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“Excellent value for money in the heart of Zurich.”
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Hotel St. Josef
Ranked #22 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
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Krakow, Poland
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37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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“Excellent value for money in the heart of Zurich.”
Reviewed 2 June 2013

1. Excellent location - only 2 mins walk from the main railstation, same from the historic downtown (where most of the bars and restaurants are). In the heart of Zurich, but at the same time - set a little bit aside which brings the calmness.
2. Exterior - very nice, gives a feeling of well taken-care of hotel.
3. Interior - the common parts of the hotel (reception, corridors) are neat and tidy but have a general feeling that they require a little bit of renovation and modern touch. This should not put you off though.
4. Rooms - contrary to the common parts, rooms are very modern and pleasant. Mine was not very spacious, but ok for one person (double bed).
5. Breakfast - rich choice and good quality.

Overall experience - strongly recommend. Cost advantage towards similar hotels in the neighborhood, good experience, perfect location if you are aiming for city center.

Only warning - if you want to sleep long, put the sign out as they start cleaning as early as 8am.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2013

The hotel is right above central square and is only a short walk from the train station. It is a very pretty, traditional old building which contrasts nicely with the high end, modern, spacious room we had. Our room was quiet and comfortable, the only thing I would recommend would be to provide a black out blind for the bathroom as the door to the bathroom is glass and the morning light woke us early.

The girl in reception when we arrived was friendly and gave us advice on where to eat and talked us through the map and attractions to see. Our 3 year old son was also given a small toy. Really glad we chose this hotel as it has given us a really positive lasting impression of Zurich.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2013

Stayed 1 night in April ,Great location ,spacious room,very friendly staff,assisted with all queries and suggested restaurent etc,.Cost wise was high relative to same value hotels in Italy!
Be prepared to pay in Zurich,Food 40% more expensive then Florence , which in Italian terms is already high. will however consider this hotel again when visiting Zurich

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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bologna
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

The hotel is in a great location, very near to the old town and to the buses and train station (five minutes by walk), to supermarket and restaurants. We had a beautiful and large room on the first floor of the secondary building. The interior was new, modern, clean and very comfortable. The breakfast was good and staff professional. Not too expensive considering the standard of Zurich.
Please note that the hotel is located on a small hill. You can choose the short way up the stairs or the long but easier way, Seilergraben, that is parallel to the hotel and has no stairs.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

quiet. room opened to small courtyard; yes, could still hear tram,
sirens - but slightly in distance, not under your nose. Even street-facing rooms, better than many hotels in Zurich, because slightly off main streets. Easy to get to center-town, staff very nice. spacious room, bathroom. heater for towels in bathroom great for drying small things (especially handy when luggage fails to arrive!). Shower pressure/hot water was great. chemical sensitive: soap in bathroom & shower not good, but sheets/towels did not trigger me. some smell in hallway was not great, but did not permeate into room too badly - and openable windows aired out room quickly. Easy to turn off/control heat. Wireless was amazing (room 419 is close to router), transferring large data files and skype-calling while my partner was also working, and not even a pause in anything.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2013 via mobile

We had a beautiful double room (413). This hotel surpasses all the others in this area of similar price. I've stayed in many hotels in this area and this was my preferred. The staff is very nice as well.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

We (3 adults and a toddler) shared a business superior room with 3 beds (one double, one single and one travel cot) for two nights and were pleasantly surprised at the standard of the hotel. Although billed as a budget hotel the interior was modern, smart and spotless. The restaurant was good, the staff were always friendly and helpful, and the location was great being only 10 minutes walk from the main station. located close to supermarkets and with plenty of take-away food around, for those on a budget.

Room Tip: The hotel is located near tram/bus lines and a church but any noise fades into the background.
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Hotel St. Josef
Address: Hirschengraben 64-68, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Hochschulen
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#23 Family Hotel in Zurich
#26 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#30 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel St. Josef 3*
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In our charming hotel you will find everything you wish for your holiday or business stay. Our house is located close to the main station of Zurich , only a few steps from the Old Town and the famous Bahnhofstrasse. Theater, cinema, opera house, museums , ETH and University are within easy walking distance . A short walk takes you to the beautiful lake promenade of Zurich . ... more   less 
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