Hotel Helmhaus
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Hotel Helmhaus

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4.5
#3 of 141 hotels in Zurich
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
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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
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Wifi
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, German, Hungarian and 1 more

Location

Schifflände 30, Zurich 8001 Switzerland
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Grade: 100 out of 100
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Zurich Airport
10.2 km
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Altenrhein Airport
78.1 km
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Zurich Central Station
13 min
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Mark T wrote a review Jan 2020
Dunfermline, United Kingdom286 contributions138 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed here in December on a weekend break to Zurich, we were not disappointed. It's a gorgeous smallish hotel located on a side street more or less on the river and close to all attractions, shops and restaurants. It is about a ten-minute walk from the Railway Station and the main shopping street. We were warmly welcomed by Maggie who gave us maps and lots of advice on the city. The room we had was spacious and spotlessly clean with a gorgeous bathroom. Breakfast was served in a cosy little dining room and there was a great choice of both hot and cold foods. Gluten-free options were available. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and we had a brilliant stay. I would HIGHLY recommend.
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Helmhaus, Manager at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 15 Jan 2020
Grüezi JEAN T Thank you very much for having been our guests and for taking the time to share your thoughts about your stay. It is a great delight to read that you had a "brilliant stay" at Hotel Helmhaus and such a comfortable time here in Zurich. Your special compliments have been duly shared with our colleague Magie. Thank you for recommending us, and we wish you all the best! Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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Mamma G wrote a review July 2022
Baltimore, Maryland93 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 July 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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Emilia wrote a review Jan 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is located right in the old town of Zurich and everything is within walking distance. The hotel is super cozy and clean. The best thing about Hotel Helmhaus is the staff: they are so friendly and the service you get is very personal. Wouldn't change a thing!
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Helmhaus, Manager at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 21 Jan 2020
Grüezi emiliajaa It has been a great pleasure to welcoming you at Hotel Helmhaus. How nice to see that you felt so comfortably lodged and taken care of by our team members. We hope you had a safe trip back to Finland, please give our regards to your colleagues as well, and we wish you all the best! Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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Dana N wrote a review Aug 2021
Marbella, Spain3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location of the hotel is very convenient, its a walking distance to most landmarks in Zurich and only a 10-15 min walk to the main station.

The rooms are very clean and spacious enough, nothing to complain about.
The reception were always attentive and helpful, especially Meggie! She was delightful and gave us useful advice as young travellers for our future trips.

Prices are good, especially considering it is in the Zurich center. Definitely recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Esther Portmann, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 14 Aug 2021
Grüezi danaaln Thank you very much for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted to see that you had such a comfortable stay with us and felt being very well hosted. Your special compliment about our colleague Magie has been shared with her. Thank you for recommending us, and we wish you all the best! Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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Melina Ardjmand wrote a review Jan 2022
22 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Helmhaus was the first hotel we stayed at during our trip to Switzerland and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. We arrived in the evening after a long flight and the check in process was quick and easy. The gentleman who checked us in was kind and made us feel welcome. The hotel is centrally located, the main attractions and train station can easily be reached by foot. There is no doubt that we picked the right hotel for our stay in Zurich and I would easily recommend it to anyone and everyone.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Esther Portmann, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 22 Jan 2022
Grüezi melinaardjmand We very much appreciate the time you have taken to share such a wonderful review with other travellers and us. It is nice to see that we could give a very nice first impression of Switzerland, and your special compliment about our colleague upon your arrival has been duly forwarded. Thank you for recommening our hotel to other travellers, and we wish you all the best! Your Boutique Helmhaus Management Team.
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venicerules wrote a review Aug 2023
New York50 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked our 2 night stay at Helmhaus 5 months prior to arriving for a rate of $487 per night.
We were greeted by very friendly and professional staff. They offered to help us with our luggage and explained everything about our stay, the room and surrounding area.
The room (#42) was small but very well appointed. We all had twin beds, but my husband’s and mine were pushed together, while our daughter’s was up against the wall.
The closet space and space in the bathroom were impressive, especially considering the small size of the city hotel, which is located in a very convenient area to restaurants, shops, the train station and museums.
There is a wall of windows which let in good amount of light.
The shower drain didn’t work very well. It was also a little tricky to get the water at a comfortable temperature. It was very hot at the midpoint.
The complimentary breakfast was excellent as were the staff there. Delicious offerings of eggs, meats, yogurt, cheeses, granola, breads and pastries. There was also the ability to easily get coffee or tea 24/7
One main complaint, the air conditioning did not work. We suspected it was because the hotel is so old..1356! Also, we happen to be staying in the summer, so I assume during any other time of year the temperature inside is not a problem. But the nights were sticky and uncomfortable. They may want to consider offering standing fans.
I would stay here again and recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: August 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: If you go in the summer, bring a fan.
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DenverDweller wrote a review Oct 2023
Denver, Colorado61 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Helmhaus is a great hotel which is very well-run. My husband and I loved this small hotel with its beautiful and stylish rooms. Even though it was quite warm in Zurich, the air conditioning was excellent and our room was a quiet and cool refuge from the noise of the city. The service standard of the hotel is very high, with the owner being actively involved in the operations of the hotel and a staff of employees all eager to help the people staying in the hotel with whatever is needed, ranging from directions to the attractions of Zurich to recommending restaurants. The breakfast was outstanding with fresh fruits, cereals, breads, meats and cheeses along with delicious coffee. We had a great time there and were sorry to leave! Hotel Helmhaus is an example of what a hotel should be!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Rezeption Helmhaus, Gästeservice/Empfang at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 9 Dec 2023
Dear DenverDweller Thank you very much for this wonderful review that we will share with our team. Warm regards Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Team
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Marsha from MD wrote a review Jan 2024
22 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The staff is extraordinarily friendly and helpful, and the hotel is located within walking distance of both the central train station and the opera house. Paul Koch at the front desk, and Chris in the breakfast room were particularly delightful. Breakfast is a copious buffet, and a coffee machine works 24/7. The beds are very comfortable. The only reason for the four stars instead of five is that the rooms are on the small size, the towels are too thin for a hotel of this stature, and the shower water sometimes turns cold.
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Date of stay: December 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Esther Portmann, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 23 Feb 2024
Dear Marsha Guide Thank you very much for your review. It sounds like you had a mostly positive experience at the hotel, with standout service from the staff and convenient amenities. It's great to hear that our team members made your stay enjoyable. The issues with room size, towels, and shower temperature are noted and could be areas for improvement for the hotel. Thank you for sharing your feedback and we hope you consider staying at this hotel again in the future. Kind regards Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Team
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Zoë R wrote a review Sept 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A well placed small hotel in the centre of Zurich with charm. The rooms are bright and airy and clean and modernly furnished with taste (Although the ceilings are low). Some rooms have a lake view. The staff are kind, friendly and courteous. Breakfast was freshly prepared to order and the hotel is good at respecting COVID distancing and hygiene. I cannot fault this hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Esther Portmann, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 12 Sept 2021
Grüezi zo_r408 We very much appreciate your valuation of our efforts in regards to quality, comfort and saftey, especially during the current Covid times. Despite all the current requirements and regulations we try our best to make our guests' stays at our 700 years old historically protected house as comfortable and relaxing as possible. We wish you all the best, and stay safe! Your Helmhaus Management Team.
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Lori wrote a review Mar 2022
Cincinnati, Ohio1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely boutique hotel in a perfect location! This site has been a hotel for 700 YEARS! This added to my enjoyment of this super clean and comfortable hotel in the heart of all you want to see in Zurich. Just a short walk from the iconic Grossmunster Church and Lake Zurich. The wonderful staff welcomed us and let us check in quite early. Note: the elevator is VERY small--we could not both fit in with our luggage, but a luxury to have an elevator at all in such a historic building. Mario at the front desk was the highest example of hospitality and called us by name our entire stay. Currently the front desk is only staffed 8-8, however there is a keypad for entry and someone available by phone 24/7. We had to check out VERY early for our flight home, but the staff made sure there way a taxi waiting for us at 5:30 am. Definitely would stay here again when in Zurich.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Esther Portmann, Geschäftsführer at Hotel Helmhaus
Responded 2 Apr 2022
Grüezi Momof4LovesTravel We hope you had a safe trip to your next destination. We appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts about your stay with other travellers and us. There is nothing more to say than a big Thank You for sharing such a lovely feedback which has been forwarded to all our team members. You special compliment towards you colleague Mario has been duly shared with him. We wish you and your family all the best and look forward to be your host again during your next time in Zurich! Kind regards, The Helmhaus Management Team.
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Answer from Seaside67019457738
Dear FiyazIsmath Our breakfast is CHF 22.00 per adult and CHF 15.00 per child. Kind regards Boutique Hotel Helmhaus Team
Answer from Helmhaus
Zurich, Switzerland
Dear guest The Boutique Family Room has two bathrooms with toilets. Kind regards.
Gaurav R asked a question Jan 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
Do you have a gym
Answer from Helmhaus
Zurich, Switzerland
Dear guest. No, our hotel is too small to have its own gym. Therefore, we could recommend two gyms which are within 3-5 minutes walking distance from our hotel. KInd regards, your Helmhaus Team.
Yankeeinexile asked a question Mar 2019
Columbia, South Carolina107 contributions57 helpful votes
Do you have air conditioning? Thank you.
Answer from Helmhaus
Zurich, Switzerland
Dear guest. Thank you for your question. Yes, all our rooms are equipped with individual adjustable air conditions. Kind regards, Your Helmhaus Team.
Answer from traveldadFrankfurt
Frankfurt3 contributions4 helpful votes
Sorry, never used baby sitting services at this property.
guyute999 wrote a tip Mar 2024
USA49 contributions39 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Breakfast is totally worth it! "
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Rob E wrote a tip Nov 2023
Northern California44 contributions28 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The hotel is right on the tram line, a block or so from the train station. The restaurant across the street/alley is good for a quick meal. "
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venicerules wrote a tip Aug 2023
New York50 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you go in the summer, bring a fan."
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Daddigee wrote a tip June 2023
Naperville, Illinois96 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Buy your tram passes at the desk rather than at tram stop. It is a lot more convenient."
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Lupitablanca wrote a tip June 2023
New Mexico116 contributions40 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Best not to have a rental car while visiting Zurich if possible…parking garage is not near and charges approximately $50 a day."
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PRICE RANGE
AU$531 - AU$692 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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), Kunsthaus Zürich (0.3 km), and Confiserie Sprüngli (0.3 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, Zunfthaus zur Waag, and Restaurant KINDLI.
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, Italian, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Helmhaus?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Liebfrauenkirche (1.2 km), Platzspitz (1.3 km), and Zunfthaus zur Meisen (0.2 km).
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