“An oasis of tranquility, where luxury and style are matched by the warmness of the welcome.” We couldn’t agree more. My wife and I spent a total of four nights at the Widder in early June. We stayed here as part of a tour package (so I’m not certain of the rate), but online prices looked like our Superior Double Room was probably between 650 and 800 Swiss Francs ($694 or 525 Euros to $854 to 646 Euros). The stay was flawless – from our pickup at the airport, our stay, and back to the airport again.
The positives for this place begin with the fantastic service from the warm, friendly staff. Everyone knew our name no matter where we were in the hotel. There was always a greeting or an offer to assist in some way or another, for example, a towel and bottle of water waiting for me at the front entrance after returning from a run. (A running map was in the room so I had new options each day for my run.) The location in Old Town/Altstadt is ideal whether you are here for shopping, history or museums. It is just a block off Bahnofstrasse (the main shopping street), a five minute walk from the main train station or a five minute walk down to Lake Zurich. I assume it has a good location for business as well since there were definitely business people staying at the hotel. In addition, there are some good restaurants close by but not so much foot traffic that makes the room noisy. The gym is open 24/7 and is a bit small but had everything necessary. The wi-fi is included with your stay as well as the mini-bar (water, beer, juices). We enjoyed coming to the room each afternoon to have a cold drink and some nuts and chocolate before we headed out to dinner. A bit of a side note, my wife was particularly impressed with the quality of the hair dryer and the amenities in the bathroom.
We enjoyed the Widder bar as well, also with great customer service. The piano player provides a great atmosphere to socialize and relax. The bar features an extensive collection of whiskeys and scotch which we enjoyed sampling.
The negatives…there are none. We don’t have a single bad thing to say about this hotel.
Overall, a classy place to stay with great staff.
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- Widder Hotel zürich
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