Boutique Hotel Helmhaus

Zurich, Switzerland


The Essentials

  • parking lot, free wifi, airport shuttle, allergy-friendly
  • Hotel Type: Small, Boutique, 4 star
  • Hotel size (number of rooms): 24
  • Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock
  • Spoken languages in the hotel: English, German, French, Italian, Hungarian


  • Centrally located, small familial hotel with an intimate atmosphere
  • Newly renovated rooms with designer furniture and dark wooden parquet floors
  • Friendly, personal service
  • Breakfast buffet included in the price of the room
  • Free Wi-Fi in all the rooms and public areas
  • Children under 12 years old can stay in the same room as their parents for free
  • Very good value for money

Good to know

  • Parking is only available in public parking garages or parking sports
  • The hotel does not have a restaurant, but there are enough possibilities for lunch and dinner in the area around the hotel
  • Non-smoking hotel
  • The elevator in the hotel is quite small
  • The windows are soundproof, but if the windows are left open it can be noisy, especially on weekends.


Schifflände 30
8001 Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland

Hotel description

The Helmhaus Swiss Quality Hotel is located in a historic building which served as a guest house as far back as the 14th century, and is only a few metres away from Zurich’s Grossmünster. The 24 rooms have been newly furnished, paying great attention to detail. With their high-end designer furniture and comfortable furnishings, they mirror the hotel’s high quality. The hotel places great value on the personal and individual care of its guests. Some of the amenities included are free Wi-Fi and a breakfast buffet included in the room price.
City Hotel: Optimal location for a business trip or a city break
Located only a few meters from the river Limmat, the Helmhaus Hotel lies in the heart of Zurich, between the City Hall and the Opera House. It is centrally located and well connected to public transportation systems like the bus, tram and underground lines. This ensures that guests can easily reach Zurich’s main sights and conference centres, such as the Technopark and the Kongresshaus. The Helmhaus Hotel is an ideal location for business trips or a city break. Some double rooms in the ’Superior’ room category offer views of the nearby Lake Zurich.
4 Star hotel: Modern living in newly renovated rooms with designer furniture
The Helmhaus Hotel was extensively renovated between 2010 and 2012. The 24 tastefully decorated, non-smoking rooms guarantee the highest level of comfort. In addition to an individually controlled air conditioning unit, flat-screen TV, safe and mini bar, the rooms also have a writing desk with a laptop plug. New, modern beds with comfortable Swiss mattresses ensure good and restful sleep. The large, renovated bathrooms with shower or bath are simply elegant. Various toiletries, a hair dryer and slippers are available for guests’ comfort. Free Wi-Fi is available in the private rooms, as well as in the public areas of the hotel, and there is a computer station available in the lobby. All rooms are furnished with designer furniture, which provide an attractive contrast to the dark brown, wooden parquet floor. Single rooms are available on the fifth floor, in the new ’Design’ room category. They are particularly quiet, stylish rooms with a high-quality, functional design.
Boutique: Familial and personal service in one of the oldest guesthouses in Zurich
The first mention of the Helmhaus Hotel as a guest house, in history books, was in 1356. The over 650 year old tradition of hospitality continues today at the highest level of quality. There are only 24 rooms, which ensures a quiet and intimate atmosphere. Each room has a very personal touch. Designer furniture and artwork from the Swiss artist Gisèle Mengis adorn all guest rooms and public areas. Personal and individual service is a priority, as a friendly and motivated team awaits the guests. The reception is staffed around the clock and the multilingual staff are always ready to meet the wishes of the hotel’s guests. Newly arriving guests are greeted with a welcome drink. The concierge service is available to help to organise tours, purchase tickets or to assist in hiring a car. Babysitting and child care can also be organised, if required.
Food & drink: Extensive breakfast buffet with regional products, inclusive
The extensive breakfast buffet with warm and cold dishes is included in the price of the room. The use of regional products is considered a great priority and it ensures that a healthy, typically Swiss breakfast is available. Various breads, bread rolls, pastries, fresh fruit, sausages, jams, cheeses, juices and freshly prepared Bircher Muesli make for a good start to the day. Coffee and tea is available free of charge throughout the day in the hotel lobby. For lunch and dinner, the Zurich city centre offers a wide range of restaurants, cafés and bars. Some great places to eat close by are the pizzeria Molino on Limmatquai and the restaurant Zunftstube Weisser Wind on Oberdorfstrasse, which offers a range of Swiss specialities and comedy shows.
Sports & leisure: Hiking, boat trips, museums or a visit to the zoo
Zurich offers numerous sporting and cultural entertainment possibilities, catering to a variety of tastes. Hiking, cycling and inline skating tours are available for different levels of ability, as well as boat trips on the Lake Zurich or the river Limmat. A visit to the Zurich Zoo with the Masoala rain forest enclosure (around 4 km away) or the Swiss National Museum (around 1.5 km away) are also recommended. Guests can explore Zurich’s historic centre either individually or with a guided city tour or sightseeing tour.
Location: Centrally located between Lake Zurich and the Grossmünster
The Helmhaus Hotel is in a prime location, close to the Grossmünster, in the middle of Zurich’s historical centre. Lake Zurich is only a stone’s throw away. Many sights can be reached in a radius of a few 100 meters: the Bahnhofstrasse shopping mile; the Opera House; and the picturesque streets of the old town in Niederdorf. A tram stop is located just 100 metres away from the hotel, which can be used to reach Zurich’s main train station in a few stops (1 km away). There are regular shuttle buses that run between Zurich’s airport (12 km away) and the main city hotels, including the Hotel Helmhaus.


      wireless LAN
      • free of charge
      • WLAN in rooms
      • WLAN in lobby
      air conditioning
        non-smoking building
        • entire hotel incl. lobby
          laundry service
            room service
                airport shuttle
                  allergy-friendly hotel

                    Frequently asked questions

                    There is free Wi-Fi in all rooms.

                    The hotel has 24 rooms in total.

                    Check-in: 15:00 o'clock | Check-out: 12:00 o'clock

                    Yes, breakfast is offered: breakfast buffet

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