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ibis budget Zurich City West
Ranked #103 of 138 Hotels in Zurich
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Reviewed September 27, 2012

Location wise this is best , you have tram 4 right next to the hotel and you reach main station very easily. There is no A/c or fan in the room, we were travelling in Aug and felt very uncomfortable. We did not eat breakfast at the hotel , instead went to Migros to get some , which is very near to the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 21, 2012

I visited Zurich during early September 2012 for a last stop before going back home. This hotel is suit for a short staying as the price and quality are matched well.

The room is clean with a new condition but they dont provide you a full of bath set. (only small soaps you get)

For the direction,

Taking a Tram no. 4 from the main railway station (Hauptbahnhof) to Technopark station.
After stepping out of the train, you can go straight (pass lots of coffee, chocolate shops) and keep walking out of the station in the same direction the train arrived.

Tram 4 is the second one. When you cross the first tram track and wait for Tram no 4 at the second track, your face will turn in front of the railway staion.

After boarding, train will pass the Swiss Museum on the right side (a tall tower with green and orange tiled roofs; you can see it while waiting at the station). During the way to hotel, you can notice Migros on the right at Limmatplatz station. This means you almost reach the hotel in the next two stops.

It takes 15 minutes from railway station to Technopark. Walk back a bit when you arrive Technopark station and you will see the hotel in front of you

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

Internet connection was slow and was probably segmented as there seem to be basic as well as premium connections.

Locations was central to CBD in Zurich and not very far from Zurich train station. Rooms are clean and nice.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

For an expensive city as Zurich is, this hotel is really cheap and its geat value for the money you pay. For that price you really can find nothing. We booked a twin room which was clean with indeed double bed that had some vertical part which devides the two people inside. The distance to cental station takes 10 mins by tram #4. The tram stop is just infront the hotel and there is a ticket machine on it. Better buy 24 hour ticket as it cost as much as 2 single journeys tickets. Zürich Hardbrücke railway station is 200 meters away and we get off directly on it when arrived and took train S-16 from Zurich airport. Etap offers free wi-fi which was very nice. Also you can order food there and to get an adapter from the reception if you need it. Everything was good, no complains at all.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 9, 2012

It's a very basic hotel, the rooms are small, but it had everything I needed, the front desk was friendly and helpful, and the price is right. I got a kick out of all the design innovations calculated to minimize cost and maintenance (interesting layout for sink, hole instead of knob for the shower door, etc). This place ended up being cheaper than the youth hostel for my family. Breakfast (11 CHF extra, free for kids) was great, and also they have large circular tables that seat at least 10 or so, where you have a chance to meet some fellow travelers.

Some suggestions:
The fruity smelling cleaner used in the hallway smells far too strong - tone it down a bit.
The wifi setup is confusing. It worked the first 2 days, then I had a problem (invalid for location or something). I ended up just not doing wifi, could probably have consulted with the front desk but didn't bother since I didn't particularly need wifi just then.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
2  Thank SunInHawaii
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

Zurich being an expensive city to stay in (looking at accommodation prices in the metropolitan area) this hotel was a refreshing change. As the hotel says, it’s no frills basics but we were pleasantly surprised at our room. We arrived at the Etap very late at night and just missed the last train from the airport to the train station.

The Hotel is very conveniently located near one of the main train stations which has a direct service from zurich airport. If all went to plan we could have caught the train from the airport train station and then disembarked at the train station near etap (only 5 -10 minutes by train) and then walk 5 minutes to the hotel. The whole area is safe. The etap hotel is located in a relatively new area of zurich, in the technoaprk precinct. Around the hotel there are very modern buildings and also the hotel ibis and novotel are within the same complex as the etap hotel.

The rooms are very nice, fresh modern and green and white in colour. It’s quite simple but has all the amenities one would want when travelling. Only drawback is the awkwardness of having the toilet in a small room which is mounted to the wall and is quite high. For people that are shorter you may need to have a ini ladder to go to the loo (only joking- but it is quite high). Also the toilet door is not to the floor and other colleagues who may be in your room can hear what’s going on. Feels bit awkward to have the toilet room not fully separated from the sleeping quarters. But other than that the room is very good. We booked a twin room and we managed to get this for around 100 Swiss franc a night.

The breakfast a bit disappointing. You pay an extra 12 swiss francs for a limited selection each . We soon found out that prices in Switzerland are quite high and had to bare the price of the breakfast we were offered. It was good but nothing special. Putting this into context, you are staying in a budget hotel, so expectations are met in this sense.

Overall our stay was pleasant and we were happy with our room. The main advantage of choosing the etap hotel is the location and its surroundings which is just across the road from all the major transport (such as trams and train). In all If I were to travel to zurich again, I would definitely select the etap hotel for my stay as it offers good value, service and comfort for a country where finding value can be hard to come by

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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4  Thank anth0888
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Reviewed September 5, 2012

A nice hotel for a reasonable price and close to downtown. The tram stop is directly outside of the hotel and very efficient! The room was small but again for the price you can't go wrong unless you have a lot of luggage. The concierge was extremely helpful and you can pay a bit more for breakfast if you'd like.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Technoparkstrasse 2 | 8005 Zurich, Zurich 8005, Switzerland
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Location: Switzerland > Canton of Zurich > Zurich
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Zurich
#16 Green Hotel in Zurich
Price Range: $77 - $125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1 star — ibis budget Zurich City West 1*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Das ibis budget Zurich City-West befindet sich in der Nahe der Autobahn A1 Richtung Zurich City, 10 Min. Entfernt vom Hauptbahnhof und dem Stadtzentrum. Der Flughafen Zurich-Kloten ist 9 km vom Hotel entfernt. Das Hotel verfugt uber 160 renovierte Zimmer mit zentral geregeltem Air-Cooling System, WiFi-Zugang, Restaurants in der Umgebung und kostenpflichtigem Parking. ... more   less 
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