I travel to Zug at least once a month and hotels in the town are expensive. This one is right in the heart of the old town and is one of the least expensive within the town itself.
The rooms are funished with stripped pine furniture and pine floors. My room was inside one of the turrets you can see on the photo and it gave a lovely seating area to watch the world go by. The room wasn't big, but it was a single room and all I needed was somewhere to sleep really.
This is one of very few hotels where I slept well and felt refreshed. Great beds!
It was spotlessly clean, the shower room was modern and again spotlessly clean. The room was very warm as the heating was on, but the air con was pretty efficient, although it only works when your key is in the switch.
Also, it's worth noting that the room doesn't automatically lock - you have to turn the lock on the inside, and actually lock it with the key when you leave. I'm so used to doors which automatically lock behind me that this was a surprise!
Breakfast was nice, it's a large bright room and a good cold buffet which is frequently replenished. Loads of cheeses, several yogurts, enough to have something different every day!
I did use the restaurant, the food would have been delicious had it not been swimming in butter. Fabulous service, they really look after you - perhaps a little over the top (I saw the waiter bring the meat joint out to show a family who all swooned over it before he took it back into the kitchen to serve??) but they are so polite and nothing is too much trouble.
The restaurant is a bit pricy: 60 CHF for two courses (the cheapest on the menu) with one glass of wine and water.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in 1543, this hotel in the centre of Zug accommodated famous guests like Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, yet it offers modern amenities like free internet and air-conditioning. The City-Hotel Ochsen is situated in the middle of the beautiful historic centre, 200 m from the lake of Zug and a 10 minutes walk from the train station. All rooms are air-conditioned and have an en-suite bathroom, a cable TV and a water kettle. Fine Swiss and international cuisine is served in the Hotel Ochsen's restaurant "au premier" and in our bar you can enjoy aromatic coffee or a cool glass of beer. ... more less
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