Switzerland is an unusual country in the sense that it does not have a capital. However, the largest city in this country is Zurich and this is one of the main centres for commerce, tourism, and finance. This is the capital of the canton of Zurich and is hugely popular with tourists.
It is fantastic for learning about Swiss history and architecture, enjoying the beautiful surrounding area, and participating in local outdoor activities. If you are visiting Zurich, you should take your time choosing your accommodation as where you stay will make a big difference to your overall experience of this wonderful city.
There are some fantastic luxury hotels to choose between that provide a wide range of facilities for the comfort and enjoyment of their guest. Here are five of the best luxury hotels in Zurich.
1. B2 Boutique Hotel and Spa
Located at Brandschenkestrasse, this ideal is perfectly positioned for accessing the railway station and local attractions, such as the Kunsthaus Zurich Museum, as they are both within walking distance. The hotel is a beautiful converted 19th-century brewery that has period elegance on the exterior, while the interior is beautifully designed with modern décor and fittings. The rooms feature minibars, designer furnishings, and gorgeous wooden floors.
Other amenities include free Wi-Fi and Nespresso machines. If you upgrade to a suite, then there are also separate living areas and some feature either a patio or a loft bedroom. The complimentary breakfast buffet is served in the hotel's own restaurant and guests can then relax in the bar/ lounge that features floor-to-ceiling bookshelves. Other facilities available to guests include the rooftop outdoor pool, room service, and a hot tub. There is also an adjacent spa with reduced rates for guests of the hotel.
2. Hotel KINDLI
Hotel KINDLI is a great choice for those who want to combine experiencing the history of Zurich with staying in modern and luxurious accommodation. This hotel is in a 15th-century building located on a steep street in the Old Town part of the city that is close to the boutiques and to the Kunsthaus Zurich’s modern art. What you see from the exterior is completely different to what you will find in the interior.
The upscale rooms have a refined décor that features modern art and wooden floors. The rooms have drinks-making facilities, Wi-Fi, and aromatherapy showers. If you upgrade to a suite, you will also enjoy tubs with filtered water. The complimentary breakfast buffet is served in the hotel’s restaurant. There is also a bar where guests can relax with a drink.
3. Hotel Florhof
Dating back to 1763, Hotel Florhof is a family-owned business that delivers the personal touch. It is conveniently located close to the Zurich Neumarkt tram station and is just a short walk from the Kunsthaus Zurich museum and Grossmunster Cathedral. The rooms in this beautiful hotel feature designer bathroom facilities, wood floors, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and views across the gardens or over the town.
Those who upgrade to a suite will also have the benefit of a whirlpool tub and separate living room. The breakfast is complimentary to guests of the hotel and the hotel also boasts a restaurant with a vaulted ceiling and a terrace if you prefer to eat outdoors. Hotel Florhof also has a bar, paid parking, and offers room service.
4. Baur au Lac
Although this is one of the most expensive hotels in Zurich, it is worth the extra cost to experience true luxury. This is rather a grand hotel that dates back to 1844. It overlooks the Schazengraben Canal and is just a short walk to Lake Zurich. It is also close to the Swiss National Museum.
The designer rooms include free Wi-Fi, minibars, televisions, DVD player, and marble bathrooms. If you upgrade to a suite, they each offer different features and some of these include balconies, canal views, Bluetooth sound systems, and kitchenettes.
The breakfast isn’t free at this hotel, but there is an excellent choice of food throughout the day and into the evening as this hotel offers no less than four restaurants from which guests can choose to eat. There is also a fitness room featuring lake and mountain views, a terrace, garage parking, a hot tub, a business center, room service, and a limousine service.
5. The Dolder Grand
This posh hotel is best described as stately as this imposing building dates from 1899. It offers views of both Lake Zurich and the Alps. It is close to local transport and some of the area’s top attractions, including the Kunsthaus Zurich art museum. The stunning rooms feature marble bathrooms, flat-screen televisions, and free Wi-Fi.
By upgrading your room or opting for a suite, then you may have the additional benefit of balconies with views, separate living rooms, whirlpool tubs, saunas or terraces. There are two restaurants, a lounge, a bar, both indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a business center, and a hot tub.
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