Baur au Lac

Talstrasse 1, Old Town–City Centre, Zurich, Switzerland
120 Rooms
Traditional Elegance & Quiet
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taxes included per/nt

MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

It doesn’t get much grander than a 19th-century palace hotel in Europe’s banking capital. Baur au Lac, a Zurich institution since 1844, played host to pretty much anyone who was anyone, from royalty and heads of state to artists and Alfred Nobel. It’s kept itself in fine shape, and its antique-strewn opulence is a chastening reminder that today’s design hotels might not age quite so gracefully.

That’s not to say time here has stood still. Today, following a massive renovation, there’s a rooftop fitness center with an extraordinary view of the lake, and the bedrooms come with business-traveling musts like wireless internet and technology butlers. The suites are bigger than ever, and all rooms come equipped with such high-tech necessities as flat-screen televisions and iPod docking stereos. But it hasn’t lost touch with its roots, and many of Baur au Lac’s greatest charms are timeless and low-tech: shoes are collected and shined while you sleep, and the hotel’s private garage will not just store your vehicle but clean it, refuel it, even fix it if need be.

This is the kind of hotel that becomes a hub for its city’s social life. The two-Michelin-starred Pavilion restaurant was designed by Pierre-Yves Rochon, and many a deal has no doubt been made over tea, aperitifs or Baur au Lac’s private-label chocolate in Rive Gauche; meanwhile the Terrasse, serving drinks with a view of Lake Zurich and the Alps, reminds you why you came to Switzerland in the first place.

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Baur au Lac
Talstrasse 1, Old Town–City Centre, Zurich, Switzerland

Amenities & Services

  • Free wi-fi
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Off street parking
  • Valet parking
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Beauty salon
  • Gym
  • Concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Doctor on call
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Smoking rooms (on request)
  • Garden
  • Wake-up service
  • Luggage storage
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pets allowed (charges apply)
  • Business center
  • EV Charging Station
  • Parking
  • Shuttle service
  • Designated smoking area

Need to Know

  • When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
  • Private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed) and costs CHF 45 per day.
  • Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Children of any age are allowed.
  • Children up to and including 3 years old stay for free when using an available cot.
  • Children up to and including 3 years old stay for free when using an existing bed.
  • You haven't added any extra beds.
  • Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Check in: 15:00
Check out: 12:00

Credit cards accepted

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