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Mainaustrasse 24, Zurich 8008 Switzerland
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#21 of 145 hotels in Zurich
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The newly renovated Alma Hotel (former LADYs FIRST Hotel) is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Zurich. The Alma Hotel enjoys a quiet location in the popular Seefeld district, only 100 m from Lake Zurich and close to several tram and bus stops. The Zurich Opera House, Bellevue and various restaurants and cafés are within 500 meters. Zurich Main Station is a 10-minute tram ride away. The city villa from the 19th century impresses with its 16 stylish and freshly renovated rooms, as well as the 2 new apartments, which offer enough space for long-term residents or families. Each room is equipped with a small desk, a TV and a bathroom with shower or bathtub. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are also available on request. Wi-Fi is available free of charge in all areas. A rich breakfast buffet with a large selection of fresh breads, homemade mueslis and fresh juices is offered in the breakfast room. Italian dishes can be ordered from the Restaurant Amalfi, just across the street. A steam bath, Finnish sauna and bio sauna await you in the wellness area, which is exclusively open to women. Large, heated cherry pit pillows are also available. On the top floor, a relaxation room awaits you, as well as your own beautiful roof terrace with magnificent views of the city, the lake and the mountains. During the summer months, you also have the option of attending yoga classes on the roof terrace.
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beatricemaerki wrote a review Nov 2022
not enough space to hang wet coats- not ideal for the season. the bathtowels are rather frugal...( as bad as before the renovation) thats all i wish to say, so please don't insist- also its not meant for strangers, but for the hotel staff.!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dear Ms Maerki Thank you for your review and for your trust in this hotel. We are sorry that our towels don't match your expectations but could you please let us know hoe we can improve this? We would be very grateful since we always try to give our guest the best experience! Best regards and we hope to welcome you soon again! Your Alma-Hotel
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Amy E wrote a review Oct 2022
Houston, Texas12 contributions11 helpful votes
First of all - this place is more of an upscale hostel, not a hotel. Complete with a shared guest refrigerator a big bottle of shampoo and one bath towel a day. You have to request housekeeping. The evening desk attendant seemed to only understand German and several times things I inquired about just got me blank stares. The hotel requires you use your room key to access the premises after 7:30 pm. No problem it is on a quiet residential street and unstaffed in the evening. Well the issue is I returned at 8 pm and the front door mechanism was BROKEN and I was trapped outside for 15 minutes as no one answered the emergency phone number. Anyway, the evening attendant comes from around a corner, let’s me in and proceeds in broken English to tell me how I wasn’t using my key properly. I told her multiple times your door is broken - demonstrated it - she still blamed me. This went on until I put her outside and shut the door. Guess what - ITS BROKEN. Uggghhh. I was so aggravated I went to bed and attempted to shower and get cleaned up with the one threadbare towel they issued. Breakfast was mostly okay if you consider having to boil your own eggs or go scramble them yourself in the guest kitchen offering breakfast. Pros - nice neighborhood. Beautiful space and flooring. Bed was comfortable. Restaurant next door is delicious and the owners very kind. Cons - no amenities - food, water, adequate bath towels or close walkable place to grocery or supply shop. Price - if You want to run a hostel then charge hostel prices. At over 200.00 a night I expect a hotel. Evening Staff is poorly trained and cannot adequately respond or assist guests. Tub/shower combo is high and deep and there are no grab bars - good luck not falling (I slipped twice) and not injuring yourself. This place SUCKS - it only got two stars because it is pretty and the bed was comfortable.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Don’t stay here
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Responded 27 Oct 2022
Dear Amy, many thanks for sharing your open and honest feedback with us during your most recent stay at Alma Hotel. We are dismayed to read that our hotel concept fell short of your expectations and would have loved to learn about your discomfort in a personal conversation instead of through TripAdvisor. In this case we could have shown you the nearest grocery store (only 5 minutes away) or provide you with additional towels. Furthermore we could have clarified some questions directly - for example which amenities were missing? We offer our guests high quality and sustainable Swiss Shampoo and Shower Gel. Furthermore we invite all guests to enjoy hot beverages (coffee, tea, hot chocolate) the entire day free of charge. And yes, it is true that our main entrance doors got broken during your stay wherefore we had to ask all our guests to use the private entrance on the other side of the building. We apologize once again for this unfortunate situation and would like to assure you that the doors was fixed as fast as possible. Should you decide to visit Zurich and Alma Hotel once again please do not hesitate to contact you directly. We would be pleased to welcoming you back - with no door issues - and contribute to a great Zurich experience. Kind regards Your Alma Hotel team
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gavseattle wrote a review Jul 2022
Hotel Alma was a beautiful blend of classic & modern, super clean, and a great place to stay. The hotel has a lovely rooftop with a sunset view, and a fantastic location. I will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Verena Kern, Geschäftsführer at Alma Hotel
Responded 27 Oct 2022
Dear guest, many thanks for choosing Alma Hotel and for sharing your positive opinion on your stay with us! We definitely hope to welcoming you back soon! Kind regards, your Alma Hotel team
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karokoski wrote a review Jul 2022
Helsinki, Finland2 contributions
A very clean hotel with Scandinavian design and elegance. I also tried the sauna/spa area together with a massage and thought it was very nice add-on after an early flight. A great view from the rooftop terrace and close to Lake Zurich for eg. a morning run
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 27 Oct 2022
Dear Karokoski, many thanks for staying with us this summer and for sharing your positive opinion! What a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your time with us in so many ways! Hope to see you soon again. Until then we wish you all the best. Your Alma Hotel Team
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Knowmygrub wrote a review Apr 2022
Granborough, United Kingdom87 contributions41 helpful votes
A fully refurbished hotel, good size bedroom, well equipped showeroom with excellent water pressure. Generally lovely staff. All very friendly and willing to help. Delicious breakfast too. we would certainly go back again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Close to lake and Tram stop.
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Responded 25 Jun 2022
Dear Guest, many thanks for you stay at Alma Hotel in April and for sharing your positive opinion with us. We could certainly would be pleased to have you back on an future occasion. Until then we wish you all the best.
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Eva wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely good value hotel, small, with personal and truly friendly service. Quiet. There is even a tiny garden. I may be wrong but I think there is no restaurant other than for breakfast. However there are plenty of restaurants in the vicinity. This is not a luxury hotel but in its category it is great, and I bet you will fondly remember this place and go back.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Verena Kern, Geschäftsführer at Alma Hotel
Responded 1 Mar 2020
Dear Veilchenfeldt What a lovely feedback - thank you so much! Indeed there is no restaurant in our hotel. There are so many good restaurants around us - as you have experienced as well. We would be happy to see you again at our place. Warm regards Martina FLück
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Mr_M0 wrote a review Dec 2019
Potomac, Maryland45 contributions80 helpful votes
This was great surprise jewel which I enjoyed for 5 nights. After many trips to Zurich, this time was the 1st time I felt reasonably real, clean accommodation, accessibility, and price. Very welcoming staff.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Carolyn D wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
I have stayed several times at this hotel and it very clean and comfortable. The staff are really friendly and there is a bar with free tea and coffee all day. The hotel has a beautiful roof terrace and spa facilities and the healthy breakfast is delicious. It is only a few minutes walk from the lake and about 7 mins walk from the opera house, boats and Stadelhofen train station with direct trains to the airport. Each room is different and each door painted a different colour. There is a fire in the lounge area and comfortable seating.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: They offer a wide range of pillows
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Response from TeamZurich, Stv. Betriebsleiterin at Alma Hotel
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Dear Carolyn Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We appreciate it and we are happy to read about all the nice things you like about our hotel. Now in the cold days, the fireplace is really lovely - just come back soon. Warm regards Martina
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raferigeen wrote a review Oct 2019
London, United Kingdom18 contributions15 helpful votes
I'm a guy and I loved this place. It's centrally located, close to bus stops, but in a quiet street. It's well-managed by friendly people; breakfast is good and the well-stocked honesty bar is open 24 hours day and night.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from TeamZurich, Stv. Betriebsleiterin at Alma Hotel
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Dear reaferigeen What a lovely feedback! Thank you very much! We are happy you liked our hotel! See you soon again. Warm regards, Martina Flück
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ardis c wrote a review Oct 2019
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As a widow traveling alone this was a great find. The staff is very helpful and welcoming. I stayed for 6 nights, met lovely guests in the well-stocked lounge, and found my way around the city easily with the desk help. Rooms spacious and comfortable. Who could ask for more?
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 15 Oct 2019
Dear Ardisccameron We love your feedback! It's so nice to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Warm regards Martina
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US$198 - US$276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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lady`s 1st design hotel, ladys first design zürich, hotel ladys first design
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of ZurichZurichSeefeld
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alma Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Alma Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank (0.4 km), Seebad Utoquai (0.2 km), and Pavillon Le Corbusier (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Alma Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Alma Hotel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Alma Hotel?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alma Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe Odno, Amalfi, and Razzia Restaurant & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Alma Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Alma Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Alma Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Alma Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Alma Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Alma Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Alma Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Alma Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.