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Schifflände 30, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 23/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/03/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 145 hotels in Zurich
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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.
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Boutique
Green
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Italian
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155mandt wrote a review Aug 2022
Wilmington, Delaware3 contributions
This is a very charming hotel in a perfect location in the old town. Wonderful staff, clean comfortable room with queen bed and the breakfasts were great. The room was very quiet and peaceful. Steps away from the beautiful clear waters of the lake.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Grüezi 155mandt Thank you very much for taking the time to share such a wonderful feedback. Your compliments have been shared with our team. It is nice to see that you enjoyed your stay at our historical boutique hotel. We wish you all the best. The Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Management Team.
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MiamiArchitect wrote a review Aug 2022
Miami, Florida110 contributions102 helpful votes
We had 2 rooms. This is a boutique hotel. Its in a great location across the lake in the old town. All the shops and restaurants are steps away. The rooms are a bit small, also the bathrooms. But they are renovated and very cute. This feels like being at home. The staff is very nice and hospitable. The breakfast buffet is relatively small. A few basic items. Precooked omelet and sausage trays. Selection of fruits. The restaurant staff is wonderful and very attentive. I thought that the rooms would be noisy considering the location of the hotel, but the rooms are incredibly quite. We had a nice view of the plaza from big corner windows. The beds are a little too stiff for me. These are not spring or foam mattresses. Also the pillows are not the best quality. But everything else is excellent. I was a little worried about the air conditioning, as there was a heat wave in Europe. But, the A/C is very good.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Esther Portmann, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 20 Aug 2022
Grüezi MiamiArchitect Thank you for your recent stay and your feedback. The compliments about the friendliness of our team members have been shared. Your statement of our pillows "not being the best quality" is certainly your very own opinion. We have actually selected pillows for our rooms which in our experience meet nearly all of our guests' requirements and expectations. Furthermore, if needed guests can chose from a selection of additional pillows, i.e. feather, foam, wood pillows. Kind regards, The Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Management
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cougmonst wrote a review Jul 2022
Woodinville, Washington41 contributions40 helpful votes
We were able to get our most restful stay of our trip here—and good sleep sure is priceless. The rooms aren’t super fancy, but staff were great and room layout and TV selection was also great. We had connecting rooms to accommodate our family of four. Very convenient proximity to attractions in old town. We enjoyed our stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 Jul 2022
Grüezi cougmonst Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback. It is a delight to read that you and your family got your most restful stay of your entire trip at our historical Boutique Hotel Helmhaus. We wish you all the best! The Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Management Team.
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duggles wrote a review Jul 2022
Edinburgh, United Kingdom52 contributions59 helpful votes
Beautiful, well appointed hotel with lovely helpful staff. Great location for exploring Zurich. The building is over 700 years old and has been beautifully restored and provided very comfortable accommodation. The breakfasts were delicious!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Esther Portmann, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 24 Jul 2022
Grüezi duggles Your feedback desribes very well what we want to offer our guests: helpfull staff in a well appointed hotel full of history and in best location. Thank you very much for letting us know that we could contribute to an enjoyable time of yours in Zurich by sharing your kind words. We wish you all the best, The Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Management Team.
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vivmccotter wrote a review Jul 2022
London, United Kingdom11 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at Hotel Helmhaus for two nights with our son in a triple room. It’s very well located really near the lake and lots of restaurants and shops and all the major sights. The staff were very helpful with instructions for transport, spare chargers and printing tickets for us. I’d recommend a trip to the mountains to FlumserBerg where there is a toboggan on a rail - and it was cooler there which was nice!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 21 Jul 2022
Grüezi vivmccotter It has been a pleasure to be host to you and your family during your stay in Zurich, and we thank you for your lovely feedback and kind words. We hope you had a safe trip to your next destination, and we wish you all the best. The Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Management Team.
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Mamma G wrote a review Jul 2022
Baltimore, Maryland82 contributions38 helpful votes
Everything was perfect at this lovely hotel! The room was perfectly appointed with 2 twin beds that could be moved together or separated. Bedding was luxurious and comfortable. The bathroom had a tub and was probably one of the largest I’ve seen in Europe. Best part was the location - right on the canal and central to all the best sites in Zurich. I would also be remiss if I did not mention the amazing front desk personnel who could not have been any more helpful. Don’t hesitate to book The Helmhaus when you visit Zurich!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Esther Portmann, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 12 Jul 2022
Grüezi Mamma G What a great pleasure to read your lovely feedback and thus to learn that you had such a lovely time at our little historical Boutique Hotel Helmhaus and in Zurich. Thank you for having chosen our hotel for your stay and for recommending us to others. We wish you a lovely summer and all the best. The Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Management Team.
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SoccerStar wrote a review Jun 2022
Seattle, Washington193 contributions109 helpful votes
One of the best hidden secrets in Zurich. Located in the heart of old Zurich and 6 min walk to the opera house and Bahnhofstrasse. Absolutely the best service and great breakfast. Also, super clean and very quite. The only thing is that the rooms are very small even in European standards and the beds are extremely small.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Esther Portmann, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 19 Jun 2022
Grüezi SoocerStar Thank you for your feedback and your recent stay at Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Zurich. Your special comments about the quality of our service and facility have been shared with our team. If you go to Paris you will have smaller rooms and smaller beds in Boutique Hotels ;o) So we experienced ourselves and heard from other guests. We wish you all the best! The Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Management Team.
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mushtaque n wrote a review Jun 2022
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This boutique hotel is ideally located but is away from the hub-bub. Close to everything including the Bahnhofstrasse. Tucked away from prying eyes, there are restaurants, the pier, lake Zurich, all within a stones’ throw. The building is over 700 years old and has been magnificently maintained. Look for ester Portman, she is the proprietor and really takes care of you.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Jun 2022
Grüezi mushtaquen2022 Thank you for taking the time to share such a wonderful feedback. We could not have a better way of lining out the qualities of our Boutique Hotel. Your compliment about our colleague Esther has been duely shared with her. All the best for you, stay safe! The Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Management Team.
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Steve Z wrote a review May 2022
Virginia Beach, Virginia1 contribution
This is a beautiful hotel on a side alley in the old city. Exceedingly friendly reception and capable of multiple languages. Very convenient to transportation from the Hauptbahnhoff and to the airport. Cafes within meters... and several of the sites you'll want to see within a very short walk. 700 year old building is fantastically built and renovated. We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 21 May 2022
Grüezi Steve Z What a pleasure to read that we and our hotel could contribute to an enjoyable stay of yours with the location and the services provided. As you say, even when being here for a short time one can see lots of Zurich when staying in our area. We hope to see you again, when you find more time to explore Zurich. All the best, The Boutique Helmhaus Management Team.
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marieallenedward wrote a review Apr 2022
Saint Louis, Missouri117 contributions26 helpful votes
Our party of 6 stayed two nights in this charming hotel. The rooms are spacious, clean and well appointed. Good size bathroom and plenty of closet space. The service was good and the location is great - very close to the bridge and a great area for walking. Plenty of shops and restaurants nearby. Would definitely choose this hotel again!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 3 May 2022
Grüezi marieallenedward We hope you and your travel party had a good trip to your next destination. It is nice to see that we could contribute so much to an enjoyable stay of yours here in Zurich and in our Boutique Hotel Helmhaus. Thank you for your time for sharing your feedback. All the best for you and your friends and family!
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US$308 - US$415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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helmhaus swiss quality zürich, hotel helmhaus swiss quality
LOCATION
SwitzerlandCanton of ZurichZurichOld Town
NUMBER OF ROOMS
24
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Helmhaus
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Helmhaus?
Nearby attractions include Lake Zurich (0.4 km), Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) (0.3 km), and Limmat (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Helmhaus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Helmhaus?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Helmhaus?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Helmhaus?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Helmhaus?
Conveniently located restaurants include Haus zum Rüden, Restaurant Pavillon, and Zunfthaus zur Waag.
Does Hotel Helmhaus have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Helmhaus offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Hotel Helmhaus located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Zurich.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Helmhaus?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Helmhaus?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Helmhaus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Platzspitz (1.3 km), Liebfrauenkirche (1.2 km), and Zunfthaus zur Meisen (0.2 km).