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Hotel Ambassador a l'Opera - Luxury holidays to Zurich

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  • About this holiday

    The four star Hotel Ambassador a l’Opera in Zurich offers guests excellent access to Lake Zurich, its waterside promenades, water sports, the surrounding Alpine slopes and walking paths, and the quaint pavement cafes that border the lake. An elegant and sustainable ethos ensures that this historic boutique hotel is a highly luxurious and unique option for one or two night stays in central Zurich, perhaps as part of a longer rail touring holiday.

    The journey and how you get there

    The Hotel Ambassador a l'Opera 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 15 minutes from the main railway station by taxi.


    Included in your holiday

    Expressions Holidays includes bed and breakfast at the Hotel Ambassador a l'Opera 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

    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.

    Hotel code


    Our opinion

    The Hotel Ambassador a l’Opera matches convenience with luxury.

    Hotel description

    The Hotel Ambassador a l’Opera is a four star member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World group. Situated in Zurich, the hotel is just a few steps from the banks of Lake Zurich, where it is met by the Limmat River. At the end of the Falkenstrasse, yachts and sailing boats cluster around a small marina, along which a promenade runs, letting you take in views of the water and the arboretum on the other side of the lake. The hotel itself occupies part of the former Uto Castle, built in 1898. Today, its neo-baroque façade is topped by fluttering Swiss flags. At the heart of the hotel is its motto: sustainably yours. In Restaurant Opera, this ethos is at its most apparent; sustainable, delicious ingredients are prepared in a manner and setting that preserves Swiss tradition and heritage. Outdoor tables allow guests to dine under the stars, as Zurich’s sophisticated nightlife unfolds. The dining room, however, has a distinctly fresh style, with dominating shades of lime and lemon set against charcoal murals depicting scenes from the world of opera. The food is equally crisp, fresh, and refined, and always impeccably presented. For something more relaxed, sit back in the warm Lounge Bar, and snack on salmon, Alpine cheeses, Zurich veal sausage, and tartare. The guestrooms continue the warmth of the bar, but with the added comforts of an extensive, luxurious pillow menu, sleek wallpapers and seating areas, and beautiful views across the Zurich rooftops. The bottom halves of the walls are painted a subtle, elegant green, which is highlighted by accents of gold in the mirror frames and bed throws, and the green of the plants in the bathrooms. All beds are electronically adjustable to maximise comfort, and each en-suite is decorated in monochrome tiles and has a double-size all-glass shower. The Hotel Ambassador a l’Opera is a very comfortable boutique-style hotel in an excellent location in Zurich.


    In the centre of Zurich, near the banks of Lake Zurich

    Official star rating


    Annual opening

    Distance from airport

    7.5 miles

    Closest airport

    Zurich Airport

    Room types

    45 rooms with electrically adjustable bed, air-conditioning, wifi, Nespresso coffee machine, pillow menu, television, safe, minibar, and mineral water.
    Single Room
    Ambassador Single Room
    Superior Single Room
    Double Room
    Ambassador Double Room
    Premium Double Room
    Executive Double Room

    Hotel facilities and services

    Restaurant Opera with outside terrace, concierge, and Lounge Bar.

    Water sports

    Land sports

    Out and aboutnearby/local interest

    You are perfectly placed at the Hotel Ambassador a l’Opera to explore the many cultural sites of Zurich. The hotel itself is situated in the Seefeld District, which forms part of the Old Town. You may, therefore, wish to start with a gentle stroll around this area. 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.


    Children’s beds are available on request.

    Minimum stays

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