So my wife, my 8 month old, and I just got back from a two week trip to England and Switzerland. In England, we stayed at Claridges. The room was rather small and we had a tough time opening the closets with the crib that was provided. Small matter given the rest of the hotel which really is rather nice. In Geneva we stayed at La Cigogne. Our room was a little tired but I was stunned by the aircon which worked the same way a heated floor works--only from above--so no cold air, the ceiling was actually refridgerated! In Zurich, we stayed at the WIDDER. Now I've stayed at some nice hotels, but this was simply a level above. We had booked it through Leading Hotels of the World of which my wife is a "member." We arrived fairly early and were immediately greeted BY NAME! My wife was also given business cards with her name on and the address of the hotel, plus the direct room phone number! Profuse apologies were offered for not having printed any for me and, "would I like some..."? Next we were told that we had been upgraded--NICE--and then shown to the room. WOW! Stunning. From the Le Corbusier chaise-longue, the TWO Eames chairs, the B&O stereo and TV... just gorgeous, and BIG. Mini bar was all free. There was a free 1/2 bottle of wine. And a crib arrived for our baby with quite simply the most beautiful children linen I have ever seen. The service was absolutely impecable. At one point I went down to explore the restaurants was greeted by name and told that my daughter ELIZABETH (!!) would be most welcome in either one. OK, so three little gripes: the breakfast was not included and it was expensive. The WiFi would not work properly. The shower was over engineered with a massive control valve that jutted out into the showing space.
Note, I marked it with 5 dots for value. To be sure, it was bloody expensive, but we were upgraded, the minibar was free, the facilitites were free and the staff was blow me away good.
BTW, we stayed at the Widder for two nights.
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