After two years of meticulous renovation, the Marktgasse Hotel reopened in 2015, offering guests a haven of luxury and comfort in the heart of Zurich’s Old Town. The historically-listed building, which dates back to the 13th century, now seamlessly blends old-world authenticity with modern elegance, creating an incomparable experience for guests from near and far.
Original elements like pillars, panelled walls and tiled stoves combine with clean palettes, streamlined design, and modern Scandinavian furnishings, to create richly layered environments you’ll never want to leave. The 39 rooms (including 2 suites and 6 junior suites) each feature unique layouts, offering a new experience with every stay.
If you can tear yourself away from the exquisite comfort of your room long enough to explore the city, you’ll be rewarded with an exciting array of attractions, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and bars, all close at hand. The Marktgasse is located in the heart of it all, surrounded by centuries of history and abundant cultural charm. Climb the cathedral tower. Stroll through the winding lanes. Spend a night at the opera. Relax at the hammam. This boutique hotel offers a compelling mix of activities, luxury, service, and charm.
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Marktgasse Hotel Information
- Location & Getting There:
The Marktgasse Hotel is situated in the heart of Zurich´s Old Town, just 500 metres from the lake. Zurich International Airport is a 25-minute drive.
From cozy single rooms to the spacious Marktgasse Suite, each of the 39 rooms at the Marktgasse is completely unique and individually furnished with high-quality modernist designer pieces. Oak parquet floors, contemporary furniture, and a graphic palette of black, grey, and white are reminiscent of understated Scandinavian design, while historic details like stucco, wall panelling, and tiled stoves bring a Parisian flair to every space. It’s the perfect blend of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities.
All rooms and suites at the Marktgasse include premium Schramm mattresses to ensure a good night’s sleep. Many of the ensuite bathrooms are equipped with a rain shower or bathtub, and all feature Aesop hair and body products – a total delight for the senses every morning and every night. With a different floor plan for every room, each stay at the Marktgasse is a completely unique experience.
As a guest of the Marktgasse Hotel, enjoy convenient access to all the cultural, culinary, and outdoor delights Zurich has to offer. Climb the tower of the Grossmünster cathedral, and take in the lovely views. Stroll through the lively Niederdorf district with small boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and bars. The Kunsthaus, Schauspielhaus, Opera House and Tonhalle are in walking distance. The legendary shop-lined Bahnhofstrasse is also within easy reach. And right next door, you’ll find the Cabaret Voltaire, the birthplace of the Dada movement, where today you will still find a regular lineup of performances, parties, poetry evenings, and films.
The bar and modern brasserie at the Marktgasse are delicious and convenient choices for a night in. And, as an added feature for guests, the hotel offers free access to the Fitnesspark Hamam Münstergasse, just a two-minute walk away. Work up a sweat in the fitness area or join a group class. Leave the stress of everyday life behind with some time in the hammam. The facility is an ideal place to fit in some exercise or seek out peace and quiet.
The Marktgasse Hotel welcomes families and children.