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TravelPod Member ReviewsOlympia Hotel Zürich
Could do with free wi-fi and better fan for summer!
Very convenient on tramline route but noisy and in heat had to open window facing right onto busy street with trams throughout night.
Compact room but all that is needed, except proper ventilation / fan.
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Feeling tired we decided to head back to west Zurich, ...