Zurich Marriott Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Zurich Marriott Hotel Zürich
For the price and rating, its not worth it. The rooms were very ordinary and defn needs updating.
Wonderful, comfortable stay
My partner and I recently spent two days at the Marriott and we were very happy with our stay. The hotel is located just off the Limmat River about 3 blocks north of the main train station. Although a bit further away than most of the hotels in the Zurich core, it still has a great location for touring the city.
We arrived at the hotel at 9am after a very long day of flying overseas and expected to be able to just check our luggage and enter our room later in the day. We were pleasantly surprised that they had a room with a king bed ready for us when we arrived so early in the morning.
The room was nicely decorated, clean and spacious. I disagree with the previous reviewer that the hotel is in dire need of renovation. From the lobby to the breakfast restaurant to the room itself, we would the Marriott to be in great shape. Our room was on a high floor and had a lovely view of the city and the surrounding area. It was nice to have an air conditioning unit right in the room- something not common in Switzerland.
The breakfast buffet was excellent. The breakfast room was very nicely decorated and had window tables overlooking the Limmat River. The selection of food was great: scrambled eggs, poached eggs, omlette station, bacon, ham, sausages, potatoes, potato cakes, pancakes, assorted breads and cheeses, all types of juices, coffee and pastries. The breakfast was truly wonderful.
The staff at the front desk and the breakfast restaurant were very friendly and attentive to our needs. We felt right at home there.
Overally, we definitely enjoyed our stay at the Marriott and would consider it for a return visit to Zurich. As an aside, I highly recommend visiting Cafe Schober for a dessert and hot chocolate or coffee while you are in town.
Needs Updating Badly
Just spent a week in Zurich, stayed at both the Marriott and the Central Plaza Hotel. The only good things I can say about the Marriott: it has air conditioning and a convenient business center. Overall, the property needs remodelling badly. Very outdated. There are no restaurants near the hotel and the quality of the food offered by room service was about as bad as I've ever had. As for location, the Central Plaza Hotel was better - right across from the train station and across the river from a number of restaurants. If you like a contemporary decor, I would recommend the Central Plaza Hotel.
Zurich! - God's finer creation!
The reviews from others on tripadvisor helped me become so familiar with Zurich that I felt at home when I arrived there for the first time. Being from the U.S., it was smaller than I imagined, but words cannot do justice to its beauty. We stayed at the Marriot, which is a bit north of the city's action areas (near the Zurichee), but close enough to walk back (15-20 mins). Plenty of trams are also available till late at night. The hotel itself is great, with a fabulous gym, pool, and sauna and plenty of Swiss charm blended in with American expectations. The trip to Uetliberg, the walk on Planetenwegg, and the cable car ride back are a must - the views are breathtaking. If you have no fear of heights, go to the top of the tower on the top of Zurich near the Uetliberg train station for an "airplane" type view. Do the boat rides around Zurichee and get off at the various points to visit these quaint towns. The weather was so clear we could see the Alps! Food is expensive, but delightfully different to what you'd get anywhere else in the world. Don't forget those quais - great for romantic strolls with your loved one while watching the reflection of the moon on the Zurichee.
The best hotel ever in Europe to date as far as overall service, great location.
The Marriott Zurich, Switzerland is a beautiful hotel with great views in a terrific location. The food is excellent and the service is 5-Star. Had a more than wonderful experience staying there.
We used this hotel prior to our Switzerland tour.
Great hotel with magnificent views of the city. The location was perfect, very close to the main train station and within walking distance to town.
We fell in love with Zurich, Lucerne, Bern and Lugano.
Very satisfied with this Marriott hotel, buffett breakfast was great and service was unique.
I stayed in the Zurich Marriott for about a year during 1998-99, so I cannot comment on the current quality of the staff or furnishings.
However, the other comments about proximity to train station are true (although, if I recall, it is still a 10 minute walk.)
As I recall, few other hotels in Zurich having quite such a good view of the city and lake. The hotel is set back from downtown a bit, and so from the city facing side has pretty incredible lake/mountain/city views. (The hotel looks like a conventional square highrise - a ring of rooms around elevator core. There is also a newer wing, with nicer rooms, but not as nice views.)
So, if you can manage it, get Room #8 on any high-rise floor. This room (queen size bed as I recall) was my favorite and I always requested it for the lake view.
Not up to Marriott Standards
I have stayed at this Hotel numerous times because the location is very convenient to my business activity. The general appearance and functionality of the Hotel is not up to Marriott standards. The rooms are very small, particularly the single rooms. The service is spotty.
The Hotel staff tends to be defensive when the resolution of a even minor issue is requested. They are not customer orriented and responsive as would be typical for the Marriott Hotels in general.
Overall the Hotel is ok but would not be my choice where it not for its location.
View and Service much better than the room
We had a room close to the highest floor with a view of the old city, the river and the lake. The staff, especially the concerige with really helpful. The room was small and somewhat worn but the location was great for exploring the part of town that we wanted to see and it was easy walking distance to the train station.
Wouldn't stay again
The Zurich Marriot is ok - just ok. Clean and fine but outdated and nothing special and half the hotel is under construction which they don't bother to tell you in advance. The rooms are very small even by NYC standards and my room had a funny plastic like smell that was annoying. The only goodthing is it is walking distance to the train station.
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Our drive into Switzerland was beautiful, we had seen some amazing snow before but it doesn't get old. There were massive mountains, and so many picturesque lakes, and of course lots of snow!! Turns out Switzerland has 6% of Europe's water supply in their lakes and we decided it would be so pretty to see on summer. The water was crystal clear as it comes straight from the mountains and makes their tap water taste amazing. Even the river thing that ran through town was ...
literally they are and have been for a good 10 minutes. I wish they'd shut up as they are very noisy. It's 7pm and I'm back and in bed. I've done a total of 25,000 steps and I walked for 5 hours. I had a kip for a couple of hours earlier as I had got up at 4am and I wanted to stay out of the midday heat so I didn't leave the hotel until two. I have circled Zurich in it's entirety so it's certainly do able in an afternoon. I walked all they way down ...
... We found out later that we were waiting at the wrong place again and that’s why we didn’t see Ryan at the bus stop. When we went back to the hotel, we decided to go geocaching before dinner. Brian and Mary were at the lobby, so we recruited them to join us. The first cache was near a church where we passed by in the morning. It was a micro cache and the clue said something about it was located at a place where you would rest. ...
This turns out to be the longest flight either of us has ever taken - 12h30. In spite of the pills and the wine neither of us manages to get much sleep, but the good news is that with the exception of some nasty bouts of turbulence, the flight is pretty uneventful. The attendants are extremely friendly, and the food - if you go with the Asian option - is the best I've had on an airline so far (probably including Business class). We land ...