This hotel is stunning. Completely renovated and extended by Fosters and Partners this is a combination of the traditional (the original building updated) and the ultra hip. I stayed in the new Golf Wing and had a suite on the end which has superb views across the golf course to the mountains beyond. The room was amazing with all mod-cons all electrically controlled from the bed, including the curtains and lighting moods. This can get confusing after a few drinks! The bathrooms, with steam showers and Jacuzzi baths are really cool. None of the walls have straight lines, everything has smooth curves and sweeps and fixtures are of the highest standard.
I had lunch and breakfast in the main restaurant, which is also ultra cool and excellent food (though the service at breakfast did go awry as I had to order my coffee twice and never received my muesli).
Check-in was done in room and was very personal.
The spa is supposed to be fantastic (I didn’t see it) and the main bar is really hip – it has ‘floating candles’, Harry Potter style, suspended from the ceilings. And at £9-10 for a Vodka and Tonic, not too badly priced. It is a haunt for the local beautiful people.
In terms of location, this is not centrally located, it is in the hills above the city, but has its own railway station that takes you into town in 10 minutes – so here you have some peace and quiet, but convenient to get into town and its attractions.
Whilst I was in Zurich I looked at the Widder, which is in the town centre – a strange place and not a patch on the Dolder which is an absolute beauty. The Dolder is exactly what a 5 star boutique property should be about – cool, state of the art design and personal service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Dolder Grand is the perfect environment for people who are looking for pleasure, exclusivity and relaxation: 175 luxurious rooms and suites, exquisite cuisine, a spa covering 4,000 square metres, generous banqueting and seminar facilities and a remarkable art collection. The original "Curhaus" dating from 1899 presents itself as the luxury-class City Resort. The hotel's elevated location, between the pulsating life of the city and a refreshingly natural green zone, provides a magnificent view of the city of Zurich, the lake and the Alps. Due to annual maintenance work, partial areas of the Spa will be closed from 6th to 16th March 2017. Treatments are bookable at anytime. Winter break The Restaurant 2017 The Restaurant will be closed from 19 February to 6 March 2017. Summer break The Restaurant 2017 The Restaurant will be closed from 23 July to 14 August 2017. ... more less
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