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“Simple hotel, great location”
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Altstadt Hotel
Ranked #108 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Reviewed 9 July 2012

The location is ideal, in the historic centre of Zurich. Unfortunately the street is relatively noisy – from 5am… All made worse by the absence of air conditioning in the rooms, which makes it impossible to sleep without opening the windows when it’s hot…

The rooms themselves are quite basic and small, but clean. The artworks on the walls help to give them a bit of character however. Windows are quite large so the rooms are well lit. This is not the case of the bathroom, which is rather dark. The shower is very basic, as are the amenities (two minuscule sachet shampoos, few towels).

The breakfast room is quite nice but for the rest this hotel is totally lacking in terms of common areas. It doesn’t even have a proper reception; checkin and checkout are done from the entrance corridor, through an opening connecting the said corridor with the bar located on the ground floor, allowing the bar tender to deal with the hotel’s customers… a bit strange…

Overall this is a decent, simple hotel in a great location. Unfortunately it appears to be rather expensive for what it offers…

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 May 2012 via mobile

Great location. Very clean, but somehow uninspiring. Room was rather small. No staff on duty overnight. No restaurant. No proper reception area, but only a corridor. Breakfast included but rather uninspiring and in a very small room. If I had paid half the price, I would have been happy for a clean budget stay. But that's not how it's advertised

  • Stayed: May 2012
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1  Thank michaelholley
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Reviewed 2 October 2011

Quite nice hotel with very nice staff. Good location in the center of city, with a lot of restaurant around. My room 45 was spacious enough.

The main disadvantage of this hotel is the presence of only a wired Internet with a bad quality of connection. I hope the hotel management will listen to the reviews and finally will set up a good wi-fi internet (as in the rest of the civilized world in 2011)

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled on business
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1  Thank dgreez
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Just spent the weekend in Zurich. The hotel was the perfect pick, in the heart of the historical center close to sights, shops, all the happenings...
All newly decorated with a lot of modern taste, friendly staff, yammi breakfast. Rooms are small but really nice.
Only weak spot, if you come with the car you can park at the nearby parking house and they make younwalk back to the hotel with the parking card.
Other than that super, we will be back and we highly recommend the place.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

Location, location, location. The Alstadt is small and in the heart of the old town. We could walk everywhere, even to the train station (about 20 min.). The staff was helpful and the rooms, although compact, were comfortable and had everything we needed. Just don't expect The Alstadt or anything else in Zurich to be a bargain.

The breakfast was good and coffee was available all day.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank EBStevens
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

Well positioned to walk around central Zurich, staff were friendly and the little bar/cafe on the ground floor is kind of cute. Our room overlooked a cobblestone laneway which had no traffic but a fair number of noisy walkers.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank AussieBoomers
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Reviewed 24 July 2011

Great location for a hotel, Zurich is just beautiful lovely to walk around, the hotel has a gorgeous little bar underneath that is lovely to sit and watch the world go by. The staff where lovely very helpful, unfortunately we where there on a saturday night, it was hot with no air-conditioning we left the windows open and the noise was incredible, lots of hens nights and people yelling in the streets until really late, an offset of being so central. However this wouldn't stop me from coming back! A tip if your going to do a bus tour of Zurich don't do the trolley tour it's crap!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Altstadt Hotel

Address: Kirchgasse 4, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#65 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range: £152 - £245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Altstadt Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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