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Are stars outdated?

Guest house, boutique or business hotel: hotel categories are not always so clearly distinguishable. And yet they sometimes say more than the general star rating. Here we reveal the position of our Fred Hotels.

When looking for suitable accommodation, travelers are no longer guided solely by the star classification. Today, we use a variety of categories to differentiate hotels. Time for a brief overview of what the categories stand for.

City hotels for comfortable short trips

If you like to be right in the middle of the action, between shopping streets and cultural attractions, it's best to choose a charming city hotel. These are often equipped with smart self-check-in systems that provide everything from digital room keys to luggage lockers. Book spontaneously, arrive independently, return to your room for a breather during a long day, change before leaving - the comfort of a city hotel makes it possible. Centrally located in major cities, they are often the first choice for city breaks and business travelers.

Boutique hotels for theme-oriented guests

Boutique hotels stand for personal, unusual hotels with just a few rooms. They are often found in beautifully restored old buildings, furnished in a select style. This type of accommodation focuses on charm and flair. So if you are looking for a specific ambience in addition to sleeping comfort, you are in good hands in a boutique hotel.

Business hotels for corporate travelers

As the name suggests, business hotels are primarily aimed at people on business trips. Both the rooms and the rest of the hotel facilities are designed accordingly: There are desks as well as bookable seminar or meeting rooms. They are usually located close to airports, train stations or trade fair grounds and are therefore always easy to reach.

Guest houses for the best price-performance ratio

A guest house is ideal for people who are looking for functionality and who like minimalism. Why all the bells and whistles when you can keep it simple? For example, there are often self-check-in systems where everything can be handled independently via smartphone. The furnishings are simple, compact and functional - a good night's sleep in a prime location at reasonable prices. Perfect for those who opt for shorter room stays and more time for everything else.

Fred Hotels for all city lovers

Our Fred Hotels have the welcoming character of a local family business and are located in venerable buildings, exclusively in prime locations in the heart of Zurich. We are defined by our central location, courteous service and smart self-check-in solutions for an independent, flexible guest experience. The ideal accommodation for short stays, city trips or business meetings - in the spirit of our founder Fred Tschanz, who said: "You can get to us by tram".



Fred Hotel Zürich Hauptbahnhof:  modern city hotel with 24/7 reception service

Fred Guest House Zürich Hauptbahnhof: independent guesthouse with option for breakfast

Fred Hotel Zürich Leonhardstrasse:  smart self-check-in city hotel with 4-star rooms