Travel Blogs from Zürich
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 ...
... now instead of running the path!
One of the little “rests” I had was whist on holiday supporting Luke, Ellie’s husband, in the Zurich Ironman. We travelled down in Dora for a couple of weeks with Ellie and Luke and I only did three runs in this time and one bike ride. But they were long ones and on some outstanding trails and terrain in the Vosges. Luke will have an interesting chapter for his book about Zurich; he ...
... 2013 several years of crowd mapping were published for North Korea: see comparisons before and after by the Washington Post
Looks like Google CEO Eric Schmidt gave the authorities a heads up in Pyongyang on Jan 10, 2013. Unfortunately it came too soon after North Korea launched a rocket on Dec 12. Schmidt and Ric*******, a former UN ambassador had to label the trip as "a ...
Dear family and friends,
Following the end of my PhD and the free time that presented itself to me, I decided to travel for about 2 months in South East Asia. I will be in the lovely company of Sharon for the first 10 days, after what I will be traveling on my own. Follow my adventures through this blog and post comments!
With the weekend free I decided to head down to Zurich. It's the largest city in Switzerland, and it's only a couple of hours away from Freiburg with the DeutscheBahn. Upon my arrival at the Zurich Hauptbahnhof, I immediately came across a large Oktoberfest celebration. A huge tent was set up inside of the train station itself, containing possibly ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Wellenberg Zürich
Great place to stay
Our family of 4 stayed at the Wellenburg in April. It is a perfect location in old town for walking to shops and restaurants. It is located on a little square so you do hear people walking by. It did not bother us. There is no noise from cars or busses..
The duvets and the sheets were very nice, the shower, excellent and the breakfasts were great. The entire staff is very accomodating. I would highly recommend this hotel.
Great Hotel, Great Location
We had been travelling around Europe staying in 4 and 5* hotels so were not sure what to expect but the Wellenberg was fantastic, no complaints. Rooms were clean and adequate size, staff were friendly, bar was nice, buffet breakfast had a really nice selection, the location was great - walking distance to everywhere. We didn't eat in the hotel (apart from breakfast) so can't comment, but we did have a fantastic fondue sitting outside the Hotel Adler opposite the Wellenberg! We would stay here again!
FANTASTIC PLACE TO STAY
Stayed here for two nights Saturday and Sunday 18 and 19 March 2006. The hotel is in a lovely part of the old town and very central for everything. The hotel is very well equipped and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The room was lovely and the bathroom good although a little on the small side - but how long do you spend in the bathroom on holiday? The shower power was really good and all the toiletries and slippers supplied were great. Mini bar well equipped. The breakfast was good and plentiful and the hotel bar was warm and friendly. The Italian restaurant had some lovely food and drink and the staff were great fun. Chocolates supplied when bed turned down were much appreciated. Would definitely stay there again.
We booked on Expedia for a Jan 2006 visit. It was in the perfect central location. In a pretty cobblestone square with pedestrian lanes radiating from it. In walking distance to everything on the tourist track.
Friendly warm staff.
Excellent room for the price. All new fittings in bathroom. Great shower pressure. Sound proof windows and doors, though you could hear a bit through the walls.
Good breakfast included.
Cute, intimate, comfortable hotel. Very pleasant stay.
The best location in Zurich, in the center of old town on a pedestrian only street, and completely surrounded with restaurants, fast-food stands, small stores, and cinemas. It's about 10 minutes walk to the central train station, 3 minutes walk to the river, 5 minutes walk to the best shopping in Europe and to the biggest parking lot in Zurich (if you have a car).
Not a bargain, but well worth the price
Great location, but some rooms are small. Very good staff and manager. We thought rooms facing the square would be noisy, but things quiet down at night. Because of our concerns we were given a large rear room at the same price. Good included breakfast and bus pick-up for the airport.
my friend and i stayed at the wellenberg after trying to find a hotel when our original hotel was not what it had claimed... we walked in and were warmly greeted and given an excellent rate for our 3 night stay.... we were looking for a queen or king bed room and were concerned about noise from the square outside, and so they took us up to two different rooms that they had available and allowed us to pick our room... the room that we chose was very spacious and even though was on the square, was quiet with the windows closed... the hotel had a cooling system which we didn't even need because at night the room was cool and during the day we just left the windows open to cool the room off... their breakfast buffet in the mornings was phenomenal... the hotel is right in the old town of zurich and is located within walking distance of most of the sites to see in zurich... everyone was extremely nice and very helpful with tour information, restaurant suggestions, and general info... would stay again when in zurich...
I have just come back from a weekend break in Zurich. I booked my stay before reading the two previous reviews made and wondered if they had been staying in different hotels to have such diverse opinions. So, to put the record straight....
I just returned from a three week visit to Switzerland and France. I stayed in about half a dozen places. The Wellenberg was my first hotel and it was the best. The location in the old town was near all the restaurants and a charming, historical part of town. But our hotel room faced a back part which was quiet and had a garden view. The room was large (by European standards). The best part was the enormous breakfast in the hotel which was generously supplied with eggs, breads, cereals, fruits, yogurts, coffee, juices, jams and sausages. They didn't skimp on food like most hotels. The staff was extremely kind and courteous. For example, when the front desk heard us coming down the stairs, they stood up and greeted us. Zurich in general is an urbane, clean and sophisticated city which retains its Swiss standards of fine transportation, education, culture, architecture, environmental excellence and politeness but also knows how to have a good time.
PRETTY BASIC AND NOT 4STARS
Very basic hotel with small rooms and definitely not worth a 4 star rating.
Claimed to have air-conditioning but didnt eventuate in extremely hot conditions
Overall very dissappointing and wouldnt recommend