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“Well-priced budget Hotel at the foot of the Uetliberg - not for the less able (or keen) to walk.”
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The Guest's House
Ranked #114 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Reviewed 13 October 2015

I used this hotel during a business trip to an office near Saalsportshalle district. This meant walking down the hill from the hotel to the nearest bus (or train) stop and then a 15 minute ride into the Sihlcity shopping mall. Where it is situated, the foothill of the Uetliberg is steep - if you are not fully able, you would need to get a taxi in and out of the Doltschihalde residential street where the hotel resides, and taxis are not cheap in Zurich, where public transport is.

The hotel is simple, my single room was small but clean, the shower was powerful, the bed comfortable and the TV had UK channels as well as an international mix. WifI was excellent.

Breakfast is buffet / continental style and served my purposes well enough, the coffee was excellent.
The Reception is staffed until around 6 pm. After hours (9.30 pm if I recall) entry to the hotel requires use of a keypad & the code is written on your pass card booklet on arrival - so take it with you if you go out late!

The hotel is sited in a residential area, not far from Tremli Hospital and Tremli station (through a small gap in the houses) where you can take the train up to the top of the mountain, should you not relish the walk. This train, on a steep incline, does make some noise so in the earlier hours when the mountainside is quiet, this clatter can wake you if staying on the far side of the hotel.
A benefit of the aspect is a reasonable view aver the tenement houses on the street, across the city to the valley wall on the far side (where FIFA resides), and the sweet smell of pine from the trees surrounding the building's rear portion.
Otherwise, as mentioned, a brisk walk down a fairly steep hill takes about 12 minutes to Schweighof Bus and train stop on Schweighofstrasse. The train here and at Tremli takes you into the city by a more direct route, or else take the bus and connect further down the route.

For fit budget tourists, those who like navigating by public transport, and who don't mind sourcing food other then breakfast away from their room, this hotel will be fine. If you want a more conventional hotel experience close to the action, this will not be for you, but the prices here, compared to the many other hotels close to town, may make you feel fitter than you are. I enjoyed the morning walk down to the bus, as well as the evening slog up to the hotel after work. If you're coming back late, I strongly advise taking the Tremli train and walking through the Hospital grounds and the housing estate (perfectly safe) as it will take all the sting out of the incline and takes about 8 minutes (not 2 as some have claimed); from Schweighof, with a full meal and maybe a couple of glasses inside you, you may regret the hillside location...

There is a pizza bar just outside the hotel, which was always eerily quiet when I was there, although the pizzas were very good; otherwise no restaurants or bars are near to the residence. this is a drawback of your stay here - a taxi ride or a stiff walk downhill (and then up) awaits the hungry or thirsty guest.

Visit the Uetliberg by leg or train, and sup in the hotel bar on the mountain top. Views are spectacular and the air is clear (Snow notwithstanding). For keen walkers, stride across to the sister peak, Felsenegg (about a 2h walk) and choose the fondue option in the wonderfully atmospheric Felsenegg Restaurant on the top.. A cable car will take you down to a nearby train station for the trip back, should the surprisingly strong liquor in the fondue leave you somewhat wobbly-legged.

Room Tip: Rooms on the Tremli side are noisy as open windows allow the tram's rattle and hum to penetrate...
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  • Stayed: November 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

As you probably know Zürich is an expensive place to go as a tourist but well worth a visit, and many hotels are extremely expensive. We chose this hotel based on the fact it was justly priced and had mainly favourable reviews. The Guest's House didn't disappoint. First of all I want to say the reception staff are some of the nicest people I have dealt with whilst staying at hotels, they were always happy to help explain anything to you and spoke English very well. The rooms were clean and spacious. The rooms had everything you needed with good wifi, a TV, hairdryer, kettle, desk, mini fridge to keep things cool, also an ice machine on our floor, which saved our lives when we were there as it was high 30's (in Degrees Celsius) the whole time we were there which us Brits aren't used to. The hotel is close to a tram stop (5 min walk) which takes you straight to the main station (Zürich HB) and from there you can go anywhere, or to Uetliberg which has great views and good walking routes. there is a tram time table in the hotel foyer so you can plan when you will leave etc.
The hotel is a bit out of the way, since we drove we didn't mind and there was also free parking in allocated spaces.
We didn't have food at the hotel so can't comment on that.
Overall if you are looking for a decent, clean room and don't want to pay a ridiculous price whilst visiting Zürich then The Guest's House will be perfect for you.

Stayed: July 2015, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 August 2015

Room Tip: Room is clean, pleasant and comfortable in every aspect. Kettle (tea & coffee), a safe, a comfor...
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  • Stayed: July 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Easy to get to from Zurich HB train station - only 10mins on S10 train, then less than 2 min walk following well marked signs to Hotel.
Check-in and payment was smooth process.
Single room was extremely comfortable with king sized bed. Bathroom very clean.
Great spot if you want a quiet area, yet still close to the city, and interested in nature walks - Trails up to Uetliberg (TV Tower), offering stunning 360 degree views, start nearby the hotel.
There is also a mini supermarket at petrol station close by.

Stayed: June 2015
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

Guests House was very nicely placed, on local rail line S10 always leaving from platform 22, around every 10 mins. Located on the edge of Zurich, near the bottom of the Ueltiberg, which can be reached easily by travelling further up the line, almost to the top of the hill. It's nice to get out of town for a walk in the country.
It had everything we needed, fridge kettle and fairly simply furnished.
The problem for us was the aggressive cleaning regime. The cleaning team gave a short tap on the door and tried to walk straight in....thank goodness for door safety chains! This varied from 8.30am on a Sunday morning to 9.30. One day we dared to leave our room at 9.45, to find a cleaner standing right outside with a vacuum cleaner in
hand! We felt our prescence as guests kind of disrupted their routine and we felt uncomfortable. On arrival we noticed a 2 litre bottle of Evian under the bed. When we left 5 nights later it was still there. Pity the cleaners don't devote more effort to cleaning rather than trying to turf guests out of their rooms.
Wifi was excellent.
Breakfast too expensive for continental style.

Room Tip: Avoid ground floor with childrens playground outside.
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  • Stayed: May 2015, travelled as a couple
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Address: Doeltschihalde 49 | On Sheraton Atlantis property, Zurich 8055, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #114 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range: €75 - €130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Guest's House 3*
Number of rooms: 62
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