Zürich, Switzerland

Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac

Price per night from$340.55

Price information

If you haven’t entered any dates, the rate shown is provided directly by the hotel and represents the cheapest double room (including tax) available in the next 60 days.

Prices have been converted from the hotel’s local currency (CHF307.81), via openexchangerates.org, using today’s exchange rate.


Roaring Twenties reboot


Laidback Lake Zürich

Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac is a four-star art deco block with both lake and city delights right on the doorstep. Constructed in 1928, the building’s Roaring Twenties roots are still firmly on display in its refurbished form. Although these days it roars a little quieter in favour of relaxation. The lobby lounge, with its chequerboard floor and hanging plants, is a refined place to linger with a coffee, and the light-filled restaurant, with its brass and curving contours, is a soul-soothing space. Tasteful, orderly and peaceful, Ameron is just the place to retire to after a day exploring all Zürich has to offer.

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Need to know


Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac has 61 guest rooms, including seven suites


Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Early check-in is available on request starting from 7am, and check-out can be extended to 6pm, subject to availability. These are charged at up to 50 per cent of the daily room rate.


Double rooms from £285.69 (CHF319), including tax at 3.7 per cent. Please note the hotel charges an additional local city tax of CHF2.50 per person per night on check-out.

More details

Rates include a buffet breakfast, which is served in the Studio Bellerive restaurant. Guests can choose from coffee, tea, juices and smoothies, breads, fruit, cereals, yoghurt, charcuterie, cheese boards, eggs, bacon, sausages, rösti and muffins.

At the hotel

Gym with crosstrainer, bike and dumbbells; same-day laundry and dry cleaning service (Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays). In rooms: free WiFi, minibar, free bottled water, HD TV, tablet, Marshall speaker, coffee machine, Ameron Collection bath products. Premium rooms and suites also have a pillow menu, bathrobes, slippers and beach bags.

Our favourite rooms

At Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac, all guest rooms stick to a common theme, with the same rich blues, watery greys and gently curving headboards making an appearance. We liked the slight bump in luxury that comes with the fifth-floor Premium room, with clever mirror panels reflecting the view of the lake and sky outside. For its bigger proportions and extra flashes of decorative va-va-voom, the Junior Suite with the lake view gets our top vote, with its balconies, roomier bathroom, dining area and swish curvy sofa seating.

Packing tips

Channel your inner chameleon, with relaxed deck wear for lake sails and swims, plus a glam ensemble for a fancy night at the opera.


You can book in-room beauty treatments in advance. Guest rooms can all be reached by lift, and three of the rooms have been designed with accessibility in mind, with extra room for wheelchairs to manoeuvre.


For CHF25 a night, your prized pooch can bag a place in your room, plus a dog bed and bowl. See more pet-friendly hotels in Zürich.


There’s no kids’ club or babysitting service, but children of any age are welcome here.

Sustainability efforts

The hotel is part of the ‘Swisstainable’ tourism programme, encouraging visitors to engage with sustainable travel across Switzerland. Much of the lighting in communal areas is motion-activated, and 80 per cent of it is LED-powered. Power in guest rooms is only activated when the key-card is inserted, and cut off when the guest leaves. Reuse of towels and linens is encouraged and taps are fitted with aerators to reduce water waste. Bath products come in special dispensers to reduce waste, and staff are trained in waste separation for recycling.

Food and Drink

Photos Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac food and drink

Top Table

The little quarter booths, overlooked by graceful curving lampstands, are the best choice for a more intimate dinner à deux. There's also a large banquet-style chef's table for bigger groups settling in for a feast.

Dress Code

Understated elegance to rival that Swiss sophistication.

Hotel restaurant

Marcel Oesterreich is the chef at the culinary helm of the good ship Studio Bellerive, the hotel’s glamorous art deco-themed grill and brasserie, all deep-blue banquettes, aqua tiling and gleaming brass fittings. Morning service comes in the form of a breakfast buffet (7am to 10am weekdays/10.30am weekends), with lunch (11.30am to 2pm) and dinner (6pm to 11pm) menus offering sustainably sourced fish, meat and veg from the grill, plus brasserie dishes. Start with appetisers such as langoustine bisque, followed by whole grilled seabass wrapped in a banana leaf, and finished with braised persimmon, apple compote and ice cream.

Hotel bar

Settle onto a bar stool at the glinting, curved cage of the Bellerive bar (open 2pm to 11pm daily) to sample Swiss and international wines, or the hotel’s signature tipple, a mix of Hendrick’s gin, grapefruit, lime, sugar and mint. Bar meals, such as club sandwiches and Caesar salads, are also served here. On the other side of the lobby you’ll find the cigar lounge and patio, or you can book the chic Freddie Frinton bar for your own private gathering.

Last orders

Dinner orders finish at 9.30pm.

Room service

If you’d prefer your food to come to you, order room service between 11.30am and 10pm.


Photos Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac location
Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac
Utoquai 47

Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac sits on the banks of Lake Zürich, in the Swiss city of Zürich.


Zürich International Airport is around 30 to 45 minutes away by car. You can book a transfer (at least 24 hours in advance) for CHF130 one-way.


Zürich Stadelhofen train station is a seven-minute walk and four-minute drive from the hotel. You can book a one-way transfer in advance for CHF15.


There’s no on-site parking, but you can use the Utoquai public car park opposite the hotel, which also has 50 charging points for electric vehicles. Parking costs CHF3.50 an hour, and CHF35 for 24 hours. You can book valet parking at check-in for a charge of CHF50.

Worth getting out of bed for

Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac’s position gifts its residents easy access to both the lake and the city sights. Start off with a cruise around Lake Zürich or a boat trip along the River Limmat. From lido to lake, Zürich is a prime bathing destination – take your pick from the Zürich Badis, a collection of pleasant public swimming spots.

The hotel is a six-minute walk from Zürich Opera House, which hosts opera and ballet performances, and a 10-minute walk to Bahnhofstrasse, the main shopping drag that’s home to lots of well-known brands. You can discover independent boutiques and grab a locally made souvenir in the converted Viadukt Arches or in the Old Town shops. You can tour the city by Segway, by boat or on foot with a guide.

On the opposite bank of the lake, around a 20-minute drive away, you’ll find Lindt Home of Chocolate, a huge museum of chocolate complete with a giant chocolate fountain. Golfers can access a nine-hole course at Dolder Golfclub, which is just 12 minutes away by car.

Local restaurants

At the longstanding Kronenhalle restaurant, you can gaze at an original Chagall over your plate of veal schnitzel with rösti. For something more modern try the small plates (such as pumpkin strudel with truffle or sturgeon with black cabbage) and leisurely vibes of Maison Manesse. Rosaly’s serves classics like Wienerschnitzel and chef’s specials such as côte de boeuf, and there’s sushi and sake aplenty at casual Ginger.

Local bars

Bar am Wasser is the place for waterside cocktails (try the Hakuna Tomata with bourbon, tomato, dry curaçao and vermouth) and Odeon, former haunt of Einstein, no less, provides a historic café-bar setting that’s just right for a glass of fizz.


Photos Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac reviews

Anonymous review

Every hotel featured is visited personally by members of our team, given the Smith seal of approval, and then anonymously reviewed. As soon as our reviewers have returned from this lakeside hotel in Zürich and unpacked their peerless timepieces, a full account of their Swiss city break will be with you. In the meantime, to whet your wanderlust, here's a quick peek inside Ameron Zürich Bellerive au Lac in Zürich…

The glossy lobby, the swanky cigar lounge, the chic co-working area: this Ameron offering makes quite the first impression. This late-Twenties building has been a hotel since the Thirties. In the restaurant (formerly a film studio), appealing art deco shapes and hues abound, along with tall windows giving prime people-watching views of the street outside, and a superb curving bar ringed with high stools. Upstairs, guest rooms are subtler, with a soothing maritime palette, Modernist-style framed prints and understated marbled shower rooms. The lake-view rooms are sure to coax out the inner yachtie in even the most stubborn landlubber, although both are well catered for in this eclectic city.

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