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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed there one night. The hotel is middle in a big renovation. The room was clean an nice. On the webpage they indicated that there can be some noise starting from 8 a.m. When I stayed there there where drillings already short past seven. The breakfast was ok but the location to get breakfast is poor. Noise and it...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed September 5, 2016

there is no main entrance to the place, its in a shopping mall, we went through underground garage. The whole place is one construction place. Breakfest area is in a corridor, there are cords hanging from the ceiling, food is out there for a whole day so it does not seem very fresh. The whole place looks very very depressing....

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Brigg, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

I was very disappointed upon arrival at this hotel as the main picture on trip advisor is not the hotel itself, but rather the town centre where the hotel is located. The hotel is actually within a shopping centre. Having said that, the rooms are nice and as per the photos. It's clean, modern and has good sizes rooms, but...

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Vilufushi
Reviewed June 8, 2015

Hotel Illuster is right in the center of Uster, only a few minutes away from the train/bus station with great connections to the rest of Switzerland. Take the lift down and you are in the bustling Shopping Center with Denner, Migros, Ex Libris, Pharmacy, Kiosk, a couple of boutiques, ATMs, shoe shop, chocolatier and much more. Since my last visit,...

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Vilufushi
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Visiting my old hometown is always a treat for me. Staying at the Illuster Hotel, right at the center and towering over Uster became a treat. It's true, the rooms are a bit run down and the owners are aware of it. Soft renovation started already and I had a glimpse into a newly renovated room which makes me want...

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Lucas P T, Manager at Hotel Illuster, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback. You are bringing us further! We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Illuster. We are looking forward to welcome you in Uster again. Best Regards, HOTEL ILLUSTER

Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Stayed for two nights on business. Its very basic and you are really getting what you paid for. No one told us that the reception will be closed after 8pm and if you don't have a mobile to ring the management you will be sleeping outside - its not the most savoury area of Uster either. The rooms are quite...

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Atlanta Georgia
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Hotel Illuster Located in Uster Switzerland, a few subway stops outside the city center. I arrived in Zurich one evening when a large academic conference was in town. No rooms at any of the Inns I tested. So I got on an S-Bahn heading south, just my intuition. I asked a subway attendant what stop she thought I might find...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed June 21, 2012

As some of the other reviewers mention it's close to the train station. There is also a pretty good Italian restaurant around the corner. The hotel is rundown, the service level swings from friendly (the employees) to grumpy (the owners) but it's clean. While not expensive by Swiss standards, it is considering what you get for the money. There are...

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Worcester.
Reviewed November 27, 2010

Stayed in Switzerland for 3 weeks on business and the hotel was chosen for me. Good location for train station. It is within a shopping centre do that's handy also. There are no frills ... rooms and reception only. Clean all around but a few signs if 'tiredness' here and there. The staff had on & off days. Served It's...

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Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed September 13, 2010

Hotel is located in a shopping centre, close to the station. Rooms are basic and have a seventies look and feel to them, but they have everything you need incl. a balcony. The view is not great, but this is Uster - which is a convenient rather than a charming town. Breakfast is limited, but alright for a 3* hotel....

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Illuster Garni enjoys a central location in Uster, a 150 metres from the train station, and offers free WiFi and a garden with a sun terrace. Parking spaces are available on site.The rooms at the Illuster come with a private bathroom with a bathtub or a shower, a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a view of the surrounding mountains. Some units also feature a balcony and a minibar.Guests at the hotel can enjoy a daily breakfast buffet and take advantage of an on-site snack bar. Several restaurants are reachable within 500 metres.In addition, Hotel Illuster Garni also provides a bicycle rental. Zürich Airport is 21 km away and Lake Greifen can be found within a 2-minute drive.We speak your language! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Illuster

Address: Zuerichstrasse 14, Uster 8610, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Uster
Price Range: $116 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Illuster 3*
Number of rooms: 40
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“My personal favorite: Room 802”
 of 5 bubbles Maja_Vilufushi, Jun 8, 2015 | Read review
“Can be quite noisy on the some sides due to construction.”
 of 5 bubbles jejeel3, Jun 14, 2014 | Read review
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