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“Good location and value”
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Sorell Hotel Rutli
Ranked #35 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Huntsville, Texas
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153 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Good location and value”
Reviewed 27 May 2012

I chose the Ruetli for the price and location and stayed for 3 nights in May. The staff was professional, friendly, and helpful (spoke excellent English). The location is across the river from the main train station (easy trip from airport and then easy walk to hotel) and in the old city (Altstadt): this means easy access to all tourist sites but also considerable traffic and pedestrian noise (bring earplugs). A substantial breakfast (cold items) comes with the room. Free wi-fi in lobby; otherwise, you'll pay per hour or day. My only negatives were that: 1) I had wi-fi problems on the third day; 2) the a/c system hadn't been turned on and the room was too warm; and 3) my wakeup call was late. Overall, I can recommend this hotel. Note that Zurich is VERY expensive: i ended up buying groceries at COOP and Migros and having picnics.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the street will be louder. I opted for a "superior" single to make sure I had...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear guest

Many thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.
Now we have free wi fi in the rooms and hotel lobby.

We hope to see you again.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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Reviewed 25 May 2012 via mobile

Travelled by train and this was really close to walk to and from station. Staff was pleasant and the breakfast was decent. The neighborhood was very quaint and had great character. They gladly held our luggage for us while we toured the city before we had to leave.

Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear guest

Many thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.
Now we have free wi fi in the rooms and hotel lobby.

We hope to see you again.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Small hotel close to the Central tram stop and walking distance from the train station. I have visited this hotel many times on business trips. Rooms are somewhat small but comfortable and clean. Internet access point available in the lobby. English newspapers available at the breakfast buffet. Room rate is within average.

Room Tip: For a change: ask for a CityRoom with graffiti.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear guest

Many thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.
Now we have free wi fi in the rooms and hotel lobby.

We hope to see you again.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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Reviewed 1 May 2012 via mobile

Very central location of the hotel. Very clean rooms. Perfect location but quiet. I would definitely recommend.

Stayed April 2012
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Henrik John H, Leiter Front Office at Sorell Hotel Rutli, responded to this review, 17 July 2013
Dear guest

Many thanks for taking the time to give some feedback.
Now we have free wi fi in the rooms and hotel lobby.

We hope to see you again.

Best regards

The Rütli Team
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights.
The experience was somewhat odd.
This check in was good - the lady who checked us in and assisted us was great. She was pleasant and helpful. It must have been nearing the end of her shift as when we returned we were treated like people who should not be in the lobby.
The new staff member was unhelpful, said her previous colleague should not have offered the assistance we had got and was just rude.
This continued for the remainder of the stay whilst this particular staff member was working. She may have been the manager as well - not a good example for other staff.
There is no concierge, no porter service and room service does not exist.
If you require house keeping after 5pm and on the weekends it appears the staff member at the front desk fills all the above rolls.
The room was spacious and was ok. The heating system seemed to have issues - being to warm and then not working - not rectified. There is tea and coffee facilities in the room - the complimentary Nespresso machine is better than the coffee served in the breakfast and hotel meal area.
The toiletries are not supplied - instead a pump action soap is provided in the shower and adjacent to the hand basin. Good luck if you request some shampoo or conditioner to wash your hair!
The other thing was that the toilet paper never seemed to be replaced - and there was never an extra roll in the room if you run out - again a phone call to the front desk and a snorting grumpy reply usually was the response. But the toilet paper and any other requests usually turned up within a reasonable time.
There is no complimentary WiFi - however the fee for 24 hours of use - not 24 hours in time period is reasonable.
The linen supplied to the room was always smelling of cigarette smells - it was like sleeping with a ash tray under your pillow. Similarly it was the same when using the towels and other linen. I am not sure whether this was stored in an area where staff smoked or whether it was a result of house keeping staff smoking whilst near the linen.
The room was a designated non smoking room, however, there seemed to have been a cigarette smell wafting in the room and carpets.
The continental breakfast was good. The food was good. There was a good selection of pastries, cereals, juices, breads and boiled eggs. Tea and coffee was table service by again one staff member only present for the breakfast period.
She was quite helpful as well, but as she was on her own she was pressured to keep the tables clean and provide coffee and tea service to clients.
She regularly was stacking a platter with dirty cutlery and tableware and on her way back to the kitchen area this fell off and crashed and broke in the meal serving area.
The location is great as others have described. Pretty much across the road from central Zurich station - with minimal luggage a 5 min walk to the hotel.
The area has some lovely restaurants and shops.
The hotel is a short walk to the river, the train station, the main bus and tram terminals.
It is about a ten minute walk to the excursion area for where you are collected to do day trips etc in Zurich.
It appears that the Hotel has limited staff and certainly is not a 4 or 5 star property.
I would suggest that there are other better hotels in this price range that would offer a reasonable and professional customer service.

Room Tip: The rooms appeared to face the river or some old residential areas - probably ask for a river or cit...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Sorell Hotel Rutli

Property: Sorell Hotel Rutli
Address: Zaehringerstrasse 43, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#34 Family Hotel in Zurich
#40 Business Hotel in Zurich
#41 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price range (per night): ₹ 12,600 - ₹ 22,304
Hotel Class:3 star — Sorell Hotel Rutli 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of Zurich, at the entrance to the charming Niederdorf (lower town). Business and leisure guests will be pampered and surprised by our attentive host team. Especially relaxing of course is a stay in one of our Premium rooms. The hotel is surrounded by boutiques, restaurants, bars, museums, cinemas and theatres. Even the lake promenade and Zurich main station are within walking distance. ... more   less 
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