Ratings based on 681 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
93% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
3.9 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Good location and friendly staff

Posted Jul 17, 2017
This hotel is very easy to get to as well it was quite comfy . However the name is misleading as it should be just Platanoff instead of Design Hotel Platanoff, all around the signs ONLY say Hotel Platanoff NOT Design hotel, which can be misleading for cabs , the reception staff helped us to plan our trips around Zurich and also helped us choosing DVD of which they have a nice little selection, the breaskfast buffet was good and comprised of local delicacies , the cappuccino prepared by the breakfast staff was one of the best
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Philadelphia, PA

Nice hotel 10 min walk to Old Town

Posted Jul 16, 2017
Pros: Clean, minimalistic design, walkable to tourist destinations, good breakfast.
Cons: Install a ledge on the bathroom shower floor to prevent water overflowing into the main bathroom floor.
Location: Old Town, ETH Zurich, Grossmunster, Fraumunster, etc.
My husband had a conference at ETH Zurich and wanted to stay within walking distance to the university, so Hotel Plattenhof was one of the few choices nearby. We were drawn by the modern design aesthetic of the rooms, and the photos did not disappoint. The rooms were very thoughtfully designed so they feel a lot roomier than they actually are. The hotel staff all are multi-lingual, which is a plus as I spoke no German beyond "guten tag". The breakfast buffet was so delicious, and the staff will make you coffee of your choice. The hotel is tucked on a quiet street, however, it is a block away from the hospital, so you might hear ambulance sirens in the middle of the night. The hotel is within 10-minute walking distance to Old Town (Altstadt), and 20-minute walk to the Zurich HB. There is a meat shop and a convenience store around the corner, which is nice since the large supermarkets (Coop and Migros) are about a 15-minute walk. There is also a tram stop 2 blocks from the hotel that will take you directly to the Zurich Airport, which is super convenient.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Macau

Friendly staff

Posted May 16, 2017
Staff was friendly and welcoming during check in. Room was well designed with a nice little balcony. Located in a tranquil university area, yet if you know the way, the old town and the central are both within walking distance.
5 out of 5
by Sofia

Posted May 15, 2017 on Hotels
Everything is lovely except the pillows!!! Breakfast is great, staff is super friendly. Room is spacious.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 14, 2017 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by Dennis

Superb

Posted May 2, 2017 on Hotels
Amazing location and very friendly staff. Would definitely recommended or stay again.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Dec 30, 2016
unique and beautiful interior, spacious and clean room
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Chic but Unassuming Swiss Hotel near City Center

Posted Oct 29, 2016 on Hotels
The front desk staff was friendly and knowledgeable, especially with dinner reservations. The minimalist design was perfect with the cool Swiss vibe and autumn weather.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Skegness

modern hotel only a 10 minute walk from old town

Posted Oct 29, 2016
Pros: The employees were all very helpful. The bathroom was good. I appreciated the tea-making facility. My gluten-free diet was well catered for.
Cons: The bed was extremely low down. Breakfast was good, but there was no hot food.
Location: The hotel is located in the university area and is half way up a hill. The Kunsthaus and Schauspielhaus are 10 mins away.
Although the hotel was more expensive than I usually pay for three stars, my stay was comfortable. All members of staff were obliging.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Oct 28, 2016 on Hotels