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Lady's First Design Hotel
Ranked #16 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
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Stockholm, Sweden
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“Nice hotel, nice service and well priced for Zurich”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

I stayed a the Lady's First Design hotel whilst on business. The hotel is centrally located and easy to access from the tram. The staff are very pleasant and helpful and there's a warm welcoming reception with fireplace. The hotel is in quite an old building that has been pleasantly refurbished into a chic boutique hotel. The rooms were clean and comfortable, however the only downside is the old fashioned wooden floors mean it's quite noisy when others are walking in the short corridors so I would recommend some earplugs. Nice breakfast and would generally recommend this for those wanting a nice but not stupidly priced hotel in Zurich with easy access to the centre.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

Hotel close to the centre, 10 minutes walk. Room and breakfast where ok. Staff was pleasant and very thoughtful. Room very clean. Public transport close and frequently running into city centre. Next to the wellness possibilities, not much to do in the hotel. Quite location in a nice area.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 6 March 2014

Lady's First was named by a local as a friend's top choice when visiting Zurich. It's in a solid old building three tram stops beyond the Stadlhof, in a pleasant residential neighborhood near the lake (very nice place to jog or stroll). It was clean and quiet, and the minimal service was cheerful--I don't remember whether there's room service, but you can get made-to-order expresso drinks at breakfast or order tea or drinks in the lobby, which has a small seating area with fireplace. There is also a spa which I not try. The reception closes at 10 pm and the outside door is locked, so you use your key to enter the building at night.

When I got to my room it seemed so small and dark that I called reception to verify that they'd given me the superior that I'd reserved. They confirmed that it was, and offered me another on a higher floor, which was even smaller. The hotel calls itself a design hotel, which apparently means modern furniture and plain colors in renovated rooms. The bathroom was modern; toiletries were what I'd expect in a cheaper hotel. Granted, Zurich is breathtakingly expensive, but for the price there's really nothing special about this property. Compared to the three other Zurich hotels I've stayed in, this would not be my first choice.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

The location of the hotel is great. Easy to reach from the airport and the main train station. The lake is a 2 minute walk away and the downtown area can be reached within 10 minutes.
The room I stayed in, was nice and large enough. Unfortunately I did not find any sleep as i could hear the other guests clearly. The guests on the floor up from my room (206) pretty much walked around all night and I could hear every step very clearly.
When I mentioned this to the reception in the morning, they did not care much. I asked for the supervisor, but she was on vacation. Also the hotel director could not be reached. Voicing this complaint was impossible.
Breakfast was okay, but nothing special.
At 220 CHF per night, the stay was not cheap, either.
When coming back to Zurich, I will avoid this hotel.

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Jacarei, SP
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Reviewed 24 December 2013

For working, sometimes I head in to Zurich. I do have the option to pick the hotels, but my choice is LF. Staff is lovely, simple and feels like home to be there. Clean, cosy, comfortable, nice breakfast, very well located, nearby the Lake. lovely to see the sunset and having a "gelato".

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Rota, Spain
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

This hotel was nice enough, but the floors were loud and creaky, the staff was completely overworked and not able to deal with a full house. Breakfast they ran out of food and it was horribly crowded in the breakfast room. Too expensive to have harried service and no breakfast on a Sunday. The rooms are very small and are very loud.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Piacenza, Italy
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

Recently my wife and I went to Zuerich to visit our son and his family. Because the wether was not so good, we were compelled to stay in the "Lady's First Hotel" more time than we planned. The misfortune was not so dreary also because our comfortable room 101 helped us to have in any case a nice time.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Lady's First Design Hotel
Address: Mainaustrasse 24, Zurich 8008, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Seefeld
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#17 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#24 Business Hotel in Zurich
#30 Family Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Lady's First Design Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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