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Alexander Guesthouse - Zurich

2 star Inn Zurich

Zähringerstrasse 16 - Zurich

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from CHF 100 .00
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Alexander Guesthouse is a centrally located hotel surrounded by entertainment venues and shops.

Your 3 star Niederdorf hotel in Zurich offers free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning/laundry services and an elevator (lift).

Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can provide tour/ticket assistance, express check-in and express check-out. Enjoy free newspapers in the lobby, where you will also find a safe at reception for your valuables. Other amenities include a computer station.

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Guest Rating 8.1 Very Good
Based on 27 hotel reviews © 2014 Venere.com

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Breakfast at Alexander Guesthouse

A buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Alexander Guesthouse

  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Personal newspapers
  • Multilingual staff
  • Newspapers
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Children 6 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: between 2:00 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 11:00 AM.


Guests should note that check-in location is at the Hotel Alexander, Niederdorfstrasse 40.

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: CHF 17 for adults and CHF 0 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CHF 25 per person (one way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CHF 0 (one way), (from 2 to 6 years old)
  • Self parking fee: CHF 30 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CHF 20 per pet, 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. This tax does not apply to children under 6 years of age.
 

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.

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Alexander Guesthouse Hotel

9.3

Clean

8.5

Location

8.1

Quiet

7.1

Spacious

8.6

Service

Alexander Guesthouse reviews

4.8 Ordinary
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Malta

Room was Clean but internet was not working properly for the entire stay.

4.8 Ordinary
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Israel

Very central location. Rooms big and clean, very basic. Staff correct, polite but very cold. There is no feeling that they really try to help you. Every 24 hours new password for wifi required, inconvinient - you have to go from guesthouse nearby to the hotel to require new password. Internet broke down for several hours. Elevator was not working for few hours. Won't choose this hotel another time.

3.2
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Finland

The room was clean, but it was small, there was the minimum you need. The area was not what we had seen in the the pictures. Night clubs, people who sold them selves, people openly using cannabis. The picture showed a different house than the hotel building.

6.8 Fair
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • AP

the hotel is just on the right location

6.7 Fair
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Canada

My wife and I spent one night in Zurich. We had a great time and this hotel was located very well. Space of the hotel room could be better but we chose this option to save on costs.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • USA

The location of Hotel Alexander is great. It's only a 5-8 minute walk from the train station and most of the sights of Zurich. The receptionist was so wonderful to us. We arrived early after our long flight, and she not only found a room for us right away, she also upgraded us to the nicer hotel. The room was clean and modern, and the bed was comfortable.

7.1 Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

The rooms at the Guesthouse are not air conditioned and they are very small and bare to the point of being sterile. We immediately requested rooms in the hotel instead, so that is where we stayed. The rooms in the hotel are more pleasant, though still tiny. The bathroom doors are made of translucent glass, so if you like privacy in the bathroom, stay somewhere else. The location was very convenient and the included breakfast was typical and met our needs. The up charge for the hotel room was about 30 CHF, and we felt it was worth it.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • South Africa

This hotel is located in the most useful place, convenient for the main station, walks along the river, masses of shops and restaurants, so there is something for everyone. The staff go out of their way to make your stay go smoothly, and they have thought of everything you may need. Although we were booked in the guesthouse, on our arrival we were given an upgrade to the hotel itself! The area has such a nice vibe that all ages will enjoy it. we are mature travelers and we loved it! We will definitely stay there again, and will recommend it to all our friends.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Panama

this hotel has an excellent location...you can walk to almost anywhere in zurich where there is a site of interest..the breakfast was excellente, however somewhat expensive, but switzerland is a very expensive place.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

We needed a spot in Zurich near the station to stay for a night before heading on to another destination. The Guesthouse Alexander was just right. The rooms were tiny but clean and quiet, and the location within easy walking distance of the station and the restaurants of the old city couldn't be beat. The room had great WiFi. Make sure that you register at the main hotel (half block away) on your way to the room. We didn't, but there was a buzzer at the guesthouse that was answered by the hotel clerk. She sent someone to open up our room so we could deposit our bags, and then we went to the hotel to register. If you like continental style breakfasts, the breakfast at the hotel is well worth the price. The next time we're in Zurich we'll be staying here again.

10 Outstanding!
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We absolutely loved the Hotel Alexander Guesthouse! The reviews that were posted prior to our trip aided us in knowing that the checkin takes place in the lobby of the Hotel Alexander itself. The staff was wonderful and assisted us in the checkin process. A staff member personally walked us to the front door of the guesthouse (located behind the actual hotel)and showed us how to use the electronic key. The location is perfect for on foot exploration of Zurich's Old City. The nearby restaurants were fabulous! The photos of the facility were spot on and were probably taken from the window of our assigned room. The shower was extremely comfortable - great hot water and great pressure! All of our questions were met with smiling staff members and assistance offered readily. We heartily recommend The Hotel Alexander Guesthouse to anyone who wants comfort, value, and proximity.

6.7 Fair
  • April 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Rooms are very small. Front side is loud with street noise.

8.4 Very Good
  • March 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Germany

It's small and cheap but very nice. It's not a 5 star hotel and they don't have many of the preks (robes, tooth brush,shower cap etc...) but what it lacks it more than makes up for in location and amazingly helpful and prompt staff.

8.4 Very Good
  • February 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Hungary

This place was a great location, close to everything. Staff were really helpful, and a porter helped get our bags from the main hotel to the Guesthouse (not far though). The one thing that troubled me was the noise travelling easily from one room to the other. We had some loud neighbours talking and yelling through the night which kept us awake a lot. Price wise, Switzerland is ridiculously expensive which ever option you take, and for our budget this was a good relationship between price and quality compared to some of the other options available to us. Internet was free with a code, although it was fairly slow, but did the job.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Germany

Free upgrade from the guesthouse to main hotel. Very nice room in a very nice location.

6.3 Fair
  • July 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • Pakistan

Good in the heart of city near to main train station with all facilities of everyones interst near by. rooms r good, spacious and clean. food is pretty expensive in hotel and nearby as well.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Switzerland

The room was simple, very clean and bright. Knowing how the area becomes noisy in the evening, we were pleased to have a room facing the opposite way. Bathroom clean and large enough. For people like us who walk everywhere, the location is simply perfect. A stone throw to the Central Station. Breakfast, however, needs improvements. Breads and croissaants could be crispier and fresher.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • May 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Group
  • USA

We (2 couples) were upgraded from the "Guesthouse" to the Alexander Hotel. Our rooms were very nice, stylish, good beds with comforter, great bath/shower, sound proof windows (kept most of the street noise out. The hotel is in the midst of the entertainment are with many bars and restaurants. Helpful staff got us checked in quickly and helped us with shuttle bus transport to the airport the next morning. Overall a wonderful stay!!

10 Outstanding!
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

9.2 Wonderful!
  • January 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • USA

8.9 Excellent
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Russia

8.2 Very Good
  • June 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Dominican Republic

6.6 Fair
  • February 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Young couple
  • Italy

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9.0 Wonderful!
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

8.8 Excellent
  • January 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Italy

9.2 Wonderful!
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Mature couple
  • Norway

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Room Details

Alexander Guesthouse has 20 guest rooms. Guests can unwind at the end of a long day and enjoy flat-screen televisions with satellite channels. Corporate travelers will benefit from free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks, complimentary newspapers and phones during their Zurich visit. A good night's sleep in Select Comfort mattresses will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their holiday or business trip. Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and hair dryers. Additional comforts include soundproofing.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Desk
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Alexander Guesthouse

Zurich Zoological Museum - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Lindenhof - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Zurich Town Hall - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
St. Peter Church - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Grossmuenster - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Kunsthaus Zurich - 0.6 km / 0.3 mi
Swiss National Museum - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Fraumuenster - 0.6 km / 0.4 mi
Bahnhofstrasse - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Paradeplatz - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Museum Baerengasse - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Bellevue Square - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
Lakeside Promenade - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Haus Konstruktiv - 1 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Alexander Guesthouse is Zurich (ZRH) - 8.7 km / 5.4 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 Alexander Guesthouse

  • Shuttle service from and/or to the railway station