Travel Blogs from Zürich
Our hotel in Zurich was at Oerlikon, about 5km from the Zurich HB. The property was bang opposite the local railway station and served by the omnipresent trams & buses. Our room was on the 18th floor of the 32 floor property. But I was surprised at the relative lack of the feeling of elevation from our room window. It appeared as if our room …
Woke up to sun but a much cooler temperature than we have been having...my tootsies were freezing...only problem is that when we left the UK I hadn't thought about coming back at the end of September when it would probably be cooler, and I only took my flip flops!... You still wearing yours chicken? Left this lovely site and set off towards Ottenbach, our second stop in Switzerland. Haven't got to travel too far today. To get ...
... Instead, I was mostly forced to look at the hords of tourists which surrounded me.
Zürich was also nice, but left me with a bit of a weird impression of a super upscale place where everyone was very (too) trendy. Again, I just had a few hours and a bike, so what do I know.
Anyway, end of Switzerland. I was amazed by it's beauty and impoverished by it's prices, haha!
... we went to a screening of the series Matt came to Switzerland to shoot in 2011, Greener Pastures (Check it out here- http://skategreenerpastures.com/greener -pastures-switzerland/). It was held at a bar called HiBye in ...
... looks like where they filmed Heidi. • any time you have tea or coffee, they give you little cookies to go with it. Cookies all the time! • the cars look better here (even AJ said so), most run on diesel, and all have manual transmissions. • public transportation (buses, trams, and trains) is exceptionally well done and clean. • I know enough deustch to get by thanks to watching Hogan's ...
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The suite was fantastic and service was prompt on the ball, any request for specialised pillows, drinking water, coffee or other service required were attended to promptly.
the personalised room with the message named to me as the occupant on the Tel set, TV set as well as a personalised handwritten msg from the rookeeper to me was a very touching and personalised touch which made my stay very pleasant and enjoyable
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The room we were given was supposed to be an 'upgrade' as they had plenty of room in the hotel. The carpet looked as though it had not been vacuumed for 2 months, mildew round the bath, dirty cup marks on the window cill, dirty sheet, filthy valance around bed, dust in lots of places, looked more like a downmarket B & B and not a 'first class business hotel' as designated on many websites. The carpets in the corridors are filthy. We had a word with reception and were shown to another room which was just as dilapidated and desperately needed upgrading.
We stayed in the Swissotel Zurich for a weekend break from the 19th to the 22nd of August. The hotel is in a good location for a quick train or tram ride into the city centre. This is primarily a business hotel, with the vast majority of visitors attending conferences and conventions in or around Zurich. Past reviewers are correct in saying that there is not much in the immediate vicinity, but this is less of a problem thanks to the excellent transport links into the city centre.
The hotel is good for business trip and leisure as well. The hotel provides frequent shuttle bus from and to Zurich airport. It's just two stations from Zurich central rail station. The room is nice and the view is great. The breakfast was the best I had in Switzerland. I highly recommend this hotel.
Reviews were right on... location is primary drawback, since it's suburban in not so pretty area, but it's right at the train station and an easy, cheap 2-stop ride to Zurich city center. Airport is also directly accessible by the train or free shuttle from the hotel.
I enjoyed my stay here. I was using Zurich as my "layover point" between the US and Dubai (my husband was deployed there and I went to see him!)
The hotel is extremely modern, business type. It's not located centrally, but there are lots of transportation all around. The rooms are small but very very nice and the views just excellent.
Nice Hotel, Good Location
My family booked 3 rooms at this hotel earlier this month and enjoyed our stay. The hotel is located in a Zurich suburb directly across from a train station. Zurich was only a stopping-over point for us as we were catching a flight the next day to Vienna. The hotel has a complimentary shuttle to the airport and there are also direct express train connections to the airport from the station across the street. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were nice with small, clean bathrooms.
Swissotel Zurich: a good choice
Recently stayed at the Swissotel Zurich and found it to be a good choice. It is two train stops from downtown with frequent trains going every ten minutes. From arrival to departure, we experienced friendly and efficient service from all the staff. Upon arrival in our room, my daughter found a child's robe and slippers on her bed. It made her feel very welcomed. The breakfast buffett is so vast and delicious that I didn't have room for lunch. Indoor pool has a fabulous view from the top floor. The front desk recommened a fantastic vegetarian restaurant called The Hiltl....it was so good, we were tempted to go back the next night.
Stuck in the suburbs of Zurich, the Swissotel is in an area consisting mostly of car dealerships. No enchanting little swiss styled buildings here. No nightlife, not many restaurants and not much reason to stay here. I was here for work reasons, with little choice.