Alex Lake Zurich – A city and a lake in one – FunkyForty

Hi all,

Last week we had a great time staying at the Alex Lake Zurich. Much more than just a hotel, it is truly a seaside resort that just opened in 2019 and has a lot to offer. The ideal place for a leisure or business stay.

Located directly on the shores of Lake Zurich, you can easily go straight from your room into the lake for a swim. SUPs are available and there’s even a small but stylish spa with direct lake views.

A special hotel boat will take you to the center of Zurich in 30 minutes. You can also choose to drive with the hotel limousine. Or better yet – a little secret that isn’t much publicized – there’s a complementary electric BMW that customers can use / take a test drive. For us sports creatures it is also possible to use one of the hotel’s complementary electric bikes.

Keep scrolling to learn more about “Alex Lake Zurich – A City and Lake Resort in One ”which just opened in 2019 and which has a lot to offer.

Alex Lake Zurich – A city and a seaside resort in one

Ready to enter this wonderful hotel specially designed by BradyWilliams Studio.

Spread over five floors and featuring a state-of-the-art stone and glass architectural design,

Alex Lake Zurich is owned by the living circle hotel Group. This means that hotel guests can also enjoy all the facilities of the other 2 Living Circle hotels based in Zurich: Storchen and the Widder.

Perfect for long stays – or to visit central Zurich.

Rooms and suites

There are 42 contemporary studios and 2 penthouses. Each studio includes a bespoke designer kitchenette, living and dining area, master bedroom and private bathroom. As well as a private balcony, terrace or patio doors with beautiful views of the lake, the city of Zurich or the mountains.

We had a beautiful corner suite with the most magnificent 360 ° overlooking Lake Zurich.

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Fabulous compact kitchen with dishwasher, refrigerator, microwave, elements, coffee maker and tea kettle.

Refined cuisine with breathtaking views of the lake

the Restaurant Alex is available to hotel guests from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. with a continuous warm kitchen.

Love the way the restaurant has been carefully designed on 2 levels. Whichever table you sit at, you have a breathtaking view of the lake.

Chef Tino Staub and his team (previously at the Widder Hotel) are dedicated to finding interesting and newly interpreted flavors. Combining local products with flavors and ingredients from around the world in their dishes. We really enjoyed his green curry which made our taste buds feel like we were in Asia.

This is also where breakfast is served directly to your table.

In case you were wondering, I managed to cut my finger open with a bread knife earlier this week – not recommended!

Alex Bar

Set in a pretty mint green, Alex Bar is a super inviting place for a bespoke cocktail with a view.

The residents’ lounge

Another perfect aperitif room which can also be booked for your own private event.

Outdoor terrace

One of the prettiest lakeside terraces in Zurich – a must visit the next time you’re in town on a sunny day!

Health club and spa

Spa facilities include:

  • Hammam-style spa
  • Hammam and sauna
  • Vitality Pool
  • Relaxing chairs
  • Treatment room
  • Showers
  • Direct access to the lake

There is a special menu massages to choose. Or choose to have a facial and discover Swiss line, a blend of Swiss science and glamor to offer amplified skin renewal.

The air-conditioned gym is also a great place to unwind after a busy day at the office. Yoga classes can also be arranged for you. You can also choose to use one of the stand up paddle boards or complementary electric bikes.

The Alex boat

Such a treat to just be able to walk down the stairs and join the boat and hotel shuttle service into town. In 30 minutes you are dropped off in the city center near the pier of the Storchen hotel.


We loved the location right on the lake. Even though we were still in Zurich, we felt like we had traveled further – that real vacation feeling! It reminded us a bit of one of our favorite hotels along Lake Como – Il Sereno.

The restaurant staff were super nice, making us feel like family.

Definitely a place we will be back!

Seestrasse 182
CH-8800 Thalwil, Switzerland
Call +41 44 552 99 99
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Hi! I am Yvonne, a 40 year old Kiwi, living in Zurich. I love fashion, travel, shopping and food – I believe chocolate will cure almost anything!

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