A grand Victorian hotel, directly opposite the train station, this could not be more convenient for modern rail travellers. It has stood since 1876- though dramatically modernised since then, it’s retained its Art Nouveau features and lofty rooms. The décor is all corporate elegance, the rooms remarkably quiet considering the location.
But the real charm of this venerable old place is the extra touches- fresh fruit and coffee in the corridors, a welcome drink, free postage for your postcards, and Swiss chocolates left for you after turn-down. There’s also a restaurant, café and bar, butler service, and valet parking. The hotel is situated right by the river, a stone’s skip from the lake, and a not even a shopping bag’s swing from the glittering shops of Banhofstrasse.
Take advantage of the free Schweizerhof Pick-Up Service at the train station, their Porter will pick you up, along with your luggage, directly from the platform and accompany you to the hotel.