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"Cool without being pretentious" -- Lonely Planet

Design Hotel Plattenhof

Zurich, Switzerland
  • A sleek, modern design hotel in Zurich's university district
  • Great public transport links & an easy 15-minute walk to the city centre
  • An on-site restaurant offering classic Italian food & contemporary art on the walls
  • Low futon-style beds come highly recommended by guests
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Plattenstrasse 26
Zurich, 8032
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A small design hotel in Zurich's university district, the Hotel Plattenhof is proof of the city's younger, cooler side, but sticks to tradition when it comes to comfortable beds, a decent restaurant and easy access to the main attractions.

This is Switzerland so, yes, Zurich is clean, efficiently run and dotted with pretty churches, but it's far from dull. It's filled with shops, cafés and dozens of art galleries and museums -- from fine arts at the Kunsthaus to the Museum für Gestaltung (design) and the Beyer (a museum of that most Swiss of occupations, timekeeping). The hotel is around 15 minutes' walk from the city centre, so it's quiet without being remote. Cross the river to explore the Old Town, or (in summer, anyway) head to the lake to cool off at the public swimming areas.

Heading back to the hotel to eat? The restaurant, Sento, is open Monday-Friday for lunch and dinner, and offers Italian classics such as tomato and mozzarella salad, truffle ravioli and veal escalope with marsala -- plus ever-changing art exhibitions on the walls. In summer, you can eat al fresco on the garden terrace. For cocktails or coffee, there's also a bar-lounge area.

Rooms feature sleek, modern design and low futon-style beds -- guests rate these as comfortable, although they may not suit everyone. All 37 rooms offer free Wi-Fi, slippers, robes and hairdryers -- upgrade for rooms with a little extra space.

From the press:
  • "Cool without being pretentious" -- Lonely Planet


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly


  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Safe
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 3pm


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    National Rating
    Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Switzerland. This property is rated 3 stars.


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Airport shuttle fee: CHF 40 per person
    • Airport shuttle fee per child: CHF 25.00 (from 0 to 6 years old)
    • Self parking fee: CHF 20.00 per day
    • Pet fee: CHF 30 per pet, per night
    • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    Mandatory Fees and Taxes

    You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the hotel:

    • A tax is imposed by the city: CHF 2.50 per person, per night
    • Resort fee: CHF 2.50 per person, per night

    We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Getting there

Zurich Airport is 20 minutes away by taxi (cost around CHF50), or you can take the number 10 tram (around CHF7) from the airport to ETH/Universitätsspital, a 10-minute walk from the hotel -- the whole journey should take around 40 minutes. Zurich's main train station is a 7-minute taxi ride or a 15-minute trip on the number 6 bus -- get off at Platte and walk around the corner to find the hotel. If you're planning to drive, the hotel has 10 parking spaces at a nearby parking garage -- these need to be pre-booked and will cost around CHF20 per night.


  • Plattenstrasse 26
  • Zurich, 8032
  • Switzerland

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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