Luxury hotel holiday Hotel du Theatre Zurich

The three star Hotel DuTheatre works best as a sophisticated and quirky stopping point on a longer touring holiday through Switzerland, Austria, Italy, and France. Submerged in the glamour of the 20th century film world, every inch of this hotel's interior is chic and in-keeping with the theme. The ideal city location, spend a few nights uncovering the best of the city of Zurich, before moving on to Lausanne, to Venice, or to the Italian Lakes.
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  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on bed and breakfast
  • Fly-rail with scheduled flights and rail tickets
  • Rail travel from London back to London as option
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Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel du Theatre, Zurich

The Hotel DuTheatre by Fassbind is a glamorous option for those spending a few nights in the city. This chic hotel offers modern and comfortable interiors and boasts a prime location in the centre of the city.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 3

Location The hotel is located a short walk from the banks of the Limmat River, which flows into Lake Zurich

Closest airport Zurich Airport

Distance from airport The hotel is about 15-minutes' drive from Zurich Airport

Closest railway station Zurich Central Station

Distance from railway station The hotel is about 5-minutes' drive from Zurich Central Station

Hotel facilities and services

Breakfast Restaurant, WiFi throughout, Fitness Facilities at nearby partner hotel, and covered parking at an added cost from Monday to Saturday.

Out and about nearby

To see the impressive monuments left by Zurich's long and opulent history, visit the Grossmunster Cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century, the 11th century Fraumunster church, with its Chagall windows, or the Swiss National Museum, to see its historical exhibits as well as the crafts on display. The Museum Schloss Kyburg is situated just outside the city inside a white-washed rustic chateau-esque building. Of an afternoon, we would recommend taking a tour of Zurich's Old Town (self-guided or otherwise), to appreciate the city's origins, which date back to Roman times. Historic squares and quaint architecture will draw you around. Most tours should also take you past the Cabaret Voltaire, the birthplace of Dadaism. For a fantastic view across the city, and to see Lake Zurich in all its glory, trek up to the Uetliberg vantage point, the trail up to which goes through forested hills. The Kunsthaus Zurich is an unmissable attraction, as it displays a vast collection of major European artworks. For a taste of the more modern side of Zurich, observe the architecture of the Freitag Tower or at Europaallee. For a short trip outside the city, visit nearby Baden, with its colourful houses and pretty streets.

Sports nearby

The proximity of Lake Zurich means that guests are perfectly placed to enjoy the sailing, wakeboarding, and kitesurfing (among other water sports) facilities nearby. Alternatively, take to the hills for a brisk hike.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1028

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel du Theatre, Zurich

This three star design-hotel is set at the very heart of the city of Zurich, beside the gateway to the Old Town. Built in the 1950s, the exterior still exhibits all the glamour and opulence of the decade, and inside, it is full of enchanting nostalgia for a romantic, bygone era. The front facade oozes all the sophistication of the film world, with tall glass walls, steps lit by the orange glow from the light within, and a statue, sculpted in a classical style, on the pavement outside. Above the glassy hall, a large piece of nouveau sculpture transforms the wall. Once one of the iconic Boulevard Theatres, the hotel is now home to the Alba Cinema, one of the most important studio cinemas in the city, and now a protected monument. As you walk through the hotel, its boutique feel becomes apparent. The rooms are populated with unique, designer furniture that has a playful effect on the overall feel of the interior. Though the Hotel DuTheatre doesn't have a restaurant, a number of the city's best eateries are just around the corner. Spend a few nights in the city at the Hotel DuTheatre as part of a longer luxury tour across Europe.

Room descriptions

Hotel du Theatre has 50 rooms and suites with air-conditioning, mini-bar, complimentary Wifi, Cable TV with radio, safe, hair dryer, soundproofing, and triple-glazed windows. Junior Suites are provided on request.

Cosy Single
Standard
Deluxe Twin
Mini Suite

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1028

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel du Theatre, Zurich

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Hotel du Teatre in Zurich, our clients usually either fly to Zurich airport or arrive by train at Zurich Hauptbahnhof. From the airport there is a regular train service to the Hauptbahnhof and the journey takes about 10 minutes. The hotel is a short taxi ride from the station.

Holiday price guide This hotel is usually booked as part of a touring holiday of Switzerland. Therefore, the cost of a stay at this hotel would be included in the price of that touring holiday. If you want a holiday just to this hotel, then please contact our sales team and a tailor-made price will be put together for you and include your chosen travel arrangements.

From about

Holiday Code EXH1028

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Hotel du Theatre, Zurich

About Zurich

Zurich is a city that adapts to and flourishes in every season. In the summer, it is a cosmopolitan haven of designer boutiques, riverside pavement cafes, 50 museums, and over 100 galleries; and, in the winter, the streets of grand townhouses, churches, and palaces are transformed into a veritable winter wonderland. Step outside the city and you are immediately cast back into rural, Alpine Switzerland as the landscape becomes more dramatic and Lake Zurich dominates the plethora of natural interest sites. Towns such as Winterthur and Uster are home to their own range of traditions and their own character, with architecture and cuisine that reflects both the proximity of the German border and a proud Swiss national identity. With such close proximity to Zurich airport and the major railway lines, Zurich is an excellent first or last stop on a touring holiday.

Highlights of Zurich

The capital of the German-speaking canton of Zurich is the internationally-renowned historic city of Zurich. The perfect place to acclimatise to the Swiss way of life, there is much cultural discovery to be done. Perhaps begin with the waters of Lake Zurich and the River Limmat, taking a scenic boat cruise, or hiring a dingy for a more hands-on approach. Pedal boats offer a happy medium, and the lakefront Badi-Bars are beautifully situated for an evening drink afterwards. To witness the beauty of the city from above, climb to the top of the Karlsturm, one of the Grossmunster Church's two iconic towers. On the banks of the River Limmat is Schipfe, Zurich's oldest district. It was once the headquarters of the silk industry, and home to many tranquil bathhouses and the workshops of boat-builders; now, however, it has a very serene atmosphere that attracts artisans as well as visitors looking for peaceful strolls down quaint streets. The Lindenhof District was the site of a Roman fort in the 4th century, and Charlemagne's grandson's palace in the 9th century. Today, it is a popular meeting place for Zurich's residents. For a sweeping view of Zurich's Old Town, walk along the promenade in the Niederdorf District. Here, shops are hidden down narrow alleyways, old-fashioned grocery stores sell the local produce, and the views of grand stone buildings are topped off by the Grossmunster's towers. Everywhere in Zurich, however, there are pockets of outstanding beauty, be it beside the 1,200 fountains of drinkable water, on the historic Little Red Train, or Polybahn, that takes you up to the Polyterrasse, or on the world's most luxurious shopping mile, the Bahnhofstrasse.

Cultural highlights of Zurich

Informative cultural experiences can be had at a number of locations around the city. The Kunsthaus Art Museum exhibits a range of permanent and temporary displays by artists of international and local acclaim. The Museum Rietberg exhibits a range of non-European artistic and cult objects. The Arthouse Cinemas are known throughout Europe for the rare opportunity they provide to view independent films in a cinema setting. For innovative modern art, visit the Migros Museum or the Kunsthalle at Lauenbrau-Areal. More unique artistic ventures can be found at the Bruno Weber Park and Cabaret Voltaire, the birthplace of Dadaism. The so-called ‘Home Mountain,' or Uetliberg, is beautifully quilted in rich, dense forest and looks out across the city rooftops below and the blue waters of Lake Zurich. The Uetliberg Railway takes you up to the top of the mountain in no time at all, or it is possible to walk to the summit in less than two hours. Venturing outside the city, you may want to spend a day enjoying the natural scenery. At Rapperswil on Lake Zurich you can step out to the lake's centre to take in the 360 degree panoramic views. Also only a short distance away by rail is the majestic Rhine Falls, the largest plain waterfall in Europe. Stretching 150m across, the sight of the tumbling, crashing water is fantastic and well-worth the train ride. Kyburg Castle, once the home of the Counts of Kyburg and then the Habsburgs, is a magnificent and eerie insight into medieval life, torture, food, and the illustrious heritage of the area. An unseal, irregular pentagon, the castle fits perfectly onto the small hill on which it sits, cradling a picturesque courtyard. At night, the stone walls and square-pyramidal roofs are atmospherically lit from the ground with golden light. The museum housed within introduces visitors to everything medieval, from military fashion to the produce of the authentic vegetable garden. The city of Winterthur, though considerably smaller than Zurich, will be a highlight of your trip. Besides its 17 museums, including the Oskar Reinhart ‘Am Romerholz’ collection of 14th to 20th century art, Winterthur has the largest pedestrianised Old Town in Switzerland. Mansions line the petite squares, and the City Church with its red-topped towers and the Fisher Maiden's Fountain give it exceptional character. The Town Hall Passage remains a famous and popular attraction. Winterthur is also home to a prestigious Centre for Photography, a Casino Theatre, and the Swiss Science Centre Technorama. To end your day in Winterthur, or your stay in the Zurich Region, locate your favourite of the garden city's parks to sit back and enjoy the late afternoon sun.

Festivals in Zurich

In Zurich, the festivals and cultural events generally celebrate modern, artistic accomplishments, spotlighting international, not just local, stars. The Zurich Film Festival, for example, runs from the 22 September to the 2 October, and the Zurcher Theater Spektakel runs from August 13 to September 4. Winterthur plays host to the International Short Film Festival, the Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, and the Afro-Pfingsten. One alternative festival is the Dorflifascht in the Niededorf District at the end of August, when music, markets, food stalls, and shows take over the streets and squares. The Food Zurich festival will be held annually at the end of September, as of 2016, featuring fine, gourmet food sold at stalls by local restaurants and producers. Each year, the Manifesta takes on popular cultural and political issues, and deals with them through art over a period of up to 100 days.

Gastronomy in Zurich

The cuisine in Zurich is very typically Swiss, meaning that trying the chocolate, particularly by Lindt, Laderach, and Vollenweider is a must, along with the Luxemburgerli macaroons. A key dish in Zurich is the Zurcher Geschnetzeltes, a veal and mushroom ragout with kidney and sweetbreads that originated in the city. Rosti, fondue, and raclette remain popular this far northeast, as does the traditional Stubli. For a very traditional Swiss meal, head out to Rapperswil one evening. On your travels through Zurich, however, you will also come across a number of innovative restaurants serving creative cuisine, such as classic Swiss dishes using meat substitutes such as Tofu, or in unusual locations, such as the interior of an old mill.

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