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Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel - Zurich

2 star Hotel Zurich

Stampfenbachstrasse 26 - Zurich

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from CHF 125.00
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The Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel is located in the very heart of Zurich, next to the main train station, and not far from the worldwide-known Bahnhofstrasse avenue that is the most luxurious shopping street. It is also other shopping areas and the university.

Representing the perfect choice for tourists or business travelers alike, this hotel offers comfortable rooms and tastefully furnished public areas, including a nice breakfast room. Internet access is complimentary.

Guests will be welcome by a professional staff with an attentive and personalised service.

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Guest Rating 7.9 Good
Based on 159 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel

A free buffet breakfast is available between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM.

Facilities at Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Pets accepted
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

Check-in: after noon.

Check-out: before 11:30 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.
  • No onsite parking is available.

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.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CHF 25 per person
  • Pet fee: CHF 10 per pet, per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 25 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.

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating in Switzerland. This property is rated 2 stars and is displayed on this page as 2 stars.
8.5

Clean

8.2

Location

7.6

Quiet

6.8

Spacious

8.3

Service

Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel reviews

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Taiwan

It was very good choise!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

This is an excellent hotel, within a few minutes walk of the railway station. Although I only stayed one night this time, I would definitely go back to this hotel next time I am in Zurich.

7.5 Good
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

A clean, basic hotel ,good for one overnight stay , with adequate facilities in quiet area. Decor a little tired , but improvements obviously taking place.Staff were friendly and helpful , breakfast was adequate.Close to railway and in walking distance of major places of interest.Hotel shuttle bus just did not ever arrive.

7.7 Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Somewhat pricey, but not too much so by Zurich standards, I suppose.

8.2 Very Good
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

My sife and I stayed here and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The price is competitive for Zurich, the staff are friendly and efficient.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Easy walking distance from the station (less than 10 minutes), quiet and comfortable. Ideal for an overnight stay.

7.0 Good
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Singapore

Hotel is located near to the train station (5 mins walk) and along a quiet road. Staff were friendly and rooms were clean and has all that is needed. Overall, a decent hotel for travellers and value for money. Breakfast can be improve upon though.

4.2 Ordinary
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Russia

The best thing about the Ariette hotel is its location - next to the train station and in the walking distance from the city centre, including the Opera. I stayed for one night. Only the sanitary equiment was new, the rest requires refurbishment. The staff was polite, but rather prim. The main shortcoming was a strange ongoing noise (probably coming from the operating ventillation system) that hampered my sleep. For one night it was OK, but for a longer stay it could be a problem. In my opinion, they charge too high for mediocre quality (I paid 127.50 CHF / night).

5.7 Ordinary
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

can get much better rooms for price in other parts of the world, but it is zurich after all

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

we had two January nights in Zurich. Location was a short, easy walk from main train station, very near one of the central tram stops. The larger rooms were comfortably sized; smaller singles might be cramped as far as we could tell from the floorplan in our room. Continental breakfast was included in the price; hot rolls and croissants, juice and coffee /tea / hot chocolate. Beds were European "firm" -- fine for me but too hard for my wife who was stiff from a long train ride. Excellent shower.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Good location. Easy to walk to main attractions and train station. Staff very friendly and helpful.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

This was our second stay at this excellent little family run hotel. Whilst not modern it is comfortable, close to the main railway (thus airport) and trams, the Bahnhofstrasse, the old town and great eating.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Hong Kong

Great hotel, be it location (quite near the main railway station) or quality of rooms. Good breakfast. Great valley for money. Would stay there again.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Smallish rooms, a bit tired looking and an uninspired breakfast, but hard to beat the location, the friendliness, the cleanliness, and the price. They even went out of their way to open the breakfast room extra early for our early departure. Few hotels will do thia, or do it with such friendly eagerness.

8.4 Very Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

The hotel Arlette is exactly what i'd expect from a medium priced Swiss 3-star hotel. A bed, a shower, a reasonable breakfast, Swiss cleanliness and efficiency-it's all here. I've stayed here twice now and will continue to do so in the future. You'll not hear any grumbles about this hotel from me.

7.2 Good
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Good three star or two and a half star hotel near the railroad station. Easy walk to the station with baggage.

6.1 Fair
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

The location downtown and close to the train-station, main bus lines... is very convinient but I regret that my room at the street-side was noisy til at least 11pm

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Italy

The location was excellent -just 5 minutes from the main railway station and the sightseeing tour departure point. It was also close to a wide range of restaurants. We requested, and received, a room away from the almost completed building work next door to the hotel. The breakfast was just rolls, juice and good coffee but a range of reasonably-priced egg dishes was excellent. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friends.

7.0 Good
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

Simple, clean and well positioned. The hotel is in a great spot and in easy walking distance to the train station, public transport, areas of interest and restaurants. The staff were very pleasant and helpful. The hotel room was clean but a little dated. You could hear road noise during the day but the road was quiet at night. The room had no air conditioning. Pricing is hard because compared to other cities, it was over priced but in Zurich, it was well priced.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This was our second time staying at the Arlette. It is slightly more expensive, but its convenience to the train station and airport are great. We always feel welcome and our needs are met promptly (extra pillows etc.) It is also within walking distance to many restaurants and the old town /shopping area.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

Amazing as we stayed there a year ago and were actually remembered by the staff and would recommend to anyone visiting Zurich as so convenient. Only problem was the building activity just outside the hotel!

4.7 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Czech Republic

Aircondition gives just noise. Breakfest included in the rate is rather simple.

3.9
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Tiny room. Breakfast was coffee, juice, bread and jam, nothing else. It seems that there was a charge for anything extra -- wireless internet, an egg for breakfast. Maybe it's good value for Zurich but I would probably try another place next time. I did appreciate the location however, very close to the train station and downtown.

8.8 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

It would have been nice to have a little more variety in the food at breakfast time.

7.0 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Arlette Hotel is a no-nonsense hotel within walking distance (with luggage) to the main train station in downtown Zurich. With round-the-clock check-in desk. Ideal for those who have to catch an early flight at ZRH Airport

6.4 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Ireland

Hotel is in a very good location a few mins walk from the main train station and a 10 minute walk to the main shopping/tourist area. Several restaurants nearby also. The staff are friendly and the room is clean, but a little small. Breakfast consists of bread, croissants and jam, tea and coffee. The hotel is a bit expensive for the type of room and breakfast provided.

8.6 Excellent
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Chile

Es un hotel centrico y conveniente desde la perspectiva de que en general los precios de los hoteles son caros en Zurich.

8.7 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Denmark

The hotel is very close to the main station and centre of town (closer than we thought and what was indicated on the map) and the staff is very friendly and makes you feel very welcome. Standard of the hotel and room was good and as we knew this was no fancy hotel it lived up to our expectations.

7.2 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The location on the map from your website is incorrect which resulted in me walking in the wrong direction for 10 minutes.

6.9 Fair
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Location is ideal for tourists visiting Zurich. Walking distance from the main train station. Staff are helpful in giving you instructions to locate places. No laundry facilities on-site but there is a launderette (about 15mins by tram). Safe location in a safe city.

7.9 Good
  • February 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Australia

Only at hotel overnight but if we come back to Zurich, would have no problem staying here. Nice room, very close to train station.

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

A good hotel close to the train station but still in a fairly quiet area. Restaurants and cafes close to the hotel. The staff was welcoming. The rooms are clean but small and not very modern outside of the television. I had a single room and it was adequate.

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • France

Very nice hotel and reception.

8.1 Very Good
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

My husband and I only stayed one night at this hotel in early Nov 2008. The staff were very helpful and friendly. We had a double room which was a good size room and the bathroom was clean. The location of this hotel is great and within easy walking distance from the train station with luggage. Breakfast was included in the price but was very basic compared to some of our other hotels in other places. Overall we would definatley stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

7.8 Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Overall it was an excellent stay, the location was excellent with walking distance to train station and tram station, and in Central location of Zurich, we stayed for just 1 night and for first time. The complimentary breakfast didn't work good for us. The staff was kinda shy man, but we could interact to get the best info

6.9 Fair
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Friendly staff esp cleaners and breakfast room. Good breakfast with vareity of fresh bread every day. Room a little noisy due to traffic

8.3 Very Good
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • South Africa

Although Zurich is an expensive city, we found the Arlette good value for money. It is situated in a quiet location in the old city close to the many cafés and restaurants of Niederdorf, and only a short walk from the Main station and bus terminus from where all excursions and day trips depart.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

This place was a good choice: very central, friendly staff, maximum comfort for your money. We liked it very much and if in Zürich again we´ll stay at Hotel Arlette.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The staff at the hotel were all very helpful and very welcoming. The location could not be better if you are arriving or departing by train. Excellent value for the price. Would stay again. We stayed one night prior to a morning flight.

7.9 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Expensive compared with similar hotels elsewhere, and not outstanding value for money. It was perfectly satisfactory in all the important respects, and had excellent access to the old town and the station.

8.3 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

The only disappointment I had was the quality of the included breakfast. I was expecting yogurt, museli, maybe some meats and cheeses and all they offered (included in price) was bread, coffee and oj. My expectations were set from previous trips to zurich with hotel stays in the same neighborhood.

8.6 Excellent
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

We stayed 2 nights at the beginning of September 2008. We definitely enjoyed our stay at this hotel and would stay here again next time. We appreciated the following: clean, quiet, comfortable room, very close to old town and main tourist attractions. The staff was friendly.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Ireland

Very conveniently located hotel with attentive staff.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Convenient location; excellent value for high-priced Zurich; friendly and helpful staff, fluent in English. Very good contintntal breakfast included; cooked dishes (eggs, etc.) available at modest cost. We would definitely stay here again, and will recommend it highly to our friends.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Cyprus

Very convenient for the train station, shopping street, lake ferries, tourist bus departure point. Easy walk into the main areas of the city. Excellent place.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

Very handy location close to the Station. Excellent & friendly staff. The room (single) was clean & tidy with good facilities. I would recommend this hotel.

7.4 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Location excellent. Price cheap for Zurich. Breakfast not fantastic but acceptable for the price. If you're looking for budget accommodation in Zurich, you won't find much better than this.

6.6 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Hotel Arlette is an adequate hotel in a very good location for staying one night before flying out of Switzerland. It does seem to cater to this type of traveler. It is not a great hotel, but is very functional. I would likely use it again, but would likely never stay more than one night.

6.9 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

The hotel is in the center. The people of the hotel are very nice.

10 Outstanding!
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This is a charming, personable, enviously central pied a terre.

7.5 Good
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Single room was very small, but very clean and functional. I think that the Hotel Arlette met my expectations when comparing other friends accommodations/prices in Zurich.

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

This is an ideal small hotel for those wishing to be near the station and yet have access to the centre of Zurich - walking to it from the station was even easier and more convenient than the (correct) web information suggested. The room, not large but with desk & working space and services were fine for either a night stopover or for someone who needed to make a short working visit to Zurich. Had we wished we could also have paid our bill in pounds sterling. The staff (it seemed to be a family concern) could not have been more concerned to help with the various details that a first time visitor to Zurich (as we were) requires. Simply excellent!

6.2 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Ok option for a short stay if you want to be close to the train station. Nothing special.

5.4 Ordinary
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

It wasn't until we got here that we realised there was no air conditioning. Wouldn't suggest staying here in summer as you need to open the window to cool the room down but the noise throughout the night is constant so didn't get much sleep. Winter would be fine as the noise is minimal with the window shut. Otherwise, hotel was fine.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

A top little Swiss style hotel within easy walking distance of the old city, the main railway station and tram stop and great eating and shopping spots. We thoughly enjoyed our 3 night stay and would definately stay again.

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

This is an excellent small hotel for a reasonable price (by Zurich standards). It is a good location, very near the train station but in completely respectable surroundings. The staff were very friendly and competent. The room was quiet, clean and comfortable. The location map is inaccurate; the hotel is much closer to the Bahnhof than shown on the map (that is, one block further south than shown).

9.3 Wonderful!
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Canada

Zurich is pretty expensive, so this economically priced, well-located hotel is a real treasure. Our pleasant room was well-lit with both natural and electric light, and faced into large trees overhanging a quiet street. There are three quick ways to reach the hotel from the Hauptbahnhof -- none more than a 10-minute walk. A tram/bus terminus is also only a few minutes away, and the street houses several affordable restaurants, including Italian. Breakfast (strictly Continental, but delicious) is served until the civilized hour of 11; staff seemed uniformly pleasant and accommodating. A fine place for business or pleasure; we would definitely return.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

This was a great hotel located just 5 min walk from the train station. The staff was friendly and helpful and I was able to get into my room when I arrived at 11:00AM. The service and amenities were more than adequate for my brief stay and the price was very reasonable for a hotel in Zurich

6.4 Fair
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Convenient for station, quiet street, easy walk into town centre.

7.9 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Great, central location. Walk from the train station, or Zurich nightlife. If all you're looking for is a decent place to sleep, this one's for you.

4.5 Ordinary
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I stayed one night in a single room. The location of the hotel is very convenient. Close to the train station and to the centre. My room was small and a bit old fashioned but general ok. But what annoyed me was the noise. There must have been a ventilation system close by because there was a constant sound in the room, as if someone hoovered next door. Together with the loud ticking of an in-built alarm clock, which couldn't be switched off, it drove me mad. Although I was on the 5th floor, the cigarette smoke of a person smoking outside made my room smell smoky, so I had to close my window. So overall I couldn't sleep well and I would not recommend this hotel unless you are willing to sleep with ear plugs. The breakfast was simple, bread rolls, croissant, tea/coffee, orange juice, marmelade, soft cheese. For an egg or anything extra you had to pay.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

convinient location close to main station. very fiendly and helpful staff.extremly comfertable stay.

7.9 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Spotless hotel in the most convenient position in a fairly quiet road. Reception and breakfast room staff helpful and welcoming. Small shower room/wc but adequate and clean. would have liked real cheese for breakfast rather than processed cheese but realise this helps reduce waste and keeps costs down, however for a 2 star city hotel it could be bettered. Following directions to find hotel was a little confusing for us. There are many exits from Zurich Hauptbahnhof so written instructions were not appropiate for the exit we used, but there are lots of large city maps around the station to put us on the right road. We were only in Zurich for a day and a half. This is not enough. We were surprised what a gem Zurich is, beautiful buildings, a magical lake and river flowing through the middle of Zurich, land maybe the best shopping street we have ever visited. Shops for everyone but no tack. Restaurants are expensive, but we found the restaurants in the departmental stores better value for good food and in very pleasant surroundings.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Der Aufenthalt im Arlette beim Hauptbahnhof war sehr angenehm - freundliches Personal, sehr guter Service, einfache, aber sehr saubere Zimmer, nette Atmosphäre, ideale Lage fuer Bahn- und Flugreisen.

7.0 Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

The hotel was easy to reach from the station only 2 minutes walk, tram stop 1 minute.The hotel staff were very welcoming, kind and helpfull in giving informations and suggestions about the city and transportations.Room clean. Poor breakfast. The price in my opinion is expensive.But general opinion is good!

3.8
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

rooms on the 1st floor are NOISY!!! our friend also stayed on the same floor, and also didn't sleep. if you do stay at this hotel be sure to ask for a quiet room on an upper floor (we stayed in one last time and it was fine). also, the room on the first floor was not very clean.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

I was very pleased with this hotel! I would definitely stay there again!

7.0 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

welcoming staff. breakfast was very simple, would wish to have more to choose from.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Argentina

A five minute walk from the train station, and one block away from the tram\bus main station.

7.5 Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • United Kingdom

Friendly staff,great location,rooms a touch small and breakfast frankly poor though they were offering cooked food at a price.

6.0 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Hotel is very near to the main train station. Rooms are typically small (as in most of Europe) and outdated but clean. Overpriced in my opinion but we were looking for convenience of location since we were only there overnight. Front desk staff very helpful.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Hotel is well situated, close to the train station and walking distance to shops and restaurants, good value for money, friendly staff as well.

5.3 Ordinary
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Brunei

Even though I was provided with a 'non-smoking' room, the room has the distinctive smell of an ashtray. Was not able to sleep the whole night because of that. The reception also failed to informed us about breakfast; even though it was included our price. However, its very convenient from the train station for those who are on transit elsewhere and need to walking distance. Or else; i am sure there is a nicer place to stay in Zurich.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Stayed a total of 3 nights: first upon arriving in Zurich and then 2 nights at end of 2-week trip. Receptionist area welcoming, as well as staff who were gracious and extremely helpful (whatever the time of day or night). Maria bringing bags to room was a welcome reprieve; handled sister's BIG and heavy piece of luggage with a smile. elevator is small but does the job. When debated using taxi to airport because of broken luggage handle, young lady at front desk wisely suggested using shuttle bus service, savings us 30CF. Also had pointed out shortcut to train station area via Walchebrucke Bridge, and savings of Coop, grocery store just across street from Hauptbahnhof, to pick up food, drinks and even souvenirs. As we were economizing, it was appreciated. Location to Hauptbahnhof station (can see it from front of hotel), shops, restaurants and scenic downtown Zurich cannot be beat! Preferred route to hotel, even with broken luggage, was crossing Walchebrucke Bridge on right side, then a small street, and taking 10 or so steps (not very steep) to arrive directly in front of hotel. Initially took Bahnhof Bridge. Still arrived at hotel in minutes, but path entailed ever-inclining streets. Breakfast was standard fare of rolls with cheese/jellies, but filled us up just fine. Great coffee! 2-bed room small but clean and met our needs perfectly. Hotel and room provided features we desired. Internet access charge reasonable, much cheaper than internet cafés checked out. Quiet. Small step-down when entering room and another step-up into bathroom; same found in other older European hotels. 20 min walk to Lake is well worth it, wonderful shops and restaurants with spectacular view even on cloudy cold day in Nov. Trolleys plentiful and easily accessible near train station and along the way. Were very happy with our choice of Hotel Arlette.

8.4 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We liked the location. It met our needs.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

Plus: Good beds, large rooms, friendly/helpful staff (my friend lost her passport and the lady at the desk was most helpful getting her help), good location near train station, shopping, bars, restaurants all near. Overall a great experience.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

We only stayed for one night, but were more than pleased with the accomodations. The rooms are small and spare (fairly normal by European standards) but very clean, with modern, updated bathrooms. The location is very convenient for walking through Zurich, especially the older district. And it's less than a five minute walk from the train station. Included breakfast was standard coffee, juice and pastries - but you do have the option of purchasing a more substantial meal. The coffee was wonderful!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Mexico

I had an excellent stay at this hotel, evrything was perfect.

8.6 Excellent
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Israel

Perfect location, very central. Walking distance from the Main Train Station. Nice clean room and helpfull staff. Good value for price. Highly recommended. Will stay there again.

8.1 Very Good
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • South Africa

very neat and well positioned hotel. The price is reasonable for what is offered. Breakfast, not one of the best but adequate.

7.7 Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Hong Kong

Good Service and close to train station.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • India

This is an ideal place for a visitor to Zurich who wants to stay close to the main railway station/Hauptbahnhof. Warm welcome, good service and good people. The only negatives could be the tarffic noise from the street and the narrow room space. Apart from that Arlette is good value for money.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Romania

Very clean hotel and room. The room was very big and it has new furniture. The services and the staff were super ok.

8.7 Excellent
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Turkey

I was in Zurich for the Zurich festival for photography, the hotels place is just right as it is so close to the central train station and its easy to carry heavy photo equipment on arrival and departure. Overall quiet hotel with friendly personnel. As close to the train station and center, its in a quiet place.

8.1 Very Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Denmark

Very nice hotel with very friendly staff. You're are right near the main railway station and in the middle of Zürich.

2.2
  • June 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Malaysia

The front office people were rude. When requested for help with directions, standard reply - look at the map! My room was ridiculously small (even if its for only 1). Something like 15 X 6 (Including the bathroom!). Stayed 3 weeks in Europe, in 6 hotels. This is the worst. For 140 francs, totally not worth it!!

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

The only thing I would have changed is that I would have liked a non-smoking room.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • May 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The staff at Hotel Arlette beim Hauptbahnhof far exceeded my standards. When my friend and I arrived in Zurich at 6:30 am after a trip on a night train with no sleep, the hotel receptionist made it possible for us to check in immediately (even though check-in time wasn't until early that afternoon), at no extra cost to us. The staff suggested things to do and see, places to eat, and how to get to the place our tour met. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone that is staying in Zurich. Not only is the hotel very clean and comfortable, the staff is an exceptional group of people!!

8.9 Excellent
  • April 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hong Kong

We are visitors from Hong Kong. I've booked this hotel by website and the room confirmation was very quick (just a few minutes). On 21 Apr 2007, when 6 of us reached the hotel lobby, the gentlement at the reception greeted us gently. The impression is so good :P and so long I have missed. Also, the beau old lady here is very nice and helpful. The double and twin rooms are tidy, comfort + LCD TV and not so small. The building has a small lift. Also, the hotel has internet services (with charges not expensive) at their lobby. Moreover, the hotel location is very near the Zurich train station (just 5-10mins walk), near Banuhofstrasse and near streets for foods. Many choices for u. I'd liked the one (Italian food), just a few blocks next to the hotel..you can order mussels and ice-cream there. But, one thing I would like to remind you is that the large map on the website gives a wrong picture of the hotel's location. Instead, you can use the small map to go there. Finally, I would like to mention is their breakfast. It is good to have foods prepared by person with heart..each have 3 types of breads(warm),juice + drinks served. Oh! full of energy in the morning! Next time, if I go to Zurich, I will definitely choose this hotel again. Thanks.

8.0 Very Good
  • March 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • India

Excellent location within walking distance to transportation, shopping, eating areas and in a reasonably quiet street. Good value for money and comfortable. Warm hospitality.

8.1 Very Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

excellent location, good value. Handy for pedestrianised walk through old town with many bars and restaurants.

7.6 Good
  • February 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

While it is not elegant it was a very pleasant place to stay overnight. Very close to train station and center of town.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Nice small hotel even though it looks a little worn. Rooms are painfully small.

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

For Zurich, which is an expensive place to stay, this is good value for money. It is about 5 minutes walking from the train station, just across the river, and it is less than 10 minutes from the bar/restaurant area that is also across the river from the main CBD. The room was small but functional, a little drab in coloring, but perfectly adequate. Service was efficient and my needs and requests were always met. For the price a very good and centrally located choice. The two small drawbacks were the breakfast, which just consists of rolls, spreadable cheese, butter and jam and your choice of a pot of coffee/tea/hot chocolate. That's the smallest breakfast I've gotten at a hotel in Switzerland. Just be aware of that when you go if you like and expect a big breakfast (additional things are available at extra charge). Also, I made use of the wireless internet (10 EUR for 3 hours, so well-priced), but after one day where it worked well, its performance deteriorated and it ended up locking my computer. The people downstairs did refund me my money. I did use the internet station downstairs (5 EUR per login) but the machine was very slow. Neither of these are major drawbacks, just things to be aware of if you stay here. By the way, the wireless internet service offered is a fairly standard offering in Europe so it's possible that this service is not good, or that the service was just having a bad day.

7.7 Good
  • November 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Chile

I was travelling on vacation with my wife. Very well located, fine attencion at front desk. room a bit little, clean and confortable

8.8 Excellent
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

A quiet little gem... the room was a bit small but very clean and had everything I needed. There is a public internet available for only 5 franks, the breakfast (continental) very adequate.. Seems like an old fashioned Mom and Pop type shop. The staff was very accomodating and helpful in giving directions. It is located only one block from tram central so transportation anywhere is easy. For a single person, it was ideal.

6.1 Fair
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

One of the less expensive hotels in Zurich. Good location: close to the Hauptbahnhof and within walking distance from the center. The room was basic, the bathroom, small. The breakfast was very basic, too. However, if had to spend a night in Zurich, would stay at Arlette again.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • October 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Reliable, pleasant accommodations near train station, multiple shops & restaurants. We enjoyed breakfast after robust hot showers and the availability of internet onsite for 5 CHF.

8.9 Excellent
  • July 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Singapore

Just cross the bridge from the railway station and you are there in 5 mins.

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 30-room Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes and phones during their Zurich visit.

Bathrooms are outfitted with slippers. Minibars and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Air conditioning
  • Telephone
  • Mini bar
  • Extra beds
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel

By train Arriving at Zurich main train station Haupbahnhof, exit the station and cross the bridge Bahnhofbrücke. Th hotel lies in Stampfenbachstrasse, at street number 26. By airplane From Zurich Kloten airport, take a train to the main train station Haupbahnhof, then follow as above.

Distances from Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel

Swiss National Museum - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Zurich Zoological Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Lindenhof - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Museum of Design - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Zurich Town Hall - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
St. Peter Church - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Grossmuenster - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Kunsthaus Zurich - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Fraumuenster - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Bahnhofstrasse - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Paradeplatz - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Museum Baerengasse - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Haus Konstruktiv - 1.2 km / 0.7 mi
SIX Swiss Exchange - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
The preferred airport for Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel is Zurich (ZRH) - 8.3 km / 5.2 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.

Transportation services Arlette Am Hauptbahnhof Hotel

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Shuttle service