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B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Brandschenkestrasse 152, Zurich 8002, Switzerland (Enge)   |  
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Ranked #7 of 122 Hotels in Zurich
Lausanne, Switzerland
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Vey cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

If you are sick of the same old same old, give this a try. You will not be sorry. Very close to town thanks to excellent bus, train and tram connections. The best roof spa ever. Don't miss it and the Roman bath in the basement is a dream.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

I have stayed at the B2 twice while traveling for work (April & May 2013), each time for one week.

The staff at the B2 are extremely friendly and helpful. They always greet me by name and remembered me when I came back for my second work trip (a month after the first one). During my first stay, I had issues with lost luggage and stolen items from my luggage, and the B2 staff helped me figure out how to file a police report and really went out of their way to make me feel especially comfortable at the hotel, even though my situation was not at all their fault.

The hotel rooms are quite spacious by European standards. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are luxurious, with heated tile floors and rain showers. One minor note: the two different rooms I've stayed in did not have bathtubs; I don't know if any rooms do, but if having a bathtub is crucial for you, you should inquire in advance.

The hotel, even when completely full, is extremely quiet. The entire building is only about 1 year old, and the place is pristine. I have not yet had an opportunity to enjoy the spa, but all of my colleagues who have visited the on-site spa & roof-top pool tell me that the spa is amazing and well worth the small fee.

There are a number of shops and restaurants within a 5-15 minute walk, but because my office is just next to the hotel, I have had less need for shops and restaurants so am not able to fully comment on the location of this hotel as a vacation spot.

Room Tip: I don't think any rooms are bad -- I've stayed in 2 rooms in different wings of the hotel an...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Budapest, Hungary
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

really nicely renovated hotel, modern design still very personal atmosphere, the spa is great if you want to relax after sightseeing or mountain adventures. good public transport to get to the city centre

Room Tip: best to ask for a corner room
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

First time in this hotel and found it very good, lovely room , large firm bed, free beer and breakfast !
Didn't get time to go on the roof for a swim - next time...
It is a short walk from Enge but worth it

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I was attracted to the lovely pictures of this hotel. It is not quite central, though only 15 minutes away from the centre, so hardly peripheral. The setting is impressive, a converted brewery. The entrance is lovely, the staff good. The eating/cafe room is handsome, the very high walls stacked with books ( slightly odd to create a library with mostly unreachable books, but nice look).
As for the rooms and coridoors, they are rather bland. It feels more like a prefab there, as if all the energy had gone into the entrance and spa. Service is good, I was woken by 7am works outside and the director apologised and gave me a bottle of bubbly (hence my 'average' on sleep quality, which would otherwise have been faultless)
The spa, I found, was great. Unforgettable rooftop pool, wonderful huge jacuzzi tubs below, and beautiful. I dont know about massages etc.
All in all some great points, mainly the spa, but slightly punching above its weight.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you are tired of the typical hotel and want something a little different then do try the B2 Hotel + Spa.

This former brewery has had a series of incarnations over the past 130 years, the most recent being a $65 million renovation converting it into a sleek, chic boutique hotel with an industrial edge. Great care was taken to preserve the brewery's past and the architects incorporated many of these into the design elements.

My room here was modern and efficient with a low platform bed and contemporary bathroom. The colors were bright and the even the chairs in the rooms were all formerly designer pieces.

One of the focal points of this property is the library. First they took more than 33,000 books from a former bookseller and created massive floor to ceiling shelving that guests can enjoy. Then they created huge chandeliers from old bottles (300 to be exact) and then put lighting filaments in them and strategically placed them on their original drying racks. Quite ingenious I thought.

Guests can also take advantage of the thermal spas here as well as a swimming pool on the roof. These are run cooperatively with the hotel and hotel guests can receive a discount for these services.

The location is close to the city trams, river and shopping areas. If you are looking for a unique accommodation give this a try. I loved it and think you will as well.

Room Tip: We stayed in a standard room but they have suites as well with a loft and a separate seating area.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Well this was originally a brewery, now converted to a hotel. The staff are very friendly and the rooms well equipped, including a free bottle of the beer. Comfortable seating in the library area where you can enjoy the books and a drink. Easy to find and close to the city with good restaurants in the area.

Room Tip: I was told I was on the quieter side, so you could always ask for that, and it was quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Brandschenkestrasse 152, Zurich 8002, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Enge
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 122 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The B2 Boutique Hotel + Spa in the former Hürlimann brewery offers 60 rooms and suites - all with parquet floor, Nespresso machine, free Wi-Fi and 2 boardrooms for up to 18 people. The highlight of the hotel is the Library with 33’000 books, where breakfast, SWaPPa's (Swiss tapas) and wine from Zurich are served. Guests enjoy special conditions and direct access toThermal Bath & Spa. ... more   less 
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