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Marktgasse Hotel, Zurich / Switzerland

With its recent addition, the central Marktgasse hotel is not only the most beautiful hotel in the old town of Zurich, but also a divine place dine. Prepare to be amazed by bright rooms and a restaurant managed by three-star chef Andreas Caminada.

The Marktgasse Hotel is located in the most central location of Zurich, the Niederdorf. Surrounded by all the sights, stores and a variety of restaurants, cafés and bars, this sanctuary is a pretty perfect launch pad to explore the city. You can either walk to do all your sightseeing and business or hop on the Tram – there is a stop (“Rathaus”) below the property.

The Marktgasse Hotel is one of the oldest inns in town. The building was first mentioned in the year of 1291. It boasts 39 individually designed rooms, two seminar cabins, two restaurants and a beautiful bar.

The rooms

We were fortunate to spend the night in one of the historic suites on the second floor. What can you say – this room is the jackpot. Especially in a city like Zurich, where people fight for every square meter. But here, space really comes easy: a wonderfully huge bed, an open bathroom with a freestanding bathtub all with a  view of the surrounding alleys. All historic and junior suites come with a Nespresso coffee machine and outside in the corridor you can pour yourself some drinking water and bring it to your room. The design? Purism at its best which blends in nicely with the historical walls (not an easy feat, we have seen this go quite wrong in other places).

The other rooms are also very bright and have this feel-good character. Each one is individual and has its own charm.

Gastronomy

The nice thing about the Marktgasse Hotel: You could spend all day here because they really pamper you with great food. Breakfast is served in the restaurant “delish-la pinseria”. At lunchtime, they prepare lovely “Pinsas” — a slightly modified form of pizza — more fluffy and easier to digest. In addition there are salads and vegan specialties. The locals flock to this place.

IGNIV – by Andreas caminada

Welcome to the new fine dining restaurant “IGNIV Zurich”. It is a part of an upscale gastronomic chain run by the three star chef Andreas Caminada. Currently there are three other branches: Sankt Moritz, Bad Ragaz and … Bangkok. Although Caminada is not in the kitchen himself, he has created the menus, which are now prepared by his former sous chef, Daniel Zeindlhofer and his team.

Here’s a link to the menu.

Directly connected, slightly elevated and in a separate room you find the IGNIV Bar. Say hello to world class cocktails or open champagne either before or after dinner.

Ideal for

Seriously: All travelers, international and national. The Marktgasse Hotel is the perfect place to discover Zurich for yourself. 

Spa

As a guest you enjoy free access to the fitness park Stockerhof or the fitness park Stadelhofen. The ideal places for a training session or to find peace and relaxation. Within 12 minutes walking distance.

Location

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Prices

Double room from about 250 euros. The suite is around 450 euros.

Contact

Marktgasse Hotel Zürich
Marktgasse 17
CH-8001 Zürich

+41 44 266 10 10
www.marktgassehotel.ch

Bookings

Via the Website or per mail enquiry
info@marktgassehotel.ch