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Niederdorfstrasse 40, Zurich, ZH, 8001, Switzerland, ‏‎800-491-6126
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4.1 / 5Excellent

Score breakdown (from 22 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.5
  • Service
    4.2
  • Comfort
    3.7
  • Condition
    3.9
  • Neighborhood
    4.5
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Good hotel near train station"
Nice hotel across the river from main train station. Room is small, but not the smallest I have seen in Europe. Nice touch is an international power strip with four plug shapes (but surprisingly NOT for USA). Staff is very friendly and like everyone in central Zurich they speak English. Located on a pedestrian promenade. Considering how expensive Zurich is, this is a good value for the money. Ideal if arriving by train, but there is no parking so do not stay here if you are arriving by car. I would definitely stay here again. However, see the location box below for the only negative about surrounding area.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Mar 9, 2015
Fred
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Nice little hotel"
Hotel lobby was under construction which was s bit inconvenient. Hotel staff was very nice and breakfast was excellent. Room is small but nicely done.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Jan 24, 2015
Scott
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Vacation"
The Alexander is in a great location: close to the rail station, restaurants and the district that had most of the things that interest us, including shops and restaurants.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Sep 6, 2014
John
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Recommended for walking to city center
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night trip Aug 31, 2014
A Traveler
US
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Close to City Center"
Perfect location close to city center, railway station is a 3 min walk, Bahnhofstrasse a 5 min walk, clean modern rooms, good breakfast buffet, don't get disappointed by the entrance which has not been remodeled yet, nice helpful staff,
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night business trip Aug 27, 2014
Thomas
US
1.0 / 5Poor
"I would recommend you to sleep on the street!"
Really bad experience! The hotel was not clean, there is a bad smell on the beds. The only good thing in our stay is the staff of the breakfast shift. And free Nespresso in the early morning.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Aug 8, 2014
Hazim
US

The following English reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Well place"
Close to the train station and activity
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Apr 20, 2015
Stephane
CA
3.0 / 5Good
"Clean but small hotel room"
I was surprised that the room was so small as compared to the pictures. But it was very clean so it was still a pleasant stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Oct 29, 2014
Heng
SG
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Alexander Hotel review"
Pros: *Good location, close to Central station tram stop for easy commute. *Clean *Good breakfast meal *Friendly staff Cons: *Room is a bit small but you would expect that if you want to stay right in the center of the town (city). *Pillow is soft and not firm. Had to ask for another pillow. *Expensive Overall: A decent small hotel which meets most of the standard requirement. Happy with the 4 nights stay.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
4 night business trip Sep 23, 2014
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Very good hotel, conveniently located in dt."
Friendly staff, good service, very clean but tiny rooms. Conveniently located close to most Zurich landmarks. Recommend for a short stay.
Genuine Expedia guest review
Other trip Jun 17, 2014
Alex
CA
4.0 / 5Excellent
"smart bijou room in good location"
It was a small single room but smartly furnished. Close to the centre of the tourist district, the noise was subdued because the room was on the top floor. The staff were all business-like and helpful.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip May 6, 2014
A Traveler
GB

The following reviews were posted by hotels.com guests from other countries:

5.0 / 5Outstanding
Foi tudo excelente! Ótima localização!!
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night romance trip Jul 14, 2015
A Traveler
BR
5.0 / 5Outstanding
"Top Lage"
Top Lage direkt in der Altstadt, top Preis/Leistung für die Schweizer Verhältnisse. Ich komme wieder.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip May 18, 2015
Michael
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Das Hotel am Puls der Altstadt von Zürich"
Sehr zentral gelegenes Hotel, freundliches Personal, vor allem der Service beim Morgenessen war sehr aufmerksam, flink und dienstleistungsorientiert. Die Zimmerausstattung war gut und wie bestellt mit zwei Einzelbetten. Für zwei Personen ist die Nasszelle zu klein und bei zwei Frauen fehlt zusätzliche Abstellfläche im Lavabobereich. Die Lavabogrösse ist dem Raum, aber nicht den Bedürfnissen von zwei Bewohnerinnen angepasst. Bei nur einer Übernachtung kann man sich aber arrangieren. Wir werden das Hotel beim nächsten Kongress trotzdem buchen, da die Vorteile auf jeden Fall überwiegen.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Mar 14, 2015
Bürki
CH
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Modern, very clean and with excellent service. Close to everything. Walking distance from railwaystation. I'll use this hotel again.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Oct 1, 2014
A Traveler
NO
3.0 / 5Good
"Business Reise"
Business Reise für eine Nacht, nichts besonderes - ein sehr spartanisches Frühstück, aber alle sehr freundlich. Free Internet dafür sehr schnell.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 29, 2014
Florian
DE
4.0 / 5Excellent
Koselig lite hotel.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
3 night trip Aug 7, 2014
Odd
NO
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night business trip Sep 18, 2014
A Traveler
US
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Jan 14, 2015
A Traveler
GB
4.0 / 5Excellent
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night romance trip Nov 24, 2014
chak man
HK
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Sep 12, 2014
A Traveler
FI
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
1 night trip Aug 2, 2014
A Traveler
CH

TripAdvisor reviews for Hotel Alexander

Overall rating:Based on 310 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"Maybe not for us."
07/24/15 Jeis0n Ponta Grossa, PR
The hotel faces one of the main walk streets of Zurich. The staff was excelent and helped us a lot with some inquiries. But we found the place more like a hostel, and the location would be perfect for those who want to be in the middle of the fuzz. Good breakfast. We left the city one day earlier than the original plan.
Overall Rating
"Great hotel in a lovely city built for bankers on huge salaries"
07/10/15 OzTraveller20 Australia
I had a great stay at the Hotel Alexander in summer 2014. The room was recently renovated, modern and exceptionally clean. And the stay got better and better each day as I experienced the wonderful service this hotel has to offer. The staff were very impressive. I booked a single room which was perfectly fine for 1 person. I asked for a quiet room at the back of the hotel and experienced no noise whatsoever and slept very well. The service at the hotel was absolutely outstanding. Staff couldn't do enough for you. The room itself had everything a guest could possibly need - an empty small fridge, even an all countries power point so you can just plug your electrics right in. The hotel had free wifi and my rate included a free buffet breakfast which was basic but did the job just fine. The location of the hotel was excellent. The area around the hotel is lively and full of bustling cafés and restaurants. However there are higher quality restaurants around the Bahnhofstrasse and the Rennweg. I recommend Cantinetta Antinori an Italian restaurant off the Bahnhofstrasse featuring reasonably priced quality Italian where local people in Zurich eat. Going to the Confiserie Sprungli daily at the Paradeplatz is a must for the best cakes in Zurich - they have an outdoor seating area. You can sit there and watch all the handsome Swiss bankers walk by! This was my fourth trip to Zurich and it really is a beautiful, clean and safe city where there is a wonderful quality of life for those who can afford to live there. The best cheap eat tip in Zurich is Manora restaurant at the top level of the Manor department store a 5 minute walk from the hotel. They have a stunning buffet restaurant full of fresh healthy food at reasonable prices - you just pay for what you choose. They are open until 8 pm at night but don't go later than 630pm or there won't be much left. Make sure you take the time to wander around the small streets leading off the Niederdorf where the hotel is as they are stunningly beautiful and feature some lovely small shops many full of trendy clothes. I would describe the area around the hotel as like Covent Garden in London or Oxford Street Paddington in Sydney, full of trendy shops and cafés. Make sure you do the short round lake cruise boat trip around Lake Zurich leaving from the bottom of the Bahnhofstrasse. It's only 8 Swiss Francs a real bargain and is stunningly beautiful. The top area of the boat is covered so you won't get sun damaged. It takes an hour and a half to go around the Lake. In general Zurich is incredibly expensive - Mcdonalds for example is 3 times the price that it is in Australia. So make sure you bring plenty of Swiss Francs with you. You'll need them as everywhere you go you will be haemorrhaging cash. People in Zurich dress very well so another tip is to dress well yourself rather than looking like a scruffy tourist as you walk around. You will find the locals will be very helpful if you make an effort to dress decently. I recommend the Check in All ways shuttle bus service which services all the hotels in the old town from Zurich airport. This will be 50% cheaper than getting a cab. Just walk out of the arrivals area at the airport and turn left - 20 metres away is the stop. I think buses leave every half hour - the cost is about 32 to 37 swiss francs depending on whether your hotel has a deal with them or not. No need to book. Would I stay at the Hotel Alexander again? The answer is yes I would stay there again and recommend it to others. The hotel has everything you need, is in a great location central to everything, and is reasonably priced in a very very expensive city built for bankers on huge salaries. The other hotel I like in Zurich is the Hotel City at Löwenstrasse 34.
Overall Rating
"small, nice hotel near HBF"
07/06/15 LMOverby Columbia, Missouri
Spent one night at the Alexander because of its proximity to Zurich's central station, where I had to catch an early morning train. I had room on top floor on the interior, courtyard side, so didn't hear any street noise (which is a good thing, since the hotel sits on a busy pedestrian street in the heart of the tourist district). Room was of decent size, spotlessly clean, simply but well appointed. Wifi was strong. Complimentary apple, chocolates, and water in the room were nice touches. Staff was friendly and efficient. A/C was rather weak, keeping the room less warm rather than cool on a horribly hot day.
Overall Rating
"They have Air Conditioning & Reserve your Parking spot in advance if you can"
07/04/15 Susan T Green Cove Springs, Florida, United States
I'm here during the heat wave and thankfully they have air conditioning. It's not perfect like in the USA (I live in FL and must have AC.). I specifically requested a low floor and it has been pretty cool. Even some of the more expensive hotels near by don't have AC and I see folks with their windows open. I was able to sleep well. Small room, perfect for 2 people. Excellent, fast free wifi. GREAT location. You can walk all over Old Town and down to Lake Zurich to see the swans. Breakfast was included in my rate and was good for me,
Overall Rating
"Nice hotel, loud location"
07/03/15 traveler11223 Port Townsend, Washington
The Hotel Alexander has many fine points. Air conditioning, proximity to the train station, clean efficient rooms. Unfortunately, the location also works against it because the bar and nightclub crowd party all night and make significant noise out in the street. I was awakened numerous times during the night and did not feel like I had a good night's sleep. In the morning, the area still has many hungover zombies out on the street and the neighborhood has been trashed with litter. If you like to party then this is the neighborhood for you. If you like to sleep, not so much. Hotel Alexander does a good job with the elements it has control over. If you choose to stay here, insist on a room as far away from the street as possible and bring earplugs. The hotel does offer a discount for booking directly on their website. I won't be staying here again.
Overall Rating
"Good hotel, good location."
06/25/15 shkomit Israel
The hotel located in the heart of the beautiful old town, it is surrounded by many places to eat and next door to a supermarket which is even open on Sundays It was very easy to get around Zurich on the tram and getting to the train station is about 5-8 mins, also bus stations are very closed convenient. Whilst our room was not very big, it was perfectly formed and extremely well thought out and the room was very clean. Wi-Fi was a bit slow. Staffs were nice and friendly, Breakfast quite good. A real fine hotel – we will return!
Overall Rating
"Early June 2015 Vacation"
06/24/15 Yeti1980_13 Nashville, Tennessee
We stayed @ Hotel Alexander while in Zurich in the early summer and found this to be a very nice hotel and the location was great, you leave the hotel and you are right in the middle of it all. The only negative was that the upper level room we had for the 3 of us was quite warm but I blame the the unseasonable weather more than the hotel, once the rain came the room cooled down. I would recommend the hotel for the location and all the staff as they were very friendly and helpful to any request we had. If you need a nice hotel in Zurich at a fair price, this is your place.
Overall Rating
"Small and centrally located"
06/22/15 Jellona Espoo, Finland
This small hotel is located in the heart of the old town, just by a busy walking street. The main railway station is just a short walk away. Staff was friendly and the room was clean and modern. Just few noise came to the room from the busy street below. Wifi was a bit slow, though. Breakfast was ok. This wasn't the hotel of my dreams, but it filled all my expectations.
Overall Rating
"Great location"
06/21/15 Susan L Sydney, Australia
Very good moderately priced hotel within walking distance of the old town only one street back from the river and around the corner form the tram stop. Room was very clean and modern. Breakfast was a bonus with an extended continental breakfast available every day. It was very easy to get around Zurich on the tram and made getting to the train station and bus station very convenient
Overall Rating
"Nice hotel"
06/11/15 Cyncynkit2 Macau Region, China
Hotel location is good. Walk about 5-8 mins to train station. There are many restaurant and bar , night life nearby and dinner night it have a little bit noisy. The room is nice and bigger than i expect, boutique hotel . There are 3mins walk to river and tram station. Staffs are nice and friendly. Breakfast quite good.
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