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Central Plaza Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Incredibly rude, unprofessional service at breakfast Sunday.

Nice hotel and very good location, very close of every thing!! Train, restaurats, tours!!

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

Great location - close to the train station and major bus/tram hub. Also, close to the pedestrian blocks with numerous restaurants. Room was fine, clean. Service from desk was more than sufficient. With the great location does come some noise from the trams and general traffic of the area. We were there World Cup night so it got pretty noisy on the streets. Their windows kill off most of the noise but for a light sleeper, it would be difficult. Regardless, the service and location make it a super place to stay.

Check-in staff were not very helpfull as to vehicle parking. They directed me to a very expensive nearby garage that was not opened on Sundays so it would require I getting my car out of there early. Luckily a Parking Meter Maid advised me that there was free parking on the street from Saturday afternoon to Monday morning. The restaurant was very expensive.

Central 1 Zurich ZH

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Swiss National Museum and Kunsthaus Zurich
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour health club

Located in Oberstrass, Central Plaza Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Swiss National Museum and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Kunsthaus Zurich. This 101-room, 4-star hotel has a restaurant along with conveniences like a 24-hour health club and free in-room WiFi. It's in central Zurich and also a short walk from Fraumuenster and Bahnhofstrasse.


Dining

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge or visit the onsite restaurant for a bite to eat. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

All 101 rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Beds are dressed in pillow menus and down comforters, and bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water, safes, and phones.


Property features

At Central Plaza Hotel, guests have access to a 24-hour health club, free WiFi in public areas, and 3 meeting rooms. Self parking is offered for CHF 35 per day. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a business center, free newspapers, and a terrace.

Room options

Superior Double Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Junior Suite, River View

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Suite, River View

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Guest reviews for Central Plaza Hotel

Everyone (2) Business (1) Couples (1) Family (4) Other (2) Friends (3)
4

great location, comfortable rooms

Everyone

Incredibly rude, unprofessional service at breakfast Sunday.

By on Mar 14, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 22, 2017

Dear Guest, thank you for your visit and for sharing your opinion. We regret to hear that our service team could not meet your expectations. Unfortunately we do not know what happened. Please accept our sincere apologies. Kind regards, Franziska Kläy, Guest Relation

5

nice hotel very good location

Everyone

Nice hotel and very good location, very close of every thing!! Train, restaurats, tours!!

By on May 12, 2016

Review comment responded on Sep 12, 2016

Dear Guest Thank for your stay and for your positive rating. It is nice to hear that you enjoyed the good location of the hotel and the city. Kind regards Franziska Kläy Guest Relation

5

central plaza hotel

Families

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.

By on Aug 17, 2014

5

great trip to zurich!

Families

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!

By on Jul 12, 2014

4

great location

BusinessTravelers

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

By on Jun 19, 2014

4

fabulous location, great staff, a few minor improvements

Families

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.

By on Nov 29, 2012

4

across the bridge from hb train station

LGBT

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.

By on Jul 16, 2012

5

dining and sight seeing

GetawayWithFriends

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

By on Jun 30, 2012

4

convient location to hb train station

LGBT

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.

By on Jun 11, 2012

4

central plaza hotel, zurich

GetawayWithFriends

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.

By on Oct 13, 2011