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Zurich Hotels

Baur au Lac

  • Baur au Lac, Zürich

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  • Baur au Lac, Zürich

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  • Baur au Lac, Zürich

    The Leading Hotels of the World

  • Baur au Lac, Zürich

    The Leading Hotels of the World

  • Baur au Lac, Zürich

    The Leading Hotels of the World

  • Baur au Lac, Zürich

    The Leading Hotels of the World

  • Baur au Lac, Zürich

    The Leading Hotels of the World

  • Baur au Lac, Zürich

    The Leading Hotels of the World

Pros

  • Old-world style plus ultramodern comforts

Cons

  • Service can be a little stuffy

Updated 11/14/2013

Fodor's Review

Austria's Empress Elisabeth was the first prominent figure to stay here, spending an entire summer with a retinue of 60 people. Richard Wagner arrived and premiered the first act of his Die Walküre here, accompanied on the piano by his father-in-law, Franz Liszt. Kings and queens, empresses and dukes took turns visiting (and let's not forget Arthur Rubinstein, Marc Chagall, Henry Moore, and Plácido Domingo), making this hotel a truly upper-crust establishment

ever since it opened its doors in 1844. Today there is nary an empress in sight. This is still one highbrow patrician—it even goes so far as to turn its broad back to the commercial center; its front rooms overlook the lake, the canal, and the manicured lawns of its own private park. Le Hall, the vast lobby, has a Jugendstil flavor and is just the place to while away the late afternoon drinking cocktails. Upstairs, the signature classic room decor gleams with rich fabrics and Empire mirrors. Meals (including breakfast) are served in the glassed-in pavilion along the canal.

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Hotel Award Winner | 2011

Hotel Information

Address:

Talstr. 1, Zürich, 8001, Switzerland

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Phone:

044-2205020

Website: www.bauraulac.ch

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 84 rooms, 42 suites
  • No meals

Updated 11/14/2013

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By Dan

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Mar 16, 2005

Stay here, but dine elsewhere

Great atmosphere and sumptously appointed guestrooms and baths, but steer clear of that glassed-in pavilion, where the service is uninspired and even the lettuce is poorly washed.

By Liz

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Feb 13, 2005

not what we expected!!

The room was extremely small and the view of the inner tiny courtyard quite depressing...for 560CHF (500 USD)Breakfast simply awful! We complained to the reception about the view and size of the room but they just couldn't care less!

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