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An early start to Gare de Lyon to get the TGV train to Zurich, no check in stuff at all when you are within the EU.. We got the train from Gare de Lyon, got a picnic breakfast and lunch for the trip and within 15 minutes of departure we'd finished our tea and apple pastries, the city seemed far behind us because the train was already going through …
This was a pretty exciting day and on a par with the balloon ride though both were very different – and we were higher in the mountains too when we went to the top of the Jungfraujoch, highest railway station in Europe. We had an early breakfast in the hotel's Crazy Cow restaurant (included in our deal), I wondered if it is separately run …
Can you believe I am almost done my vacation? I am currently in Zurich, Switzerland and I totally Love it. This is the best shopping I have seen in all of my trip across Europe. Yay, and I did some credit card damage, lol. I am still trying to figure out what treat to bring back to the office as I am unsure what most of these …
... closest to where I could get the hotel's wi-fi signal, and sat and wrote the email and chatted to some friends. I don't know exactly my motivations behind doing this. I think it was because he was so friendly and smiley but also possibly because he was a tad bit cute. It had not occurred to me that I had just asked someone out on Valentines Day. Anyway we met on a corner and sat in a cafe and both ordered hot chocolates. I was SUPER disappointed. We were in a restaurant and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLeoneck Hotel Zürich
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Historical Traveler Reviews Leoneck Hotel Zürich
Remembering tha Zurich hotels are ridiculously expensive, the Leoneck is a good value at around $100 to 120 US. Its major drawback is the noise of the streetcars as they negotiate a significant turn just outside the hotel. Ask for a room on the back, away from the street. Twin bedded room are larger. Its plusses are the comfortable beds, fairly spacious rooms by European standards, and helpful staff. Despite other comments on this website, we found the staff in June 2005 to be friendly and helpful to the point of pulling out a map and making sure guests could find what they were looking for in Zurich.
We stayed at the Leoneck in July for 2 nights in a family room facing the main street. Room very clean, but TINY bathroom - only big enough for 1 person to stand in at a time.
Just got back from our trip and we had intended on staying in this hotel twice (at the beginning and end of our trip since we flew into Zurich.) We cancelled our reservation for the second night and stayed at the Swissotel.
I arrived at Zurich's main train station a bit weary and, as usual, with no reservation! I punched a button at the Hotel Reservation Kiosk and this is how I discovered the Leoneck! A short Tram ride on the #10 or #6 will get you there in a few minutes and if you have lots of luggage just rent a locker and leave it at the train station. The entire staff are very frendly and the breakfast was basic but nice. When you check in they give you a little plastic cow which you exchange for your breakfast! I concur the beds are comfotable, the back rooms are quieter and you can indeed feel the Tram vibrations in the morning - but folks - this is Europe, enjoy it! They also have Internet for rent in the lobby. When you get settled just stroll down the hill, or ride the Tram or hop on the Cogwheel to the old city and then walk the loop along the lakeshore and back up the Bahnhoffstause and enjoy a very compact but thriving little city. My girlfriend is a bit fussier than me when we travel but she would like it here so be bold, embrace adventure and give it a try. A single cost me CHF 110 and I stayed a total of four nights.
Good Value in Zurich
The Leoneck Hotel was just what we were looking for in Zurich - good value and good location. It was close to the train station although we had to walk up a sizeable hill with our luggage, and was a short walk to the center of town. The room was small but nice and clean, even a balcony. They let us check in at 11am and gave out free bottled water due to a hot day.
crazy, but cute.had probably the most comfortable bed i've ever slept in. a little overpriced, but then so is EVERYTHING in Switzerland (especially zuruich). staff was friendly and helpful. pretty centrally located. shopping and the train just a few minutes away on foot. made for a very pleasant trip.
Look somewhere else
Barely a 2-star, un-airconditioned facility. The hotel faces a noisy portion of Zurich's street car system where the cars make a loud screeching turn from 5:00 am to 11:00 pm. We experienced bats flying into the room at night with no assistance from staff. Please note if you walk from the train station, which is reasonably close by, you will have to negotiate two steep hills which are not easy with luggage. The facility is moderately price for a reason.
Zurich is an expensive town, especially for U.S. citizens and their weak dollar. This reasonably-priced hotel is clean, modern, with friendly service. The windows are double glazed, and the rooms on the back are quieter, but the front rooms have a decent view. Non-smoking fllors alternate with smoking floors.
Nice, fun hotel
The hotel was very close to the train station, which made getting there so easy. Everything in Switzerland is expensive, which makes this hotel a good place to stay as the price is lower than most. The decor is fun and young, and the rooms are comfortable and bigger than expected. The resturant next door is a great place to hang out, although the food isn't perfect.
Not a Bad Option
First, Zurich is unbelieveably expensive. So, if you're staying there, and you need a reasonably-priced option, Leoneck is not a bad choice.
It's location is pretty good (a 500 meter walk--uphill--from the train station). And the room was acceptable. The hotel is pretty rundown from when they took the pictures on the hotel website, but you will not get the creeps from the room. A reasonable deal for 110 Euros. Avoid the restaurant--the service is friendly, but the food is iffy for the price.