Design Hotel Plattenhof

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love This Hotel

  • 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


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.

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  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 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)
  • Business center

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)


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 12pm.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available. No cribs (infant beds) available

Pets: Pets allowed

Cancellation: 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:


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

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CHF 21 for adults and CHF 21 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CHF 50 per person
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CHF 25.00 (up to 6 years old)
  • Self parking fee: CHF 20.00 per day
  • Nearby parking fee: CHF 20 per night
  • Pet fee: CHF 30 per pet, per night

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

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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