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“Location Slightly Out of the Way, Clean & New” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Novotel Zurich City-West

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Novotel Zurich City-West
Ranked #44 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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158 reviews
156 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Location Slightly Out of the Way, Clean & New”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2010

A very clean hotel with modern rooms overlooking a quiet square in the up and coming west side of Zurich. Plenty of restaurants nearby but the train station is a brisk 10 minute walk away. Only 8 minutes from the airport direct if you catch the right train though, and 2 from Zurich Hbf.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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central missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2009

Great comfortable rooms that were more roomy than some we have had in Europe.
This Novotel had an excellent breakfast buffet with much more food than expected.
The availability of free internet access was a plus.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2009

Great Rooms - Internet - Big Breakfast - Good beds and great shower

Stayed October 2009
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Raleigh
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2009

This was my first time to Zurich, my trip was extended 3 days and I viewed it as a treat. The bus stop to the office was right around the corner from the hotel. I could purchase a ticket at ticket station or conveniently at the hotel for $8, which is good for 24hrs and allows me to ride the bus, train and tram. Cab rides cost me as much as $35 to get to the center of the city and around $21 to get to the office which is just a 5min. bus ride away. Note that right now there is a lot of road construction in the area surrounding the hotel, which limits your walking a little bit. Understand that buses run less frequently on Saturday and Sunday. Getting to the Center of the City is just a 5 minute walk to the Tram and a < 15min. Tram ride. Make sure you bring plenty of cash or your ATM card, cost of living in Zurich is almost 2xs more expensive then Raleigh, NC.
The hotel is very clean and the staff is very friendly. Hotel room is very simple and clean, the safe is in an awkward place tough to get to and the bed is low on the floor, very comfortable. There is free internet in the room via cable, however, wireless is only available in the lobby. There's also 2 large screen apple computers in the lobby and a children's play area which includes a xBox 360. Exercise facilities are fine, if you just want a light aerobic workout - stationary bike and elliptical machine and heated pool. Not crowded at all. Reception keeps a fruit vas with apples and oranges, which is a good free snap. There are plenty of restaurants within a five minute walk housed in converted warehouses. I travel worldwide and I am not a demanding guest. As long as the hotel staff is friendly, rooms are clean and sheets are soft, good ventilation, free internet and roomy bathroom I'm happy. This will be the hotel of my choice next time I come back to Zurich.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2009

Good: hotel is clean; free (not wireless) internet in rooms, free (computers and wireless) in lobby; clean room and updated bathroom; good restaurants surrounding; 20 min walk to downtown, 5 min walk to tram (10min ride downtown) and train (10min to airport).

Not so good: located in odd, industrial zone with very little surrounding it besides restaurants and clubs; room is very basic/sparse with dated dorm-like furniture; lobby is very smokey, most of the time; staff don't seem to have much personality.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Macomb, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2009

We spent the first and last nights of a tour in this hotel, so our stay was 16 days apart. Yet both times the hotel was just great.

Rooms are modern, clean, and comfortable. Bathroom is small, but that is typical of European hotels.

They have free internet in the lobby. The breakfast was more American than European, because it included hot foods, such as eggs, sausage, etc. They even have a toaster if you want to toast your bread.

I don't think the location is very good tourists, as we did not see anything of interest around there. For us it didn't matter because we were there just for the night. I think it's more of a business hotel.

  • Stayed September 2009
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, UAE
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2009

We stayed in this hotel for two nights as part of our escorted tour to Switzerland with Cosmos. Overall it was fine with tram station just 500 meters from the hotel. Staff was friendky and room was tidy and of average size. The breakfast was great like any accor hotel. Zurich is a small city and the hotel is just few metro stations from Zurch main train station and high street. The hotel offers high speed internet for free in the lounge area.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Novotel Zurich City-West
Address: Schiffbaustrasse 13 | Am Turbinenplatz, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich > Escher Wyss
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Green Hotel in Zurich
#33 Luxury Hotel in Zurich
#37 Family Hotel in Zurich
#49 Romantic Hotel in Zurich
#57 Business Hotel in Zurich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Novotel Zurich City-West 4*
Number of rooms: 144
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Novotel Zurich City West is a 4 star hotel with 144 rooms in the fashionable Zurich West area. Close to Hardbrucke train station, Escher Wyss Platz tram station and the Technopark. A few minutes from the main railway station and the old city by tramor train. The hotel offers seven modern conference rooms with natural light. An indoor swimming pool, fitness area, bar, kids corner and a restaurant with terrace complete the package. Pay parking garage and airport shuttle (fees apply). ... more   less 
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