The immediate surroundings of this hotel aren't great; however, everything else more than makes up for it. I wanted a moderately cheap hotel for my first and last nights in Switzerland to bookend a 9 day trip around the country with a friend. This hotel was fantastic for us. Not extravagant, but if you want a pleasant, nice, clean room that isn't too expensive, I recommend it. My room was nice, had internet (the free speed is more than sufficient), nice bathroom, though small-ish (fine for us: we didn't spend much time there).
While not downtown, the public transit in Zurich is easy and everywhere. The trams are a 5 minute walk away, which can take you downtown or to the airport (15 minutes to either, in opposite directions). If you'd prefer, there is a frequent bus which stops in front of the hotel and brings you to the tram stop. The convenience of quickly getting downtown or to the airport was valuable to me.
The hotel itself looks very new, and is exceptionally clean and modern. The staff was friendly and helpful. Most of all, the beds were very, very comfortable. I even took a picture of the duvet tag, hoping to buy one myself for home...
The only real downside, which I don't care about anyhow, was the oddly expensive breakfast in the hotel's restaurant. It was ~ 30 CHF, which guarantees I'll never eat there. There is a grocery story down the street by the trams and plentiful restaurants everywhere between the tram stop and downtown, so finding food in the morning was never an inconvenience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Holiday Inn Zurich Messe is ideally located between the airport and the city center in an emerging business district. The hotels surroundings are embossed by the pulsating life of Switzerlands most famous concert and music venue hall Hallenstadion as well as the fair ground Messezentrum Zurich with its numerous exhibitions and the musical hall Theater 11 with its events of international appeal. All these top spots are right across the street within a few meters from the Holiday Inn Zurich Messe. Public transportation is conveniently available in front of the hotel with a direct tram which brings you to the city centre in only 17 minutes as well as a tram which brings you to the airport in only 15 minutes. The Holiday Inn Zuerich Messe is a non smoking hotel with an infrastructure of 164 guest rooms, 7 meeting rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a business center, a gym and a parking. All 164 comfortable non smoking rooms are decorated with the latest contemporary design and offer free high speed internet access and wifi as well as tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen tv, a large work desk with ergonomic easy chair, phone with voicemail, air conditioning, safe and hair dryer. Executive rooms are available with additional space, larger beds and extra amenities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Zurich Messe Hotel
- Holiday Inn zürich
- zürich Holiday Inn