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Hotel Rothaus - Zurich

2 star Hotel Zurich
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Sihlhallenstrasse 1 - Zurich

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from CHF 99 .00
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The recently refurbished Hotel Rothaus enjoys a convenient location in the entertainment district of Zurich, surrounded by plenty of small shops, inviting restaurants, and nightclubs. The hotel is only 10 minutes away on foot from Zurich's main train station, and the Old Town.

This cozy hotel, with its familiar atmosphere, features nicely furnished guestrooms, and friendly multilingual hotel staff who are glad to provide guests with information on Zurich, its main attractions, and events.

Hotel Rothaus offers a small bar and an Imbiss restaurant, complimentary wireless Internet access throughout the hotel, currency exchange, luggage storage, and an Internet point. Limited parking is available for a surcharge.

Hotel Rothaus is a smoke-free hotel; fines apply for violations. The hotel welcomes dogs (restrictions apply).

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 7.4 Good
Based on 193 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

very recommendable

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Breakfast at Hotel Rothaus

A buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Rothaus

  • Bar
  • Dogs allowed
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Pets accepted
  • Luggage room
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.

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.

  • Breakfast fee: between CHF 12 and CHF 20 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CHF 24 per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: CHF 23 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.
8.4

Clean

5.5

Location

6.4

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

7.8

Service

Rothaus Hotel reviews

7.1 Good
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I don't remember this hotel described as being located in the "red light" district, but you need to be aware of that, in case it factors into your location search. Other than being VERY noisy outside and there's no air conditioning, you must open your windows (even in May), the staff is really nice and the room was very clean and sufficient, along with a short walk to the rail station (which was our #1 requirement). They'd adjusted the beds to where there was a casement window open midway over one bed and another bed had a protruding sharp-edged light over another, so we had to be careful getting in and out of bed. From our 2nd floor room we heard glass bottles being thrown, people yelling all night, arguments, motorcycles and backfiring (?), but it's amazing how you finally get adjusted to the noise if you're a tired traveler! It made for a memorable stay and is still a bargain in the most expensive city we've ever visited (including Paris)!

6.8 Fair
  • December 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Germany

If you like a busy and loud quarter, then the rothaus hotel is a very good place to be....if you want a quiet and relaxed place then stay away....the rothaus is in a very urban and international and exciting quarter of zürich. Especially for night-life people. I enjoyed it.

9.6 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Very welcoming staff, lovely large clean room with some nice design touches. As indicated on other reviews it is not in the quietest area of town but the sound insulation from the windows was fairly good. Easy to get to on #31 bus from the HBF and a large park Baeckeranlage nearby with excellent Tapas restaurant and cafe for brunch.

8.3 Very Good
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

The hotel is very nice and convenient located, but it is the red light area of Zurich. Not recommended for children. Some noise from bars etc. in the area. It is easy accessible by bus 31 from the central station/down town.

4.9 Ordinary
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Egypt

Room is more of a closet. Wi Fi internet connection is extremely poor. In general, the staff is professional and helpful but the facility does not live up to the staff's standard.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • GB

As a 1 night last minute booking I was very happy just take trolleybus 31 from main train station if you had a heavy suitcase it was literally just across the road. I only had the single tiny room ( their description) it had all I needed it was tiny but everything was there and in spite of being tiny the bed was a good size certainly not a narrow single bed.

7.3 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

If your dream is to see Zurich then please realize how costly this city is. In relative terms much more expensive than Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Prague, etc. Given this as your starting point, Hotel Rothaus is a great way to see The core and main areas of Zurich without breaking the proverbial bank. The location is ideal; walking distance to the old downtown and the lake, to all of the sights, and the Train Station. The area around Rothaus is a bit rough but adds color to your travels. The Hotel is spartan, to say the least, but it is perfect as a sleeping quarters, clean, safe, and in a great vantage point to see Zurich. BertiBoy

2.5
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • India

The hotel surroundings re very noisy. The room did not have Ac and was very sultry at night. If you open windows you have music blazing around and huge smokers pushing all the smoke into the room till midnight. Overall expensive to avoid it at any cost

7.8 Good
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

My room was at the inside patio, so it was quiet. Small but clean and comfortable. There were no sockets, except the one for the tv, and it was not easy accessible. The staff was really nice and I think they are the best value of the hotel. When I arrived, the police had closed the street and they didn't want to let me cross and get in, but one of the recepcionist came out to help me. They were also helpful with adresses and general information.

7.6 Good
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Rothaus is a good deal in Zurich, to the extent there are any good deals in Zurich (there are not). Very helpful and capable staff. Location could be more convenient, but once the tram system is figured out, it's no problem.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

hotel staff are lovely. BEST OF THE HOTEL. The hotel is great but is located in an area that is not dangerous but not pretty for the kind of people (prostitutes and junkies) What in Madrid resemble the hat Street Montera.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • October 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Spain

the location was prime, the room was not to big but comfortable. the surrounding area was safe enough for a tour at night and the hotel staff was efficient and friendly. overall, an A rating for Rothaus.

8.0 Very Good
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • GB

Very welcoming and helpful staff with very pleasant rooms on both our nights stayed. The room was very good size and air conditioning on prior to our arrival. A very pleasant stay although surrounding area surpisingly dodgy.

8.9 Excellent
  • September 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

Was a great little place to stay. the rooms were excellent - clean and spacious. our taxi driver said the hotel was located 'in the rougher side of town' and were a little hesitant but felt completely safe walking around - we didnt come across any trouble. close enough walk to the station and centre of town.

7.6 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The property, which seems to be situated quite close to the red light district - what there is of it, has a bar and breakfast room on the ground floor with the reception office. There is a lift to the 2nd and 4th floors and from the latter you go down about 6 steps to the third floor. Our triple room was clean, quiet with the window shut and comfortable if a little stark, no pictures on the walls, and the en-suite bathroom adequate. Although it is a B & B, breakfast is actually extra and is of course continental but tea was available made with loose tea in a filter and boiling water. The coffee was excellent. Overall it was perfectly acceptable.

7.6 Good
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The property, which seems to be situated quite close to the red light district - what there is of it, has a bar and breakfast room on the ground floor with the reception office. There is a lift to the 2nd and 4th floors and from the latter you go down about 6 steps to the third floor. Our triple room was clean, quiet with the window shut and comfortable if a little stark, no pictures on the walls, and the en-suite bathroom adequate. Although it is a B & B, breakfast is actually extra and is of course continental but tea was available made with loose tea in a filter and boiling water. The coffee was excellent. Overall it was perfectly acceptable.

3.5
  • May 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • China

Hotel staff is good. But the hotel facility is really poor and it is very noisy at night, probably because it is close to the bar area. Also can see some strange people around. Definitely not value for money.

8.0 Very Good
  • April 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The hotel room was basic but clean. The location of the elevator was inconvenient & I had to drag my huge suitcase up & down the stairs quite often. The staff was friendly & available 24 hours to answer any questions. Everyone spoke pretty good English as well. This hotel is located in the "Red Light District" so the location was interesting. There were plenty of eating places nearby including a small grocery store which was VERY convenient. The location is only a few blocks from the train station so it was easy to get to other places. This hotel is great for a 1-2 night stay. I don't believe it accommodates for a long period stay because it doesn't necessarily have the expected "conveniences" of a 4 or 5 star hotel. Side note: I loved the bedding here!

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Austria

The hotel is situated in the red light district but it is a normal hotel. The pricing is OK for Zurich. If you close the windows it is not loud during the night. No air condition - might be a problem in summer...

7.4 Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

The staff at the hostel were fantastic - we had to change our travel plans unexpectedly and they allowed a refund of our paid room rates. They went above and beyond helpful and even loaned us umbrellas when needed. The location is a bit far away from the centee of Zurich but I would stay here again.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

great staff, close to the train station

5.1 Ordinary
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

This hotel locates at an area, in the night after sunset,seems doggy...overall staff at receptiona was warm and helpful, to stay 1 or 2 night is ok for the price in Zurich city.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

Everything was as described. Clean. Comfortable. Up-to-date. Well run. Good breakfast. Convenient to train station if you don't mind a 10-15 minute walk. Local restaurants are fine but nothing to write home about.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

Rooms were nice, but basic - no mini-frig, no hairdryer. Breakfast was not included in price. WiFi was not free, but reasonably priced - 5 CHF for 7 days use. 24-hour mini-mart across the street.

1.3
  • September 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

As a customer I am very dissapointed with this hotel. The neighbordhood was horible, lot of prostitutes around and dance clubs. This is not a good hotel at all, i felt not safe, and the hotel receptionist wasn't paying any attention to who was entering the property, i would not recommend this hotel to anybody.

7.0 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Arab Emirates

Value for money, 10 min walk from the main railway station, Doesnot have AC so need to keep the window open. No place inside the shower to keep shampoo or any other toileteries. In all its a good place just for sleeping as its spaciosu compared to rest of Europe. Location is very bad as too many hookers & druggies in front of the hotel. Feels a little unsafe while entering as i was there with my wife.

6.9 Fair
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • United Kingdom

Poor and expensive breakfast which was not included, nor was the Internet Access.

7.6 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

I didnt realize there would be no air conditioning and with windows open the street is super noisy - very hard to sleep. Probably fine in cooler weather - street noise was bearly audible when windows are closed and staff was very helpful and friendly.

7.1 Good
  • July 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • China

The hotel is about 4 tram stops from Zurich main railroad station. It is easy to go to the shopping and central area of the city for all kinds of activities. Some ants found their way into my room. So the staff changed a room for me free of ants. It is quite noise outside, partially because of the worldcup football championship.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

Some rooms are situated in the atrium. These are very pleasant and quiet. I would book again.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • April 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

Unfortunately I was pasing through on business - wished I didn't have to be up early the next day. I coundn't imagine a better place for a young party animal to use as a base to see Zurich. Clean and, considering the price, almost boutique. The bar and staff are great. For anyone from the UK, it is very Soho. Pretty full-on location for Zurich, seemingly in the middle of the bars, clubs and some... But the locked compound in the "hinterhof" makes it all feel really safe and surprisingly quiet. From other write-ups I was expecting some seedy ex-brothel where you would get mugged en-route. Nothing of the sort. Full-on, great fun, whilst being safe, friendly and clean.

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Very nice hostel style hotel, great breakfast although a bit expensive, convenient location. Really large rooms, very comfy beds and lots of storage

9.2 Wonderful!
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Ireland

Very nice hostel style hotel, great breakfast although a bit expensive, convenient location. Really large rooms, very comfy beds and lots of storage

8.7 Excellent
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Zurich is an expensive city, and the Rothaus was an excellent value. Location is in the red light district, but there was no sense of danger. Walkable from the train station. Breakfast was quite good, but was not included in the room price. Overall I was happy with my stay.

6.4 Fair
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Japan

shower room is clean.

6.1 Fair
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

The immediate area surrounding the hotel is edgy, to put it mildly. Our hotel room faced the street. We were staying here on a saturday night, and the noise continued well into the early morning. The rooms are excellent - clean, well designed. Facilities and staff-wise, my only complaint would be the bizarre design where there's an elevator only on every other floor making hauling luggage a bit of a hassle. Good for a quick stopover en route elsewhere.

8.7 Excellent
  • September 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Yes, this hotel was in the red light district but we had a great stay here. It was cheaper than any hotel in Zurich and yes, was a bit out of the way (hardly though) but totally worth it. We were lucky and got a room on the inside of the building so we weren't facing out onto the busy, loud street, but in toward the alley and other buildings and it was perfectly quiet at night. I had read in other reviews that it is loud on street side. Just request an alley side room.

6.1 Fair
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Russia

Very noisy due to the night club located just accross the street, especially in summer, when you need to keep window opened.

5.3 Ordinary
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Austria

Es war sehr, sehr laut!!! Die vielen Bars und das aktive Rotlichtmilieu sind nicht für zum Beispiel Familien oder ältere Personen geeignet. Das sollte im Venere.com deutlich gemacht werden!!!!!!

7.7 Good
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Romania

I recommend to call to the hotel reception for booking a parking place for your car because there are only two available parking places in the hotel court...

6.5 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Singapore

My first stay in Zurich and Hotel Rothaus is one of the hidden gems that gives you a good price for rooms. It may get a bit noisy at night, depending on which room you're given (rooms facing the main street has drunk pedestrians talking loudly), but you can close the windows to shut out the noise. Surrounding area seems shady, but we didn't feel threatened in anyway. Distance to Zurich train station and town centre is but a few bus stops away (5mins; see photos to find the bus stop at train station, to hop on bus 31, to reach the militar-langstrasse stop). Moreover, the bus stop is less than a min's walk away! 8) Nice clean room topped it all for a recommendation by us. Cheers!

6.7 Fair
  • July 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Finland

Location was not so exciting as we expected after reading other comments about this hotel. Our route to the center went thru Lager strasse - and then we did not event notice the red light district. You should avoid this hotel on hot summer days - there is no cooling.

8.0 Very Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • India

I visited Zurich to participate in a Conference. The stay was cofortable and very pleasant surroundings.

6.4 Fair
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Indonesia

We all know that hotels price in swiss are expensive. Rothaus is not bad at all, but it was relatively far from train station. I got room under stair and it was very bad location for internet wireless connection. I opened window and tried to get better connection but it did not work.

7.1 Good
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Brazil

I liked the Hotel Rothaus although the single room is very small and we can´t move on side to other

6.7 Fair
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • United Kingdom

Good modern deco. Shame about the location which is in the red-light district.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Thailand

The thing about this hotel was the staff, they were excellent, they went out their way to help and made you feel very comfortable. The rooms were strange and modern but clean. At the end of the day you just want somewhere to sleep. Good location for getting around, easy for the tram and get to the shopping areas and station. Although the location is in the red light area, it is very safe and not a thing to worry about. The Internet was cheap, only 5 Swiss florins for 1 week. Highly recomended.

7.1 Good
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Italy

We chose the hotel for it's cheaper price in the area we were passing through on our way back to Italy. As the nightlife in the area is particularly active, to say the least, there was a lot of excited crowd noise all night which made it difficult to get any decent sleep. I imagine that it's not always like that around the hotel but it makes me hesitate to return. However, the rooms are very clean and spacious, and the beds are roomy!

8.5 Excellent
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Rooms can suffer from noice also if they are situated in the more quiet backyard, especially from late coming vistors in the rooms nearby. Rooms small but that is OK for me and very clean, which is important. The red light district in Zurich where the hotel is situated looks more dangerous than it is and I had the best thai food in Europe in a restaurant nearby. Staff extremely competent and helpful. I will definitely return.

9.3 Wonderful!
  • April 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

In November 2008 my wife, 23-year old daughter and I stayed 3 nights in a triple room at the Rothaus Hotel. This hotel is easy to find, but it’s a 20-minute walk from the train station (if you walk fast with your luggage). So we took bus number 35 from the bus stop outside the train station to a bus stop very close to this hotel. The neighborhood is somewhat seedy, but we never felt threatened. There are a few small restaurants in this area. My wife and I stayed here in a double room in November 2007 (see my review in venere.com), so we were apprehensive about staying here again. However, it was the best value available in Zurich, and we were very pleasantly surprised this time by our triple room. Our room had two large, comfortable beds, adequate lighting and heating, and a mini-safe. The bathroom had a shower with hot water and its size was adequate. Breakfast was not included, but a small, cozy, restaurant is attached to the hotel, and can be accessed from inside the hotel. The restaurant had a small and large buffet breakfast. The large buffet breakfast cost 15 Swiss Francs and was very good, but there was not a large selection of food.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Luxembourg

Very neat, rooms quite big... nice atmosphere inside and also outside (indeed a busy area, beautiful woman in the streets, lot of activity in the streets, shops, snacks, but no security issue at all). Professional and helpful people, very good breakfast (take the large one, it's worth the price). Will get back.

8.6 Excellent
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

Highly recommended! All in all, a very pleasant, comfortable and good quality hotel. Good breakfast too and flexible in price since you can add items to the basic price for continental as you like. A small inconvenience which is general to Switzerland in winter: the combination of heating and quilt... it is rather hot and uncomfortable because there is no choice, except to get the quilt out of the cover and use only the cover! There were no wardrobes or storage space in the room, only one large flat surface. No problem with hanging clothes (very creative) but would be a problem if you have kids.

6.7 Fair
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Greece

the hotel surroundings where not very good but you could walk downtown. rooms very basic but spacious

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Indonesia

Hotel Rothaus has an easy access(actually it is a 20mins brisk walk to there) to the central train station, which is the gate to the most famous shopping distrist in Zurich, bahnhoffstrasse. At night, the neighborhood can be bustling with people, since there is one coffee shop(bar, more likely, i forgot) just beside the hotels. Although the hotel is situated near the red light district, but it is pretty safe at night. The hotel is clean, although the room doesn't have very much a decoration, I would say it is the style of the hotel. The wall is painted purple(in my room), with three single beds, a tv set on a desk in front of them, and rows of cabinet beside the Tv set. From most of the review, you can say the room is very empty, although what I would like to say is that the hotel doesn't bother with standard ornaments like paintings or wallpaper or even sofa set. If you can live with it, this hotel is quite a steal. They even provide free croissants or fruits just beside the receptionists(always halfway empty, though). The staffs are very friendly, although the hotel doesn't have aircon. So bear with them in summer.

8.9 Excellent
  • December 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was spartan, but very clean and comfortable. It was a quite a long walk from the train station. The easiest way to get there is take the 31 bus from outside the train station and get off at the fifth stop (i can't remember the name of the stop!) The breakfast is 13 Franc, sorta expensive for the amount one is paying for the hotel, but at least they have one! The bar/coffee bar is really nice to have. The hotel is in the red-light district, so it is strange but really interesting. Not for everyone, but very safe.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • November 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

very good, clean rooms, competent and nice staff,near to volkshaus theatre...ideal after concerts :-)

8.0 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • France

The hotel is at walking distance from the heart of Zurich. Nice staff. Not the quietest area in town: I was there in autumn so my windows remained shut but I wonder if I could have left them open in summer.

4.7 Ordinary
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Brazil

It is really hard to sleep because of the noise and mainly because the bedroom is really hot. Besides, the hotel is located in a bad area.

7.0 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

As many other reviews indicated, this hotel is not in the best part of town. However, being a single guy it did not bother me that I was in the red light district of Zurich. In fact I have seen a lot worse neighborhoods, and it was only by reading other reviews here that I learned that the hotel was in the red light district (although I never observed any hookers standing on street corners). The hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the train station once you know where you are going. The room was small, but adequate. No cupboards to hang up clothes, just hangers on a wall hook. The pillows were terrible -- virtually flat, and I found that very uncomfortable as it felt like I was not sleeping with a pillow. I stayed 2 nights - a Saturday and Sunday night. It was noisy outside on Saturday night at 2am when I went to bed, however I took a sleeping pill to help me ignore the noise. It was not noisy on Sunday night. There was a safe in the room which was convenient. The toilet was situated so close to the wall, that when sitting on it you needed to sit at a 30 degree angle to be comfortable. I would stay there again because it was relatively cheap compared to Zurich standards. I would not recommend this hotel to a mature couple, or to most single femnale travellers, or to families with children.

7.2 Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Very clean and simple room. Excellent friendly, competant hotel and bar staff. Coo bar downstairs. Noisy from surrounding pubs, but not too bad - was a Saturday night. Double bed was two singles pushed togther. Would totally recommend

8.2 Very Good
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Norway

Great location. Friendly and helpful staff. Cheap hotel by Zurich standards.

6.6 Fair
  • October 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Latvia

NIce little hotel- horrible area. Five strip clubs in a 3 block area. I was propositioned by 3 prostitutes while on a 20 minute walk looking for ice cream in the early evening.

7.0 Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

The bathroom is the weak part. Clean, but small, with old tiles. We felt comfortable, though. It is 15 minutes from the train station, and 25 from the lake. I had to pay all the stay when checking in.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Mexico

All hotels in switzerland are very expensive, but rothaus is one of cheapest.

8.3 Very Good
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Switzerland

My wife and I were there during the Langstrasse festivities, therefore it was reather noisy, as it would be expected.Friendly competent staff, clean, spatious (but spartatanian, not that it bothered us). Everything work. Very central

6.1 Fair
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

THIS HOTEL IS O.K. BUT THE SURROUNDING IS TOO BAD. VERY NOISE EVEN AT MID NIGHT AND IF YOU OPEN THE WINDOW U REALLY CANNOT SLEEP. TOO MANY DRUNKED MAN AND BAD PEOPLE IN THIS AREA AND I WILL NOT STAY IN THIS HOTEL AGAIN. IN THE ROOM THEY ALSO GOT NO TELEPHONE AND IT IS VERY HARD TO CALL TO OTHER ROOMS AND RECEIPTION.

8.7 Excellent
  • August 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Romania

The only problem is there were no cupboards in my room. The whole rest was very good. I totally recommend this hotel.

7.5 Good
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Cheap hotel in Zurich, clean, a little noisy because of surroundings

6.6 Fair
  • July 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Norway

A quite nice hotel in the lively parts of Zurich. A place to sleep, not to hang out.

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

The hotel was very pleasant. I arrived early and was able to leave my bags. The room was small, but big enough, newly furnished with a good desk. Very clean with private bathroom. I would stay there again.

7.4 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

Zurigo è una gran bella città, molto gestibile... L'intorno dell'hotel purtroppo è frequentato da gente malfamata, gi giorno e soprattutto di notte... Basta non dar confidenza e non girare da soli ma sempre con qualcuno! Per il resto l'hotel è carino, rispecchia la descrizione in internet!

7.3 Good
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

good

2.4
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • France

Horribly noisy !

7.8 Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Netherlands

Hotel Rothaus is a very good hotel with modern spacious rooms. Breakfast is very good. Downside is the neighbourhood; in the middle of the 'redlight district' of Zurich. Parking is an expensive service at the hotel, but free on the street in the weekend (but you need to drive some blocks to find a space).

8.1 Very Good
  • April 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Chile

Tino y Carol was wonderful in the atention Tino y Carol fueron maravillosos en su atención.

8.3 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

Clean.Good price/quality. For one day is ok. Didn't find better in a similar price.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Gay Couple
  • Switzerland

good deal

5.6 Ordinary
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

In November 2007 my wife and I stayed one night at the Rothaus Hotel in Zurich. This hotel is easy to find, but it is a 20-minute walk from the train station. It is better to stop at the tourist information office at the train station and get the details of how to take a bus to this hotel. The bus stops are very close to train the station and this hotel. Busses and street cars in Switzerland do not charge fares to holders of a Swiss Pass. The neighborhood around the hotel is very seedy, and there were no restaurants or shopping in this area. While waiting for a bus we saw the police searching a man on the sidewalk next to the bus stop. At night we could hear the music from a nearby cabaret. Access to the hotel is by ringing a doorbell. The reception area is on the ground floor and has internet service (not free). One corner of the reception area is used to store luggage. The desk clerks were courteous and business like. My first impression of the room was “Oh My God!” The room was painted a dark gray color and had a high ceiling, like a barn. It was very depressing. However, the room was clean and had a small safe and refrigerator. The bed was barely big enough for two persons and not particularly comfortable. There was barely enough heat. The bathroom was very small and not very wide, but there was plenty of hot water for the sink and shower. The only incident was that the maid did not knock on our door, and used her key to enter our room in the morning while we were in bed. Breakfast was not included, but a small, cozy, restaurant is attached to the hotel, and can be accessed from inside the hotel. The restaurant had a small and large buffet breakfast. The large breakfast cost 20 Euros each and was very good, but there was not a large selection of food.

4.5 Ordinary
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Brazil

Located in the middle of the red light district.

8.3 Very Good
  • February 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Canada

Real good place to stay. Good employees. 20 minutes from train station by foot with luggage.

6.0 Fair
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

Nice size room. Housekeeping not very good! They only made the bed the first day and did nothing the next day. No phone or clock in room. You can get an alarm clock at the front desk. Location was ok... not a very great area and kind of far from where everything is going on. It is walking distance from just about everything though. Expensive for what it is, but what isn't in Zurich??

7.2 Good
  • January 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

I spent 5 nights at this hotel and overall I had a pleasurable experience. It is about the lowest price you'll find for a hotel in Zurich, at the time of my booking price was 139CHF. Rooms are spartan but neat and clean. Reception staff was not present upon arrival but the bartender called them and they arrived shortly. I expected to have to pay advance in cash but they accepted my CC with no questions. Maid service was somewhat less than desirable but I stayed during the week of Christmas and maybe they were not in best of spirits to clean rooms. My room was cleaned only twice and they never made the bed. Staff was very friendly and assisted me with directions and recommended several must things to visit. I really appreciated that. The hotel is located in the red light district and people seem to hang around the corners alot...but no one bothered me. With the only ding being on the maid service during my visit, I would stay again at Rothaus and recommend it to others.

5.6 Ordinary
  • December 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • United Kingdom

Far from zurich train station.... Room's decoration looks fashion but like "love hotel".

7.9 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Switzerland

clean and spacious room! Only bad point is the surroundings. Though situaded in a lively part of Zurich, the Langstrasse has some dubious people (prostitution, drugs, ...). No problem for me, but if you don't like this kind of reality, you'd better go to this hotel. Quality-price: very good for Switzerland .. and especially Zurich! I'd stay there again!

7.5 Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

Extremely friendly staff. Allowed us to do our washing in their machine as we had baby.Cot set up for us.Very helpful.Think though we were in a bit of a dodgy area though as lots of female posters on the the doors of the bars.A good 20 minute walk to the main area of Zurich.10 min walk from train stn

6.4 Fair
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Australia

A bit far from the station, some rough looking people around the area. Small bathroom. There was a safe in the room.

8.0 Very Good
  • November 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

It really is in a great location in the city to all the major attractions. The stay was great here and provided great instructions on how to get around, though they are not really versed in how to get to the hotel by car. The neighborhood though leaves much to be desired. The first night I was at the hotel, I went out to look for a place to eat and was surprised at the number of panhandlers, prostitutes and druggies I saw. It is a working class neighborhood though. I would stay here again, albiet without a car

7.8 Good
  • October 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Australia

The only downside to this hotel is its location in Zurich- near the town drunks!!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • September 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

Our stay at Rothaus was great. The updated rooms are very nice, simple, modern, clean. Bathroom was clean. I would have preferred to have a telephone in the room. I appreciated having our own safe in the room. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. This was a great hotel and the price was very reasonable.

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1.1
  • February 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Chile

6.5 Fair
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Spain

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Spain

7.5 Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

4.3 Ordinary
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Italy

7.0 Good
  • May 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.0 Very Good
  • January 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

5.9 Ordinary
  • October 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

9.9 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Italy

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Room Details

Book your pet-friendly accommodation at the 42-room Hotel Rothaus. Televisions in each room offer entertainment at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Zurich area will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as safes. Hair dryers can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Safe
  • TV
  • Hairdryer on request
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Rothaus

By car
From Bern/Basel: take direction Hardturm at the end of the highway. Follow the Hardturmstraße to the Escher-Wyssplatz square. Cross the Escher-Wyssplatz, and turn onto Limmatstraße, towards Limmatplatz. At the Limmatplatz, turn onto Langstraße. After the underpass, take a right at the second traffic light into Militärstraße. After about 100 meters turn left onto Sihlhallenstraße. You will find the hotel on the right at the end of Sihlhallenstraße.

By train
The main train station is only 10 minutes on foot from the hotel.

By airplane
Zurich Kloten airport can be reached by car or by public transportation from the main train station in about 15 minutes.

Distances from Hotel Rothaus

Helvetia Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Museum of Design - 0.7 km / 0.4 mi
Haus Konstruktiv - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Swiss National Museum - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
SIX Swiss Exchange - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Lindenhof - 1.2 km / 0.8 mi
Museum Baerengasse - 1.3 km / 0.8 mi
St. Peter Church - 1.4 km / 0.8 mi
Technopark Business Center - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Paradeplatz - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Bahnhofstrasse - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Zurich Town Hall - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Fraumuenster - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Zurich Zoological Museum - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - 1.6 km / 1 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Rothaus is Zurich (ZRH) - 8.5 km / 5.3 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.

There is no official body operating a star rating scheme for accommodation in this city and therefore this hotel has been classified by the property itself.