I stayed at the Hotel Alexander while attending a conference located nearby at ETH Zurich. On the plus side, the hotel is in a good location, not far from the main Zurich train station, surrounded by restaurants, and a short walk to ETH Zurich and to public transit. The rooms are basic but comfortable, and include both free wireless and a basic but good breakfast. The service was also helpful and friendly, although they could get a bit overwhelmed at the front desk if several people needed something at the same time (with only one person behind the desk, I had to wait a couple of times when someone needed something that could not be quickly resolved).
My main complaint about the hotel is the cost, specifically the cost to quality ratio. You pay a lot to stay at the hotel, but get only an average room with fairly basic amenities in return. While this isn't completely the hotel's fault -- Zurich is quite expensive, and the Swiss Franc is quite strong at the moment -- it still takes some of the shine off what would otherwise be a good hotel experience.
So, overall, a good, but expensive, stay. I would be willing to stay at the Hotel Alexander again, especially if I could get a better price on the room.More
- Free Wifi