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“A weekend in Zurich”

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Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel
Ranked #33 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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Melbourne, Australia
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“A weekend in Zurich”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

I was traveling on business and stayed at this property. Its centrally located and close to Zurich's main railway station and Bahnoffstrausse (I hope the spelling is correct). Nice clean rooms, although a little on the small side, the beds are very soft, in fact, a lot softer than I'm used to but it was fine in the end. Very friendly and helpful staff and excellent food as you would expect from the Swiss. Overall it was an enjoyable stay and I would stay there again even if I was paying out of my own pocket.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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Continental-GM, General Manager at Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback on tripadvisor. I will certainly forward your compliments to my team. It is feedback like yours that make us go the extra mile with pleasure every day. Thank you for having taken the time to post it. We look forward to your next stay with us. Best regards. Nadine Bättig, on deputy Monica Vögeli, General Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

After a bad experiance in Grindlewald we were looking for a nice treat and found one in the Hotel Continental Zurich. An easy 5 minute walk from the station, From the moment we arrived we were inpresssed with the hotel reception area and staff. The room had everything you could want, even for the basic room we had booked. Drinks and dinner in house were very good as was the brekfast the next morning.
All the staff from reception to the bar/dining area were very helpfull and courteous. A great stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Continental-GM, General Manager at Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review, October 25, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback on tripadvisor. I will certainly forward your compliments to my team. It is feedback like yours that make us go the extra mile with pleasure every day. Thank you for having taken the time to post it. We look forward to your next stay with us. Best regards. Nadine Bättig, on deputy Monica Vögeli, General Manager
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 10, 2012

This hotel is well placed on the edge of the old town. Just a short stroll and you are in the heart of the old town with its hilly wandering streets. A tram stops just near the hotel that takes you to most of the places of interest around the town. This is our second visit to this hotel and we will stay here if we come back. Rooms are quiet, small (as are most european hotel rooms) but well appointed with luxurious fittings. Buffet and ordered breakfast are good. Close to the main train station, within walking distance if you have a bag with wheels. Very european staff and helpful with tips to get around the city. Good value for an expensive city.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the elevators would be quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

I cannot fault this hotel. As usaul it was exactly as described on the Accor website.

Our superior room was spacious, the bed comfortable and the bathroom very clean. The staff were helpful and efficient.

Location within easy walking distance of the main station, or use the number 11 or 14 tram or no 46 bus to Stampfenbachplatz if you have a valid ticket for the transport system - (the single ticket from the airport is valid for 1 hour).

Extensive breakfast menu, including low fat and Lactose free options, as well as the usaul all-you-can eat buffet, typical of the Accor chain.

Room Tip: Quieter rooms are at back of hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Continental-GM, Manager at Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review, October 10, 2012
Thank you so much for your lovely feedback on tripadvisor. I will certainly forward your compliments to my team. It is feedback like yours that make us go the extra mile with pleasure every day. Thank you for having taken the time to post it. We look forward to your next stay with us. Best regards. Nadine Bättig, on deputy Monica Vögeli, General Manager
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

This hotel is perfectly located within 3 minutes walk from Zurich rail station. Upon arrival, the welcome is very warm and all the staff are very attentive and efficient. My room was large and spacious, but the bed was not that comfortable as it sunk in a bit too much for my preference and unfortunately the windows do not open so as not to allow noise in from the main road outside. Whilst this means you can sleep sound, it also means people who like fresh air may feel a bit claustrophobic - the big room does slightly compensate for this though. Despite those few factors, the rest of the room has a lot of character building in tradition with modernity - uniquely beautiful.

In terms of service the hotel excelled: I had ordered room service at night (yes, how very fat of me) which was absolutely delicious and of high standard. Also, when I found out my Europe adaptor did not work (you need a three pin Swiss adaptor plug), the reception staff sent one to me quickly - even at 1.30am. Overall, an impressive service and a very good hotel, I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Continental-GM, General Manager at Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Many thanks for your compliments on tripadvisor. I'll certainly forward your review to my fabulous team. Indeed, they are doing a great job and we're continuesly working to improve our service quality. For future reference, please let us know upon your reservation that you prefere a firmer mattress as well as a room with a window to open in order for us to allocate you a room accordingly (we can remove the soft downfeathered overmattress on the bed system).
Again, thank you for having taken the time to review us. Best regards, Monica Voegeli
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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed at the Continental on the way to and from East Africa. The hotel is a couple of blocks from Old Town and very close to the train station and the trams. For Zurich it is fairly well priced. That said, Zurich is very expensive! The rooms are average in size for European rooms and that is small by United States standards unless you are thinking Manhattan. We found ours to be very comfortable. The bathrooms are modern and well appointed. The front desk staff were helpful, courteous and efficient as one would expect in Switzerland. They are pleasant but don't expect a big smiling greeting because that is not their style. Just go and enjoy the Swiss being Swiss and enjoy the wonderful nearby area and easy access to all of Zurich!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Continental-GM, General Manager at Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Gruezi and thank you for reviewing us on Tripadvisor. It is lovely to read about your memorable stay with us and I will make sure my front office team reads your review, too. We look forward to welcome you on your next trip to Zurich. Sincerely, Monica Voegeli
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

We walked to the hotel from the train station and it was a fairly easy walk with our suitcases up a hill. Fortunately we had the directions correct as there are several similar streets from the railway station that could have led us astray. We were met by a pleasant receptionist who booked us in, gave us directions for some local eating places and held our bags while we went to lunch and waited until our room became available.

We found this hotel on TripAdvisor and were impressed with the reviews and the photos of the interior. We hadn't realized it was a part of the Accor group of hotels until after we had booked it on an accommodation web site. That cost us points as we have been members of Accor's loyalty club for a number of years and we were told that we couldn't get any points unless we had booked with the hotel direct. We also noticed after we had booked that this hotel was originally a Sofitel Hotel - Accor's top of the range hotel group, so we were really surprised when we got into our room to find how small the rooms were. Neither of our suitcases would fit into the space allocated for them in the wall unit so we just had to put them on the limited floor space.

On the positive side, it was reasonably close to the station, the bed was really comfortable and the apple juice in the foyer was great as the weather was fairly hot while we were there.

This was our most expensive hotel on our European trip and the rate didn't include breakfast so we had to rely on the Coop Supermarket near the station rather than go further over budget and purchase breakfast at the hotel.

Zurich (or perhaps Switzerland generally) is expensive compared to neighbouring countries and prices were well above the equivalent exchange rate. The final straw was when we were charged a tourist tax as we left as we received absolutely no benefit as a tourist for it. This of course was not the hotel's fault, but these type of things tend to affect your whole opinion of a place. Certainly, if you have to go to Zurich, be prepared for higher prices and a stay in this hotel would be quite OK as long as you didn't have a large suitcase.

Room Tip: Don't take large suitcases there.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Continental-GM, General Manager at Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank you very much for your honest feedback. I am delighted you enjoyed our local apple juice of farmer Grimm as well as our lovely MGallery beds. Regarding your comments about the size of your room, I am sorry for your inconveniences with your suitcases and for future reference we do have very spacious Superior rooms, please refer to the room size information on all booking channels. I am very sorry you weren't aware that the MGallery Collection belongs to Accor, it is a new brand that has only been created in 2008, but we already have 3 hotels in Australia, too. For your inconveniences I express my sincere apologies and I hope to welcome you back on your next trip to Zurich. Best regards, Monica Voegeli
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Property: Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel
Address: Stampfenbachstrasse 60 | 8006 Zurich, Zurich 8006, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Green Hotel in Zurich
#17 Family Hotel in Zurich
#27 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#28 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#33 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcoming and surprising Hotel Continental Zurich embodies a subtle combination of tradition and urbaneness. Behind its contemporary facade lies a haven of tranquility with an homely feel, enhanced by wooden furniture and large club armchairs. Swiss chalet style runs like a golden thread through all of the rooms creating a cosy and authentic atmosphere. Enjoy cuisine with a Swiss touch in the bar-restaurant l'entupada. ... more   less 
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