First the positives: The decor of this B&B is very crisp and modern, everything is brand new and spotless. It's clear that this house was gutted and renovated top to bottom. We had the room with a private bathroom and it was pretty spacious by European standards. Bathroom had a large tab, double sinks and big counter where we could spread out and the towel warmer was a nice touch. It would've been nice to have more than one towel per person and I would have asked if I saw the owners. Breakfast was nice, not very special, but nice. The beds were comfortable too and the room had a balcony where you can put your laundry out to dry etc. I also loved the blackout curtains because the sun rises nice and early in Zurich and the sun was relentless during the day.
The negatives: the service felt a bit impersonal but I have never before stayed at a B&B before, so I didn't know what to expect. We saw the owner the first day when we arrived and the day before last when we asked him to book us a taxi. Breakfast was set out every morning and it was all self service. If you needed to talk to the owner you had to ring a bell to their part of the house and it felt like I was bothering him. Another negative is the street noise, the house is on a very busy street and the only way to cope with it at night is to close the bathroom window and the bathroom door, not a big deal but something you need to remember to do.
The tram ride to the city center takes about 25 mins, so not very convenient if you want to come and go during the day. We didn't have to do this on this trip, but if you need to take a break from sightseeing during the day it'd be better to stay in the city center.
Overall it was a good value, considering how expensive everything is in Zurich, but if I have to go to Zurich again I'd be staying closer to the city center.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Close to the Werdinsel (island) the Route 39 offers 3 stylish guestrooms, two of them having their own balcony. Thanks to the bus station in front of the house every destination in town can be reached within 30 min. Rich breakfast in the nice common room, or on the sun terrace if the weather is nice! Online availability visit our homepage. ... more less