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“Nice start of my Christmas trip to Switzerland”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Wellenberg

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Hotel Wellenberg
Ranked #56 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
Daejeon, South Korea
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“Nice start of my Christmas trip to Switzerland”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

This was the first hotel for a week trip to Switzerland. (so more reviews coming up) It was a bit different from what I had expected but was a nice hotel. And yes, I am spoiled by Abu Dhabi standard so this review is a bit biased.

Wellenberg is very modernly decorated hotel. The room is pretty large to the European standard (definitely not UAE standard) but the ceiling is very low. And the room is too well heated, which I enjoyed at first arriving from Abu Dhabi, but later on found too stuffy and dry.
The corridors are narrow and the elevator is amazingly small, but it's good that they have one. ^^

Breakfast was okay, but very Continental and nothing like what you would see in Abu Dhabi. Not much variety and not much fruit. And you have to boil your own egg. You can decide when to bring out your egg from the boiling bath, but then it's been quite some time since I last boiled my egg in the morning so I couldn't tell exactly when. It was fun though. There seems to be one waitress for the breakfast and understaffed. I couldn't get hold of her to ask for an omlette. I don't know about the price because my brother made the booking and paid, but I heard that the breakfast was included. I also liked the view from the room (even though the window was small), where I could see the narrow streets from above.

Everything is there, the TV (tube TV!), clean room, clean bathroom, even a TV in the bathroom (another small tube TV!) but nothing fancy. It was a nice start (I step into worse during this trip) and the location was great. Nice to have a walking tour of Zurich (but there's not much to see in Zurich - my advice to anyone going to Switzerland would to 'go to French speaking or Italian speaking region!')

One more thing. The bed is too soft. I woke up with back pain. T.T

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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warrington, england
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

This hotel is in an excellent location, 5 min walk from train station and close to lovely bars & restaurants. The hotels very nice, the rooms were quiet and well appointed although some of the soft furnishings were a little worn. The self service breakfast was generous with a good choice. Would definitely recommend the Wellenberg.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2011

A very nice hotel, in the heart of the city (Alstadt). Lots of Shops and restaurants around. After some misunderstanding with our reservation, the management was kind enough to upgrade our room to a very big room of 4. it is not the most contemporary and stylish place, but the value for your money is great, taking in consideration it is in the center of zurich.
there is no free wifi in the rooms.
We were 2 days and enjoyed this hotel. The breakfast was good, although can be improved easily.

Room Tip: For a family of 4 - we were in 307# room, which is very big, with a sitting area and extra place for...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2011

I honestly wish I took pictures of the room I stayed in to truly depict the filth. I dont know if we got a bad room or what happened here. The hallways and lobby area were decorated quite nice and then we walked into a room with old ripped chairs to sit on, dirty carpet, bad smell, and a bathroom that was last renovated in the 1960s. The bed was uncomfortable, there was no air conditioning, and the room looked out into the alley way which was very loud. With no AC and a warm smelly room, you are forced to leave windows open and bear the loud tourists wandering about. The only upside to this place was that I only had to deal with it for 1 night. NOT worth the price and definitely NOT a 4 star hotel...that is a joke.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Victoria AUST
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2011

Great position in the old area of the city. Good sized room - to be picky- the water pressure in the shower was poor despite this, the rooms were a good size and within a few minutes walk you were in the thick of things. Breakfast excellent selection. Good value in this expensive city.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sawtell, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2011

We were recommended this lovely hotel and were not disappointed. Fantastic location in the heart of the old town and beautiful large rooms. Nice brekky too.
The staff were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble.

Room Tip: Rooms were quiet on level 4 as the windows were double glazed.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Paterson, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2011

We discovered the Old Town area of Zürich on foot five years ago, and decided it was a much nicer area in which to stay than the Bahnhofstrasse area. I discovered this hotel on Trip Advisor; it's in a pedestrian zone, near good restaurants, and has very comfortable rooms and includes a substantial breakfast buffet.

One caution: except for a top-floor room with an air-conditioner, avoid the rooms facing the street, as there is much pedestrian traffic at night and the area is quite lively. There are large rooms in the back overlooking a garden--try to choose these.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Philipp B, Leiter Front Office at Hotel Wellenberg, responded to this review, October 3, 2011
Dear guest

Thank you very much for your honest feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit in Zurich again. Please let me know when you will visit Zurich again, so we can arrange a nice room for you facing the courtyard.
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Philipp Bode, Front Office Manager
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Property: Hotel Wellenberg
Address: Niederdorfstrasse 10, Zurich 8001, Switzerland
Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#39 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#43 Family Hotel in Zurich
#55 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Wellenberg 4*
Number of rooms: 45
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