This was my first trip to Zurich and I actually had difficulty getting inspired to go out to see the city, because the bed was just so comfortable I didn't want to leave it! But I digress:-
We arrived in Zurich by car and the hotel was easy to find and we could drive straight into their underground parking garage. I noticed later it was also very close to the train station, so would be also very convienient for those arriving by rail. The welcome at the front desk was probably the most friendly I have ever received in a hotel anywhere. When we enquired about restaurants nearby, the staff were happy to recommend an excellent restaurant and made the reservation for us on the spot.
We booked a standard room and it was very large (certainly by European standards) and had a great layout. The toilet was in a separate room (with its own basin and mirror) and the bathroom was very large, with a huge shower AND a full size bath. The bathrooms were spotlessly clean. They also had numerous power sockets in each (so you can plug in your hair straightener or whatever and still stand in front of the mirror), which is a simple thing which so many hotels in Europe don't have. The bedroom itself had a work desk, a small table with two big armchairs, wardrobe and of course, the bed. The bed was very large and it had some type of woollen or down underlay on the mattress - combined with the lovely bed linen, it was the softest, most comfortable bed I have ever had the pleasure of sleeping in.
We did not have breakfast at the hotel, so can't comment, but we walked down to the old town (perhaps 15 mins away) where there were plenty of great cafes and restaurants. The only downside of our stay was that a member of the housekeeping staff let herself into our room late one afternoon (after managing to somehow unlatch the chain across the door) and without knocking or calling out first, which I found a bit strange. But other than that little surprise, the hotel was excellent and I would most certainly stay there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Continental Zurich Hotel
- Continental Zurich zürich
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