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Hotel Storchen - Luxury holidays to Valais

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  • About this holiday

    The four star Hotel Storchen Zurich is a unique example of Swiss hospitality that has been hosting guests for over 650 years. The elegance of its pink exterior walls, pavement café, and canopied terrace is continued in the high-ceilinged restaurant and rooms inside. Furnishings and fabrics have adopted a very traditional style, and warm colours add to the comfort of the accommodation. Stay at this refined riverside hotel as part of a longer touring holiday in Switzerland, perhaps moving on by rail after a short stay into the smaller communities of the Alps.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Hotel Storchen in Zurich can be visited in its own right as a fly-drive, self-drive or rail holiday. It can be visited on its own or combined with one or more other hotels in Switzerland.
    This hotel is featured as a hotel to stay at on our suggested touring holidays of Switzerland by rail. The hotel is located 12 minutes from Zurich's HB railway station on foot.

    Complimentary

    Wifi, fresh fruit, and water.

    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Hotel Storchen in Zurich. Your holiday price will also include travel arrangements depending on the method of travel you have chosen: flights or rail travel.

    Holiday prices

    Hotel code

    EXH1366

    Our opinion

    Stay at the four star Hotel Storchen Zurich to experience classical Swiss hospitality and comfort, before moving on to another of our Swiss hotels as part of a luxury touring holiday.

    Hotel description

    The four star Hotel Storchen Zurich on the banks of the Limmat River has been offering excellent hospitality for 650 years. Surrounded by an arcaded cafe lined with flowers, the pale pink façade of the Storchen Zurich looks out across the blue Limmat waters, which disperse into Lake Zurich only a few hundred metres away. As you enter, the exterior gives way to an elegant and regal interior. The high-arched windows of the Rotisserie Restaurant are draped with ornate curtains, and the ceiling is decorated with bright frescoes. Delicious food is served on white-clothed tables, and after dinner cocktails are served to guests in leather armchairs in the more modern Barchetta. The innovatively presented and highly refined cuisine goes hand-in-hand with the charm of the guest rooms. Key colours of blue and yellow are used in characteristic designs which hark back to an older, more traditional Switzerland on the curtains and bedsheets. These graceful furnishings are combined with discreetly implemented modern light fittings and amenities to ensure the utmost comfort. Many rooms have views across the river, the old town, and the Alps in the distance. During the day, spend your time exploring the city, perhaps enjoying an afternoon snack on the hotel terrace, or in the idyllic Boulevard-Café, which looks out directly across the water. The Hotel Storchen Zurich makes for an excellent stop-off point on a longer tour around central Europe, or can be combined with rural Swiss hotels to create an enjoyable two-centre holiday.

    Location

    On the water’s edge of the Limmat River, a few minutes from Lake Zurich and the famous Zurcher Bahnhofstrasse.

    Official star rating

    4

    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    7 miles

    Closest airport

    Zurich

    Room types

    66 rooms and suites with views across either the River Limmat or the old town of Zurich, en-suite, desk, flat-screen television, safe, minibar, telephone. Some rooms have balconies.
    Classic Queen Single Room
    Classic Queen Room with River View
    Superior Double Room
    Deluxe Double Room with River View
    Family Rooms
    Elegant Junior Suite with River View
    Lifestyle Suite with River View
    Storchen Suite with Terrace and River View

    Hotel facilities and services

    Rotisserie, Storchen-Bar, Barchetta, Boulevard Café, laundry service, 18 hour room service, valet parking on request, massages on request, in-room exercise facilities on request.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    Begin your tour of Zurich with its historical monuments. The Grossmunster Cathedral dates back to the 12th century, and the Fraumunster Church, with its Chagall windows, dates back to the 11th century. The Swiss National Museum also has a number of historical exhibits, as well as some examples of the local crafts. Just outside the city, the Schloss Kyburg Museum is housed within a white-washed rustic chateau-esque building. We highly recommend taking a self-guided or professional tour around Zurich’s old town, so you can appreciate the city’s Roman origins as well as the many other historical buildings that still stand. Most professional tours will also take you past the Cabaret Voltaire, birthplace of Dadaism. The most beautiful views of the city and Lake Zurich can be seen from the Uetliberg vantage point, accessible via a path up forested hills. The Kunsthaus Zurich displays a vast collection of major European paintings, but for an insight into the more modern side of Zurich, seek out the Freitag Tower and the Europaallee. Baden makes for an excellent day excursion, with its colourful houses and pretty streets.

    Sports nearby

    Lake Zurich is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts, as well as those looking to explore the surrounding landscape on foot.

    Children

    Interconnecting rooms and family rooms are available, with the possibility of extra beds and cots.

    Minimum stays

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