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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Baur au Lac hotel located and how far is it from the airport?

The Baur au Lac is located in the city centre of Zurich, 12km from Zurich airport and 101km from Basel Mulhouse Freiburg airport.

Do you offer an airport shuttle service?

Yes, we are happy to provide private transfers from / to the airport. VIP arrival / departure from CHF 810 

What are the individual restaurant opening hours?

The current opening hours of our restaurant outlets are listed on the respective pages: 

Is there a restaurant etiquette?

Pavillon: Elegant attire 
Baur's: Dress to impress

Is the breakfast included in the room rate? How much is the breakfast at the Baur au Lac?

Generally, breakfast is not included in the room rate. For adults breakfast at the Baur au Lac is CHF 52, children between 6 and 12 years pay CHF 23.

What are the check-in and check-out times at the Baur au Lac?

Check-in is available from 3pm, check-out is until 12pm.

What time is breakfast served?

Monday-Friday: 7am - 10.30am 
Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 11am

Are there any parking spots available at the Baur au Lac?

No, there are no parking spaces available. For our overnight guests we offer the possibility to park in our hotel garage for a fee of CHF 45 per day. 

Are there any sights to visit around the Baur au Lac?

Fraumünster Church, Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, Bürkliplatz and Paradeplatz are within walking distance from the hotel. 

Does the Baur au Lac offer early check-in and late check-our? How can I use this service?

If our hotel capacity allows it, you are welcome to have a late check-out for an extra charge. 
From 12pm to 6pm you are charged half rate, from 6pm on you are charged full rate. 
To guarantee an early check-in before 9am we recommend to book the night beforehand in addition.

When was the Baur au Lac built?

The hotel was built in 1844.

When is afternoon tea served?

Afternoon tea is served from October to April daily from 1.30pm to 5.30pm.

Is it possible to celebrate a wedding at the Baur au Lac?

Yes, you are welcome to contact us for more information. 

Is it possible to hold meetings or events at the Baur au Lac?

Yes, you are welcome to contact us for more information. 

How far is the hotel from Lake Zurich?

The hotel is located only a few steps from Lake Zurich - approx. 100m.

In which district of Zurich is the Baur au Lac located?

The Baur au Lac is located in the city centre of Zurich.

Are children welcome at the hotel? And how much do they pay per day?

Yes. Children stay free of charge up to the age of 3 years, after that we charge CHF 120 for an extra bed.  

Are dogs welcome at the hotel? And how much does it cost per day?

Yes, for a fee of CHF 45 per dog per day. In the restaurants of the hotel, dogs are not permitted. However, dogs are allowed on the terrace and in the park.

Which means of payment are accepted?

We accept cash, credit cards, bank transfer and payment links. To guarantee a reservation we need our guests to present a credit card. 

Does the hotel have its own spa & wellness area?

No. However, we are happy to welcome you in our fitness centre. 

What is the maximum number of people that can be accommodated in one room?

All single rooms are designed for a maximum of one person. In all other rooms and suites, a maximum of 3 people, including children, can be accommodated (with an additional charge).

How much is the city tax?

The city tax is CHF 3.50 per person and night and is charged from the age of 4 years.