$129 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Oct 3, 2014 Check-out: Oct 4, 2014

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 location for an early morning flight

Stayed here for one day after snowboarding in Austria. The staff was extremely nice on arrival. The... See full review

  • Mpooz
  • Apr 12, 2013
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

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.

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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

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

3
5.01.0
sanmon
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 17, 2008

My review of Swissotel Zurich

somewhat overpriced for quality and location of hotel

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

train station across the street from hotel and 6 minutes from Zurich airport.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Tony72
New York City
Feb 21, 2012

Returning from Skiing in Austria

Check-in very friendly. Very friendly staff. Good location for city transportation. Close to airport. Issues : 1. Water pressure too low in shower/bath. 2. Dryer electric cord was not long enough - you had to blow-dry hair standing over the toilet. 3. Shampoo supplied, but no conditioner. 4. Room temperature was hard to control. 5. No breakfast - Breakfast not included @ 146.51 USD/per night. 6. Upon check-out, was told we had taken 2 beers from the minibar, which was not the case. 7. The hotel describes great views - our room was high, but we looked at train tracks.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Street cars and trains and located very close.

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
EastWest Blue Gold
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
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Nearby Coop supermarket. Very affordable and convienient.

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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
Globetrotter 2014
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
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Try the Rheinfall.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Florida
Nov 4, 2010

Great location and Great Hotel

Absolutely great location - right across the street from the trams; 1 stop from airport and 2 stops from downtown. Rooms are very, very clean and orderly

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Not Applicable

Great shopping in downtown Zurich both in the old and new areas. Very quick from the trains - I wouldn't recommend any other way to get to and from the hotel.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
ArinderK
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
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
CJL
Rocklin, CA
Jul 28, 2009

Zurich

Very nice hotel right accross from the Oerlakin train station which is just 2 stops away from downtown.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Make sure and review your planned train trips so you buy the correct pass since they are very expensive!

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Asheville, NC
Apr 11, 2011

Gorgeous hotel perfect local

The location of the hotel is perfect right across the street from the train station, a 2 minute train ride to Zurich's town center, and less than 10 minutes by train from the airport. There are also at least 6 great restaurants less than a block from the hotel. The hotel is also across from a grocery/department type store. The hotel is gorgeous the staff was super friendly and helpful. The pool and spa was beautiful as well. If we ever go back to Switzerland we will definitely stay there again. The hotel bar had the coldest beer in town. The only down side to traveling in Switzerland and it's not just this hotel it is that the Swiss do not believe in proper pillows on the beds. We had this issue on our previous trip so it's not necessarily this hotel it's just a Swiss thing. Thanks Swissotel for a wonderful stay!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Time-saving tip: Not Applicable

Bring cash to switch to swiss franks or travelers checks to switch to franks. The swiss like to use cash not credit.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kim Ang
Singapore
Dec 9, 2011

Great location & Customer Service

Swissotel Zurich is very conveniently located - 1 train stop from Airport, 2 train stops from Zurich Main train station. Customer service/reception staff were friendly. Special thanks to Luca - he was extremely helpful, accommodating and knowledgeable - made good recommendations on sightseeing and restaurants. He made our stay fuss free. Highly recommend this hotel. Downside - Room/bathrom was rather small, pillows were too soft, Internet at CHF30 per day is daylight robbery - definitely didn't justify paying such a price for using it for a couple of hours. Should have been complimentary for all guests considering the internet is such a necessary part of our lives.

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