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Central Plaza Hotel

2,827 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
"Excellent position" "Great food nearby"
99% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
98% liked the proximity to shopping.
Bar and Beverages
"Entertaining piano bar" "Nearby bar restaurant"
"Welcoming staff" "Superb service"
94% found the staff to be very friendly.
77% said the reception staff was great.
"Contemporary decor" "Kind throughout our stay"
53% criticized the unstylish hotel.
92% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
"A/C unit didn't work" "Electricity didnt work properly"
69% said rooms were small.
84% said the beds were comfortable.
"Contemporary decor" "Older building"
55% thought the building was acceptable.
53% considered the lobby entrance to be so-so.
"Breafast fair" "Good brunch"
76% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Excellent connectivity" "Free wi fi"
56% said the wifi quality was bad.
100% thought it was a great value.
Value for money
"Expensive taxis" "Overpriced accommodations"
76% said the breakfast was too expensive.
The price was ok for 69%.
"A/C unit didn't work" "No air conditioner"
69% said rooms were small.
84% said the beds were comfortable.
Wellness Area
"Gym very small"
For only 63%, the fitness area was satisfactory.

Good to know...

Train station is close
Rooms could be larger
Could be quieter
Comfortable beds
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. Today the hotel draws a young and less sinister crowd, thanks to its prime location on...
The three-and-a-half-pearl Central Plaza Hotel occupies a prime location in the heart of Zurich, right along the Limmat River, near dining, nightlife, and public transportation. It can...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
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: between CHF 22 and CHF 26 for adults, CHF 11 and CHF 13 for children (approximately)
Some smoking-allowed rooms
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible