The Design Hotel Plattenhof – Zurich, Switzerland
When visiting Zurich, there is nothing better than staying at a chic and modern boutique hotel that feels like your very own beautiful loft. The Design Hotel Plattenhof offers a soothing modern room with complete comfort. The sleek design of the rooms with elegant wooden floors and stylish furniture provides a nice ambience. The Design Hotel Plattenhof offers 37 quiet rooms in the heart of Zurich where you are walking distance from the beautiful old town Zurich. Read more on my experience at Design Hotel Plattenhof!
We were greeted with so much warmth by Peter, the Manager of the hotel as he checked us in quickly. The herbal iced tea they provided us during check-in was delicious and much needed as we were parched from lugging our luggage around the train station. The great attention to detail like this really makes this hotel stand out.
The hotel also has a very cute cafe and Italian restaurant on its premises: Restaurant Sento with a variety of well priced dishes and wines.
The cafe is especially nice with its own garden terrace so on a sunny day in Zurich it is the place to enjoy a meal or a drink outside. At night, the restaurant is a hip and cozy spot to grab drinks and socialize. On a colder night, once you open the door to the hotel lobby you’ll be greeted with the toasty warmth of their consistently monitored temperature. It is an unbelievably soothing feeling especially because it can get quite cold walking around the city at night.
Also their elevator feels very high tech. You’ll want to take a picture of the technologically advanced control panel with buttons on the tablet that look straight out of a science fiction spaceship. They also offer a library of DVD movies available in the lobby.
The bedroom was very modern, chic, and beautiful filled with so much natural lighting. Our rooms were located on the top floor which included its own separate door from the communal hallway. This added for extra privacy and allows the two rooms to be openly accessible without intrusion from any other hotel guests.
The restroom area is separated by a partition that features an eye-catching and appealing modern turquoise or dark red honeycomb design and the sink and shower are new-age too.
The clean bathroom comes with all the toiletries you need.
Being on the top floor lets you enjoy the quaint city view but also the activity of a university town. From our balcony we were able to see camels being walked across the street, very unique and cool!
In the room you’ll find an Xbox 360 where you can play DVDs of which they offer a complete library near the lobby. The room itself is immaculately clean and comfortable.
The second room next door had a beautiful and chic green theme.
Complimentary water is available!
Design Hotel Plattenhof
Service: Overall the service was great! Peter was of tremendous help and really went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. He also is very informative and knowledgeable and took the time to show things on the map and provide recommendations.
Location: Located in college town right by the University of Zurich so we felt very safe at all times. The location is perfect if you want to explore museums and theaters nearby and also the university hospital is steps away, just in case. It is also near the public transit station which in around 30 minutes you can get to Zurich Airport by taking the no. 10 streetcar. Very convenient overall. We also were able to walk into old town Zurich very quickly and from there we were able to visit Sprungli, take a riverboat tour, and check out the exotic luxury cars in town.
Tip: You can purchase a train ticket that takes you to Zurich Airport which makes the whole process that much easier! No fuss, no hassle and that’s what you can come to expect from the wonderful people working at this hotel. They really want you to feel at home in Zurich and then make sure when you’re ready to leave that you are at ease the whole time.