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Leoneck Swiss Hotel
Ranked #45 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
east yorkshire
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“crazy cow great hotel”
Reviewed September 17, 2008

stayed in the leoneck hotel (crazy cow) and found it very friendly and quirky, very clean and had a good resturant what served chips in minature shopping trolleys! parking was under the hotel but limited spaces, stated when booking space needed and got one no problem would definatly stay again

  • Liked — quirkiness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2006, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2008

the hotel is an okay 3-star hotel in a relatively central location. i stayed there for 4 nights in June - a small room with a decent queen size bed and not much other space. there was no AC so i opened the windows for some fresh air, having the light curtains stretched throughout. well, a whole flee of bugs entered the room and there was no way they were leaving. some of those bugs were huge! given the small room space, they were basically circling around the bed. i went to the reception to ask for a bug spray - they looked at me like i was crazy, gave me 'some' spray, i went back and sprayed the bugs - too bad the spray was NOT effective! i ended up no sleeping that night... for this price, i would have expected AT LEAST window screens!!!!!

don't ruin your stay - avoid this place!

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — everything
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
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Thank travel00911
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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2008

This hotel's best quality is its friendly staff.
The rooms are nice, the bathrooms too.
If breakfast is not included in the stay, don't bother to pay the extra 16CHF for the Crazy Cow buffet. Instead, head up the street towards the University or down to Central for a Starbucks coffee.

  • Liked — Friendly staff and location
  • Disliked — The interior and breakfast buffet
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Fredrik H
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2008

Everyone has commented about the cow theme. It's nice that this hotel has done something a little different to have some character.

The Leoneck is a great bargain for Zurich. It is minutes walking or by metro (1 stops from the center and 2 from the railway station). It's just up a small hill out of the hubbub. In the day, I could hear birds chirping outside my window. The room had big windows. it was spotless, the bathroom was big, the bed was comfy. It had a safe, but no mini-bar. Breakfast wasn't too expensive (16 CHF) for Zurich, but a bit on the meager side. The front desk staff were patient and helpful. I'd like to see a bigger TV in the room.

  • Liked — Location, comfort, helpful staff, cow theme
  • Disliked — 13 inch TV set
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled solo
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1 Thank PortOfCall99
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed June 4, 2008

I stayed at Hotel Leoneck for 2 nights and enjoyed my stay. I found the staff to be quite friendly and the hotel to be very close to everything. Note: if you are coming from the station with suitcases, it is up quite a big hill!... it is easily walk-able though and only takes about 10 minutes.

I was surprised to find my room to be of quite a big size as I had heard all the rooms in Zurich were tiny. I had plenty of space for my suitcase and to spreadout! The bathroom was much smaller, but completely adequate.

One problem I had was that the trams were quite noisy until late at night and early in the morning. My room wasn't even at the front of the hotel and I found the noise fairly bad. Earplugs did help though and I was able to sleep.

  • Liked — Very cute cow-theme, and very close to everything
  • Disliked — Small bathroom
  • Stayed May 2008, traveled solo
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1 Thank MzPink
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London,
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145 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2008

We spent three nights here on a choir tour, and didn't find anything much wrong. It was clean and comfortable, the staff were efficient, polite and fluent English-speakers, and the location was excellent: a bit uphill, but then Zuerich isn't entirely flat! - the centre is downhill from the hotel, but if you go uphill for a few minutes you come to a good viewpoint in front of the University. Unlike one reviewer, we have had far worse hotel breakfasts (especially in Italy) - once you got used to the system (boil your own eggs, cut your own bread, etc.), there's plenty of fairly good stuff to eat, and nobody counts how many times you go back! We didn't eat anything but breakfast there, but from what we saw other people eating it looked good basic bratwurst-style.

All right, one quibble: the edredon (duvet, or whatever) was not quite big enough for the bed, so there were silent battles for it in the wee small hours. Also, we were mildly amused by the Crazy Cow motifs, but I can imagine them getting up some people's noses.

All right, it isn't 5-star service, but then it's a 2-star hotel, and pretty good for the price.

NB: it's only a 10 minute walk from the main station, but uphill, and the shortest way is via an awful lot of steps. So if you are not young, fit and without luggage, take the tram (No. 10 or 6, to Haldenegg - 2 stops) - after having got a ZuerichCard at the station or the airport for 17 CHF. That will give you 24 hours unlimited public transport, plus a free aperitif in a number of named restaurants.

  • Stayed May 2008
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1 Thank Osipovich
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Toronto, ON
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2008

This hotel is one of the cheaper places to stay in Zurich. It is very close to Zurich Main Station, and you can walk down to the water and shops in very little time (<5min). Very good value hotel - don't expect luxury because you aren't paying for luxury. Rooms are clean, beds are comfortable, linens are decent, breakfast not the best but edible. Location is great. I would definitely stay here again!

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — No Free Internet
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank yesiaminterested
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Property: Leoneck Swiss Hotel
Address: Leonhardstrasse 1, Zurich 8001, 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:
Ranked #45 of 139 Hotels in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Leoneck Swiss Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Leoneck Swiss Hotel is decorated in a fancy ethnic design and is located at a prime location in the center of Zurich. A 6-minute walk from the train station, the Bahnhofstrasse, the banking district, the University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the major hospitals. Leoneck Swiss Hotel has 81 modern non-smoking rooms, all equipped with bath and shower. Internet is available free of charge throughout the hotel and the rooms are all furnished with air conditioning and a tablet PC. Telephone calls within Switzerland are also included. Parking space is available on request for a Price of CHF 25,- per night. In our small garden you can relax during summer time and enjoy drinks for our Restaurant Crazy Cow. In our restaurant Crazy Cow we spoil our guests with a rich American breakfast buffet, business lunches and a large choice of Swiss specialties for dinner - modern interpreted. We look forward to welcome you! Direct tramway nr 6, 7, 10 and 15, stop "Haldenegg" directly beside hotel, to airport (30 min), main railway station (5 min) and trade fair (20 min). ... more   less 
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