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Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway

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Rennweg 7, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Updated 28/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 28/04/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 145 in Zurich
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2022 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best

See why so many travellers make Widder Hotel their hotel of choice when visiting Zurich. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a romantic setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Zurich, Widder Hotel is located a short distance from St. Peterskirche (0.1 mi) and Lindenhof (0.1 mi).

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer a flat screen TV, a minibar, and air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Widder Hotel offers guests free wifi.

The hotel features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. Plus, Widder Hotel offers a fitness center and free breakfast, providing a pleasant respite from your busy day. For guests with a vehicle, there is paid private parking available on-site.

Zurich has plenty of seafood restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Kokoro, Bianchi, and Brasserie Lipp, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for something to do, Bahnhofstrasse (0.2 mi), Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) (0.4 mi), and Swiss National Museum (0.5 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Widder Hotel.

At Widder Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Zurich.

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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Strollers
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Butler service
Doorperson
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Luxury
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian and 2 more

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louisa wrote a review 6 May
Nicosia, Cyprus2 contributions
Everything about the hotel was perfect in every way! Excellent and polite staff, beautiful room with a terrace , great location and attention to every detail. We will definitely return!! Thank you for giving us such wonderful memories!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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joy s wrote a review Apr 2022
Bexley, Ohio9 contributions
The hotel was perfection in every way as demonstrated by the outstanding staff, accommodations and location. If you require and expect the very best of everything then the Widder is for you! Our room was beautiful, quiet and every comfort. The dining was exceptional with a Michelin 2 star delicious lunch.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Ruth B wrote a review Mar 2022
London, United Kingdom5 contributions8 helpful votes
If you, like me, want the best service, the most accommodating staff and second to none attention to detail then stay at the Widder!! Do not hesitate!! I travel the globe non-stop (even in the pandemic!) … the Widder is a bastion of proper, all encompassing service and flexibility … thank you to everyone at the Widder from Ms Ruth x
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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hrd625 wrote a review Mar 2022
Tel Aviv, Israel11 contributions1 helpful vote
Great hotel by all means! Friendly efficient staff . Wonderful Bar. Great breakfast. Best service. Top facilities, modern and very well kept. Superb location in old city and off bahnhof strasse. We will be back again. Best address in Zurich.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Excellence Trad... L wrote a review Feb 2022
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excellent service combined with an even more excellent in-house cusine at the lower floor level restaurant. Morning buffet, we did not miss anything we are used to at home, just a wholesome experience
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Traveling1502 wrote a review Jan 2022
Vienna, Austria37 contributions56 helpful votes
Very nice arrival experience, reception ladies lovely, check-in and parking went very well and efficient. Room has a nice decor, specious. Breakfast very good - fried egg was served exactly like ordered. All staff have been very polite, friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
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tamworth6 wrote a review Dec 2021
Vaduz, Liechtenstein64 contributions79 helpful votes
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The Widder Hotel is a reminder that it takes more than high-end décor to make a luxury hotel. It looks great, but a service culture is completely missing. The staff provides efficient, courteous service at the standard Swiss level - especially during booking - but nothing approaching personable or personalised hospitality. This is such a disappointment! As a fairly small property with plenty of staff, they could excel at the proactive service level which distinguishes the world's best hotels. The Widder is a long way from that. I'm no prima donna... but as I carried all my bags to the room while two idling porters in reception watched, I couldn't help but decide that the Widder failed to reach a base level of service for a hotel which positions itself in this elite league. Absolutely none of the details mentioned during booking were remembered in later encounters, even though they were all with the same staff member. There is simply nothing attentive or engaged about the service here. It gets the job done, but certainly can't be called hospitality. Also, I mentioned some maintenance issues (filthy furniture in the room with burst upholstery) in the post-check-out online questionnaire. In other hotels, a manager almost always follows up with an acknowledgment, but not this time. The Widder consistently makes you feel like just another customer; certainly never a valued guest. Between these procedural interactions which book-ended the stay, the only contact with staff was indirectly, via the turndown service. I'm a sucker for a Bettmümpfeli, and was not disappointed, but that's not the only reason I'd rate the turndown here very highly. Common missteps in other hotels, such as leaving used coffee cups in the room, did not happen here. Leaving somnolent piano jazz playing was a nice touch. I stayed in one of the lower room categories (my fault for booking at the last minute), but was very pleasantly surprised. The "design" category was very cleverly organised and full of high-end features: marble bathroom, rainfall shower, coffee machine, free non-alcoholic minibar, highly customizable lighting. Apart from the practical features, it was beautifully designed: an inviting place to work and relax in. There was absolutely no sense that it was the poor relative of the historic junior suite I had set my heart on. The only sign that these rooms are not their pride and joy was the aforementioned poor state of the furniture - suggesting that these rooms are the repository for what's not good enough for elsewhere. Sound insulation wasn't great either: noise flowed freely from the corridor and neighboring rooms, but in a 500 year old listed building I was expecting worse. It's also refreshing to get a low-tier room with a street view instead of courtyard. The Widder has easily one of the best equipped and most stylish hotel gyms I've ever had the pleasure of using. Freeweights, Technogym cardio and strength machines and crossfit basics are all accounted for, and open 24/7. Separated by saloon doors, a small, unisex locker area with one shower/dressing room and toilet adjoin the workout room. The fitness room was definitely my favorite of the hotel's design set pieces. You will notice the lack of service culture here too: if you plan on using the gym late in the evening or before work, you'd be lucky to find a towel. It doesn't get serviced often enough. In general, the hotel is brilliantly designed. The attention to detail, combined with the artful union of old and new, truly do support the Widder's claim of being a "luxury hideaway". The Widder has a bit more personality than the Baur au Lac around the corner, which is just your standard-issue fancy hotel which would be anywhere in the world. Nevertheless, when you consider that the Widder's starting rates are around 200 CHF higher than obvious competitors for the same category, the Widder is clearly positioning itself in the most elite league. Thinking about how few hard facilities the Widder offers - no world-class spa like the Dolder, nor the green oasis of the Baur au Lac - the Widder needs to be full of other pleasant surprises to justify those higher prices. So I consider the Widder to be very stylish place to sleep and shower, but can't consider it a luxury hotel as long as the only interaction with your hosts is about payment or giving details they already have. The Schweizerhof has all the Widder's strengths but with personable, attentive service on top, and at half the price.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Martin J wrote a review Dec 2021
Zurich, Switzerland19 contributions1 helpful vote
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Last Saturday I attended the Chaine des Rotisseurs event, this organisation is global and i've esperienced it and even ran events for it multiple times across the world including Australia Indonesia, THailand, Turkey, Malaysia, UK and more the intent is a group of passionate culinary individuals and professionals celebrating the joys of food and the great experiences we all enjoy whilst dining Most venues use this as a show case of their expertise and commitment to quality and the love most of us have for dining a small summary The event space (Ballroom) what totally underwhelming, no styling no decoration just an average table top No entertainment at all Service staff that were untrained, had NO friendliness or personality (we realise runnign an event for 100 can be difficult but NO interaction for anyone at any time is not real The aperol was served at the table due to covid, and included champagne from 6pm to 7pm. a 'Chicken nugget - as they called it, was served first (can't you think of a better term even if it was sort of that) it was quite nice, then a WANTON that apparently had Truffel so the server todl us - non e at all but capsicum and tomato and a VERY dry wanton skin) Champagne came sparingly and by 6.45pm was 'FINISHED' then we had to PAY for wine (even though we paid for dinner) perhaps this is normal here but nowhere in the worold has it been like this before, just select some great wine and sell at an all inclusive price - not difficult - anyway, the hotel gets sponsorship on MANY things including wine for such an event - we all know this then the meal oh boy, at least twice at our table of 9 one, then two people were left unserved we requested ONE menu item change (sweet breads not a preference) which was catered to but then we became VEGETARIANS for the rest, nothing wrong with that but we are not. the first 'veg' course then came which as a lentil soup (oh dear) and instead of the duck Bao on the side like everyone else got, we got NOTHING, come on guys, fill it with something vegetarian (not that we were but if we were then that would make sense) the entire meal was BROWN, presentation rough and service average at best the beef was so tough it was difficult to cut and a white puree under a brown top on two dishes made everything look same same not sure why the hotel would serve such an average meal with a total lack of 'concept' (we had curry/spices and nothing in various dishes - no coordination or thought) and such average service the desert for this 'Christmas' dinner was meringue with passionfruit - hmm! and the petits fours in bought in pasty cases were possibly the most unimaginative offer ever all I can say is, as an industry professional yes we can be critical but the intenti is for us all to learn and improve so our customers enjoy. this time I was a full paying customer and all I can say is Shame on the hotel for this less than mediocre offering It isnt' only my opinion but I did agree to take the lead and make this review which EVERYONE agreed needed to be done a disgraceful event for an organisation that has been around for so many, many years I'll leave it as that, pictures show the truth, the hotel has a great reputation and shouldn't rest on laurels the profit made on this dinner was huge given the poor quality ingredients, and that is just wrong, value for money should always rule
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Indstrl wrote a review Oct 2021
Los Angeles, California166 contributions116 helpful votes
Favorite hotel in Zürich. Love the unique rooms and how they seamlessly blend historical with current tech and luxury. The 2* Michelin restaurant is to die for and the other restaurant is fun and lively. Service exceeds all expectations. Superb location, too!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Nina Fink, Marketing at Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway
Responded 22 Oct 2021
Dear Indstrl We would like to thank you very much for your flattering words. It was a great pleasure for us to read your review and to learn that you enjoyed your stay in the heart of Zurich. Every day our whole team is doing their best to make every guest’s stay perfect and feedback as yours are the nicest present we can get. We wish you all the best and are looking forward to hopefully welcoming you soon again at the Widder Hotel. Best regards Anina Thom, Front Office Manager
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luckyBaltimore wrote a review Oct 2021
baltimore51 contributions36 helpful votes
Beautiful rooms, each with a different motif. The rooms are gorgeous with every amenity. They are so beautiful it is difficult to leave the room to tour. The food is outstanding. Breakfast was delicious, large variety with a lovely menu. Perfect location. The staff was phenomenal from check in with Ricardo, who was polite, helpful and very kind. Katatrina, the concierge was outstanding. She was phenomenal getting our desired reservations. She was extremely helpful with suggestions to enhance our visit.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Response from Nina Fink, Marketing at Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway
Responded 22 Oct 2021
Dear luckyBaltimore We would like to thank you very much for your flattering words. It was a great pleasure for us to read your review and to learn that you enjoyed your stay in the heart of Zurich. We truly appreciate your compliments to our staff members. Every day our whole team is doing their best to make every guest’s stay perfect and feedback as yours are the nicest present we can get. We wish you all the best and are looking forward to hopefully welcoming you soon again at the Widder Hotel. Best regards Anina Thom, Front Office Manager
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US$570 - US$851 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of ZurichZurichOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
49
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Frequently Asked Questions about Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway
Which popular attractions are close to Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway?
Nearby attractions include Lindenhofplatz (0.1 km), Limmat (0.4 km), and Niederdorf (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway?
Yes, paid private parking on-site is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laderach, Haus zum Rüden, and Ellermann`s Hummerbar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway have airport transportation?
Yes, Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Zurich.
Are any cleaning services offered at Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Widder Hotel - Zurich's Luxury Hideaway?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.