Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery Collection
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December 8th flying to. Zurich today. Getting anxious. After 2 hr delay due to weather and having the plane de ice, we left at 9 pm instead of 7 pm. Arrive at 11am instead of 840am. After a shower will go out and see the sights. Believe it or not, we have more snow then they do. Weather is great, not to cold but not to warm. And everything is green …
... wanted. We passed a Fondue house - something truly Swiss, but were not hungry enough for the $70 CHF a head dinner. Our walk was hampered by the fact that some form of marathon was being raced through the city streets. Every way we turned the streets were blocked and competitors were running by. We got glimpses of the old houses and monuments but they were overshadowed by big white tents with race ...
... the bus with plenty of time to spare. Once we arrived at the train station, we got our tickets, some water and orange juice to drink, then waited for our train. Our train was a sight-filled easy ride from Interlaken to Luzern. Mom took a ton of pictures, I slept. Once in Luzern, we needed to find lockers for our luggage. We wanted to walk around the city, so we found some lockers, exchanged some Euros for Swiss Francs, then locked up our bags. After that, we went ...
... mentioned previously that we should make sure we had our passport with us today, I kept thinking that we would need to go through border control or custom to enter Switzerland. Well, contrast to what I thought, going through from countries to countries in Europe’s mainland was almost like going through from states to states in the US. Right before we entered Switzerland, Ryan played the national anthem ...
... in Lucern, met up with Simon and Dylan at 11am and went to
investigate the sad lion. Alice and mandy caught up and we went to find
lunching the crazy busy coop store at the station. Walked across the
river but gave up on the long walk to the swimming area and ate lunch
on the grass. With a bit more energy we kept walking to the swimming
area, didn't swim..! And then walked back to the hostel for microwave
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OK - could try harder
We stayed 2 nights in July. Arriving by car, it was quite difficult to find the hotel - not helped by bad-tempered local drivers with a "you ignorant foreigner - why don't you know which lane to drive in?" mentality. Even worse than London!
When we finally found it, the Hotel - an unattractive building on a mostly commercial street, 15 minutes walk from the City centre - was fine inside, as were the reception staff. Underground car parking was spacious and secure. Our room was small and only reasonably well-equipped. Could do with a refit. Breakfast was as ample as any similar hotels in Central Europe. However, getting the attention of staff, to serve coffee etc, was a struggle.
Zurich is an odd mix of the seedy - East of River - and absurdly pricey - West of River. The old heart of the City around Lindenhof is great. But we never felt particularly welcome, despite having lots to spend. As a result, we didn't. Do they really want tourists?
Got an upgrade
We had booked our standard room online with a rate of 235SF including breakfast and were very surprised when we were upgraded to a suite! We had a big bedroom and a big living room with a couch and a chair and a desk area, two TV's and a beautiful bathroom -- well actually two bathrooms, since the toilet was separate from the sink, tub and shower (around the corner even which was rather odd). The front desk staff was very helpful with directions and tram tickets. The breakfast was excellent, with eggs made to order included. The bed was great and we slept better than our previous five nights in Paris. The location is a bit away from everything, but it was quiet. The tram stop is almost directly in front of the hotel and you could easily walk from the train station as well.
Sehr gutes Hotel - Empfehlenswert!
Habe hier Anfang Juli 3 Nächte verbracht und hatte ein Deluxe Zimmer gebucht. Die Angestellten waren extrem hilfreich und freundlich. Das Zimmer war gepflegt und rech gross. Das Bett war bequem, vielleicht weil ich ein Deluxe und kein Standardzimmer hatte. Das Frühstück war in meinem Zimmerpreis inbegriffen und das Büfett hatte eine erstklassige Auswahl. Man konnte warme Gerichte wie Eier bestellen und musste dafür nicht extra bezahlen. Das Hotelzimmer hat tolle Annehmlichkeiten. Meine einzige Kritik ist, dass die Lage des Hotels nicht ideal ist. Es gibt eine S-Bahn Haltestelle 3 Minuten vom Hotel entfernt. Der Hauptbahnhof ist ungefähr 15 Minuten zu Fuss entfernt und man braucht 20-25 Minuten bis zur Altstadt. Nicht so nah am Trubel zu sein, kann auch ein Vorteil sein, wenn man den ganzen Lärm und Verkehr nicht will.
Very good hotel - recommended!
Stayed here for 3 days in early July. Booked an upgraded deluxe room. Staff was extremly friendly and helpful. Room was well kept and size was generous. The bed was very comfortable. It may be because I booked a deluxe vs. standard room. Breakfast was included in my room rate with a cold buffet with excellent selections. Hot items, e.g., eggs, baked beans etc. may be ordered at no extra charge. Excellent amenity supplies in room. The only draw back about this hotel is its location which is slightly off. There is a tram stop nearby about 3 minutes walk from front entrance. Otherwise, the main railway station is about 15 minutes walk at leisurely pace or 20~25 minutes to the old town. Not being so close is also an advantage too, depending on what you want, without all the noises and traffic.
Nice subtle friendly hotel
Its a nice hotel, conveniently located 5 minutes walk from the main shopping district.
The hotel does not have a airport shuttle. So instead of taking the cab from the airport, go for the 'big ben' bus which charges 10francs/person.
Avoid the sofitel chinese restaurant: expensive. Found a fly in my meal, terrible response from the host interms of customer service.
Greek cafe opposite the hotel and some restaurants down the street are a better bet.
Railway station 5 minutes walk to from the hotel, great for quick day trip to geneva( where i spent 2 nights, but did not think was worth it)
Standard city centre business style hotel
I stayed Saturday night 7 May 2005. The hotel is a square block about 10 minutes walk from main railway station, itself just 10 minutes by S-bahn (local train) from the Airport. The hotel is in a main street, with trams running outside. It is built round a small internal courtyard. My room 427 was looking out on side street. Room was well furnished, with a compact bathroom. Bedroom was relatively small too but adequate. Beds had quilts. Lighting was good. Airconditioning functioned fine and the noise insulation was effective. Breakfast on 1st floor could be either full buffet CHF 32 or a light one for CHF 20 which was very good. On same floor was dining room and a bar. There is no pool in the hotel and business centre consisted of one laptop PC facing ground floor reception which I discovered only on check out. I paid CHF 170 for the room. A good functional hotel where I would stay again
I recently stayed at the Sofitel and was pleasently suprised. The location is great because you can walk to the major tourist attractions. The rooms were very nice and the beds comfortable. The hotel staff was courteous and able to answer our questions. In the morning the buffet breakfast was delicious but quite expensive. Overall I was very pleased and would definately return again.
I really enjoyed this hotel. I stayed here in early November 2004. It was only a 5 minute walk from the Zurich HB. Definitely very covenient to the Hofbahnstrasse and the Zurich Old Town. You could walk to Zurich west if you really wanted to althought that would have been about a 20 minute walk down the river.
I completely enjoyed the rooms as it was the right size for a couple. The bathrooms colors were cherful (wood with off-white tiling) were very modern. The room had a queen bed with TV, desk, big closet, and safe. It was quite modern and there were no signs of age. While we didn't need A/C, it did have it. The elevator, lobby, and hallways were pristine. The reception and room service people were quite accomodating. I would defiinitely stay here again.
Ich fand dieses Hotel klasse. Ich war hier Anfang November 2004. Es ist nur 5 Minuten vom Züricher Hauptbahnhof entfernt und in einer tollen Lage um zur Hofbahnstrasse und zur Altstadt zu gehen. Man kann auch nach West Zürich gehen, aber das dauert zu Fuss am Fluss entlang schon 20 Minuten.
Die Zimmer waren klasse und hatten genau die richtig Grösse für zwei Personen. Die Farben im Badezimmer waren fröhlich (Holz mit beigen Kacheln) und sehr modern. Das Zimmer hatte ein großes Doppelbett, einen Fernseher, Schreibtisch, Schrank und einen Tresor. Es war sehr modern. Obwohl wir keine Klimaanlage brauchten, hatte das Zimmer eine. Der Aufzug, die Lobby und die Flure waren makellos. Die Rezeption und der Zimmerservice waren klasse. Ich würde hier definitiv wieder übernachten.
Good place to stay when visiting downtown Zurich
Stayed here for two nights Oct 2004. Rooms are small in typical European fashion, but all was immaculate, in typical Swiss fashion. We had an issue with our first room in that the plumbing was not working. We were quickly switched to a new room and the porter came to carry all our luggage to the new room. My one complaint was that the king size bed mattress was very weak and we both had backaches in the morning. Was only here for two night so I did not request a new room, but I'm sure if I had it would have been quickly accommodated. Common areas are very nice and access to the train and downtown sites is fabulous. Was able to walk everywhere. I would definitely stay here again.