During a flight stopover in Zurich, I was looking for a place near the airport to spend the night and found this hotel to fit my needs.
It's a fact that the location is bleak: an office neighbourhood, far away from any entertainment.
But as far as I can tell through my own experience, the same can be written about "airport hotels" in most cities, so this was not a surprise to me.
The thing is that this hotel is good at what it's designed for, i.e. it’s not targeting people who'd like to visit Zurich and enjoy an entertaining atmosphere, but provide cheap yet clean and comfortable accommodation near the airport.
The hotel runs a free shuttle to and from the airport every half hour.
Please note that this shuttle doesn't run 24 hours a day: check with the hotel before booking, in case your flight arrives/departs at night.
Finding the IBIS van upon my arrival in the evening was easy and I was lucky to meet a nice friendly driver, speaking Swiss German, but also English since married to a Sri Lankan.
The hotel was the usual IBIS scene: well-organized and perfectly maintained, but unfortunately in this case, with nothing more than a polite welcome and a room with a surprisingly tiny bathroom (see pictures).
But for only 60 EUR, the hotel offered me a hassle-free stay and quite a lot of value for money (especially since I stayed away from its somewhat overpriced restaurant).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ibis Zurich Messe Airport Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the Hallenstadion and the Zurich exhibition center. There is a free shuttle bus service for hotel guests that runs between the airport and hotel. The recently renovated hotel boasts 252 comfortable, air-cooled rooms, a contemporary restaurant, 3 meeting rooms and private car park (paying). There is free Wi-Fi access and our bar is open 24 hours a day serving drinks and snacks with a smile. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ibis Zurich Messe-Airport Hotel