Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel
Widder Hotel

Widder Hotel

Rennweg 7, 8001, Zürich Switzerland

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“Designer heritage shophouses”

In a country known more for its bankers and precision watches, a row of nine medieval townhouses surprises with its explosion of design flair. Over 10 years of work went into renovating the buildings to create this instant classic of a hotel, where none of the 49 rooms are identical. Furnishings with recognizable silhouettes by the likes of Josef Hoffmann and Ray Eames pepper the rooms, and balconies in some suites offer views over the Old Town. Free flow in-room snacks and drinks add a warm touch to complement the funky spaces.

Best time to visit : All year

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What we Love

What we absolutely love about the property and feel sure will dazzle you too.

  • Individually-styled rooms, each stunning in their own way
  • Duplexes come with an in-room bathtub and private roof terrace
  • Live jazz every evening at Widder Bar
  • Little service touches, including personal name cards with the hotel address on them

  • Rooms
  • Dining
  • Leisure
  • Location
  • The Insider

14 Suites and 35 Rooms

In the Widder Hotel, there’s a new world to discover behind every door. Each suite has a different layout and all rooms are individually decorated. One suite may feature venerable oak beams, another an antique tiled stove, grisaille murals, delicate frescos or elegant stucco. But all our luxury accommodation shared among all these are high quality materials and a host of historical references.

Room Facilities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Mini-bar
  • Nespresso coffee machine
  • Adjustable beds
  • Variety of mattresses
  • Telephone
  • Mirror integrated TV
  • Bang & Olufsen TV and stereo
  • LED reading lamps
  • Movement sensitive night lights

Need to Know

Check-in 14.00 / Check-out 12.00

Design Single Room
Design Single Room
  • 1
  • 21 - 27 sq. m.
  • 1 Single
  • Historic city

Reduced to the max: all you need for a short visit: the charming single rooms with a single bed available with either Shower or Bathtub in a historic or contemporary style overlooking the historic city. A desk with all the necessary connections also makes working in this room seem easy.  

Design Queen Room
Design Queen Room
  • 2
  • 27 - 37 sq. m.
  • 1 Queen
  • Historic city

The entry level double or double single-use room with a comfortable bed, each room has either a large walk-in shower or bathtub, you may find Eames, Corbusier or a medieval fresco, views of historic Zurich. A desk with all the necessary connections also makes working in this room seem easy.

Courtyard Queen Room
Courtyard Queen Room
  • 2
  • 31 - 35 sq. m.
  • 1 Queen
  • Courtyard

These design queen bedded rooms are facing the quiet court, ideal for those who like to sleep-in, they are mostly held in a more contemporary design, without lacking the typical Widder Charm. Each room has either a large walk-in shower or bathtub. A desk with all the necessary connections also makes working in this room seem easy.   

Deluxe Double Room
Deluxe Double Room
  • 2
  • 35 - 50 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Twins
  • Historic city

Fancy a king or twin beds? This is your category, spacious with shower or bathtub, original clay floor or wooden parquet, Corbusier or Eames furniture in all the rooms in this popular category. A desk with all the necessary connections also makes working in this room seem easy – especially while overlooking the historic part of Zurich.

Courtyard Suite and Spa
Courtyard Suite and Spa
  • 2
  • 48 - 53 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Twins
  • Courtyard

This full suite features a large bathroom as well as a separate SPA Shower-Room for the extra luxury feeling. King or twin bedded overlooking our quiet court, stucco ceiling and design classics meet in these cozy suites. For the extra space you’ll have a separate living room.

Family Suite
Family Suite
  • 2-4
  • 53 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Twins, 2 Single Beds
  • Historic city

Nome est omen: for a family of 4, one bedroom with a king or twin beds and an annex with 2 single beds, one bathroom with a large walk-in shower, ideal for a family exploring Zurich, or a group of friends.

Historic Suite
Historic Suite
  • 2
  • 48 - 65 sq. m.
  • King
  • Historic city

These extra spacious suites, separate bed- and living room, have a special character: the original late Baroque wood paneling and furniture combined with contemporary elements are fine example of the Widder “stay unique” philosophy. Each room has either a large walk-in shower or a bathtub.

Design Suite
Design Suite
  • 2
  • 73 sq. m.
  • 1 KIng or 2 Twins
  • Historic city

Stay in this contemporary full suite, king or twin bed and open plan bathroom, separate and spacious walk-in shower, large picturesque roof-top terrace, overlooking Zurich’s Birthplace (the Lindenhof) and you will fully understand our truly superb location. 

Design Loft Suite
Design Loft Suite
  • 2
  • 85 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Historic city

Not typically Widder but then so in Widder-Style: colorful, modern and airy, this 70 feet high duplex with an open space bathroom, walk in shower and oversized tub, roof top terrace,  Corbusier and Eileen Gray furniture, is your choice for an urban feeling in a luxury hideaway.

Penthouse Suite with Rooftop Terrace
Penthouse Suite with Rooftop Terrace
  • 2
  • 164 sq. m.
  • 1 King
  • Lake and mountain

Let’s start from the top: sweeping views over Zurich, lake and Alps from your 80 sq. m. roof top! Your living room with a wood burning fire place and dining table and a fully stocked bar is ideal to entertain. A guest toilet, bedroom with king bed and full bathroom (walk-in shower, Jacuzzi-bath, make-up table) provide you the extra space you need. The two-way luxury transfer in one of the hotel's Mercedes S-Classes is included in this category.

Historic Junior Suite
Historic Junior Suite
  • 2
  • 35 - 60 sq. m.
  • 1 KIng or 2 Twins
  • Historic city

Their signature product, it is all about the decor! Authentic 17th century frescoes or precious tile stoves and wood paneling make this king- or twin bedded rooms an all time favorite! Each Junior Suite has either a large walk-in shower or bathtub – either way the bathroom is very spacious. 
 

Duplex Junior Suite
Duplex Junior Suite
  • 2-3
  • 55 - 65 sq. m.
  • 1 King or 2 Twins
  • Historic city

The rustic wooden beams or a stainless steel construction dominate these two rooms with a king or twin beds. It is the 3 of you? No problem, there is comfy sofa bed on the gallery. Each room has either a large walk-in shower or bathtub on the ground floor. 

Widder Restaurant
Widder Restaurant
French cuisine with elements of the Far East by chef Tino Staub.
AuGust
AuGust
Chef Daniel Käser heads this boucherie-brasserie-bistro-in-one, offering the finest meats and sausages.
Widder Bar
Widder Bar
A library of spirits with jazz musicians in the Spring and Autumn.
Widder Garden
Widder Garden
Cool cocktails by chef de bar Dirk Hany in the green oasis of the hotel courtyard.
Gym
Gym
Work out in a relaxed environment at the high-tech fitness centre with state-of-the-art Technogym equipment, open around the clock. And if you really want to be pushed to your limits, why not also book a session with one of Zurich's top personal trainers? Bookings can be made through the hotel's concierge service.

Widder Hotel

Just off the world-renowned Bahnhofstrasse in the heart of Zurich’s historic Old Town, the Widder Hotel is one of the most special and unusual boutique hotels in Zurich and perhaps in all of Switzerland. Situated in a beautifully renovated building dating back to the 12th century, our 49-room hotel infuses rich medieval heritage with contemporary design, casual luxury and 5-star amenities.

Rennweg 7, 8001, Zürich Switzerland

The MD's Top Recommendations

Jörg Arnold
Jörg Arnold
Managing Director, The City & Lake Resort (Storchen Zurich, Widder Hotel and Alex Lake Zürich)

Jörg is a shining example of why “Swiss hospitality” enjoys such an esteemed reputation. When it comes to anything about his native Switzerland, hospitality or not, he is happy to share and connect. He is on the executive committee of the Swiss Hotel Association and was also the former president of the Zürich Hoteliers Association. 

Zurich Old Town
Zurich Old Town
"In the old town of Zurich, you will not only discover our two hotels, the Widder and the Storchen, but also many other magical places. For example, the Lindenhof, the city's former guard tower, narrow alleys that lead to architectural showpieces and small shops that guarantee the best souvenirs in the city with their own manufactories."
Boat
Boat
"The hotel's own boat from Alex Lake Zurich connects the shore of Lake Zurich in Thalwil with downtown Zurich, where the Widder Hotel and the Storchen Zurich await you. As a hotel guest of the City & Lake Resort, you benefit from the ride from the heart of Zurich back to the Alex and vice versa. Also for a short apero stop or the dinner date an unforgettable experience. Book your place now directly at the reception with our concierge."
Lindt
Lindt
"The museum of the Lindt chocolate factory, which opened in 2020, is idyllically located in Rüschlikon on the lake. As soon as you arrive, you can smell the chocolate from the street and that promises only good things: the centre of the museum is probably the highest and largest chocolate fountain in the world...a feast for the eyes of young and old. Our concierge will be happy to organise tickets and transfers."
Boat trip on the lake
Boat trip on the lake
"A classic in Zurich: the boat trip on the lake. The departure point is always on Bürkliplatz, the city's lake shore. The tours are variable in their duration - from 90 minutes to 4 hours, everything is possible. You can choose where to get off the boat: if you particularly like a certain place, you can leave the ship at any time and set off on an expedition."
Pedalo
Pedalo
"Exploring the city of Zurich from a different perspective? Relax and unwind on the lake - let us make it possible. Enjoy the sun and the unique atmosphere on Lake Zurich with our very own pedal boats. Games, fun and sport all in one for the family or a little more romantic - just the two of you. P.S. our insider tip? Pick up a picnic basket with the finest delicacies at our reception and enjoy it on Lake Zurich."