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Central Plaza Hotel

2,848 reviews
+41 44 256 56 56

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center
Child Care

Stay in the Heart of Zurich at Central Plaza Hotel 

Historic Traditional and Regal Dining

Central Plaza Hotel is an independent four-star hotel right in the heart of Zurich on the River Limmat, only a few minutes’ walk from the central railway station. This historic hotel first opened its doors in 1883, and keeps its traditional stature to this day. Dine like a king on grilled specialties and carefully selected wines in the royal ambiance of the cellar restaurant, King’s Cave Restaurant. The regal decor of heavy golden curtains and blue velvet chairs with art and ornaments gives a truly royal ambiance, while twinkling chandeliers, mirrors, and an ornate fireplace add a touch of romance. Wake up to a delicious buffet breakfast served in the hotel café.

Get a Room Overlooking the River Limmat

This 19th century boutique hotel features Art Deco interiors with designer touches. Each room is partially air-conditioned with a minibar and a Nespresso coffee machine. There is a TV with satellite and free Wi-Fi in every room. The windows have excellent soundproofing, so noise is never an issue. Ask for a river view room for stunning views over the River Limmat and the Old Town. Some rooms are small, but all are well-kept. Corner suites have great views and plenty of space. There are fitness facilities on the first floor, with the latest equipment. 

Walk to Attractions

For Zurich, this hotel is as central as it gets. If you’re visiting for leisure, you’ll be walking distance to all the main tourist spots. Easily walk to Bahnhofstrasse, the most famous shopping street in Switzerland, or the charming Old Town to peruse the boutiques, restaurants, and bars while gazing at the stunning medieval and renaissance architectural masterpieces. Stroll to the shores of Lake Zurich, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Take a swim, rent a bike, or hike the path around the lake for an active afternoon. 

There is also plenty of culture to absorb in the city centre. Visit the Museum of Modern Art to see collections from the middle ages to present, with pieces from famed artists such as Van Gogh, Rodin, and Monet, as well as notable Swiss artists. Catch an event at the nearby Opera House or Zurich Playhouse for an evening of the arts. 

The Bottom Line

The unbeatable location, superior amenities, and highly motivated staff make the Central Plaza Hotel an excellent choice for leisure or business travellers.


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Central 1
Zurich, 8001
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
Bar and Beverages
"Great staff in the bar" "Lovely bar"
Delicious alcoholic drinks, according to 100%.
"Superb location" "Fabulous location"
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 58%.
"Staff well informed" "Helpful and accommodating front desk staff"
90% found the staff to be very friendly.
67% said the reception staff was ok.
"Clean rooms" "Clean bathroom"
74% said rooms were clean.
76% thought it was clean.
"Free wi fi" "Free WiFi"
67% thought the wifi quality was ok.
100% thought it was a great value.
"Modern interior" "Best facilities"
58% thought the building was acceptable.
93% thought the facilities needed updating.
"Elegant bedding" "Lovely old building"
75% criticized the unstylish hotel.
83% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"A/c unit didn't work" "Paper thin walls"
77% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 65%.
"Did not have breakfast" "No breakfast"
81% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Value for money
"Expensive hotel parking" "Not worth the money"
81% said the breakfast was too expensive.
100% thought it was a great value.
"A/c unit didn't work" "Paper thin walls"
77% said rooms were small.
Beds were acceptable for 65%.
Wellness Area
"Gym very small" "Gym was small"
90% didn't like the fitness area.

Good to know...

Train station is close
Rooms could be larger
Could be quieter
Clean rooms
Expert Reviews
Michelin Guide
This 1883 hotel with its classic fac;ade and spacious lobby is located opposite the railway station and beside the Limmat.
During the Cold War, the piano bar of the Central Plaza was a notorious meeting place for spies....
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
From 2:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Tourism Fee: CHF 2.5 per person, per night
  • Local Tax: CHF 2.50 per person, per night
  • Parking Fee: CHF 35 per day
  • Breakfast Fee: CHF 26 for adults and CHF 13 for children (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible