Only a few blocks from the heart of Zürich, the Florhof looks like one of those classic village inns one sees in the Alps. Indeed, the Florhof feels distinctively, authentically Swiss as compared to sterile high-rise hotels where one might as well be in Miami. Another considerable virtue is the hotel's proximity to the Kunsthaus, with its premier collection of 20th Century painting and sculpture.

Inside the Florhof, we discovered public rooms full of beautiful Swiss antiques and we enjoyed playing our favorite card game by the 18th Century fireplace, where the staff brought us coffee and cookies on a silver tray. In contrast to the old-world ambiance of the public rooms, guest rooms were remodeled in 1994 with all the bells and whistles. Our room also had big dormer windows, a classic Swiss bed, and a gleaming new bathroom. This intimate, quiet hotel is owned by Brigitte and Beat Schiesser, who have a cordial, hands-on management style. No detail of our comfort was overlooked. The little Florhof is most appealing.

Street Address: Florhofgasse 4
City: Zürich (Zurich/Zuerich)
Country: Switzerland
Phone: 011 41 1 261 44 70
Fax: 011 41 1 261 46 11
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Quality: Rating: 4 stars
Value: Rating: 3 stars
Price Level: $$$$
Type: Hotel