As a regular traveler to Europe I've become accustomed to small hotel rooms, but this one wins the prize! The "big double bed" is actually slightly smaller than a Queen (made up of 2 beds pushed together which is what you get almost everywhere in real Euro hotels) and at the foot of the bed there was 2 ft of space (less the wall mounted tv) on the window side less than 2'6" and on the entry door/armoire/table/desk etc side a tad over 3 ft. Now, where to put a suitcase to open it? Only on the bed. But it is uber-modern, cool lighting and decor.
Sizewise, the bathroom belongs on a 70's cruiseship (in steerage), but it's also uber-modern, funky fittings and absolutely ingenious use of space. Pity about the terrible water pressure.
Breakfast was a stripped down, bare basics version of what is sometimes called "continental". No wonder it's always included in the rate, the good news is there's a dozen eateries within ten paces either direction on the street.
Which brings me to the really good news: location. I took a taxi from the airport as we were on an extended trip and had baggage, and it was late, and raining... Nice taxi driver turned off his meter on second run around the block (?) .... it's not so easy to find this place; but when you do, it is in the perfect location for walking around Old Zurich.
Nearby are numerous eateries, nightclubs (a few too many very brightly lit sex shops) and everything else you could ever want. Postcard pretty pictures at every turn.
If you are very small, and travel with just a small backpack, don't do breakfast, this place is absolutely perfect for you!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our owner-managed hotel is ideally located in the middle of Zurich's Old Town - at just 5 minutes walking distance from the Central Railway Station.Virtually everything of interest is within short walking distance. Not just only Zurich's well-known landmarks but also the business quarters with the banks and shops, the high-end shopping district «Bahnhofstrasse», the university quarters, amongst them the ETH «Federal Institute of Technology», the car-free lake- and riverside promenades and many Cafés, bars and restaurants.The Hotel Alexander, renovated in February 2012, has more than 41 lavishly appointed and well tended non smoking rooms. Energy saving LED bulbs, a much enhanced panoramic view of the historic center thanks to its new windows, comfy beds and bright modern bathrooms turn your stay into a very enjoyable event. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Alexander Hotel zürich