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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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Quanta 60 m
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Predigerkirche 140 m
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Swiss Craft Center 170 m
Heimatwerk 170 m
Marktlucke GmbH 180 m
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Old Town 290 m
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Lindenhofplatz 510 m
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Zoo Zurich 2.55 km
Uetliberg Mountain 4.84 km
Hotel Alexander

"Once we arrived, the front desk attendant let us know they had free wi-fi hot spots that we could check out during our stay."

Dominique - 03 December 2019
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Hotel Alexander

Niederdorfstrasse 40, 1. Rathaus-Hochschulen-Lindenhof-City, Zurich, Switzerland, CH 8001 - See map
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Hygiene Plus
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Check-in/out [express]
Hassle-free check in
Close to Old Town
Within 290 m of property
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First aid kit
  • 320 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • Currency exchange

  • Located in heart of Zurich

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Cheaper than 91% of all properties in Zurich in the last 24 hoursCompared to 328 Zurich properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.0
Distance to city center0.5 Km
Location rating9.1
Nearest airportZurich Airport (ZRH)
Distance to airport9.3 km

Rooms available at Hotel Alexander

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.9
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 double bed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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        Frequently asked questions

        What time is check-in and check-out at Hotel Alexander?

        Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

        How do I get to Hotel Alexander?

        Hotel Alexander is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 32 CHF. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Hotel Alexander has a car park that's close to the hotel. Parking is available for a fee of 30 CHF per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Zurich with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.

        What is the smoking policy at Hotel Alexander?

        Hotel Alexander does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

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        What people love about Hotel Alexander

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Staff 

          "Great location, friendly and helpful staff and excellent facilities."

          Jeanine

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          01 October 2019

        • 10.0
          Exceptional

          "My cousin and I stayed at this hotel and it was wonderful!"

          Dominique

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          03 December 2019

        • 10.0
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness

          "Our room was clean, comfortable and nicely presented."

          Jeanine

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          01 October 2019

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        Overall rating:
        8.7
        Excellent
        967 reviews
        Cleanliness
        9.0
        Facilities
        7.9
        Location
        9.1
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        Got a free upgrade to a bigger room and it was quite spaciou...
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        More about Hotel Alexander

        Located close to the main train station, this attractive hotel is situated in heart of Zurich. The hotel is very popular thanks to its homey feel and friendly staff that are happy to assist guests with organizing day trips or car rentals. The Hotel Alexander features comfortable guestrooms with modern amenities and are perfect for winding down after a busy day or a long flight. The hotel is an ideal choice for travelers looking to explore the city, thanks to its close proximity to many of the main tourist areas such as the famous Shopping Mile with its trendy cafes and fashionable boutiques.

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        Breakfast
        19 mentions
        Housekeeping
        12 mentions
        Internet
        3 mentions
        Food & Dining
        2 mentions

        What they offer

        10.0
        Exceptional
        Staff 

        "I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay, all the sta..."

        Diane

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        29 November 2019

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        Reviews of Hotel Alexander from real guests

        Overall rating
        8.7
        Excellent
        From 967 reviews
        9.4Location
        9.2Service
        8.9Cleanliness
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        Cleanliness9.0
        Facilities7.9
        Location9.1
        Room comfort and quality7.9
        Service8.9
        Value for money8.0
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        9.6
        Exceptional
        Joanne from United States
        Group
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2019

        Exceptional”

        The room was clean and organized. The private bathroom was clean and came with amenities. My sister and I only stayed here one night, so we didn't need anything fancy. Hotel Alexander was a good fit for us! This was our first time in Zurich and we didn't do much research before coming. The front desk was very helpful in recommending a restaurant and telling us how to travel to our next location in Switzerland. The hotel is close to lots of shops and restaurants. We came during the summer and the sun didn't set until around 9 PM, so we spent more time walking around the area in the evening. This is located across from a restaurant so I could see people outside my window and people could look in; we just kept the white sheer curtains pulled and it was no problem. However, it was a little noisy due to the businesses outside when places were still open. Overall, we had a good experience staying here.

        Reviewed June 22, 2019

        Dear Joanne We really appreciate that you took the time to write us your feedback. We would like to thank you for your praise, which motivates us all the more to continue doing everything we can to ensure that our guests feel at home at Hotel Alexander. Do you report about your beautiful memories of us? Thank you very much for that. Did you know that you get the best prices for direct bookings through our website? We would be very happy to welcome you again and remain until then with many greetings from Rina and Team-Alexander

        Responded August 01, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Kathleen from Philippines
        Family with teens
        Double Room
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2019

        Absolutely perfect location with happy staff”

        The hotel is located at the Old Town, surrounded by many restaurants, shops, convenient stores, etc. The staff are incredibly helpful with our needs and gave recommendations on what to do in Zurich especially Luigi, who let us borrow the hotel's pocket wifi. Staying connected with my family was a big plus, esp when the older kids start to wander in shopping areas. We will definitely come back to this hotel next year! Danke, Hotel Alexander ❤️

        Reviewed July 13, 2019

        Dear Kathleen Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay so much and that you spoke so positively about our staff. It is also nice that you were able to enjoy our central location. The location in the middle of the beautiful old town of Zurich means proximity to the main railway station, the Limmat and the lakeside promenade. The renowned Bahnhofstrasse and the university are within easy reach. And the diversity of the culinary offer in Niederdorf is hard to beat. We hope you will remember Zurich positively and look forward to welcoming you as our guest again! Rina and Team-Alexander

        Responded August 01, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Richard from United States
        Solo traveler
        Business Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        Great location, very nice accomodations”

        Hotel Alexander is a great place to stay while in Zurich. Clean and comfortable rooms, in a great location, and at a reasonable price.

        Reviewed January 13, 2020

        Dear Richard, Thank you very much for your great feedback. We thank you for your kind words for our great location, clean and comfortable rooms and reasonable room prices. We would be pleased to welcome you one day again at Hotel Alexander in Zurich. Until then we wish you all the best. Stay healthy! Your Team-Alexander

        Responded July 29, 2020
        Hotel Alexander
        8.8
        Excellent
        Rafi from Israel
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 4 nights in December 2019

        Great location, some issues need to be mentioned though”

        We travelled to Switzerland and decided to set our base in Zurich. The hotel is a great option for people who want to be nearby the main train station, 2 supermarkets, bars, restaurants and other attractions (including the main monasteries and Christams markets) - all walking distance. The breakfast was excellent and provided a brilliant start to the day in an intimate manner. Water was hot at all times. Issues that need to be mentioned: - The towel-rack warmer didn't work - Travellers should note that the location of the hotel means that you will hear noise, especially on weekends, from the street, due to the bars/restaurants - On 2 occasions we were also aoken slightly early due to the supply truck arriving at the nearby supermarket (6-6:30 AM...) - There was a distinct, and slightly unusual smell in our room for the first couple of nights - it seemed like someone had been smoking in the room, wit the smell sticking to the leather headboard. Not too bothersome, but very noticeable.

        Reviewed December 22, 2019
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Carolyn from United States
        Solo traveler
        Business Room
        Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

        Great Hotel”

        The staff was so very helpful with checking in & especially checking out. Very friendly & pleasant to talk to! The breakfast was good & the room was clean & equipped with everything I needed! I would highly recommend Hotel Alexander...convenient location!! Thanks for a wonderful stay Carole (USA)

        Reviewed August 23, 2019

        Dear Carole, Feedback like yours sweetens our day and motivates us immensely. We thank you for so many positive and praising words. The satisfaction of our guests is really important to us and it is good to read that we have won more satisfied guests with you. Visit us once again in the middle of the old town of Zurich and benefit from our offers like the free mobile hotspots, the free entrance to the Zurich Zoo and the use of our electric scooters. We wish you all the best and look forward to your next stay. Best regards Rina and Team-Alexander Your Team-Alexander

        Responded August 23, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        9.7
        Exceptional
        Jeremy from United Kingdom
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2013

        quiet, well positioned, clean and comfortable”

        spacious room by Zurich standards, very quiet

        What a pleasant surprise. Reasonably priced by Zurich standards for a spacious room, again by Zurich standards and quiet too despite being positioned in the thick of it in a busy and viby restaurant and bar precinct of the old town. Close to central station and all the main sights of central Zurich. Recommended.

        Reviewed May 14, 2013
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Christoph from Netherlands
        Solo traveler
        Single Room
        Stayed 4 nights in November 2020

        Nice hotel, nice people”

        Alexander is a small but nice hotel just optimally located with very friendly staff and -- for Switzerland -- very moderate priced. I always enjoy staying at this hotel.

        Reviewed December 01, 2020
        8.3
        Excellent
        Chen from Singapore
        Couple
        Business Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2015

        A great 3 star Hotel”

        Cleanliness, Room size and lot of restaurants around the hotel

        This is a last minute decision to switch to this hotel and i made the right choice. This is a hotel along the old town of Zurich which is clean and room size is above average as compare to city area hotels. But the breakfast is simple and the price is abit high, It will be great if the price can be lower.

        Reviewed June 02, 2015
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Roland from United States
        Solo traveler
        Single Room
        Stayed 2 nights in February 2020

        RETIRED”

        The Hotel has an excellent location in OLD TOWN. Centrally located in the heart of Zurich. I was visiting a nephew in Zurich. He also lived in the center vow town. The Train station was about two blocks from hotel. The breakfast was excellent. I would definitely stay again.

        Reviewed March 21, 2020
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Garth from Australia
        Couple
        Stayed 1 night in July 2019

        Location, Location, Location”

        Having an overnight stay in Zurich wee found the staff very friendly and helpful, The accommodation was very central to the old town, and the breakfast was fantastic. Would definately stay there again.

        Reviewed July 30, 2019

        Dear Mr Garth We thank you very much for your feedback. We are very pleased to notice that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Your evaluations have an enormous motivating effect on our team. It would be a pleasure for us to welcome you one day again at Hotel Alexander and benefit from our free services for our guests at Hotel Alexander Zuerich, such as our mobile hotspots, the use of our electric scooters and free admission to Zurich Zoo. Best regards from Zurich, Your Team-Alexander

        Responded August 01, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        9.6
        Exceptional
        lyna from Cambodia
        Group
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in September 2018

        Good Service for tourist ”

        Good : best services , staffs always help us if possible , free wifi hotspot , cleanness , reasonable price and near station . Provide free water in lobby place . Free apple fruit . If I visit in Zurich again , of course I’ll sleep in this hotel .

        Reviewed October 01, 2018

        Dear Iyna Thank you so much for the great feedback. We appreciate your praise for our central location and our friendly staff. It is nice to see that you were very satisfied with our service. We are happy to pass your compliment on to all our colleagues. Words like yours are our motivation, because they show us that we are doing a good job. We are already looking forward to your next visit to the Hotel Alexander Zurich and will be happy to answer your questions in advance. Best regards Rina and the Team Alexander

        Responded May 08, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        8.7
        Excellent
        Yuphin from Thailand
        Group
        Stayed 1 night in September 2009

        Goo dplace to stay”

        Location in the shopping center, Room with air con
        Location is a little bit far from main station, price and a little bit noisy

        Good place to stay! located in the center of the city and very easy to go to many points of interest. The most important thing... shopping places is just right in front of the hotel. However, it was a little bit far from the main station but it was not that bad if you walk without any suitcase. Close to many good restaurants and very easy to find something to eat. However, there were so many night clubs around the hotel so it was a little bit noisy and we needed to close the window. Lucky us that when we were there, the weather was nice so we were Ok with closing window without air conditioner. Also, the breakfast was as great as you satisfy with it and you can just walk for few minutes to go shopping. Nice room and good service, great place to stay!! The only bad thing is room price is a little bit high but worth paying!

        Reviewed September 18, 2009
        8.4
        Excellent
        Rachelle from United States
        Solo traveler
        Business Room
        Stayed 4 nights in July 2018

        Great location + Helpful Staff”

        Great location. Right in Old Town along a streeer of restaurants and shops. One block from the scenic river. Easy walk to the main train station. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Only cons are - the rooms are quite small - I did a standard full room (but Zurich is an expensive city hotels with bigger room cost a lot more). Also there is no lounge area.

        Reviewed August 02, 2018

        Dear Rachelle We were very pleased to receive your compliment. Above all, that you took the time to address positive words to our central location and friendly staff. Please be our guest once again and benefit from amenities such as our mobile hotspots and free entry to Zurich Zoo. We send all the best from Zurich, Rina & the Team Alexander

        Responded August 04, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        10.0
        Exceptional
        Dominique from United States
        Group
        Twin Room
        Stayed 2 nights in November 2019

        Holiday Visit ”

        My cousin and I stayed at this hotel and it was wonderful! It was easy to get to from the airport as we just took the train and only had to walk 7 minutes from there. Once we arrived, the front desk attendant let us know they had free wi-fi hot spots that we could check out during our stay. The room was small but comfortable and clean. The hotel breakfast was amazing! The best part of the hotel was the location. It was easy to walk to everything from where we were located. Additionally, all of the Christmas markets were up and we walked out the front door and smelled yummy treats! This hotel made our stay and they were nice enough to hold our bags for free on the day we left so that we could explore the city a bit more without carrying luggage. I would definitely recommend staying here!

        Reviewed December 03, 2019

        Dear Dominique Thank you very much for taking the time to reward us with such a nice feedback. We are all over happy to read your kind words for our amazing breakfast and cenrally location at Hotel Alexander. Zurich is also worth a vsit in summer time, you can enjoy a nice flea market, have a swim in the lake or enjoy the ice hockey world championship in may 2020. We would love to welcome you again at Hotel Alexander. Until then we wish you all the best, Rina and Team-Alexander

        Responded December 09, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        8.4
        Excellent
        Vanessa
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in January 2020

        Excellent”

        The price for location was reasonable given we are in Zurich, mad rush for train and still made it in 10min! Room is a good size, toilet was a tad small but very functional. The heater didnt seem to warm up the room much, but the duvets will definitely keep you warm! There is no kettle in the room. Location is just across the old town / shopping district, and next to the famous swiss chucci!

        Reviewed January 05, 2020

        Dear Vanessa, Thank you very much for staying with us at Hotel Alexander in Zurich. Thank you also for taking the time for a feedback. We do appreciate your kind words for our very central location , right in the Old-town of Zurich. We do provide kettles on request. We hope that we can welcome you one day again. Stay healthy! Best regards from Zurich Rina and Team-Alexander

        Responded July 29, 2020
        Hotel Alexander
        8.8
        Excellent
        Mikhail from United States
        Family with young children
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in June 2018

        Excellent”

        Nice place, close to HB ~15 min walk. Clean, good breakfast, rooms not very big but have all the regular appliances you need - good value considering you’re in Zurich

        Reviewed September 30, 2018

        Dear Mikhail Thank you so much for the great feedback. We appreciate your praise for our central location and our It is nice to see that you were very satisfied with our service. We are happy to pass your compliment on to all our colleagues. Words like yours are our motivation, because they show us that we are doing a good job. We are already looking forward to your next visit to the Hotel Alexander Zurich and will be happy to answer your questions in advance. Best regards Rina and the Team Alexander

        Responded May 08, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        8.0
        Excellent
        Christina from Singapore
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in May 2019

        Very good”

        Good location, less than 10 mins walk from Zurich HB or could take a tram No.4 which is 2 stops away from the hotel. Comfortable bed, very clean rooms and friendly staff. Nice breakfast. Room is slightly small to fully open 2 large luggages.

        Reviewed May 25, 2019

        Dear Christina We were very pleased to receive your compliment. Above all, that you took the time to address positive words to our central location and good service. Please be our guest once again and benefit from amenities such as our mobile hotspots and free entry to Zurich Zoo. We send all the best from Zurich, Rina & the Team Alexander

        Responded August 04, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        7.7
        Very good
        Dorit from United States
        Couple
        Double Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2014

        Clean hotel in an excellent location”

        walking distance to train station, very clean, in the center of the old city

        We really enjoyed Hotel Alexander. We only stayed one night as we were on our way back from Zermatt, and we had to fly out the next morning. We wanted a hotel in the middle of everything, so we could walk and quickly take in the sights. This hotel was perfect. It was a short (7 min) walk to the train station, where we easily caught a train to the airport. There are plenty of great restaurant around. It is on a pedestrian street, so it is very quiet. We walked everywhere. Breakfast was delicious with a good selection of items. Extremely clean, comfortable, and friendly. We very highly recommend this hotel.

        Reviewed March 19, 2014
        9.6
        Exceptional
        Jerson from Philippines
        Business traveler
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in March 2017

        Great lively location and very scenic”

        Location on the old town of Zurich is amazing, but the cobblestone roads are not very easy to navigate when you have luggages.

        Reviewed May 30, 2017

        Dear Jerson Thank you for taking the time for a short feedback. We have not missed your positive and praiseworthy words about our central location. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Alexander so much and that you share your experience with future guests. We are already looking forward to your next visit, Best regards from Zurich, Rina and the Team-Alexander.

        Responded August 04, 2019
        Hotel Alexander
        9.2
        Exceptional
        Koh from Singapore
        Couple
        Twin Room
        Stayed 1 night in December 2016

        Fantastic location ans very cosy rooms”

        The place was excellently located within walking distances to the central train station and right in the middle of the city. Staff were friendly and the rooms cosy for the price. Breakfast selection was slightly limited but still ok in comparison to the price point Overall i love the place and will be back for sure

        Reviewed December 14, 2016

        Dear Koh We were very pleased to receive your compliment. Above all, that you took the time to address positive words to our central location and good service. Please be our guest once again and benefit from amenities such as our mobile hotspots and free entry to Zurich Zoo. We send all the best from Zurich, Rina & the Team Alexander

        Responded August 04, 2019
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