An oasis of style in an area brimming with nondescript hotels, the Rütli
was renovated in 2010 so everything in it is sparklingly new and very
smart. The rooms are a study in understated hotel chic, with stylish feature walls, artful lighting, crisp white bed linen, sparkling white-tiled bathrooms, air-conditioning and decorative touches that place it a notch above some of the rather formulaic design hotels in Zürich.
All rooms come with Nespresso machines and a rubber duck to welcome guests. Untouched by the refurbishment are the immensely popular twelve City Rooms, designed by graffiti artists Prim and Rast and featuring sophisticated street art. There is little in the way of facilities, but downstairs is an inviting reception-slash-wine bar, blending chic leather seating with an open fire and a rough hewn stone wall.
Situated within easy reach of the Hauptbahnhof (main station) on a busy cobbled Niederdorf street, the Rütli may not be in the smartest part of town but it’s chic, central and very welcoming.