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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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Thursday 27 August
We woke to a beautiful morning and took out time to get up. Christine and Rene had already gone to work so we had their house to ourselves. We enjoyed a fruit and muesli breakfast and dealt with emails, photos and the blog.
Round 12 noon we packed and walked to the tram which took us to Basel station. We bought tickets to Zurich and boarded the intercity train. It was the fastest train we travelled on yet at ...
... conversations...ordering a meal, asking basic questions in an airport or train station, etc... However, Swiitzerland (Swiss Airlines) primarily speaks German or a form of it. When the first announcement is made, she realizes she has no idea what they said. Luckily for us, a lot of Swiss speak English and will change immediately when they figure out you speak it.
While in the air, we get our ...
... a lake with vistas of snow topped mountains. It is very picturesque. It was pretty exciting to be greeted by our friends Benjamin, Nicholas and their parents Kerry and Thomas. The airport was a happening place on a Sunday afternoon. We learnt that a lot of people come to the airport for an outing on Sundays. There is a great viewing platform, playground, shops and eateries to attract the masses. Nearly everything else in Zurich is closed on Sundays. As in most European ...
... Zurich keeping in mind that we actually had no idea if we had anywhere to stay the night and no way of finding out. We pulled over at a McDonald's to use their internet and discovered that you actually needed a code sent to your mobile phone to be able to connect but since we didn't have a SIM card it was an expensive and fruitless exercise. It was about 7pm by now and I was getting pretty stressed out. Matt wanted to just rock up at the place we had booked and ...
First, uncle Raphael came over with his family for a quick visit. When he left my dad said he was coming back later. Later my cousins Tim, who's 10 as well, and Alina, who's 7. Half an hour later Raphael came back. We had lunch and took a photo of the family. I like playing with my cousins. ...