"Amazing Accommodation in the middle of Everything!"
The hotel is wonderfully managed with a very friendly and helpful staff. I was there for business, so the WiFi and business services were perfect. Ask for a large corner room, where there's plenty of light and workspace. While not one of the inexpensive Old Town options, it's a very good value for the price.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very SatisfiedGenuine Hotels.com guest review
I only need a place to sleep, so I chose this for the location and convenience to the rail station. The hotel was nice and very clean, and comfortable front desk was extremely polite and professional. 5mins walk to the train station 15 min ride to the airportGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and clean."
It was good one that I really enjoyed it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Closeby/walk to HB, restaurants, shopping."
Having visited Zurich many times, this is a great location for convenience to many desired shopping locations, restaurants, and the HB. Friendly staff, good cleanliness standards.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Very nice hotel, great location and hotel staff. Thanks,Genuine Expedia guest review
"Great hotel with excellent location"
I would highly recommend this hotel. Great location, free breakfast & free wifi. Located near restaurants, shopping and the train. Absolutely 100% satisfied!Genuine Expedia guest review
"High quality without breaking the bank"
Great quality hotel that is not expensive as compared to the level of living expenses in Zurich. The hotel is a few blocks away from the main train station, which is a big plus. The front desk staff is friendly and helpful. The free breakfast has a good variety of food choices. A drawback of the hotel is the relatively small room as compared to those […] in the US, but in Europe it is not that uncommon. The bed, though, is bit stiff and the pillow is a bit too soft. There is only one computer without hooking up to any printer in the lobby as the "business" sector of the hotel. Overall high quality. I would definitely stay here again next time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
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"Excellent location, nice hotel"
The hotel is walking distance from the train station and in the old town of Zurich, you can go anywhere in the Old Town and river walking location could not be better. The rooms were very comfortable and extremely clean, the front desk was very helpful and the breakfast was limited but very good. On my next trip to Zurich I will stay in the same hotel, […] very satisfy. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"In Old Town"
Perfect location a short walk from train station and in the beginning of old town.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice hotel in a great spot"
I normally stay up by the Opera when I come to Zurich, but ended up at the Hotel Rütli this trip and thought the hotel and location were both terrific. Everything was super modern and clean, and the room was plenty spacious. I'd also add that the breakfast is very well done.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice Hotel with Great Rooms"
Spent three days at this hotel, during a business stay and for the price, was without question the nicest room I stayed in during my 2 week tour of Europe. The room was modern, spacious and updated with more than ample room. The rest of the hotel was clean and updated and served a fine breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
"pleasant overnight stay"
The hotel is newly renovated with all the conveniences, and an excellent breakfast. The staff were polite and helpful. I had a problem with getting the air conditioner to function as it was humid and warm in the room. It was not possible to leave the window open because of the street noise. A set of simple instructions for the a/c or heater would be […] helpful. Rooms facing away from the street would be more desirable. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Location, Great Value"
This is a great little hotel in an excellent location. Close to train station and all of historic Zurich. Free breakfast is good. Be careful with on-street parking, if you can find it. The hotel staff told me I could exceed 2 hrs as long as I kept putting money in...but I got a ticket for doing so.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"good for on the run"
Hotel is at a convenient location, the room I had was small, however was very clean. It's an OK stay when all I need was a good shower, a bed and a decent breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
Great hotel. Great location to stay in Zurich. Would definitely stay again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good value hotel in heart of Old Town Zurich"
Very good location in the old town, a short walk from the main train station. The hotel is situated near lots of restaurants, shops and bars. The room was modern and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this hotel if you're looking for a clean, modern place to stay in Zurich.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Good deal for the price and location."
The hotel was conveniently located close to the train station, shopping and restaurants. Breakfast was good, but fairly standard for European hotels: cold cuts, cheese, muesli, fruit, yogurt, juice. The staff serve coffee and tea to each table. The only problem with this is that I go through it quicker than they could keep up. They were however, more […] than happy to bring me more. The only problem I experienced while staying at Reutli was having to listen to a woman talk til 11:30 PM one night as the walls seem very thin and not at all soundproof. For the price. The Reutli was a good find and I'd stay there again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"ok hotel, nice location"
Nice location, but the staff is not that friendlyGenuine Hotels.com guest review
The bed was kind of hard and the shower was rather small but for the price and location, it was a great hotel. Conveniently located about two hundred yards from the main train station (HB), you can access much of what Zurich and the surrounding area has to offer.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great value, great location"
How convenient. 10 minute walk to train station, near the old city and artisanal shopping. Very good restaurants with a lot of choice just minutes away walking. The hotel is very clean and comfortable and the staff was very helpful. The continental breakfast offered had plenty of choice by Euro standards. Will stay here again when in Zurich.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Super Convenient Location with Arte Moderne Decor"
The Hotel Ruetli is part of a European hotel chain, and is very much a European type hotel in that the room is somewhat small and a bit spartan, but entirely comfy and super clean. Additionally, this hotel's "signature" is that it is decorated with "street art," for example, my room had a huge, colorful grafitto on one wall akin to to what you might […] see on the side of an IRT subway car or the wall of an underpass. And each room is different and has free postcards featuring the art in that particular room. Tres avant-guarde. But the location is very near the main train station (which has innumerable trains to the airport) and it's only a brief walk to many sites such as the shopping on Banhofstrasse and the main art museum (Kunshaus). It serves a plain but adequate continental breakfast to guests, and no other meals, but there are many eateries very close to the hotel; I found the Starbucks a few doors down to be helpful as it was very cold when I was there and it also has much more hearty fare than in the States. (The hotel rooms have their own thermostats and plenty of heat!). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"A clean, comfortable hotel with basic amenities"
An easy walk from the train station and shopping areas. The only drawback for us was the breakfast buffet, which had minimal offerings compared to most European hotels. The expresso machine in the room was a plus. Those who need a sweet bun to get underway in the morning can purchase one at the nearby Coop grocery or Starbucks, and then enjoy i with […] expresso before heading for the buffet. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Close to Night Life"
This hotel has a very good location. It is close to the train station and the main shopping area. It also borders on the area where the nightlife takes place and it is fairly close to the fabulous Kunsthaus Museum of Art. Room are small and oddly shaped -- the ceiling is very low in some parts of the room and I kept hitting my head. The breakfast (included […] in the room charge) was very mediocre compared to other hotels in Switzerland. And it wasn't cheap. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Comfortable, great location. Average service"
Pros: -Rutli has an amazing location, close to the river, all shorts of activity and of course the main train station Zurich HB. -breakfast buffet was great, fresh food and a lot of variety. Also, food was served with a smile and friendliness, esp by Cindy (I hope i got her name right) -bed and room was quite comfortable -free wifi in the lobby was […] easily accessible Cons: -Front desk service was not very warm or friendly. -housekeeping did not clean the beds sufficiently through our stay -bathroom door is strangely translucent, finefor the wife and I but perhaps not recommended if you're staying with a friend or so. Overall the convenience and comfort made our stay quite nice indeed. This hotel is recommended, especially if you're going to be on the go during your trip. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
You will not get a better location. Easy 5 min from train station. When you leave the station you go over the bridge and cross one street then go to the over side of the street (to the right) then when you cross go left and the next street is the one you want and is like the fifth door on the right. Very clean and when you leave the hotel take a right […] on the next street and that is where you will find all the restaurants. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great Hotel for touring Old Town & rail trips"
Very modern and up to date, clean and very conveniently located in the Old Town. Would stay again and have already recommended to others.Genuine Expedia guest review
We only stayed one night at this hotel. It is convient to the train station and also in a good, fun area with air conditioning something you will not find so easily in Switzerland. The breakfast was good. The hotel front desk staff was very lacking in information about the area and didn't communicate well in English (as comparied to all the other hotels […] we stayed at in Switzerland). We were delighted that when we checked in early they had a room available for us. After going to the room we saw that the floors had not been cleaned and the bathroom floor was gross with many hairs on the floor plus the mirror was not clean. It gave me the feeling that they just wiped down the sink and put in clean towels. It took everything I had to step into the tub. It looked clean but since the other areas had not been clean how was I to know if the tub was. Also, the toliet didn't have the usual paper tag on it that said it was clean like all the other hotels did that we stayed at for this trip. We told the front desk staff that the room needed to be clean and then we went out for a couple of hours and returned to the hotel to rest for awhile. While taking a nap the hotel maid came in to clean. This was over 4 hrs. after I had reported to the front desk about the need to clean. I just told her to vacuum the bathroom floor and that was all because we were sleeping. Ck out restaurant The Hilt & the train station. It's hugh Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice and Convenient in the Heart of Zurich"
This is a good hotel in the heart of Zurich. The location is a 5 minute walk from the main train station. There are frequent trains connecting the Zurich airport to the train station and they are much cheaper than taking a taxi. The hotel is modern looking and well maintained. Wireless internet is free in the lobby, or you can pay for it in your room. […] Our rate included breakfast, which was nothing fancy, just juice, coffee, cold cereal, yogurt, some cold cuts and cheese and hard boiled eggs. Sorry, no pastries or toast and jam. My main complaint was the complete lack of carpeting in the room. There was just a hardwood floor. I was also not too fond of the frosted glass door and wall that separated the sleeping area from the bathroom. On the plus side, the room was very large by European standards. There was air-conditioning, which was a little noisy but we were comfortable turning it off at night in August. There was a little street noise outside, but overall fairly peaceful at night. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"Perfect location to old town and train station"
I enjoyed my stay here. I thought there was free wifi but not available in the room. Only in the lobby and breakfast area. The hotel is accessable to all the shops and restaurants in the area.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel in Zürich"
I travel to Zürich a few times a year, and this is the only place I stay now. The location can't be beat, it's always incredibly clean, it has a decent breakfast included, has air conditioning (a must in the summer months), and for the price is definitely the nicest spot I've found.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Convenient Zurich hotel"
We arrived at the hotel well before check in time but they let us into the rooms early. This was a great convenience after the long flight from the US to Zurich. Also the hotel was conveniently located within walking distance of the Zurich Central train station and areas of interest.Genuine Expedia guest review
Rooms are very small but clean. Breakfast is typical European breakfast. Very good location for shopping, restraunants and short walk to main train stationGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Simple, clean, great location, but noisy"
I find this to be a great place to stay - it is reasonably priced (at least for Zurich), clean, and in great location for walking through the city. It does have some downsides: the street is noisy, and if you have your window open, you may notice cigarette smoke. That is just about unavoidable in the city though. For the price, this hotel offers a […] great location, simple but clean room, and a nice breakfast. That makes it hard to beat. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, great location"
I stayed at the Hotel Rütli for a long weekend, visiting friends who live in Zurich. I've been to the city many times, and this is by far the best hotel value I've found. The rooms are a bit spartan, but the hotel had all of the things I needed (very clean room, nice bathroom, decent breakfast) and a few nice extras (lobby bar, minibar and espresso […] maker in the room). The location absolutely can't be beat. I will definitely stay here again. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"good for business and holidays"
Good location with good size of room. the staffs at reception is very friendly and let us check in since 8 am which normally check in time is 14.00 pmGenuine Expedia guest review
"perfect hotel, great location"
everything about the hotel was great, from location, staff, service, etc. Except, i hated paying so much for use of the wifiGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Really nice place to stay. Near to central station and the most things. A lot of restaurants. Stores around. A bit noise but i recomend!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
For a basic hotel, this will do the trick. The location is excellent, a few blocks from the main train station, but one block off of the main roads so you don't hear the traffic at night. The beds were plush and the room nice and clean, but minimal. The only negative was not having internet in the room.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Nice stay at the Ruetli!"
Very nice stay at the Hotel Ruetli - staff nice, room was big and clean(city room) and breakfast was superb. Noise on Saturday night was a bit much until about 4a but wasn't enough to complain(Zurchers party on Saturday nights!). Overall, I would stay here again, very clean, nicely styled, and reasonable price for Zurich.Genuine Expedia guest review
"Simple, clean, safe, and convenient"
Some reviewers didn't like the hotel location -- I had no problems! It was near where I needed to be, and it was easy to get to from the airport (10 minutes by train, and then just a few minutes on foot). There are inexpensive restaurants in the vicinity. My room was simple but more than adequate, with a very nice bathroom. Breakfast, included, was […] not elaborate, but was varied and just fine. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
"lovely hotel in good location"
The hotel rooms were excellent. It may have been a difficult weekend but the front of house staff were quite gruff and unwelcoming. I had a friend with mobility issues who had found the short walk from the station quite arduous (particularly with our luggage) and we needed a taxi back to the station in the early morning. Despite my explaining why we […] needed a taxi for such a short distance, and that we would tip a taxi driver generously for his trouble, the front of house person was almost scoffing in his reply: just walk, it's short! They DID call the cab for us but as service goes it was the least hospitable hotel on a 4 week trip. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Ruetli - great location at affordable rate"
I was surprised to see how close it was to the train station which is crucial for a businessman or tourist.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Good Value in a Good Location"
Although the neighborhood is on the edge of sketchy (we were propositioned by the hookers down the street two nights in a row), the hotel was clean and modern and well priced. It is also a very brief walk to most locations of interest to tourists. I would stay there again.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
I've stayed in this neighborhood previously at a different hotel - would stay at the Ruetli again. Very satisfied - can't beat the price for the cleanliness & location,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Ruetli-Zurich- astoundingly convenient"
I travel for pleasure a lot. This 50-year old single gal from Upper West Side of Manhattan was just looking for a reasonable and convenient hotel in Zurich for a 4-day Thanksgiving weekend 2011. I was amazed at how convenient this hotel was to everything. I actually timed how long it took me to get from Airport landing, train, Hauptbanhof, walk to hotel, […] and be ready to check in. I couldn't believe how convenient it all was, going and coming. Anything I did, I knew how simple it would be to merely cross the river and be back at the hotel in no time. Usually you DON'T want to stay near a European train station neighborhood, but this is an absolute exception. The "Coop" food store is also nearby. The Swiss National Museum was a quick walk. Going back to the Rail station rear side to join a tram tour of the city was a quick walk. Going shopping the length of Banhofstrasse (often) was, each time, a quick walk to it or home from any one of the sites you'll be wanting to see. Generally, Zurich is just a pedestrian and ultimately manageable city. But I researched finding a very inexpensive hotel for the 3 nights I'd need one over Thanksgiving. Others at this price (and even more) did NOT have private bathroom, did NOT include breakfast, were NOT as close into the places you'd want to be. I also had a personal Nespresso pod coffee maker in my room with two kinds of pod coffee. (Loved it!) Also had an amazing glass-in shower stall (not the typical Euro-style drafty one). People I tell how much I got this hotel for and that I got it on Hotels.com were very impressed. I didn't want or need Internet (for a charge), although I did have my iPad2 with me, but they do supply a keyboard and there's an amazing flat-screen TV in each room cantilevered out from a wall over the desk which can be your monitor. There were the standard International Herald Tribunes each day, planted by the elevators and I was able to catch up on news that way too, along with all the BBC channels on TV. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Ruetli Zurich"
The Hotel Ruetli Zurich is located in the Old Town area. Very easy to located. As a single female traveling alone, I felt very safe in this location. They featured an excellent breakfast buffet, very friendly staff members. Comfortable bed. Small shower. Clean room and bathroom. It was warm in the room and the AC Heat unit was hard to operate. Left […] window open most of the time. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Location is excellent! Tram system is right round the corner and gets you anywhere. Don't spend the $60 taxi fair to the airport. Take #10 tram for $6 each. So easy. We felt very comfortable here. Theonly night we had any noise from the pub across the street was a Saturday night. All other nights were very quiet.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Zurich nonbusiness hotel - close to train station"
Clean, well maintained facility. Unusual bathroom (glass walls) but otherwise functional. Efficient but disspirited staff. On-site breakfast. Very convenient to local restaurants, train station.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Close to train station, but watch out for the taxi drivers they would not take us to the hotel because it was too close but they would not give us directions.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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