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We stayed at the Zurich Opera Hotel for 9 nights as part of our 5-Country, 42-night European vacation. We had a wonderful stay; learning a great deal about Zurich and Siwtzerland - this was our first visit to the country.The Zurich Opera Hotel is located on a relatively quiet street just behind the Opera House. It's associated with the "Ambassador Opera Hotel" which is just across the street. Things to know about this arrangement are: 1) the full service restaurant is in the Ambassador (there is no full restaurant in the Zurich Opera Hotel (this to us is no bid deal ... the Zurich Opera does have a breakfast room with choice of buffet or a la carte selection for the morning meal). 2) The "terrace" (which you may see pictured) is atop the Ambassador as well. The terrace is not for those with vertigo (we stopped in only once since my wife was a little frightened. That said the view is really nice and the terrace is comfortable. Be aware we were told the only food available on the terrace is olives (but there is plenty to drink!!!!)Our room was comfortable and housekeeping did a generally fine job (clean, evening turn down service, and unobtrusive. Our only issue was regarding the pillows which are EXTREMELY soft ***OR*** EXTREMELY FIRM. We used both kind to "average out" the feel.The staff throughout the hotel and ESPECIALLY at reception were extremely helpful and actually a joy. We were always greeted with warm smiles and our questions were answered "above and beyond" - often offering advice beyond what we thought we needed to know.On arrival we received vouchers for a welcome glass of champagne. Unfortunately we never used them (we felt that the restaurant was too formal (and we couldn't dress accordingly based on what we packed) and the terrace was too "high and open" for my wife. On reflection MAYBE we could have traded those in for a couple of glasses of wine in the lounge which is run on the honor system (a nice touch!!!)For travelers be aware that the "Stadelhofen" station is just around the corner from the hotel. This makes the Zurich Opera a great location if you're planning excursions (we went to Bern (the staff recommended this and I couldn't agree more ... a lovely city), Luzern, Schaffhausen, and Konstanz (DE). We also visited the AWESOME Zurich Zoo (another staff recommendation (thanks)) using a tram service. There is a more-or-less major tram station just across the square in front of the Opera house. The walk between train station and Hotel OR tram station and Hotel s maybe 3 minutes. If you're in a hurry and need a snack for a train excursion I'd recommend the Bretzel Konig kiosk just outside of the station near platform 1. They have a variety of wonderful pretzels!!!We like to walk and there is a lovely park / promenade that starts just a block west of the hotel and extend southward along Lake Zurich. We found this pleasant in the evening and usually found ourselves at the small biergarten at "Zurichhorn". Zurich's Old Town is just a short walk to the north of the hotel. Along that route you'll pass (very close to the hotel) the Sterner Grille that we enjoyed very much. Be aware that the Sterner has both a self-service area (downstairs) and a service dining room (upstairs). We didn't know about the upstairs the first time we tried to eat there (it was another staff recommendation) and since the line for self service was literally 50 or more persons long we passed it by. Later we realized that there was an upstairs and enjoyed several lunches with great service and food. We also enjoyed the "China Moon" (Thai/Cambodian/Chinese) restaurant a couple of blocks from the hotel for dinner a few times.In short the Zurich Opera Hotel is a quiet, comfortable, friendly place to stay that is close to Zurich's Old Town, a very nice promenade along Zurich Lake, Stadthofen Station (for excursions), and some nice restaurants. We would definitely stay here again.For those considering Zurich ... It's an interesting town but frankly it served us batter as a "hub" where we could take day trips to other cities and towns. It seemed that many places in Switzerland were an hour away by train. Farthest points (such as Geneva) were only around 2 hours out.
Centrally located, close to the railstation (max. 4-5 minutes walk) and the city center. My room was faced to the backyard, not a very nice view, but quiet during nights. Friendly and accommodating staff. Tasty breakfast with a large variation of fresh fruits. Tip: Train to and from the airport is recommended. It is more time-efficient with the Train rather than a taxi - AND the train costs a tenth of the price.
If you booked Hotel Opera be aware that you may sleep in the street or if you are lucky in an other hotel.This is what happened to us one week ago.7 rooms,14 peopleThree days before our departure i received an e-Mail from the Hotel that they are sorry to be over booked and they have to move us to an other Hotel. I had my personal reasons why i choose carefully this Hotel.Nothing helped and we were moved to Hotel Central.There they tried to be very nice to us but i forgot to mansion that they are renovating and the noise is terrible. In the moment we complained they offered us free breakfast. Did i already mentioned what Hotel Opera offered us for canceling our booking that was made in March!.NOTHING!They even didn't try to apologize. Now you can decide by your self if you like to take the chance and order this Hotel for your next stay in Zurich.
Free drinks at the lobby is great offer and staff is very helpful in answering questions. Only if the sound proof from the street could be improve do would be excellent as there are sometimes ambulance and bird disturbance heard at night and in the morning
We booked a room with a queen bed. The hotel was just remodeled so we thought it would be lovely. The room was tiny and the bed was not a queen. It had a high headboard along the length of the bed and the same height side boards along the two short ends. It was almost like a crib. In order to get out of bed, one person would have to climb over the other. It was most inconvenient and somewhat claustrophobic for the inside person. There was a small exposed rack to hang clothes but nowhere to unpack anything. No chest of drawers or closet. This hotel was quite a disappointment.
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- 62 rooms
- 1 restaurant
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- Massages available
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- 1 full bathroom
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Dufourstrasse 5, Zurich 8008 Switzerland
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