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

Score breakdown (from 30 reviews)

Average rating for:

  • Cleanliness
    4.5
  • Service
    4.1
  • 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.
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Response by Hotel Alexander
Dear Scott Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. We highly appreciate your kind words and apologies for the inconvience with the lobby. Now our lobby is finished and it would be our pleasure to welcome you again. We wish you a nice day. Kind regards The Hotel Alexander team
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:

3.0 / 5Good
"Basic hotel with great location and clean rooms"
Central location, easy access to the train station and trams. Nice clean rooms. Only issue is that the walls are on the thin side. Value for money if you want to stay centrally in this expensive city
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
2 night business trip Aug 11, 2015
A
AU
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.
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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.
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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.
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2 night business trip May 6, 2014
A Traveler
GB

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

4.0 / 5Excellent
"Klein, aber fein !"
Kleines, feines Hotel ,mitten im Niederdorf. Gutes Preis / Leistungs - Verhältnis.
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1 night family trip Aug 7, 2015
Peter
CH
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Sehr gutes Kleinhotel für fairen Preis."
Zentral gelegenes, einfaches Hotel mit renovierten Zimmern.Freundliche Mitarbeiter.
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Response by Hotel Alexander
Liebe Gaby Vielen Dank für die netten Worte. Wir wissen es zu schätzen, wenn sich unsere Gäste die Zeit nehmen unser Hotel zu bewerten. Wir hoffen wir dürfen Sie bald wieder in unserem Hotel begrüssen. Freundliche Grüsse Das Hotel Alexander Team
1 night family trip Aug 7, 2015
Gaby
CH
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Kleines, feines Hotel mitten im Niederdorf !"
Kleines, feines Hotel mitten im Niederdorf. Preis / Leistung mitten in der Stadt sehr gut.
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Response by Hotel Alexander
Lieber Peter Vielen Dank für die freundlichen Worte. Uns freut es sehr, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt bei uns genossen haben. Wir würden uns freuen Sie wieder zu sehen. Vielleicht mit ein paar Freunden? Wir wünschen Ihnen einen schönen Tag. Freundliche Grüsse Das Hotel Alexander Team
1 night trip with friends Aug 7, 2015
Peter
CH
4.0 / 5Excellent
Bra läge nära stationen och mitt i resturangsmeten.
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1 night business trip Aug 2, 2015
Per Håkan
SE
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Right in the middle of everything"
The hotel is perfectly situated in a busy pedestrian street with lots of bars, night clubs, cafes and shopping. Perfect if you like nightlife. Staff is friendly and helpful. Breakfast is alright. Price is not too bad for being in the middle of a big city.
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Response by Hotel Alexander
Dear Geir Even R Thank you very much for your kind words. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Alexander. We would highly appreciate it if you would tell your friends about us (especially the ones who like the nightlife). It would be our pleasure to welcome you again. Kind regards The Hotel Alexander team
1 night trip Jul 23, 2015
Geir Even R
NO
4.0 / 5Excellent
"Lille og rent hotel i strøggade"
Hotellet ligger i en strøggade, masser af restauranter og "mandeklubber" findes i området. Rummene er meget små og rene, som man kan forvente, men som forretningsmand ønsker man mere plads omkring sig. Servicen på hotellet er ok, morgenmaden ikke noget særligt og parkeringsforholdene er ikke eksisterende.
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
5 night business trip Jul 16, 2015
Søren
DK
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.
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Response by Hotel Alexander
Hallo Michael Vielen Dank für die netten Worte. Wir freuen uns sehr, dass es Ihnen bei uns so gut gefallen hat. Sie sind jederzeit bei uns willkommen, gerne auch mit Freunden oder Bekannten. Wir wünschen Ihnen einen schönen Tag. Freundliche Grüsse Das Hotel Alexander Team
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
5.0 / 5Outstanding
Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Alexander
Dear guest Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel. It would be our pleasure to welcome oyu again. Kind regards The Hotel Alexander team
1 night trip with friends Jul 24, 2015
A Traveler
SE
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 319 traveler reviews

Most recent traveler reviews:

Overall Rating
"A great hotel in heart of Zurich Old Town - Fun!!!!"
09/01/15 Doug S Chicago, Illinois
We have a room in the back with great A/C. At the time there was a festival going on and it make it even more fun. Zurich is a small romantic city. Love the hotel as it was only a block to the river. It was near everything and breakfast was included. I would stay here again. The rate was good for the value.
Overall Rating
"Decent, well located"
08/31/15 Elisa O Chicago, Illinois
No frills, basic rooms and amenities, easy walking distance to sights. Very expensive for what it is, but this seems par for the course in Zurich. The room was listed as having air conditioning; the hotel doesn't actually have air conditioning, but rather, they put a standing fan-like contraption in the room. It was weak, but better than nothing.
Overall Rating
"Good hotel, great location"
08/27/15 jtizorin New York City, New York
The hotel is perfectly located, right in the historic center. Staff is very helpful and provide a great experience at check in and out. Rooms are spacious with basic amenities. Bed mattress is very firm so if you don't like this, be warned. Car parking costs chf30 per day and is located nearby. Access is by car elevator, which is a crazy expetience!!
Overall Rating
"Nice little hotel... Value for money"
08/23/15 Nelum H
Great location with many restaurants and pubs all around. There's a great restaurant right opposite the hotel. And next to it on either side too. Very helpful friendly staff. Rooms and toilets are quite small. Gets a little noisy with all the pubs around especially since we stayed during the weekend. But certainly worth it.
Overall Rating
"Lovely Surprise in Old Town"
08/19/15 SGTravel10 Singapore
Stayed here for 1 night on a rainy summer afternoon of March 2015. We went with very low expectation given the price and we had booked the hostel (sister property of the hotel) which is one lane behind the hotel. At arriving at the hostel, we were told to collect our keys at the front desk of the hotel. Being tired after a long flight, I was not amused and rather irritated. The cheerful staff at the hotel reception with perfect English made my irritation go away instantly. Infact, they informed me I was upgraded to the Hotel (from the hostel) !! That really cheered me up. Going into the room, it was obvious that this was a compact room. It was newly renovated, really clean and well lit bath. The window overlooked the alley below and the charm of the old city. The heaters worked fine, the linen was new and clean and the bathroom was awesome. Everything is within 1km walk expecially the GrossMunster, FrauMunster and the main station (HBF). Would recommend for the cleanliness, access to station and sights and the very friendly staff.
Overall Rating
"Excellent location, very clean"
08/18/15 falhashar muscat
Stayed in this hotel on transit in Zurich for one night, it was worth traveling from the airport and spending the night in the old town of Zurich, the location of the hotel is excellent, close to the main train station, a few meters from the lake, and right in the old town. The hotel was very clean and had spacious rooms.
Overall Rating
"Very nice European hotel"
08/12/15 ilan S
Stayed here three nights. Small entry door from street was very deceiving. Very friendly and helpful staff. Clean and modern rooms with a great breakfast as well Perfect location to walk around old city and ten minutes to train station. Good value and would stay here again
Overall Rating
"Charming hotel! "
08/06/15 Sue K
We just spent six nights here. Very clean and the staff made us feel like family! Rinna greeted us with a smile and offered to help us with anything we needed. We'd asked for a room off the street and with AC and they made sure that's what we got. Small room but big enough...never spent much time in it. Very convenient to train station and in the heart of Old Town. Free wifi! If I ever go to Zurich again, I'll definitely stay there! And I hope I do go again; I think I left my heart in Zurich!
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.
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