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Altstadt Hotel - Zurich

3 star Hotel Zurich

Kirchgasse 4 - Zurich

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from CHF 279 .95
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The charming hotel Altstadt welcomes both leisure and business travellers in the Old Town of Zurich. Centrally located and yet very quiet, the Altstadt hotel offers guests the opportunity to experience the town of Zurich first hand or to simply relax in a peaceful setting.

Guests are invited to start their day with a generous breakfast buffet, and end it by relaxing in our cozy bar. Further hotel amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, laundry facilities, luggage storage, a safe-deposit box at the front desk, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. This is a pet-friendly, smoke-free hotel.
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Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
Based on 64 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Altstadt Hotel

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Altstadt Hotel

  • Business Center
  • Bar
  • Cafeteria
  • Snack bar
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Pets accepted
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: between 2 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 11 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: CHF 36 per day
  • Pet fee: CHF 10 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 40 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.


Unless otherwise indicated, the charges below are not included in the overall room price. If not included in the overall room price, they will be charged by the property at check-in or check-out. Charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book. This property told us they will charge you for the following:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.50 per person, per night
 

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

8.9

Clean

9.0

Location

7.4

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

8.4

Service

Altstadt Hotel reviews

6.7 Fair
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Staff welcomed us and were of great assistance in booking a trip. The room was smaller than the others we had during our 14-day trip throughout Europe, had not one English-speaking TV channel (not even BBC or CNN), and had no air conditioning during the 96 degree (Fahrenheit) heat wave, which made it very difficult to sleep.

8.0 Very Good
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

The hotel was in a perfect location and very easy to find - quick tram ride plus 3 minute walk to hotel. Zurich was the last leg of our vacation and our two nights at Hotel Altstadt were excellent. We arrived later in the evening and were a bit surprised by the check-in as the hotel bar is connected to the front desk. Casual atmosphere but service was good and the gentleman that checked us in was professional, welcoming and very helpful. Rooms were furnished very well and made the most of the space. It was clean and functional. Bathroom was small but again functional. Breakfast room was very bright and the selection for breakfast was very good. Location was definitely one of the reasons we selected this hotel and we are definitely glad that we did. Would highly recommend.

5.7 Ordinary
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • GB

The room was very uptodate and modern but it as also very noisy. The walls and floors are too thin and their were noisy neighbours. There is also soem street noise. The bed is very comfortable indeed and the bathroom shower outstanding. Breakfast is standard.

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Very nice hotel with a nice bar downstairs. Excellent breakfast; maybe a little bit expensive!

9.1 Wonderful!
  • August 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Great location!!! Staff was very friendly and helpful

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

Stunning hotel in perfect area of Zurich. Only stayed 1 night but was well worth it

7.8 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Location is good, surroundings confortable, public transport services also good. For us was a good point that the opera house was near. Staff was very kind and helpful.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Clean, modern and comfortable smallish rooms. Excellent breakfasts. Really well located for the old town, shopping and art gallery. Syaed here twice and would choose the Altstadt every time.

6.6 Fair
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Switzerland

Living on the outskirts of Zurich, we decided to stay in town for my birthday, as did a small group of friends. The rooms were quite small, but very clean and comfortable. Unfortunately, although I booked four months in advance, there were no double beds available in the category. Overall, an enjoyable stay and I would recommend the Altstadt.

7.7 Good
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A comfortable, clean and well located small hotel. Excellent breakfasts.

6.0 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Switzerland is expensive there is no way of getting away from it, so for a hotel in the very centre of the old town this seemed 'fair' value. When we were there there was work being carried out so the whole front of the building was covered with scaffolding - and that included our room. On one afternoon we had no electricity in our room for 2 - 3 hours but it was back by the time we came back in the evening. Overall judgement - fine hotel for short stay. Very clean and functional. Doesn't really feel like a hotel but more a rented room - no effective reception area. Real plus is the location which is really in the heart of the old town and not far from the train station (a tram ride away) - useful if you are traveling by train or plane and have luggage. Good breakfast too but breakfast room rather impersonal. For a short stay before we caught our plane back to UK it was just fine.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

This was our first time at the Hotel Alstadt and we would definitely return, as well as recommend it to others. Our room was above the street so it was noisy at times. Located near the train station, an easy tram ride to the hotel. Staff very friendly and helpful. Great stay in a terrific city!!

8.3 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

nice hotel with individual rooms in the city centre, perfect for short city breaks

8.7 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The location of this hotel is fantastic - right in Old Town and walking distance to most everything in the city, including the main train station. The room was very clean and plenty of room. The bar area downstairs was nice but often smoky - not unlike most bars in Zurich. Staff were helpful and polite. It is a bit expensive, but considering the cost of everything else in Zurich, it wasn't bad.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Bulgaria

There is a shuttle bus from and to the airport which is very convenient. From the airport - City Bus zone 4. From the hotel you need to ask the stuff about the timetable. The rooms are nice and clean. The only problem is the noise from the street in the evening. There is cable i-net in the rooms /20 Swiss franks for 24 hours used time/. The hotel is in a very good location for sightseeng, shopping and business. There is a very good Italian restorant nearby. I'm pleased with my choise of this hotel.

4.6 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

our room was decorated with art about silence...that was the only silence we experienced. trams, cars, cleaners, people, one sleepless night. service and employees very nice. hotel did not answer out expectations.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Room was clean, quiet and downright spacious. Very good breakfast included in price of room. Downsides: Wired-only Internet has per hour fee and smoke rises up to non-smoking room from downstairs bar.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

Entzückendes kleines Hotel mit interessantem Design - in Zürichs Altstadt,d.h. dem Ausgeh-Viertel gelegen. Daher wird die Nachtruhe häufig von Nachtschwärmern gestört ( bei offenem Fenster). Das ist aber der einzige Negativpunkt. Wr waren begeistert und werden jederzeit wieder gerne dort wohnen.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

Fui con unos amigos para la Street Parade y no nos faltó de nada, nos trataron de lujo. El Hotel está en el mismo centro, los horarios y la calidad del desayuno son buenos. Recomendable al 100%

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The staff is friendly and helpful. The breakfast facility is well stocked with fruit, juices, cereals, sliced meats and cheeses, and a variety of breads, and tea-making and coffee-making equipment. A computer is available for a fee, to allow you to check email, etc.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

Light, bright and airy room with nice bath - very modern with great artwork on the walls. Right in the middle of Old Town easy walk to river and nearby sites. Wonderful area of town! Breakfast was good with a variety of foods. Only issue was noise of footsteps in rooms above and next to owing to the hardwood floors (but that was taken care of with earplugs!)

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Beautiful, pristine, environmentally sensitive city and unbelievably expensive so even a modest hotel, like this one, is very dear. Breakfast was delicious, Swiss museli and the rest. Lovely walking through the old parts of town nearby.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hungary

A very nice hotel with beautiful surroundings in the charming, quiet, old town part of Zurich, close to the bank of the Limmat river. Simple, but delicious breakfast, very helpful and kind staff, exceptionally clean rooms. Close to major sights and shopping streets; public transport is excellent. Had a wonderful time there and would definitely stay here during future stays in Zurich.

7.8 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

Good location, a little hard to locate in the hire car as it is in a narrow laneway - cobblestoned. Lovely hotel, nice staff. Close to old town.

8.5 Excellent
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Great value and location. In room 15 there was even a TV in the bathroom! Right in the old town there is lots to see and great restaurants right on the doorstep. If you intend visit Zurich by car don't use this hotel, otherwise it rates very well, We would not hesitate to use it again.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We would definitely stay there again.

4.9 Ordinary
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

While the location seems good, the noise from the nearby trams (2 every 5 minutes until about 1 a.m. is extremely loud. The room was the smallest of the 14 hotels we used while in Europe even though it was not the least expensive.

6.8 Fair
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United States Minor Outlying Islands

The location was great, but the room was very noisy due to the restraunt just below the window.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

Very nice, clean and charming room. Well disposed furnitures allow for a spacious feeling and sense of practicality, despite the size of the room which is average. Only negative point, there is no free wifi in the room. Overall, a very nice stay for the price in Zurich.

6.7 Fair
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The hotel was in an excellent location, however the room was extremely small and there was no air conditioning. And the night we were there was a local festival, so when we opened the windows we heard every drunk person in town singing until 5am, so did not get a good night's sleep at all. The hotel would have been fine if the weather hadn't been so warm.

7.7 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

graziosissimo albergo e sorprendente sorpresa di piccole biblioteche in camera.

7.2 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Netherlands

We spent 3 nights at the Altstadt Hotel and were very pleased with what we got. Although the room was not too spacious and the street cleaning activities early in the morning kept us from sleeping, we still enjoyed our stay. One is really right in the centre of everything (shopping, restaurants, galleries, monuments) and it is all within walking distance. Very pleasant ambiance. We would choose it again!

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Great hotel, very good location. Rooms are clean and nice and beds are very comfortable!

5.8 Ordinary
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

Price is expensive without Bathroom(Bathtub)

8.1 Very Good
  • August 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

The hotel was great, in a fabulous place within the old town. The room was good, breakfast was nice and the litle bar in the hotel was lovely. My only issue was that although my room was non smoking, people in rooms close to mine must have been smoking and at night the room stank of cigarette smoke, which I found really horrible.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • March 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Family Group
  • Brazil

The location was superb! The weather was lousy, otherwise it would have been lovely to walk in the neighbourhood. The hotel provided us with the information we wanted, held baggage, etc. No frills, but excellent. Good breakfast.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • September 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • USA

This was one of the nicest hotels I have stayed in, as the staff couldn't have been any more personable or accomodating than they were. Each person did her job carefully and with a smile on her face - always! I would highly encourage everyone to enjoy their stay in Zurich even more by staying in this wonderful, old hotel in the very heart of the city.

3.8
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Brazil

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

6.7 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.8 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

6.4 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

7.9 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Italy

8.4 Very Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.1 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

5.6 Ordinary
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

7.6 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Norway

7.6 Good
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

9.6 Outstanding!
  • June 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single leisure traveller
  • United Kingdom

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9.4 Outstanding!
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Argentina

9.2 Wonderful!
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Mexico

9.9 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Spain

7.2 Good
  • December 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

7.7 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

7.3 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Switzerland

8.2 Very Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • France

8.6 Excellent
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

8.0 Very Good
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Monaco

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Germany

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 25-room Altstadt Hotel. Cable TV channels offer entertainment at the end of a busy day. Business travelers will have access to free wired and wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and safes during their Zurich visit.

Every room comes with an ensuite bathroom. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include ceiling fans.

Accommodation Services

  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Cable TV
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Fan
  • High speed Internet access
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Altstadt Hotel

By train
From the main train station take tram line 4 or 15 until Helmhaus; from there it is a 1-minute walk.

By airplane
Trains run from the airport every 15 minutes to the Zurich Hauptbahnhof main station.

Distances from Altstadt Hotel

Grossmuenster - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Fraumuenster - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Bellevue Square - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Zurich Town Hall - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Peter Church - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Lakeside Promenade - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Bahnhofstrasse - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Paradeplatz - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Kunsthaus Zurich - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Opernhaus - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Lindenhof - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Museum Baerengasse - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Zurich Zoological Museum - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Haus Konstruktiv - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Altstadt Hotel is Zurich (ZRH) - 9.3 km / 5.8 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.