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Sternen Oerlikon Hotel
Ranked #35 of 137 Hotels in Zurich
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 1, 2009

Stayed here for 2 nights in a single room, the room was tiny but had everything I needed including a flat screen TV on the wall. The only complaint with the room was that it wasn’t non smoking like I had requested and smelt of cigarettes which I don’t find acceptable when I don’t smoke!

The entrance to the hotel is nice, clean and airy and I couldn’t fault the staff for being helpful. There is internet access in the lobby which is operated pay as you go by a coin machine!

The location is not the greatest for Zurich but its close for the airport. It’s just 15 minutes on a direct tram from the airport tram stop. Tram number 10 which cost 6.20CHF and you alight at the “Sternen Oerlikon” stop, the hotel is a short walk up the street, you can’t miss it as it takes on a full corner. Saying the location is not great, transport in Zurich is great and the actually hotel is located in a shopping district so there are plenty of places to eat and shop within walking distance of this hotel! It’s actually like downtown Zurich! Be warned you need change for the ticket machine at the tram stop, so change your swiss notes in the airport for some coins otherwise you’ll have to trek back like I did!

Finally my only other bad point of this hotel is how openly people smoke, smoking is allowed in the hotel lobby, drinking area, rest area so it’s not so pleasant if you want to use the internet and breath in someone else’s fumes!

Breakfast was 17CHF I tried it once, it was not bad, buffet style and I thought it was rather good value for the choice on offer!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 3, 2008

Good Points
* Even though it's in a poor location, the tram to the city stops right out the front.
* Clean
* Helpful staff

Bad Points
* Bad location in the middle of nowhere
* Not the nicest area of Zurich
* No aircon or fan and rooms were ridiculously stuffy
* Small awful shower - don't book the cheapest "city" rooms, it is worth spending the extra.
* Thin walls
* Creaky floors
* Expensive parking - they actually charge you to park in their open space spots out the back - ridiculous!!!
* Expensive breakfast - we didn't bother.

Tip: If you have a hire car it is worth drive to Liechtenstein, it has amazing scenery.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2008

After getting off at the main train station, we were both a bit surprised at the location of this hotel when we discovered that we've booked a hotel close to the wrong train station. But despite this mistake, we've got a lovely big comfortable room that overlooked the back of the hotel. We had a view of a church.
The local shops and restaurants are conveniently located less than 5 minutes walk away with the tram station. Utilising the trams, the Zurich city centre is only a short 15min ride away.
It's a nice comfortable hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2008

We were at this hotel for 2 nights. The location is great for Hallenstadion gigs and the trams go every 3-4 minutes just outside the hotel to the centrum of Zurich. The tram ride takes about 14 minutes. The trains from the Zurich airport come to Oerlikon station just 400 meters from the hotel. The Zurich public transport system is just fantastic.

No problems with the room, the people at the reception were nice.
The only negative point is the breakfast, that is just too minimal for the price: No vegetables or salads etc.
But I'd stay at this hotel again when in Zurich.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Reviewed July 15, 2008

My wife and I backpacked through Switzerland, Italy, and Greece for two weeks and this was by far the nicest room we stayed in for our entire trip. There was nothing especially wonderful about it; it was simply clean, comfortable, and had a very convenient location.

We had a view of the street from our room and a nice balcony that we could've enjoyed had we not been there for only one night. The bed was incredibly comfortable (especially by European standards!) and the room was large enough so that we didn't feel like we were tripping over our bags anytime we moved around the room.

If you're looking for a modest, comfortable stay in Zürich, this is a great place for you. It wasn't necessarily cheap (this is Switzerland, remember...you won't find anything worth staying in for a "cheap" price), but it was in a great neighborhood north of the main business district and very close to the airport. It was less than a 10-minute walk to the train station and then about a 5-minute ride on the train to either the airport or the central train station downtown.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 15, 2008

friendly staff but significant room hygiene issues. fair price but not very central. fine for short and cheap stay to do day trips to zurich and surrounding.

  • Stayed: February 2008
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Reviewed February 11, 2008

Just came back from a weekend trip in Zurich. A friend and I had booked our room with Sternen Oerlikon Hotel several months prior to traveling. However when we arrived at the hotel, they did not have the room we reserved available. Instead of a double, non-smoking room, we were told they only had single, smoking rooms left. In dealing with the mistake the staff was unfriendly and unhelpful. While, the hotel itself wsa clean and relatively close to the city center, I would not stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2008, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Sternen Oerlikon Hotel

Address: Schaffhauserstrasse 335, Zurich 8050, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#18 Family Hotel in Zurich
#21 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#25 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range: $120 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sternen Oerlikon Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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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