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“Excellent small hotel in good location.”
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Hotel Helmhaus
Ranked #11 of 137 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 November 2012

I recently spent 2 nights in this hotel on a business trip. My room was compact but very clean and well-appointed and designed for efficiency, with free WiFi. The bed was very comfortable and the lighting good. Although the hotel is located at the edge of the Niederdorf (Zurich's historic pub-crawl strip) it was not noisy at night. Major attractions are within walking distance, including lots of restaurants in all price categories. The staff are particularly helpful and friendly. I thought that the sign on the breakfast-room wall giving the names of the hotel staff members was a particularly nice touch. The hotel serves a nice buffet breakfast and offers limited room service (beverages). For lunch or dinner, just step outside and walk a block or less. The hotel is perfect for a short stay for business or leisure travelers.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled on business
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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2012

Grüezi swisstravelguru

Thank you for having been our guest and for taking the time to share thoughts about your stay with other travellers and us.
We are delighted to know that you valued the quality of our rooms and their features. Knowing each other by name has a more personal touch and this is to underline the high class quality of service we want to provide to our guests every day.

The entire Helmhaus Team looks forward to welcoming you back again.

Your Helmhaus Management Team.

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Reviewed 27 October 2012

Stayed here based on TripAdvisor reviews and was not disappointed. Front desk staff very helpful and attentive. Room was spacious, clean and modern with everything I needed - I had a queen bed with shower - make sure you ask, otherwise you might end up with just a tub. Central location near the lake and many shops along quaint cobblestone streets. Front desk recommended and then arranged shuttle bus transportation to the airport - we didn't pick up any other passengers so had a fast, direct route at half the price of a taxi. Breakfast offered a good selection, but I'm vegetarian and I could taste that the scrambled eggs were cooked with bacon grease or at least in the same pan - not a big deal. Would definitely stay again!

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  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled solo
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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2012

Grüezi ExecGirlTravels

Thank you for chosing our hotel based on our Tripadvisor reviews, and it is nice to know that you now in turn share thoughts about your stay with other travellers and us.
We are delighted to read that we have met the expectations you had based on the other reviews, and that we could make your stay comfortable and relaxing.

Indeed part of our rooms feature bathrooms with a spacious shower cabin, the other rooms have a bath tub with integrated shower. As you mention correctly, either feature can be requested and we do our best to meet the requests.

Thank you for having been guest to the smallest and most centrally located Four-Star hotel of Zurich, we wish you all the best!

Your Helmhaus Management Team.

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Reviewed 26 October 2012 via mobile

This hotel is very well located within walking distance of downtown Zurich, with good public transport links.
The rooms were well appointed, newly renovated and clean.
The staff offered high service, very helpful and always friendly.
Good breakfast included and free wifi

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2012

Grüezi jogrine

Thank you for your recent stay with us. It is nice to read that you share your positive thoughts about your stay with other travellers and us.
Your appreciation of the quality of our rooms and hotel features as well as the helpfulness of our team members has been well received.

We wish you all the best.

Your Helmhaus Management Team.

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Reviewed 26 October 2012

This hotel is fantastic. From the location (very central and quick 10min tram ride to the main station), to the staff (friendly, accommodating, helpful), to the room (clean, decent size, free wi-fi, amenities), it was the perfect place to stay. I will be staying here on my next visit to Zurich.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2012

Grüezi 7continents5oceans

Thank you very much for having been our guest and for sharing thoughts about your stay with other travellers and us.
What else is there to say from our side than Thank You – for appreciating the friendliness of our team members as well as the location and the features of our hotel.

It would be nice to welcoming you back to our historical, yet modern hotel.

Your Helmhaus Management Team.

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Reviewed 25 October 2012

My wife and I were looking for a hotel in or near the Old Town section of Zurich, where most of the attractions (Kunsthaus, Opernhaus, etc,) are located. The Helmhaus Hotel was just off the Limmatquai, along the river, and only a few steps from a stop (the Helmhaus) on a major tram line (the very efficient tram system is a great way to get around in Zurich -- buy day passes if you don't have a Swissrail pass which covers local transport as well). We spent a week with Zurich as a base, also taking day trips via the very efficient Swiss rail system to Lucerne, Winterthur, and Interlaken (and the cog rail to the Jungfraujoch). Almost everything was within walkable distance if we didn't choose to take the tram.

A week's stay gave us a good chance to evaluate the staff, which we found to be uniformly cheerful and helpful, and most of them were quite knowledgeable, including knowing details that would ordinarily be beyond the knowledge of most hotel staffs (knowing that access to the Foundation Buhrle is only by previous appointment, for example), and they were able to provide several references to quite good restaurants off the beaten path, They are happy to print out walking directions for you for locations that may not be obvious, and will also let you know when things occur if they know you are interested. They knew we were interested in the cograil to the Jungfaujoch, and had monitored the automatic camera on the site for weather, so they could tell us that one day was the right day to take the trip. Breakfast is also quite good, with very helpful staff.

The rooms are not palatial, but are clean, large (for Switzerland), and well appointed. In Zurich, a very good to excellent value for those spending their own money!

I note that several Trip Advisor reviewers have rated the hotel as five stars. While I am not challenging their assessments, which may be right if they include value for the money, the hotel itself claims four stars (Swiss system, I believe) and I think that is well deserved, but would reserve five stars for hotels that offer real luxury beyond what this very nice Swiss hotel can provide. For us, it was delightful!

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Helmhaus, General Manager at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2012

Grüezi BobFran_11

Thank you very much for your recent stay with our little historical, yet modern Hotel Helmhaus. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay in Zurich.
A week’s stay is indeed a very good chance to evaluate a hotel’s staff over an extended period of time, and I am happy to know that our team members made your stay as comfortable and relaxing as possible during your time with us,
Delivering quality, not quantity is our aim, and I am glad to know that we could give a good time.

We wish you all the best and look forward to welcoming you back!

Your Helmhaus Management Team.

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Additional Information about Hotel Helmhaus

Address: Schifflaende 30, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
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Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Zurich
#7 Business Hotel in Zurich
#9 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#11 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
Price Range: ₹ 14,754 - ₹ 24,325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Helmhaus 4*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Look forward to Zurich’s smallest and most centrally located hotel. Each of our 24 rooms has just recently been completely renovated. A high quality design interior, comfortable bathrooms in warm colours, an individually adjustable air condition system for the summer time and new sound-proof windows promise a relaxing sleep.At the Hotel Helmhaus history and modern comfort connect in a remarkable way. ... more   less 
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