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Helmhaus Swiss Quality Hotel

942 reviews
+41 44 266 95 95

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Child Care
Airport Shuttle

Choose the Hotel Helmhaus* for a Delightful Stay

Located in the Heart of Old Town Zurich

The boutique Hotel Helmhaus Zurich is situated perfectly in the heart of old town Zurich. Considered one of the oldest guesthouses in the area, the hotel has records going back to 1356 AD. It is located near the tramway, the River Limmat, and Lake Zurich. 

The hotel is located within walking distance to the Museum of Modern Art, the Zurich Cathedral, and the guild houses. Visit the beautiful and famous Zurich Zoo where you can view animals and explore the zoological gardens and greenhouse. Also nearby, you will find many eating establishments ranging from traditional restaurants to cafes that will satisfy all tastes. There are also many nearby shopping options for travelers on any budget. 

Start the day off right with the breakfast buffet that features Swiss products, eggs, meats, and seasonal fruits and vegetables. 
The hotel staff considers its guests the center of attention. Staff members can help you find great restaurants and shopping options in the neighborhood. In addition, they can help you get to your destinations or suggest hidden gems to visit around the city. 

Individually Furnished Rooms 

There are 24 individually designed and furnished rooms in the Hotel Helmhaus Zurich, all of which feature impressive amenities. All of the rooms are non-smoking and feature oak parquet flooring. You will rest comfortably on the Riposa Swiss-quality mattress. You will have your choice of pillows, including bamboo, Swiss stone pine, down, and millet. The rooms all have bathrooms that feature showers or tub/shower combos. 

Settle back in your room and enjoy the flat-screen television with satellite programming, which includes 40 international channels. Stay connected with loved ones or do some business by using the hotel's free high-speed Internet connection. Enjoy a beverage from the tea/coffee service or minibar. 

When staying at the Hotel Helmhaus, make sure to visit the collection of paintings created by Swiss artist Gisele Mengis.

The Bottom Line 

This is a quaint boutique hotel with impressive surroundings that are similar to the Hotel Plattenhof. Check out the available ZurichCard that provides lodging at the best Helmhaus Hotel rates, as well as access to public transportation, entry to more than 40 museums, a lake excursion, and more. If you want to enjoy a bit of history during your stay, the Hotel Helmhaus offers great options. 

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Schifflaende 30
Zurich, 8001
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User Highlights
"Everything was spotlessly clean" "We loved the clean fresh rooms"
97% said rooms were clean.
100% thought it was clean.
"Fantastic staff" "Front desk staff was excellent"
99% found the staff to be very friendly.
89% said the reception staff was great.
"To the perfection of the breakfast buffet" "Lovely buffet breakfast"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Location was perfect for" "Serene environment of our room"
City centre within easy reach, said 100%.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 70%.
"WIFI works fine" "Free wifi"
85% said the wifi quality was great.
"Style yet respectful" "Rooms in the historic building are tastefully decorated"
76% thought, the hotel was modern.
100% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"Evening snacks available" "Buffet included"
Yummy desserts, said 71%.
100% loved the menu selection.
Value for money
"Buffet included" "Good price"
100% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
"Superior double room with a sofa bed was spacious" "We loved the clean fresh rooms"
Only 58% said rooms were big enough.
77% said the beds were comfortable.
"Lift is quite small" "There's no lobby"
70% thought the building wasn't nice.
100% complained about the elevator.

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Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
Featuring an enviable Old Town location within walking distance of everything, this four-star place on a pedestrianised street has 24 rooms spread over five floors.
Michelin Guide
This carefully run hotel is in the city centre near the lake. It will impress with its cosy, good val ue and up-to-date furnishings. There is a friendly and modern breakfast room.
The Hotel Helmhaus is a upper-middle-range, family-run boutique hotel set on a cobbled square overlooking the River Limmat in Zurich's Old Town. While the guesthouse has its roots in the...
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Child Care
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Local Tax: CHF 2.50 per person, per night. This tax does not apply to children under 12 years of age.
  • Airport Shuttle Fee: CHF 32 per person (one-way)