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Hotel California

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Schifflaende 18, Zurich 8001 Switzerland See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Bar/Lounge
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews old town the ground floor great location rooms are clean and spacious zurich lake restaurant downstairs first floor hotel is located restaurants and shops train station would stay here again close proximity good size across the river walking distance couple of nights included breakfast
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Room was close to bellevue and the tram. fit my needs. lived in zurich in the past. this silly review makes me put 200 characters. place was cheap and convenient. enough said. will ramble to make the extra characters.

Thank abner w
Response from CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel CaliforniaResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear abner w Thank you very much for your positive feedback on TripAdvisor. We are happy that our centrally located Hotel California fulfilled your needs and made your stay comfortable. We would be pleased to welcome you back on your next trip to Zurich!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a very bad experience sleeping at this place due to the noises coming down the street, up to late in the evening and started again extremely early in the morning, so zero sleep. I guess they have less noisy rooms, I would definitely suggest...More

Thank Alice D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positive: I liked staff. They are very responsive and ready to help. Location is pretty good as well: only 10 minutes walk to the old city and 5 minutes to the lake. Negative: Unfortunately, this does not compensate for the fact that hotel is poorly...More

Thank Alexey V
Reviewed 23 August 2018

A basic no (or less) frills hotel close to the central station of Zurich, and just a 2 minute walk to the Zurich lake, Grossmünster and eateries. The rooms are better from the inside (as compared to how the hotel looks from the outside).More

Thank Sanchit M
Response from CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel CaliforniaResponded 24 August 2018

Dear Sanchit M A big thank you for your 5***** Review on TripAdvisor! We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our hotel is indeed a great spot to discover the old town with all its places of interest and our team strives...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Not bad. Location, location, location the best. Just a warm greetings from the receptionist would be good for the hotel, too. Close to the lake, restaurant . Not the best time to visit in the month of august, though 33 deg☀️☀️☀️

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About
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Style
Business
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Business
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
18
Price range
US$ 161 - US$ 253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
California Hotel zürich
Location
Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Hotel class
Hotel Style
Business
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
18
Price range
US$ 161 - US$ 253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
California Hotel zürich
Location
Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
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jmc8683
16 March 2017|
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Response from Christian G | Property representative |
Hello jmc8683 Thank you for your request! In our Hotel "California" we are serving a continental breakfast buffet from 7 am until 10.00 am from Monday to Friday and on weekends from 7 am until 11 am (on Sunday it starts at... More
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Krissyed83
31 May 2016|
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Hello Yes, both are correct. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter, Front Desk Manager
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Room Tips
"Rooms on back are quieter"
730jacquesd
8 Jul 2018
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"do not stay here during summer due to AC not working"
Mirkoc18
4 Jul 2018
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"Ask for higher floors"
jcmrls1293
31 May 2018
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"Rooms facing the lake are good but Hotel is so u stay and step down u r in a lively place of..."
VaidyaVikrant
8 Apr 2018
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