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Hotel Continental Zurich - MGallery by Sofitel
Ranked #26 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
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Chandigarh
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“Cozy hotel to be staying in...”
Reviewed August 17, 2009

A nice cozy hotel to be staying in... Not too great to look at from the outside though...The rooms are a bit small ( as per the indian/asian standards ) but are very classy from inside...The toiletries by Chopard were damn neat... Very soft and comfortable beds... Free wireless internet in the room was a boon..Staff was helpful and guided us through with almost everything...

Location is simply great... 5-7 minutes walk to the city center.. Else, one can take the tram just across the road...As it is Zurich is known to have the Worlds Best Public Transport system...

Breakfast was good.. Not very lavish though...Our check out was at 630 in the morning. Thus had requested them to give a packed breakfast at 6am... No surprises, when we came down from the room to the lobby with the luggage at 6, it was all there with a very impressive choice of things keeping in mind that it was a packed one...

Overall, a nice experience... Would surely stay in it again and recommend it to others...

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
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paris
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed August 11, 2009

Continental hotel is well located, close to centre of Zurich. The room was ok, comfortable. We have asked for a high floor and quiet room and got what we asked for. The bed is soft (get used to it, that is Switzerland). Two minor things: the two elevators were broken all the time, which is not great when you're at the 5th floor... And the breakfast is overpriced and average. Even though they announce that breakfast time is until 1pm on saturdays and sundays, they don't replace things that are out, so it was a very simple breakfast for a not so simple and cheap price at all. Apart from that, I would recommend the hotel, staff is nice. Maids are Brazilian women that are very sweet.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 3, 2009

There is a great deal to like about this hotel. The staff were unfailingly pleasant, patient, and polite. The location is near the train station, tram stops, and good restaurants. The room was spacious by European standards and was kept spotless by a team of professional housekeepers. As many other reviews have noted, the beds are a pure joy, and not a noise was heard when the lights went out.

Not everything, of course, is perfect. The air conditioning was anemic, to say the least and while it kept the room comfortable, the only cover on the bed was a fairly heavy douvet---far too heavy for the room's temperature. It would have been nice to have at least a sheet to pull up over one's self. While the housekeepers did keep the room and bath spotless, they seemed to consider towels and soap the coin of the realm and were hesitant to part with either commodity. We had one small soap provided when we arrived and even that was taken during one cleaning and none left to replace it. Likewise, even though it was obvious there were two individuals occupying the room, in the middle of our seven day stay they only left enough towels for one. Our biggest complaint, however, would be the lack of bed linens appropriate for the room temperature.

One final word of advise: this didn't happen to us but we witnessed it. Don't wait until the taxi is waiting to take you to the airport to discuss your bill with the staff.

Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 28, 2009

Stayed there from July 10 to 12, 2009 and had a wonderful time. Rooms are very comfortable and I loved the dawn pillows and comforters. The best breakfasts of all the hotels that we stayed in Europe were the ones in the Continental. Service is very good and the personnel is very courteous. One of the best hotels I’ve been in my many trips to Europe.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2009

Lovely modern room, large comfy bed, great shower, friendly welcome, quiet location but close to station/town. TV with lots of English channels.
And reasonably priced for switzerland.
Perfect.

Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Mission Viejo, Ca.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2009

This was the most depressing area we have ever stayed in a hotel. The hotel was outright creepy. We planned on eating dinner in the hotel restuarant, but decided against it. We were there on a Friday night. It was a very expensive restaurant and we would have been the ONLY people eating there. Two employees and not one other customer was there. Not a good sign for a restaurant. We walked to/ from the train station with our luggage. It wasn't too bad. The lobby is dark and the staff doesn't talk to anybody. We definitely wouldn't stay at this hotel again. We could'tn wait to leave.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2009

We stayed one night at the Continental. The staff were friendly and helpful. The weather in Zurich was superb: warm,sunny blue skies, beautiful and just a short walk from our hotel to the lake. Our ensuite room was not large but the bed was one of the most comfortable hotel beds I have ever slept in.
The best feature of this hotel for us was the great sleep we had in the very comfortable bed. We really could not complain about anything at this hotel, it was an expensive night's accommodation, however, it usually is in Switzerland.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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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
#23 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#27 Romantic 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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