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Hotel Helmhaus - Zurich

4 star Hotel Zurich

Schifflaende 30 - Zurich

Price starting from CHF 193.54

If you are looking to book a central Zurich hotel in the Old Town area, Hotel Helmhaus could be the right choice for you!

Your 4 star Old Town hotel in Zurich offers free Wi-Fi, dry cleaning/laundry 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 coffee in the lobby, which also has a safe at the front desk should you wish to lock away any valuables. Other amenities include concierge services, laundry facilities and a computer station.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 19 hotel reviews © 2015

We have stayed there before and are very likelý to return.

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Breakfast at Hotel Helmhaus

A free breakfast is served each morning.

Facilities at Hotel Helmhaus

  • Baby sitter
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Limousine service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Concierge
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • One child 12 years old or younger stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Check-in: after 3 PM.

Check-out: before noon.


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 32 per person (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CHF 50 per night

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

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 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.

National rating

Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating in Switzerland. This property is rated 4 star and is displayed on this page as 4 stars.










Hotel Helmhaus reviews

7.2 Good
  • September 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Value for money was OK, bearing in mind Zurich is one of the most over-priced cities in Europe. My only complaint is that the price quoted included "breakfast - this was in fact for a continental breakfast. We ordered eggs and were not told there was an additional charge. When I disputed the charge at checkout it was deleted from my bill. I suggest, that to avoid mis-understandings of this type the advertising for the hotel shouls emphasise "Continental Breakfast"."We stayed at 4 and 5 star hotels in other cities in Europe where the tariff included "breakfast" and there was no extra charge for eggs. This may seem to be niggling, but extras should be specified. Taxes were not included in the price quoted either. I suggest your quoted price should include any local taxes.

8.5 Excellent
  • June 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • China

good location, good facility, breakfast is fine, but little difficult to find hotel at beginning, and feel little expensive ...

8.7 Excellent
  • June 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Helmhaus is a great place to stay in Zurich, fantastic location, super clean, new friendly staff, will stay there again

5.9 Ordinary
  • June 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • France

Pictures on the site dont give an exact idea about the hotel and its surrounding, Prices seem to be very expansive for this kind of room compared to similar hotels around the See but STAFF is very keen and available to help you.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • May 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Canada

My first visit to Zurich was made even more enjoyable by staying at the Helmhaus. Excellent location within a 5 minute walk of all the major attractions including the lake, Bahnhofstrasse, Altstadt, the Opera House, and the Art Gallery. Friendly, intelligent staff, lovely room, and a marvellous breakfast. I will definitely stay at the Helmhaus when I return to Zurich.

7.6 Good
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • Israel

This Hotel is is very expensive!!!!!!our room was very small,with a very small T.V.,The breakfast was good but very basic ,for the price that we payed ,its can be a little "more".We will not return to this property because the price is very high for a room like we recieved.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • March 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Israel

family style hotel. after renovation last year. clean, prime location. great hospitality. great value !!!

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

The hotel is in a fabulous location in the old town of Zurich. The hotel has great character and a great modern renovation. The staff was very nice and met every request. Out of the 4 hotels we booked in Switzerland during our vacation, this one had the best overall vibe.

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

Very good location and comfortable, air conditioned room ( important in July) The sraff was very friendly and helpful.

7.7 Good
  • June 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Spain

Muy bien situado y los empleados muy agradables.

9.0 Wonderful!
  • May 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Japan

Very nice hotel with very pleasant and helpful staff. Located near ETH-Zürich.

8.0 Very Good
  • May 2006
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The position of the hotel was excellent and the staff very helpful and friendly. the room was charming and it was a very pleasant stay. we found booking on venere excellent.

10 Outstanding!
  • November 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • USA

This was our first hotel on our long jouney and it left us wishing all of our hotels would be this nice. The rooms were incredibly spacious with hard wood floors. The local was great, but it is about a 1/2 hour car ride from the airport, so make sure you have about 80 francs for the ride!!

9.8 Outstanding!
  • January 2005
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Slovenia

Excellent hotel in the city centre.

10 Outstanding!
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Switzerland

9.5 Outstanding!
  • August 2009
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Germany

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2008
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Romania

7.6 Good
  • July 2007
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

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Room Details

Hotel Helmhaus offers 24 guest rooms with climate control. 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, safes and phones during their Zurich visit.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with slippers, hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Additional guest comforts include minibars, soundproofing and air conditioning.

Irons/ironing boards can be provided on request.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Baby cots/cribs available
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Ironing facilities on request
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Wireless Internet access

How to reach Hotel Helmhaus

By car
You will reach the Helmhaus Hotel from Bellevue square. Take the lane leading into the Limmatquai and follow it. After 200 meters, a brown signpost points to the Helmhaus Hotel. Turn right into the pedestrian zone and follow the pier on the left, and you will see the Helmhaus Hotel on your right. Please note that the Limmatquai is closed to traffic between Rudolf Brun Brücke and Münsterbrücke.

By train
Take tramway No. 4 heading towards Tiefenbrunnen. It leaves just outside Zurich main station. Get off at Helmhaus stop. Cross the road and walk along the Limmatquai for about 100 yards in direction of the lake. There you are!

Distances from Hotel Helmhaus

Wasserkirche - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Grossmuenster - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Helmhaus - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Charles Tower - 0.1 km / 0.1 mi
Bellevue Square - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Fraumuenster - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Mai 36 Gallery - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Lakeside Promenade - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Zurich Town Hall - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
St. Peter Church - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Bahnhofstrasse - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Kunsthaus Zurich - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Buerkliplatz - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Paradeplatz - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Haus zum Rech - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
The preferred airport for Hotel Helmhaus is Zurich (ZRH) - 9.4 km / 5.8 mi.

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

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Transportation services Hotel Helmhaus

  • Limousine service