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Hotel California

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Location
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Service
Value
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Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Room features
Air conditioning
Minibar
Refrigerator in room
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
HOTEL CLASS

Location

Full view
100Great for walkers
Grade: 100 out of 100
169Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
69Attractionswithin 0.5 km
307Reviews
90Photos
9Q+A
30Room tips
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The rooms are very basic and the mattress was as hard as rock. Not easy to get comfortable and woke up with a bad back. The breakfast is a small selection of cold meat and bread. There was no one on duty and the orange juice and ham had run out so, eventually, I walked into the
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California Hotel is clearly honouring USA and Far West with a lot of images, colours, names coming from California. Behind the (kind of) kitsch, confortable rooms fully equipped. Breakfast is simple but correct. Location is great, in the heart of historical Zürich.
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Response from CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel California
Responded 24 Jan 2019
Dear erik706 A big thank you for your positive feedback on TripAdvisor - your comments are very much appreciated! We are happy that you spent a wonderful time with us. Our cozy hotel has indeed a colorful flair and it is a great spot to discover the old town with all its places of interest. We would be pleased to say again soon: "Welcome to the Hotel California!"
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Me and my mother (age 61) and son (age 7) arrived early around 9-10am. Was freezing that time. We arrived at downstairs, spent some time tp figure how to contact are reception. Alady ask us to go to first floor through the wall phone. We had to carry the luggage up the stairs,
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Response from CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel California
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Dear Joanne C Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Your 4 **** make us believe that all in all you were pleased with your stay at our colorful Hotel California. Concerning the front desk service, we assure you that this is not our usual standard and we apologize for the inconvenience! We have taken your comments very seriously and will look into them since the wellbeing of our guests is our utmost priority. Your feedback helps us strive even harder to provide an enjoyable and comfortable stay to everyone. We would be happy to welcome you back on your next journey to Switzerland!
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Nice hotel in an excellen position to visit Zurich, clean and cozy. A little bit noisy because of the pub downstairs, but nothing unbearable, and quite expensive, but I think it is normal for Switzerland.
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Response from CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel California
Responded 20 Dec 2018
Dear Silvia F Thank you very much for your positive feedback on TripAdvisor. Our centrally located hotel is indeed a perfect spot to discover the picturesque old town with all its places of interest or to relax at the beautiful Lake Zurich. We would be happy to welcome you back on your next trip to Zurich!
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Nice little Hotel and reasonably priced for Zurich. Our room was quite colourful with a Mexican style theme. Good location to explore Zurich old town and the Lake. It was about a 15 minute walk from the train station but there are plenty of trams you can use.
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Response from CGGastrag, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Hotel California
Responded 16 Dec 2018
Dear 306brettb A big thank you for your positive review on TripAdvisor - your comments are very much appreciated! We are happy that you fully enjoyed your stay with us. Our centrally located colorful hotel is indeed a great spot to discover the old town with all its places of interest. We would be pleased to say again soon: " Welcome to the Hotel California!"
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Hello, have air conditioning in double room? Thank you.
Dear Vina Yes, there is air-conditioning in each room :-). We would be pleased to welcome you!
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What time is breakfast served at the hotel?
Hello jmc8683 Thank you for your request! In our Hotel "California" we are serving a continental breakfast buffet from 7 am until 10.00 am from Monday to Friday and on weekends from 7 am until 11 am (on Sunday it starts at 7.30) Best regards Jessica
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Hello Yes, both are correct. Best regards Ms Jessica Suter, Front Desk Manager
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We have a reservation for 22 May. Do your rooms have individually controlled A/C?
Hello VicPlano, thanks for your question. Yes we have A/C in the Hotel, but not individually controlled. See you in May! Greatings vom Zurich Christian Gamma Manager
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"Rooms on back are quieter"
"do not stay here during summer due to AC not working"
"Ask for higher floors"
"Rooms facing the lake are good but Hotel is so u stay and step down u r in a lively place of food,Entetainment shopping culture and nature"
"Room 36 was quiet, cosy, no view"
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PRICE RANGE
US$157 - US$215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
california hotel zürich
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of ZurichZurichOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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