Old Town Gem
Posted Mar 6, 2016
I've stayed at Hotel Roessli twice now while on business and have had a wonderful experience both times. The location is outstanding - in the heart of the Old Town with easy access to Stadelhofen station, restaurants, bakeries, and the few tourist attractions in town. Zurich HB and the Banhoffstrasse are within a 15 minute walk or a quick tram ride away.
This time I stayed in a Standard Double Room in the main building, which had a much larger bathroom than the Single room I stayed in previously. There was a small but sufficient work area, and a lot of natural light. The heat vent in the bathroom was loud, but closing the bathroom door made a significant difference so that I was able to sleep without issues. I would recommend the Standard Double Room, even for single travelers. The room size, while not tiny by European (or even NYC standards), is comfortable for one person but would be a bit tight for 2 people.
The Kiehl's amenities are a welcome touch, as is the breakfast in the cozy dining room, which serves hot and cold options (including freshly baked bread). Reception is only available until 10pm, but guests have access to the front door key if they plan to return late. The hotel would likely be listed as a 4-star property if not for the lack of a 24-hour reception desk.
Staff is very friendly and helpful. I have recommended this place to others and would look forward to staying there again. For the price and location, this place is a great value.