Travel Guide: Zurich’s Hotel Glockenhof

Our room at the Hotel Glockenhof

In early February, we did a whirlwind 24-hour tour of Zurich. Optimizing our time in the city was essential if we wanted to tackle everything on our ambitious itinerary, so staying in a central part of town was very important to us. With this in mind, we decided to stay at Hotel Glockenhof, a four-star hotel that was walking distance to nearly everything we did while in Zurich. (See our travel guide to Zurich here)

The hotel’s location couldn’t be beat. We were able to walk to Lake Zurich and the ZSG cruise boats within 10 minutes. It was about a 15-minute walk to Old Zurich and Grossmunster Church, and Bahnhofstrasse was just five minutes away. This made navigating Zurich incredibly easy and meant that we only took a taxi once during our stay.

We received an early check in as we had taken a redeye overnight from NYC, so this made the rest of our day run much smoother. We were able to go to our room and unpack, shower and get ready for a day of sightseeing right away.

The concierge and staff at Glockenhof were extremely helpful. We showed them our itinerary, and they mapped out a plan to help us tackle it in an efficient way, which was much appreciated.

Our room was spacious. I loved the standalone tub in the bathroom, which also had a separate shower. We also made great used of the coffee machine in the room, which greatly helped with our jet lag. The room was spotless and modern, and had really cute design features throughout.

There is a beautiful garden restaurant at the hotel, which is a great place to unwind over some Swiss cuisine or a glass of wine.

We had a very early train the next morning to Zermatt, so we weren’t able to have the breakfast that was included in our room. But, the staff of the hotel was nice enough to prepare us both breakfast boxes to go, filled with fruit, sandwiches, Swiss chocolate, water and juice.

The location, staff and value of the hotel were truly extraordinary, and I would recommend it as a great home base for your trips to Zurich.

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