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“Holiday Inn in Zurich Messe: General Review”

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Holiday Inn Zurich Messe
Ranked #64 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I had stayed at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe for 2 nights from June 28, 2014. The front desk staff member who greeted us was friendly and courteous. Our IHG Platinum status was immediately recognized, and our room was upgraded to a junior suite. The room was spacious, bright, clean, climate controlled, and sound-proofed. The room had a safe and a mini-bar which was free to us. In-room internet connection was fast and free. But guests need to bring in their own European plug adaptors and hair conditioner. Public transportation was readily available for reaching Zurich International Airport and Zurich city center. Since the hotel was not in the Zurich city center, its room rates were quite reasonable compared to the hotels in Zurich city center.

Whether this hotel's location is ideal or not depends on your travel plan. The hotel's location is unique. The hotel is inside Zurich city limit and can be easily reached by trams or trains from the city center. But it is not in a walking distance from the Zurich city center, and it is not the kind of hotel where you can walk around the vicinity for food/drink or entertainment. If you want to eat or drink, you had better do it in the hotel's restaurant and bar.

If you need a hotel surrounded by restaurants and shops, or if you plan to walk in and out of the hotel multiple times a day, you will find it quite expensive to do so, because you need to take bus, tram, or taxi to get to desired places, and taxi service or public transportation is surprisingly costly. A single ride by bus/tram alone would cost 2.6 Swiss Franc (2.9 US dollars) or 4.2 Swiss Franc (4.7 US dollars) depending on whether you simply go to the nearest train station Oerlikon Bahnhof (Zurich Oerlikon Train Station) or Zurich city center.

But this hotel is ideal if you plan to use this hotel as the base for you to move around various Swiss cities and Zurich city center by train with rail-passes or Zurich day-passes. It is also ideal if you fly in and out of Zurich International Airport (ZRH: Zurich Flughafen), because the airport can be reached in about 10 ~ 15 minutes by bus-train combination. Since we were flying in and out of Zurich airport and also were traveling with Eurailpass, this hotel was perfect for us. We would highly recommend this hotel to the travelers like us.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2014

Holiday Inn:
1-spacious rooms.
2-well trained hotel staff.
3-staff at bar are rude though and arrogant.
4-free wifi :)
5-also 11 no city bus's stop is just in front of this hotel

Improtanat ZURICH tips:

1-download this application for switzerland bus & train schedule "SBB mobile"
2-Kerela restraunt was one of the good restraunts in zurich.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2014

The hotel is very good, with a very good staff. We got down at Zurich oerlikon station, from which the hotel is a ten minute walk. Its a little far from the city centre but the tramps make it very easy to reach there.
The breakfast provided was very good, with a good variety to choose from. We shall most definitely stay here on our next visit to Zurich.

Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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GMHIZM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear guest,

thank you very much for the thrilling review of our property! Your comments are very much appreciated.

We would be more than happy to have you back with us!

Best regards,

Michael Deutsch
General Manager

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Reviewed June 29, 2014

The hotel itself was fine - spacious room, very clean, well-appointed. It was extremely easy to catch a tram from about 200 m from the front door and it went directly downtown. For the price paid, I would have expected breakfast included, but Switzerland is extremely expensive so I guess I shouldn't have that kind of expectation. :) Would have earned a higher rating purely on value/pricing. Also, I had just stayed in a charming, boutique-y, old school hotel in Lugano with tons of character. This is not that, so my response may be coloured by the warmth of the Lugano stay vs. the relative coldness (i.e. design and atmosphere) of this conference centre style hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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GMHIZM, General Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for choosing our hotel among the many hotels in Zurich.

We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us. It is true that the city of Zurich is one of the most expensive cities with one of the highest living costs. Please note that all our rates are offered also with breakfast included at a discounted rate.

Hopefully we will see you again on your next trip to Zurich.

Kind regards,

Michael Deutsch
General Manager

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

The breakfast was fabulous ( they have salmon file at breakfast ) .
The location was not sow great for city center , but a lot of tramways go to city center.
It is close to airport and to train station .

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 14, 2014

I checked into this hotel for just one day and was quite pleased for what was offered in my budget. The rooms were clean and spacious, however you wont get the AC services unless the temperature outside the hotel exceeds 18 degrees. The hotel is located a bit outside the city but you can reach the hotel by taking a tram route 11 or a bus route 63 from either the Zurich main station or from the nearest station Oerlikon. The Hotel has a restaurant which shall serve you whenever you on demand.

The staffs are helpful and friendly, the rooms are neat and clean, the toilets are adequately size and the bus station is exactly outside the hotel. Check in and check out is fairly simple and wifi connectivity is provided within the hotel.

In all if you are looking for budget options in Zurich you can opt for Holiday Inn..

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2014

Chose this hotel using Booking.com, as adjacent to venue "Hallenstadion"; for a music gig in Apr14. Perfect stay for the hotel, solves any post-event transport issues unlike the other 12,999 concert-goers! Followed the hotel's website directions, travelled from Zurich airport by train to Oerlikon station, jumped on a bus (ticket machine at bus stop CHF 2.6 pay by c/card or coins) for two stops (it is walkable with light luggage but ensure you have a map of this town/area as it is not obvious if walking). Bus stopped outside the hotel reception. Reception friendly and efficient; spoke English. Room 612, was good size, very clean, light, airy; we like the window open so there was some traffic noise but little noise when closed. The bed was firm, pillows and towels soft. The duvet is a little small for a double and with hindsight we should have asked for an extra one. Although this hotel is rather plain for CHF184 per night, I was pleased with my decision and would revisit. I added breakfast on top CHF28 pppd and bought a 24 hour tram ticket each day CHF8.40 from Reception which allowed easy travel (by bus/train or tram) to and from Zurich, circa 20 mins away. As a Hilton Hotel fan, this was my first Holiday Inn and the only improvement I would like is the bathroom door, it is see-through and does not seal, so all bathroom noise is audible in the bedroom, not necessarily a problem depending upon whom your sharing a room with!

Room Tip: 6th Floor/top overlooking the stadium as you can watch the pre-concert activity but I expect it is t...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Zurich Messe, responded to this reviewResponded May 5, 2014

Dear blueskiesjersey,

We strive to give great and impressive service to all of our guests and it makes us happy to read we exceeded your expectations. We look forward to welcoming you back to our establishment. Once again thank you for the wonderful and kind words of praise.

Sincerely,

Orlando A.
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Additional Information about Holiday Inn Zurich Messe

Address: Wallisellenstrasse 48, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
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:
#39 Business Hotel in Zurich
#41 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#47 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range: $112 - $244 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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