$207 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Sep 13, 2015 Check-out: Sep 14, 2015

The Central Plaza Hotel

4 stars
View map of Central 1, Zurich, 8001

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.3
out of 5
12 reviews
the perfect getaway for couples

perfect in every way, staff, quality and location and the city is very nice. views of the alps too. See full review

  • wayne
  • Dec 23, 2014
Central Plaza Hotel

We had a wonderful stay. It is very close to the main train station and everything else. We... See full review

  • DMME
  • Aug 17, 2014
Since 1883, the majestic Central Plaza Hotel has carried on the tradition of grand 19th-century European hospitality while keeping up with the style and amenities that modern travelers expect. The Central Plaza Hotel is at the city’s very heart, within minutes of Bahnhofstrasse shopping and dazzling Zurich sites. Guests enjoy grilled specialties at the in-house cellar restaurant, while the garden terrace and sleek piano-bar offer additional venues for refreshments and relaxation. Modern guest rooms offer plush comforts and free Wi-Fi.
Location
Situated in the heart of Zurich, the Central Plaza Hotel is minutes from the Hauptbahnhof train station, chic Bahnhofstrasse shopping and major sights like the Swiss National Museum and Grossmunster church.
Rooms
The Central Plaza Hotel’s 105 chic guest rooms feature balanced cream, gray and black decor, along with colorful artwork, abundant natural light and polished wood floors. Furnishings include work desks, cozy sitting areas and prime bedding. Media features include satellite/cable TVs with on-demand movies and complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access. Guests can request complimentary bathrobes and slippers along with hypoallergenic sheets and pillows.
Property features
King’s Cave Restaurant features an elegant, old-world cellar setting complete with a fireplace and candelabras. The restaurant serves excellent grilled specialties that can also be enjoyed in the Central Garden, a charming outdoor terrace. The hotel’s Café Bar is a cosmopolitan lounge where guests enjoy cocktails, light meals and live piano.

A 24-hour multi-lingual front desk and room service ensure that Central Plaza Hotel guests have the assistance and conveniences to ensure satisfying stays. The hotel also allows pets free of charge.
Highlights
  • Located in the heart of Zurich’s cultural and commercial district
  • Excellent cellar restaurant, garden terrace and cocktail lounge
  • Limmat Riverboat cruises only steps from the hotel
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access
Nearby attractions
  • Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum) (0.2 mi/0.4 km)
  • Fraumunster Church (0.4 mi/0.6 km)
  • Museum of Fine Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) (0.6 mi/0.9 km)
  • Grossmunster Church (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • St. Peter’s Church (0.6 mi/1 km)
  • Museum of Design Zurich (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Museum Rietberg (1.5 mi/2.3 km)
Business
  • Business services on request (fees may apply)
  • 3 meeting and event rooms including the Colonial Room, an executive cocktail lounge
Transportation
  • Zurich Hauptbahnhof (0.7 mi/1.1 km)
  • Zurich Airport (6.4 mi/10.3 km)

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The Central Plaza Hotel Rooms

STANDARD - ROOM
King or Twin bed - sound proved - Air-conditioned, with privat bath, hair dryer, phone with message alert, wireless lane, cable high speed Internet access free of charge, room safe, cable + satelite TV, PayTV, radio & minibar.
SUPERIOR - ROOM
River View - King or Twin bed - sound proved - Air-conditioned, with privat bath, hair dryer, phone with message alert, wireless lane, cable high speed Internet access free of charge, room safe, cable + satelite TV, PayTV, radio & minibar.

Amenities

  • WiFi
General
Concierge
Pet friendly
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Accessibility
Accessible Rooms/Facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Main Train Station: 0.2 mi
  • Swiss National Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Old Town: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Design, Zurich: 0.3 mi
  • Fraumunster: 0.3 mi
  • ETH Zurich: 0.4 mi
  • Altstadt: 0.5 mi
  • Lindenhof: 0.5 mi
  • Kunsthaus: 0.5 mi
  • West Zurich (Left Bank-Rail Station): 0.5 mi
  • Kunsthaus Zürich: 0.6 mi
  • Bellevue: 0.7 mi
  • Bahnhof Stadelhofen: 0.8 mi
  • Opera House: 0.8 mi
  • Centre Le Corbusier: 1.2 mi
  • Main Train Station: 0.2 mi
  • Swiss National Museum: 0.2 mi
  • Old Town: 0.2 mi
  • Museum of Design, Zurich: 0.3 mi
  • Fraumunster: 0.3 mi
  • ETH Zurich: 0.4 mi
  • Altstadt: 0.5 mi
  • Lindenhof: 0.5 mi
  • Kunsthaus: 0.5 mi
  • West Zurich (Left Bank-Rail Station): 0.5 mi
  • Kunsthaus Zürich: 0.6 mi
  • Bellevue: 0.7 mi
  • Bahnhof Stadelhofen: 0.8 mi
  • Opera House: 0.8 mi
  • Centre Le Corbusier: 1.2 mi
  • Bahnhof Hardbrucke: 1.3 mi
  • Rietberg Museum: 1.3 mi
  • Zurich Zoo: 1.5 mi
  • Zürich Zoologischer Garten: 1.5 mi
  • Museum Buehrle: 2 mi
  • Convention Centre: 2.4 mi
  • Rote Fabrik: 2.6 mi
  • Üetliberg: 3.1 mi
  • Luftseilbahn Adliswil-Felsenegg: 4.8 mi
  • Felsenegg: 4.9 mi
  • Lake Zurich: 10.9 mi

Dining

King's Cave
The romantic place to meat ant eat. Regally decorated celler restaurant with bar, fireplace, wine celler, candlesticks and mirrors, featuring exellent meat and fish grill specialities.
Central Cafè Bar
A fashionable meeting place with intimate atmosphere & nightly live music entertaiment. Open until midnight.

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Conference facilities up to 50 people.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for The Central Plaza Hotel

Overall score

4.3 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
4.1
Cleanliness:
4.5
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
4.1
Location:
4.8
Value:
4.2

83% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
wayne
Couples
stockport
Dec 23, 2014

the perfect getaway for couples

perfect in every way, staff, quality and location and the city is very nice. views of the alps too.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

central train station

Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
DMME
Family
New York City, NY
Aug 17, 2014

Central Plaza Hotel

We had a wonderful stay. It is very close to the main train station and everything else. We arrived early and they had our room ready within 30 minutes. The staff was very helpful and professional. I would stay at the Central Plaza Hotel again even though I never did get the bathrobe I requested. I didn't ask again so I really can not complain.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Sam Travel
Family
new jersey
Jul 12, 2014

Great trip to Zurich!

This was my first time to zurich and did not know what to expect. To my surprise the Central Plaza Hotel was amazing! the hotel was centrally located, the rooms was fantastic and the staff was superb. This was one of the best vacations ever. The next time I return to Zurich, I will only stay at the Central Plaza Hotel. Home away from home!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
phsflyer
Business
Boston, MA, USA
Jun 19, 2014

great location

5 min walk from Zurich HBH, close to restaurants. Perfect alternative to airport hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
First Time Zurich Visitor
Family
Barrington, IL
Nov 29, 2012

Fabulous Location, Great Staff, a few Minor Improvements

Overall, the Central Plaza Hotel was great! The Concierge went out of his way for us a couple of times, for example helping with the internet connection. Two recommendations to the hotel manager: mattress on the bed was lumpy and could be replaced and a coffee pot in the room would be a nice convenience that American travelers would enjoy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The National Swiss Museum is a short walk away as is the main train station. Transportation in Zurich is exceptionally good!

Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gaycouple
Des Moines, Iowa
Jul 16, 2012

Across the bridge from HB Train Station

We like to find a hotel adjacent to the train station, both for getting settled quickly, but also for an easy walk when we depart. Central Plaza is perfect, and we were pleased with our stay. We tried to stay there as well ten days later at the end of our trip, but the rates had jumped too much, so reserve early.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Dining tip: In Hotel

Breakfast was good, and reasonable relative to Zurich rates in general, which are high. There's also a great vegetarian restaurant name Hiltl, about a mile away. Hiltl is an open buffet with 70 or 80 choices, and they weigh your plate when you're done. Pricy, but excellent vegetarian and vegan foods.

Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
BlakeNel
Friends
San Diego
Jun 30, 2012

Dining and sight seeing

Excellent staff from the door, hotel reception, to housekeeping. Outstanding customer service. All public transportation, museums, shopping and historic sights within short walking distance

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Friends

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Ask the concierge for tips to get to main attractions

Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Gaycouple
Des Moines, Iowa
Jun 11, 2012

Convient location to HB train station

Excellent location immediately across bridge from Zurich HB train station. Small rooms, but pleasant. Good breakfast for 26 CHF. We left hotel 20 minutes before train departure and were in our seats with ten minutes to spare.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Follow the river down to the carousel and ride overlooking Zurich. Continue down lake front and rent a motorboat to cruise Zurichsee for an hour.

Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Spitzbub
Friends
Florida, USA
Oct 13, 2011

Central Plaza Hotel, Zurich

The central location was perfect for us. Our room was compact but comfortable and clean. Breakfast was not included, but there are restaurants and a large grocery store nearby. The central train station & Bahnhofstrasse were just across the bridge over the Limmat River, and the old town is just to the south. The in-house restaurant was very good if very expensive. Given that Zurich is one of the world's most expensive cities, this hotel offers reasonable value.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Friends

Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

This hotel's location near the central train station makes it a perfect base for traveling to destinations in the area (Luzern, for instance) while enjoying the amenities of downtown Zurich.

Review of The Central Plaza Hotel

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Frequent Partier
Friends
East Falmouth, Massachusetts, Vereinigte Staaten
Aug 15, 2011

Great Location

Great location and efficient staff. Hotel is very well-kept but rooms are quite small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Friends

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Niederdorf area

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