Hotel Kindli is an elegant and stylish sanctuary for both tourists and businesspeople right in the middle of the old town. We were allowed to check-in and discovered some of the coziest rooms ever – and one of the best restaurants in Zurich.
The Kindli is a historical place in every respect. The premises, which date back to the year 1447, lie in the middle of the nooks and crannies of Zurich’s old town. The restaurant as well as the hotel like to present a stylish restraint from the exterior, so for those who have been up and down the street a few times, can’t remember having seen an important hotel.
Nevertheless the Kindli is very important, because this place has style written all over it. You can feel this already at the reception desk, on which a bunch of fresh roses is displayed. These little details alone are much better than an enormous lobby, which the Kindli doesn’t need, because it operates one of the best and most beautiful restaurants in Switzerland. It’s also called Kindli and when having lunch or dinner here, you`ll discover a good mixture of Harrys New York Bar and a Parisian Brasserie. Resplendent white and pressed table cloths, wood-paneled walls and waiters in white shirts, who discretely serve proper aperitifs.
Obviously this attention to detail does not come from a company, but rather from a very capable host: Gisela Lacher has been running the hotel by herself now for 15 years. To be honest: This kind of monarchy is a big advantage. Everything is in the right place and the rooms have been furnished with hand picked details – high quality beds from the Swedish company Hästens and shower rails that were made of wood. In the corridors you`ll find nice coffee table books and some wonderful works of art. They`re all collector’s pieces owned by Mrs. Lacher herself.
On our visit we were given a single room (No. 35), with a striped yellow wallpaper, a view to the alleys of the old town and we have to admit: we have rarely felt so much at home, even the fluffy carpet had something very homely about it. Important to know: There are also a few apartments in the building next door, which can be rented on a short-or long-term basis.
The hotel is really right in the middle of the city, which means: It’s two minutes to Bahnhofstraße and also two minutes to the Limmat river. Almost in the courtyard of the hotel is the Lindenhof, one of the most beautiful parks in town. Exact location: Google Maps Link.
Is highly recommendable. Of course it’s not the cheapest (we are in Zürich!), but the “Zürcher Geschnetzeltes”, for example, is to die for. The wonderful breakfast is also served in the restaurant , very cosy, very recommendable.
Everyone, who appreciates this kind of hospitality – It`s the perfect place, if you are looking for a home from home for regular visits to Zurich. However, Kindli is definitely not one of these hipster places.
Single room from 250 euros, double from 280 euros.
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