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“Good, convenient, above average business hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport
4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Zurich Airport, Opfikon 8058, Switzerland (Formerly Radisson SAS)   |  
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Opfikon
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Prague, Czech Republic
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82 reviews 82 reviews
73 hotel reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Good, convenient, above average business hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Rooms are standard for a Radisson Blu and Business Class accommodation has airport runway views if 'plane spotting is your hobby. The food is very good (and very very pricey) in the Grill Restaurant and the breakfast plentiful. Perfectly located for airport with super convenient car parking. The bar offers a good selection of wines by the glass. This is not a five star establishment. It is a competently managed four star property, so expectations should be lower than the prices which are far from cheap. Gym is satisfactory but no more. One thing which should be stopped immediately is the quasi-poll dancing and scantily-clad young women whose job it is to cavort up and down the transparent vaulted foyer wine cellar. This is a hotel, not a brothel; or may be it aims to satisfy more than one market!

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Radisson-Blu-Zurich, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experiences on this site. We are glad you had a good time with us and enjoyed your stay.

Thank you also for your feedback regarding our Wine Angels. Our Wine Tower and its Wine Angels are a unique constellation and only aim to please and not to upset our guests. We are sorry it had this effect on you - something we definitely do not want to achieve. Being a Wine Angel involves a lot of hard work and training and the dress code is due to the difficulty and risk involved. It needs to be tight as to not have any adverse risk on the Wine Angels.

We nevertheless hope to welcome you back again in the near future and thank you once again for your insight.


Yours faithfully,

Werner Knechtli
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

My wife and I stayed here one night before our flight back to the US and there was really nothing to complain about this hotel. Location is great because it's connected to the airport as well as any other form of transportation you need. However, since it is connected to the airport, there really isn't anything outside of the airport that's walking distance.

The room was clean and modern and it was one of the few hotels in Europe that had air conditioning that actually kept the room cool, which was a lifesaver since we stayed in July.

The buffet breakfast was great with an omelette chef and a wide selection of fruits, yogurt, cereals, oatmeal, etc.

I wouldn't recommend staying here for a long period of time due to the cost and the fact that there's really nothing near it other than the airport.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Radisson-Blu-Zurich, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for your very positive and detailed feedback. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and made the most of the proximity to the airport.

We hope you had a safe trip back and would be delighted to welcome you back again in the near future.

Thank you and best wishes,

Werner Knechtli
General Manager
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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Positive:
- comfortable seating
- excellent wine list and great choices
- breathtaking wine cellar: it was a central glass piece in the middle of the hotel lobby where 2 artists were lifted in the aire to go and get your bottle. great entertainment!!!

Negative:
- some wine might be slighlty over-priced but worth it

NA: I have not tried the rooms so I can't review them

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Radisson-Blu-Zurich, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport, responded to this review, February 22, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences. It is good to see that we also have non-residential guests that take the time and comment on this site. We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and that you also liked the Wine Angels.

Thank you once again and we hope you will be back again.

Kind regards,

Werner Knechtli
General Manager
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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

As an airport hotel, the Radisson is above average in terms of comfort and service and those with early morning connections or who are more comfortable staying near the airport while they are in transit should find a lot to like here. I have no hesitation recommending the hotel for those travelers. A brief escalator ride connects the hotel to the airport and there is a convenient place to drop off or pick up a luggage cart for your time in the airport. There is also a small but well-provisioned Co-op market a 2 minute walk from the escalator, which means you have access to snacks, prepared foods, drinks, chocolates, etc., if you would prefer not to pay hotel prices. My room was bright and spacious with a strong internet signal, large Sony Bravia tv with nearly 10 English language channels both entertainment and news, and I found beds to be particularly comfortable, although some guests may find them a touch soft. All of these things make it one of the nicer airport hotels in which I have ever stayed. The comfortable rooms were accented by cheerful and ruthlessly efficient staff who made dealing with hotel easy and problem-free.

Zurich is routinely ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world. It can be very difficult to find a solid hotel in the 120-200 CHF range (130-220 USD). As such, some travelers might decide to stay here in order to visit the City Center. Those guests should know that the 20-minute taxi ride into town costs between 50-60 CHF (55-66 USD). Guests can catch an S-Bahn (commuter train) from the airport to the center of town, which takes about the same twenty minutes and is much, much cheaper. These trains run every half an hour, which is a mixed blessing as after a long day of walking around Zurich, I am not always in the mood to wait another 20-30 minutes for the train.

There were some small negatives during my stay, which distracted from the helpfulness of the staff and the comfort of the rooms. First, I found the breakfast to be below average in terms of both taste and selection when compared to other Radisson hotels. I really did not enjoy my breakfast. The one highlight would have been the omelet station but this was left unattended for all but the last five minutes of my breakfast after I had already chosen other (regrettable) options. While servers were friendly, they could clearly see me waiting around the omelet station but did not offer to help or get the chef. Eggs were cold, croissants doughy and unpleasant and even though it was included free in my room rate I chose not to go back for the second day of my stay.

Additionally, the property is showing some minor age wear some paint was chipped in my bedroom and some stains were on the leather desktop. These problems are easily corrected. The overall cleanness of the room and particuarly the bathroom was good.

Other than these small issues, I had a very enjoyable stay and think the hotel has a great staff and strong potential in Zurich.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Radisson-Blu-Zurich, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you so much for taking the time and posting such detailed feedback on this site. Being an airport hotel, it is important that our guests have easy access both to the city and the airport. There are also some trains which run more frequently than every 30minutes. There are also trams one can take to the city center.

Thank you also for your comment regarding the breakfast - I have forwarded this onto the responsible department. We endeavour for this to not happen in future as we strive to satisfy our guests to 100%.

Thanks once again for your honest feedback and we would be delighted to welcome you back again in the near future.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any queries that might arise.

Best wishes and thank you,
Werner Knechtli
General Manager
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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61 hotel reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

use this hotel quite often when I am in transit ZRH or have an early morning flight. Sleep quality if great and the breakfast quality more so. My request for rooms on the outside and with walk in showers has been recorded and always met. Nicely appointed modern rooms with free high speed internet. The bar is truly unique - the acrobatic girls make it happen.

Room Tip: if you want natural light. ask for rooms on the outside
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Radisson-Blu-Zurich, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport, responded to this review, February 18, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your feedback. It is great you continuously enjoy your time with us - we could not ask for more than satisfied customers!

We hope to welcome you back again in the near future and that you had a safe trip back.

Kind regards,

Werner Knechtli
General Manager
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Strasbourg, France
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58 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Hotel located within the airport terminal, which makes it well connected to arrival and departure halls. Rooms are recently renovated, with neat bathroom featuring a shower-in-a-tub which should better be replaced by a large shower cabin. The tub is too small to relaly enjoy a bath, and the added shower is not very comfortable. The bed is very comfortable, wit a firm mattress. Television screen is large with direct access to TV-channels. large windows to the outside, but well insulated. Completely sound-proof, don't expect to hear any airplane, and very good heating. Room well designed overall. Room service diner and breakfast is efficient and tasty, alhough a bit expensive.
To recommend if you have a late arrival flight and a full day conference, or an early flight.
The hotel location makes it possible to wake up 90 min prior to departure.

Room Tip: All hotel is sound-proof, no need to get rooms on specific sides to be quiet. If you don't like...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Radisson-Blu-Zurich, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for your detailed feedback. We are glad you took advantage of our proximity to the airport, a definite plus knowing it only takes a few minutes to the check-in counter. We are also glad you got to try our restaurant facilities. Thank you for your comment regarding the bathroom - we take our guests feedback seriously and will discuss this matter further.

We hope you had a good trip back. Thanks again and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

Best wishes,

Werner Knechtli
General Manager
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

For me THE top business Hotel. Excellent service, nice rooms, good restaurants and nice bar. Perfectly situated, for checkin you only heve to cross the road.

I use this hotel as "gold standard" when rating other business class hotels

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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Radisson-Blu-Zurich, General Manager at Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you very much for your comment on this site. We are very happy you had such a good experience and enjoyed your stay with us.

Our location is appreciated by many guests - we are glad you benefited from this as well.

We hope to be able to welcome you back again in the near future and wish you well.

Yours sincerely,

Werner Knechtli
General Manager
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Address: Zurich Airport, Opfikon 8058, Switzerland (Formerly Radisson SAS)
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Opfikon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Opfikon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport 4.5*
Number of rooms: 330
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport is located just a few steps away from the arrival and departure areas of Zurich Airport. This enables the guest to be at the check-in area within minutes. Guests can also benefit from 54 parking spaces with direct access to the 8th floor. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport provides its guests 4018m2 of meeting and event space consisting of 52 Meeting and Board Rooms spread over three floors. The hotel offers Switzerland’s most comprehensive range of services for multi-day conventions and conferences, as well as for smaller meetings lasting from a few hours up to a whole day. The hotel’s largest room – ballroom - ‘Zurich’, located on the first floor with an area of 800m2, can be divided into four sections and can host up to 600 people. The spacious foyer has a spectacular view overlooking the Wine Tower.Modern hotel design in a class of its own, in the styles ‘Chic’, ‘Fresh’ and ‘At Home’ offered by the 330 hotel guest rooms which include the six one-bedroom ‘Charme’ suites and the spacious presidential suite.A spectacular highlight in the atrium lobby is the 16-meter high Wine Tower itself, which can be stocked with up to 4000 bottles of wine and champagne. All meeting delegates and hotel residents enjoy free high speed internet access in the whole hotel area. ... more   less 
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Radisson Blu Hotel, Zurich Airport Canton Of Zurich, Switzerland

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