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This was my second time in Zurich and am glad I chose to stay here for 3 nights. It is set one block back from the park and lake plus is only 4 blocks from the bottom of the Bahnhofstrasse - only a 10 minute walk away. Super quiet location with quiet streets around it. The hotel itself is small and I rarely saw another guest - except at breakfast (which was included in my tariff). The level of service is high and the staff are all very professional - they all remembered my name and after just one morning knew which coffee to bring me for breakfast! The breakfast was good - whatever egg dish you wanted to be cooked for you plus a vast array of other selections on offer. I also ate dinner one night in the hotel - not cheap but the quality was good With dinner I ordered a glass of red (the Blauburgunden Pinot Noir) and without hesitation they opened a fresh bottle of it and poured a very generous sized glass right in front of me - a sign of good hospitality! They upgraded me to a suite - which was vast! All of it was very comfortably furnished and the bathroom was huge - plus a full second guest WC adjacent to the living room, The only small gripe was that the central heating in the bedroom gave off a lot of heat. I am not sure if they could turn it down as the warm pipes tend to run through the whole building and often cannot be isolated. I slept with the windows open which made it more comfortable - as you only have a quilt to sleep under. Zurich is a very walkable city - the lake is very close by and it is worth the short walk to the Kunstmuseum - the main gallery in Zurich. Be warned - Zurich is a very expensive city - taxis, a coffee in the street... everything! But the Swiss are generous and you will always get a good serving at a restaurant or cafe. A couple of good places to eat at: - the Sprungli cafe toward the bottom of the Bahnhofstrasse - grab one of the outside tables, order a coffee and choose one of the yum cakes or pastries to snack on and watch the locals stroll by, I did this on a cold winter morning with the sun on me and it was a treat. - Santa Lucia Italian Restaurant - just adjacent to the Hermes store and Just off the Bahnhofstrasse. Not cheap but really good food and excellent service - prob the best place I ate at in Zurich, Several years ago I stayed nearby at the Baur Au Lac - regarded by many as the best hotel in Zurich. You cannot beat the location and garden of the Baur Au Lac - but I actually found the level of service at The Alden to be superior. The Alden is a real little gem and sets a high standard. I got a good deal (through Qantas Holidays) and feel that I got good very value for money with The Alden - not something you can usually say about anything in Zurich! I would definitely stay here again.
"Sophisticated elegance, warmth and privacy"
My husband and I only stayed 1 night, but it was perfect. Remarkably spacious, well-appointed and sophisticated room (#3B). The gracious welcome to the suite included 3 luxemburgerli, 2 apples, 2 Incan berries, a spray of red currant, Toblerone, peanuts, potato chips, and plenty of complimentary water and Nespresso coffee. The understated service was outstanding. Located on a peaceful side street within easy walking distance of main sites. I am already dreaming of a return trip to show my children. Truly one of my favorite hotels in the world.
"Excellent Hotel, Nice Location"
The staff is very welcoming and helpful. We stayed in a suite facing the rear courtyard and were pleased with the cleanliness and comfort. The hotel is in a quieter area near the lake, but easy walk to the old town area. Near the Enge train station (5 miniute walk), 20 minutes from the airport. The breakfast buffet was excellent, made to order egg dishes, etc. We did not have dinner here but the restaurant looked first class.
"Special Birthday Celebration Weekend"
Luxury boutique experience within walking distance of Zurich old town and Lake Zurich. From the moment we checked in we felt special and valued. Our Suite was spacious and beautiful with everything we needed including free drinks(except alcohol) and snacks. Loved the L'Occitaine amenities and purple themed decor throughout the hotel. Although there were other guests in the hotel we felt like we were the only guests. There are no long hallways to access your room, rather private access to the front door. The staff were super friendly and encouraged us to ask for whatever we needed. A great experience.
"Staying with 'old friend' "
If you are looking for a quite, private & unique place to stay in Zurich, one of 22 extremely private, luxurious and spacious suites in this small exclusive 5 star Boutique Hotel is the right answer. Close to lake Zurich. The rooms size are above average, very comfortable bed, and beautiful bathroom;) Breakfast was reasonably good. The name ‘ALDEN’ is derived from the old English word ‘Aldwyn’, which roughly means ‘old friend’. It was a good experience staying with 'old friend' ;)
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Check-in: 3:00 PM , Check-out: 12:00 PM