Baur au Lac, Zurich

Talstrasse 1, 8024 Zurich, Switzerland. (show on map)

Expert reviews

CN Traveler review:

“Most of the rooms have been given contemporary twists – oversized photographs and original art works, swirly carpets and padded leather headboards for the beds – though there are still a few classic suites left, wonderfully chintzy and stripy, and largely unmodernised.”

Fodors review:

“Kings and queens, empresses and dukes took turns visiting (and let’s not forget Arthur Rubinstein, Marc Chagall, Henry Moore, and Plácido Domingo), making this hotel a truly upper-crust establishment from the time it opened its doors in 1844.”

Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Zurich.

Frommers review:

“The Baur au Lac is one of Switzerland’s grandest hotels. Set in private parkland on the shores of Lake Zurich, at the head of the fashionable Bahnhofstrasse, it has the perfect location for shopping and sightseeing.”

Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Zurich.

Telegraph review:

“This legendary Zurich five-star in private lakeside parkland is genteel and stately, with old world luxury re-interpreted in Art Deco, Louis XVI and English Regency styles. Beds are excellent and there is a stunning two-Michelin-starred restaurant.”

Guest rating

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4.6 out of 5.0

Ranked 2nd in Zurich


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All you need to know

Baur au Lac, a 19th-century palace hotel, overlooks the Schanzengraben Canal. Established in 1844, this historic hotel provides elegant and modern amenities. Posh guest rooms boast stunning marble bathrooms, lots of space, flat-screen TVs, and iPod docking stereos. Plush furniture, luxurious linens, crown molding, and chandeliers give this hotel an atmosphere of sophisticated elegance. Located in its own park, this hotel is home to manicured lawns, green space, lakeside scenery, and views of the snow-capped Alps. The abundance of banquet rooms and outdoor space makes Baur au Lac ideal for weddings, parties, and events.

In addition to stunning accommodations, Baur au Lac’s top-notch service is one of its defining characteristics. Not only will this hotel wash your car in the private garage, but it will also refuel and fix your vehicle if needed. Shoe shining is also available as you sleep. The state-of-the-art rooftop fitness center has a beautiful view of the lake, and personal trainers are available by appointment.

There are four top-notch restaurants to choose from at Baur au Lac: Restaurant Pavillon, Baur’s, Le Hall, and Baur au Lac Terrace. Pavillon, featuring a seven-course tasting menu, has received two Michelin stars. Chef Laurent Eperon creates modern and artistic interpretations of traditional Haute classics. Smaller bites are available at Baur’s and Le Hall, where you can find a wide selection of drinks and European cuisine. Baur au Lac Terrace provides a charming alfresco dining experience during the summer months, serving a wide range of seasonal and Mediterranean fare.


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