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.
- 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