The Dolder Grand (formerly known as Grand Hotel Dolder) is a 5 star superior hotel in Zürich. Built in 1899, the hotel is located on Adlisberg hill, spreading out over 40’000 m². The hotel offers 173 rooms and suites, two restaurants, a bar, 13 conference rooms and a 4’000 m² Spa.

The hotel is connected to central Zurich by road, and by the Dolderbahn rack railway, which has its upper terminus next to the hotel complex.

The Hotel was closed from 2004-2008 for an extensive renovation which cost about 440 Mio swiss francs according to the owner himself. Famous architect Norman Foster was leading the project.

The rooms are all very modern with top notch features, a great view of the city, the golf course, lake of zurich and the alps. The marble bathrooms are generously sized and feature towel and bathroob heating facilites which I found kind of fancy and liked it very much.

The state-of-the-art spa is a huge and holistic venue, probably one of the biggest hotel spa’s that I have ever seen. There is everything you might be looking for including a very quiet and nice meditation room.

The hotel restaurants are excellent, garden restaurant is famous for sunday brunch and “THE RESTAURANT” just got his 2nd Michelin star.

Definately the hotel in Zurich with the most magnificent view. If you have time and not need to stay downtown the Dolder Grand Hotel is “the” place to stay. I can only highly recommend it to all sofisticated travelers outhere.



  1. E.Brunwalder

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