Baur au Lac

Zurich, Switzerland

Talstrasse 1, Zurich, Switzerland

The chirping of birds as you make your way through the hotel’s garden to the lobby sets the stage for a stay that promises to be anything but ordinary. Zurich’s fabled Baur au Lac might sit in the heart of the city, but it feels worlds away…

The Baur au Lac is not the Zurich you know. It’s a quieter side of the city, with a lakeside setting and a warm elegance that only hints at its 175-year-old history. This is the grandest of the palace hotels this side of Switzerland, and designer Pierre-Yves Rochon did a wonderful job maintaining its aristocratic feel with deep, swirly carpets, oil paintings on the walls and beds with padded leather headboards. Then, of course, the lobby bar and the light-flooded Pavillon restaurant enclosed by glass are attractions in their own right, while the Terrace, with its statement lighting and banquettes in shades of lurid green is the city’s summer hot spot for light meals, iced cocktails and spectacular views. For a taste of old-world luxury close to everything you want to see in Zurich, the Baur au Lac is a magnificent place to hole up, dine, see or be seen.

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What makes the hotel special

  • It’s the grandest of Zurich’s old palace hotels, and it wears that title with pride.
  • The garden overlooking Lake Zurich and the Alps is the stuff of travel dreams.
  • The Dublin Bay prawn by Michelin-starred chef Laurent Eperon at the Pavillon restaurant is the best you'll ever taste.

Our selection of rooms and suites

Rooms and Suites

Single Room

25 sq.m / 269 sq.ft, View: City view, courtyard - Location: Main building, 2nd to 4th floor - Bathtub or shower depending on the room


Deluxe double room

35 sq.m / 377 sq.ft, View: Courtyard, canal or city - Location: Main building, 1st to 4th floor - Bathtub in all rooms, shower in some rooms


Junior Suite

50 sq.m / 538 sq.ft, View: Canal, city or courtyard - Location: Main building, all floors - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony in some rooms


Deluxe Junior Suite

65 sq.m / 700 sq.ft, View: Lakeside View - Location: Main building, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th floor - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony in some rooms


City Suite

60 sq.m / 646 sq.ft, View: City View - Location: Main building, 1st to 4th floor - Bathtub and shower in all rooms


River Suite

65 sq.m / 700 sq.ft, View: Canal and lake - Location: Main building, 1st to 4th floor - Bathtub and shower in all rooms


Deluxe Suite

70 sq.m / 753 sq.ft, View: Lakeside - Location: Main building, 1st to 4th floor - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony in all rooms


Deluxe River Suite

110 sq.m / 1184 sq.ft, View: Schanzengraben Canal - Location: River side - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony in all rooms


Deluxe Corner Suite

90 sq.m / 969 sq.ft, View: Lakeside, Canal - Location: Main building, 1st to 3rd floor - Bathtub and shower in all rooms, Balcony in some rooms


Hotel Information

Practical information

  • Address

    Talstrasse 1 , Zürich

  • Internet

    Public areas : free

    In room : free

  • Children policy

    Children are welcome

  • Check-in / Check-out

    Check-in : 3 pm

    Check-out : noon

  • Transportation and transfers

    Transfer : subject to supplement

  • Smoking policy

    Non-smoking public spaces

    Smoking rooms : available

  • Rooms

    119 rooms and suites

    In-room amenities: flatscreen TV, in-room safe, minibar, coffee / tea making facilities, complimentary newspaper daily, own product line bathroom products

  • Always included in this hotel

    Complimentary Internet

    Complimentary Mineral Water in the room upon arrival

    Fruits in the room upon arrival

    Free minibar

  • Available services

    Air conditioned hotel

    Laundry service

    Concierge service

    Business center

  • Pets

    Dogs allowed

  • Parking

    Car park / valet service : CHF45 per day


  • Restaurants and bar options

    Baur's (Sept. 2019) - 2 Michelin-starred (Gastronomic restaurant: french cuisine)

    Rive Gauche (Restaurant: mediterranean cuisine, Bar)

    Le Hall (Bar, Afternoon tea, Light meals)

    Terrasse (Restaurant: mediterranean cuisine, Bar, Light meals)

  • Breakfast

    Continental breakfast: CHF39

    Buffet breakfast: CHF49

Spa & Leisure

  • Leisure

    Fitness center


  • A.W.

    It is a beautiful hotel where you are made to feel welcome. All staff are courteous and helpful. Good location for visiting the lake and old town.

  • D.L.

    We love the hotel, it is as near to perfection as we have found, in fact - it is perfection!

  • D.N.

    Hotel very well located, beautiful, with service to match a 5 star luxurious decor but not flashy, Soundproofing absolutely perfect and lovely large rooms

  • J.P.S.

    A close to pefect hotel

  • J.S.

    Elegant modern oasis in the Heart of the city with spectacular vistas On the lake and channel .


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