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PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great location! The staff are so nice. We thank Dagmova for her great service - so polite and welcoming. Great comfortable rooms, very clean. nice area with restaurants and bars. You should come here!!! Lilach Tavor

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Mr. Tavor, so seem to be so happy and excited! thank you for that. - Dagmara is our Chef de reception - we are very happy to have her already for a Long time in our Team! More 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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66 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We only stopped in for a couple of glasses of wine, but the service was great and the bar was quaint. As other reviewers have noted, the location is wonderful for people-watching, although we didn't get a ton of that as it was a rainy, Swiss weekend. Prices are what you would expect in Zurich.

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment for our bar, which is open daily from 7am to also serve breakfast for our Hotel guests. we have a quite big assortment in our bar to cover all the day through different customers wishes. more informations also on our Website. we are looking Forward to welcome you soon again More 

Silverthorne, CO
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Great location in the old city. Staff was friendly and courteous. Room was very small, hard to get around when fan put in room to accommodate for lack of a/c-typical in Europe. Bathroom was very small, Person at sink had to exit bathroom in order for a person to exit the shower.

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

the building the hotel is operated is built in 1879. certain sizes of rooms are given and cannot get changed. the whole building is strongly protected, therefore we are also not allowed to have a/c. we offer different room categories in different sizes and also with various facilities and decor. More 

Cambridge, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

This is the best vantage point at any time of the day or night to watch this busy square and street. They are open early if you are looking for a sunny spot to have a morning coffee. They are also open late for drinks and watching the night crowd. Get a seat closest to the street. This is a... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Our boulevard terrasse is definitely a good place to be seen and to overlook the square, all day long. We do open already by 7 since our hotel guests may have their breakfast from that time on - in the bar or even outside on the terrasse. join us in the bar every monday for live Music, wednesdays for our... More 

Lissone, Italy
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93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Not what expected. It is true that for Swiss standards this hotel is still relatively "convenient" but the service is really very low: bathroom in the hallway, very loud, the hallway door slamming at any hour. Far from offering a good rest.

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

We do offer different categories of rooms - our CLASSIC rooms, all with private bathroom, some with balconies, or as well our ECONOMY rooms, with shower and sink in the room, toilet to share on same floor- for an appropriate price in the middle of the old town, only a 7 minutes away from the main train station, closed to... More 

Milford Michigan
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

My husband and I stayed at PLATZHIRSCH for 2 nights in September. We stayed in one of the Classic Superior rooms. We arrived early and were able to check in earlier than the 2pm check in time as our room was available. We were very pleased with that. The room was very clean and just as we expected. Everything worked... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your impressions about our house. we are glad to hear - this always motivates us to keep on going our individual and quality gained way. More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

It is 1am as I write this and there's pounding techno that has been playing for hours on end. Oh, and breakfast is not free. Thought this would be nice, quality hotel to enjoy the city but was disappointment. Don't come hear if you want to get any sleep.

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Dear customer, we had several complaints from last Weekend regarding noise. I have to make clear, that the tatoo shop from across had his closind days and they made a bigger Party then everyone expected. also neighbours had their Problems. we are very sorry about that. We interfiered with them. breakfast: you can book your room with us directly on... More 

Lytham
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Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights during the Dorflifascht - fortunately this neighbourhood festival was only on for one of them - it was very noisy with pop bands right outside in the square. It was too hot to close the windows as there is no air con and it was 32 degrees.. That said our room was good very clean... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

thank you for commenting your impressions during your stay. yes- it was summerish hot that period - so the right time for this yearly summerfestival Dörflifäscht, which we informed every customer in advance and lowered the price therefore. Due to law regulations we are not allowed to have aircondition in our historical building, so fans are the only right help... More 

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Reviewed 21 August 2016

Great staff, pleasant atmosphere, very good breakfast, clean and above all, perfect location! I got the room with the toilet outside the room (in the corridor) and although at the beginning I thought it was a bad choice, it ended up to be not so dramatic. The shower is always in the room, so one less thing to worry about.... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

thank you for taking time to write your Review and impressions about our Hotel. yes, you always have the choice in between our economy rooms for a reasonable rate with less service, and our classic standard and superior rooms wiht private bath and many more extras in the superior rooms. we have a good experience to be able offering such... More 

Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 28 July 2016

I recently (13 JUL) had occasion to drop by the PlatzHirsch Bar for a meet-up, and was immediately made to feel welcome by the bar staff - especially Nadine (Nathalie? sorry), who managed calmly to juggle bar duties, a friendly chat, hostessing and hotel clerking (for guests signing in and out), all with a smile, good humor and useful information... More 

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Gübeli S, Inhaber at PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for describing your evening with us so detailed. it's a pleasure to read that. we are looking forward to welcome you soon again - watch out for our new Drinks selection fom September onwards! More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy your stay in a historic landmark and stylish surrounding. Right in the city center, in the middle of the historic quarter called "Niederdorf", situated in a house built in the year 1879 in neoclassical style, our 24 rooms with Swiss Made design provide a perfect home base for your leisure or business trips to Zurich. The main train station, the lake side area and the world famous "Bahnhofstrasse" are only a few foot steps away. Access to Zurich's public transport system can be found in the immediate surrounding. Mark you territory become a PLATZHIRSCH! Translated into English the German word "Platzhirsch" means "the leading stag". The meaning is equivalent to a top dog or old bull. Our aim is to create a personal and individual rest area in a vibrating world city where you can feel at home and leave the world outside. Furthermore we assure you free WiFi as well as offer you iPads free of charge to stay connected with the world! ... more   less 

Additional Information about PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar

Address: Spitalgasse 3, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: €132 - €227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — PLATZHIRSCH Boutique Hotel & Bar 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“make sure you understand that some of the rooms do not have a toilet in the room itself, but rather outside the room, in the corridor”
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“5th floor rooms are very quiet. Pay more for a classic or superior room.”
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“Book direct with the hotel for free breakfast”
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“See prior comments. You might also ask when booking whether or not there will be any festivals ongoing during your stay. Very loud, if so...”
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“Room 20 is recommended. Good view of the square but can get noisy.”
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