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Exceptional location - Inside city center
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Old Town 290 m
Hauptbahnhof 460 m
Grossmünster Church 460 m
Lindenhofplatz 510 m
Bahnhofstrasse 520 m
Landesmuseum 570 m
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) 580 m
Fraumunster Church 580 m
Zoo Zurich 2.55 km
Uetliberg Mountain 4.84 km
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Quanta 60 m
Zentralbibliothek 100 m
Limmatquai 110 m
Barfüsser 120 m
Predigerkirche 140 m
Circle the Sustainable Shop 140 m
Swiss Craft Center 170 m
Heimatwerk 170 m
Marktlucke GmbH 180 m
Schipfe 180 m
Hotel Alexander

"Nice place, close to HB ~15 min walk."

Mikhail - September 30, 2018

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Hotel Alexander

Niederdorfstrasse 40, 1. Rathaus-Hochschulen-Lindenhof-City, Zurich, Switzerland, CH 8001 - See map
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Exceptional cleanliness
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8.9 rating for service
Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 82% of guests
Very good facilities on premise
7.9 facilities on premise

It was easy to get to from the airport as we just took the train and only had to walk 7 minutes from there.

Dominique | December 3, 2019

I can't say enough how much we enjoyed our stay, all the staff were wonderful

Diane | November 29, 2019

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

Dominique | December 3, 2019

The Hotel has an excellent location in OLD TOWN.

Roland | March 21, 2020

The best part of the hotel was the location.

Dominique | December 3, 2019

We were so happy with our 2 night stay.

Diane | November 29, 2019

  • 460 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

7.9
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed
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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
  • 2 single beds
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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  • City view
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed & 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
            Location

            "Pro: Close to station, and shops."

            tri

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            January 8, 2019

          • 9.2
            Exceptional
            Location

            "Room was right in the heart of old town and very convenient any time of the day to walk in and walk out due to its proximity."

            Arvind

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            October 6, 2019

          • 9.6
            Exceptional
            Breakfast

            "The breakfast was excellent."

            Roland

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            March 21, 2020

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          8.7
          Excellent
          966 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.0
          Facilities
          7.9
          Location
          9.1
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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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          12 mentions
          Internet
          3 mentions
          Food & Dining
          2 mentions

          What they offer

          9.2
          Exceptional
          Bathroom

          "Neat and clean room and toilets."

          Arvind

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          October 6, 2019

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          Reviews of Hotel Alexander from real guests

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          8.7
          Excellent
          From 966 reviews
          9.4Location
          9.2Service
          8.9Cleanliness
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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
          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
          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
          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
          8.4
          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
          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
          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
          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
          9.2
          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
          Hotel Alexander
          8.7
          Excellent
          Vicky from Australia
          Group
          Stayed 1 night in November 2010

          Great location”

          clean
          the lift is abit small

          good location of the hotel, clean and nice. the staff was very nice, easy to communicate. close to the old town of Zurich, easy to take a walk around the town. recommanded.

          Reviewed November 12, 2010
          7.7
          Very good
          Kevin from Hong Kong
          Family with teens
          Business Room
          Stayed 1 night in September 2013

          Contemporary clean city hotel”

          Very good location, newly refurbished, clean

          The hotel is perfectly located in the old town of Zurich, and is within walking distance to the new town, shopping areas, train station, and the pier. Even though it is located in a fairly busy street, windows are double glazed so we didn't get disturbed by the noise. Although breakfast lacks variety, the quality was good. The staff, although helpful, did not seem very friendly. Having said that, it is value for money for its location and its contemporary interior design in the rooms.

          Reviewed October 07, 2013
          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
          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
          8.3
          Excellent
          praditya from Indonesia
          Family with young children
          Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2014

          a family of 8, incl 2 toddlers”

          location, hospitality, room

          We (a family of 8, incl 2 toddlers) stayed for 2 nights then off to other parts of Europe then back for another night, during which the hotel nicely upgraded all our 3 rooms. Location was perfectly in the city center and within walking distance to interesting places. The staffs were all helpful and resourceful. The only downside is that if you come by taxi, you need to drag the luggages across the street due to its one-way street condition. Overall everything was great, we just had a bit of unpleasant experience when the receptionist forbid my wife to bring in outside food (she was carrying some sandwiches meant to be consumed in the room). I dont know whether this is really the rule or the receptionist was just having a bad day

          Reviewed October 31, 2014
          9.6
          Exceptional
          yewon from South Korea
          Solo traveler
          Business Room
          Stayed 1 night in October 2019

          Nice stay”

          You get what you paid for. Of course this is not 5 star hotel. Don’t expect such things from here. Room is small. But Staffs are nice and room is clean. Complimentary breakfast is very small selection of food but you get enough. If you think of the price of the things in general in Switzerland, I think it’s great.

          Reviewed October 11, 2019
          9.6
          Exceptional
          Adrian from United Kingdom
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 2 nights in August 2019

          Excellent Hotel”

          Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Rooms are good sized, air conditioned and very clean. Very good breakfast and walking distance to numerous restaurants and bars. They provide a hotspot Wifi gadget to take around the city, which is such a great idea.

          Reviewed August 31, 2019

          Dear Adrian We thank you very much for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at the Hotel Alexander. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff. I am pleased to share your positive feedback with all our team members and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you back with us again for another stay with us at our beautiful city Zürich. Best regards Domeni Gloor & Team Alexander

          Responded September 03, 2019
          Hotel Alexander
          10.0
          Exceptional
          KUNAL from India
          Couple
          Double Room
          Stayed 1 night in December 2015

          Great location, free breakfast, close to Zürich HB”

          Close to Zürich HB, superb variety for breakfast, great location

          Had an awesomely great time. Just super close to macdonadls and other cafes. Very close to Zürich HB, where you come from Paris via TGV Lyria or change for Swiss trains. About 1 minute walk to macdonadls caffe or burger shop. Night clubs arr nearby. Great location to walk by the lake Zürich.

          Reviewed December 31, 2015
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