When it comes to hotels, Zurich has a wide range of accommodation styles to suit all budgets. For those looking for Zurich hotels with a contemporary feel, Helvetia offers a laid back but hip boutique hotel experience in the city centre, whilst 25 Hours in trendy Zurich West serves also as a creative community meeting point, with regular events and parties.
The luxury end of the market is fiercely competitive and there is a wide choice if your pockets are deep set. The Park Hyatt is a safe bet but, like many Zurich hotels in this sector, including the opulent Dolder Grand, the prices in the bar and restaurant are painful and the atmosphere on the sterile side. The family owned Baur au Lac however offers a more local feeling luxury experience and suits both the business traveller and culture vulture.
Finding hotels that offer value for money, without losing out on quality can be more challenging. If you can handle its setting in the buzzy (noisy) red light district setting, the Rothaus offers city centre affordability. Otherwise the Zum guten Glück Guest House has simple facilities, a friendly attitude and is a very budget friendly option.
Originally opened in 1899, the Dolder Grand was equipped with two additional wings by Norman Foster and re-opened in 2008. It has hosted celebrities like Sophia Loren, Albert Einstein and the Rolling Stones and offers some of the most exquisite accommodation in town. Some love it for its secluded location, but others will miss the city’s hustle and bustle.
With its 126 rooms the 25 Hours Hotel – a chain that runs cool-looking hotels in various German-speaking cities – offers contemporary accommodation in the rising area of Zurich West. Its interiors were designed by Alfredo Häberli, and there are regular parties and events taking place. All of this might even make up for the rather grey and dull surroundings and the noisy road just outside the hotel.