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Swiss Chocolate by Fassbind ***

Overnight stay in the chocolate hotspot in Zurich

  • 5% discount if you book here
  • Free cancellation until 00:01 am on day of arrival

A sweet hotel dedicated to Swiss chocolate. 4 walking minutes from the main train station, in the old town (Niederdorf).

Are you planning a city trip for the weekend or are you looking for a place to stay in the city centre? The new Swiss Chocolate Hotel was built in 2021 and is located in the heart of Zurich – only a 4-minute walk from the main station – at the gateway to the old town (Niederdorf).

The location is perfect for discovering the diversity of the city. You can easily reach Zurich’s famous Bahnhofstrasse, numerous restaurants and bars, Lake Zurich, the Grossmünster and other exciting sights on foot.

During your stay, immerse yourself in architecture and décor inspired by the fabulous history of Swiss chocolate: From the cocoa forests to the chocolate bar, without forgetting the pioneers of production. Already at the reception, all gourmets are warmly welcomed with our chocolate fountain.

We re-imburse to our guests who book directly with us, the price of the train or tram ticket from the main station or from the Airport. (direct single ticket, no daypass) Please give us your ticket at the check-in.

Free access to the fitness room of our By Fassbind hotels. Either the Swiss Night approx 1km away or the Züri By Fassbind including sauna. Jogging access along the Limmat river and over the car free “Viadukt”, approx 2,6 km

How to reach us

  • +41 44 267 267 0
  • Zähringerstrasse 46, 8001 Zürich

Around your hotel


Hotel Swiss Chocolate by Fassbind
Zähringerstrasse 46
8001 Zürich

Public transfer

The Hotel Swiss Chocolate by Fassbind*** is located at the “Central”, one of the most important traffic junctions in the city centre, which makes it a top location for city trips on the weekend. The hotel is located directly at the “Central” tram-stop.

For more information on your public transport connection, please visit Enter Zurich Central as your destination.

Arriving by car

You can plan the exact route online. Enter our address in your GPS: Zähringerstrasse 46, Zürich

Hotel services

  • Free cancellation until 2 pm on day of arrival
  • Reception 24/7
  • Non smoking hotel
  • Bar in the hotel
  • Room for handicaped available
  • Pets are welcome, with a fee of CHF 15.-


Enjoy the extraordinary flair and diversity of the city of Zurich also in the hotel. From our 56 non-smoking rooms, there are two panorama rooms with a view of the picturesque Polybahn as well as a skyline room with a view over the rooftops of the old town. Each of our hotel rooms surprises with an individual chocolate design. Your overnight stay will be something very special – we promise. The standard single room may be tiny. If you expect more space, please book a double or a superior room.

  • Bathroom with shower or bath
  • Large LCD TV with over 120 international channels
  • 230V sockets, compatible with Europe, the US, and England
  • Individually adjustable air conditioning & heating
  • Fresh air supply in the room even with closed windows to ensure a quite sleep
  • Free Wifi / WLAN


5% discount if you book directly with us, by phone, email or by using the booking tool on this Website.

  • Bathroom with shower or bath
  • Soundproof windows (triple-glazed)
  • Soundproof doors
  • Individually adjustable air conditioning & heating
  • Large windows that you can open
  • Fresh air supply in the room even with closed windows to ensure a quite sleep
  • Non smoking hotel
  • 230V US, GB, Asian and European Electricity socket
  • Free Wifi / WLAN
  • Large LCD TV with over 120 international channels
  • Mini-bar with swiss chocolate
  • Hair dryer
  • Kettle with Tea and Coffee
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Room telephone with answering machine
  • Wake-up call

The air conditioning operates from June to October. Heating operates from November to April.

AC’s in Switzerland are not at comparable with A/Cs for example in arabic countries or the US. Temperatures at that hight have not been measured and the pressure from the Swiss Authorities to reduce electric consumption increased.

When refurbishing or building a Hotel we receive requirements for the building which actions need to be taken to be allowed to implement an A/C, that you allowed to cool down at all. If you have a standard isolation it is already no more allowed to install an AC.

We received the requirements, to start the AC at a 24 hours average temperature higher than 25 C. This happens fully automatic and can not be overdriven by our staff. All our Hotels feature a modern heating cooling system. If a AC is in operation we are allowed to cool down the rooms maximum 2 C more than the outside temperature. In the mid season (March till June or October till November) the temperature are about 15 C during the night and 28 C during the day, so the average is only at 20 C. In this case the temperature only can be regulated if you open the windows during the night. If the requirements are not followed the authorties can send fines. Our staff tries everything to satisfy you. But they are not able to influence the rules of the authorities. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Modern Fire alarm with smoke & fire detector in each room
  • Door viewer
  • In-Room Safe free of charge
  • Security lock with chip card
  • Security chain at the door
  • Staff present 24h

  • Reception staffed 24/7
  • 24h laundry (not on public holidays)

Pets are welcome, chargeable at CHF 15.- per night

Breakfast 6:30 – 10:30 am
Unless specified in your booking, breakfast is not included and may be charged separately at the hotel. You have the choice between

  • No Breakfast (no cost)
  • A coffee and croissant for CHF 5.50
  • A la carte, pay what you eat
  • Pre-ordered Full Buffet Breakfast CHF 20.- (Breakfast has to be ordered and confirmed latest at the moment of the Check-in, once ordered it is not cancellable and the cost will apply even if not consumed)
  • Full Buffet Breakfast for CHF 22.-
  • In-Room Breakfast for CHF 25.- (Use the door knob ordering form in your room or call reception)

We don’t charge an additional City Tax in our hotels in Zurich. But there is a charge of CHF 2.50 (CHF 3.50 from 2024 on) per person and per night to support our environmental and service commitment.

Usual cancellation/no show policy for individuals bookingsUnless differently mentioned and agreed at the time of booking, our cancellation and no-shows fees are as follow:

  • Cancellation is free of charge if cancelled until 00:01 am (00h01) the day of arrival (Swiss time). If cancelled after 00:01 am (00h01) on day of arrival, the first night will be charged.
  • No-show: The first night will be charged in case of no-show and the reservation will be cancelled.
  • Early check-out (less nights than reserved): If you decide to shorten your stay before noon, you will receive a refund for the unused days minus 35% administration costs. These costs cover the price difference (longer stays generally get better rates than shorter stays), loss of sales (it is not obvious to find a new customer for your room at short notice), as well as various costs such as credit card commissions and other commissions…

Early Check-in: Check-in time: 3 pm. Early check-in CHF 50.- per room only if a room is available at the moment of the check-in.

Late check-out: Check-out time 12 pm / Late check-out time available until latest 3 pm at CHF 50.- per room if agreed with the reception. Late check-out after 3 pm will be charged full at best available rate of the day.

  • 10% if you book more than 75 nights per year.
  • 15% discount if you book more than 300 nights per year.

Please contact our reception if you are interested in these special rates.

Please contact Eric Fassbind if you have a cultural project or sport project to arrange a sponsorship price

Children are free until the age of 6 as long as they share their parent’s bed. If a bed is required the normal price applies.

Contact the reception to know our prices for longer stays.

Public Parking Urania available at 600m from the Hotel. No reservations possible.

The hotel has a small space for a few bicycles.

Outside in front of the hotel public parking

We offer numerous meeting and congress facilities. Visit the “Meeting” section of our website above.

Labelized Swisstainable: Discover all our commitments by clicking on “Environment” hereunder.

Bank account: Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) – Zürich IBAN : CH16 0070 0110 0057 5290 8 / SWIFT : ZKBKCHZZ80A

Name of the company: RV Hotel Management AG VAT Nr : CHE 102.728.886

Sabre: YX 29529 Amadeus: YX ZRHTHE Galileo/Apollo: YX 26926 Worldspan: YX 08885 Pegasus: GL; 67163

Please contact us below to discuss a discount based on your volume or for any specific group, event or seminar.


We are glad to answer your questions. Please fill the form below to the sales department.