With its enviable riverside location and Michelin-star restaurant, the historic Storchen offers a convenient and luxe experience. Enjoy brunch outside overlooking the city, walk along the hotel’s private pier or take the two-minute stroll into the shopping district.
The Marktgasse Hotel provides a historic stay in the heart of Zürich’s old town and the 600-year-old building stands out among the shops and cafes due to its bright white façade and periwinkle shutters. The renovated interior is bright and modern, while retaining some of its original features such as fresco paintings on the lobby walls and parquet flooring in the rooms.
You can spend time in the hotel’s library and peruse the books lining the bright red shelves, or walk two minutes to the nearby spa and fitness suite and take advantage of the Turkish bath, pool and mud room. There’s a contemporary cafe with outdoor seating, as well as a fine-dining restaurant run by a three-star Michelin chef.
There are 39 rooms, ranging from the smaller Cosy and Generous rooms to the more luxe junior suites and Marktgasse suite.
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There are 39 rooms at Marktgasse Hotel, each boasting a different floorplan and decor. Some rooms retain original features like stucco and oak parquet flooring, but all are styled with modern designer furniture.
The Cosy and Generous rooms are standard sized rooms with bright walls and comfortable beds. The junior suites have seating areas in addition to the sleeping area, and the junior suite with rooftop terrace has a generous balcony overlooking Zürich. The Marktgasse suite is the largest suite, with a separate living room that can be closed off from the bedroom.
Wi-Fi and air conditioning come standard in all rooms, and there are two accessible rooms.
Marktgasse Hotel is situated on a quiet street in the midst of Zürich’s old town. You’ll be just a few minutes’ walk from the Limmat River, Lake Zürich and the main train station. The Kunsthaus, Schauspielhaus, Opera House and Tonhalle are also in walking distance, in addition to the plentiful shops, cafes and restaurants.
Food and drink
- The hotel’s restaurant, IGNIV Zürich, is helmed by three-Michelin star chef Andreas Carminada.
- The hotel also has a cafe called delish that serves a variety of breakfast options, pastries, cocktails, wines and local beers. There is also outdoor patio seating.
- Family room available with extra beds in the suite categories.
Facilities and activities
- Guests at the Marktgasse can use a nearby spa and fitness club.
- There is a small salon and library.
Two suites are wheelchair accessible and the hotel has an elevator to access all areas. However, the hotel is built on a hill of cobblestones so external access could be more challenging.
This is one of the best hotels in Zürich’s old town. We love its central location and the building’s long history, which gives it interesting features like original oak parquet flooring and stucco on walls.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
A tour encompassing three of the most well-known aspects of Swiss culture: chocolate, cheese, and mountains. You’ll board a bus and visit a chocolate outlet, a cheese factory, an Alpine summit and a storybook village on this drive through the northern Swiss countryside.
Stein am Rhein boasts an impressive collection of 16th-century frescoes — all on the outsides of the medieval half-timbered buildings lining the old town’s Rathausplatz. Visit for a day, walk the storybook streets and stroll along the riverbank in this historic paradise.