As I state in the beginning of all my reviews, I am a consummate traveller. I stay over 150 nights a year in hotels. Everything from boutiques to big chains to everything in between. I feel like I have a good baseline for reviewing hotels and my expectations are realistic.
I always start with the pro's:
Good staff, clean rooms, good breakfast, comfortable beds and good location.
No control over the temperature in the rooms! WHAT? Literally it's centrally controlled by floor. So, to make warmer or colder, you have to open a window. I guess this is the european way in general, but not what I want in a hotel. You may think it's charming, but they use REAL keys for the rooms? These things are huge and weigh a ton! I don't want to lug some giant key around. One quirk I have about travel is I collect my hotel room keys. I've stayed in over 1,000 hotels and have every key at home. I write on the back the dates I was there and it's my souvenir from travel. Guess this hotel will fade into my memory. Also, no gym on property.... a major bummer. Their "deal" with the local gym is 37chf for a day pass!? I pay less than that a month for my whole gym membership. Ridiculous.
This is definitely and older property. It is nicely renovated, but the hallway corridors borderline creepy. The energy saving lights that shut off and are motion detected may help the environment, but add to the creepiness when you walk into dark hallways.
All in all, it is a decent hotel. You won't be wowed in any way, but it is nice and clean, which is the most important part of any hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is easy to be comfortable - since 1954 Hotel Ascot is a long established and renowned business in the centre of the city Zurich, an exciting and trendy quarter. Please click here for the location map. With two restaurants in the hotel and another one next door, the hotel offers 74 rooms, all newly renovated in September 2010. Meetings and Private Dining for up to 60 guests can be hold in an exclusive and fine environment. We are all looking forward to your visit to our website and we are hoping to be able to welcome you at Hotel Ascot in the near future. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ascot Hotel zürich