Hotel Helvetia

The boutique hotel, Hotel Helvetia, is located at Stauffacher, between the elegant Kreis 1 district and the vibrant Langstrasse quarter.

Everyone who lives in the city of Zurich is familiar with the “Helvti”, as it is affectionately known. For in the turbulent 1980s, people gathered here before and after a demonstration; it was also a popular meeting place for musicians, artists, students, and journalists, and it was here that the myth surrounding “Züri brännt” (Zurich is burning) – relating to a series of youth protests – arose. Nowadays, this magnificent establishment, with its 35 stylish rooms and two luxurious business apartments on the top floor, is an absolute gem in the heart of the city.

The business apartments with a kitchenette or a marquee that can be ordered separately are also suitable for families with children. Bookable babysitters, individual meals for children, and the possibility to bring the family dog are all further pluses for families.

The Helvti bar serves up Zurich history and delicious cocktails. Meanwhile, in the Helvetia restaurant – which has been awarded 14 points by the Gault-Millau gourmet guide – guests can enjoy regional, market-fresh dishes and Mediterranean delicacies. The roof terrace with its unrestricted view over the rooftops of Zurich can be rented for private events.

When the weather is fine, guests can also discover one of Zurich’s most amazing pool bars. Located directly on the banks of the Sihl river, it serves crossover food and exotic cocktails Miami-style.

Situated at Stauffacher, the boutique hotel lies directly on the intersection between the vibrant Langstrasse quarter and the elegant Kreis 1 district.


Zürich Main Station 835 m
Zürich Airport 9.1 km
Boutique Hotel Helvetia
Stauffacherquai 1
8004  Zürich