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“A solid business hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sternen Oerlikon Hotel

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Sternen Oerlikon Hotel
Ranked #29 of 134 Hotels in Zurich
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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154 reviews
115 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
“A solid business hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

A five-minute train ride from the airport and another five minutes ride from Zurich centre, you're only likely to stay here if you've got business with one of the companies located at Oerlikon. Which is a shame because this is a good-value no-frills business hotel that has been refurbished recently to a high standard.

Quality rooms, friendly reception and good wifi for just over £100 a night at today's terrible exchange rate with the CHF. Breakfast was the usual selection of pastries and cold meats and hams. They could have advertised the availability of cooked eggs a little more. But it was fine.

There's a small bar in the reception for drinks to take to the room and a restaurant looks like it will be opening some time on site though there are plenty in the nearby district.

Compared to city centre hotels this one offers better value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Richard G
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hotelsternenoerlikon, Manager at Sternen Oerlikon Hotel, responded to this review, 4 March 2012
Good morning

Thank you very much for your statement to your stay at Zurich in Hotel Sternen Oerlikon.

It is nice to hear that you appreciate your stay at our hotel as well as the location Zurich Oerlikon.

You are right, our restaurant will be renovated and will open again end of 2012. It will be a further added value to the Hotel Sternen Oerlikon when you will enjoy the ambiance and food of a French style Brasserie.

We would be happy to welcome you again in Zurich Oerlikon.

Best regards

Susy Pfister and the Hotel Sternen Oerlikon Team
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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florence
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

the hotel has been renovated and everything is new and clean. I liked the room very much.
location is just in front of tram station so very easy to get to center even in the night.
breakfast few selection but good quality.

Stayed December 2011, travelled on business
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hotelsternenoerlikon, General Manager at Sternen Oerlikon Hotel, responded to this review, 2 February 2012
Dear traveller137

Thank you very much for your review. We are happy you liked your stay at our Sternen Oerlikon hotel.

We are looking forward to welcoming you again at our Hotel Sternen Oerlikon.

We wish you a wonderful time and send you
our kindes regards.

Susy Pfister, General Manager and her team
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Pasig
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2012

Its a completely remodeled hotel that looks modern and roomy! It's near the train station so one can easily move around Zurich without problems about transportation. The staff are friendly and accommodating as well. I would definitely stay here again when I go back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ArtSax
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hotelsternenoerlikon, Manager at Sternen Oerlikon Hotel, responded to this review, 30 January 2012
Dear Mr./Mrs ArtSax

Thank you for sharing your opinion to your stay at Hotel Sternen Oerlikon with us and other travellers.

With pleasure we hear, that you had a nice stay at Hotel Sternen Oerlikon and you enjoyed your trip to Zurich.

It would be a great pleasure for us to welcome you back at Hotel Sternen Oerlikon.

Till then, we wish you a nice time.

Best regards from Zurich

Susy Pfister, director and the team of Hotel Sternen Oerlikon
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Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

We stayed at this hotel on December 25 on our way to Austria.
Location : For us this hotel was very well located between the airport and downtown Zurich in a residential area. Even with the room facing the main street the noise was not an issue.

Room: The room was on the 4th floor. The room was very clean, nicely decorated and the bed was very comfortable.

Service: My favorite part about this hotel was the service. Upon our arrival, at the check-in the person on duty gave us this small gift with a personalized note welcoming us to the hotel and wishing us Merry Christmas.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Cristina H
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hotelsternenoerlikon, General Manager at Sternen Oerlikon Hotel, responded to this review, 2 February 2012
Dear Cristina H

Thank you so much for your review and we are happy you liked your stay at our Sternen Oerlikon hotel.

For the small gift: It was our plesure to welcome you at home away from home at Christmas with a special welcome for you.

We hope very much to see you again in Zurich at our Hotel Sternen Oerlikon.

We wish you a wonderful time and send you our best regards

Susy Pfister, General Manager and her team
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2011

This is an excellent hotel for the business traveler. Efficient rooms, laid out for working, relaxing and privacy. I truly enjoyed my stay at Hotel Sternen. An easy walk from the Oerlikon SBB station, this hotel is far more preferable than the typical airport hotel, and puts you in fashionable Oerlikon, with shopping, restaurants, and quiet tree lined streets. Everything was exceptional.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank SwissMr
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hotelsternenoerlikon, Manager at Sternen Oerlikon Hotel, responded to this review, 7 November 2011
Dear Mr. Swiss

Thank you for sharing your Hotel Sternen Oerlikon experience with all travelers around the world.

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Zurich.

It would be a pleasure to welcome you back at Hotel Sternen Oerlikon for your next trip either business or leisure to Zurich.

We wish you a nice time. Best regards from Zurich Oerlikon

Susy Pfister - director - and the team of Hotel Sternen Oerlikon
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Real Northern California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2009

We stayed at the Sternen Oerlikon for two nights. When we checked in, we were put in a smoking room (I'd specifically requested a non-smoking room) on the fourth floor with a very very bouncy floor (glasses would rattle in the mini-bar when you took a step) and a very small, pre-fab bathroom. I checked with the desk and they had a non-smoking room available and we were allowed to change rooms. Being placed in a smoking room first should not have happened.

The second room was smallish and on the first floor. It looked out over a fairly busy street, but was well set-up to deal with the noise with good sound deadening windows. Access to trams and the rail system was very close - less than a three minute walk. Got a very good dinner suggestion from the receptionist. Internet was available for a significant charge.

I'd recommend this hotel with caveats.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank notycoon22
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Orlando, Florida
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2009

My wife and I stayed at this hotel on our last night of our vacation in Europe. We started and ended our trip in Zurich and needed a hotel for one night before flying home the next day. We checked in at 11:15pm at night and felt safe walking to this hotel from the Oerlikon train station. The lobby was clean and well lit and the front desk staff was pleasant even though it was late.

The hotel's location north of the city center in the Oerlikon neighborhood makes it not ideal for sightseeing downtown. A tram costs about $2.50 CHF to downtown or you can take the train for about $6.00 CHF, both from Oerlikon station about 3 blocks from the hotel.

The room was small and overlooked the main street. The ventalation system (sort of a poor-man's airconditioning) didn't work well and we ended up leaving the window open all night. The shower and toilet are in a seperate room but the sink is actually in the hotel room. The beds were comfortable and the sheets clean and crisp. The hotel has obviously had a revamp in the recent past.

The front desk upon check-out was very helpful and called us a taxi.

They did offer a breakfast (not included in the price of the room) for $17 CHF. We didn't take the breakfast.

We purchased this hotel on expedia.com about a week before hand.

One last thing, like all hotels in Zurich, they charge a city tax of $10 CHF at checkout which is not indicated on your original bill.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jaymah2004
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Additional Information about Sternen Oerlikon Hotel

Property: Sternen Oerlikon Hotel
Address: Schaffhauserstrasse 335, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Zurich
#18 Family Hotel in Zurich
#21 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#25 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sternen Oerlikon Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 56
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The extensively renovated city hotel with 56 air-conditioned rooms, a breakfast lounge, one meeting room and garage parking spaces will impress you with genuine hospitality and professional service, whether you are on a business trip, attending an event or trade fair, or simply visiting family.Since October 2012, the Hotel Sternen Oerlikon has had its own restaurant once again: the Brasserie "Ö" with bar and salon du cigare.Which is open monday to friday. Hot dishes are served between 11.30 am and 23.00 pm ... more   less 
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