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Hotel St Gotthard - Luxury holidays to Zurich

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  • About this holiday

    The four star Hotel St Gotthard on the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich is a hotel glamourous enough to match its prestigious location. Comfortable, stylish rooms provide the perfect base from which to venture out into Zurich’s Old Town, to the Opera, to the lakeside, or to the designer shops just around the corner. We would highly recommend the Hotel St Gotthard as a luxury four star option in Zurich as part of a rail touring holiday around Switzerland.

    The journey and how you get there


    Included in your holiday

    Holiday prices

    This hotel is usually included as part of a rail touring holiday, so prices therefore vary. Please contact one of our personal travel specialists for up-to-date details and offers.

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    Our opinion

    A classy, sophisticated four star option in the heart of Zurich’s cultural centre.

    Hotel description

    The four star Hotel St Gotthard is situated on one of the world’s most luxurious shopping miles, the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich. The hotel first opened in 1888, when it was bought by Caspar Manz. At this time, it stood outside the city centre, but today, owned and managed by the fourth generation of the Manz family, the Hotel St Gotthard plays a vital part at the heart of the city. In 2012, this historic building was brought up to date by a series of grand renovations. One of the key features of the Hotel St Gotthard is its culinary excellence. The Lobster and Oyster Bar has become a legendary haunt with celebrities due to the innovative preparation of fresh seafood (delivered twice daily) executed by the Executive Chef, Patrick Schmutz. Traditional cuisine is blended with subtle Mediterranean flavours to create fresh, memorable dishes. The dining room has just as much character as the food. Stained glass murals, intriguing seafood-themed artworks, and an illustrated map, are lit by quirky red-shaded wall lamps. For classically Zurich dishes, dine in the casual Lobby Bistro, which is crowned by a glass dome. In the winter months, drinks and snacks after 5pm are accompanied by live piano music. 20 varieties of coffee, chosen by the Manz brothers and coffee-expert Francesco Illy, are available to try in the stylish Manzoni Bar. For a dining experience that is more fully immersed in the culture of the hotel’s location, dine outside on the Piazetta Terrace. Tables dressed with cream tablecloths and shaded by vast red parasols capture the exclusive feel of the Bahnhofstrasse. With local residents as much as hotel guests, this is a very popular meeting place. In the autumn, the Hotel St Gotthard contributes a special seafood menu to the Zurich Food Festival, which can be enjoyed in any of the hotel’s venues. The hotel guestrooms follow either an Oriental or so-called ‘Design’ style. In the Oriental rooms, the decoration follows a gold, yellow, and brown colour scheme, with silky bed throws, delicate veils across the windows, authentic artworks on the walls, and hints of green. In the ‘Design’ style room, red, white, and black dominate, with a focus on crisp, slick lines and minimalism. Light wood panels cover half of the walls and, behind the bed, a cushioned headboard is lit by LED panels set behind decorative glass in the higher category rooms. Both offer the same high standard of comfort and service. The spacious Junior Suites feature a sophisticated lounge area with leather sofa and marble coffee table, which is separated from the bedroom by a marble centrepiece. Larger suites have grander designs, focussing on more neutral colours, with touches of gold. The St Gotthard Suite is the chicest, with plentiful space, light, and designer furniture. It is the largest suite on the Bahnhofstrasse. The luxuries of the Hotel St Gotthard continue with the massages and physiotherapy designed by Tatjana Bereschnaja after more than 20 years professional experience. A sauna is available on request for a modest extra charge. With such close proximity to the restaurants, shops, museums, Old Town, and Opera House of Zurich, the Hotel St Gotthard is a very convenient, comfortable place to stay in the city.


    On the Bahnhofstrasse in Zurich.

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    All year

    Distance from airport

    7 miles

    Closest airport

    Zurich International Airport

    Room types

    138 rooms and suites with wifi, air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar, coffee and tea making facilities, and hairdryer.
    Single Comfort Room
    Queen Comfort Room
    Double Comfort Room
    Double Deluxe Room
    Junior Suite with separate lounge area
    Suite with separate living room
    Two Bedroom Suite with king bed and two twin beds, and separate living room
    St Gotthard Suite with separate living room and working/ dining room

    Hotel facilities and services

    Lobster and Oyster Bar, Piazetta Terrace, Manzoni Bar, Lobby Bistro, massage and physiotherapy, and sauna.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    You are perfectly placed at the Hotel St Gotthard to explore the many cultural sites of Zurich. Perhaps begin with a gentle stroll around Zurich’s Old Town. One of the must-see attractions in Zurich is the Grossmunster Church; it is possible to climb the Karlsturm, one of its two iconic towers to see the stunning views across the city. Schipfe is Zurich’s oldest district, and is situated on the banks of the River Limmat. Once the headquarters of the silk industry, it still attracts artisans from across the world. In the Lindenhof District, you can visit the site of a 4th century Roman fort, and the palace that was owned by Charlemagne’s grandson in the 9th century. The Niederdorf District might be the best place to gain a sweeping view of the Old Town, by popping in and out of the shops and cafes hidden in the little alleyways. 1,200 fountains of drinkable water are scattered around the city, ready to be discovered. For a view from above the city, take the Little Red Train, or Polybahn, up to the Polyterrasse. Experience the cosmopolitan urban lifestyle on the Bahnhofstrasse, the world’s most luxurious shopping mile.

    Sports nearby

    Water sports on Lake Zurich; hiking, walking, and cycling in the mountains.


    Extra beds can be added to the suites, which also already have sofa beds.

    Minimum stays

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