I recently stayed at the Hotel Sternen Oerlikon in Zurich's Oerlikon neighborhood. I was staying at this hotel on business, and first off, the location was perfect. The hotel is steps away from the Oerlikon Tram stop, and only a 10-15 ride from Zurich's main airport on the tram. I landed very early after an overnight stop and the women at reception were nice enough to find a room available for me to check in around 9am, so that I could grab a shower before my morning meetings. The hotel is very modern, and although the room is small, it is very comfortable. Coming from the USA, a few things take getting used to, such as having to leave your room key in a slot to keep the lights and power on. But I've seen that in Asia as well, and it is actually a great idea. The room itself has a small work desk and large flat screen TV with plenty of local and international channels in German, French, and English. The full size bed was firm, but very comfortable. One odd thing with the bed is that the comforter did not cover the whole mattress and was a little small. Very strange. My room had a view of a small courtyard and other office buildings, so be sure to keep the curtains closed after showering!
Here are a few complaints, and they are minor. First, the room was VERY warm. It was -20C outside, and the hotel had the heat cranked, so it was very hot in the room. I would up opening the windows to let some cool air in the room. Second, the shower has only glass enclosing half of the shower (like many in Europe), and if not careful, it is very easy to get the floor of the bathroom soaking wet. But I got used to it quite quickly.
My favorite part was the breakfast in the morning. This was not the typical free breakfast you get at Holiday Inn Expresses or Hampton Inns in the USA. This was AWESOME. Fresh baked baguettes, four kinds of local swiss cheeses, four or five homemade jams, meats and cheeses, and homemade bircher muesli!!! Plus great coffee. I was in heaven, and could have sat there all morning snacking!
I would absolutely stay at the Sternen Oerlikon again my next time in Zurich!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The extensively renovated city hotel with 56 air-conditioned rooms, a breakfast lounge, one meeting room and garage parking spaces will impress you with genuine hospitality and professional service, whether you are on a business trip, attending an event or trade fair, or simply visiting family.Since October 2012, the Hotel Sternen Oerlikon has had its own restaurant once again: the Brasserie "Ö" with bar and salon du cigare.Which is open monday to friday. Hot dishes are served between 11.30 am and 23.00 pm ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Sternen Oerlikon
- Sternen Oerlikon zürich