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Niederdorfstrasse 40, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 03/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 145 hotels in Zurich
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Our owner-managed hotel is ideally located in the middle of Zurich's Old Town - at just 5 minutes walking distance from the Central Railway Station.Virtually everything of interest is within short walking distance. Not just only Zurich's well-known landmarks but also the business quarters with the banks and shops, the high-end shopping district «Bahnhofstrasse», the university quarters, amongst them the ETH «Federal Institute of Technology», the car-free lake- and riverside promenades and many Cafés, bars and restaurants.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Paid private parking nearby
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Vending machine
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Hair dryer
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City view
Non-smoking rooms
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Arabic and 4 more
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Marcelo S wrote a review Yesterday
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Room has a good size. Reception staff was friendly and helpful. Very good breakfast, person in charge was very dynamic to keep all items always available. Bathroom very small. The door that connects the room to the bathroom is glass made and tranparent. During the night if you go to the bathroom, your roommate will be awaked. Beds not very comfortable. Low quality towels. Very noisy, for two nights, about 3:00 am, we could hear screams from the street.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Natalie S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Fantastic hotel in the heart of Zurich! The hotel staff was so kind and friendly and they offer portable hot spots for international travelers so you have wifi all day long. The rooms were clean and the breakfast was made fresh every morning. The rooms are a bit tight for two people, but you won’t be in your room much because you’ll be enjoying Zurich! If you want to stay on a lively street (but in a quiet hotel room) and be conveniently located to everything, then stay at the Alexander hotel! I would highly recommend to all those who are looking for a great place to stay while you are out doing things in the city everyday.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Felix Helbling, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Alexander
Responded 27 Jun 2022
Dear natalies634, We are very pleased that you have chosen Hotel Alexander for your stay. We would like to thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor. It is nice to read that you and your companion felt so comfortable with us and were satisfied with all the services of our hotel. Your rating, especially your praise to the staff has an enormous motivating effect on our team and support us in our daily work. We always strive to provide our customers with sincere, courteous and professional service, which we are constantly improving. It somehow shows that we are on the right track. We hope Zurich will remain positive in your memory and look forward to welcoming you as our guest again. Many greetings from Laura & the whole ***Hotel Alexander team
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dm6214 wrote a review Yesterday
Eagle, Wisconsin379 contributions13 helpful votes
Last week while in Zurich my wife and I stayed at the Alexander. The reason we choose this hotel is because of the location. At the check in the three people behind the counter didn't seem to have our best interest in mind. One was trying to check us in while the woman was contradicting him. Another man was trying to talk to us about the weather while we were trying to listen to what was happening with our check in. Got checked in and got to the smallest hotel room I believe I have ever had. We had been in Switzerland for 2 weeks and stayed in several hotels and this was by far the smallest. Materials like towels and bed linens we of lesser quality than others. We were on the first floor and the room was very warm. Tried opening the window but the noise from the street made us close it. Breakfast was ok but very limited. Was not the least expensive hotel and should have stayed somewhere else. You could hear everything that was going on in the room next door and in the hallway.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Pianodo wrote a review Sep 2022
San Francisco, California2 contributions
This is a 60 year old hotel built with 200-300 year old wood. It is heavily carved and each room is unique. Service is excellent. The buffet breakfast is wonderful and includes honey comb honey. Our room had a lovely balcony. The bed was very comfortable and the entire experience felt like we were really in the Swiss Alps which is where we were. It is fairly close to the cogwheel train that goes to the top of the Gornergratt - a stunning experience.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Janina wrote a review Sep 2022
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Cute boutique hotel, very clean and the staff is kind and attentive all around, breakfast room is well maintained and the complimentary breakfast buffet has a lot of options that are always fresh and refilled proptly, the housekeeping is fast and very clean and the reception desk helpful and informative. Clear recommandation👌
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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4AnnT wrote a review Sep 2022
Sunnyvale, California86 contributions18 helpful votes
Centrally located hotel in the center of old town. Small dated rooms. No air conditioner. Can not open the windows because you are on a very loud corner with teenagers screaming and drinking all nigh long. No amenities at the hotel and breakfast is average. No concierge service either. Doesn’t look like there is a shortage of small boutique hotels in the area so I will be staying somewhere else next time.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ofallongirl wrote a review Sep 2022
St. Louis, MO207 contributions93 helpful votes
My husband and I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights recently and enjoyed our stay very much. The staff at check in was very thorough in explaining things. We got an upgrade to a king room which was very nice so we has a little more space. Breakfast was included and it was great. The ladies in the breakfast room keep everything supplied and coffee flowing. There was always coffee, water and fruit near the front entrance which was nice. The bathroom was nicely set up and clean. The Mini bar was free of charge on the first round which is more than I have gotten anywhere else. The hotel is in the old town area so there are a lot of eating places and bars around. The only negative I can come up with is the lights in the hallway come on with a motion detector which you will get light coming in from under the door in the middle of the night, I know it's picky. We enjoyed our stay. Short walking distance to train station. Thanks for the wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Felix Helbling, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Alexander
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Ofallongirl Thank you so much for your kind words about your recent stay at the Hotel Alexander! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you found our staff to be helpful and friendly. We're also glad to hear that you enjoyed our complimentary breakfast and that you found our rooms to be clean and comfortable. We're sorry to hear about the motion-activated lights in the hallway; we'll be sure to pass along your feedback to our maintenance team. Overall, we're glad to hear that you had a wonderful stay and we hope you'll choose to stay with us again the next time you're in town. Thanks again for your review and warmest regards from all of us here at the Hotel Alexander!
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Ronda H wrote a review Sep 2022
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Excellent staff. Excellent location. Small boutique hotel in busy Old Town. At time of my visit they provided breakfast which was fabulous, recommend their muesli. They provided free of charge coffee, water, apples and hot spots. Helpful with directions and cab service. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Felix Helbling, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Alexander
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear rondahebe Thank you sooo much for rewarding us with such great feedback. It is really motivating to read, that our centrally location and fabulous breakfast could contribute to a wonderful stay. During their stay our customers can use our portable wifi hotspots for free - means you can enjoy internet everywhere in switzerland free of charge. We would be pleased to welcome you at any time again. Best regards from Zurich Rina and Team-Alexander
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Top C wrote a review Sep 2022
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Really friendly and helpful staff, very nice room with shower and a great Pizza place around the corner. Central location easy walking distance to everywhere including the ETH (mind the steps). All in all an excellent location at a (for Zürich) reasonable price.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Felix Helbling, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Alexander
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear topc772 We like to thank you for the time you took to reward us with such great feedback. In addition to a central location, we also offer our guests free entrance to Zurich Zoo and the Artmusuem. Many sights, restaurants and shopping possibilities are just a stone's throw away. We would be very pleased to welcome you one day again at Hotel Alexander Zurich. Until then we wish you all the best Rina and Team-Alexander
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Thomas F wrote a review Sep 2022
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Great location, friendly staff and excellent amenities. We had a great short visit to Zurich and this hotel helped make it better. It is centrally located and within easy walking distance to many local attractions. Also a short walk to the main Zurich train station and many local teams. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Felix Helbling, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Alexander
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Thomas F Thank you for your kind words about our hotel! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our location to be convenient for exploring Zurich. We're proud to be a centrally located hotel that is still within walking distance of many local attractions. Many sights, restaurants and bars are just within walking distance. Benefit from free entrance to Zurich Zoo and the Artmuseum. For the tickets you just need to contact our friendly receptionists. We hope you had a great time in Zurich and that you'll come back to see us again soon! Thanks again for your review and kind words. Best regards Rina and Team-Alexander
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PRICE RANGE
US$183 - US$262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
alexander hotel zürich
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of ZurichZurichOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
41
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Alexander
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Alexander?
Nearby attractions include Old Town (0.3 km), Zoological Museum (0.3 km), and Hauptbahnhof (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Alexander?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Alexander?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Alexander?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Alexander?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Alexander?
Conveniently located restaurants include Laderach, Haus zum Rüden, and Restaurant La Soupière.
Is Hotel Alexander located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Zurich.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Alexander?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Alexander?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Alexander?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Arabic.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Alexander?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Platzspitz (0.7 km), Liebfrauenkirche (0.6 km), and Zunfthaus zur Meisen (0.5 km).