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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We received very warm welcome. Our room was in fifth (top) floor. It was very quiet and big enough for a couple. Excellent refurbished. Very clean, good choices of amenities and in excellent quality. Breakfast variety was good and the lady at breakfast room was great! Reception was very helpful specially the lady "Irene". Definitely would stay here again!

Thank darvishiali
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel met all of my requirements: 1)Sleeping; Comfortable bed, quite room, nice linens; 2) Working; excellent wifi, walkable or short drive to the banking and insurance leaders in Zurich 3) Eating, walking distance to many restaurants and great in house breakfast.

Thank RJMerlot
Tampa, Florida
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Perfect location, can walk to many nice restaurants and bars in the area. Also, can take tram #4 just steps away to other locations. The Zurich Main train station is only 10 minutes walking or 4 minutes via tram. Staff was very helpful in directing us and making restaurant reservations. The language was not a barrier, everyone was very friendly... More 

Thank Ivan O
Kent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given a very warm and friendly welcome to Helmhaus including a glass of homemade hot apple punch! The position of the hotel close to the lake is perfect and only a short walk or even closer tram ride from the mainline station. Staff were friendly and professional. Decor in public areas and bedrooms was excellent and the standard... More 

Thank JenniferandTonyClark
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The location of this hotel is great. 15 minutes walk from Zurich HB station, 10 minutes from Central station and 5 minutes from the old town and lake. The breakfast is nice and the rooms are spotless. Mario, on the front desk, was a wonderful source of knowledge; printing of lists of places to visit and onward travel itineraries. We... More 

Thank Adam A
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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274 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I couldn't praise enough this little boutique hotel in the heart of old town Zurich. With only 25 rooms, it has everything you need and more. First, the location is ideal in beautiful old town and within walking distance of most shops and cafes. Second, the cozy rooms are charming with a simple decor. The beds are very comfortable and... More 

Thank Alexis B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Conveniently located in the heart of Zurich, close to the river limmat, grossmunster and lake. Nice, spatious and sleek rooms. No particular charm but a very friendly staff, a good breakfast and the hotels location are pluses.

Thank esalagean
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked my room and the staff at the Hotel Helmhaus are FANTASTIC - very welcoming, and happy to help with any questions and requests. This is an attractively decorated, small hotel in a very central location in Zurich. I was there for business, but, due to the hotel location, was able to explore the historic center, shopping area, lake... More 

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Helmhaus, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review

Grüezi Becky4444_11 Thank you for deciding for a stay at the Boutique-style Hotel Helmhaus. It is a delight to know that especially with the concept of Boutique-style and the decoration we could convince you. And the location in the Oldtown of Zurich is perfect for business guests as well as tourists alike since it allows easy access to many offices... More 

Tokyo, Japan
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good location to experience lively Zurich urban life. Services are good and a room is comfortable except noisy ventilation fan of bath room. Lovely art works done by the hotel owner for guest and dining room are one of charming points.

Thank oshinomi
Helmhaus, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review

Grüezi oshinomi Thank you for your stay at the smallest and most centrally located Four-Star hotel in Zurich. It is nice to know that you liked the art work of our hotel. The artist is Lucerne-based paintress Gisèle Mengis who is indeed also a member of the hotel-owning family. The paintings and drawings have been done exclusively for our hotel.... More 

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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific room with a decent view of the lake (past the building in front). Lots of space and well furnished. Hotel Helmhaus is very well located in the Old Town. It's a quick walk to any of the excellent shops, restaurants or other sights in the most interesting bit of Zurich. Zeughauskeller and Cafe Hiltl are both pretty unmissable eating... More 

Thank Christopher F
Helmhaus, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Helmhaus, responded to this review

Grüezi Christopher F Thank you for having decided for our little historical yet modern Boutique Hotel Helmhaus, located within nearly 700 years old historical walls. The room you have experienced was one of our Double Rooms Superior on the 4th floor, and it is the only room with an open view to the lake throughout the year. Because of this... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Look forward to Zurich’s smallest and most centrally located hotel. Each of our 24 rooms has just recently been completely renovated. A high quality design interior, comfortable bathrooms in warm colours, an individually adjustable air condition system for the summer time and new sound-proof windows promise a relaxing sleep.At the Hotel Helmhaus history and modern comfort connect in a remarkable way. ... more   less 

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Address: Schifflaende 30, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Old Town
Price Range: $296 - $498 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Helmhaus 4*
Number of rooms: 24
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Also Known As:
Helmhaus Swiss Quality zürich
Hotel Helmhaus Swiss Quality
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#1 Family Hotel in Zurich
#7 Business Hotel in Zurich
#9 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#9 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
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“Rooms on the fifth floor are very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles darvishiali, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“My top floor room was quiet and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles Becky4444_11, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Watch a step set in front of the hotel room door.”
 of 5 bubbles oshinomi, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Rooms far from the elevator, view of lake is a big plus!”
 of 5 bubbles christopherg197, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Top floor is great.”
 of 5 bubbles Pdl345, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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