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Hotel Glaernischhof
Ranked #12 of 137 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Stayed for 3 nights on holidays.
Very good hotel, excellent service, very clean, quiet, very good breakfast, parking, couple of minutes walk from Paradeplatz or to the Zürich Lakefront, good value for Zürich.
Recommended !

Room Tip: We had a room on Claridenstrasse and we had no problem with regard to noise, perhaps rooms looking o...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Christian S, Manager at Hotel Glaernischhof, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Guest

We appreciate your rating and are happy to see that you had a good time with us at the Hotel Glärnischhof.

Aside from making your stay in our house as pleasant as possible, we would be pleased to help you organize your excursions in- and outside Zurich.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again soon.

Best regards

Christian Schübert
General Manager

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Reviewed 29 May 2014

This hotel is just outside the old town centre, about 5 minutes away, in a quieter modern area. It's nicely bracketed by the old town centre and the lake and reaching either or anywhere in central Zurich is very easy.

If visiting from the airport take a train to town, then walk or take the taxi, it's very easy to get to.

I had a twin bedded room which was large, clean and well appointed. There was a Tassimo machine with tea and coffee pods for drinks, and the included drinks in the fridge, beer and soft drinks, plus fruit and a chocolate bar.

The bathroom was spotless and had a nice bath with an attached shower, not as fancy as some showers but very nice for what it was.

When I had to work in the room there was a desk and chairs and overall it was a superb environment. The bed was just right and it made for the perfect place to relax in or to retreat to for work.

You also get a free drink in the bar, which is very nice.

A lovely hotel and one to use as a restful base for the exploration of Zurich and the surrounding area.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Christian S, Manager at Hotel Glaernischhof, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for your stay at the Hotel Glärnischhof and the time it took to write this distinguished review.

It’s a pleasure to read that we could satisfy all your wishes and it will be the same pleasure to welcoming you in a future stay with us. Just call or e-mail us to make your next reservation so we can grant you 5% discount on the best daily rate.

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Christian Schübert
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

I stayed for 4 nights on a business trip and I would come back any time. The location was convenient for the office but it is equally good to explore Zuerich on foot: you reach the lake in 10 minutes, Bahnhofstrasse ist 5 minutes away, there are restaurants and coffee shops in the vicinity. The hotel is old fashioned and I can't help feeling that this is deliberate: it is old fashioned but it is not old, the place is spotless, nothing looks shabby.
You can get your mattress just as you like it, they have spent a lot of money on air mattresses which can be inflated / deflated to order.
I stayed in room 503 - the bathroom was modern, a good range of toiletries, enough space in the room to work. The breakfast buffet is extensive and there are lots of small (but thoughtful) gestures: a welcome drink, free WIFI, fruit in the room, I had a free minibar which was well stocked.
I didn't eat in the restaurant but I noticed that it received a culinary award and it was well frequented in the evenings.
The staff made you feel welcome, service was attentive. It is not ultimate luxury (for which you have to pay a fortune in Zuerich) but I would recommend it if you are looking for a comfortable base. Just one small complaint: there were two single beds in the room (pushed together) - but that's still common in Switzerland (and other European countries) - I do prefer a big bed. Apart from that I had a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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1  Thank ACL3112
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Christian S, Manager at Hotel Glaernischhof, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Dear Guest

We are glad to see that our ambition to make you feel comfortable during your stay with us was successful. We appreciate that you took the time to give us that outstanding feedback.

To come up to most of our international guests wishes and habits we do not only offer rooms with two single beds as they are usual in Europe, but also rooms with Grand Lits or queen-size beds. Please give us a brief hint with your next reservation so we can have a look on it. Furthermore we grant all guest who make their reservation direct with us via telephone, mail or on our homepage a 5% discount on the current rate.

It will be our pleasure to welcoming you to the Hotel Glärnischhof on your next business trip or for leisure activities.

Yours sincerely

Christian Schübert
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

this very friendly, smallish hotel in the heart of Zurich is extremely convenient, unpretentious yet well run. Heartily recommend it for short stays,especially if you want to walk around the centre of the city without experiencing a lot of noise.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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Christian S, Manager at Hotel Glaernischhof, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Dear guest

Thank you very much for your stay at the Hotel Glärnischhof and the time it took to rate us.

We are happy to read that you had a good stay with us. We hope to see you back here soon!

Yours sincerely

Christian Schübert
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I was surprised to see how positive the reviews are for this hotel. I stayed there for a recent business trip and my first impression was that this is a dumpy and old fashioned hotel that really could use some upgrades. The room was very, very small and smelled funny. The bedding looked very old, the bed was very uncomfortable, and there was only one small, limp pillow on the bed. Needless to say, I did not have a good night's sleep. The bathroom was tiny and the showerhead was very low-end (water trickled out). The positives - water and juice in the mini bar, and continental breakfast, were included. I think my company booked this hotel because it was a cheaper option for Zurich. I will not be returning.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Christian S, Manager at Hotel Glaernischhof, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Dear guest

We are sorry to read your disappointing review but thank you nevertheless that you took the time to share your experiences with us.

The interior design of the Hotel Glärnischhof is carefully selected to interfere seriousness and solidity. It matches with the interests of most of our regular business- and leisure guests. It is classical elegant.

In 2012 all rooms were equipped with the AIRLUX-beds and made the Hotel Glärnischhof the first hotel in Switzerland that offers this luxurious way of bedding to all its guests. AIRLUX-air beds combine all possible degrees of hardness in one system, in contrast to the traditional foam or innerspring mattresses. Adjustments to the bed surface are not necessary. The air-core in the interior of the mattress forms the entire body contour. Therefore, no pressure points can arise and the sleep is optimized. With a small hint to the staff we can make each bed harder or softer within seconds.

We are sorry we couldn’t make you visit us again and remain with best wishes

Christian Schübert
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

We stayed at this hotel as part of our Swiss tour. The location is one of the best. Exactly next to the river and borders the old town. The hotel is a small boutique hotel . We got two connecting rooms, one standard and the other a junior suite. Both rooms were clean and had nothing to complain about. I would honestly suggest that anyone staying at this hotel to go for the junior suite as they are updated and spacious with a wonderful Jacuzzi in the bathroom. The employees at the hotel would do anything to make your stay enjoyable, nothing was too much for them. Breakfast was served at the hotel restaurant and had everything one would wish for, eggs, toast, cheese, juice etc...The hotel doesn't have a gym but will give you a pass to the Luxor gym which is located a 2min walk from the hotel, didn't use it so can't comment on it.

I would highly recommend this hotel for anyone who is looking for a reasonable amount to pay when staying in a hotel in Zurich. Honestly, i don't know why anyone would choose to stay anywhere else, the price is amazing, the rooms are updated and clean , the location is just perfect. If you are looking for a huge hotel with with a Gym, Sauna, Spa, different restaurants, this is not the hotel for you, however if you want peace of mind, look no further, this is the hotel for you, go there you won't regret it.

Room Tip: Go for the junior suite
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Christian S, Manager at Hotel Glaernischhof, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for staying with us and thank you for this outstanding review. As we are always trying to make our guests stays as comofortable and enjoyable as possible, this compliment really motivates us to go on.

As we do offer all guests a 5% reduction on their roomrate if they book directly with us on phone, via mail or on our homepage, it would be a pleasure to answer your call for another reservation with us at the Hotel Glärnischhof.

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

I am a female business traveller, usually travelling alone. I stay in hotels all over the world. This hotel is excellent for the price. The location is great, right on the lake and easy walking distance to Banhofstrasse, the breakfast selection and quility excellent, the bed and pillows really comfortable, the room temperature just right and the staff really friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here agin next time I am in Zurich. The only negative is that there I could find only two power points in the room and one nowhere near the desk.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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5  Thank Anna T
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Christian S, Manager at Hotel Glaernischhof, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Dear Madame

Thank you for your nice review and the warm words you shared on tripadvisor.com.

We appreciate to read that we could satisfy almost all your wishes and it will be a pleasure to welcoming you in your future stays with us. Just call or e-mail us to make your next reservation so we can grant you 5% discount on the best daily rate.

By the way, all our rooms have more than two power-sockets. They are well hidden, but just ask at the front-desk and your staff will kindly show you where to find them.

Best regards from Zürich

Christian Schübert
General Manager

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Address: Claridenstrasse 30, Zurich 8002, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Enge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Business Hotel in Zurich
#11 Family Hotel in Zurich
#12 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#14 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range: £202 - £294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Glaernischhof 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The elegant four Star Hotel Glarnischhof is situated in the City Centre of Zurich. Nearby the Financial district the Bahnhofstrasse, the Kongresshaus, Tonhalle and to the lake of Zurich. Each and every room in the Hotel Glarnischhof is furnished stylish and contemporary. In all the rooms, our rich breakfast, the minibar selection, the whole Pay TV range, our Coffee and Tea assortment with our Tassimo Coffee machines and WIFI access are included in the room rates. Our 62 rooms are equipped with our comfortable and adjustable Airlux - Deluxe Mattresses and are responsible for a good and healthy sleep. To welcoming you at our hotel, we offer you a welcome drink upon arrival. On Top of that, you will find a plate with fresh fruits and a bottle of Mineral Water in your room. In add to make your stay even more remarkable, you have got free access to the adjoining Squash - and Fitnessclub "Luxor" inlcuding the use of sauna and steam bath. For guests who would like to make culinary experiences, we've got 2 different kinds of restaurant. At our "Restaurant Glarnischhof", you may enjoy our local cuisine with products from the region. This is where you will find delicate local food same as " Zurcher Geschnetzeltes " which is sliced veal served with Rosti, a potato specialty. In our Gourmet Restaurant "Le Poisson" we serve exquisite seafood and fresh fish courts. In case you don't want to eat fish, we of course also serve excellent meat menus. In the Restaurant Le Poisson, you receive 15% reduction as our hotel guests. The cozy ambience in our hotel bar, invites you to linger with a small snack, an aperitif or cocktails. ... more   less 
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