Swissotel Zurich

4 stars
Schulstrasse 44, Am Marktplatz Oerlikon, Zurich, 8050
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.2
out of 5
33 reviews
perfect short break

Spent 4 nights here while attending a wedding in Zurich. Chose it because it was only affordable... See full review

  • sjandj
  • Jun 12, 2014
Excellent for an overnight stay

Had a 24-layover from Istanbul to Washington. The Swissotel was an excellent place to cool my... See full review

  • Globetrotter 2014
  • Sep 2, 2014
All the trappings of 4-star elegance including Swiss Alps views

Swissotel Zurich stands high above the city, rewarding guests with historic Swiss surroundings and breathtaking views of the Alps. From the fitness spa and multitude of dining choices to the first-rate conference facilities and the stylish lounge, modern decor and upscale amenities make business and leisure stays a first-class choice. The adjacent railway station and roadways mean speedy access to all Zurich attractions, the airport and beyond.

Highlights
  • Panoramic mountain views from guest room windows
  • Spa and fitness center on the 32nd floor boasts a steam room, an infinity pool and massage treatment rooms (fees may apply)
  • Kids play room available
  • Free buggy/stroller and bicycle rentals (summer months)
  • Hairdresser, patisserie, Starbucks and convention center on-site
Rooms

The Swissotel Zurich boasts 347 guest rooms dressed in fresh green and brown decor, and large windows with Swiss Alps views. (For a closer look, binoculars are available on request.) Guests can unwind with Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply), CD/DVD players and flat-screen satellite TVs with on-demand movies. Mini-bars, a pillow menu and marble bathrooms complete the package.

Features

Situated in Zurich's northern suburb of Oerlikon, the 32-storey Swissotel Zurich is an upscale, four-star retreat offering magnificent city and mountain views. The hotel is next door to the Oerlikon train station and within minutes of Zurich's premier attractions.


Guests have 24/7 access to the on-site concierge and business center. Swissotel Zurich also offers a florist and free buggy/stroller and bicycle rentals during summer months.

Dining

Guests enjoy all-day fare at the casual Szenario bistro, and fine international dining at Dialog. The Swissotel Zurich also offers an in-house patisserie and Starbucks for coffees and quick bites. The stylish Edison Lounge & Bar lures patrons for cocktails and conversation. Room service is available 24/7.

Recreation

For health and wellness, the top-floor Amrita Spa & Fitness offers a fitness center, steam room, Jacuzzi, indoor swimming pool and a birds-eye view of Zurich and the Alps. Children enjoy the Swissotel Kids Room, packed with educational activities and games.

Transportation
  • Oerlikon Train Station (1 block)
  • Zurich Airport (5.3 mi/8.6 km)
Attractions
  • Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum) (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
  • Museum of Design Zurich (3.0 mi/4.8 km)
  • Fraumunster Church (4.0/6.5 km)
  • Grossmunster Church (4.2 mi/6.7 km)
  • St. Peter's Church (4.4 mi/7.1 km)
  • Tonhalle Zurich (4.5 mi/7.2 km)
  • Zurich Zoo (4.7 mi/7.5 km)
Business
  • 24-hour Business center
  • Secretarial services
  • 19 flexible, high-tech meeting and event rooms for up to 1000 guests
  • Audiovisual equipment available

Swissotel Zurich Rooms

Classic Room
The newly renovated guest rooms of the Classic category are tailored to the needs of the modern traveler and are spread over seven floors (21st to 26th floor) of the largest hotels in Zurich. The facilities include a flat screen TV, ISDN, wireless Internet, complimentary "Satellite-on-demand" and free admission to the Amrita Spa & Fitness, coffee / tea, mini bar, pillow menu and much more.
Pinnacle Room
The newly renovated Pinnacle rooms are located on the three top floors (27th to 29th floor) and offer breathtaking views of Zurich and the snow-covered Swiss Alps. On request, you will receive a pair of binoculars from our Guest Service. The facilities include a flat screen TV, ISDN, free wireless internet, free "Satellite on demand" and free admission to the Amrita Spa & Fitness, coffee / tea, pillow menu and much more.
Premier Room
The light-filled, harmonious rooms shine in new splendor and provide an elegant ambiance with modern, custom-made furniture with clean lines, a soothing color scheme of beige and green tones and surprise with graphic accents. The facilities include a flat screen TV, ISDN, free wireless internet, free "Satellite on demand" and free admission to the Amrita Spa & Fitness, coffee / tea, pillow menu and much more.
Swiss Business Advantage Room
The newly renovated and modern Swiss Business Advantage rooms at the Swissotel Zurich are characterized by a classic and sophisticated design. Spacious, ergonomic work areas and the attention to detail in all areas of the room, including the open marble bathroom will welcome you. Additional facilities include among others a flat screen TV, ISDN, free wireless LAN, CD / DVD player, espresso machine, free "Satellite on demand" and free admission to the Amrita Spa & Fitness, pillow menu and much more.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Pool
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Activities
Pool
Fitness Center
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

47.4107 8.5437
Area served
Ideally situated with a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Swiss Alps, within minutes you reach the heart of Zurich city centre.
Nearby airports
Zurich International Airport.
Area description
The city of Zrich lies in the heart of Europe and at the center of Switzerland, on the shore of the lake with magnificent views of the snowcapped Alps. Zrich City has a unique mixture of attractions - over 50 museums and more than 100 art galleries, international and local fashion labels, and the most flamboyant and lively nightlife in Switzerland. Our Concierge will be happy to make all necessary arrangements.

Nearby points of interest

  • Convention Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Zürich Zoologischer Garten: 1.9 mi
  • Bahnhof Hardbrucke: 2 mi
  • Museum of Design, Zurich: 2.1 mi
  • ETH Zurich: 2.1 mi
  • Swiss National Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Main Train Station: 2.2 mi
  • Zurich Zoo: 2.2 mi
  • West Zurich (Left Bank-Rail Station): 2.4 mi
  • Old Town: 2.6 mi
  • Fraumunster: 2.7 mi
  • Altstadt: 2.8 mi
  • Kunsthaus: 2.8 mi
  • Rennweg Zurich: 2.8 mi
  • Kunsthaus Zürich: 2.8 mi
  • Convention Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Zürich Zoologischer Garten: 1.9 mi
  • Bahnhof Hardbrucke: 2 mi
  • Museum of Design, Zurich: 2.1 mi
  • ETH Zurich: 2.1 mi
  • Swiss National Museum: 2.2 mi
  • Main Train Station: 2.2 mi
  • Zurich Zoo: 2.2 mi
  • West Zurich (Left Bank-Rail Station): 2.4 mi
  • Old Town: 2.6 mi
  • Fraumunster: 2.7 mi
  • Altstadt: 2.8 mi
  • Kunsthaus: 2.8 mi
  • Rennweg Zurich: 2.8 mi
  • Kunsthaus Zürich: 2.8 mi
  • Bellevue: 3 mi
  • Bahnhof Stadelhofen: 3.1 mi
  • Opera House: 3.1 mi
  • Zurich Chinese Garden: 3.5 mi
  • Rietberg Museum: 3.6 mi
  • Museum Buehrle: 4.3 mi
  • Rote Fabrik: 4.9 mi
  • Üetliberg: 4.9 mi
  • Luftseilbahn Adliswil-Felsenegg: 7.1 mi
  • Felsenegg: 7.1 mi
  • Lake Zurich: 12.8 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Swisstel Zurich is the perfect destination for your next corporate event, with one of the largest convention centres in town. 19 exceptionally well-designed meeting rooms with daylight providing ample room for conferences with a capacity of up to 1000 delegates and our experienced event management team ensure that every detail from AV Equipment to innovative dining is carried out with the Swisstel passion for perfection.

Dining

Dialog
Fine Dining Dialog is personalized service in a tasteful and relaxed atmosphere. The Qualified service as well as the served gourmet specialties suite the needs of every gourmand. Choose from a selection of daily specials, seasonal menus or a la carte dishes.
Edison Lounge & Bar
Edison Lounge & Bar is our guests' favorite. Meet the international clientele and "Zrcher" for an after-work drink in the evening or sip an exotic cocktail or your favorite drink whilst listening to light soothing tunes.
Szenario
Restaurant Szenario is the ideal place to be, you will be pampered in a bistro style and comfortable atmosphere by our service team. The Szenario kitchen team prepares traditional and innovative dishes focused on seasonal specialties from light starters to traditional Swiss courses. Insider Tip - sleep until noon on weekends and savour the sumptuous breakfast till 2 pm.
Summer Terrace
Enjoy the bustling life of the market square nearby while sitting on our summer terrace. Make your choice from a selection of light seasonal dishes, a wide range of ice creams, milkshakes or ice teas. Open Daily (only during the summer months)

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (33)

Ratings and reviews for Swissotel Zurich

Overall score

4.2 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
4.1
Room cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

94% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Globetrotter 2014
Business
Washington, DC
Sep 2, 2014

Excellent for an overnight stay

Had a 24-layover from Istanbul to Washington. The Swissotel was an excellent place to cool my heels. The neighborhood was not particularly exciting, but the rooms themselves were wonderful. Very soft bed, clean bathrooms, and solid amenities. The front desk was very prompt and helpfu.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Try the Rheinfall.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
TRVLR from New York
Business
New York, NY
Sep 2, 2014

very small rooms

I booked the pinnacle room which costs extra and according to the hotel web site is supposed to be bigger and have a good view of the alps. in reality all rooms are the same size and tiny. The bathrooms are also extremely small and uncomfortable. The gym upstairs is a joke: closet -size and almost no equipment. The pool is not bad. A typical Holiday Inn in the US offers much better rooms, facilities, and overall experience and calls itself a 3 star hotel. I liked the location: right across from a train station and a 10 min train ride away from either airport or the main rail station in the center of Zurich. did not try their breakfasts which cost 35 chf and supposed to be good. they charge extra 7 chf for wi-fi.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Dan52
Business
San Diego, CA
Jul 9, 2014

Close to Downtown

Close to train station & downtown. Very nice staff and wonderful breakfast.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Close to downtown Zurich.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
sjandj
Business
bolton,uk
Jun 12, 2014

perfect short break

Spent 4 nights here while attending a wedding in Zurich. Chose it because it was only affordable hotel with spa plus it is opposite railway station. Location is between airport & city. 5 mins from airport & 10 mins to city by train. Macdonalds & lots of shops & bars close by but tram or train ride if you want to spend time in Zurich city. Farmers market outside on Saturday. Hotel staff very polite & helpful. Pc in lobby with printer for printing out boarding passes for return journey & staff printed out train tickets for return to airport. Free WiFi in Starbucks in lobby but chargeable in hotel rooms. Booked classic room but got upgraded to room with free Nespresso coffee maker. Room clean, bed comfy, ensuite bath & shower small but adequate. Tv with lots of English channells including bbc & itv so got to watch the footy after the wedding! Pool on top floor is a must for relaxing with views across city & mountains. Sauna & steam room separate from pool but also with panoramic views. Swimwear not allowed in sauna & steam room for hygiene reasons but towels allowed if you are shy about going in naked. Road works outside slightly spoiled the experience but it has to be done sometime. Altogether a perfect place for us and a thoroughly enjoyable stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ArinderK
Business
West Yorkshire, UK
Jun 1, 2014

Excellent hotel and staff!

My sister and I stayed for 3 nights at Swissotel Zurich this week. The hotel is in Oerlikon. From the airport it only takes 4 minutes to the hotel on the train. The hotel is opposite as soon as you leave the station. This makes it so easy with luggage! From the hotel you can get the tram or trai to Zurich centre, the train takes 7 minutes to the centre. The tram takes about 20 mins to Zurich centre, but you can take in different areas if the city. We had a twin room. The rooms are great, all the usual mod cons. You get a nespresso machine, kettle, along with tea, coffee, milk, sugar etc. The rooms have a nice decor. The bathroom is small but perfectly formed. A great rain style shower, a magnifying mirror (great for us ladies to do our makeup). Toiletries are provided too. The beds are very comfortable. They even have a pillow menu, where you can choose a pillow and they will bring it to your room! A nice touch. We didnt have breakfast included in our hotel deal. We went to the co-op store that is opposite the hotel and bought croissants for our breakfast. Perfect! The breakfast is 35 Swiss francs per person per day, too much for my liking! Definitely consider this hotel if you are visiting Zurich. The staff are so helpful and friendly, nothing is too much trouble. We ate in Oerlikon on 2 evenings, and the staff gave us great recommendations. Excellent staff make for an excellent stay. Wifi is chargeable, but if you join the Swiss circle scheme on the Swissotel website and give your membership no at checkin, you will get wifi for free. The Swissotel circle scheme is free to join. A good tip, if you want to use the internet. Thankyou Swissotel, for a great stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The staff can recommend local restaurants for you. We ate at a fantastic Indonesian restaurant one night, near the hotel. Its called Dapur Indonesia. Great food!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
sudo
Business
noth scotland
Apr 29, 2014

zurich trip

Good location , dinner at night was excellent,staff very friendly,not too keen on breakfast.just had the one ,refurbishment going on so there was no lift from the entrance ,had to use stair to the first floor,not so good when you have a knee replacement.apart from that a very good hotel,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

buy a zurich travel pass,

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
lalepe
Business
New Jersey
Nov 24, 2013

If you need to stay in Oerlikon...

Great staff. Good restaurant and bar. Gym is modest, indoor roof top pool is nice. Rooms are clean, neat and comfortable. Local bars restaurants are OK. Short cab ride or train to town and the Paradeplatz area make this hotel a value seekers hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Mpooz
Business
New York
Apr 12, 2013

Excellent location for an early morning flight

Stayed here for one day after snowboarding in Austria. The staff was extremely nice on arrival. The room was comfortable and the pool/spa was very relaxing. I would highly recommend this hotel if you have an early morning flight the next day. The train to the airport is right outside the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EastWest Blue Gold
Business
Philadelphia, PA
Jan 7, 2013

convenient location to city

The staff is very helpful and allowed us to check in early on our early arrival. The room was very clean and the ammenities were good. The pool is on the crowded side as well as the sauna.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nearby Coop supermarket. Very affordable and convienient.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
mps345
Business
Rockford Il. 61114
Jul 19, 2012

Excellent in every way

pool on 34th floor 87 degrees farenheit great i have been their several and will be back

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: In Hotel

Pool fitness center staff great front desk great

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