could not be better, right opposite the Opera House, next to the lakeside & a few minutes from Bellevue & Bahnhof Stadlehofen (with direct trains to the airport). Single rooms are not too small. Reception & restaurant staff are welcoming, and the free late night tea-making facilities in the lounge are a welcome bonus. Good choice on the breakfast buffet & coffee was good enough for 2nd helpings (I'm not usually a fan of hotel breakfasts). Good fish restaurant in the Ambassador Hotel plus there are numerous places to eat nearby.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Hotel Opera Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2014

Dear “JossM”.

Many thanks for your comment. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were satisfied with our central location, the tea-making facilities in our lobby, our Swiss breakfast buffet and our Restaurant Opera. Moreover, it was a pleasure to read that you appreciated our welcoming employees.

It would be great to welcome you soon back with us!

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 5 April 2014 via mobile

In one of Zurich's most desirable locations -- behind the Opera House and close to lake, shopping and multitude of restaurants---public transportation including airport trains within walking distance ---Well run and excellent and friendly service -- highly recommended -- and free wifi !!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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1  Thank timbing
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Hotel Opera Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2014

Dear “timbing”.
Wow, thank you very much for this 5-star comment! It is a pleasure to read that you appreciated our great location in Zurich’s city centre, the free Wifi and our friendly service.

We are looking forward to your next visit!

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 2 February 2014

Our last visit to this hotel was almost 10 years ago. Our only concern at that time had been the smaller room at 22sqm. This time there had been a few renovations and we knew to book a larger room- 24sqm. I was happy with the size of this room, although there are also 28sqm rooms available. Our room was clean, spacious, quiet, pleasant and warm. Breakfast was served across the road at a related hotel during our stay but this was pleasant and there was plenty of choice. The hotel is in a very convenient location close to a tram/metro interchange, although we actually chose to walk most of the time into the old town and around the main shopping district. There are some good restaurants locally and the opera house is, of course a stone's throw away. Zurich is an expensive city for accommodation. This is a good 4 star hotel. I will stay here next time we return this lovely city.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Hotel Opera Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2014

Dear “Beetrootears”.

Many thanks for this great comment and the 5-star score! We are delighted to read that we had the chance to welcome you again after 10 years and that you appreciated the room size, the breakfast buffet and our location.

It would be great to welcome you soon back with us.

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I stayed here a few years ago and was slightly underwhelmed but this time they did better. I got an on line package with a superior room and breakfast included for a very competitive price. The hotel looks slightly jaded and old fashioned and clearly needs an major refurbishment but if you don't mind the sort of mid 70s feel then it works fine. Staff friendly, breakfast decent (albeit expensive if you pay separately) and the location is excellent (particularly of course if you want to go to the Opera!).

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank idandb
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HotelAmbassadorOpera, General Manager at Hotel Opera Zurich, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2014

Dear “idandb”.

It was a pleasure to read that we could improve since your last stay and that you gave us the chance to show you that we can do better.

Moreover, we are delighted to read that you appreciated our friendly employees, our Swiss breakfast buffet and our location.

Concerning your comment about the hotel and room design: All our rooms have been completely renovated in the last 3 years and every room is designed in a different style (from urban to traditional) according to our charming building. However, our reception would be pleased to help you at your next reservation to find the convenient room for you.

We are looking forward to your next visit.

Rudolf E. Zehnder / General Manager

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Address: Dufourstrasse 5, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
#16 Business Hotel in Zurich
#28 Family Hotel in Zurich
#33 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#58 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range: £142 - £257 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Opera Zurich 4*
Number of rooms: 58
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL OPERA, a name that will be music to your ears! Our private boutique hotel with a traditional atmosphere harmonizes perfectly with its classical surrounding. Located next to the famous Opera house, just a few steps away from the lake of Zürich, which is the perfect place for an early-morning jog, and the shopping mile „Bahnhofstrasse“, offering shopping at its very best. The airport and business centers are quickly and easily reached by public transportation. ... more   less 
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