Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac
Why We Love This Hotel
- Great views of Lake Zurich from the restaurant & many of the rooms
- Close to the city's main attractions -- just 15 minutes' walk from the Old Town
- Fine-dining restaurant offers classic Swiss & modern European dishes
- Stylish, Art-Deco-inspired rooms
With gorgeous lake views, Art Deco-inspired rooms and easy access to central Zurich, the 4-star Steigenberger Bellerive au Lac offers a traditional stay with a stylish twist.
Central Zurich is fairly compact, and many of the city's attractions are within easy reach of the hotel. The Opera House is just five minutes' walk away, and you're just 15 minutes from the heart of the Old Town. The city's staid image -- banks, clocks and picture-postcard churches -- isn't entirely undeserved, but it's also home to cafés, bars, and dozens of art galleries and museums. Hot and bothered from exploring? In summer, the public swimming area across the road from the hotel is perfect for a dip in the lake.
The hotel's restaurant is worth visiting for its gorgeous views of the lake as much as for the classic Swiss and modern European fare on offer. Look for dishes such as smoked fish (fresh from Lake Zurich) on beetroot broth, or pan-fried duck liver with brioche. Cocktails are served in the Art Deco-themed bar, and if you're feeling healthy rather than hedonistic, there's a small gym, a sauna and a steam room.
The 51 rooms and suites are stylishly decorated, offering contemporary comfort but with an eye to 1920s and 1930s design. All rooms offer robes and slippers, flatscreen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Many rooms have lake views, while junior suites offer more space and a free welcome treatment, or upgrade to the Grand Suite for a separate dining area and a private sauna.