Baur au Lac

Talstrasse 1, Old Town–City Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
City Centre

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  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19.5
  • Overall19
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Hotel Description

It doesn’t get much grander than a 19th-century palace hotel in Europe’s banking capital. Baur au Lac, a Zurich institution since 1844, played host to pretty much anyone who was anyone, from royalty and heads of state to artists and Alfred Nobel. It’s kept itself in fine shape, and its antique-strewn opulence is a chastening reminder that today’s design hotels might not age quite so gracefully.

That’s not to say time here has stood still. Today, following a massive renovation, there’s a rooftop fitness center with an extraordinary view of the lake, and the bedrooms come with business-traveling musts like wireless internet and technology butlers. The suites are bigger than ever, and all rooms come equipped with such high-tech necessities as flat-screen televisions and iPod docking stereos. But it hasn’t lost touch with its roots, and many of Baur au Lac’s greatest charms are timeless and low-tech: shoes are collected and shined while you sleep, and the hotel’s private garage will not just store your vehicle but clean it, refuel it, even fix it if need be.

This is the kind of hotel that becomes a hub for its city’s social life. The Michelin-starred Pavilion restaurant has seen a thorough redesign at the hands of Pierre-Yves Rochon, and many a deal has no doubt been made over tea, aperitifs or Baur au Lac’s private-label chocolate in Rive Gauche; meanwhile the Terrasse, serving drinks with a view of Lake Zurich and the Alps, reminds you why you came to Switzerland in the first place.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 120 Rooms
  • Style: Traditional Elegance
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed (charges apply). Baby cots / extra beds are available upon request at an additional cost of CHF 120.00 per person per night. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance.

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Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

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2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Deluxe River Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1184 ft²/110 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • kitchenette
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • working desk
  • Single Room

    • Fits 1 person
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard or city.

    This room includes:

    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • safe
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Double Room - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard or city.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • stand up shower
  • Junior Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
    Amenities

    Views: courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • Canal Views
    • CD player
    • central heating
    • DVD player
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • City Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 645 ft²/60 m².
    Amenities

    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Junior Suite - 1 King Bed

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 646 ft²/60 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • central air conditioning
    • complimentary minibar
    • DVD player
    • Lakeside Room
    • laptop safe
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
  • River Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 699 ft²/65 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • Canal View.
    • CD player
    • DVD player
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • on demand movies
    • phones
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Suite Lakeside

    • Fits 3 people
    • 753 ft²/70 m².
    Amenities

    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • walk-in closet
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Corner Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 968 ft²/90 m².
    Amenities

    Views: park.

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • complimentary minibar
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • Bar
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are allowed (charges apply). Baby cots / extra beds are available upon request at an additional cost of CHF 120.00 per person per night. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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