Jaillan Yehia

The Perfect Place to Stay in Zürich – Hotel Helvetia

Written by Jaillan Yehia

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Large minimalist rooms with an art deco nod, a great on-site bistro and a central yet tranquil location overlooking the water, the Hotel Helvetia Zürich offers enough to earn your interest in Europe’s banking capital.

Zürich is firmly on the boutique-break scene now, helped by a renaissance in once-industrial Zürich-West (think Switzerland’s answer to Old Street and Shoreditch) and what many may still think of as a fusty old city of finance is actually a super-hip, terribly swish, European cultural capital – full of unexpected art, trendy bars, and great cuisine.

Zürich: No stranger to style

Zürich: No stranger to art

In the summer months especially, Zürich’s hedonistic nightlife really goes up a notch, giving clubbers and alternative culture lovers a major incentive to hit the city for a weekend of decadence  – and a perfect place to base yourself for your foray into the Zürich city-break scene is at Hotel Helvetia.

Housed in a sympathetically modernised 19th Century building adjacent to the Sihl River, this boutique hotel has comfy and large minimalism-meets-art-deco rooms with welcome modern touches, and the badezimmers are all stark white tiling and yummy Kiehl’s goodies.

Helvetia's large apartment

Helvetia’s large apartment

A favourite of the party set (when I stayed an american rap star was at the hotel, enjoying tea and cake before taking his pre-set nap), the hotel even has its own rooftop bar, and best of all, and this is every dedicated city-breakers dream, there’s an atmospheric wood-panelled bistro with tables overlooking the water serving all day brunch, so you can party ‘til dawn at NietturmClub Indochine or summer canal-bar Rimini –  and not have to worry about missing breakfast!

Schiffbau: One of the city’s well-known bars

Hotel Helvetia's Rooftop Bar

Hotel Helvetia’s Rooftop Bar, the morning after!

High Point:

The water – being in a city yet surrounded by purest-water lakes and clear rivers is really special; this is a city like no other.

Low Point:

This being Switzerland, it all comes at a price, but follow my tips for a Franc-Free Few Hours and you can enjoy Zürich without breaking the bank.

Hotel & Restaurant Helvetia

Stauffacherquai 1
CH-8004 Zürich

Restaurant / Bar +41 (0)44 297 99 99
Hotel +41 (0)44 297 99 98
[email protected]

Savoir There was a guest of Hotel Helvetia Zürich


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