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Helmhaus Swiss Quality Hotel

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Location could not be better--right in the heart of Zurich's old quarter. The hotel itself is newly renovated and the rooms and common areas are spacious and have nice finishes/amenities. The real standout for me was the breakfast--amazing selection and service (for free!). Would not hesitate to stay again.

We stayed at room 54 which is one of the room on the top floor. It was recently renovated and everything was very clean. The only downside is that it has a roof pitch that cuts off the shower cabin and it was a bit uncomfortable for a 6'3" person like me. I was happy to compromise. It offered a very nice breakfast and the staff was super friendly and helpful. Will stay again.

This boutique hotel was a delightful find! It is well located and close to the historic sites, restaurants and shopping areas. The rooms are lovely and very clean and I enjoyed the "Rituals" bath products (although if you use conditioner, bring your own). The staff was tremendously helpful and the warm apple cider to greet you was simply delicious! I would highly recommend this hotel and will plan to stay there on future trips.

Hotel Helmhaus is a very nice hotel, centrally located with great service. Very professional and helpful staff who look for ways to accommodate their guests, instead of finding excuses why things cant be done. One small comment for management to think of: Many hotels now offer 2 pillows per guest. Halmhaus does this too except one is a real fluffy pillow that swallows you up (loved by many guests) and the other is a small little pillow best for your traveling barbie doll or miniature Chihuahua to lie on. A large firmer pillow would be appreciated.

It's a small, neat and unpretentious Hotel in a historic Building close to the river Limmat. For people who love to explore a city by foot, the Helmhaus is in the right spot. From the corner rooms one would have a glimpse of the lake and river. My corner room was clean and well appointed, the staff was friendly and helpful. It's a hotel with a 24/7 front desk, but to think of a very well run bed and breakfeast migth be closer to the character of the helmhaus.

I return to Zurich regularly, and each autumn I choose to stay here at Helmhaus. Andre and his team provide such a human touch - nothing is too much trouble - that you are able to relax even though you are away from home. Clean, comfortable, nice products and breakfast served by lovely people. This time enjoyed my lovely corner room on the 5th floor with its view of the lake in the sunshine - an appreciated upgrade on arrival. I’ll be back!

Had a great experience booking two rooms for differing dates by telephone. The reception staff continued to be extremely helpful throughout our visit. We had a room on the top floor which was really spacious although there were some restrictions to the ceiling heights in places. The bedroom and bathroom were really clean and well serviced. Breakfast was good and served by a really helpful lady. Not sure why someone chose to put the safe in the room in a cupboard below a very low piece of ceiling - almost a recipe for a bumped head or knocking the TV off the wall. Felt the lack of a bar in the hotel and a reasonable lounge area more disappointing than I had expected. But it does have a great central location.

The entire reception staff at this four star hotel was welcoming and professional. This is the smallest four star hotel in Zurich with 26 rooms. Our room, number 44, was a corner room with a view of the river and was quite spacious with a seating area for two and a desk area. The location is in Old Town and within walking distance to the Kuntshaus museum which has the largest collection of Giacometti statues and prints. You can also walk to the two major churches worth a visit. In short, we highly recommend this hotel for location and comfort. The staff were also very helpful in recommending restaurants in the area. There is no need for a car.

Excellent hotel in a very good location in Zurich –located near the Lake. Near to restaurants, shops,.. close to Old Town nightlife but not so close as to be particularly noisy. Not inexpensive but reasonable for quality in Zurich (approx. CHF 400 / night) …. room was comfortable size – we were three adults with two twins and a nice sofa bed . Bathroom and shower/tub were appropriate size , good water pressure , available surfaces. Very nice breakfast room and good service. Breakfast offered included an extensive array of meats, cheeses, breads, cereals, juices,… as well as eggs and sausages/bacon and all coffees. Front desk / concierge service was excellent (Mario in particular though all were very good)

We spent 2 nights in Zurich at the end of a 2 1/2 week trip to Europe. The Helmhaus was a small inviting hotel. It is perfectly situated in the city making it easy to explore both sides of the river. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was large, clean and comfortable. We needed to leave early for the airport, and they even offered to provide us with food to take away. Nice touch. We would definitely stay there again if we were to return to this interesting city.

Schifflaende 30 Zurich ZH

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Fraumuenster and Bahnhofstrasse
  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Concierge services

Located in Old Town, Helmhaus Swiss Quality Hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Fraumuenster and within 15 minutes of other popular attractions like Bahnhofstrasse. The 24 rooms at this 4-star hotel include iPads, minibars, and flat-screen TVs. Located in central Zurich, the hotel is also near Kunsthaus Zurich and Swiss National Museum.


Free breakfast is included with your stay.


Helmhaus Swiss Quality Hotel's 24 soundproofed rooms provide iPads, minibars, and safes. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Phones and desks are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Helmhaus Swiss Quality Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and a computer station. For transportation, you can make use of an airport shuttle at scheduled times for CHF 32 per person one way, as well as limo/town car service. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly hotel include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.

Room options

Superior Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Comfort Double or Twin Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double or Twin Room

Queen 1 | Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Superior Single Room

Twin 1 | Sleeps 1

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

93% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 901 reviews