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Costa Mesa, California
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Gasthof zur Sonne for 5 nights while on buisness in Stafa. It is a very cosy and quite hotel right on lake Zurich with one of the best restaurants in the village. I would highly recommend it if you find yourself visiting Stafa. Many of staff speak English perfectly and my stay included a well appointed breakfast...

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Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful hotel. It's right across from the water, across from the ferry, 3 minutes from the train station-20 min to Zurich. Clean, comfortable, and convenient. The owners are extremely cordial as well as the staff, seeing to your wishes. Great buffet breakfasts! I would stay here forever if I could! Wonderful place!!! Worth your time and money!

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Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Gasthof zur Sonne is a nice looking historical building. So don't be surprised carrying your luggage up to 2nd or 3rd floor. My room 208 was ok, nothing great, but with all you need for a one night stop over. Staff was friendly and helpful. The Gasthof has no dedicated parking space but you can use the public parking opposite...

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 7 July 2016

My wife and I made a day-of decision to stay here on our way to Zurich after a driving trip through Switzerland, Italy, and Germany rather than stay near the airport. So glad we did! Our room was spacious, comfortable, and right across the street from the lake. Fantastic view of the lake from our window. Despite being a very...

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely small independent hotel with amazing views across the lake and lovely bedrooms. My only criticism is that the pillows are insanely squishy, but I suppose I could've asked for another so no major gripe here. Hotels are in limited supply in Stafa and this one is definitely worth a visit.

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Thank Alison R
Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Visited alone on business. Hotel is small and quite basic. Minimal facilities in the room, but clean. Restaurant serves some very good meals, although the menu is quite limited. Staff were helpful and spoke good English which was very helpful. Lovely views across the lake. Conveniently close to train line to Zurich, which runs like clockwork.

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Urbana, Illinois
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Business travel has brought me to the Zurich area several times per year for the last 10 years and my preference for the hotel stay has always been the Sonne in Staefa. The hotel is conveniently located just a few blocks from the train station in Staefa, making it very easy to travel into Zurich. The Sonne is situated right...

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1Thank Michael K
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Beware: in winter the smoke rises from the basement bar into the rooms. In summer, the lakeside location and views are a total winner. Room servicing is a bit sloppy. Restaurant is absolutely excellent, and there is a Turkish restaurant nearby which is open on Sunday - everything else except the shops in Zurich station are shut.

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Cäsar M, Geschäftsführer at Gasthof zur Sonne, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We rebuilt the bar in the basement and since October 2014 our entire house is now smoke free.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Small boutique hotel in a 500 year old heritage house opposite the harbor of Staefa at Lake Zurich in a lively environment. All rooms were recently renovated with private bathrooms. Breakfast and WiFi are included in the room rate. The hotel also offers a gourmet restaurant and a local wine bistro in the cellar. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gasthof zur Sonne

Address: Seestrasse 37, Stafa 8712, Switzerland
Region: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Stafa
Price Range: $256 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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