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“Never again!” 1 of 5 stars
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Sommerau Ticino Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Zuercherstrasse 72, Dietikon 8953, Switzerland   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dietikon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Never again!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2008

Stayed here with work and wish I hadn't. If you are British or don't like smoke than stay away.
It was £70 a night for a business rate with rooms like Travelodge.
The rooms are small, with the TV on shelf so you can only watch it in bed, and no easy chair to sit on (nowhere to put it!). No space to put the laptop down except a 2 foot wide space under the TV. I eventually found a striplight under the shelf to cast some light on what I was doing. The usual problem with the TV, of course, that CNN is the only English channel.
There is a public Italian restaurant on the ground floor where most people eat, but so many of them smoke. There is a non-smoking bit which they don't really like you going in at breakfast, so I had to put up with chain smokers several days. The food is passable during the evening, and if you want cold breakfast food, eg cheese, fruit, rolls etc it's OK. I prefer hot food, but the bacon was inedible, the sausages lukewarm, and the scrambled egg old.
There are no facilities to relax except a bar (with smoke of course): no fitness room or pool. Reception could speak English OK, but the restaurant staff weren't so hot. It was lucky I was with two German speakers, otherwise it might have been a lot more diifficult.
There was a trade fair on in Zurich so our travel agents couldn't find anything else under £250 a night, otherwise all three of us would have moved.
A colleague was in the Arte, and hated that so much she transferred to the Hostellerie Geroldsville, which is run by the same family as the Ticino, and was even less thrilled.
There is only one other restaurant in Dietikon that we could findand that was Italian as well, so not exactly a lot of choise. Zurich centre is the best bet.

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  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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24 hotel reviews
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69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2006

Have stayed in this hotel several times due to the fact that my aunt and uncle live in Dietikon. Our length of stay is generally 1 week. The front desk staff is extremely friendly and very helpful. English is spoken by everyone. The business class rooms are modern while the standard rooms are a little faded (carpeting and furniture) but clean. The breakfast buffet is delicious, a variety of fresh bread/croissants, sliced meats and cheeses; hot selections include eggs and bacon, assortment of fresh juices and plenty of coffee. The train station is within walking distance (10 min.) and ride to the Zurich bahnhof is about 15 min. There is a direct train to the Zurich airport - only 20 minutes.

  • Liked — friendly & helpful staff, comfort of rooms, breakfast buffet
  • Disliked — standard room for 3 a bit faded
  • Tips/Secrets — staff will help you with train schedules, swiss trains are punctual!, Dietikon is a nice town with plenty of stores
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about Sommerau Ticino Hotel

Address: Zuercherstrasse 72, Dietikon 8953, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Dietikon
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Dietikon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sommerau Ticino Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 46
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