Fodor's Expert Review Storchen Zurich

Weinpl. 2, Zürich, Zurich, 8001, Switzerland

The central location of this airy 660-year-old structure—tucked between the Fraumünster and Kirche St. Peter on the gull-studded bank of the Limmat River—is stunning. Rebuilt in 1939 and since renovated, the modern hotel is impeccable and intimately scaled. It has warmly appointed rooms, some with French windows that open over the water. Deluxe corner rooms, with views toward both river and lake, are worth fighting for, as are seats at the terrace café, where dessert is the panoramic vista of the Altstadt.

PROS

  • expert and friendly service
  • charming Old Town location
  • the views

CONS

  • mosquitoes in summer (don't sleep with the window open)
  • can be noisy during local festivals—and there are many
  • snagging a seat outside during the busy season is challenging

Location

QUICK FACTS

Central
Grande Dame
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 044-2272727

HOTEL DETAILS

66 rooms
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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