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“Ideally located for the Hallenstadion” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Zurich Messe
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Wallisellenstrasse 48, Zurich 8050, Switzerland (Oerlikon)   |  
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Ranked #56 of 133 Hotels in Zurich
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Ideally located for the Hallenstadion”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

This hotel is ideally located if you're planning to attend a concert (or some other kind of entertainment) at the Hallenstadion.

We were upgraded to an executive room which was fairly basic, but it was spacious and had everything we needed for an overnight stay. The free drinks in the mini bar and complimentary wifi were welcome additions to our stay.

The bar was fine, but the service could be improved. Perhaps the queuing system isn't understood in Switzerland in the same way it is in the UK!

The hotel is less than a five minute walk from the train station or a very short bus ride.

Overall, it's good for an overnight stay and has everything you need.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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GMHIZM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for having chosen our Holiday Inn Zürich Messe for your recent stay in Zurich.

We are very happy that you could enjoy your stay with us and we hope you have also enjoyed the event at the Hallenstadion.

We would be very happy to host you again on another occasion.

Kindest regards,

Michael Deutsch
General Manager
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the executive room in the top floor, room was spacious and comfortable. Room has a Nespresso coffee machine and a free mini bar. Overall a nice hotel a bit away from the city. Breakfast was nice but expensive 29 CHF.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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GMHIZM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your stay with us and for your favorable review.

We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to see you soon again at our Holiday Inn Zürich Messe

Kindest regards,

Michael Deutsch
General Manager
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We arrived late in the evening after travelling with our tour bus from Lucerne. There was no concerts or shows at the nearby arena, hence the situation was really quiet. The room, bed, pillows, bathroom, coffee facilities etc were all good and we didnt have any complaints. It was in late May and the weather outside was quite cold. So our room felt very comfortable indeed. The Messe Zurich building was just across the road from our room and there was hardly any traffic. We slept really well. The next morning we had a pleasant surprise. The breakfast was very good with a variety of food to choose from. We'll definitely stay there if we have the chance to visit Zurich again.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank ABDUL RAHIM M
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GMHIZM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for haveing chosen our hotel for your recent stay in Zurich.

We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and especially the breakfast in the morning.

We are happy to hear that you would stay with us again and we hope to see you soon at our Holiday Inn Zürich Messe.

Best regards,

Michael Deutsch
General Manager
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Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

My wife and I went to Zürich to go to a concert, and since this was held in the nearby Messestadion, we decided it would be easier to book a hotel, and as a fan of the IHG group, I decided on the Holiday Inn.

The staff are excellent, so friendly, courteous, helpful, and professional - I was really blown away. The room was super clean, we had choices of pillows available, the bathroom was very clean, we had multiple language TV channels, and this modern hotel was overall excellent.

I would definitely stay here again, without question.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank MagisterDom
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GMHIZM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you so much for the very nice review! I am very happy about your comments on our staff, comments like yours are very rewarding for them.

We would be more than happy to see you again in our Holiday Inn Zürich Messe!

Kindest regards from Zurich!

Michael Deutsch
General Manager
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PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I found this hotel to be much better then Crowne Plaza near Hardbrucke.
My review might be a little biased as I got upgrade to Executive Room (I have some status with IHG).
Location:
Let's clarify some doubts once and for all.
Hotel is located beside some Stadium with some events happening from time to time. While it might seem perfect for sport or concert fans, other people can find the location a bit remote.
Now - Zurich Oerlikon is 6 minutes away by foot (750m).
If you need to carry a luggage and still want to use public transport - there is a bus stop just outside of the hotel, which can take you to the train station in 2-3 minutes.
If you want to go to/from the airport I suggest to walk about 600m - 5 minutes to the nearest tramway station (Zürich, Leutschenbach) - it takes only about 15 minutes. If you take opposite direction, I think you can reach central station Zurich HB, but best check your options at sbb.ch
Also keep in mind that ticket purchased at the bus stop opposite the hotel is valid until your final destination, so no need to buy extra or separate tickets.
About 500 meters towards to Oerlikon station is some small shopping area, with Coop and Lidl and C&A stores for your convenience. I have not seen the stores in the direct neighborhood of the hotel.

Hotel itself:
Room seems to be nice, with some modern decors and glass bathroom door., it is indeed a little warm inside and you can feel it in the hallways. My solution to keep temperature lower without A/C on was as simple as opening the window. Depending on your room location it might be a bit noisy - either form the low-traffic street or from some soccer practicing people.

As mentioned I had Executive room, which had mini-bad with non alcoholic beverages included, so that was very nice. Also they have Nesspresso coffee machines, and coffee made was very good.
I had impression that hotel is somehow owned/run by some ethnic minority and they tend to sit beside the entrance every day, smoking some tobacco and behaving quite loud. I did not use the bar facilities, so it did not disturb me, but could be annoying.
What I found quite surprising, it looks like the smoking in public places in Switzerland is not forbidden. And if you use public transport and it rains, person beside you, under the same roof/bus/train stop would smoke. While this freedom might be a heaven for smokers it can cause some disturbance to others.
Overall, I would stay in the hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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GMHIZM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thanky you very much for having chosen our hotel for your recent stay and also for the time you have taken to write down your detailed comments.

We are very happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and especially that you would stay with us again. The hotel itself is run by a Swiss company and has no liasion with the mentioned guests.

I agree that it is quite disturbing that people often smoke on public bus stops and this is definitely quite disturbing for non smokers. Our hotel by the way is completely non smoking to guarantee a good and healthy stay.

Thank you again for your very favorable review, we would be very happy to host you again on your next trip to Zurich!

Kindest regards,

Michael Deutsch
General Manager
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Yokine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

We stayed in holiday inn in Lugano the previous night and the staff were excellent but the room was dark and quite noisy so our expectations for Zurich were a little unsure. We were pleasantly surprised at the generous room size, although the room temperature was a little high which made sleeping difficult. The pillows were a little soft for our comfort so we saw the housekeeping staff next morning and requested additional plumper pillows. Returning to our room later we had 4 extra pillows to choose. great service! The front desk staff explained the temperature settings and we were happy to sign a safety waver so we could open the windows. We had late dinner on our arrival after a stunning train trip from Lugano and were delighted with the service at the bistro. The staff were attentive and the food met our immediate needs. Loved the access on trams to the city and would recommend the hotel as 'away from the hustle and bustle' but close for access without any drama!

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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GMHIZM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your stay at our Holiday Inn Zürich Messe and for the time you've taken to write down your comments.

I am very delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and I wm esepcially thankful for your comments on our staff.

We would be very delighted to host you again on your next trip!

Kindest regards from Switzerland!

Michael Deutsch
General Manager
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HodHasharon Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Holiday Inn messe is in Oerlikon district in Zurich. Not central but. Close to bus and tram line to city center - 20 minutes and Airport. Near the Hotel- Hallen Stadion where many performances and concerts take place. (When I stayed - Bionce and Jo Cocker).
Rooms are modest but have coffee making kettle and safe deposit box.
Shower good but lacks closing door/curtain. Heating is an issue the temperature in room too high.
Was a bit difficult to sleep.
Staff efficient amd helpful.
Parking garage under hotel but pricy.
Total assessment medium plus. Did not receive priority club points probably loyalty not appreciated.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank EilonTal817
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GMHIZM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this review, June 5, 2013
Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your review on Tripadvisor.

I am happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay in our hotel and I especially appreciate the comments on our staff which I have already forwarded to them.

The month of May was very cold here in Switzerland with some very harsh temperature changes therefore it was quite difficult to always find the ideal temperature for the guest rooms, I am sorry that the temperature was too hot in your room during your stay.

As for the points you should receive them if you have booked your room directly with us, however if the room has been booked trough a third party intermediary we unfortunately can't credit you any points as per Priority Club regulations. If you do have booked your room directly with us, please contact us directly and we will credit your points as soon as possible.

Thank you again for having stayed with us and for the time you've taken to write down your detailed comments.

We would be very happy to see you soon back again at our Holiday Inn Zürich Messe

Kindest regards from Switzerland!

Michael Deutsch
General Manager
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Property: Holiday Inn Zurich Messe
Address: Wallisellenstrasse 48, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Oerlikon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#37 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#39 Business Hotel in Zurich
#46 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Holiday Inn Zurich Messe 4*
Number of rooms: 164
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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